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Furr, Argyle W.

Born: 1817 Kentucky

Flourished: Illinois

Furr served as a surgeon's assistant in a volunteer infantry unit during the Mexican War. In 1850, he was a physician living in Sangamon County, and owned $1,600 in real property. In 1851, Furr was appointed as a director of the Sangamon County Agricultural Society. Furr retained Lincoln & Herndon, in 1852, and sued Wiley Crafton in an action of debt in the Sangamon County Circuit Court. By 1860, he had relocated to Christian County, owning $600 in real property. During the Civil War, Furr served as a farrier for the Seventh Illinois Cavalry from 1861 to 1864.

Abraham Lincoln to Peter Hagner; Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 223; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 1 July 1851, 2:2; Furr v. Crafton, 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://lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=138941; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Assumption, Christian County, IL, 811.