Wynne, Lewis B.

Born: 1815-06-30 Green County, Kentucky

Died: 1883-02-02 Washington, D.C.

Wynne moved to what became Menard County, Illinois, from Green County, Kentucky, before 1834. He won election to the Illinois Senate and served from 1842 to 1845. By 1850, he was living in Cass County working as a blacksmith. By 1860, he had moved to Washington, D.C., where he was working as a clerk and owned $100 in real estate.

Gravestone, Monocacy Cemetery, Row E, Lot 8 Upper, Beallsville, MD; U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Green County, KY, 21; Petition of Mentor Graham and others to the Sangamon County Commissioners’ Court; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 210-12; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Cass County, IL, 8; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Washington, D.C., 220.