Biography of Jacob Swinehart
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JACOB SWINEHART was born in Perry County, Ohio, August 30, 1814. He is a son of John and Christina Swinehart, natives of Virginia and of German ancestry. The latter's grandfather Kelly, a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and the former's father a soldier in the war of 1812. Jacob Swinehart remained, till he arrived at his majority, with his parents, and returned to assist his mother after the death of his father. He learned the carpenter's trade with his brother, and engaged in that business several years. He was married, August 30, 1838, to Mary A. Kelly, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Longwell) Kelly, natives of Ohio and of Irish extraction, and nine children were born to this union, Mary A. (wife of Aaron Cooperrider), Sarah (wife of J. A. Smith), Joseph P., Christina A. (wife of Peter Mastachler), Emma (wife of John Wiest), John H., Elizabeth A., Eliza J. and Lydia E. Mrs. Swinehart was born March 1, 1816. Mr. S. located on his present farm in 1848. He owns ninety acres, all in good state of cultivation. He erected a comfortable dwelling in 1875, since which time his health has been rapidly failing. He is a Democrat; himself and wife both members of the German Reformed Church.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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