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Revolutionary War Veteran - Union Grove, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 40.383 W 088° 03.026
16T E 413927 N 4725043
Quick Description: This marker is located in the Union Grove Cemetery on US-45 in Union Grove, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2008 8:21:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM4M2N
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 16

Long Description:
"REVOLUTIONARY WAR
VETERAN
Resting in this cemetery is a Militia veteran who fought in the American Revolutionary War of 1776-1783. In the last years of his life, he moved to Wisconsin and helped found what is now known as the Union Grove Congregational Church. He served as the church's first librarian.

Revolutionary War patriot Phineas Cadwell was born in Hartford, Connecticut on February 28, 1757. In 1776, at age 19, he enlisted with the 18th Regiment, Connecticut Militia. Cadwell was discharged with the rank of Corporal on March 6, 1780.
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ERECTED IN 2004
FROM CONTRIBUTIONS BY THE WISCONSIN SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND DIRECT DESCENDENTS OF CORPORAL CADWELL"
"REVOLUTIONARY WAR
VETERAN
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Phineas Cadwell married Eleanor Heydon on Christmas Day, 1780. They lived in Harwinton, Connecticut and kept an inn. They had four children.
In 1801, they moved to New York where he farmed and taught school until, at age 70, he became blind. Eleanor died in 1841 and nine years later, at age 93, Phineas moved to the town of Yorkville in Wisconsin.
In 1856, Cadwell was given a government land grant of 160 acres in recognition of his war service. He died the next year on February 11th, just 17 days short of his 100th birthday.
WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY"
County: Racine

Location: Other

MarkerID: 490

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