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Hunter, Thomas S.

Born: 1814-02-08 Hardin County, Kentucky

Died: 1886-05-14

Hunter's family moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1837. He married Martha Darneille in 1844, with whom he had three children. Hunter hired Abraham Lincoln to represent him in court at least once. In 1850, Hunter was working as a farmer and he owned $320 in real estate.

Gravestone, Oak Grove Cemetery, Loami, IL; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 393; Alexander v. Darneille, 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://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=138054; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 158.