Erastus A Swinney

1 May 1860–25 December 1863 (Age 3)
Somerset, Orange, Virginia, United States

The Life of Erastus A

When Erastus A Swinney was born on 1 May 1860, in Somerset, Orange, Virginia, United States, his father, James Turner Swinney, was 27 and his mother, Clara Catherine Peters, was 28. He died on 25 December 1863, in Mercer, Virginia, United States, at the age of 3, and was buried in Mercer, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Turner Swinney
1832–1910
Clara Catherine Peters
1832–1917
Jacob Gaston Swinney
1849–1932
Joseph Marion Swinney
1852–1928
Chesley K. Swinney
1856–1857
Martin Christian Swinney
1859–1944
Erastus A Swinney
1860–1863
Mary E. Swinney
1862–1864
James William Thaddeus Swinney
1864–1934
Rebecca Haine Swinney
1866–1943
John Lewis Green Swinney
1868–1959
Isaiah L. Swinney
1875–1963

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World Events (4)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 1

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

Age 2

The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.
1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (Northumberland and Durham):1. possibly a habitational name from Swinnie in Borders region, Swinney Beck in North Yorkshire, or Swinny Knoll in West Yorkshire, or some other similarly named place. 2. alternatively, perhaps an Americanized form of Irish Sweeney .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Erastus A Sweeney in household of James T Sweeney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Erastus Swinney, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Erastus Swinney, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"

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