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Knapp, Nathan M.

Born: 1815-03-04 Vermont

Died: 1879-10-04 Scott County, Illinois

Flourished: 1847-1879 Winchester, Illinois

Knapp was a lawyer who lived in Winchester, Illinois, from at least 1847 until his death. In 1847, Knapp represented Scott County in the state constitutional convention, and in 1851 he was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives. A Republican, Knapp was a delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention in Chicago, which nominated Abraham Lincoln for president. In 1860, he owned $5,600 worth of real estate and $2,600 worth of personal property.

John Moses, Illinois Historical and Statistical (Chicago: Fergus, 1892), 2:555, 568, 1205; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Scott County, IL, 6; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Scott County, IL, 33; Gravestone, Winchester City Cemetery, Winchester, IL.