Lafayette Swindle

21 February 1856–4 July 1925 (Age 69)
White, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Lafayette

When Lafayette Swindle was born on 21 February 1856, in White, Tennessee, United States, his father, Samuel Clark Swindell, was 35 and his mother, Tabitha Moore, was 29. He married Bella Donna "Belle" Allen on 26 December 1886. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 5, White, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Dallas, Madison, Alabama, United States in 1920. He died on 4 July 1925, in Madison, Alabama, United States, at the age of 69.

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Lafayette Swindle
Bella Donna "Belle" Allen
Marriage: 26 December 1886
Sherman Lee Swindell
Lucy D. Swindell
Elbert K. Swindell

Spouse and Children


    Bella Donna "Belle" Allen


26 December 1886


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Clark Swindell





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World Events (8)

1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 5

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 6

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 19

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling Swindell .2 Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Schwind(e)l, a nickname from a diminutive of Middle High German swinde ‘wild’, ‘impetuous’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fayette Swindell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Layfayett Swindle, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lafayette Swindell, "United States Census, 1910"

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