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Re: Daniel Swint of Newnan, Coweta Co., Georgia
Posted by: Bonnie Boggs (ID *****0220) Date: August 18, 2006 at 17:34:57
In Reply to: Re: Daniel Swint of Newnan, Coweta Co., Georgia by William Cash of 183

Dear Neal,

Thank you for your posting. I have since the posting, been able to gather more information on this remarkable man. Daniel and Octavia Swint died in Newnan and are buried in the Presbyterian section of the Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan. Below is the notes section that I have entered in my genealogy documents for Daniel:

Daniel Swint's mother, Mary Frazer Swint, is listed as dying in March 1844, after his birth on 24 February 1844 (from William Frazer Bible, Mary's brother). The 1850 census lists a third wife for James Swint as Rebecca (Powell). Daniel is listed as 6 years old and living in Meriwether County, Georgia. The 1860 census lists Daniel, 16, working as a "clerk" and living with his older brother Thomas Swint and his young family in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia. (B. E. Boggs, September 2004)

Information on the Daniel Swint family has been updated by Mrs. Mattox (b. 1923), widow of William Leckie Mattox, Jr. (1922-1986), a great-grandson of Daniel Swint. (BEB, October 2005). Included in her packet of information were photocopies from several sources, including a large book on the Swint Family that is over 400 pages. The entry on Daniel Swint, page 342, is as follows:

"Daniel Swint, last child of James, but his only child by Mary Frazier, his 2nd wife was 13 years younger than the last child of Sarah (Bryant) Swint. He was born 24 Feb 1844, Meriwether Co., d 27 July 1890 Coweta Co., Ga. He married 10 May 1868 Octavia Pinson Welch, b 13 Aug 1849 Ga., dau of James A. Welch, Editor and Publisher.

"Daniel Swint was a member of Co. A, 1st Reg., Ga. Volunteers Inf. (Ramsey's) CSZ, Ga. "Newnan Guards", enrolling 18 Mar 1861, mustered out at Augusta, Ga. 18 Mar 1862. This same day was used as the date his brother Thomas was mustered out. However, he served longer than this. Probably they enrolled for 12 months, then re-enrolled. Daniel was wounded in his arm which necessitated an amputation of his arm at Cold Harbor, Va. 2 June 1864.

"1880 Daniel was clerk of the Superior Court at Newnan. Notes from COWETA COUNTY CHRONICLES FOR 100 YEARS (1928) by Reynolds: New Newnan Guards was reorganized with J. W. Anderson, Capt...Dan Swint 2nd Lieutenant...1873, p. 216. The Board of Education with member...Daniel Swint..July 1889, p.284. Death of Dan Swint 1890 "Dan Swint was no ordinary man, one day the pride and joy of a happy family, in thirty six hours dead. Capable and faithful servant of the people, humble follower of his Savior, a pillar of the church, a brave and patriotic citizen with an empty sleeve and the love and esteem of his comrades in arms, he ever exhibited the elements of true manhood." Herald, p.293.

"Daniel Swint received a Pension from the State of Ga. From his file is gathered the following: $60, date of warrant 14 Nov. 1879, Co. A, 12th Battalion Ga. Volunteers. He was in the battle of "Turkey Ridge" of Va. on 2 June 1864, was wounded in the arm and same was amputated above the elbow. He has no artificial arm, 12 Nov 1879. His Capt James W. Anderson swears he knows he lost an arm, 12 Nov. 1879....Private in Co. A of 12th Battn. of Ga. Vol. Gordon's battle of Cold Harbor in Va. 2 June 1864, wounded in the right arm just at the elbow and the same was amputated above the elbow by Dr. Lamas, Brigade Surgeon, then at Augusta, Ga. the next day.
/s/ Daniel Swint, 7 Feb. 1889."
(The document goes on to list the issue of Daniel and Octavia Welch Swint which are included in the descendancy of this record. BEBoggs, October 2005)

1860 Census: Daniel Swint, 16, clerk, living with brother Thomas and family, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia; M653_118, page 678

1870 Census: Daniel Swint, 26, married, grocer, living with his in-laws, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia; M593_145, page 229

1880 Census: Daniel Swint, 36, married, clerk Superior Court, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia; T9_142, page 30

Neal, the children of Daniel Swint and Octavia Welch were Mary Ellen Swint, Ruth Swint and Claude Dan Swint. I have additional information on this family if you care to have it.

Again, thank you for taking the chance of contacting someone's older message.

Bonnie Boggs

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