Born: 1808 Kentucky
Flourished: 1833-1834 Menard County, Illinois
Alternate name: Gumm
By 1831, Gum lived in Sangamon County, Illinois, where he married Matilda Goody. They settled in a part of the county that would later become Menard County. Gum was a farmer; by 1860, he owned $6,000 worth of land.
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 27 January 1831, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Menard County, IL, 291; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 91.