Captain James Moore & Captain John Whiteside
Posted by: BruceS
N 38° 19.403 W 090° 08.905
15S E 749281 N 4245544
Quick Description: The graves of two Revolutionary War veterans buried in Moore's Cemetery south of Bellefontaine located on the southside of Waterloo, IL.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 3/28/2006 6:59:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM9KD
Captain James Moore was born in Maryland on February 14, 1750. He recieved his commission from Governor Patrick Henry of Virginia and served under Colonel George Rogers Clark. He returned to Illinois in 1781 leading a group settling in at Bellefontaine area in what is the current town of Waterloo. He died in summer of 1788 on his farm in Bellefontaine.
Captain John Whiteside was born in Albemarle County, Virginia on April 13, 1746/7. He served in the North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War. He settled in the Whiteside Station IL, an area between present day Waterloo and Columbia IL. He died in 1817.
To get to this cemetery park at Bellefontaine and walk along the old road to the south about 1/4 of a mile. The cemetery is surrounded by a high chainlink fence with a locked gate. The graves are visible from outside the fence.
PLEASE NOTE: This category is for American Revolutionary War Veterans only. Veterans of other revolutions are not part of this category.
I have allowed one entry for a grave of British solders, but it was an exception. Please only list graves for Colonial soldiers.
Simply visit the locations. Please provide as much information as possible. Pictures would be a great addition.