Mercy Swain

10 December 1787–1839 (Age 51)
Haverhill, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Mercy

When Mercy Swain was born on 10 December 1787, in Haverhill, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Jeremiah Swain, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Rawlings, was 19. She married Phillip Carter on 18 August 1808, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died in 1839, in New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Phillip Carter
1782–1868
Mercy Swain
1787–1839
Marriage: 18 August 1808
Sally H Carter
1809–1887
Achsah Carter
1811–
Ira Carter
1812–1887
Huldah Carter Bedell
1814–
Loisa Carter
1816–
Jeremiah Carter
1819–
Harriot Newell Carter
1820–
Phillip Carter
1822–
Abel Carter
1829–1898

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 August 1808
New Hampshire, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

    Jeremiah Swain

    Male1759–1841Male

    Sarah Rawlings

    Female1768–1826Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 1

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
1803

Age 16

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English: occupational name for a servant or attendant, from the Middle English word swein ‘servant’ or Old Norse sveinn ‘boy’, ‘servant’. In Old Norse this word is also found as a personal name in the form Sveinn; so in some cases the origin may be patronymic.2 Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McSwain .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mercy Carter in entry for Sally H Carter, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Mercy Swain, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Nancy in entry for Ira Carter, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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