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
1791–1857
Rachel Cowan
1795–1862
Marriage: 8 June 1814
Samuel W. Swann
1816–1869
Catherine Swann
1825–1862
Allen Perry Swann
1827–1858
Leah Lewis Swann
1818–1852
James Preston Swann
1819–1884
John Cowan Swann Sr.
1821–1904

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 June 1814
Jefferson, Tennessee, United States
children

(6)

    Samuel W. Swann

    Male1816–1869Male

    Leah Lewis Swann

    Female1818–1852Female

    James Preston Swann

    Male1819–1884Male

    Male1821–1904Male

    Catherine Swann

    Female1825–1862Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(17)

    Male1791–1857Male

    Martha Swan

    Female1794–1816Female

    Male1796–1887Male

    Male1799–1834Male

    Mary Polly Swann

    Female1799–Female

+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.
1797

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]
1812

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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