Flourished: Woodford County, Illinois
Travis settled in the Walnut Grove area of what is now Woodford County in 1831. He and his wife were members of the Christian Church there, with Daniel serving as deacon. Travis also served as deputy sheriff for Woodford County from 1843 to 1845. In 1850, arbitrated a dispute in which Abraham Lincoln represented one of the parties.
Gravestone, Mount Zion Cemetery of Walnut Grove, Eureka, IL; The Past and Present of Woodford County, Illinois (Chicago: Wm. Le Baron, Jr., 1878), 225, 326; 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; Moore v. Hammett et al., Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=137133.