THE HIMEBAUGHS -- NINE GENERATIONS AND TWO-HUNDRED, FIFTY YEARS IN AMERICA
FIFTH GENERATION


20. Hiram Alexander SWAN was born on 26 Feb 1816 in Ferris, Onondaga County, NY. (65) He died on 9 Jan 1902 in Bethel Twp., Branch County, MI. (66) He was a Farmer. He was buried in Snow Prairie Cemetery, Branch County, MI.(67) He was married to Mary Elizabeth SQUIERS on 28 Oct 1849 in Elyria, Lorain County, OH.(68)

Hiram Alexander Swan was born in the town of Ferris, Onondaga County, New York, Februrary 26, 1816. When a young man he came to Ohio, where he stayed for a few years. At 23, he took his first wife, when on March 15, 1839 he married Salley Rillet in Huron County, Ohio.

In 1844 he came to Michigan and settled in Union Township. October 28, 1849, he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Squiers of Elyria, Ohio, the daughter of Ezra and Gitty Squier. To them four children were born; Egbert Earl, Charles F., and twins, Alzina and Almina, all born in Union Township, Branch County, Michigan. Three of the four children exhibited the hereditary condition, lazy eye, said at the time to have been caused by measles. Egbert was the only one not afflicted, as can be evidenced in their childhood pictures.

Then in 1866, he and his wife moved to Bethel in Branch County where they lived out the remainder of their lives. Mary Elizabeth died after a long illness on July 3, 1872 lacking just three weeks to her 47th birthday.

"Hiram died January 9, 1902, after an illness of only 24 hours, aged 85 years, 10 months and 14 days. He held the respect and confidence of all who knew him--" stated his obituary. "His funeral, conducted by Rev. J. R. Bonney, was held Sunday, January 12, at the Snow Prairie Church and he was laid to rest in the Snow Prairie Cemetery by the side of his wife and children who have gone before."

21. Mary Elizabeth SQUIERS was born on 25 Jul 1825 in Ohio. (69) She died on 3 Jul 1872 in Bethel Twp., Branch County, MI. (70) She was buried in Snow Prairie Cemetery, Branch County, MI.(71) Children were:

child10 i. Egbert Earl SWAN.
child ii. Charles F. SWAN was born on 24 Jul 1852 in Union Twp, Branch County, MI. (72) He died on 15 Jan 1884.
child iii. Alzina SWAN (TWIN) was born on 15 Jan 1855 in Union Twp, Branch County, MI. (73) She died in 1894.
child iv. Almina SWAN (TWIN) was born on 15 Jan 1855 in Union Twp, Branch County, MI. (74)

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