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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon737.html


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Herndon, John Rowan (ca. 1806-?).

"Row" Herndon was a brother of James A. Herndon and a cousin of WHH. With his brother he operated a general store in New Salem in 1832 before selling his interest to AL. Herndon left New Salem in 1833 following the death of his first wife, who was killed by a gun he accidentally discharged. He moved first to Island Grove in Sangamon County; by 1840 he was living in Adams County, Illinois, at Columbus, where he was a butcher, operated a small farm, and apparently also served as a constable. (Benjamin P. Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem [Springfield, Ill., 1934]; Federal Census, Adams County, 1840, 1850, 1860; Quincy; letter from Wayne Temple, September 6, 1994)

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon737.html
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