Rosanna Swaney

27 September 1777–
Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Rosanna

When Rosanna Swaney was born on 27 September 1777, in Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Benjamin Sweaney Jr, was 30 and her mother, Mehitable March, was 32. She married Calvin Griffin on 2 April 1797.

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Calvin Griffin
Rosanna Swaney
Marriage: 2 April 1797

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution
Age 4
Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
Age 4
The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
Age 31
Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Scottish: probably an occupational name for a servant or retainer. Compare Swain 1.

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

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  • Rosannah Swaney, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rosanna Swaney -

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