Letter : Jacksonville, [Ill.], to Sam[ue]l Whiteside, Belleville, Ill., 1831 Dec. 26.
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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...
Lawyer, Jacksonville, Illinois; Whig politician; Illinois House of Representatives, 1836-1842; served in Black Hawk War; killed in action, Mexican War. From the description of Letter: Vandalia, [Ill.], to Daniel Webster, Washington City, D.C., 1839 Jan. 22. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33195880 From the description of Letter: Jacksonville, [Ill.], to [Joseph?] Heslep, 1840 June 25. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 331...