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Tibbs, Joseph

Born: 1812-XX-XX Indiana

Tibbs moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, sometime before 1830. He fought in the Black Hawk War in the same company as Abraham Lincoln. In the fall of 1848, Tibbs moved to Mason County, Illinois, where he commenced farming. By 1854, Tibbs had acquired 200 acres of land in said county.

U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Sangamon County, IL, 149; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Sangamon County, IL, 26; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Mason County, IL, 215; Muster Roll of Abraham Lincoln’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Mason County, 70:115, 132, 148, 191, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.