Chickering, John W.
Born: 1810-XX-XX Massachusetts
Chickering moved to Alton, Illinois, in 1835, and started a law practice. He was one of the defenders of Elijah P. Lovejoy's abolitionist
W. T. Norton, ed., Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois and Its People 1812 to 1912 (Chicago: Lewis, 1912), 1:69, 74, 418; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 1 May 1839, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Ward 1, Chicago , Cook County, IL, 122; For Chickering's cases opposing Lincoln, search, "Chickering, John W.," under participants, 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.