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John Gilbert Sweazea

Male 1841 -

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  • Name John Gilbert Sweazea  [1, 2
    Born 1841  Wayne County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I1224  Merged Tree

    Father James Martin Sweazea,   b. 1817, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1861, Wayne Co. Mo. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Catherine Brown,   b. 1824, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859  (Age 35 years) 
    Family ID F533  Group Sheet

    Family Catherine Williams 
    Married 1862  Wayne County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
     1. no children
    Family ID F537  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • [18212.ged]


      From Goodspeeds History of Southeast Missouri, 1888 Biographical Index, page 1147.
      John G. Swezea a prominent farmer and native of Wayne County, Mo.; was born in 1841. He is a son of James M. and Catherine [ Brown ] Swezea, and grandson of Charles and Elizabeth Swezea. The later couple came from Hickman County, Tenn. to Missouri in 1821, and were among the very earliest settlers of the county. They were the parents of five sons and three daughters. Charles is the only one now living. James M. was born in Tennessee in 1817, being the next to the youngest in the family. He farmed in Wayne County until his death, which occurred in 1861. He was the father of eight children, two of whom are living; John G. and James M. Marquois and Mary died after reaching maturity. The mother died in 1859. In 1861 John G. Swezea joined Col. Green's regiment. Marmadukes brigade, and served until the close of the war, when he came home, purchased a horse, and began farming. He first rented the farm where he now lives for four years, and in 1883 purchased the farm. The total amount of his land is 560 acres, with 350 under cultivation. He was married, in 1862, to Catherine Williams. The Williams family were old settlers of the county, but Mrs Swezea is the only one of the family now living Both Mr and Mrs Swezea are members of the Baptist Church. He has made two trips to Washington Territory, California and Oregon, making the last trip in 1882.

      Note; Five sons and three daughters are shown in the 1830 census of Wayne County, Missouri for Charles Swezea.

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

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

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