William SWAIN, born 1777 Prince Georges County, Maryland, was a veteran of the War of 1812, married twice, had a total of about a dozen children, and moved with them all around 1833 to Monroe County Ohio. There he farmed in Sections 21/22 of Franklin Township on the border of what became Noble County. Probably every Swain in Noble and Monroe counties, Ohio, descended from William who died there in 1852. I have never been able to locate his grave. The local chapters of the Ohio Genealogical Society do not list it in their cemetery inscription books for Franklin Township, Monroe County or Stock Township, Noble County. No one on Find-a-Grave has yet created a memorial. I doubt it was on his farm because it was rented. Any tip would be much appreciated. Think this Swain line originated in England and came to Maryland in the colonial era, unconnected to the better documented Swains of New England. So far as we know, William Swain had no middle name, or simply did not use it (but in later generations William was sometimes used with Henry). On the death record of one of his early sons William's first spouse was listed as Sarah A. Wilson. After her death William was remarried in 1828 in Maryland to Elizabeth Burris and had a second family. When they later moved to Ohio both sets of children moved, too; the earliest born were adults by then.