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Upcoming Ceremony For Revolutionary War Vet

There will be a ceremony on Friday morning at 8 AM at Donner Cemetery for a Christian County Revolutionary War Soldier. Private Jonathan Hicklin was born in Virginia in 1756.  He fought in Kentucky where he was well acquainted with Daniel Boone and moved to Indiana in 1813. Later in life he moved to Christian County where he died on February 14th, 1858. He is buried at Donner Cemetery, just west of Owaneco. 


On Sunday afternoon, October 10, 1965, at the Donner Cemetery, two miles west of Owaneco, Peter Meyer Chapter DAR dedicated the recently erected monument and bronze DAR plaque at the grave of Jonathan Hicklin, the county's only known soldier of the American Revolution. The dedication service was conducted by Mrs. John Funk, regent, and Mrs. Russell Jellison, chaplain, reading from the DAR ritual and placing a floral tribute at the monument, which bears the following inscription: "Jonathan Hicklin, Kentucky, Pvt. Hall's Regt., Kentucky Cavalry January 22, 1756 - February 14, 1858"

The cemetery is located at N 1500 East Road (County Road 8) Owaneco, Illinois 62555.


Picture courtesy: Vauna Snyder Crowder

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