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Richard J. Oglesby

  • Born: 25 Jul 1824, Floydsburg, Oldham, Kentucky 460
  • Died: 24 Apr 1899 at age 74

bullet  General Notes:

He was orphaned and moved from KY to live with his uncle in Decatur, IL in 1832.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Politics, 1838, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois. 401 Richard was a member of the Board of Trustees for the city of Decatur, IL in 1838. (The first meeting of the trustees of the town of Decatur was held 11-5-1836.) He was on the board at the same time as Henry Prather and William Radcliff. -- source: History of Decatur. See Prather's entry.

Politics: Governor of the state of Illinois, 1865-1869. 460

Occupation: farmhand, ropemaker, and carpenter: Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 460

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