Born: 1776 Virginia
Flourished: Crawford County, Illinois
In 1817 Lagow settled in Crawford County, where he helped establish the town of Robinson. He served alongside Lincoln in the House of Representatives from 1836-1838, where he represented Jasper and Crawford counties.
John Clayton, comp., Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 205; Gravestone, Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Crawford County, IL, 251; William Henry Perrin, ed., History of Crawford and Clark Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1883), 108.