Carlin, William H.

Born: 1818-XX-XX Illinois

Died: 1865-09-23 Adams County, Illinois

Flourished: Adams County, Illinois

William H. Carlin was a farmer, attorney, and state legislator. In November 1846, Carlin married Rebecca Gill in Marion County, Missouri. In 1850, Carlin was farming in Fabius Township, Marion County, and owned real property valued at $7,500. Carlin and his family subsequently moved to Quincy, Illinois, where he earned admission to the Illinois bar and opened a law practice. In 1853, Carlin was among the incorporators of the Quincy Gas Light and Coke Company. In 1854, he won election, as a Democrat, to the Illinois Senate, representing Adams County in that body from January 1855 to February 1857. In 1860, Carlin was practicing law and living in Quincy's Second Ward. He owned real property valued at $20,000 and had a personal estate of $1,000.

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