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Rickard, Noah M.

Born: 1817-03-20 Fauquier County, Virginia

Died: 1849-01-08

Rickard moved with his parents to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1830. He married Harriet Talbott in 1838, with whom he had five children. In 1840, he had two other people living in his household. Rickard retained Abraham Lincoln in Richardson v. Rickard. He was the brother of John G. Rickard.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 613-14; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 27 March 1838, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Sangamon County, IL, 32; Richardson v. Rickard, 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=140204.