Waymon Spooner Swift 1812 – 1899

Waymon Spooner, Lucy F, Maloney, & Thatcher H Swift Headstone

Ancestry:  Moses Swift, Jr.;  Ward Swift, Capt., Rev War;  Mofes Swift;  Ephraim Swift;  William Swift;  William Swift

Born: November 3, 1812 in Cataumet Ma.

  • Father: Moses Swift, Jr.; (1766 – 1846) (Ward Swift, Capt., Rev War & Remember Tobey)
  • Mother: Rebecca Nye; (1772 – 1851) (Samuel Nye, Jr., Rev War & Deborah Crowell)

Died: April 17, 1899 in New Bedford Ma. at 86 yrs, 6 mos, 5 d.

  • Buried: Cataumet Cemetery; area A (with wives Lucy F. & Maloney & his son Thatcher H.)

Occupation: Farmer

Where Lived: Cataumet & New Bedford Ma.

Married (1): January 18, 1842 in Falmouth Ma.

  • To: Lucy Freeman Swift; (1821 – 1856) (Abraham/Abram Swift & Olive Lawrence)

Children: 7

  • 1. William H. Swift; (April 27, 1843 – May 22, 1919)
  • 2. Thatcher H. Swift; (September 29, 1844 – March 7, 1863); Thatcher died unmarried at 18 yrs, 6 mos, 7 d. & is buried with his parents in Cataumet Cemetery.
  • 3. Hannah Bourne Swift Drake; (April 29, 1846 – September 10, 1926); Married Luther Warren Drake (1842 – 1913) (Luther Drake & Achsah Ann Swift) in Sandwich Ma. on June 21, 1863; Hannah & Luther lived in Stoughton Ma. & are buried there.
  • 4. Thankful H. Swift Gibbs; (February 5, 1849 – ?); Married Shadrach F. Gibbs (1838 – ?) (Roland Gibbs, Capt. & Abigail/Abby Wainwright Freeman) in Falmouth Ma. on July 21, 1868; They had 3 children & lived in New Jersey.
  • 5. Olive D. Swift Washburn; (May 15, 1851 – January 23, 1878); Married Lemuel Kelley Washburn (1846 – 1927) (Charles F. Washburn & Eliza Macomber) in Boston Ma. on September 14, 1870; Lemuel married (2) Olive’s sister Isadore in Boston Ma. on January 1, 1880; Olive died in Wareham Ma. at 26 yrs, 8 mos, 11 d..
  • 6. Isadore Frances Swift Washburn; (April 3, 1853 – 1939); Married Lemuel Kelley Washburn (1846 – 1927) (Charles F. Washburn & Eliza Macomber) in Boston Ma. on January 1, 1880; Lemuel married (1) Isadore’s sister Olive in Boston Ma. on September 14, 1870.
  • 7. Catherine D. Swift; (January 31, 1856 – ?)

Married (2): June 12, 1857 in Sandwich Ma. by C. H. Payne

  • To: Maloney A. Jenkins; (1835 – 1873) (Alden F. Jenkins & Caroline E. Price)

Children: 1 (known)

  • 1. Horace W. Swift; (August 23, 1857 – ?); Married Adelaide M. Drescott (1857 – ?) (John Drescott & Caroline (–)) in New Bedford Ma. on November 25, 1884; Horace & Adelaide had 4 childen & lived in New Bedford Ma..

Married (3): July 5, 1874 in Sandwich Ma. by S. W. Coggeshall

  • To: Emily W. (Mecarta) Baker; (1847 – 1910) (Orrin Small Mecarta & Fannie Barnes); Emily married (1) Lewis Almon Baker (1845 – 1866) (Enoch Baker & Thankful Arey) in Harwich Ma. on October 4, 1863 & married (3) Seth H. Rogers (1837 – 1918) (Seth Rogers & Eliza Higgins) in Harwich Ma. on November 27, 1900; Seth married (1) Melissa D. Barnes (1839 – 1899) (Daniel C. Barnes & Eliza J. Smalley) in Orleans Ma. on December 1, 1859; Frances/Fannie L. Baker Avery Burgess, daughter of Emily & Lewis, is buried in Pocasset Cemetery.

Children: 1 (known)

  • 1. Waymon B. Swift; (November 29, 1875 – July 1965); Married Mabel E. Gidley (Abt.1866 – ?) (Henry Gidley & Justina F. Oliver) in New Bedford Ma. on November 4, 1902; Waymon & Mabel lived in Acushnet Ma.; Waymon is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in New Bedford Ma.

 

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