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Jerry Swafford (#46866846)
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Bio Photo I mainly do genealogy research on members of the Swafford and Swofford families. However, I have found that most the families marriages into the Swafford kin are better record keepers than our family. So, over the years I have gathered other family names and have added it to my records. I currently live in Marion (Grant Co.), Indiana
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Kaye Harkins McClintock
108278552 Mary Estes Swofford
Did you know this is a double? Could you please correct it? Thank you, Kaye Harkins McClintock
Added by Kaye Harkins McClintock on Jan 19, 2017 3:10 PM
Carolyn Ellis
Marvin E. Coffman
You might want to remove your picture of the tombstone since someone else has posted a newer one with the death date on it.
Thanks, Carolyn
Added by Carolyn Ellis on Nov 14, 2016 1:16 PM
Lynne Johnston Westra
Phoebe (Swafford) Summers
I've been trying to trace my gg-grandmother Phoebe Swafford who married Harper Summers. They lived in Franklin County Illinois. I don't know her kin, but census records say she was born in KY. After Harper's death in 1870, other than mention in his will, I find no info on her. One of her son's is housing "cousin" Austin Swofford in 1880, Franklin Co IL. I'm not sure who his parents were, but i have a newspaper article that Austin died in Colorado in 1882.

Can you help??

Added by Lynne Johnston Westra on Jun 28, 2016 12:51 PM
L. Bolen
Sarah Swafford
I received a message from indicating that you fulfilled my photo request for Sarah Armstrong Stafford, but I'm unable to see any photos on her page ( Memorial # 124167851 ). Can you tell me - was there a legible memorial for Sarah? Thank you, L. Bolen.
Added by L. Bolen on Apr 28, 2016 6:59 PM
RE: Charles Wesley Swafford # 93444391
I have added the links.

Thank you Jerry for adding John and America to Find A Grave. It is too bad that we cannot find their precise death and burial information.

One question for you about America. I see you have added a middle name of Ann. Please tell me where you got that name. The 1860 census calls her R. A. Hardin, and so I have assumed she was named after her mother Rebecca, i.e., Rebecca America Hardin. I don't see "Ann" on any record. She also named one of her daughters Rebecca. So, it made sense to me. It is very common for folks of this time period to discard their given first name and use their middle name (or even a nickname).

Thanks for all your research into the Swafford and Hardin branches of "the tree."

Dave Hardin
Added by baddadhardin on Apr 21, 2016 8:48 AM
Mary Harrell-Sesniak
RE: Eleanor (Swafford) Witt # 35897293
Hi Jerry,

Thanks for the info. Findagrave has an automated process to suggest links. While on a memorial, click on the Edit tab and fill in the blanks. It saves a lot of time going back and forth copying and pasting info. Hope you'll try it to suggest these links.

If you would like to have this memorial transferred, please let me know.

Added by Mary Harrell-Sesniak on Apr 14, 2016 9:18 AM
RE: Barbara Jean Leonard # 23798866
I did change her record to read Garritson as her maiden name and mentioned that she was survived by her stepfather, Dale.
Added by Jeanette on Apr 13, 2016 3:22 PM
RE: Barbara Jean Leonard # 23798866
I found this. Looks like her mom was married twice - first to Mr. Garritson (that would be Barbara's dad). They divorced and then she got married to Dale Leonard.
Added by Jeanette on Apr 13, 2016 1:14 PM
Audrae Turner Mathis
RE: Rebecca (Swafford) LaFuze # 9511345
So which of Isaac's brothers do you descend from? You can email me at and we could swap data.
Added by Audrae Turner Mathis on Apr 06, 2016 5:58 AM
Audrae Turner Mathis
RE: Rebecca (Swafford) LaFuze # 9511345
Rebecca Swafford LaFuze is my 3rd great grandmother. I descend from her youngest son, John Clinton Lafuze.
Added by Audrae Turner Mathis on Apr 05, 2016 8:40 PM
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