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Thomas Carlin

  • Birth 18 Jul 1789 Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 14 Feb 1852 Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 9261587

6th Illinois Governor. The founder of Carrollton, Illinois, he served as Governor of Illinois from 1838 to 1842. Previous to his gubernatorial career he served as a Ranger during the War of 1812, the first Sheriff of Green County, as an Illinois State Senator in the 4th and 5th General Assemblies (1824 to 1828), and in the Black Hawk War as Commander of a spy battalion. A monument to him stands today at the Carrollton Court House.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9261587
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Carlin (18 Jul 1789–14 Feb 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9261587, citing Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .