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William Moseley Swain
Birth: May 12, 1809
Manlius
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1868
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Journalist. He was the founder fo the Philadelphia "Public Ledger", which was the first daily to establish a pony express, and one of the first to use the magnetic telegraph. In 1847, it was printed on the first rotary press ever built. Following his sale of the "Ledger" in 1864, his son William J. Swain founded the Philadelphia "Public Record" in 1870. (bio by: MGaines) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Swain (1781 - 1812)
  Phylura Dunham-Swain Blood (1783 - 1861)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah M James Swain (1812 - 1891)*
 
 Children:
  William James Swain (1839 - 1903)*
  Charles Moseley Swain (1849 - 1904)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Ann Swain Todd (1807 - 1870)*
  William Moseley Swain (1809 - 1868)
  Laura Sophia Swain Hadley (1811 - 1840)*
  Thomas Edward Swain (1813 - 1894)*
  Walter Hastings Blood (1815 - 1864)**
  Daniel Otis Blood (1819 - 1853)**
  Horace D. Blood (1822 - 1906)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Woodlands Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Swain Family Plot, Sec 59, Lot 32
 
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Originally Created by: MGaines
Record added: Jun 06, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11117757
William Moseley Swain
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William Moseley Swain
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