Marker 492: Soldiers of the American Revolution (Elisha Raymond/Lot Search/Rufus Carter/Ebenezer Whiting)

© Photographed May 19, 2013 and October 11, 2015
Erected 2005 by Wisconsin State Historical Society,
Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution, and
George Washington Endowment Found
Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin
42° 43.186′ N, 87° 48.869′ W
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SOLDIERS OF THE
AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Three American Revolution patriots rest in this cemetery. A fourth soldier is also recognized here.

Elisha Raymond was born in 1761. In 1776, at age 15, he enlisted in the Rhode Island Militia and completed seven tours of duty. In 1835, he moved to Racine where he died in 1842.

Lot Search served for short periods from 1777-1779. Born in 1762, Search first enlisted at age 15. He served in three New Jersey regiments and fought at Monmouth. In 1843, he moved to Racine and died in 1851.
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At Age 19, Rufus Carver joined the militiamen and marched to Cambridge following the Battle of Lexington in 1775. He also was at the Battle of Breed’s Hill. Around 1838, Carver and his family moved to East Troy, where he died at the age of 85.

Ebenezer Whiting was born in 1761 in New York. He served one year in a Massachusetts regiment. Whiting died in Racine in 1836 and was buried in the Root River Cemetery. His exact gravesite has never been found.
The marker is located in Mound Cemetery, 1147 West Boulevard, Racine, Wisconsin 53403. The marker can be reached from the 12th Street entrance to the cemetery, north of the intersection of 12th Street and Washington Avenue. The above coordinates will take you directly to the marker location.

This marker is included in the Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution Revolutionary War Graves Project.

WISSR Dedicates State Historical Marker at Mound Cemetery in Racine / Four Patriots are Honored (September 17, 2005) 

Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution: Elisha Raymond (1761-1842)

Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution: Lot Search (1762-1851)

Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution: Rufus Carver (1755-1840)

Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution: Ebenezer Whiting (1761-1836)

Wisconsin Revolutionary War Patriots (click on "Patriot Book" for alphabetical listing and short biography of each veteran).



 Ebenezer Whiting is buried a few rows away from the marker location.
See also, In Memory of Ebenezer Whiting.


 Rufus Carver is buried a few rows away from the marker location.
See also, Gravesite of Rufus Carver.


Rufus Carver's headstone.

Facing the marker after driving into the cemetery

Facing the entrance to the cemetery (on the other side of the bridge)

Nearby cemetery statue

 The entrance to Mound Cemetery, in Racine, Wisconsin.

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