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Granville Commodore Perry Swift
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Birth: May 1, 1821
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1875

Son of William Thomas (1798-1853)and Rachel Boone Walker Swift (1794-1835).
Granville Perry Swift. His great-uncle was Daniel Boone (1734-1820), the first pathfinder of American frontier history. Granville Swift was born in Lexington, Ky., on May 1, 1821, but the family left for the new state of Missouri when he was 3 or 4 years old.

Around 1840, at age 19, he set out with a group of trappers headed for California. During the years of 1844-46 he hunted and trapped in the Sacramento Valley and along the Cache Creek, selling meat, hides and possibly furs at Sutter's Fort. His close companions were his cousin Franklin Sears and Henry L. Ford (Memorial# 57919149), whose diary is a main source for this time period.

Swift married Jane Eliza Tate on Sept.1, 1858. Jane Eliza was 16 and Swift was 37. 1863 was about the time the marriage was falling apart. Swift deeds home and property to his sister Mary Swift-Jones, 11-14-1868 and her husband Frederick, completes building the home (home originally built in 1850). Swifts divorce was final in 1870.
Jane Swift 1818
Mary Boone Swift 1819-1894
Diana Swift 1823
Margaret Swift 1824-1888
Sarah Lafina Swift 1826
Louisa E.Swift 1827-1857
Rebecca Swift 1829
William Walker Swift 1831-1854
Harvey Swift 1834-1854

Swift returned to prospecting, this time for quicksilver in the mountains between Berryessa Valley and Knoxville. Once again he seemed on the verge of success, when, on April 21, 1875, he was riding on a mule and suffered a fatal fall from a steep mountain path.

Captain California BN.
MTD. Riflemen
Mexican War
Born in Lexington, KY.
Pioneer of California 1842.
As Hunter and Trapper
Member of Bear Flag Party at
Sonoma June 14, 1846
Also has an Historical landmark:
NO. 238 SWIFT'S STONE CORRAL - The original owner and builder of this stone corral was Granville P. Swift, a native of Kentucky. In 1847 Swift began ranching in Stone Creek Valley in Colusa County. In 1850 he and his partner Frank Sears needed a corral and, as there was no timber in the surrounding country, they built one from the flat stones that were scattered over the area.
Location: 1,000 ft S of Maxwell-Sites Rd, 6.4 mi W of Maxwell
Aged 54 years.

*His spirit or ghosts or apparition (whatever you want to call it) DOES NOT ROAM around the cemetery. 
Note: US CROSS # 3
Rockville Cemetery
Suisun City
Solano County
California, USA
Plot: OS Plot 164
Created by: Grave Finder
Record added: Apr 30, 2004
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Granville Commodore Perry Swift
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