Early Illinois Women

Peter Cartwright and Frances Cartwright, United Methodist Church


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Bethel Church Pulpit, 1853-1953

Peter Cartwright, His Chair 1869, given by the Governor of Illinois


Chair owned by Peter Cartwright, 1785-1872. Ottoman at foot of chair is a reproduction of needlepoint work done by Frances Cartwright, wife of Peter. The original needlepoint has been framed (see below).


Original needlepoint by Frances Cartwright


Peter Cartwright's Desk


Portraits of Peter and Frances Carthwright and pictures of their homestead. (Printed in 1916 issue of Pleasant Plains Press Newspaper)


Bethel Church pulpit furniture


Shelf made by Peter Cartwright from wood on his farm


Cabinet from the Bethel Church


Pew from the Bethel Church (Pew on which Frances Cartwright died)


Dress worn by Frances Cartwright


Lace Bonnet worn by Frances Cartwright (top) and Communion Service (bottom)


2 walking canes made by Peter Cartwright (letter dated 1849) one or Lucinda Capps and the other made out of barnwood from his farm.


Sette from the Bethel Church on which Frances Carwright was laid out after dying.


Interior of the present Peter Cartwright United Methodist Church, Pleasant Plains, Illinois


Exterior of the present Peter Cartwright United Methodist Church, Pleasant Plains, Illinois



Gravesite of Peter and Frances Cartwright, Pleasant Plains Cemetery, Illinois
Inscriptions read:
Frances, wife of Rev. Peter Cartwright
born Aug. 18, 1789 in the state of Va.
died Feb. 7, 1876
aged 86 ys. 6 mo. 20 d.
Rev. P. Cartwright
71 years an Effective Methodist Preacher
50 years of this time as Presiding Elder
was born in Amherst Co., Va. Sept. 1, 1785
Died at home in Sangamon Co., Ill. Sept. 25, 1872
Aged 87 ys. 24 ds.

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