Flourished: Menard County, Illinois
In 1836, Elmore was living in Sangamon County, Illinois, when he purchased a section of land that would later be subsumed into Menard County. In 1847, Elmore was a witness in a case that Abraham Lincoln litigated. Elmore lived in Menard County until at least 1848.
Petition of John Hines and Others to the Sangamon County Commissioners’ Court; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Menard County, 69:154, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Bale v. Brown, 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=141603.