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David Turnham (1803-1884)

Location: SR 162 & CR 1625 N, in front of Heritage Hills High School, Lincoln City. (Spencer County, Indiana)

Erected 1995 Indiana Historical Bureau and Spencer County Historical Society

ID# : 74.1995.1

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In 1819, Turnham family settled less than one mile northeast of Thomas Lincoln's farm. Turnham was a friend of Abraham Lincoln. Turnham loaned Lincoln Revised Laws of Indiana (1824) in 1827. After Lincoln's assassination, he provided information to historians about Lincoln's youth.

Keywords

Early Settlement and Exploration, Politics