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Sherrill, John

Born: 1786 Virginia

Flourished: 1828-1840 Sangamon County, Illinois

Sherrill was a shoemaker who lived in Springfield, Illinois, as early as 1828. Sometime between 1840 and 1850, he moved to Galena, where he continued working as a shoemaker.

Stringer v. Mitchell, 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=139916; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 197; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Sangamon County, IL, 12; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Jo Daviess County, IL, 302.