Harrell, Landy

In 1830, Harrell was one of two dozen men called to serve as petit jurors in the Macon County Circuit Court, and he served as a grand juror the following year in the same court. Harrell served on the first board of trustees for the city of Decatur in 1836, and operated a tavern on the courthouse square in Decatur. In 1840 Harrell had fifteen other persons in his household.

John W. Smith, History of Macon County, Illinois, from its Organization to 1876 (Springfield, IL: Rokker's, 1876), 47-48, 221; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Macon County, IL, 8; Jane Martin Johns, Personal Recollections of Early Decatur, Abraham Lincoln, Richard J. Oglesby, and the Civil War (Decatur, IL: Decatur Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1912), 256.