Pantier, James

Born: 1779-02-07 Boonesborough, Kentucky

Died: 1859-01-19 Menard County, Illinois

Flourished: 1834-05-05 Sangamon County, Illinois

The son of one of Daniel Boone's pioneers, Pantier lived in Boone's Fort, Kentucky, for most of his childhood before moving to Ohio. He married Susanna Murphy and relocated to Illinois in 1815. He settled on a farm just north of Petersburg in 1826 and remained there until he died. In 1850, he owned $1,000 in real estate. He was a Presbyterian and reportedly a faith healer.

R. D. Miller, Past and Present of Menard County, Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1905), 462; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 314.