Latimer, Alexander

Flourished: 1834-01-06

Latimer lived in Sangamon County, Illinois, when he enlisted in the militia as a private to serve in the Black Hawk War. Latimer was a neighbor of Reason Shipley and served as a chainman when Abraham Lincoln surveyed Shipley's property.

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), 1:555-56; U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Sangamon County, IL, 200; Survey for Reason Shipley.