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Withers, William P.

Born: 1819-09-27 Kentucky

Died: 1898-11-18 Missouri

Flourished: McLean County, Illinois

Withers married Mary Coles in McLean County, Illinois, in 1843. From 1858 to 1861, he served as the county sheriff. In 1861, he enlisted in the Fifth Illinois Cavalry, serving as captain until he was mustered out in November 1864. In 1860, Withers owned $23,500 worth of real estate and $2,000 worth of personal property.

Jacob L. Hasbrouck, History of McLean County Illinois (Topeka, KS: Historical, 1924), 1:156, 288; Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, McLean County, 7 November 1843, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Clinton v. Snow & Robbins, 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=138870; People v. Alsup, 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=135485; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Ward 4, Bloomington, McLean County, IL, 43; Gravestone, Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, MO.