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The Swank Family: Part 2

Origins and Descendency of George Swank (b. 1844) of Muskingum County Ohio

 

By Richard L. Tolman, Ph. D.

     The Swank name is German1 in origin (likely Schwenck) and is suggested2 to have descended from Hessian mercenaries hired by George III of England during the Revolutionary War who stayed in the Americas.

     There are few references to the George Swank of Muskingum County born in 1844, (Civil War soldier No. 1 in Part 1). He is found as a 6 yr old in the 1850 Census3 with his family (George and Margaret) in Jefferson, Muskingum, Ohio. Here the father George (1812-1888) is living with his second wife (Margaret Moore); he had eventually three wives and had children with all three.4

     There is an unresolved problem with the parentage of the father George Swank (1812-1888). The 1820 census of Muskingum County lists only two Swanks, George Senior and George Junior (both of Virginia)—and both have been ruled out as parents of our George.5 The 1810 census shows no Swanks, but the censuses of all Ohio counties were all lost except Washington County.6

     We know that George’s first wife was Anna (Hurdle) Powers.7 It is this ‘Hurdle’ name that allows us to connect him with a brother Lemuel (b. 1804), also of Muskingum County, Ohio. There is a biography of Lemuel’s son J. T. in the Blair History of Johnson County Kansas8 which states that Lemuel was born at sea as his parents were immigrating from Germany; he was raised as an orphan by a woman named Hurdle (no sources for any of this and nothing has been able to be independently confirmed). Add to this the claim by Shirley Gates (note 4) and others that George (1812-1888) was the son of Peter and Nancy (Powell) Swank.9 The foregoing Gates reference (note 4) has proven accurate in all testable claims, but the author has not found any supporting reference for THIS claim. Peter Swank died early (1813) but his widow Nancy lived on (until 1852) in Muskingum County Ohio and is found in the 1850 census in Adams Twp (Adamsville, Muskingum, Ohio) with an unmarried daughter Polly. Gates and others have found other sibs as well, children of Peter and Nancy. Obviously, Peter and Nancy (Powell) Swank did not come directly from Germany; Nancy and their first son Jacob were born in Virginia (see 1850 census for Joseph and all refs for Nancy Powell)—additionally Powell is a Welsh name. Lemuel and George Swank are listed here as sons of Peter and Nancy Swank for convenience only; the birth-dates fit nicely into the family. That their parents could have come directly from Germany/Switzerland as is suggested in the J. T. Swank bio in Blair’s History of Johnson County (Kansas), cannot absolutely be ruled out.

     Other genealogical workers have similarly taken sides, cf. Marj Aler10 (direct from Germany) and Shirley Gates/Sarah McIntosh11 (Peter/Nancy). These references all refer to the Lemuel Swank line. So, in summary, we have no real paper sources for the existence of Peter Swank in Ohio but have still managed to piece together a family for Peter and Nancy (Powell) Swank. Despite the paucity of records, a fairly convincing case for this Swank family has been found. The family apparently originated in Virginia (Nancy and her oldest son Jacob was born in Virginia) and moved to Muskingum County, Ohio around 1800. No less than three of Peter’s children (Jacob, Joseph, and Catherine) named daughters Malinda (Malissa), an uncommon name in early 19th century, which is additional evidence that the sibs belong to the same family. It is likely that we will discover someday a Malinda among the ancestors of Peter and Nancy.

     One could posit that there are two families here—Jacob, Margaret, Polly, Joseph, Catherine—children of Peter and Nancy as one family and Lemuel and George, children of unknown German immigrants as the second family. BUT the Robert Swank History12 (Robert was a son of George (1812-1888) who dictated this history to his gdau some years before his death at 98 years) states that when his father George first moved to Iowa he stayed for a time at his brother Joseph’s home on land at the fork of the Cedar and Iowa Rivers in Iowa. Therefore they must be one family.

 

Figure 1. Muskingum County Ohio with municipal and township labels.13

 

GENEALOGICAL SUMMARY

 

Generation 1

     1. Peter Swank was born abt 1775 and died 10 May 1813 of Adamsville, Muskingum, Ohio. He married before 1797 Nancy Powell.14,15 She was born16 1775 at Virginia and died 1852 at Muskingum County, Ohio.

     Peter and Nancy (Powell) Swank had seven children.

+  2 i. JACOB SWANK born 1797 at Virginia. He married 16 Aug 1821 at Muskingum County, Ohio Mary Larrison; she was born in Ohio. They raised a family in Noble County, Indiana.

    3 ii. MARGARET SWANK born 1801 of Adamsville, Muskingum, Ohio. She married17 14 Mar 1826 Sylvester Sherley.

    4 iii. MARY (POLLY) SWANK born 1800-1804 of Adamsville, Muskingum, Ohio.18,19 She had a spinal deformation at age 80 (hunchback).

+  5 iv. LEMUEL GEORGE SWANK born 1804 at sea, off the coast of Maryland or in Virginia and died 1 Oct 1870 at Adams Township, Muskingum, Ohio and is buried at the Bethesda Church Cemetery, Adamsville, Muskingum, Ohio

+  6 v. JOSEPH SWANK was born 3 Apr 1811 in Ohio and died 30 Aug 1887 at Louisa County, Iowa.

+  7 vi. GEORGE SWANK born 1812 at Ohio and died 10 May 1888 at ‘Boyd City’, neutral strip, Indian Territory (Oklahoma).

+  8 vii. CATHERINE SWANK born 1814 at Ohio and died 1863 at Louisa County, Iowa. She married John Helms; he was born 1807 at Pennsylvania and died 1866 in Louisa County, Iowa. Both are buried in the Beauchamp Cemetery, Louisa, Iowa.

 

Generation 2

     2. Jacob Swank the son of Peter and Nancy (Powell) Swank was born 1797 at Virginia. He married20 16 Aug 1821 at Muskingum County, Ohio Mary Larrison, she was born 1805. They raised a family in Noble County, Indiana. The family may have moved to Noble County, Indiana because of the presence there of Mary’s sister, Jane Larrison who had also married a Swank, George Swank (of Muskingum County, Ohio), a cousin? The George Swank family, parents and children are also buried in the Salem Cemetery, Ligonier, Noble, Indiana where some of this family are also buried (Phillip).

     Jacob and Mary (Larrison) Swank had five children.21

    9 i. PHILLIP SWANK was born 6 Apr 1823 at Ohio and died 19 Dec 1894, buried22 at Salem Cemetery, Ligonier, Noble, Indiana.

  10 ii. ANN SWANK was born 1831 at Ohio.

  11 iii. SAMUEL SWANK was born 1837 at Ohio. He married Sarah E. Sylvester dau of John C. and Sarah (Karlsbach) Sylvester; she was born 1840 at Indiana. Probably no issue.23

  12 iv. MALINDA SWANK was born Apr 1840 at Ohio. She married24 10 Feb 1861 at Noble County, Indiana Richard Stage; he was born 1839 at Indiana. Five children.25

  13 v. WILLIAM JEFFERSON SWANK was born 1843 at Ohio. He married26 Susannah Domer. At least three children.27

     5. Lemuel George Swank the son of Peter and Nancy (Powell) Swank was born28 1804 at sea,29 off the coast of Maryland and died 1 Oct 1870 at Adams Township, Muskingum, Ohio (1850 Census30 states b. Virginia) and is buried at the Bethesda Church Cemetery, Adamsville, Muskingum, Ohio.31 Ed Blair’s History of Johnson County32 states he was orphaned and raised by a woman named ‘Hurdle’ in Pennsylvania. He moved as a young man to Coshocton County, Ohio and then to Muskingum County. He married33 (1) abt 1831 at Coshocton County, Ohio Matilda Catherine Scott daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Robinson) Scott. She was born 1802 and died abt 1833 at Franklin Township, Conesville, Coshocton, Ohio.34 He married35 (2) 9 Jun 1835 at Muskingum County, Ohio Martha A. Honnold daughter of Jacob and Abigail (Shipman) Honnold (Abigail Shipman Honnold was an aunt of General Stonewall Jackson).36 Martha was born 1805 at Virginia and died 21 May 1863. He married37 (3) 14 Apr 1864 at Muskingum County, Ohio Mary Ann Boyce; she was born 1835 at New York and died 1914. Wives (2) and (3) are buried in the Bethesda Cemetery as well.38

Figure 2. Adamsville Baptist Church

     Lemuel and Matilda (Scott) Swank had a daughter.

  14 i. TERRESSA SWANK born 18 Jul 183239 at Coshocton County, Ohio and died 10 Oct 1864 at Muskingum County, Ohio; buried40 at Bethesda Church Cemetery, Muskingum County, Ohio. She married41 30 Aug 1849 at Muskingum County, Ohio Jeremiah J. Hanks; he was born 1824 and died 7 Oct 1864; also buried42 at Bethesda Church Cemetery (both died of typhoid). Six children.

     Lemuel and Martha (Honnold) Swank had five children.43

  15 i. MARY A. SWANK born Jun 1838 at Ohio. She married44 5 Sep 1857 at Muskingum County, Ohio Thomas R. Hanks. They raised a family in Elbridge Twp, Edgar, Illinois; nine children.45

  16 ii. NANCY CATHERINE SWANK born 1840 at Ohio. She married46 31 May 1856 at Muskingum County, Ohio George Henry Sutton. They raised a family in Union, Lucas, Iowa.47 At least three children.

  17 iii. ELIZA JANE SWANK born 1842 at Ohio and died 6 Aug 1924 and is buried48 at Highland Park Cemetery, Highland Hills, Cuyahoga, Ohio. She married Henry Joy son of Thomas and Millie Ann Joy. He was born 25 Feb 1838 and died 28 Dec 1927 at Humeston, Wayne, Iowa.49 In 1870 they were living in Iowa close to Eliza’s sister Nancy.50

  18 iv. JAMES TAYLOR (J. T.) SWANK born51 13 Jan 1844 at Ohio and died 1924 at Olathe, Johnson, Kansas. He was justice of the peace in Olathe. A life sketch52 provides details of his parents’ and his life. He enlisted in the 160th Ohio infantry and fought at Harper’s Ferry, Martinsburg, and in the Shenandoah Valley; he was with Phil Sheridan at Winchester, and Cedar Creek and was with ‘Little Phil’ on the twenty-mile-ride. He was wounded in the leg by a minie-ball which was never removed. He married53 29 Aug 1867 at Muskingum County, Ohio Laura A. C. Pilcher; she was born 1847 at Ohio. Three children (C. A. (Clem), Mable, and Bessie).54

  19 v. HANNAH E. SWANK born 1845 at Ohio and died 1847.

     Lemuel and Mary Ann (Boyce) Swank had three children.55,56

  20 i. MARTHA SWANK born57 1865 at Ohio and died 21 Jan 1919. Never married.

  21 ii. JON (alias ROBERT F. ) SWANK born58,59 abt 1867 at Ohio and died60 22 Jan 1942 at Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio. He married61 7 Aug 1889 at Muskingum County, Ohio Maggie J Doughty/Dowdy. She was born 1865 at Ohio.62 At least three children.

  22 iii. ELEANOR ‘Nora’ DELL (alias Minnie P.) SWANK born63 17 Oct 1867 at Ohio. She married64 7 Aug 1889 Howard Cornwall Little; he was born 13 Apr 1865.65

     6. Joseph Swank66 the son of Peter and Nancy (Powell) Swank was born 3 Apr 1811 in Ohio and died 30 Aug 1887 at Louisa County, Iowa.67 He served for the Union in the Civil War. In the late 1860’s they moved to Independence, Schuyler, Missouri. He married Mary Hoover abt 1831; she was born 5 Mar 1815 in Ohio (or New York or Virginia)68,69 and died 25 Aug 1887 and is buried70 in the Beauchamp Cemetery, Louisa, Iowa.

     Joseph and Mary Swank had eight children.71,72

  23 i. LEWIS E. SWANK born 1832 at Ohio and died73 1912 at Louisa County, Iowa. He married Caroline Allen74. Both are buried in the Beauchamp Cemetery, Louisa Co. Iowa.

  24 ii. MARY ELIZABETH SWANK born 1838 at Ohio.

  25 iii. FRANCIS J. SWANK born 1840 at Ohio and died 2 Jul 1913 at Louisa County, Iowa. He served in the Iowa 2nd Cavalry in the Civil War. He married 13 Sep 1866 Sarah Havens. She died 1880 and is buried in the Beauchamp Cemetery, Louisa Co. Iowa.75

  26 iv. SARAH SWANK born Nov 1844 at Ohio. Never married.

  27 v. GEORGE SWANK born 1851 at Ohio.

  28 vi. CHARLES SWANK born Nov 1854 at Iowa. He married 5 Dec 1886 at Union, Louisa, Iowa Lily Mae Young.76

  29 vii. MALISSA ANNA SWANK born Jun 1858 at Iowa. She married 5 Feb 1885 William Van Horn (see 43 below).

  30 viii. ALICE SWANK born 1860 at Iowa.

     7. George Swank the son of Peter and Nancy (Powell) Swank was born 1812 at Muskingum County, Ohio and died 10 May 1888 at ‘Boyd City’ neutral strip, Indian Territory (Oklahoma).77 After his Civil War service, he left Muskingum County in 1864 for Iowa and then moved to the Oklahoma Territory, before it was a territory.78 He married79 (1) 21 Jul 1836 at Muskingum County, Ohio Ann (Hurdle) Powers. She died abt 1843 and is buried at Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery (near Dresden), Muskingum, Ohio.80 She was perhaps the daughter of John and Susannah Hurdle who are both interred at the Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery at Dresden, Muskingum, Ohio (see Findagrave #14485609).

He married81 (2) 9 Oct 1845 at Muskingum County, Ohio Margaret Moore. She was born 1813 and died a few day after her dau Catherine’s birth in 1851.82

He married83 (3) 4 Dec 1851 at Knox County, Ohio Rebecca Smith dau of Philip Smith84 of Morgan Township in Knox County, Ohio. She was born abt 1825 at Ohio and died Nov 1893 at Chanute, Neosho, Kansas.85,86,87

     George and Ann (Hurdle Powers) Swank had three children.

   31 i. FRANCIS ASBERRY SWANK born 1837 at Ohio and died88 1870. He fought in the Civil War in the 45th Ohio Infantry, Company C.89

+ 32 ii. THOMAS LEROY SWANK born 4 Mar 1840 at Muskingum County, Ohio and died 11 Apr 1874 and is buried90 in the Swank Cemetery, Fremont, Johnson, Iowa.

+ 33 iii. GEORGE WASHINGTON SWANK91 born 1844 of Jefferson Township, Muskingum, Ohio and died before 1905 in Kansas.

     George and Margaret (Moore) Swank had four children.92

+ 34 i. ROBERT SWANK born 13 Aug 1845 at Union County, Ohio and died 3 Jan 1943 (age 98 yrs. 5 mos. 20 d) and is buried93 in the Swank Cemetery, Fremont, Johnson, Iowa.

   35 ii. ELIZA J. SWANK born 1848 at Muskingum County, Ohio. Probably died young.

   36 iii. MARIAH SWANK born 1849 at Muskingum County, Ohio. Probably died young.94

   37 iv. CATHERINE ‘Cassie’ SWANK born 17 Jun 1851 at Darby, Union, Ohio and died 30 Apr 1933; buried at Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville, Union, Ohio.95 She married96 (1) 7 Apr 1870 Abner Liggett97 son of James and Sarah Ann Richardson Liggett. He was born 1850 and died 20 Dec 1893 and is buried98 at Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville, Union, Ohio. Two children. She married (2) 28 Dec 1910 Samuel Titus Hanks born 1852 and died 1926.99

     George and Rebecca (Smith) Swank had five daughters.

   38 i. SARAH ANN SWANK born 17 Aug 1852 at Ohio and died Feb 1948 at Nebraska; she was buried 16 Feb 1948 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska. She married Nov 1873 at Johnson County, Iowa John A. Litsey. He was born 20 Aug 1850 and died 4 May 1931; he is also buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska.100 Seven children.

   39 ii. MARY ELIZABETH SWANK born 9 Jun 1857 at Union County, Ohio and died 28 Apr 1919; she is buried in the Bardsdale Cemetery, Fillmore, Ventura, California. She married (1) 1875-1876 Christopher C. Reid; he died and she went to the Oklahoma Panhandle to join her father.101 She married (2) 1888 probably in Oklahoma William Froehlich. He was born May 1863 and died 1937; also buried in the Bardsdale Cemetery, Fillmore, Ventura, California.102 Four children with Christopher and four with William.

Figure 3. Viola Rebecca Swank abt 1890103

   40 iii. VIOLA REBECCA SWANK born 30 Aug 1859 at Union County, Ohio and died 25 Jul 1901 at Harper County, Kansas; she is buried in the Harper Cemetery.104 She married 7 Aug 1887 at Kansas Augustus Hoober. He was born 9 Oct 1861 and died 5 Jul 1937 and is also buried in the Harper Cemetery, Harper County, Kansas.105

   41 iv. EMMA ALICE SWANK born 25 Jul 1862 at Ohio and died 28 Feb 1948 at San Bernardino County, California; she is buried at the Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, Calfornia.106 She married 1879 James Henry Moberly. He was born 8 Oct 1846 and died 20 Aug 1920; he is also buried at the Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale.

   42 v. MINNIE MAY SWANK born Feb 1863 and died 29 Jan 1931 in Riverside County, California; she is buried in the Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside. She married Orlando C. Limbocker. He was born 6 Sep 1846 and died 26 Sep 1920; he is also buried in Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside.107 Four children.

     8. Catherine Swank the dau of Peter and Nancy (Powell) Swank was born108,109 12 Feb 1814 at Ohio and died 10 Mar 1863 (age 49yr 26d) at Louisa County, Iowa. She married110 2 Mar 1832 at Muskingum County, Ohio John Daniel Helms; he was born 1807 at Pennsylvania and died 1866 in Louisa County, Iowa. He married (2) Rachel Griffith Lewis in Iowa. Catherine left Muskingum County, Ohio for Louisa County, Iowa to join her sibs there.111 John and Catherine are buried in the Beauchamp Cemetery, Louisa, Iowa.112,113

     John and Catherine (Swank) Helms had a daughter.

  43 i. MALINDA HELMS was born 19 Aug 1832 at Muskingum County, Ohio and died 7 Aug 1884114 at Louisa County, Iowa and is buried115 at Beauchamp Cemetery. She married116 (1) 7 Jun 1860 at Louisa County, Iowa William Foster; he was born117 1839 in England. She married118 (2) 21 Apr 1866 at Oakland, Louisa, Iowa William Van Horn; he was born 1831 and died 1907; she was his second wife. Malinda had a son by Wm Foster and a son by Wm Van Horn.119 William married (3) 5 Feb 1885 Malissa Ann Swank, his second wife Malinda’s cousin.120

 

Generation 3

     32. Thomas Leroy Swank the son of George and Ann (Hurdle Powers) Swank was born 4 Mar 1840 at Muskingum County, Ohio and died 11 Apr 1874 and is buried121 in the Swank Cemetery, Fremont, Johnson, Iowa. He married122 26 May 1864 at Union County, Ohio Mary Caderlia Elliot daughter of John and Louisa (Wood) Elliot; she was born Apr 1855 at Ohio and died 1929 and is buried123 in the Swank Cemetery in Fremont, Johnson, Iowa. Thomas served in the 4th Ohio Infantry and enlisted with his brother George.124 Thomas’ widow Mary married (2) Thomas’ half-brother Robert Swank.

     Thomas and Mary Caderlia (Eliot) Swank had two sons.

  44 i. SHERMAN SWANK born 1867 at Ohio and died 1949 at Kansas; he is buried125 in the Violet Hill Cemetery, Perry, Dallas, Iowa. He married his first cousin Clara Elizabeth Swank Claiborne as her second husband.

  45 ii. FRANKLIN SWANK born 1869 at Ohio and died after 1905. In 1905 Frank is age 36 and working in Johnson County, Iowa and is single.126

     33. George Washington ‘Wash’ Swank the son of George and Ann (Hurdle Powers) Swank was born May 1844127 of Jefferson, Muskingum, Ohio and died before 1905 in Kansas. In the 1850 census128 he appears as ‘Washington Swank’ age 7 in the household of George and Margaret Swank (his 2nd wife). For his military service during the Civil War see Part 1. In the 1860 census129 he is single and working in Jerome, Union, Ohio for the Dodge family; this family includes Mary Ann Dodge, George’s future spouse. George married abt 1866 Mary Ann Dodge daughter of Juda and Elizabeth (Kilgore) Dodge.130,131 She was born 7 Apr 1838 at Jerome, Union, Ohio and died in Kansas between 1895 and 1900.

Figure 4. Juda and Elizabeth ‘Betsey’ Kilgore Dodge (Mary Ann’s parents)132

In the 1870 census133 we find the young family homesteading in Iowa with two little boys and George’s younger half-brother Robert, age 22. By 1885 the family has moved to Kansas.134

     George and Mary Ann (Dodge) Swank had four children.

    46 i. FRANK N. SWANK135 born 1867 at Ohio and died 28 Aug 1871, Oakland, Pottawattomie, Iowa and is buried in the Swank Cemetery, Fremont, Johnson, Iowa.

+  47 ii. ELMORE/ELMER SWANK born 1869 at Marion County, Ohio and died 1952 at Crescent, Logan, Oklahoma.

    48 iii. CLARA ELIZABETH SWANK born 1 Sep 1875 at Louisa County, Iowa and died 1940 and was buried136 in the Swank Cemetery, Fremont, Johnson, Iowa. She married (1) 1896 Martin Claiborne (b. 1843). She married (2) Sherman Swank (her first cousin); he was born 1867 and died 1949. Clara had three children with Martin: Mary A., b. 1897; Florence, b. 1899;137 and Rosa Lee, b. 1901.138

    49 iv. EVERETT SWANK born Apr 1893 at Kansas. He was raised by his sister Clara as a Claiborne.139 He was mentally deficient and became an inmate in the Kansas State Asylum.140

     34. Robert Swank the son of George and Margaret (Moore) Swank was born 13 Aug 1845 at Union County, Ohio and died 3 Jan 1943 (age 98 yrs. 5 mos. 20 d) and is buried141 in the Swank Cemetery, Fremont, Johnson, Iowa. He married142 28 Feb 1875 at Lone Tree, Johnson, Iowa Mary Caderlia Elliot Swank his half-brother Thomas’ widow. In the 1870 census143 he was single and working the farm in Iowa with his half-brother George.

     Robert and Mary Caderlia (Eliot) Swank had three children.144,145

   50 i. EDWARD SWANK born146 23 Oct 1877 at Lonetree, Johnson County, Iowa and died147 19 Dec 1961 at Eugene, Lane, Oregon. He married148 1906 at Iowa Ethel Eliza Graham; she was born 29 Jul 1884 at Nebraska. They later moved to Eugene, Oregon. Five children.

   51 ii. ELMA SWANK born May 1882 at Johnson County, Iowa. Never married.149

   52 iii. EARL SWANK born150 18 Mar 1887 at Johnson County, Iowa. He was mentally deficient and was an inmate of the County Home in 1917.151

 

Generation 4

     47. Elmore/Elmer Swank the son of George and Mary Ann (Dodge) Swank was born 16 Oct 1869 at Marion County, Ohio and died 9 Oct 1952 at Crescent, Logan, Oklahoma. He married Minnie Mae Long, daughter of Ezekial Morgan and Mary Francis (Mays) Long (see Fig. 3).152 She was born 25 Dec 1879 at Bazine, Ness, Kansas and died 23 Jun 1963 at Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma. She was initially named (in 1880 census) L. Mary Long.153

Ezekiel Morgan Long was born 11 Jan 1825 at Decatur County, Indiana son of Joel Jackson Long and Sarah Rachel (Vincent) Long and died 18 Jun 1895 at Bazine, Ness, Kansas and was buried154 in the Bazine Cemetery. He was a Civil War veteran of the 23rd Missouri infantry.155 He married (1) 28 Sep 1853 at Grundy County , Missouri Martha Meek156. He married157 (2) 18 Feb 1869 at Daviess County, Missouri Mary Francis Mays dau of George W. and Evaline (Booram) Mays.158 She was born 15 Sep 1842 at Red Shoals, Virginia and died 15 Aug 1927 at Crescent, Logan, Oklahoma.159 Four children with Martha: Joel J. (b 1854), Eliza Jane (b. 1856), Florence (b. 1858, died young), and Nancy Elizabeth (b.1863, d. 1916); and seven children with Mary Frances: George W. (b. 1870), John Z./Zed K., (b. 22 Nov 1871, d. 28 Feb 1962), Sarah Evelyn (b. 1874), L. Mary/Minnie Mae (b. 1879), Aaron (b. 1880), Ashley E. (b. 10 Mar 1884, a twin) and Ashford D. (b. 10 Mar 1884, a twin).160

Figure 6. Four of the Long Sibs (abt 1960): (L-R) Zed K. Long, Minnie Long Swank, Sarah Evelyn Long Sutcliffe, and Ashward D. ‘Nash’ Long.161

     Elmer and Minnie (Long) Swank had six children.162,163

  53 i. VIOLA GENEVA SWANK born 18 Jul 1898 at Bazine, Ness, Kansas and died Jul 1978 at Crescent, Logan, Oklahoma. She married abt 1927 Samuel Shaw Kuver. One daughter.

  54 ii. CLARENCE HOMER SWANK born 26 Jan 1901 at Bazine, Ness, Kansas and died 11 Jun 1950 at Gainesville, Cooke, Texas. He married Lora Laursiana Mask. She was born 17 Oct 1903 at Balm, Cooke, Texas dau of Felix J. and Rosa M (Hurd) Mask; she died 31 Mar 1995.164 Both are buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville.165 One daughter.

  55 iii. CARRIE MARIE SWANK born 24 Oct 1902 at Pawnee Valley, Ness, Kansas and died 11 Aug 2003 at Crescent, Logan, Oklahoma. She married (1) 6 Nov 1926 Vernon Counterman and (2) Mar 1961 Alfred Perkins. No issue.166

  56 iv. BLANCHE MILDRED SWANK born 26 May 1906 at Pawnee Valley, Ness, Kansas and died 10 Jan 2003. She married (1) William Clyde Mills. He was born 1904 and died 1976. She married (2) 1981 John Kite.167

  57 v. LENA HAZEL SWANK born 29 Oct 1908 at Pawnee Valley, Ness, Kansas and died 8 Sep 1998 at Moab, Grand, Utah and is buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Moab.168 She married Guy R. Bradley. He was born 19 Feb 1906 and died 19 Mar 1995 and is also buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Moab.169

  58 vi. GERALD WINCHESTER SWANK born 20 Apr 1911 at Pawnee Valley, Ness, Kansas and died 18 Aug 1994 at Lehi, Utah, Utah.170 He married 27 Sep 1934 Vera I De Jarnett. Four children.

  59 vii. GLADYS E TARMAN born 1896 at Ohio.171

  60 viii. OLEN C. TARMAN born 1900 at Ohio.

 

NOTES

1. ‘Township Histories of Muskingum County, Ohio: Washington Township’ online at www.heritagepursuit/Muskingum/Muskingum1882-371Washington.htm (accessed 15 Sep 2009).

2. Bohn, Philip ‘Swank, George d. March 13, 1841’ online at http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/swank/151 (accessed 12 Dec 2015).

3. 1850 U. S. Census of Jefferson, Muskingum, Ohio, M432_717, Page 155B, Image 184, Household 1908; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 10 Dec 2015).

4. ‘Shirley Gates, SWANK, Viola (?-1901) om KS’, online at Swank Message Board (http://boards.Ancestry.com/surnames.swank/94.110/mb.ashx).

5. George Swank Senior (1765-1841) of Loudoun County, Virginia is the father of George Swank Junior (1791-1881) and the 1820 census showed George Junior had only daughters in 1820 (our George b. 1812).

6. Thorndale, W. and W. Dollarhide Map Guide to the U. S. Federal Censuses 1790-1920 (Baltimore, OH: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987) p. 269.

7. Swank/Powers marriage: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, FHL Film 901,164; online at FamilySearch (accessed 20 Jan 2016).

8. Blair, Ed ‘J. T. Swank of Olathe’ History of Johnson County, Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas: Standard Publishing Co., 1915) pp.437-8; hereafter Blair’s Johnson County.

9. cf. ‘McIntosh Family Tree’, owner SarahMcIntosh77, tree 2661527; online at trees.Ancestry.com (accessed 10 Dec 2015).

10. ‘Aler and Perry Family of Ohio’, owner marjaler, online at trees.Ancestry.com/tree/15290380; (accessed 29 Jul 2016).

11. See citation 14,15 below.

12. Holmes, Edith Swank, related to her by her gf Robert Swank (contributed by JuanitaEdlen80), ‘The George Swank Family Move to Iowa’ Cf ‘McIntosh Family Tree’, online at person.Ancestry.com/tree/2661527/person/-1821378578/gallery?_phtarg=lrU13 (George Swank), see Note 57; hereafter Robt Swank History.

13. Wikipedia; online at en.wikipedia.org (search: Muskingum).

14. ‘Shirley Gates, SWANK, Viola (?-1901) of KS’, online at Swank Message Board (http://boards.Ancestry.com/surnames.swank/94.110/mb.ashx).

15. cf. ‘McIntosh Family Tree’, owner SarahMcIntosh77, online at trees.Ancestry.com/tree/2661527; (accessed 10 Dec 2015).

16. 1850 U. S. Census of Adams, Muskingum, Ohio, M432_718, Page 318A, Image 99, Household 638, Nancy stated to be 75 (b. 1775) although Ancestry trees has her b. 1784 (no source), Polly was 46 which would make her the same age as Lemuel—perhaps the 1880 age of 80 is more accurate; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

17. Sherley/Swank marriage: Ohio, Muskingum County marriages 1804-1818, FHL Film 865142; online at FamilySearch (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

18. 1880 U. S. Census of Oakland, Louisa, Iowa, Roll 350, Page 399A, E. D. 121, Image 479, FHL Film 1254350, Wm and Malinda Van Horn w/his son, her son, their son and a boarder Polly Swank (age 80); online at Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

19. 1850 U. S. Census of Adams, Muskingum, Ohio, M432_718, Page 318A, Image 99, Household 638, Nancy stated to be 75 (b. 1775) although Ancestry trees has her b. 1784 (no source), Polly was 46 which would make her the same age as Lemuel—perhaps the 1880 age of 80 is more accurate; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

20. Swank/Larrison marriage: Ohio, Muskingum County marriages 1804-1818, FHL Film 865142; online at FamilySearch (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

21. 1850 U. S. Census of Orange, Noble, Indiana, M432_162, Page 257A, Image 515, Household 19; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

22. Findagrave #31357789, b. Virginia?

23. 1880 U. S. Census of Carlton, Barry, Michigan, Roll 570, E. D. 034, Image 0443, Page 31A, FHL Film 1254570, b. Ohio, father b. Virginia; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

24. Stage/Swank marriage: ‘Alinda’ Swank, Indiana, Marriage Book 1, p. 151; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

25. 1900 U. S. Census of Elkhart, Noble, Indiana, Roll 395, E. D. 0084, FHL Film 1240395; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

26. Jourdan/Swank marriage: Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, at Noble County, Indiana, database at FamilySearch, parents of the bride are named as William Jefferson Swank and Susanna Domer (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

27. 1870 U. S. Census of Elkhart, Noble, Indiana, Roll M593_347, Page 109A, Image 223, FHL Film 545846; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

28. Birth year is from the Findagrave entry, no source. If born on shipboard, they were perhaps travelling from Virginia as that is where mother was born (see discussion above).

29. The author found no Swanks or similar names arriving at eastern ports in the period 1804-1806.

30. 1850 U. S. Census of Adams, Muskingum, Ohio, Roll M432, FHL Film 444711, Image 98, Family 632; he was 46, born in VA; Martha was 43, born in OH; and 1860 U. S. Census of Adams, Muskingum, Ohio, Roll M653_1019, Page 445, Image 303, Family 77; Lemuel was 56, born in MD, Martha was 54 and born in VA; online at FamilySearch and Ancestry (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

31. Findagrave #122628471, Lemuel George Swank—comments cited Blair’s Johnson County.

32. Blair, Ed ‘J. T. Swank of Olathe’ History of Johnson County, Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas: Standard Publishing Co., 1915) pp.437-8, claims without source that Lemuel was born at sea as parents were immigrating from Germany; hereafter Blair’s Johnson County.

33. Post from Marg Aler, boards.Ancestry.com/surnames.swank/58.115.1.1.1.1/mb.ashx with information about Lemuel Swank from The Coshocton Age, Coshocton, Ohio July 28, 1865.

34. ‘Aler and Perry Family of Ohio’, owner marjaler, online at trees.Ancestry.com/tree/15290380; (accessed 29 Jul 2016).

35. Swank/Honnold marriage: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, FHL Film 865,142; online at FamilySearch (accessed 20 Jan 2016).

36. Ibid. and Blair’s Johnson County

37. Swank/Borice marriage: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958; online at FamilySearch (accessed 20 Jan 2016).

38. Findagrave #122628561 and 122683628, respectively.

39. Birthdate from her tombstone, Bethesda Church Cemetery, cf. ‘Aler and Perry Family of Ohio’, owner marjaler, online at trees.Ancestry.com/tree/15290380; (accessed 29 Jul 2016).

40. Findagrave #122578797.

41. Hanks/Swank marriage: Ohio, Muskingum County marriages, FHL Film 865135, database at FamilySearch (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

42. Findagrave #122578407; interesting bio.

43. Will of ‘Samuel’ (Lemuel) Swank: Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-199, Muskingum County, Wills Vol. 3-4, 1869-1880, the five living children of Martha Honnold Swank are named with their spouses as well as the three children of Mary Ann, ‘present wife’ (children not named); online at Ancestry.com (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

44. Hanks/Swank marriage: Ohio, Muskingum County marriages, FHL Film 910167, database at FamilySearch (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

45. 1900 U. S. Census of Elbridge Twp, Edgar, Illinois, Roll T623, Page 4A, family 69, FHL Film 1240,298; online at FamilySearch (accessed 14 Aug 2016).

46. Sutton/Swank marriage: Ohio, Muskingum County marriages, FHL Film 910167, online at FamilySearch (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

47. 1870 U. S. Census of Union, Lucas, Iowa, Roll M593_406, Page 578B, Image 359529, FHL Film 545905; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 14 Aug 2016).

48. Findagrave # 94837854.

49. Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registration 1835-1998, The State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, FHL Film 2194,194, Image 1806, names parents and spouse (full name); online at FamilySearch (accessed 14 Aug 2016).

50. 1870 U. S. Census of Union, Lucas, Iowa, Roll M593_406, Page 578A, Image 359481, FHL Film 545905; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 14 Aug 2016).

51. cf. ‘Patton Family Tree’, owner JoeBusch42, tree 25677949; online at trees.Ancestry.com (accessed 20 Jan 2016).

52. Blair’s Johnson County.

53. Swank/Pilcher marriage: Ohio Marriages, 1800-2958, Muskingum County, Ohio; online at FamilySearch (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

54. 1880 U. S. Census of Olathe, Johnson, Kansas, Roll 384, Page 109D, E. D. 099, Image 0426; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

55. 1870 U. S. Census of Adams, Muskingum, Ohio, Roll M593_1250, Page 6A, Image 16, FHL Film 542749, indexer says ‘Samuel’ but it is obviously Lemuel, ‘Marget’ is obviously Mary Ann; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

56. The three children of Lemuel and Mary Ann Swank listed are those listed in the 1870 census (there is no other Swank family in Adams, Muskingum). However there are other troublesome records to be accounted for: There is a birth record for a Minnie P. Swank (parents Lemuel and ‘Mary J.’ Swank at Coshocton County (Close to Adams, Muskingum) on 17 Oct 1867 (FHL Film 895283 at FamilySearch); perhaps they changed their minds about her name (see note 63).

57. 1880 U. S. Census of Adams, Muskingum, Ohio, Roll 1054, E. D. 151, Image 0014, Page 6D, FHL Film 1255054; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

58. Ibid.

59. Robert Fletcher Swank death: Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, Lemuel and wife are mentioned as parents in the death record; online at FamilySearch (accessed 20 Jan 2016).

60. Robert F. Swank death, Ohio Death Index, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, database at FamilySearch (accessed 14 Aug 2016).

61. Swank/Doughty marriage: Ohio, Muskingum County marriages, FHL Film 865145, database at FamilySearch (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

62. 1930 U. S. Census of Newark, Licking, Ohio, Roll T626, Page 8B, E. D. 33, Family 231, Image 1069, FHL Film 2341562; online at FamilySearch (accessed 14 Aug 2016).

63. Minnie P. Swank birth: Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962, ; online at FamilySearch (accessed 20 Jan 2016).

64. Little/Swank marriage: Ohio, Muskingum County marriages, FHL Film 865145, database at FamilySearch (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

65. Runk, Emma Ten Broeck Barcroft Family Records (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Lippincott, 1910) p. 220; online at FamilySearch.

66. Robt Swank History; George Swank (1812-1888) moved his family to Iowa in fall 1864…and stayed ‘at the home of his brother Joseph, who lived on some of the land known as the forks of the Cedar and Iowa Rivers.’ (Louisa County). There were 10 Swanks living in Louisa County, Iowa in 1870—five of them were from the George Swank family. Of the other 5, the oldest (b. 1805) was Mary Swank who was a gmother living with her dau Malinda Swank Vanhun.

67. Beauchamp Cemetery, online at www.rootsweb.Ancestry.com/~iamusca2/beau.htm; contains valuable marginal notes from the sexton not found on findagrave.

68. 1870 U. S. Census of Oakland, Louisa, Iowa, Roll M593_406, Page 456B, Image 256, FHL Film 545905, The ‘Vanhun’ family: includes Wm and Malinda, four children and Mary Swank, age 65 (b. 1805); online at Ancestry.com (accessed 10 Nov 2015).

69. 1860 U. S. Census of Orono, Muscatine, Iowa, Roll M653_337, Page 641, Family 29, Image 157, FHL Film 803337; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

70. Findagrave #37550205; a beautiful monument, but the age and birthplace are at odds with all other records; the sexton notes at the Beauchamp Cemetery are more useful.

71. 1856 Census of Cedar, Muscatine, Iowa, State Census Collection , 1836-1925; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

72. 1880 and 1870 U. S. Census of Independence, Schuyler, Missouri, Roll M593_736, Page 13B, Image 32, FHL Film 1254736 and Roll M593_804, Page 335B, Image 676, FHL Film 552303, Mary was b. Virginia—she must have been visiting her niece Malinda in Iowa in 1870; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

73. Beauchamp Cemetery, online at www.rootsweb.Ancestry.com/~iamusca2/beau.htm; contains valuable marginal notes from the sexton not found on findagrave.

74. Ibid.

75. Ibid.

76. ‘Patterson Family Tree’, owner mlasagne, tree 17479829, and references therein; online at trees.Ancestry.com (accessed 20 Jan 2016).

77. Robt Swank History, there is no such place as ‘Boyd City’ according to the Oklahoma Historical Society. It was located in the ‘neutral strip, Indian Territory’ (the Oklahoma panhandle also called the ‘Cherokee Strip)—it is most likely Boyd in today’s Beaver County, Oklahoma.

78. Robt Swank History.

79. Swank/Powers marriage: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, FHL Film 901,164; online at FamilySearch (accessed 20 Jan 2016).

80. Personal communication from Sarah Sutton, Davenport, Iowa (10 Jan 2009); Ann Swank is not on the list of interments in the Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery.

81. Personal communication from Lorena Hoober Velasques (29 Jul 2016).

82. Personal communication from Sarah Sutton, Davenport, Iowa (10 Jan 2009); she provided a list of children of George and his three wives.

83. Ibid.

84. Morgan Township, Knox County History; online at www.heritagepursuit.com/Knox/Knox1862File04.htm (accessed 21 Oct 2009).

85. ‘Shirley Gates, SWANK, Viola (?-1901) from KS’, online at Swank Message Board (http://boards.Ancestry.com/surnames.swank/94.110/mb.ashx).

86. 1850 U. S. Census of Adams, Muskingum, Ohio, M432_718, Page 317B, Image 98, Household 632; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 20 Jan 2016).

87. Robt Swank History.

88. Francis A. Swank death: Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997, database at FamilySearch, FHL Film 182,782 (accessed 24 Jan 2016).

89. ‘Francis A. Swanks’/Asbury Swank, United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865, database at FamilySearch, FHL Film 882,320 (accessed 24 Jan 2016).

90. Findagrave #115046277; entry contains many other unsourced details.

91. This is Civil War veteran #1 (of the 4th Ohio )in Part 1 of the essay.

92. 1850 U. S. Census of Jefferson, Muskingum, Ohio, M432_717, Page 155B, Image 184, Household 1198, George and Margaret’s family with 3 sons from Anna and 3 from Margaret (Robert, Eliza J., Mariah, no Phebe); in the 1860 Census of Leesburg, Union, Ohio (Roll M653_1044, Page 37, Image 80, FHL Film 805044) Margaret’s two younger girls Eliza and Mariah are gone and a new 16 yr old Phebe Swank (b 1844) has appeared (the author can find no other record of Phebe); online at Ancestry.com (accessed 20 Jan 2016).

93. Findagrave #115106790; entry contains many other unsourced details.

94. Ibid.

95. Findagrave #116574176; entry erroneously states her father to be Robert Swank.

96. ‘Loretta Elizabeth Piper Tree’, owner LorettaChristiansen, tree 1487173; online at trees.Ancestry.com (accessed 14 Aug 2016).

97. Mill Creek Township, Union County History; online at www.heritagepursuit.com/Union/Untp5BS.htm (accessed 21 Oct 2009).

98. Findagrave #116576364.

99. Findagrave #116574176; entry contains many other unsourced details.

100. Findagrave #118365135; entry contains many other unsourced details.

101. Robt Swank History.

102. Findagrave #47265123; entry contains many other unsourced details.

103. ‘Gonsioroski/Hoober Tree’, owner morlyn131, tree 9523537; online at trees.Ancestry.com (accessed 14 Aug 2016).

104. Findagrave #20645600; entry contains many other unsourced details.

105. Velasquez, Lorena, Comment: 13 Dec 1999 ‘Swank, Viola/Hoober, Augustus>KS’ online at www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/swank/148; she is a gdau of Augustus and Viola.

106. Findagrave #47541906; entry contains other unsourced details.

107. Findagrave #135428125; entry contains other unsourced details.

108. 1850 U. S. Census of Madison, Muskingum, Ohio, M432_718, Page 294A, Image 52, Household 312, John and Catherine living with their dau Malinda, age 17 (b. 1833); online at Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

109. Beauchamp Cemetery, online at www.rootsweb.Ancestry.com/~iamusca2/beau.htm; contains valuable marginal notes that are far superior to unsourced junk on findagrave.com.

110. ‘Van Horn’, owner Jennifer Endsley, tree 6498393, terrific, wonderfully documented tree with many sourced details; online at trees.Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

111. 1856 Census of Oakland, Louisa, Iowa, Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925, database online at Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

112. Beauchamp Cemetery, online at www.rootsweb.Ancestry.com/~iamusca2/beau.htm; contains valuable marginal notes that are far superior to unsourced material on findagrave.com.

113. Findagrave #7760831 and 7760830 (accessed 25 Jan 2016); they have the surname spelled Helm instead of Helms as in other records and her maiden name is said to be ‘Barger’ (probably an error—should be Swank), there is no other Barger in the cemetery and there is no other explanation for Polly Swank living (in the 1880 census) with their dau Malinda other than Catherine’s maiden name being Swank. Additionally, in the 1870 census Malinda (Helms) ‘Vanhun’ (Van Horn) has Mary Swank (age 65) living with them—called ‘Grand Ma’, but must be grand-aunt (Uncle Joseph’s wife).

114. Malinda Van Horn death: Iowa, Cemetery Records, 166-1999, Grave records of Louisa county, p. 144 (age 52); online at Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

115. Findagrave #111664120.

116. Foster/Helms marriage: Iowa, Select Marriages, online at Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

117. 1860 U. S. Census of Oakland, Louisa, Iowa, Roll M653_331, Page 782, Household 26, FHL Film 803331, John (age 53) and Catherine (age 49) and dau Malinda with the groom before the marriage; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 9 Nov 2015).

118. ‘Hillebrenner Family Tree’, owner robindowns_1, tree 21813648; online at trees.Ancestry.com (accessed 11 Dec 2015).

119. ‘Van Horn’, owner Jennifer Endsley, tree 6498393, terrific, wonderfully documented tree with many sourced details; online at trees.Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

120. 1900 U. S. Census of Oakland, Louisa, Iowa, Roll 444, Page 2A, E. D. 0088, FHL Film 1240444, her sister Sarah lives with them; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Nov 2015).

121. Findagrave #115046277; entry contains many other unsourced details.

122. Swank/Elliot marriage: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, FHL Film 573,777, ‘Thomas L.’; online at FamilySearch (accessed 20 Jan 2016).

123. Findagrave #115106789; entry contains many other unsourced details.

124. United States Civil War Index, database at FamilySearch (accessed 22 Jan 2016).

125. Findagrave #16060241.

126. 1905 Iowa State Census, FHL Film 1430471; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 14 Aug 2016).

127. 1900 U. S. Census of Bazine, Ness, Kansas, Roll 493, Page 17A, E. D. 0159, FHL Film 1240493, George widower, parents b. Ohio, living with son Elmer and his wife Minnie (Long) Swank; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 10 Dec 2015).

128. 1850 U. S. Census of Jefferson, Muskingum, Ohio, M432_717, Page 155B, Image 184, Household 1908; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 10 Dec 2015).

129. 1860 U. S. Census of Jerome, Union, Ohio, Roll M653_1044, Page 107, Household 3, FHL Film 805044, Mary Ann is 5 yrs older than George; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 10 Dec 2015).

130. 1850 U. S. Census of Jerome, Union, Ohio, M432_736, Page 138B, Image 252, FHL Film 545905, family structure is consistent with 1850 census, George is 27 and Mary is 32; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 10 Dec 2015).

131. cf. ‘Williams Family Tree’, owner austincox2121, tree 12116582 and ‘Richey Family Tree’, owner Deborah Marder, tree 82184117; online at trees.Ancestry.com (accessed 10 Dec 2015); contains many family details(and pics)not found in other sources.

132. Ibid.

133. 1870 U. S. Census of Oakland, Louisa, Iowa, Roll M593_406, Page 454B, Image 183, FHL Film 552288.

134. In the 1880 census George (age 38) is working alone as a carpenter in Franklin County, Kansas (Peoria, Franklin, Kansas, Roll 381, Page 154C, E. D. 089, Image 756, FHL Film 1254381); in the 1885 and 1895 Kansas censuses, the family with three children is reunited first in Ottawa, Franklin, Kansas and subsequently in Auburn, Shaunee, Kansas (Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, online at Ancestry.com); in the 1885 it states they came to Kansas from Iowa.

135. Brown, Mabel Estle The Fork of the Rivers, History and Partial Genealogy of People of Oakland-Orono Townships (Iowa) (Conesville, Iowa: Brown, 1978) p. 538; Musser Public Library, Muscatine, Iowa, cited in’Family Trees at Ancestry, tree 6498393, ‘Van Horn’, owner Jennifer Endsley. Also Findagrave #115046276, Swank Cemetery, Johnson County, Iowa.

136. Findagrave #115106698, Swank Cemetery, Johnson County, Iowa.

137. 1900 U. S. Census of Bazine, Ness, Kansas, Roll 476, Page 2B, E. D. 0177, FHL Film 1240476; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

138. Singley/Claiborne marriage: Iowa marriages, 1809-1992, database at FamilySearch, names parents of the bride (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

139. Ibid.

140. 1900 U. S. Census of Walnut, Cowley, Kansas, Roll 493, Page 17A, E. D. 0159, FHL Film 1240493, George widower, parents b. Ohio, living with son Elmer and his wife Minnie (Long) Swank; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 10 Dec 2015).

141. Findagrave #115106790; entry contains many other unsourced details.

142. Swank/Eliot marriage: Iowa County Marriages, 1838-1934, ‘Mary C. Swank’; database at FamilySearch (accessed 23 Jan 2016).

143. 1870 U. S. Census of Oakland, Louisa, Iowa, Roll M593_406, Page 454B, Image 183, FHL Film 552288, Robert is 22 yrs; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 14 Aug 2016).

144. 1880 U. S. Census of Fremont, Johnson, Iowa, Roll 714, Page 424D, E. D. 118, Image 853, FHL Film 1254714; Robert and Mary are living with Mary’s two children with Thomas as well as two children from her marriage with Robert; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 13 Nov 2015).

145. 1900 U. S. Census of Fremont, Johnson, Iowa, Roll 440, Page 14B, E. D. 0076, FHL Film 1240440; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

146. Edward Swank, Oregon, Select Births and Christenings, 1868-1929, database at Ancestry,com, FHL Film 2230787 (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

147. cf. ‘KING’, owner harperjoe66, tree 75346664; online at trees.Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

148. Swank/Graham marriage: Iowa Marriage Records, 1880-1937, database online at Ancestry.com, no date (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

149. 1930 U. S. Census of Fremont, Johnson, Iowa, T9, ED 234, Image 8, Robert Swank family; online at FamilySearch (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

150. U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, database online at Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016).

151. Ibid.

152. ‘King Family Tree’, owner slking1169, tree 11182952, online at trees.Ancestry.com (accessed 25 Jan 2016); contains wonderful pics and many family details not found in other sources.

153. 1880 U. S. Census of Bazine, Ness, Kansas, Roll 391, Page 308C, E. D. 388, Image 258 FHL Film 1254391, family includes father E. M. (b. Indiana, parents b. Virginia), mother M. S. (parents b. Virginia), and children Geo M, John Z., S. E. (Sarah Evelyn) and L. Mary; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 14 Aug 2016). The 1870 census (Madison, Grundy, Missouri, Rol M593_777, Page 327B, Image 352308, FHL Film 552276) has three additional children from 1st marriage: Joel J. Long, Eliza J., and Nancy E. (b. 1862).

154. Findagrave #60144631; lots of additional information recorded (no sources).

155. U. S. Civil War Pension Index, NARA, Roll T288_287; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 14 Feb 2016).

156. Long/Meek marriage: Missouri, Marriage Records 1805-2002; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 14 Aug 2016).

157. Long/Mays marriage: Missouri, Marriage Records 1805-2002; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 14 Aug 2016).

158. ‘cprivitt’, owner janemartin1941, tree 10772718; online at trees.Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2009).

159. ‘Mays/Stith’, owner S_DeNeal, tree 7433453; online at trees.Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Nov 2009).

160. Personal communication with Norma Bewley, 24 Feb 2009.

161. Ibid.

162. Ibid.

163. 1910 U. S. Census of Franklin, Ness, Kansas, Roll T624_448, Page 7A, E. D. 0118, FHL Film 1374461; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 11 Aug 2016) and 1920 U. S. Census of Columbia, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, Roll T625_1467, Page 8A, E. D. 224, Image 103; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 11 Aug 2016).

164. ‘Lora Laursenia Swank’, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, online at Ancestry.com (accessed 15 Aug 2016).

165. Findagrave #114103249.

166. Carrie Marie Swank Perkins obit: The Guthrie News Leader, Tuesday, August 12, 2003.

167. Blanche Mildred Kite obit: personal communication from Jane Martin, rugshop@grm.net (received 9 Nov 2009).

168. Findagrave # 166789341.

169. Findagrave # 166789357.

170. Gerald Winchester Swank obit: Deseret News, Saturday, August 20, 1994.

171. The Tarman children were raised by Elmer and Minnie Mae.

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