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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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McNamar, John (1801-79).

John McNamar, using the alias McNeil, was one of the first merchants at New Salem, engaging in a partnership with Samuel Hill in 1830. He sold out in 1832 to return to New York with the intention of bringing his parents to Illinois. McNamar and Ann Rutledge were engaged to be married, but in part because of his

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long delay in returning, Rutledge became engaged to AL. While living with her parents on a farm owned by McNamar, Ann Rutledge died shortly before his return from the East in 1835. McNamar was married by 1840 and lived in the area of New Salem for the rest of his life. (Federal Census, Menard County, 1840, 1850, 1860; Illustrated Atlas Map of Menard County; History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois; Walsh)

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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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