Herndon, John Rowan
Born: 1807-04-13 Kentucky
Died: 1882-11-23 Galesburg, Illinois
Known commonly as "Rowan" and cousin to William H. Herndon, Herndon opened a store with James Herndon in New Salem, Illinois, in 1830. Together with Abraham Lincoln, he piloted the steamer
Gravestone, Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, IL; Benjamin P. Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1934), 6, 53, 60-61, 70-71, 76; Sangamo Journal, 26 January 1833, 3:2.