Levi Clark Swift

3 March 1831–25 July 1873 (Age 42)
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Levi Clark

When Levi Clark Swift was born on 3 March 1831, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Clark Swift, was 37 and his mother, Experience Gibbs, was 34. He married Phoebe A. about 1858, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 25 July 1873, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 42.

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Levi Clark Swift
Phoebe A.
Marriage: about 1858
Henry E. Swift

Spouse and Children

about 1858
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (7)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

A name given for swiftness in moving. It may be a location name, from Swift, a river of England.

Sources (3)

  • Erin Clarke Swift, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Levi C. Swift, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Levi C. Swift, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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