Rosalie Swalley

Female20 August 1859–20 September 1863

Brief Life History of Rosalie

When Rosalie Swalley was born on 20 August 1859, in Ohio, United States, her father, Martin Van Buren Swalley, was 24 and her mother, Lydia Ann Holt, was 21. She died on 20 September 1863, at the age of 4, and was buried in Old Bethel Cemetery, Stevenson Township, Marion, Illinois, United States.

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Martin Van Buren Swalley
Lydia Ann Holt
baby Swalley
Rosalie Swalley
William A Swalley
Samuel L Swalley
Julia Ann Swalley
Lewis E Swalley
John V. Swalley
Charles Franklin Swalley
May Belle Swalley
Jay Dell Swalley
Lola E Swalley
Rosa Elmira Swalley
Louis Middleton
Mary Beard

Sources (1)

  • Rosalie Swalley, "Find A Grave Index"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (14)

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World Events (4)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 1

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 2

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.


Age 4

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

Name Meaning

Possibly English: unexplained.

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

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