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Published by Pierre Menard Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Petersburg,, Illinois Imogene Weaver Vogt, Chapter Regent
610 No. 9th
Petersburg, Il
Compiled by Lois D. Forden
Historian and Librarian
415 S. 9th
Petersburg, Il 62675

Transcribed by: Jeanie Lowe.


Born: October 23, 1761 in Augusta County, Virginia.
Died: August 16, 1836 at Sangamon (now Menard) County, Illinois.
Married: (1) __________ Logan, (2) Millie ___________ .
Buried: In Irish Grove Cemetery, Menard County, Illinois.

Children of Robert Rayburn:

Milton: born August 25, 1799, married Jane Barnett.
Jane: married Nathen Barnett

The Soldier, Robert Rayburn was allowed pension on his application executed September 2, 1833, then residing in Sangamon (now Menard) County, Illinois.
While residing in Augusta County, Virginia, he enlisted and served as a private in the Virginia Troops, as follows: From April 15, 1777 or 1778, two and one half months in Captain William Kincaids Company, was stationed at Fort Nutter and out in several scouting parties; from January 10, 1781 in Captain John Given's and Cameron's Companies, Colonel Sampson Mathew's Regiment, was in two skirmishes near Portsmouth, Virginia, and was discharged April 18, 1781; from in July, 1781 in Captain Thomas Rankin or Dickey's Company, Colonel William Boyer's Regiment, was in the battle of Jamestown, was discharged in September 1781.
Robert Rayburn moved from Augusta County, Virginia in 1783 to Lincoln County, Kentucky, in 1804 or 1805; moved to Cumberland County, Kentucky, in 1815 to Adair County, Kentucky, and in 1831 to Sangamon (now Menard) County, Illinois.

References: Pension claim No. 532463, DAR Patriot Index, Illinois State Archives Roll of Honor, NSDAR Report, Illinois DAR Report and National No. 334464, No. 172270, No. 67533 & No. 89698.


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