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William H. Swank

Male 1809 - 1865


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  • Name  William H. Swank  [1, 2
    Born  17 Nov 1809  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Moved  1852  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Iowa State Census  1856  Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (William Swank was listed with wife, Christiana Swank, and children: Mary Aann, Nancy, John, America, George, William W., Lewis, and Elizabeth E. Swank:) William Swank (no age), male, married, 3 years in Iowa, born in Indiana, occupation farmer
    Census  1860  Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (William "Swanks" was listed with wife, "Christinia," and children: Mary A., Nancy J., John, America, George W., William W., Lewis J., Emily, Ellen, and Sherman "Swanks":) William Swanks, age 50, male, farmer, $2000 land, $500 property, born in Indiana
    Died  30 Sep 1865  [1, 5, 6
    Biography  1897  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Yellow Spring and Huron 
    • William H. Swank came in 1852, and lived two or three years in the home of Mrs. Wesley Swank, who was then a widow. He then purchased the William Westfall farm 2 miles south. He lived there ten years, and died in 1865. He had a large family, of whom four live in the state of Washington; there are John, who served in the Engineer regiment, lives at Pomeroy; Wm. H at Dayton; Lewis J. and Sherman live near Morton; George was in the 45th; after the war he went to Texas and was killed by Mexican cattle raiders. Ella (Mrs. Johnson) lives at Genesee, Idaho; Anna married J. N. Moyer(s), died young; America, wife of Joshua Hedges; Jane, wife of J. W. Storks. The mother lives with Mrs. Storks.
    Buried  Hawkeye Cemetery, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I12286  All Families
    Last Modified  2 Mar 2015 

    Father  John Swank, Jr.,   b. Abt 1775,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Nancy Harrison,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  8 Jun 1797  Hardin County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID  F4437  Group Sheet

    Family  Christina Eddelman,   b. 1816, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  19 Feb 1835  Floyd County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Swank,   b. Between 1837 and 1838, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >2. Nancy Jane "Jane" Swank,   b. 9 Dec 1839, Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Swank,   b. 8 Mar 1842, Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1919, Retsil, Kitsap County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. America Swank,   b. 8 Feb 1844, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 15 Apr 1927
     5. George W. Swank,   b. Between 1845 and 1846, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1897, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William W. Swank,   b. Between 1849 and 1850, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Lewis Jordan Swank,   b. 1852, Floyd County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >8. Elizabeth Emily "Emma" Swank,   b. 8 Feb 1855, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1880
     9. Ellen "Ella" Swank,   b. Dec 1857, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1950, Clarkston, Asotin County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Sherman M. Swank,   b. Apr 1859, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  2 Mar 2015 
    Family ID  F4423  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Yellow Spring and Huron - Des Moines County, Iowa, J. W. Merrill, (Published by the author, J. W. Merrill, Mediapolis, Iowa, 1897), page 199 (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S35] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1888) Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 531-532 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S451] 1860 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, Hawk Eye post office, enumerated the 4th of June, 1860. Sutro Microfilm, Sutro Library, San Francisco, California.

    5. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 4).

    6. [S2037] World Connect - Descendants of John and Rosanna Summitt Swank-Hardin County, Kentucky: goranflo6, (last updated: 2008-01-09 03:57:08 UTC (Wed), contact Karalee Goranflo) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S4074] Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992 (Family Search and ancestry) (Reliability: 3).