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Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mary Hall and son James

Jan. 22, 1799-Aug. 18, 1832 [and] Aug. 10, 1832-Oct. 5, 1832

 
 
Mary Hall and son James Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
1. Mary Hall and son James Marker
Inscription.  
Wife, born in Kentucky, and son of James Hall, first Man of Letters in Illinois. State Treasurer 1827-31. President of first state historical society 1827-33. Author of first book of literary style in Illinois 1828. Trustee of Illinois College 1829. Editor of first western annual 1828, of "Illinois Intelligencer" 1829-32, of first literary magazine of Illinois 1830-32 and author of "Legends of the West" 1832.
 
Erected 1974 by Vandalia Historical Society, in memory of Joseph C. Burtschi.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesCommunicationsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
 
Location. 38° 57.443′ N, 89° 5.543′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Marker is in the Old State Cemetery, near 3rd and Edwards Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Prentice (here, next to this marker); George Leidig (a few steps from this marker); Robert Blackwell
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(a few steps from this marker); James W. Berry (within shouting distance of this marker); Elijah Conway Berry (within shouting distance of this marker); Government Officials Buried in the Old State Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferdinand Ernst (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Attends Funerals (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandalia.
 
Also see . . .  Old State Cemetery. Town website (Submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Mary Hall and son James Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
2. Mary Hall and son James Grave Marker
Mary Hall and son James Grave Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
3. Mary Hall and son James Grave Site
Looking northeast
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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