Henry Swarthout

13 April 1791–17 March 1864 (Age 72)
Ovid Center, Ovid, Seneca, New York, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Swarthout was born on 13 April 1791, in Ovid Center, Ovid, Seneca, New York, United States, his father, Anthony Swarthout Jr, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth L. Lockwood, was 32. He married Mary Polly Wixson in 1811, in Wayne, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 17 March 1864, in Milo, Yates, New York, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Barrington, Yates, New York, United States.

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Henry Swarthout
Mary Polly Wixson
Marriage: 1811
James W Swarthout
Clarissa Swarthout
Harriet Swarthout
Andrew Swarthout
Joel Swarthout
Lewis Swarthout
Mary R. Swarthout
Benjamin Sackett Swarthout
Margaret Swarthout

Spouse and Children

Wayne, Steuben, New York, United States


+4 More Children

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+7 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 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 6

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

Dutch: apparently from swart ‘black’ + hout ‘wood’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Henry Swartout, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Swarthout, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harry Swarthout, "New York State Census, 1855"

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