Sconce, John H.

Born: 1820-XX-XX Kentucky

Flourished: Vermilion County, Illinois

Sconce arrived in Vermilion County, Illinois, in the early 1840s. He settled in Danville. Politically, he was a Whig. In February 1844, he served as secretary of a meeting of Vermilion County Whigs that endorsed Henry Clay for president in 1844. In 1847, he married Emily A. Palmer. In August 1848, Vermilion County voters elected Sconce as a Whig to the Illinois House of Representatives, where he served until November 1849. In 1850, Sconce was practicing law and living in Danville and owned real estate valued at $1,500.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Vermilion County, 31 October 1847, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 14 March 1844, 2:6; Illinois Journal (Springfield), 13 September 1848, 3:2; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 216; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Danville, Vermilion County, IL, 36.