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Wickersham, Josiah

Born: 1791-1800

Died: 1849-05-09 Saint Louis, Missouri

Flourished: 1835-1847 Springfield, Illinois

Wickersham lived in Sangamon County, Illinois, as early as February 1835. In 1838, he opened a livery stable in Springfield and was appointed city street commissioner. In 1846, Wickersham served as a representative to the Democratic State Convention, where he represented DeKalb County despite living in Springfield. Wickersham's livery stable burned in July 1847. He died during a cholera epidemic in St. Louis, where he had recently relocated.

Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Sangamon County, 68:197, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Sangamon County, IL, 2; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 28 April 1838, 2:6; 15 September 1838, 3:3; 12 February 1846, 2:1; 1 July 1847, 3:5; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 10 May 1849, 3:3.