Pemberton, John (Temberton)

Alternate name: Temberton

Pemberton (or Uncle Jackey) was living in what would become Menard County, Illinois, in 1834. In 1849, he moved to Mason County and won election as the county's associate justice, and remained in that office until 1853. In 1850, voters elected him to the Illinois House of Representatives, representing Mason County, where he remained for one term. Pemberton was also the second postmaster in Manito.

The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 592, 595-96; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 218; Election Returns for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois.