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Judge James Harvey Matheny

Judge James Harvey Matheny

Birth
Lebanon, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
Death 7 Sep 1890 (aged 71)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 7, 212
Memorial ID 20662 · View Source
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Judge James Matheny was a son of Charles R. Matheny & was reputedly one of the greatest orators of Illinois, both in the political field & in the trial courtroom. In early life he was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln, & was a groomsman at Lincoln's marriage. Matheny was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the 130th Illinois Volunteer infantry & served as Judge Advocate, holding military courts during the Civil War. During later years, he was County Judge of Sangamon. His popularity was unequaled & his funeral was said to have been the largest in Springfield since that of Abraham Lincoln.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20662
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Judge James Harvey Matheny (30 Oct 1818–7 Sep 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20662, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .