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John G. Swezea Biography
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Bollinger Co Mo Biography John G. Swezea
  • John G. Swezea, a prominent farmer and native of Wayne Co, MO was born in 1841.
    He is the son of James N. and Catherine (Brown) Swezea.
    The latter couple came from Hickman Co, TN to MO in 1821, and were among the very earliest settlers of the county.
    They were the parents of 5 sons and 3 daughters, Charles is the only one now living.
    James N was born in TN in 1817.
    He farmed till his death in 1861. Father of 8 (2 living-John G. & James N) Marquois and Mary died after reaching maturity.
    The mother died in 1859. In 1861 John G joined Col.
    Green's regiment, Marmaduke brigade, served until the close, came home, bought a horse and began farming.
    Married in 1862 to Catherine Williams.
    The Williams family were old settlers of the county.
    Members of the Baptist Church.
    -pg 1147, Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri

_pg 1147, Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri
Contributed by Kay McGregor



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