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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Lincoln's Store Partner


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Location:
The marker is located four miles north of Salisbury and 3.5 miles south of New Salem, at the intersection of IL Route 97 and Rock Creek Road (County Road 5).
Latitude:
39.9238
Longitude:
-89.8404
Dedication Date:
01/01/1953
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
William F. Berry, 1811 - 1835, is buried two miles west in the cemetery of Rock Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church. His father, the Rev. John M. Berry, founded the church in 1822. Abraham Lincoln and Berry were partners in a store at New Salem in 1832-1833. Berry was a corporal in Captain Abraham Lincoln's Company in the Black Hawk War.
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