Constant, William

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

Constant came to Illinois in 1824 and settled in Sangamon County, Illinois, east of Springfield. In 1830, he had twelve other individuals living in his household. Constant volunteered for service in the Black Hawk War, serving as a surgeon's mate in both the 1831 and 1832 campaigns. He farmed in eastern Sangamon County until his death.

Joseph Wallace, Past and Present of the City of Springfield and Sangamon County, Illinois, 2 vols. (Chicago, IL: S. J. Clarke, 1904), 1:760; U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Sangamon County, IL, 184; Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, 2 vols., vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:56, 79, 171, 173, 174.