Edwards, Ninian, 1775-1833

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Dates:
Birth 1775-03-17
Death 1833-07-20

Biographical notes:

Edwards was governor of Illinois. Sloane was a representative from Ohio.

From the description of Letter : Belleville, Ill., to [John] Sloan[e], Ohio, 1828 Oct. 25. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52249240

From the description of Letter : Belleville, Ill., to [John] Sloan[e], Ohio, 1828 Oct. 25. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 83279239

Lawyer, judge; Kentucky state representative, 1796-1797; governor, Illinois Territory, 1809-1818; Illinois senator, 1818-1824; Illinois governor, 1826-1831.

From the description of Letters, 1813, 1825. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 29888343

From the description of Papers, 1800-1835. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 29888350

From the description of Letter: Belleville, Ill., to Ninian Wirt Edwards, Lexington, Ky., 1833 Feb. 9. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 29888323

From the description of Document: Belleville, Illinois, 1836 Aug. 8. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 29888308

Edwards was Illinois territorial governor (1809-1818), U.S. senator (1818-1824), and governor (1826-1830).

From the description of Papers, 1811, 1819, 1831. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 697839156

From the description of Application for land purchase, October 9, 1829. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 698775127

Superintendant of Indian Affairs in Illinois from August 1811 through December 1815. Also owned a gereral store in Belleville, Illinois.

From the description of Day book, 1811-1815, 1830-1831. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 49047499

Territorial governor of Illinois.

From the description of Letter, 1812 July 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122434141

Lawyer, governor of Illinois Territory, and U.S. senator and governor of the state of Illinois.

Born in 1775 in Maryland, and educated at Dickinson College, Ninian Edwards moved in 1795 to Kentucky, where he practiced law and entered state politics. President Madison appointed Edwards governor of the new Illinois Territory in 1809 and he held office until 1818, when the territory became a state. During the War of 1812, Edwards was active in securing the defense of Illinois against Indian incursions. He raised and personally supported mounted militia companies to patrol the perimeters of settlement and led an offensive against the Indians near Peoria in 1812. Following service as a U.S. senator, 1818-1824, and as governor, 1826-1830, Edwards died of cholera in Belleville, Ill., July 20, 1833.

From the description of Ninian Edwards letters, 1813-1814. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34647775

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Subjects:

  • General stores--Illinois--Belleville
  • Indians of North America--Government relations
  • Potawatomi Indians--19th century
  • Patronage, Political
  • Law--Study and teaching
  • Lawyers--19th century
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Indians of North America--19th century
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Sources
  • Lawyers--18th century
  • Indians of North America
  • Governor
  • Real property
  • Indians of North America--Wars--1812-1815--Sources
  • Account books
  • Politicians--19th century
  • Politicians--18th century
  • Military service, Voluntary--History--19th century--Sources
  • Indians of North America--Government relations--19th century

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Places:

  • Belleville (Ill.) (as recorded)
  • Prairie du Chien (Wis.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Logan County (Ky.) (as recorded)
  • Illinois Territory (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Illinois Territory (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Northwest, Old (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)