Dr. Thomas Swain

28 February 1751–26 October 1780 (Age 29)
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Thomas

When Dr. Thomas Swain was born on 28 February 1751, in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Swain, was 45 and his mother, Hannah Appleton, was 40. He married Abigail Aborn about 1774, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 26 October 1780, in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Dr. Thomas Swain
Abigail Aborn
Marriage: about 1774
Lucinda Swain
Thomas Swain

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about 1774
Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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Age 25

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 25

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 Northern English: occupational name for a servant or attendant, from the Middle English word swein ‘servant’ or Old Norse sveinn ‘boy’, ‘servant’. In Old Norse this word is also found as a personal name in the form Sveinn; so in some cases the origin may be patronymic.2 Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McSwain .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Swain, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Thomas Swain in death entry for Lucenda Swain Parker, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Thomas Swain, "Find A Grave Index"

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