Burtle, James

Born: 1811-05-25 Kentucky

Died: 1851-01-26 Sangamon County, Illinois

Alternate name: Birtle

Burtle married Elizabeth Gatton, and the couple raised six children in Sangamon County, Illinois. In 1850, James Burtle was a farmer and owned real property valued at $1,200. Prior to his death in 1851, he was a constable.

Gravestone, Saint Bernard Cemetery, Glenarm, IL; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 162; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 136; Enyart v. McAtee, 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), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=138827.