Biography of James A. Seisher
Allen County, OH Biographies

JAMES A. SWISHER, farmer, P. O. Elida. was born in Vinton County, Ohio, November 22, 1842; son of Jackson and Melissa (Pilcher) Swisher, the former born in Rockingham County, Va., and the latter in Vinton County, Ohio. They were married in Vinton County, and reared a family of seven children, of whom four are now living: James A., Minerva, Lafayette W. and Amanda. The mother died in 1858; the father now resides in Clarke County, Mo. Our subject was married, November 16, 1865, to Miss Sarah E. Baxter, a native of German Township, this county, daughter of Smith and Mary (Cremean) Baxter, now residents of German Township, this county. and to this union were born seven children: Clara B., Mary A., Linnie M., Edna A., Ama R., Ola M., and Charles E., all living except Charles E. Mr. Swisher served in the late war of the Rebellion from August, 1861, to May, 1865, passing through twenty two engagements, in the last of which, at Atlanta, Ga., August 7. 1864, he was wounded by a musket ball passing through the left knee, necessitating amputation of the leg just above the knee. Mrs. Swisher is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Swisher is a member of Jehu John Post No. 476, G. A. R., at Elida, Ohio. He has given some attention to carpentering. In politics he is a Demoorat.

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