Plainfield in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Reuben and Betsey K. Flagg
Died Nov. 9. 1869
in his 71.st. year of his age
Was one among the four first
families that settled in Will Co.
A pioneer in the advance guard
of the western emigration 1830
Hauled the lumber to build the
first frame house erected in Chicago.
Our Mother Betsey K.
Wife of Reuben Flagg
Died Feb. 20. 1876
in the 71st year of her age.
Mother of the first white child
born in Will Co.
Erected by the Flagg Family.
Location. 41° 36.094′ N, 88° 12.09′ W. Marker is in Plainfield, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is on Illinois Route 59, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Monument is in Plainfield Township Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15421 South Illinois Route 59, Plainfield IL 60544, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Jesse Walker (within shouting distance of this marker); Erwin E. Wood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Opera House Block Building Landmark Plymouth Congregational Church (approx. half a mile away); Masonic Block Building Landmark (approx. half a mile away); Downtown Historic District (approx. half a mile away); The Development of Downtown Plainfield (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Plainfield.
Also see . . . Village of Plainfield IL Historical Information. (Submitted on April 20, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 91 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.