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Roberts, Louis

Born: 1780-10-12 Maryland

Died: 1848-02-02 Iroquois County, Illinois

Flourished: Iroquois County, Illinois

Alternate name: Louis

Roberts came to Iroquois County in 1834, and settled in Ash Grove. He was the first justice of the peace in Ash Grove. Roberts, a Whig, served alongside Abraham Lincoln in the Illinois House of Representatives for one term, 1838 to 1840, representing Iroquois County.

Gravestone, Ash Grove Cemetery, Iroquois County, IL; History of Iroquois County (Chicago: H.H. Hill, 1880), 1:337-38, 349, 2:642-43, 650; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 208.