|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1759|
|Death: ||Aug. 31, 1823|
Spouse: 1st Mary Smith, 2nd Anna Maine
He was a veteran of the American Revolution, as was his father Robert Swain, serving in the Militia before and after the fall of Charleston. John Swain, nor his dependants, did not receive a Pension for his Revolutionary War services. On the 4th of June, 1785 - John Swain received Forty Pounds, 5 / 8 1/2 stlg. for Militia Duty before and after the reduction of Charleston.
Proof of John Swain's Revolutionary Service is found in the following:
Bobby Gilmer "Moss's Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution", pg. 909:
"SWAIN, JOHN. He served in the militia after the fall of Charleston. A. A. 7554; S 77."
"Stub Entries to Indents, Issued in Payment of Claims Against South Carolina Growing Out of the Revolution, Books R-T, ed. by A. S. Salley, Jr. in 1917, p. 118"
No. 77 - Issued the 4th of June 1785 to Mr. John SWAIN for Forty Pounds, 5/8 1/2 Stlg. for Militia Duty before & since the reduction of Charleston, pr account audited -- Principal lbs. 40.. 5.. 8 1/2 Annual interest lbs. 2..16..4"
See also DAR applications #489456 and 623441. "John served as private in SC Militia from Old Ninety-Six District in Col. Anderson's Action."
Email me with any additional questions, I am a descendant. The following cemetery transcription was taken from: Church Cemetery and Genealogical Data 1769-June 1966 Greenville Presbyterian Church compiled by Rex Bailey and The Donalds Historical Society ...
SWAIN, John ..... Dec 25, 1759-Aug 31, 1823 Pvt SC Militia, Rev War, h/o Mary Smith
Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Mindy
Record added: May 08, 2008
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Dearest Grandfather, Rest in Peace.|
Added: May. 8, 2008