Biography of Gershom H. Swayze
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Swayze, Gershom H., was born in Warren County, N. Y., January 17, 1844. His parents moved to Michigan when he was six years of age. His education was obtained at the common schools of that State. December 20, 1861, he enlisted in Company 1, One Hundred and Fourteenth Michigan Infantry Volunteers, was promoted duty sergeant, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He served two terms in same the regiment. Mr. Swayze began his life on the railroad in 1868, first with the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad Company for fifteen years. He has been yardmaster for the Elmira, Cortland, and Northern Railroad Company since 1883. November 2, 1869, he married Caroline Marlatt, of New Jersey, by whom he has had three children: Mary, Emma, and Herbert. Mr. Swayze returned to New York some time after the war.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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