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McNabb, Samuel

Born: 1788-08-20 Virginia

Died: 1871-08-12 Menard County, Illinois

Flourished: 1834 Menard County, Illinois

McNabb moved from his native state first to Kentucky and later, in 1826, to Sangamon County, Illinois. In 1828, he purchased eighty acres of public land just east of Springfield, Illinois. In 1831, he moved to the vicinity of what would become the town of Petersburg, Illinois. In 1833, he became one of the first pioneers to Sugar Grove, Illinois, acquiring 120 acres of land in the area. He devoted his life to agriculture. In 1860, McNabb owned real estate valued at $2,400 and had a personal estate of $700.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 507; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, Sangamon County, 68:40, Menard County, 68:165, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 194; Gravestone, Lebanon Cemetery, Petersburg, IL.