John B. Flack was married to Pauline Peninah Hickman. John Died in 1842 (shown in Flack/Bethel Cemetery, Woodbine, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA). His wife Pauline lived on till about 1850ish (I still have to find) - but in 1848 she bought some land in Jo Daviess County and I have just come across an image of the document in Ancestry.com.
OTHER: U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907
Name: Pauline Flack
Issue Date: 1 Jul 1848
State of Record: Illinois
Accession Number: IL4740__.078
Metes and Bounds: No
Land Office: Dixon
US Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Number: 26566
Legal Land Description:
Meridian: 4th PM - 1815 Illinois
Counties: Jo Daviess
Source: Ancestry.com - 29 Jan 2011
THE DOCUMENT READS:
"The United States Of America
To all whom these presents shall come, Greetings:
Whereas Pauline Flack of Jo Daviess County Illinois, has deposited in the General Land Office at Dixon, whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Pauline Flack according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th April 1820. entitled " An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands" for the South West quarter of the South East quarter of Section 13, in Township Twenty seven, of Range Four East in the District of lands subject to sale at Dixon, Illinois, containing fourty one acres and Nine hundredths of an acre according to the official plot of the survey of the said lands, returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor General, which said tract has been purchased by the said Pauline Flack.
Now Know Ye, the the United States of America, in consideration of the premises, and in conformity of the several acts of Congress, in such case made and provided, have given and granted, and by those presents, do give and grant unto the said Pauline Flack and to her heirs, the said tract above described, To Have and To Hold the same, with all the rights, privileges, immunities, and appertenances of whatsover nature, thereunto belonging, to the said Pauline Flack and to her heirs and assigns forever.
.... follows various official dates, signatures and a seal - dated 1 Jul 1848 .... "
Submitted by Jim Flack