Coffin was born in North Carolina and moved with his family to Newport (now Fountain City), Indiana, in 1826. He became a leading merchant and miller. In 1844 he began selling only goods not produced by slave labor. He and his wife Catherine...
Coffin, Levi, 1798-1877; Underground railroad system; Abolition movement; Abolitionists; Business people
Wallace served in the Mexican War from 1846-1847. He returned to Indiana and was admitted to the bar in 1849. He established his law practice in Indianapolis and was elected to the State Senate in 1856. In 1861 Governor Morton appointed him...
Most of his life
Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905; Lawyers; Authors, American--Indiana; Governors; Courts-martial and courts of inquiry--United States; Politicians; American literature--19th century; Diplomatic and consular service, American--Turkey; Trials...
He served in the Indiana House of Representatives and the U. S. House. He was a United States senator during the latter years of the Civil War and the first years of Reconstruction. Hendricks became governor of the state in 1872. He was the...
Grew up and lived in Indiana
Legislators; Politicians; Vice presidents; Governors; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885
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