James R Swain
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/12/2006 at 12:20:07
James R Swain, farmer , Sec 17, P O Ogden, was born in Chautauqua county, New York, May 25, 1843, and in 1846 accompanied his parents to Wisconsin, and there grew to manhood, he was educated in the common schools and in 1867 came to this county, locating where he now lives, he has followed farming nearly all his life, but has taught school for seven winters, owns eighty acres of land, he was elected the first clerk of Peoples township in 1871, which office he held for five years, is now justice of the peace, March 12, 1864, he enlisted in company D, fortieth Wisconsin infantry and served until August 1864, when he was discharged May 18, 1867 he was married to Miss M A Lewis, a native of Vermont, they have four children: Ralph D, J Harry, Norman R, and Una L
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