Saturday, May 07, 2011

Surname Saturday : SWAFFORD

The SWAFFORD surname is in my maternal line.  The origins of the surname are believed to be Irish.

Stories and history:

Ahnentafel # 63: Mary Ellen Swafford (1854-1932).  Mary Ellen was born August 30, 1854 in Monroe County, Indiana.  She married July 2, 1873 in Monroe County, Indiana to James Austin Davis (c1850-1909).  James was born circa 1850 in Indiana.  They raised two daughters in Monroe and Owen Counties, Indiana.  They divorced and Mary Ellen married secondly on November 15, 1884 in Monroe County, Indiana to Robert Farrell Gilliland (1849-1916).  Robert was born November 27, 1849 in Pulaski County, Kentucky.  They raised two children in Monroe County, Indiana.  Robert died August 4, 1916 in Whitehall, Owen County, Indiana.  Mary died January 28, 1932 near Dolan, Monroe County, Indiana.

Ahnentafel # 126: Peter Kirkpatrick Swafford (1827-1885).  Peter was born June 12, 1827 in Mississippi.  He married April 3, 1853 in Owen County, Indiana to Mary Ann Crockett (1835-1865).  Mary Ann was born in 1835 in Owen County, Indiana.  They raised three daughters in Monroe County, Indiana.  Mary Ann died circa 1865.  Peter died 1885 in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana.

Ahnentafel # 252: Larkin Swafford (1790-1839).  Larkin was born in 1790 in Greenville County, South Carolina.  He married before 1817 to Nancy ________ (c1790-bef1850).  Nancy was born circa 1790 in Tennessee.  They raised six children in Tennessee, Mississippi and Monroe County, Indiana.  Larkin came to Monroe County, Indiana before 1839.  Nancy died after 1850 census of Monroe County, Indiana.  Larkin died 1839.

Ahnentafel # 504: Jacob Swafford (1762-1845).  Jacob was born 1762 in Greenville County, South Carolina.  He married in 1790 to Sarah Larkin (c1772-1852).  Sarah was born circa 1772 in Virginia.  They raised 13 children in Greenville County, South Carolina and Bledsoe County, Tennessee.  Sarah died 1852 in McMinn County, Tennessee.  Jacob died 1845 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

Ahnentafel # 1008: Peter Swafford (1740-    ).  Peter was born circa 1740 in Ireland.  He married Rennie Howard (c1745-     ).  Rennie was born circa 1745 in Ireland.  They raised 8 children in Greenville County, South Carolina.  Peter died in Greenville, South Carolina.

Related blog posts:

Surname Saturday – create a post in which you discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research. Surname Saturday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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