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Re: Archibald Swank, Westmoreland County PA
Posted by: Mary L Swank (ID *****0122) Date: February 08, 2006 at 15:57:30
In Reply to: Re: Archibald Swank, Westmoreland County PA by P. (Swank) Mainhart of 639

Hi, Pam,
Or maybe I should say Cousin Pam! I don't know if you're still looking for this information, but here you go! I'm sorry I don't have a whole lot of dates, but I will give you what I have. Archibald J. who married Ida Florence Watt had the following siblings: Melvin Newton Swank (11/?/1875-2/22/1946) m. Florence Lillian Leslie (4/26/1882-11/3/1952); Ida C. Swank m. Adam McElroy; Samuel J. Swank m. Jessie Hill; D.Knox Swank m. Mary Armstrong; William B. Swank m. Lois Spangler; R. Edwin Swank m. Margaret J. Boyd.
Parents of Archibald J. were William McCullough Swank (3/15/1838-4/3/1916) and Margaret Boal (?-5/4/1882). William McCullough's siblings were: John (1/18/1820-7/20/1821; Mary Ann (3/28/1822-9/6/1872) m. John Long; John, yes another John...common naming practice among Germans (and I believe we will someday find that we are German) was to name the next born child of the same sex with the name of a child who had died, so the second John (4/6/1824-7/22/1909) m. Elizabeth McKee (1828-3/22/1872) - John and Elizabeth McKee Swank are my direct line; William (1/19/1828-1/26/1828); Joseph (10/31/1828-3/4/1873) m. Barbara Sheets (9/12/1827-4/11/1891); Elizabeth (5/10/1830-?) m. Samuel Boyd; David McKee (10/16/1832-4/6/1859); Daniel (11/2/1835-?) m. Margaret Smith.
Parents of William McCullough and the rest above were Daniel Swank (3/2/1800-3/16/1838) and Elizabeth Lyons (12/17/1802-8/20/1867). Daniel's siblings were: Mary (5/1/1803-?) m. ? Nelson; John (11/10/1805-?) m. Elizabeth Erb; Sarah (1/15/1807-?) no marriage information, may not have survived to adulthood; George Washington (3/15/1810-5/26/1856) m. Nancy Moore; Hannah (10/26/1811-?) m. ? Gwin; Anna (1/16/1815-?) m. ? Syphax; Elizabeth (9/17/1817-?) m. ? Rosenberger.
Parents of Daniel and his siblings were John Swank (?-1818) and ???. We think his wife's first name may have been Elizabeth, but cannot confirm that. This is where we are all stuck! We cannot find who I have come to call The Elusive John Swank. We also have no additional information for Elizabeth Lyons although I desperately want her parents to be William and Mary, but again have no proof of such.
Anyway, I hope this has helped if there is something here that you did not have.
Mary Lou

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