19. Hill-McNeil StoreIn 1829 Samuel Hill and John McNamar (aka McNeil) built the first general store in New Salem. A few years later they dissolved the partnership by mutual consent and Hill expanded his investments.
Hill was postmaster until 1833 when Lincoln assumed the position in an appointment by President Andrew Jackson. McNamar, who was a friend of Abraham Lincoln's, had been engaged to the legendary Ann Rutledge.
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