Wickersham, Josiah

d. May 16, 1849, in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1838, Wickersham opened a livery stable in Springfield, Illinois. In 1840, Wickersham lived in Sangamon County. In 1841, he was a deputy sheriff. In 1846, Wickersham served as a representative in the state legislature for Dekalb County, Illinois. In 1847, he was an auctioneer in Springfield, Illinois.
Roy P. Basler et al., eds., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 1:255; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, Illinois), 15 September 1838, 3:3; Sangamo Journal, 12 February 1846, 2:1; Sangamo Journal, 4 November 1847, 1:5; Sangamo Journal, 16 May 1849, 1:5; Sangamon County, Illinois, Sixth Census of the United States, 1840.