Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois
From April to July of 1832, Darrow served with three different militia companies fighting the Black Hawk War; in two of those companies, he served alongside Abraham Lincoln. Later that year, he purchased federal land in Christian County.
Muster Roll of Captain Jacob M. Early’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Muster Roll of Captain Elijah Iles’ Company of Mounted Volunteers; Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:172, 227-28, 545; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Christian County, 68:133, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.