Thomas Swiney

Thomas Swiney
b. 24 Mar 1787 at Kentucky (probably Bath County) to John Swiney and Jennet [–?–]
d. 10 Jan 1869 at White River Twp., Johnson Co., IN
bur. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN

Thomas Swiney gravestone

Thomas Swiney gravestone

m. 16 Jun 1812 at Kentucky (Bath or Fleming Co.)
Elizabeth Wishard
b. 26 Sept 1783 Fayette County, PA to William Henry Wishart/Wishard and Susannah (Susan) Elizabeth Lytle
d. 31 Aug 1844 at White River Twp., Johnson Co., IN
bur. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN

Children with Elizabeth Wishard:

  • Susan Lytle Swiney (26 Sept 1814-28 Mar 1856)
  • Jennet W. Swiney (13 Apr 1815-10 Jul 1847) m. Robert Smith, 24 Jan 1839
  • Nancy Swiney (1817-11 Jan 1906) m. Robert Smith on 16 Apr 1850
  • Elizabeth Frances Swiney (11 Nov 1822-22 Feb 1914) m. James Lawrence Robinson, 9 Jan 1850
  • John Swiney (1823-12 Nov 1909) m. Hepsey Ann Denny, 2 Jul 1857
  • Syntha (Synthia) Ann Swiney (1825-??) m. George W. Smith, 6 Oct 1846

Thomas was a farmer. According to information in the Wishard genealogy book, the Wishards and the Thomas Swiney families moved to the newly-formed free state of Indiana to escape the issues related to slavery that existed in the slave state of Kentucky.

Submitted by:
Debra (Swiney) Schouten
Winter Haven, FL

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