James C. Conkling

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James C. Conkling

  • Birth 13 Oct 1816 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 1 Mar 1899 Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Block 7, 184
  • Memorial ID 19952

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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 28 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19952
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James C. Conkling (13 Oct 1816–1 Mar 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19952, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .