I have an original tintype photograph encased in paper, on which is written“Will Swaim, Mrs. Allen’s brother”, and I’d like to get the tintype back to descendants or family members. Photo shows him to be about 22-25, and photo was probably taken in Wells Co., IN because he was in censuses there 1860 & 1870.
I found William P. Swaim, born 26 Nov 1849 in Troy (Miami Co.) OH, whose sister was Georgianna Swaim, born 1856 and she married Philemon A. Allen. They were children of Taunton M. and Rebecca Powell Swaim. William worked for railroad, wife was Edna and censuses show them in 1850 in Miami Co., OH; in 1860-70 Wells Co., IN; in 1880 Kerr Co. TX; in 1900 Huerfano Co., CO; in 1910 Sacramento Co., CA. Find-a-Grave.com shows William Powell Swaim died 7 Oct 1935 and is buried in Sacramento, CA.
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