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Built circa 1845 – 1846 (partially destroyed by fire in 1896) 

Abraham Lincoln stayed here during his visit on October 1, 1858 during is Senatorial campaign race against Stephen Douglas. William Ross had first met Abraham Lincoln during the Black Hawk War when Ross was serving as aide to General Atkinson. It was Ross that was responsible for Lincoln being appointed to rank of Captain during the war. 

Colonel Ross held many different government offices in Pike County. Justice of Probate, Clerk of both Circuit and County Courts. Colonel of the Militia and Justice of the Peace. Ross also served as a member to the Illinois House and Senate having first been elected in 1835. Colonel Ross also served as a delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention in Chicago aiding in the nomination of Abraham Lincoln. 


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Built circa 1845 – 1846 (partially destroyed by fire in 1896) 

Abraham Lincoln stayed here during his visit on October 1, 1858 during is Senatorial campaign race against Stephen Douglas. William Ross had first met Abraham Lincoln during the Black Hawk War when Ross was serving as aide to General Atkinson. It was Ross that was responsible for Lincoln being appointed to rank of Captain during the war. 

Colonel Ross held many different government offices in Pike County. Justice of Probate, Clerk of both Circuit and County Courts. Colonel of the Militia and Justice of the Peace. Ross also served as a member to the Illinois House and Senate having first been elected in 1835. Colonel Ross also served as a delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention in Chicago aiding in the nomination of Abraham Lincoln. 

https://www.pikelincoln.com/talking-houses/colonel-william-ross-house/