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Lamborn, Josiah


31 Jan. 1809–31 Mar. 1847. Lawyer. Born in Chester Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Samuel Lamborn and Mary McGinnis. Moved to Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio, 1811; to Washington Co., Kentucky; to Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois, 1832; and to Jacksonville, Morgan Co., Illinois, by 1834. Married Marie Theresa Allen, 27 Apr. 1837, in St. Louis. Practiced law in Illinois. Served as attorney general of Illinois, 1840–1843, in Springfield. Represented Illinois in opposing JS’s habeas corpus petition, Jan. 1843, in Springfield. A prosecuting attorney in trial of those indicted for murdering JS and Hyrum Smith, 1845, but did not appear at trial. Died in White Hall, Greene Co., Illinois.