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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James Turner Swinney
Clara Catherine Peters
Jacob Gaston Swinney
Joseph Marion Swinney
Chesley K. Swinney
Martin Christian Swinney
Erastus A Swinney
Mary E. Swinney
James William Thaddeus Swinney
Rebecca Haine Swinney
John Lewis Green Swinney
Isaiah L. Swinney

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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.

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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