George Thomas Swain

Male14 November 1845–11 August 1906

Brief Life History of George Thomas

When George Thomas Swain was born on 14 November 1845, in Smithville Township, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States, his father, Levi Bonaparte Swain, was 22 and his mother, Mary Amanda Sellers, was 23. He lived in Brunswick, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Lockwoods Folly Township, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States in 1860. He died on 11 August 1906, in Macclenny, Baker, Florida, United States, at the age of 60.

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Levi Bonaparte Swain
Mary Amanda Sellers
George Thomas Swain
Penelope Ann Swain
John Wesley Swain
Ephraim Lloyd Swain
Levi Bonaparte Swain Jr
Marshall Bannon Swain
Annie Mae Swain
Charles Ryals Swain
Daniel Lazarus Swain

Sources (3)

  • George Swain in household of Levi Swain, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Swain, Carl Edward (1931- )
  • Geo F Swain in household of Levi Swain, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

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


Age 16

Historical Boundaries: 1861: Baker, Florida, United States

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 17

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Swain, Swein (Old Norse Sveinn, Sven, from sveinn ‘lad’).

English: occupational name from Middle English swein ‘servant, attendant; boy, young man’ (Old Norse sveinn). The word could also denote a swineherd or a peasant in general. The name was thoroughly confused with Swan 1.

Irish: when not the English name, possibly an Anglicized form of Mac Suibhne; see McSwain .

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

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