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Farmer, Carrollton, Illinois; soldier, War of 1812, Black Hawk War; Illinois state senator, 1824-1832; Illinois governor, 1838-1842. From the description of Legal documents, 1839-1842, 1851. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28106756 From the description of Letter : Quincy, [Ill.], to W[illia]m A.J. Russell, Bluffdale, [Ill.], 1842 Feb. 19. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28106739 From the description of Letter: ...
Thomas Carlin (1789-1852), Democratic Governor of Illinois (1838-1842), was born in Fayette Co., Ky. on July 18, 1789. His family moved to St. Louis, Mo. where Carlin assummed the family's financial support following the death of his father. Despite limited resources, Carlin managed to receive a decent education and in 1812, he moved to Illinois. He served in the War of 1812, participating in Gov. Edwards' Lake Peoria expedition (1812) and General Howard's defense of the region between the Illin...