Michael Swarts was born August 21, 1783 in Maryland and died January 18, 1855 in West Salem Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania. He is buried in Good Hope Cemetary in West Salem. He married Catherine Bowers abt. 1803. She was born 1782 in Pennsylvania and died November 7, 1864 in Fulton, Ohio. She is buried in Keen Cemetary, Swan Creek Township, Fulton, Ohio. They had 10 children: Elizabeth b:8/11/1804, Jacob b: abt. 1810, Catherine b:10/2/1814, Daniel b:1815 (not sure if that date is right), Michael b:11/18/1815, Sarah b:10/7/1816, Ann Mariah b:1819, Leone b:3/13/1820, Henry b:1823 and David b:9/21/1925.