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Swain Family of Whittier, California

Updated August 25, 2002

About Our Family Research


After my retirement in 1999, I began to research the history of the Swain Family beginning at the point where my late sister Margaret Louise (Swain) Bugaren, after a long illness, was unable to go further than 3 generations.

I had been told that five Swain brothers had come over from England in the 1700's, however in my research I discovered that I could trace the ancestors back to a much earlier date.

I would like to acknowledge the following for their contributions to the compilation of the family record.

My sister had compiled a family tree and photo album for our grandfather, John Garland Swain, before his death in 1965.

My brother, Alan Brian Swain, for his work on the Leuenberger and Swain families.

My first cousins, Judith Ann (Martin) Stevenson and Nancy Lynn (Martin) Bjordahl, for the Leuenberger/Martin families.

Aimee Claire (Bugaren) Manzo and James Edward (Jeb) Bugaren for Bugaren family information and loaning me their mother's family tree information and photo album.

My first cousin, John Soren Swain, for the Frank Garland Swain/Mortensen families' information.

Bernard James Drouillard, the grandson of my great aunt Mary Elizabeth Swain, found the document written by William N. F. Swain, with his grandmother's personal effects after she died. He was kind enough to send me a copy of this document.

Shera Thompson, granddaughter of Leslie C. Nanney, business partner of John Garland Swain, for information and photos of the Swain/Nanney families.

The Jefferson County Genealogical Society, Jefferson County, Kansas, provided documents and photos of Loring Reuben Swain and Lucy Ann Rice.

Ms. Kathie J. Ward, Genealogical Librarian, New Castle-Henry County Public Library, New Castle, Indiana, for a tremendous amount of data on William Henry Swain and Elizabeth M. Pickering.

Bonnie Manche, Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana for documents and photos on William H. Swain, Elizabeth M. Pickering, and William's twin brother, George H. Swain.

Swain Family Tree
Researched and compiled
in the Year 2002 by:

Loring John Swain, Jr.

 
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