Mary Ferris Swain

28 January 1791–30 April 1865 (Age 74)
Monmouth, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Mary Ferris

When Mary Ferris Swain was born on 28 January 1791, in Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, her father, Solomon Swain, was 20 and her mother, Eunice Gardner, was 17. She married James Seward II in 1808, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 30 April 1865, in Orange Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Orange Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edmund Cooper
1793–1859
Mary Ferris Swain
1791–1865
Marriage: 21 March 1818
Lewis Cooper
1821–1893
George Cooper
William Henry Cooper
1823–1850
Sarah Cooper
1825–1892
Elizabeth Cooper
1829–1908
Joseph Ferris Cooper
1829–1859
Mary Emaline Cooper
1834–1917

Spouse and Children

    Edmund Cooper

    Male1793–1859Male

    Female1791–1865Female

MARRIAGE
21 March 1818
Hamilton, Ohio, United States
children

(7)

    Lewis Cooper

    Male1821–1893Male

    William Henry Cooper

    Male1823–1850Male

    Sarah Cooper

    Female1825–1892Female

    Elizabeth Cooper

    Female1829–1908Female

    Joseph Ferris Cooper

    Male1829–1859Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Solomon Swain

    Male1770–1824Male

    Eunice Gardner

    Female1773–1844Female

siblings

(9)

    Frederic Swain

    Male1787–1856Male

    Female1791–1865Female

    Charles G Swain

    Male1795–1886Male

    Rowland G. Swain

    Male1797–Male

    Emma Swain

    Female1800–1829Female

+4 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.
1804

Age 13

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
1812

Age 21

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

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)

  • Mary Sewards, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Mary Sewards, "Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958"
  • Mary Sewards, "Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958"

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