Biography of S. W. Swany
Allen County, OH Biographies

G. W. SWANY, farmer, P. O. Beaver Dam, was born in Knox County, Ohio, March 19, 1836, son of Israel and Susannah (Doty) Swany; the former a farmer, a native of Pennsylvania, of Irish descent, came to this county in 1846; the latter was a native of New Jersey, of English lineage. Their family consisted of eight children. G. W., the third born, was reared on the farm on which he has spent the greater part of his life, receiving a common school education. He worked at saw milling for a time, but farming and stock raising has been his chief occupation. He was married April 25, 1868, to Isabella. daughter of Samuel Swearingen, a fanner of Allen County, and by her he has had six children, three now living: Samuel L Frank and Laura E. Mr. Swany is a Democrat in politics.

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