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John William "Jack" Swilling
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Birth: Apr. 1, 1830
Anderson
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1878
Yuma
Yuma County
Arizona, USA

One of the original founders of the city of Phoenix, Arizona. He had a dual reputation for kindness and a rough, tough side. He may have killed a dozen or more men, once shooting and killing a man in self-defense, then scalping him. He was also said to be addicted to morphine and alcohol. He died in the Yuma jail of natural causes while awaiting trial for a stagecoach robbery he did not commit. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Trinidad Mejia Escalante Swilling Shumaker (1847 - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  Lillie Swilling (1872 - 1907)*
  Matilda Adeline Swilling (1876 - 1879)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hodge Family Cemetery
Yuma
Yuma County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: Clay Homister
Record added: Oct 19, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12098966
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