Samuel Swift

12 September 1743–1797 (Age 53)
Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Swift was born on 12 September 1743, in Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Capt Zebulon Swift, was 31 and his mother, Rebecca Wing, was 27. He married Chloe Aldrich on 19 May 1765, in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1797, in Richmond, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 54.

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Samuel Swift
Chloe Aldrich
Marriage: 19 May 1765
David Swift
Barnabas Swift
Dolly Swift
Abigail Swift
Calvin Swift
Barabus Swift
Luther Swift
Samuel Swift
Chloe Swift
Levi Swift

Spouse and Children

19 May 1765
Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 33

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 33

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 43

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a rapid runner, from Middle English swift ‘fleet’.2 Irish: Anglicization (part translation) of Gaelic Ó Fuada ( see Foody ).3 Americanized form of some likesounding Jewish name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Swift, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Samuel Swift, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Samuel Swift in entry for David Swift, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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