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Cornelius Mansfield Sweem

Cornelius Mansfield Sweem
b. 26 February 1813, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio
d. about 1892, Parke or Montgomery County, Indiana

m. 23 November 1834, Butler County, Ohio
Penthacilla “Priscilla” Welch
b. 26 August 1813, Ohio
d. 13 March 1884 or 1885, Parke County, Indiana

Children with Penthacilla Welch:

  • Oscar D. (1838-1912) married Eliza C. Prior
  • Tilghman A. H.
  • Nancy
  • Eliza
  • Mary
  • Amanda
  • John Calvin

Submitted by:
Helen Magee
Hot Springs SD

Oscar Denreith Sweem/Swim

Oscar Denreith Sweem/Swim
b. 2 August 1838, Montgomery County, Indiana, to Cornelius and Penthacilla (Welch) Sweem
d. 3 March 1912, Greenwood, Cass County, Nebraska

m. 17 September 1859, Montgomery County, Indiana
Eliza C. Prior
b. about 1841, Indiana
d. 26 January 1864, near Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana

Children with Eliza C. Prior:

  • William Martin (b. 1860)
  • Francis Mansfield (b. 1862)

Oscar emigrated from Indiana before 1898 to Greenwood, Cass County, Nebraska. Oscar’s son, William, was serving as a deputy sheriff when he was shot at Rockville, Parke County, Indiana, on 25 April 1896. There were several other children by a second marriage.

Submitted by:
Helen Magee
Hot Springs SD