The 1860 Census
shows Thomas Gawn living with the Robert Shaw family in
the town of Oquawka, Henderson
They were farmers.
enlisted Private, Company G, 84th Illinois Infantry on
28 Jul 1862 at Biggsville, Henderson Co.,
Illinois. He was
28 years old, native of Kilbride, Antrim, 5' 9-1/2 ",
brown hair, blue eyes, light complexion,
and enlisted for 3 years. He was mustered out 8 Jun
The 1870 Census
shows Thomas Gawn, wife Mary and son John living in T9
R4 [Walnut Grove] Township,
Illinois.. He was a farm labourer.
In October 1879
three of the four children of Thomas and Mary Gawn died
of diphtheria in Kearney Co.,
The 1880 Census
shows Thomas Gawn, wife Mary, and son Thomas living in
Mirage Twp., Kearney Co.,
Nebraska. He was a
Land Ownership Map
Kearney County, Nebraska, 1895, shows Mary Gawn 160
acres, SE Quarter, Section 5,
Her son Thomas B. Gawn owned SW Quarter Section 4, 160
acres adjacent to the east.
are two miles north of the town Axtell, Nebraska.
The 1900 Census
shows Mary Gawn and son Thomas B. Gawn living in Mirage
Twp., Kearney Co., Nebraska. It
says she came to the United
States in 1866 and Thomas was a farmer.