REV WAR VETERAN

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Cemetery, People
Location
38 Peck Rd, Hilton, NY 14468, USA
Lat/Long
43.243507, -77.736804
Grant Recipient
Town of Greece, Office of the Town Historian
Historic Marker

REV WAR VETERAN

Inscription

REV WAR VETERAN
PVT. JONATHAN WILKINSON,
1748-1835, BURIED HERE.
SERVED 1779-1781 WITH
COL. JEDUTHAN BALDWIN'S
REGIMENT OF ARTIFICERS.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2019

American Revolutionary War Veteran, Jonathan Wilkinson, is interred here. During the American Revolution, many colonists from different walks of life joined together to fight against the British. From 1779 to 1781 Wilkinson served with Col. Jeduthan Baldwin’s Regiment of Artificers. According to the National Archives, artificers were “skilled artisans and mechanics who kept military equipment in good working order so the troops could operate effectively.” After the war, Wilkinson returned to civilian life and eventually came to reside in New York. On January 20, 1835 he passed away at the age of 87, and was buried in the North Greece Cemetery.