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James William Swaney
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Birth: Jun. 20, 1840
Noble County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1925
Wabash County
Indiana, USA

Residence Grant County IN;
Enlisted on 5/15/1861 as a Private.
On 5/15/1861 he mustered into "I" Co. IN 12th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 5/19/1862 at Washington, DC
On 7/22/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. IN 75th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 6/8/1865 at Washington, DC
* Sgt
* 1st Sgt
* 2nd Lieut 5/1/1865 (Not Mustered)

His mother died when he was about 7 years old. At about the age of 12 he came to the home of Job Ridgeway near New Holland looking for work. Mr. Ridgeway put him to work shucking corn. He was still at this home when the Civil War broke out and enlisted as shown above. He served heroically until the end of the war, was with General Sherman on his historic march to the sea, and was in the grand parade in Washington, D.C.
After the war he returned to Indiana going to the home of Almon Jones in Tippecanoe County. It was there he met and married Mary Weller on 9/4/1873. She died on 12/26/1875.
He married Martha E.(Kendall) Gray on 2/20/1879.
He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church on 1/2/1869.
He is survived by his spouse; one daughter, Mrs. Ray (Mary) Whitcraft; one son, Almon Swaney; a twin sister, Mrs. Sarah Miller of Detroit, Mich.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Family links: 
  Mary Weller Swaney (1841 - 1875)*
  Martha E Kendall Gray Swaney (1848 - 1930)*
  Roy Swaney (1874 - 1874)*
  Infant Swaney (1875 - 1875)*
  Almon J. Swaney (1880 - 1963)*
  Mary Elizabeth Swaney Whitcraft (1890 - 1968)*
*Calculated relationship
Center Grove Cemetery
Wabash County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Cherryl Whitcraft Gray
Originally Created by: v f
Record added: Apr 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35921727
James William Swaney
Added by: v f
James William Swaney
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- Friends of Falls Cemetery
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- Cherryl Whitcraft Gray
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- Wabash County Military
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