Biography of Wyatt R. Swift
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





The late Wyatt R. Swift was born in Monmouth, Me., in the year 1798. He received a good education, and when a young man he was sent to Schaghticoke to superintend the Joy Linen Mills, and had full charge of the business until the death of Mr. Joy. He then purchased a controlling interest in the Schaghticoke Powder Mills and became its general manager. Was instrumental in making it an incorporated company in 1858, and was its president until in March, 1863. In 1850 he married Maria O. Morris of Schaghticoke, and they had one adopted daughter, Jeanette F. Russell, of Hoosick Falls. Mrs. Swift's father, Jedediah P. Morris, was born in the year 1800. He married Olive Congdon of Pomfret, Conn., in 1824, and came to Schaghticoke soon after their marriage. They had three children. Maria O., Francis A., and Frances B.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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