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Amos SWEM

Male 1829 - 1910  (80 years)


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  • Name Amos SWEM 
    Born 25 Nov 1829  , Clermont, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  , Shelby, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Between Sep 1862 and Jun 1865  ,, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Co L 4th OH Vol Cav, Corporal 
    Census 1870  , Clermont, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  , Clermont, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  , Clermont, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation carpenter 
    Buried Jan 1910  , Clermont, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Mt Moriah Cem
    Died 17 Jan 1910  New Palestine, Clermont, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I4434  Moore / McRaven Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2018 

    Father John SWEM,   b. 7 Jul 1795,   d. 22 Sep 1877, Amelia, Clermont, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Bathia CORD,   b. 27 Dec 1799,   d. 09 May 1841  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 06 Oct 1816  , Clermont, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary E STEWART,   b. 1843, ,, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915, Eddyville, Mahaska, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married
    • There has been no marriage record found, nor a divorce decree. Both married others - Mary in 1865 and Amos in 1867.
    Children 
     1. William Lewis SWIM,   b. 16 Oct 1861,   d. 2 Dec 1929, , Monroe, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Belle BENNETT,   b. 21 Dec 1846, New Richmond, Clermont, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1927, Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1867  New Palestine, Clermont, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. Louisa Northrop SWEM,   b. 18 May 1868, New Palestine, Clermont, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1914, , Hamilton, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     2. Daisy Arnold SWEM,   b. 19 Dec 1870, New Palestine, Clermont, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1952, Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +3. Mollie Thornton SWEM,   b. 23 Jan 1885, Tobasco, Clermont, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1967, Maysville, Mason, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 31 May 2018 
    Family ID F154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Swem, Amos; date unknown
    Swem, Amos; date unknown
    Photo in possession of Rodney Franz
    Swem, Amos; date unknown
    Swem, Amos; date unknown
    Copy of photo provided by Rodney Franz

    Documents
    Obituaries - Elizabeth Bennett Swem
    Obituaries - Elizabeth Bennett Swem
    Unidentified clippings kept by Dr. J.V. Moore
    Letter from Jules Verne Moore to Amos Swem, 1908
    Letter from Jules Verne Moore to Amos Swem, 1908
    In possession of Jamie Burnett
    Obituary - Amos Swem
    Obituary - Amos Swem
    War Record of the Family written by Daisy Moore; date unknown
    War Record of the Family written by Daisy Moore; date unknown
    Daisy was mistaken, great-grandfather John Swem was born in 1795 and could not have participated in the Revolutionary War, however, John's father Jesse Swem did in fact fight in the Revolutionary War. In possession of Jamie Burnett
    Veteran's Administration Pension Payment Card
    Veteran's Administration Pension Payment Card
    Amos Swem, Certificate 420.368
    Veteran's Administration Pension Payment Card
    Veteran's Administration Pension Payment Card
    Elizabeth Swem, widow of Amos Swem, Certificate 699.284
    Death Certificate - Daisy Arnold Moore, 1952
    Death Certificate - Daisy Arnold Moore, 1952
    Death Certificate - Amos Swim, 1910
    Death Certificate - Amos Swim, 1910
    Death Certificate - Elizabeth Belle Swem, 1927
    Death Certificate - Elizabeth Belle Swem, 1927
    Letter from Amos Swem to daughter Mollie Swem; undated
    Letter from Amos Swem to daughter Mollie Swem; undated
    Original in possession of Rod Franz. Copy provided to Jamie Burnett with the following note: "This is the only letter I found in Amos' handwriting. He wrote Mollie from Memphis. Mollie was little, but she kept the letter among her treasures for a lifetime. Amos tells her Santa Claus didn't come here because of the mud. This was probably a postscript to a longer letter."
    Handwritten copy of birth record in Swem Family Bible, notarized; 02 Jan 1908
    Handwritten copy of birth record in Swem Family Bible, notarized; 02 Jan 1908
    Taken from Invalid Pension File #420.360 of Amos Swem.
    Marriage Record of Amos Swem and Elizabeth Bennett, copy; 31 Jan 1910
    Marriage Record of Amos Swem and Elizabeth Bennett, copy; 31 Jan 1910
    Taken from Widow's Pension File #935.093 for Elizabeth Swem.

  • Notes 
    • 1860 Shelby, TN - Memphis 5th Ward
      taken 31 Jul 1860 by Frank M Paul
      pg 95 written 137 printed, line 9
      dwelling 493 / fam 613 boarding house
      Swem, Thos 27 OH carpenter

      1870 Clermont Co OH - Pierce Twp
      taken 07 June page 255
      Swim, Amos O 41 OH farmer
      Elizabeth 23 OH keeping home
      Louisa 2 OH
      living next door is Swim, John 74 KY farmer
      Nancy 66 OH keeping home
      Rebecca Lindsey 32 OH at home

      1880 Clermont Co OH - Palestine,Pierce Twp
      Swem, Amos 49 OH
      Lizzie wife 20 OH (she should have been approx 34)
      Louisa dau 12 OH
      Daisy dau 9 OH

      1890 Vetrans and Widows Census
      pg 1 supv dist 3 ED 254, #6
      Swem, Amos of New Palestine
      Copl L 4 OH Cav 4 Sep 62 - 24 Jun 65
      prisoner of war 1 year and 5 days
      scurvy, chronic diarhea, disease, rhuematism 27 years

      1891 / 1891 Cincinnati Directory
      Amos Swem, boards at the Schneider House
      occupation - carpenter

      1900 Clermont Co OH - Pierce Twp
      taken 01 Jun by JB Winspear
      ED 43 printed pg 195 A house 4/4
      Swem, Amos Nov 1829 OH OH OH carpenter
      Elizabeth wife Dec 1846 OH OH KY
      Lulu dau May 1871 OH OH OH
      Mollie T dau Jan 1885 OH OH OH
      married 33 years 3/3 kids

      Living next door is Elizabeth's brother George

      Documents: obituary, honorable discharge

      Buried in Section 3 in Mt Moriah.

  • Sources 
    1. [S35] Death Certificate, OH File # 664; Amos Swim.

    2. [S69] Civil War Pension File, Invalid Pension Claim #420.360, Amos Swem.

    3. [S71] Bennett-Swem Family Bible, in possession of Rod Franz.

    4. [S73] Marriage Book, Clermont, OH bk 1 pg 79.

    5. [S205] Ohio County Marriages 1790-1950, (Location: familysearch.org;), Clermont Co, vol not given, pg 34.

    6. [S193] Ohio Marriages 1800 - 1958, (Name: familysearch.org;).

    7. [S69] Civil War Pension File, Widow's Claim # 935.093, Elizabeth Swem.