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Elkin, Thomas C.

Born: 1816-09-16 Xenia, Ohio

Died: 1898-10-12 Springfield, Illinois

Flourished: 1825-1898 Springfield, Illinois

Son of William F. Elkin, Thomas moved from Indiana to Springfield, Illinois, with his parents and siblings in 1825. In 1843, he married Harriet C. Church, and together they had three children. In Springfield, Elkin was employed as a dry-goods merchant and a clerk. Politically, he was a Whig.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 281-82; Whig City Meeting; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 123; Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 13 October 1898, 6:3.