Marshall County


LEMUEL GAYLORD was born February 14, 1765, in Bristol county, Connecticut; died November 17, 1854, and is buried in Cumberland cemetery, Evans township, Marshall county, Illinois. Lemuel Gaylord's father was killed in the famous massacre of Wyoming, July, 1778. His mother at once started for her old home in Connecticut, suffering untold hardships on the way. Three years after her return, Lemuel enlisted, serving as ensign in Col. Roger Enos' company. After the war he removed to Illinois, settling in what is now Marshall county. Kathryn Gaylord, his mother, was the first Revolutionary heroine, for whom a public monument was erected, and the Bristol Chapter, D. A. R., of Connecticut, is named in honor of Kathryn Gaylord, the mother of this hero of the American Revolution. “Connecticut in the Revolution.”

Source of extraction: "Marshall County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. page 90. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.

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