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LINCOLN LINKS mentioning sons of Elisha & Sarah Wharton English
By Georgia Kinney Bopp

Read the below search instructions before going to the Lincoln links.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN PAPERS AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (OFF SITE) (results as of 11 May 2001)
At the above Lincoln Papers link:

Search by keyword - enter s s english
You will get these options:

1 Abraham Lincoln to William A. Merriwether, March 7, 1864 (Order to suspend proceedings against John B. English and S. S. English; endorsed by John G. Nicolay, et al.)
2 James Speed to Abraham Lincoln, February 26, 1864 (Introduces S. S. English)
3 Jeremiah T. Boyle to Abraham Lincoln, February 26, 1864 (Introduces S. S. English)

More details are in the obituary of Samuel S. English (10th child of Elisha & Sarah Wharton English).
John B. English is Samuel's younger brother (14th child of Elisha & Sarah Wharton English).

LINCOLN'S DUEL (OFF SITE) - site at Cornell Library (results as of 11 May 2001)
At the above Cornell Library link:

Category - Journal Article (p. 388 mentions English***)

Result of advanced search using lincoln and shields and english: 

Lincoln in Springfield. The Collapse of the "System," Law in Springfield, Lincoln's Marriage, The Shields Duel, the Campaign of 1844, by J. G. Nicolay and John Hay: pp. 366-397

***See obituary of Revel Wharton English (14th child of Elisha & Sarah Wharton English) for the English family version of the duel.

For more about the duel (no mention of English):

Category - The Making of America

Results of advanced search using using lincoln and shields and duel:

The Century; a popular quarterly. / Volume 33, Issue 1, miscellaneous front pages 1 matching page in 8 total pages
Herrick, Sophie Bledsoe The Illinois of Lincoln's Time 1 matching page in 2 total pages
Koerner, Gustav General Shields 1 matching page in 3 total pages
National Justice to Postal Clerks 1 matching page in 5 total pages
Nicolay, J. G. et al. Lincoln in Springfield. The Collapse of the "System," Law in Springfield, Lincoln's Marriage, The Shields Duel, the Campaign of 1844 2 matching pages in 32 total pages
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 Descendants of Elisha & Sarah Wharton English. My records include over 1,200 descendant related entries for this family; the first five generations are at The English Plantation.

GKBopp 30 December 2002
Descendant of Dr. John B. English,
12th child of Elisha & Sarah Wharton English.

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