Beaucoup Creek DAR Chapter

Pinckneyville, Illinois

Grave Markings and Honors


Gifts for Veterans

A brick honoring chapter member Geraldine Moss. The brick is part of the wall surrounding the Women in Military Service statue in front of the Brehm Library in Mt. Vernon.

Lewis Wells marker














The grave of Revolutionary War patriot Lewis Wells was marked at the McElvain Cemetery, Saint Johns, Perry County, Illinois. Wells was a soldier in Colonel Thomas Brandon's Regiment, South Carolina troops. Latitude: 37.99560; Longitude: -89.28640

Ann Rigdon Preston
 














The grave of Anna Rigdon Preston, wife of Revolutionary War patriot Daniel Preston, was marked at the Rittenhouse Cemetery near Freeburg, Illinois. The cemetery is on private property. Daniel Preston provided patriotic service. Latitude: 38.478890; Longitude: -89.947780

Lacy Lucy Quick















The grave of Daniel Preston's daughter, Lacy (Lucy), was also marked at the Rittenhouse Cemetery near Freeburg, Illinois.

Leonard and Barbara Lipe















The graves of Leonard and Barbara (Wentz) Lipe were marked at the Nine Mile Baptist Cemetery in DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois. He was a soldier in Captains Hutchinson and Martin's companies, North Carolina troops. Latitude: 38.06000, Longitude: -89.27080

Chief Jean Baptiste Ducoigne


















Chief Jean Baptiste Ducoigne was born in 1750 to a French father and a Tamoroa Indian mother. At the young age of 17, he was named the chief of the Kaskaskia Indian tribe. During his time as chief, he played an active role in the Revolutionary War by making trips from Illinois Country to Virginia to meet with Thomas Jefferson and General Marquis de Lafayette. He was also instrumental in negotiating treaties with the government to secure land for the Chaokias, Tamaroas and Kaskaskia Indian tribes. The city of DuQuoin is named in honor of him. The Beaucoup Creek Chapter honored him with this marker in the Old DuQuoin Cemetery, Perry County, Illinois. Latitude: 37.97420, Longitude: -89.19860

Jane Beggs marker















Mary Bell marker

The graves of Mary Bell and her sister, Jane (Bell) Beggs, were marked in the Swanwick Cemetery, Swanwick, Perry County, Illinois. The sisters were the daughters of Revolutionary War patriot, John Bell. Latitude N38.16397, Longitude W89.52823