Swartwood, G. M., was born in the town of Newfield, April 13, 1837. William, his father, was a native of Pennsylvania,
born in 1807, was a farmer all his life, and also a blacksmith. He settled in this county in 1834, taking a farm
in Newfield, about a mile north of where our subject now lives, his farm consisting of 233 acres, on which he built
a log cabin at first. He married Priscilla Brown, of Pennsylvania, and they had seven children, six surviving.
Of these children G. M. was the third, and began business as a mechanic and carpenter. This he followed several
years, and has built several buildings in the town. He is also a farmer. February 13, 1868, he married Adelaide
Ousmun, of Newfield, by whom he has four children, all living at home, though one son is in the Havana school.
Mr. Swartwood is a prominent member of the G. A. R. of Newfield, Gregg Post, No. 123, having served in the late
war six months, when he was compelled to leave on account of disease contracted in the service. He enlisted in
July, 1862, and returned in January, 1863. He has held the office of senior vice commander and quartermaster, and
has been road commissioner for one term. He is a Republican.
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894
Tompkins County, NY
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