Pantier, David M. (Painter)

Born: 1808-10-17 Hamilton County, Ohio

Died: 1889-10-13 Menard County, Illinois

Flourished: 1834-05-05 Sangamon County, Illinois

Alternate name: Painter

Pantier settled in Sangamon County, Illinois in 1826. He married Eliza W. Armstrong in 1829, with whom he had seven children. Pantier knew Abraham Lincoln when he lived in New Salem, Illinois, and Pantier served in Lincoln's company in the 4th Illinois Regiment of Mounted Volunteers during the Black Hawk War in 1832. In 1833, Pantier purchased a tract of land in Menard County, Illinois. After the death of Eliza in 1848, Pantier married Maria Harms in 1849, and their union produced four children. In 1850, Pantier lived in Menard County, where he was a farmer and owned real estate worth $4,000. By 1852, Pantier owned 80 acres of land in Menard County.

U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 314; R. D. Miller, Past and Present of Menard County, Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1905), 462-63; Benjamin P. Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem new and rev. ed. (Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1987), 79; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Menard County, 68:136, 825:9, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.