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Coffman, Moses

Born: 1801-1810

Flourished: 1836-1841 Springfield, Illinois

Coffman moved to Springfield, Illinois, sometime before 1836. In 1840 he had three other people in his household. On November 24, Abraham Lincoln nominated Coffman as Door Keeper of the Illinois House of Representatives, although he was not the successful candidate. Coffman supported the removal of the state capital to Springfield in 1838 and was a delegate to the 1840 Sangamon County Whig Convention.

Hawthorn v. Wooldridge, 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=139241; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Sangamon County, IL, 13; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 6 March 1840, 2:7, 27 November 1840, 2:6; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 287.