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American Revolution Soldiers Buried in Northwestern Misouri
 
Samuel Elgin  
Missouri Society Sons of the American Revolution

Samuel Elgin Grave Marker
Samuel Elgin Grave Marker

Patriot Samuel Elgin assisted in establishing American Independence as a Private in Captain Hanson and Harrison’s Company, Colonel Ewing’s Regiment, Maryland Militia.  He enlisted at a Flying Camp authorized by the Continental Congress for the middle colonies in the summer of 1776.  His service is documented in his pension application S16783 at the U.S. National Archives & Records Administration.  He received a pension starting 4 March 1831 for his service. 
 
 
Samuel was born 5 July 1758 in Charles County, Maryland and died 27 December 1844 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri.  He is buried at the Columbia Cemetery which is a public cemetery located at 30 East Broadway, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri at coordinates: N38 56' 57.84" W94 20' 11.04".  He has a military tombstone which has been marked by DAR Columbian Chapter.  It is gravesite #3 on the cemetery’s walking map, located west of the intersection of Russell and Rollins.


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