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Gouge, Jesse W.

Born: 1803 Pennsylvania

Died: 1851 Macon County, Illinois

Flourished: Macon County, Illinois

Gouge was living in Macon County, Illinois in 1835, when he began purchasing tracts of land in said county. He married Parthena Martin in 1837. Gouge represented Macon County in the Illinois House of Representatives after the previous representative, William G. Reddick died in November of 1838, and served until 1840. In 1850 Gouge was still living in Macon County, owning $2,000 in real estate.

Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Macon County, 145:51, 86, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Macon County, 22 June 1837, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 207; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Macon County, IL, 135; Gravestone, Crum Cemetery, Harristown, IL.