Joseph Torrey & Company

City: Springfield

County: Sangamon

State: Illinois

A boot and shoe store that also sold dry goods and groceries, Joseph Torrey & Company operated from 1838 to 1842. In 1840, partner Franklin T. King resigned and Joseph Torrey ran the business himself until 1842, when he declared bankruptcy.

Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 16 June 1838, 3:6; 17 November 1838, 3:4; 2 October 1840, 3:2; 29 October 1841, 3:6; 11 March 1842, 3:4; In re Torrey, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009),; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 720.