Swickard, Samuel L., a prosperous farmer and stock raiser of Knox Township, where he owns an exellent farm of sixty-seven acres, is one of the township's well known men and a member of one of its old settled families. He was born in Knox Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, Otober 6, 1851, and is a son of Mathias and Mary A. (Maple) Swickard, the former of whom was born in Pennsylvania and the latter in Virginia.
Samuel L. Swickard grew to manhood in Knox Townshop. WIth his brothers and sisters he attended the country schools and as soon as old enough began to perform his share of the farm labor. Feeling Confident that no better land of more favorable conditions for comfortable living could be found in any other section, he has elected to pass his life in Knox Township, He has a finely cultivated farm which he has well stoked and suessfully carries on his agricultural industries.
Mr. Swickard married Miss Amelia J. Wilson, who was born in Jefferson County, Ohio and is a daughter of the late John W. Wilson, formerly of Knox Township. Mr. and Mrs. Swickard have three children: John R., William R. and Jennie V., the latter of whom is the wife of Thomas Clark, of Island Creek Township. Mr. Swickard and family are members of the Christian Church at New Somerset, Ohio, of which he has been a trustee. Mr. Swickard is a Democrat and is ready to work for the success of his party but desires no political preferment for himself.