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

Robert K. McLaughlin and wife Isabella

Oct. 25, 1779 - May 29, 1862 [and] Sept. 9, 1791 - June 5, 1868

 
 
Robert K. McLaughlin and wife Isabella Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
1. Robert K. McLaughlin and wife Isabella Marker
Inscription.
Born in Virginia. State Treasurer 1819-23. Trustee of Vandalia appointed by Legislature 1821. House of Representatives 1826-28. Senate 1828-32 and 1836-38. State Bank Commissioner 1835-37. Registrar of U.S. Land Office. Isabella, niece of Shadrach Bond, first governor of Illinois. Governor resided in their home during legislative sessions.
 
Erected 1974 by Vandalia Historical Society, in memory of Joseph C. Burtschi.
 
Location. 38° 57.49′ N, 89° 5.548′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Touch for map. Marker is in the Old State Cemetery, near 3rd and Edwards Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old State Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Government Officials Buried in the Old State Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Blackwell (within shouting distance of this marker); William C. Greenup (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Attends Funerals (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Prentice
Robert K. McLaughlin and wife Isabella Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
2. Robert K. McLaughlin and wife Isabella Marker
Looking southwest
(about 300 feet away); Mary Hall and son James (about 300 feet away); Ferdinand Ernst (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandalia.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old State Cemetery. (Submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Old State Cemetery. (Submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Robert K. McLaughlin Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
3. Robert K. McLaughlin Grave Marker
Isabella McLaughlin Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
4. Isabella McLaughlin Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 581 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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