THOMAS PLOGGER was born in Virginia, and was a son of John and Martha (Morris) Plogger, both of whom were also natives of Virginia. Thomas was reared on a farm, and received his education in the district schools of his native state. He came to Greene county, Ill., in 1857, and located on section 28, Rockbridge township, where he still resides, owns 80 acres of land, and carries on general farming. In 1863, Thomas Plogger and Mary Coonrod were united in marriage. By their marriage four children were born to them - Martha V., wife of Edward Kimbro of Greenfield; John H., at home; Charles T., died at the age of seven years; and William, who died in infancy. Mrs. Plogger died in the month of October, 1872, and Mr. Plogger was again married in September, 1874, to Sarah Crawford, a native of this state. By this marriage they have had five children born to them - Oscar, died in infancy; Lincoln died in infancy; Rosa H., Howard and Virgil at home. Mr. Plogger enlisted in the 91st Ill. Inf. In August, 1862, and served his country three years. He participated in the siege of Mobile, Ala., but had previously taken a part in the Mississippi campaign. He has held the offices of road supervisor and school director of his district, and gave entire satisfaction. Mr. and Mrs. Plogger are consistent members of the M.E. church. John Plogger, the father of our subject, departed this life in Rockbridge township in 1861, and his wife, Martha, followed him to the other shore one year later, and both were deeply mourned by their family and numerous friends.