Michael Swisher

1776–1844 (Age 68)
Hampshire, Virginia, United States

The Life of Michael

When Michael Swisher was born in 1776, in Hampshire, Virginia, United States, his father, Johannes Swisher, was 47 and his mother, Anna Maria Hawk, was 25. He married Mary Magdalene Klyne on 27 August 1795, in Frederick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died in 1844, in Hardy, Virginia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Dutch Hollow Cemetery, Wardensville, Hardy, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael Swisher
Mary Magdalene Klyne
Marriage: 27 August 1795
Rebecca Swisher
Elizabeth Swisher
Mary Catherine Swisher
John Swisher
Barbara Swisher

Spouse and Children

27 August 1795
Frederick, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 0

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 4

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 18

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schweitzer ‘Swiss’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Michael Switzer, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Michael Swisher, "United States Census, 1840"
  • West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971; Hardy county Will book 8 - Michael Switzer next settlement pg 3 aka 1848

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