Thomas A. Swaringuin (1831-1908). Enlisted in the 28th Illinois Infantry, Company F, from Menard County in 1861. He was promoted to Captain in 1863. Married Mary Ann Hartswell in 1851 and they were the parents of 3 children: John, Chansus and Clarentine. In 1868, he married Martha Hall England, widow of William B. England, who was killed in the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863, and assumed responsibility for her three children: Laura, Hettie and William. Martha and Thomas had a daughter, Kittie Daisy, who died at age nineteen in 1890.
Submitted by Barbara Shannon Cox