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Thomas Jefferson Swezea

Male 1809 - 1887  (77 years)


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  • Name Thomas Jefferson Swezea  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 6 Dec 1809  Roane Co/Hickman Co. Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jan 1887  Walla Walla, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5
    Person ID I0780  Merged Tree

    Father William Sweazea,   b. BET. 1790 - 1800, prob. Elbert Co. Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Wayne County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Unknown 
    Family ID F293  Group Sheet

    Family Lucinda,   b. 4 Jan 1820, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1895, Walla Walla, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1835  Wayne County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. William,   b. 1830
     2. Artimissa,   b. 1834
     3. Elizabeth Swezea,   b. 20 Aug 1836
     4. Catherine M.,   b. 1837
     5. Phebe Swezea,   b. 26 Jul 1838
     6. Thomas J. Swezea,   b. 14 Mar 1840
     7. Susan P.M.,   b. 1840
     8. Nancy Jane Swezea,   b. 6 Oct 1842
     9. Missouri Ann Swezea,   b. 23 Dec 1844, Wayne County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. James William Swezea,   b. 25 Jul 1848, Wayne County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Walla Walla, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
    +11. Smith Williams Swezea,   b. 7 Mar 1852, Piedmont, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1938, Walla Walla, Wa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     12. Flinn S. Swezea,   b. 7 Mar 1852
     13. Charles Swezea,   b. 6 Jul 1860, Walla Walla County, Washington Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1927, Walla Walla, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F291  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Census 1850
    Census 1850
    Shows Thomas with Lucinda and there 9 children
    Slave Schedule 1850
    Slave Schedule 1850
    Shows that he owns 3 black and 3 Mulatto Slaves
    Death Record 1895
    Death Record 1895
    Thomas's record

  • Notes 
    • [18212.ged]

      [sweeze~2.FTW]

      It seems that Thomas Jefferson Swezea went by the mame of "Jeff" when he lived in Missouri and that he went by " T.J." after he moved to Washington Terrirory.

      From an old Walla Walla County, History Book abt. 1920

      THOMAS J. SWEZEA, deceased, a pioneer of 1859, was born in Tennessee in
      1809. He spent his early youth there, then came to southeastern Missouri, where he lived until, in 1859, he started across the plains to the west. He made the journey in the usual way for those days, bringing quite a herd of cattle with him. Locating in the city of Walla Walla, he spent two years there, after which he moved to the Oregon line, eight miles southeast of the city, purchased land and engaged in farming. He was there for a number of years, running his five-hundred-acre farm, and raising grain and cattle, but he at length retired to Walla Walla, where he passed the remainder of his days. He died in that city in 1887. While in Missouri he married Miss Lucinda Swezea, and to them were born nine children, five of whom are still living.
      Charles L. Swezea, one of his sons, now a farmer eight miles southeast of Walla Walla, has the distinction of being the first white male child born in Walla Walla, the date of his advent into this life being July 6, 1860. He passed his early years in the public schools of the county and on his farther's farm, but on attaining his majority started in life for himself. For a while he rented land of his father, but as soon as circumstances would permit he purchased a place of his own, and to his original holdings he has kept adding until he now has three hundred and twenty acres in all. He is engaged in raising wheat and barley principally, though he also gives some attention to the other farm products. He is one of the progressive and thrifty farmers of the neighborhood, and is well thought of as a man and citizen. Fraternally he is identified with the A.O.U.W. In this county, in 1883, he married Miss Margaret A. Davis, and they became parents of four children, Bessie A., Flinn A., deceased, Grace A., and one daughter who died in infancy.

      Thomas J. Swezea owned three slaves in 1840 in Wayne County, Missouri.

  • Sources 
    1. [S01646] Sweazea.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jun 11, 1999

    2. [S01648] sweeze.
      Date of Import: Aug 1, 1999

    3. [S12068] 18212.ged.
      Date of Import: Jun 7, 2001

    4. [S01517] Census Records Missouri and Washington Territory.
      1850 Wayne Co., Missouri 1860, 1870, 1880 Walla Walla Wa. Territory History of Walla Walla, County, Wa

    5. [S01648] sweeze.
      Date of Import: Jul 29, 1999


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