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Militia Veterans

Remember our Clark County patriots. Some lie in national cemeteries. Some sleep in hometown graves. Some never made it home. But all have something in common. They made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country, our freedom and our quality of life.

Militia Veterans

Essary, John- He was born 7/5/1744 in Delaware Co., PA. He was a lieutenant in the Delaware Co. (PA) Militia, listed on the company rolls 8/7/1798. He came to Clark Co., IL., c1819, from Jefferson Co., KY. He died 11/17/1828. He also served in the Revolutionary War (See Revolutionary War soldiers).

Shaw, Joseph- He was born 12/25/1773, in PA. He moved to Jefferson Co., KY. He commanded Kentucky troops in 1791 during Gen. St. Clair's campaign against the Indians in western Ohio. Another record has him on the roster of Isaac Robert's Regiment of Militia, as a captain of his own company. The regiment served in the territory south of the Ohio in 1794. He participated in several engagements with the Indians on the Miami River, as well as with Gen. Harrison at the battle of Tippecanoe, 11/7/1811. He later lived in Clark Co., IN., and Knox Co., IN. before settling in Clark Co., IL., in 1818. He lived on a farm in Walnut Prairie from 1818 to October, 1847, before moving to Marshall. He was elected county commissioner 4/26/1819. He died in February, 1848. He was wounded and scarred during a battle at Fort Wayne, IN., fighting against the Indians.

Unsell, Frederick- He served under Genl. St. Clair in 1791, in 1788 or 1789 and was living in Harrison Co VA. For more, read about him on the Revolutionary War rosters.

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