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Plainfield in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Reuben and Betsey K. Flagg

 
 
Reuben and Betsey K. Flagg Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
1. Reuben and Betsey K. Flagg Marker
Inscription.  

Reuben 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.
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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
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. Monument is in Plainfield Township Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15421 South Illinois Route 59, Plainfield IL 60544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Reuben and Betsey K. Flagg Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
2. Reuben and Betsey K. Flagg Monument
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 (approx. half a mile away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plainfield.
 
Also see . . .  Village of Plainfield IL Historical Information. (Submitted on April 20, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Reuben and Betsey K. Flagg Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
3. Reuben and Betsey K. Flagg Monument
Reuben and Betsey K. Flagg Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
4. Reuben and Betsey K. Flagg Monument
Looking west toward IL Rt 59
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 20, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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