|Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution|
American Revolutionary War Patriot
Andrew Lytle Jr (1762-1855) was born in Ireland in 1762. He first settled in Pennsylvania and then moved to Salem. New York. Lytle served as a major in the New York Militia stationed in Washington County. According to a newspaper article, Lytle's father Andrew Sr., also served in the Revolution.
Andrew Lytle Jr moved to Wisconsin in 1838, with his son Adam, and died at age 93, on September 7, 1855. He is buried in the small United Presbyterian Cemetery located in Section 32, Town of Yorkville, Racine County-about four miles north of Union Grove. The cemetery is small and well kept and next to the road.
To get to the cemetery take Highway 45 north out of Union Grove, go three miles to County A, take A about one mile west to Raynor Avenue. Go north on Raynor about one-forth mile. The cemetery is on the west side of the road. Lytle's grave is near the back center. There are two markers-a flat family marker somewhat sunken into the turf, and a bronze government marker with a SAR medallion attached.
GPS coordinates -- N42.73014°; W088.07226°
(Portions reprinted from Solders of the American Revolution Buried in Wisconsin by Robert G. Carroon, who was Curator of Research Collections for the Milwaukee Country Historical Society in 1975.)