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Pilcher, Moses

Born: 1801 Kentucky

Flourished: Springfield, Illinois

Pilcher married Patty True in Morgan County, Illinois, with whom he had one child. By 1840, he was living in Sangamon County, where his wife died. In 1850, Pilcher was working as a carpenter and owned $400 in real estate. In addition to serving on juries in front of which Abraham Lincoln argued as a lawyer, Pilcher also retained Lincoln to represent him once. Politically, Pilcher was a Whig.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 728; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Sangamon County, IL, 6; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 72; Pilcher v. Cole et al., 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), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=140228.