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Vigal, William W.

Born: 1805-05-14 Jefferson County, Kentucky

Died: 1890-08-09

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

William W. Vigal was a carpenter. In 1820, he moved with his parents from his native Kentucky to Clark County, Indiana. He removed to Illinois in 1828, settling in Sangamon County. In 1850, he was living in Sangamon County with his brother’s family. In 1851, Vigal was a participant in the case of Webster & Hickox v. Goodman & McAtee for which Abraham Lincoln served as a plaintiff attorney. Vigal later moved to Cotton Hill Township in Sangamon County.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 744; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 212; U.S. Census Office, Ninth Census of the United States (1870), Sangamon County, IL, 2; U.S. Census Office, Tenth Census of the United States (1880), Sangamon County, IL, 20; Webster & Hickox v. Goodman & McAtee, 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),; Gravestone, Vigal Cemetery, Pawnee, IL.