James Crawford Swank

Brief Life History of James Crawford

James Crawford Swank was born on 19 September 1833, in West Lebanon, Pike Township, Warren, Indiana, United States. He married Melissa Malissa Briggs on 23 January 1848, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Warren, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Pike Township, Warren, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 15 August 1872, in Warren, Indiana, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Owen Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States.

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James Crawford Swank
Melissa Malissa Briggs
Marriage: 23 January 1848
William Nelson Swank
Emma Jane Swank
Sarah Josephine Swank
John Eli Swank
Mary J Swank
Ruth Ella Swank

Sources (10)

  • James Swank, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Swank, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • James C. Swank, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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