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Near Maeystown in Monroe County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

"James McRoberts and Mary his wife settled this place in the year of our Lord 1798"*

 
 
"James McRoberts and Mary his wife settled this place in the year of our Lord 1798" Marker image. Click for full size.
September 28, 2019
1. "James McRoberts and Mary his wife settled this place in the year of our Lord 1798" Marker
Inscription.  Samuel McRoberts, one of their ten children, was born her Feb. 8, 1799. He was elected clerk of the Monroe County court at the age of 20. In 1824 he was elected circuit judge by the state legislature. On Dec. 16, 1840, he was the first nativeborn Illinoisan to be elected to the United States Senate. He died in Cincinnati on Mar. 22, 1843, on the way home from Washington. His father died in 1844 at the age of 80 and is buried east of the dwelling. Maeystown is also located on a McRobert's claim, originally known as McRobert's Meadow.

*Exact inscription on the stone mantelpiece of the house built in 1798, and which is still used as a residence.
 
Erected 1976 by Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society of Omaha Nebraska Waterloo Illinois, Camp no. 0233.
 
Location. 38° 13.603′ N, 90° 13.976′ W. Marker is near Maeystown, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is on Maeystown Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maeystown IL 62256, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
"James McRoberts and Mary his wife settled this place in the year of our Lord 1798"* Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Smith, February 15, 2020
2. "James McRoberts and Mary his wife settled this place in the year of our Lord 1798"* Marker
. Maeystown (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Village of Maeystown (about 400 feet away); St. John's First Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Village of Maeystown, Ill. (approx. 0.3 miles away); William H. Bissell (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pioneer Mill (approx. 2.4 miles away); Salem-Baum Evangelical Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); In Memory of Robert Kidd (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maeystown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2020. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2019. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 30, 2019.   2. submitted on January 15, 2020, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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