Document: Vandalia, Ill., 1835 Aug. 12.
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From Jacksonville, Illinois, sixth governor of the state, had previously served in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the state legislature, and U.S. Congress. Born in Paris, Kentucky, came to Illinois, where his brother Matthew was the publisher of the Kaskaskia "Herald", after the War of 1812. He married Elizabeth Caldwell Smith in 1828 and the couple moved to Jacksonville, Ill. Duncan had been quite wealthy, but due to financial problems within the state and a corrupt relative, he died leav...
At various times Matheny was the clerk of the commissioners court and a justice of the peace for Sangamon County, Illinois. From the description of Marriage license, November 20, 1833. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 642688473 At various times Matheny was the clerk of the commissioners court and a justice of the peace in Sangamon County, Illinois. From the description of Marriage license, January 28, 1832. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential...