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Swett, Williams, Bowman, and Cyrus Genealogy

Updated July 6, 2014

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My SWETT ancestral line starts in England and progresses to MA, Washington DC, MS, and MI.
My WILLIAMS ancestral line starts in PA and progresses to IN, OH, and MI.
My JONES ancestral line starts in SC and progresses to LA, MS, and MI.
My BOWMAN/BURKE ancestral line starts in VA and progresses to OH, KY, and MI.
My CYRUS/EALEM ancestral line starts in VA and progresses to AR, KY, OH, and MI.

Family Photos
  • Daniel Swett's Hardware Store in Vicksburg, MS (147 KB)
    LEFT PHOTO: This building housed the former Daniel Swett & Co. (Hardware Store) & his family's residence, which was attached to the back of the store. Today it houses a gift boutique called the "Cinnamon Tree" in Vicksburg's historical district. RIGHT PHOTO: A "Daniel Swett & Co." advertisement from the back cover of the 1860 Vicksburg City Directory.
  • Major Charles Swett (1828-1910) (126 KB)
    This photo of Major Charles Swett was taken at a Civil War veterans’ reunion in Vicksburg, MS, where all the old Confederate soldiers dressed up in their original uniforms (Charles was 77 years old at the time of this photo).
  • Civil War SWETT'S BATTERY FLAG (190 KB)
    Two photos of the "Swett's Battery Flag".
  • Swete - Sweet - Swett COAT OF ARMS (305 KB)
    In 1473, Edward IV granted this coat of arms and crest to Guy Swete of Trayne for his support in the War of the Roses. The families of Swete, Sweet, Swett (and several other variant spellings) lay claim to this coat of arms. The coat of arms is on a red shield with two chevrons between two stars at the top and a rose at the base. The crest is a star between two flowers. Ben Swett’s web site ( is the source of the drawing of the Swett Coat of Arms (upper left), the photos of the Swete Coat of Arms on the tombstone, and the Swett Coat of Arms on the silver flagon (pitcher).
  • Charles LeRoy Swett & wife, Edna Gertrude Williams (86 KB)
    UPPER LEFT PHOTO: Charles - taken in his 30s. UPPER RIGHT PHOTO: Edna - taken in her 20s. LOWER LEFT PHOTO: Charles and Edna - taken when Charles was in his 50s & Edna in her 40s. LOWER RIGHT PHOTO: Charles and Edna - taken in 1971; Charles was 80 & Edna was 73.
  • George Albert Williams (27 KB)
    This photo was taken when George Albert Williams was about 35 years old.
  • Edgar Bowman & wife, Viva Cyrus (77 KB)
    UPPER LEFT PHOTO: Edgar in his WWI Army uniform was taken when he was 22. UPPER RIGHT PHOTO: Edgar - taken after WWI when he was 26. LOWER LEFT PHOTO: Viva - taken when she was 19. LOWER RIGHT PHOTO: Edgar and Viva in their 70s.
  • Children of Edgar Bowman & Viva Cyrus (142 KB)
    TOP PHOTO: 1941, top left - Robert holding Lee, Jean, Grace Estelle, Viva, Jo, Don, John Crabtree & bottom left - Mary Ellen holding Tilly, Jerry, & June. BOTTOM PHOTO: 1969 - from left, Robert, Tilly, Don, Jean, Jerry, Jo, & Mary Ellen (June was absent – living in TX).
  • Rachel Hannah Burke (mother of Edgar Bowman) (101 KB)
    LEFT PHOTO: Rachel (age - 54) with her granddaughter, Pauline Pendleton (age - 4). RIGHT PHOTO: Rachel (age - unknown).
  • Henry Smith Cyrus & wife, Ellen Daniels (318 KB)
    TOP PHOTO: The family of Henry Cyrus & Ellen Daniels showing off all their assets in the 1890s (Farm at White Creek, WV). BOTTOM PHOTO: Henry Smith Cyrus with wife, Ellen Daniels.
  • Ulysses Cyrus & wife, Grace Estelle Ealem (189 KB)
    This photo of Ulysses & Grace was taken in the 1890s.
  • Grace Estelle Ealem & daughter, Viva Bertha Cyrus (114 KB)
    LEFT PHOTO: Grace was 30 and Viva was 6. RIGHT PHOTO: Grace was in her 50s.
  • Basil Paul Cyrus, brother of Viva Bertha Cyrus (167 KB)
    Basil as a young man.
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