Biography of John Swarthout
Yates County, NY Biographies





Swarthout, John, was born in Barrington, May 13, 1835, being one of the younger children of George F. and Roena (Russell) Swarthout. Of the older branch of this family mention will be found in another part of this present volume, George F. Swarthout died in 1853, leaving $900 to each of his children. With his share John bought a part of the Owens farm in Milo. In March, 1858, he married Ann E., daughter of Jonathan Spencer. Two children have been born of this marriage, neither of whom is now living. John Swarthout is considered one of the successful farmers of Milo, and one who finds profit as well as pleasure in his work. He is prominent in town affairs and is a staunch Republican. He has held the office of commissioner of highways for more than nine years.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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