England, George

Born: 1811 Tennessee

Died: 1874-03-12

England married Susan Lewis on December 23, 1840, in Menard County, Illinois, where he lived before moving to Havana. Abraham Lincoln was England's attorney in a case in Menard County Circuit Court and in an appeal at the Illinois Supreme Court. In 1850, he was a farmer living in Mason County, where he owned $1,600 in real property. By 1860, he was making his living as a trader in Havana.

Gravestone, Fullerton Cemetery, Havana, IL; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Menard County, 23 December 1840, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Mason County, IL, 198; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Mason County, IL, 483; Ferguson v. England and England v. Clark, 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=135037; http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=135044.