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Penticost, John

Flourished: 1832 Menard County, Illinois

Alternate name: Pentecost

Penticost emigrated from his native state first to Kentucky and, in 1827, to Sangamon County, Illinois, settling in a part of the county that would later be incorporated into Menard County. In 1836, he purchased land in the area near Greenview, Illinois. He was the brother of Henry Penticost and William Penticost.

Election Returns for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 370; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Menard County, 69:64, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.