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Parke, James E.

Born: 1820-XX-XX Virginia

Flourished: 1843-1850 Bloomington, Illinois

By 1843, Parke had settled in Bloomington, Illinois, where he kept a grocery and bar in the Bloomington Hotel. On December 31, 1846, he married Alice E. Harris. Parke was a sergeant in the Mexican War, serving in the 4th Illinois Infantry. In 1850, Parke lived with Alice and one child in Bloomington, where he was a druggist.

U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), McLean County, IL, 15; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, McLean County, 31 December 1846, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois Mexican War Veterans, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Munsell v. Temple, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009),