20. Samuel Hill Home

In 1835 Samuel Hill built the only full two-story home in New Salem for his bride Parthena Nance. It also was one of few buildings in the village known to have a porch.

A native of New Jersey, Hill moved to New Salem from Cinncinnati, Ohio. He arrived in the village two years before Abraham Lincoln, started a store and later a carding mill. By 1840 he had moved his family to nearby Petersburg, where he died in 1857. His wife remembered Lincoln telling funny stories on the front porch of their store.

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