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Slinker, John B.

Flourished: Mason County, Illinois

Sometime prior to 1834, Slinker arrived in Sangamon County, Illinois, settling in portion of the county that would be subsumed into Menard County. In 1834, he married Perlina Strador. Perlina Slinker died sometime before 1850. In 1850, John was working as a carpenter and living in Mason County, Illinois. In 1856, he wed for a second time, marrying Sarah Goff. In 1860, Slinker was farming in Mason County and possessed a personal estate of $500.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 12 November 1834, Menard County, 11 December 1856, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Mason County, IL, 175; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Mason County, IL, 76.