Born: 1805-06-18 Virginia
Died: 1883-08-18 Nebraska
Flourished: Putnam County, Illinois
In August 1846, Putnam and Marshall county voters elected Wardlaw as a Whig to the Illinois House of Representatives, where he served until December 1847. In 1847, he married Martha McClung in Bond County. In 1850, he was farming and owned real property valued at $2,000. In the early 1850s, he was sheriff of Putnam County. In 1860, he was farming near Granville and owned real estate valued at $15,000 and had a personal estate of $5,390.
Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 415; John Clayton, comp., Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 215; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Putnam County, IL, 332; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Granville, Putnam County, IL, 76; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Bond County, 1 April 1847, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Eldridge & Eldridge v. McClanahan et al., 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=137064; Gravestone, Pleasant View Cemetery, Pickrell, NE.