“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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"*

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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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is February 8, 1799.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 13.603′ N, 90° 
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13.976′ W. Marker was near Maeystown, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker was on Maeystown Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location, measured as the crow flies. 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); Immaculate Conception Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maeystown.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2019. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on August 23, 2022, by Edward Troxel of Creal Springs, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 3, 2023