Birth: 1843, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England.
Death: Jan. 13, 1879.
Died age 35. Civil War veteran: Pvt., Co. H, 13 IL US Inf. (24 May 1861-18 June 1864) and Pvt., Co. 9, 1 US Army Corps (joined 4 Apr 1865), mustered out as Pvt., Co. D, 6 US Veteran Vol. Inf. (3 Apr 1866).
Wife: Temperance F. Stolp Bexon (1844 - 1930).
Married December 11, 1868, Kane, Illinois.
Children: Hattie Bexon Rogers (1869 - 1924). Jessie B. Bexon (1872 - 1873). Linetta Bexon Snow (1874 - 1964). Lula Bexon Shearer (1876 - 1960). Ella A. Bexon (1877 - 1885). Thomas J. Bexon (1879 - 1885).
Burial: Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, Kane County, Illinois.
Private, Thomas Bexon, Aurora ; mustered May 24, 1861 ; mustered out June 18, 1864. Tom had several severe attacks of fever, weak and puny naturally, but in battle and 011 the march, a soldier. He would stand for an hour at White river, and shoot fish for his mess to which I belonged. It was great enjoyment for him, he being a good shot. At the battle of Missionary Ridge after we were ordered to charge the rebels, a six-foot rebel tried to run away ; then faced us, and held up both hands to surrender, having passed through our lines by Tom "Am I safe," he cried. " Cau't you thee? Courth you are," said Tom, who lisped. It seemed to me remarkable, a giant and a dwarf, but the dwarf was a lion. At Madison Station, Tom hid in a tree top and escaped capture. He served in our hardest battles. Accidentally killed at Aurora, Illinois.
Note. The above needs more research as the dates don't match his death date.