Records in the Bureau of Land Management disclosed Nathan Popejoy, purchased 160.70 acres in Neave Township, Darke Co., on Oct 11, 1815; 164.22 acres in Greenville Township on March 25, 1816; and, 162.60 acres in Adams Township on Oct 7, 1818. Details for the sale of the latter two farms are unknown. The 160 acre one, bought for $2.50 an acre, was sold to Samuel Cole on Dec 26, 1822 for $2.50 an acre. Nathaniel was not on an 1825 lists of residents for Darke Co. At one time he lived near Dayton, IN., and he might have been living in Hamilton Co., IN. in 1830. He moved to Pontiac, IL. early during Nov of 1832. Soon thereafter he moved to Avoca Twp., Livingston Co., IL. where he and his wife died. There was a lawsuit in IL during the Spring of 1840 Session of the Court that involved a Popejoy. The following was located in "History of Livingston County": " The first trial by jury in the Circuit Court was between Isaac Wilson and Nathan Popejoy which Abe lincoln & Stephen Douglass were attorneys, after which they spoke on political issues of the day. They spoke in the street, or rather open prairie, from the top of a dry goods box. Judge David Davis of Bloomingtonwas also there as one of the prominent attorneys. The judge and the attorneys came back across the county from Springfield and Bloomington in buggies and horse back." The following was furnished by the Illinois Historical Society. " Lincoln did represent William Popejoy in 1840 in Pontiac, Livingston Co., IL. Circuit Court. Popejoy was suing his neighbor Isaac Wilson, who had accused him of stealing meat from Sarah McDowell. Popejoy was seeking $2,000 for damamges to his character." William Popejoy could have been either Nathan's brother or his cousin. The disposition in this case, and proof as to whether Nathan or William was involved, was not located.
Taken from " Geneology of the Popejoys" (1680-1980) compiled by Walter B. Popejoy