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
1813–1888
Phebe Coss
1816–1878
Marriage: 1836
Hiram Swingle
1837–1928
Sarah I Swingle
1840–
Matilda Swingle
1843–
Rosilla Swingle
1844–1921
Simon Milton Swingle
1847–1917
Oscar Swingle
1849–1926
Elizabeth Swingle
1850–
Gaines Swingle
1854–
Dayton C Swingle
1857–1928
Wilbert T Swingle
1860–1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1836
Pennsylvania, United States
children

(10)

    Hiram Swingle

    Male1837–1928Male

    Sarah I Swingle

    Female1840–Female

    Matilda Swingle

    Female1843–Female

    Rosilla Swingle

    Female1844–1921Female

    Simon Milton Swingle

    Male1847–1917Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

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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