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James C. Conkling
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1816
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1899
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

James & his wife Mercy were good friends & confidantes of Abraham & Mary Lincoln. Conkling was Mayor of Springfield in 1845 & then member of the state legislature. He read the famous "Conkling Letter" from Lincoln at a mass meeting in Springfield in September 1863, in which Lincoln defended so eloquently his policies in the war & the Emancipation Proclamation. 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen D. Conkling (1786 - 1863)
  Abigail Cook Conkling (1789 - 1817)
 
 Spouse:
  Mercie Ann Levering Conkling (1817 - 1893)*
 
 Children:
  Unknown Child Conkling*
  Unknown Child Conkling*
  Clinton Levering Conkling (1843 - 1920)*
  Alice Conkling (1856 - 1929)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edgar Conkling (1812 - 1881)*
  Henry Conkling (1814 - 1888)*
  James C. Conkling (1816 - 1899)
  William Johnson Conkling (1826 - 1904)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 7, 184
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 29, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 19952
James C. Conkling
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James C. Conkling
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
James C. Conkling
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A great man with great friends.
- SP
 Added: Nov. 6, 2005

- quebecoise
 Added: Mar. 26, 2003
 
 
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