"James McRoberts and Mary his wife settled this place in the year of our Lord 1798"*

"James McRoberts and Mary his wife settled this place in the year of our Lord 1798"* (HM2LIP)

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N 38° 13.603', W 90° 13.976'

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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.
Year Placed1976
Placed ByWoodmen of the World Life Insurance Society of Omaha Nebraska Waterloo Illinois, Camp no. 0233
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 742213 N 4234590
Decimal Degrees38.22671667, -90.23293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.603', W 90° 13.976'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 36.18" N, 90° 13' 58.56" W
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