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Gen Heman Swift
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1733
Sandwich
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1814
Cornwall
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA

He was a Revolutionary War hero and was known as Gen. Washington's Colonel. He carried the wounded Lafayette off the Brandywine battlefield. Col. of the CT State Regiment, July to Dec. 1776; Col. 7th CT 1777; transferred to 2nd CT, 1781; put down a near mutiny of CT troops in 1782; retained as Colonel of the Consolidated CT Regiment in June, 1783 and brevetted Brigadier-General on Sept. 30, 1783 and served until Dec. of that year. Swift took the Oath of Allegiance at Valley Forge in the ever-memorable winter of 1778. He was a member of the original Society of the Cincinnati. He was married in 1788 to Sarah Robinson (1751-1804) the daughter of Capt. Samuel Robinson, founder of Bennington, VT. Sarah was struck and killed by lighting during an April storm. Some say Gen. Swift went insane after her death. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jabez Swift (1700 - 1767)
  Abigail Pope Swift (1710 - 1776)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Robinson Fay-Swift (1751 - 1804)*
 
 Children:
  Rufus Swift (1761 - 1835)*
  Elisha Swift (1764 - 1798)*
  Ira Swift (1778 - 1860)*
  Erastus Swift (1781 - 1843)*
 
 Siblings:
  Heman Swift (1733 - 1814)
  Jirah Swift (1738 - 1776)*
  Abigail Swift Chamberlain (1740 - 1793)*
  Job Swift (1743 - 1804)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calhoun Cemetery
Cornwall
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Douglas Robinson
Record added: Jul 09, 2008
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