By Joseph Cochrane
Springfield, Ill., 1876
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
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