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Gabriel Norton Swezy
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Birth: 1821
Mount Hope
Orange County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 30, 1875
Yuba County
California, USA

Gabriel Norton Swezy came to California from New York in the summer of 1849 after learning of the discovery of gold. He settled in Maryville and re-thought the idea of gold mining, instead decided to make his money providing the services and goods the miners would need. Gabriel bought five hundred acres of land and planted a variety of fruits and vegetables. He played an active part in laying out the town of Marysville. Soon he joined in with Stephen Fields to form the first law office in Marysville. A few years later he returned to New York state to bring his wife, Jane Adeline Whitney and their young daughter, Ellen to live in Marysville. The Swezy’s became the parents of Charles Edwin who lived most of his 69 years in Marysville practicing law and in 1859 their three-year-old son, Ira A., sadly died. Gabriel and Jane’s daughter Ellen, married Lieutenant Colonel Theodore A. Coult who served in the 5 th California Infantry in 1867. Just three years later Ellen found herself a young mother of Daisy and baby Addie, and suddenly a widow living with her parents.
Gabriel left his mark on the town of Marysville with the agricultural improvements in Yuba County by growing grain and fruit in areas where no one thought it would grow. Gabriel was also very involved in local politics serving as district and city attorney. Gabriel's death was deeply felt by his family and friends, but his years of dedication to Marysville will be felt for years to come. 
Family links: 
  David Swezy (1773 - 1852)
  Mary Ann Vail Swezy (1779 - 1847)
  Charles Edwin Swezy (1853 - 1923)*
  Ira A. Swezy (1856 - 1859)*
  David C Swezy (1809 - 1846)*
  Gabriel Norton Swezy (1821 - 1875)
*Calculated relationship
Note: 54 yrs
Marysville Cemetery
Yuba County
California, USA
Created by: RobMinteer57
Record added: Oct 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79450434
Gabriel Norton Swezy
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Your work is done, time to rest with your young son, Ira Swezy and little great-grand daughter Nellie Swezy and in the next plot is your son-in-law Theodore Coult and your little grand daughter, Addie CoultYour metal marker # 580 has not been located
 Added: Apr. 23, 2017

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