Centennial History of Mason County
By Joseph Cochrane
Springfield, Ill., 1876

 

ABRAM SWING
Page 132

The subject of this sketch and the preceding one were brothers, and both noted in the early interests of Mason county.

Abram Swing was born in 1813, in Clermont county, Ohio, and came to Illinois in 1839, and was married to Sarah M. Sikes in 1840, settled in Swing’s Grove, and was engaged in farming until 1857. He served the community in which he lived several years as justice of the peace. He removed to Ohio for a sort time, and like all others who leave Mason county, soon returned to make it his permanent home for the rest of his life.

After his return from Ohio he engaged in the mercantile business in Mason City, until the time of his death, which occurred in the year 1866. Being one of the first business men of the city, he was known and greatly beloved among his acquaintances.

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