John Wesley Swank was born in Vermillion County, Illinois. After the Civil War, he moved to Gentry County, Missouri. His second marriage was to a Martha Carter (her third marriage), and they had two daughters. I am decended from Rachel who married Robert Payne Stanfield. They had three children including my grandmother Mary Ethyl. She married Royal Hubbell and they had two daughters of which my mother was Alice Virginia. She married Lester Patrick and they had three children. I am the oldest child Arthur Stephen. The Swanks moved to Oklahoma in the late 1800's because J.W. wanted to start a horse ranch. The family later returned to Missouri after 1900.I have aooreciated all the information about J.W.'s family on this web site. What a Swanky family!