Elias Swickard

2 June 1825–
Knox Township, Jefferson, Ohio, United States

The Life of Elias

When Elias Swickard was born on 2 June 1825, in Knox Township, Jefferson, Ohio, United States, his father, Mathias Swickard, was 23 and his mother, Deborah Maple, was 23. He married Margaret R. Lee on 5 July 1870, in Rock Island, Illinois, United States. He lived in Otter Township, Warren, Iowa, United States in 1860.

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Elias Swickard
Almira Camp
Marriage: from 1860 to 1870
Albert Franklin Swickard
John Curtis Swickard
Alice Florence Swickard
John Zimmerman Swickard
Alexander Chesterfield Swickard
george henry swickard

Spouse and Children


    Almira Camp


from 1860 to 1870


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Deborah Maple




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

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.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 23

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 32

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schwickardt, from the medieval personal name Swidger or Schweickert .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elias Swickard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elias Swickard in household of Matthius Swickard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elias Mapel Swickard, "California Great Registers, 1866-1910"

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