Rutledge, James (Morgan Co.)

Born: 1811-1815

Flourished: 1832-1840 Morgan County, Illinois

From May to July of 1832, Rutledge served with three different militia companies fighting the Black Hawk War; in two of those companies, he served alongside Abraham Lincoln. In 1840, Rutledge was the head of a household in Morgan County, and he was employed in manufacture or trade.

Muster Roll of Captain Jacob M. Early’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Muster Roll of Captain Elijah Iles’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, 2 vols., vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:227, 229, 393, 395, 545; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Morgan County, IL, 427.