Paul, John

Flourished: Tazewell County, Illinois

From April to July of 1832, Paul served in three different companies of mounted volunteer militia in the Black Hawk War; in two of those companies, he served as a private alongside Abraham Lincoln.

Muster Roll of Captain Jacob M. Early’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Muster Roll of Captain Elijah Iles’ Company of Mounted Volunteers; 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), 1:184, 228-29, 545-46.