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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Family Time Line

Elias Swickard
1825–
Almira Camp
1830–1910
Marriage: from 1860 to 1870
Albert Franklin Swickard
1849–1933
John Curtis Swickard
1850–1941
Alice Florence Swickard
1852–1933
John Zimmerman Swickard
1854–1932
Alexander Chesterfield Swickard
1862–1963
george henry swickard
1868–1932

Spouse and Children

    Male1825–Male

    Almira Camp

    Female1830–1910Female

MARRIAGE
from 1860 to 1870
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Male1801–1884Male

    Deborah Maple

    Female1801–1840Female

siblings

(8)

+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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