Sunday, 17 February 2013

William Swiss Swadling or William Swadling?

On the 1851 Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia census there is a family of ten Swadlings. William aged 61 and Margaret aged 53 and eight children. John 24, Robert 22, Elizabeth 20, Charles 18, Nancy 16, William F 14, Daniel M 12 and Jacob K 6. Although I think that Elizabeth is John's wife.

On the same census there is a Moses Swadlin 24, Charlotte Swadlin 19, Leonard W Swadlin 1 and Elizabeth Swadlin aged 19.

By 1860 William is 70 and Margaret is 60 and only Daniel M and Jacob K are still living at home.

On the Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index there is a William Swadling who dies in Lapeer Michigan on the 23 December 1874 at the age of 87 years. This means he was born in 1787. Who is this?

On the Find A Grave web site there is a William Swiss Swadling buried in the West Deerfield Cemetery and his date of birth is given as 6 July 1788 in England and he died on 29 December 1871. This makes him 83 years old.

On the same website Margaret Kennedy Swadling is also listed. Her date of birth is 28 December 1792 and she died on 29 March 1873. Making her 81 years old.

The grave stone states that William Swadling died Dec 29 1871 aged 83 yrs 3 ms and ? days. Margaret died Mar 29 1873 aged 73 yrs 3 ms and 1 day.

In 1870 the only William and Margaret Swadling living in Deerfield Lapeer are 79 and 70 respectively.

I have look at many family trees while searching the records looking for William Swiss Swadling and Margaret Kennedy Goodrich Swadling. So where did the Swiss come from and the Goodrich for that matter?

I would be very grateful for any helps.

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