Nathaniel Merrill Swasey

4 June 1815–20 December 1890 (Age 75)
Haverhill, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Nathaniel Merrill

When Nathaniel Merrill Swasey was born on 4 June 1815, in Haverhill, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Obadiah Swasey, was 40 and his mother, Nancy Merrill, was 35. He married Mary M Angier on 29 September 1841. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 20 December 1890, in Montpelier, Washington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Montpelier, Washington, Vermont, United States.

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Nathaniel Merrill Swasey
Mary M Angier
Marriage: 29 September 1841
Mary Blanche Swasey

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29 September 1841


    Mary Blanche Swasey


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 18

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 21

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly an Anglicized form of Dutch Swijse(n), variant of Wijs ‘wise’ ( see Wise ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nathaniel M. Swazey, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Nathaniel M Swasey in entry for Mary Blanche Brooks, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • N. M. Swasey in entry for John V. Brook and Mary Blanche Swasey, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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