James McRoberts and Mary - Maeystown, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 14.619 W 090° 13.737
15S E 742505 N 4236480
Quick Description: Revolutionary War soldier makes his home in Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2008 9:36:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM4ZAT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 11

Long Description:

Marker Erected by: Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society of Omaha Nebraska, Waterloo Illinois, Camp No. 0233.
Date Marker Erected: 1976.
County of Marker: Monroe County.
Location of Marker: Maeystown Rd, 1 mile N. of Maeystown.

Marker Text:

"James McRoberts and Mary his Wife Setteled this place in the year of our Lord 1798." *

Samuel McRoberts, one of their ten children, was born here 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 native born 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.

[James McRoberts was one of the George Rogers Clark Rangers of the Revolutionary War.]
Was the inscription legible?: Yes

Location of Marker/Monument: Other

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