Jonathan Swingle

1 February 1813–4 December 1888 (Age 75)
South Canaan, South Canaan Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jonathan

When Jonathan Swingle was born on 1 February 1813, in South Canaan, South Canaan Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Conrad Swingle, was 46 and his mother, Lucy Bunting, was 36. He married Phebe Coss about 1836, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Jefferson Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 4 December 1888, in South Canaan, South Canaan Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in South Canaan, South Canaan Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Swingle
Phebe Coss
Marriage: 1836
Hiram Swingle
Sarah I Swingle
Matilda Swingle
Rosilla Swingle
Simon Milton Swingle
Oscar Swingle
Elizabeth Swingle
Gaines Swingle
Dayton C Swingle
Wilbert T Swingle

Spouse and Children

Pennsylvania, United States


    Hiram Swingle


    Sarah I Swingle


    Matilda Swingle


    Rosilla Swingle


    Simon Milton Swingle


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a worker in the linen or hemp industry, from Middle English swingle ‘swingle’, a wooden implement used for beating flax or hemp (Middle Dutch swinghel, from the verb ‘to swing’).2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Zwingel, a topographic name from Middle High German zwingel ‘citadel’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Johnathan Swingle, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jonathan Swingle, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jonathan Swingle in household of Ama Swingle, "United States Census, 1860"

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