Robert Swann

29 September 1791–November 1857 (Age 66)
York, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Swann was born on 29 September 1791, in York, South Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel Swan, was 23 and his mother, Catherine Seahorn Swann, was 20. He married Rachel Cowan on 8 June 1814, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jefferson City, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died in November 1857, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Robert Swann
Rachel Cowan
Marriage: 8 June 1814
Samuel W. Swann
Catherine Swann
Allen Perry Swann
Leah Lewis Swann
James Preston Swann
John Cowan Swann Sr.

Spouse and Children

8 June 1814
Jefferson, Tennessee, United States


    Samuel W. Swann


    Leah Lewis Swann


    James Preston Swann



    Catherine Swann


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings




    Martha Swan




    Mary Polly Swann


+12 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 3

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

Age 6

It is suggested that the original name of the city, Mossy Creek, originated due to the first settlers' description of the 'vivid' green moss developed around a creek near the settlement.[11] By 1797, Mossy Creek had around 75 to 100 families with a four-mile-radius of the city. Around the beginnings of the American Civil War in September 1861, Union Army General Ambrose Burnside liberated the city from the Confederacy, but was attacked in an unsuccessful siege by Confederate General James Longstreet. Several skirmishes took place around Mossy Creek, most notably the Battle of Mossy Creek on December 19, 1863.[1] In the later 19th century, two communities formed around Mossy Creek, Frame Addition and Carsonville. In 1901, Mossy Creek merged with the two communities, incorporating as Jefferson City.[1]

Age 21

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Swan .

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

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Birth, Death, Burial Information

Robert Swann BIRTH 29 Sep 1791 York County, South Carolina, USA DEATH Nov 1857 (aged 66) Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA BURIAL Unknown MEMORIAL ID 94185643 (Find A Grave source)

Sources (3)

  • Robert Swan, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Robert Swan, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Robert Swan, "United States Census, 1850"

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