Helen Swartwout

about 1834–
New York, United States

The Life of Helen

When Helen Swartwout was born about 1834, in New York, United States, her father, Henry Swartwout, was 29 and her mother, Ann VanHyning, was 20. She married Ira Swan Banta on 18 February 1854, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Malta, Malta, Saratoga, New York, United States in 1850.

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Ira Swan Banta
Helen Swartwout
Marriage: 18 February 1854
Harry S. Banta
Frank Campbell Banta

Spouse and Children

    Ira Swan Banta



18 February 1854
Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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.

Age 12

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

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Swarthout ‘black skin’.

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

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  • Hellen Swartwout in household of Henry Swartwout, "United States Census, 1850"

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