Waters, George W.

Born: 1799 Maryland

Flourished: Pope County, Illinois

Waters was a farmer and prominent citizen of Pope County, Illinois, from where he won election as a Whig to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1840 and to the Illinois Senate in 1842.

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), 335, 354; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Pope County, IL, 106; John W. Allen, Pope County Notes (Springfield: State of Illinois, 1949), 54; John Clayton, comp.,The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 209, 210, 212.