Christy, Samuel C.

Born: 1791-1800

Flourished: Saint Clair County, Illinois

Christy was an early storekeeper in St. Clair County, Illinois, and in St. Louis. In 1822, he married Melanie Jarrott in St. Clair County. From 1831 to 1834, he served as the postmaster at the settlement called Wiggins Ferry, which later became East St. Louis. In addition to his mercantile business, in 1832, Christy purchased a part interest in the Wiggins Ferry Company. In 1835, he was appointed a commissioner of the State Bank of Illinois.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, St. Clair County, 15 July 1822, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; An Act to Incorporate the Subscribers to the Bank of the State of Illinois; History of St. Clair County, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1881), 337; U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), St. Clair County, IL, 161; Robert A. Tyson, History of East St. Louis (East St. Louis, IL: John Haps, 1875), 21; Newton Bateman, Paul Selby, A. S. Wilderman, and A. A. Wilderman, eds., Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of St. Clair County, 2 vols. (Chicago: Munsell, 1907), 2:759.