Flourished: 1832-1836 Sangamon County, Illinois
Alternate name: Ketcham
Ketchum lived in Sangamon County as early as 1832, when he volunteered in a company of mounted Illinois militia formed for service in the Black Hawk War. He returned to Sangamon County and married Polly Hash there in 1835.
Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:218; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 5 February 1835, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Petition of Thomas J. Nance and Others to the Sangamon County Commissioners’ Court.