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Alva M. Swain (1802 - 1873)

Alva M. Swain
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 13 May 1849 in Preble County, Ohiomap
Descendants descendants
Died in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansasmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jan 2011
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Alva M. Swain was born on October 20, 1802 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He married Synthia Lanier on 5 Aug 1824 at Preble County, Ohio[1] and they had at least six children together.

He married for the second time toSarah Dailey on May 13, 1849 Together they had 7 children:

  1. Maria Swain
  2. Amanda M. Swain
  3. Melinda Swain
  4. John Dural Swain
  5. William Alpheus Swain
  6. Lucinda Janette Swain
  7. Durilla Swain

He died on March 24, 1873 in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas


  1. "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016," database with images, FamilySearch (, Aloy Swain and Syntha Lanier, 05 Aug 1824; citing Marriage, Preble, Ohio, United States, , Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, Columbus; FHL microfilm.
  • "Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935," database, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), Alva Swain in entry for George L. Scherbuson and Mariah Swain, 28 Aug 1890; citing Center Tp , Wilson, Kansas, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,428,566.
  • "Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 28 January 2016), Alva Swain in entry for Wm. A. Swaine and Elsie McGlinn, Fredonia, Wilson, Kansas, United States; citing Marriage, 13 Nov 1889, Fredonia, Wilson, Kansas, United States, district clerk, county clerk and register offices from various counties. Kansas State Historical Society. ; FHL microfilm 1,428,566.
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 30 September 2017), memorial page for Alva M. "Alvy" Swain (20 Oct 1802–29 Mar 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. Find A Grave: Memorial #21786946, citing Fredonia City Cemetery, Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Judy Mayfield (contributor 46636512) .
  • proof of father - notes taken from Family Search
Family Bible listed in DAR application papers of Lois McClure Doering.
Named as heir and Executor in will of Jacob Swain.


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