Albert Clayton Swindler

1828–1899 (Age 71)
Boston, Culpeper, Virginia, United States

The Life of Albert Clayton

When Albert Clayton Swindler was born about 1828, in Boston, Culpeper, Virginia, United States, his father, Henry Wesley Swindler, was 59 and his mother, Ellen Gaunt, was 42. He married Margaret Ann Burke in 1852, in Boston, Culpeper, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Rappahannock, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Piedmont Magisterial District, Rappahannock, Virginia, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1863. He died in March 1899, at the age of 71, and was buried in Sperryville, Rappahannock, Virginia, United States.

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Albert Clayton Swindler
Margaret Ann Burke
Marriage: 1852
Ellen M Swindler
Lucy Swindler
Margaret Swindler
Clayton Swindler
Ernest C Swindler
Eliza S. Swindler
Wade Hampton Swindler
James A Swindler
Omega Booton Swindler
John Henry Swindler
Maggie E Swindler
Albert Swindler
Lucy C Swindler

Spouse & Children

Boston, Culpeper, Virginia, United States


+8 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • James William Swindler


  • Male1828–1899Male

  • Eliza C. Swindler


  • Aylette Andrew Swindler


  • Mary Ann Swindler


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 16

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 19

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

Name Meaning

Translation of South German Schwindler, a nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German swindeln ‘to swindle’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Albert Swindler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Albert Swindler in household of Ellen Swindler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Albert C Swindler, "United States Census, 1880"

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