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George F. Swann

George F. Swann

B.C.Stevens (View posts)
Posted: 933952018000
Looking for origin of Pvt. George F. Swann, Co.F, 24th Regt. Virginia Cavalry, Army of Nothern Virginia. He was paroled at Appomattox Court House, Va. 4/10/1865. He married Anna Eliza (maiden name unknown). Both were from Virginia. They had five children : Mary Estell b. 12/18/1872, Helen Floyd b. 2/1/1875, Dagsie Campbell b. 6/3/1877, Mable Adalaid b. 11/3/1879 in Virginia and Georgia Francis b. 4/28/1882.

Mable and Anna Eliza lived the latter parts of their lives in the Baltimore or Savage, Md area. Mable died 3/13/1914 and her mother Anna Eliza died 1/6/1925. both are burried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.

Any Leads on George F. or anna Eliza's parantage and Virginia origins would be appreciated.

George Swann

Posted: 959455285000
Edited: 993327353000
Hi there..
well ..don't know if it is a link of not..
but have a George Swann (gg grandfather) who married Sarah Francis Cornell (said to be of Mattaponi indian lineage).. they had two is my g grandma Mary Ellen Swan..she was born in Occoquan Va in 1881..
they lived in Prince William County for a number of years..then moved up to Savage or Granite area of Baltimore I am told around the 1890's.... she is burried is burried in Balt Co.. If you have any info that could help..please write!
Nicole Lathe Ervin

George Francis Swann

Ben Stevens (View posts)
Posted: 959503718000
There have been a number of Swanns in Baltimore, MD, but I haven't been able to tie my wife's family to them yet. One was the Mayor of Baltimore.

My Georger Francis Swann b. 1845 in, we think, in Caroline Co., VA. He married Anna Eliza Llewellyn.... probably around 1870 or 71. He died 1/9/1887 in Baltimore. They had 5 daughters and one son: Mary Estell b. 12/18/1872,Hellen Floyd b. 2/1/1875, Daysie Campbell b. 6/3/1877, Mabel Adelaid b. 11/3/1879, George Francis b. 4/28/1882(a girl, because he thought he never would have a son), and finally Samuel Amory b 3/25/1885.

Mabel Adelaid Dickey and we think her mother Anna Eliza Swann are burried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery on old rt 40 on the west edge of Baltimore. George may be burried there too, but I haven't been able to get up there on a week day to check the old records.

Ben Stevens
POBox 583
Courtland, AL 35618

Dorothy Swann

Larri Ann Gentry (View posts)
Posted: 982240642000
Looking for relatives of my husband's grandmother. Her name was Dorothy Swann. She was born around 1914 maybe? She married James Richard Gentry. They lived in Baltimore Md. Dorothy had a sister named Erma, and possibly Violet, Lula and a brother named John. If you have any info on this branch of Swann's please contact me at

Dorthy Swann

Ben Stevens (View posts)
Posted: 982395585000
There were at least two lines of Swanns in the Baltimore area. One involved a Baltimore Mayor Swann. I have not been able to connect to that line.

My only Dorthy or Dorthea Swann was much older than the one you are seeking, but perhaps there could be a slim chance of a connection.

Dorthy or Dorthea (depending on census spelling) Campbell was born in Virginia before the Civil war. She had two sons Edward M. Swann, b.1843 and George Francis Swann. b.1845. Both fought in the Civil War and both ended their days in the Baltimore area. Edward died in a soldiers home in Baltimore. I don't know if he had a family and I can't yet find any records of such a soldiers home.

My wife's line is through George Francis Swann who married Anna Eliza Lewellyn of Richmond, VA. They had five daughters born from 1872 to 1885 and only one son Samual Amory Swann, b.3/25/1885. He had only one daughter that I know of: Elizabeth Shipley Swann, b. 9/11/1921 who married a Mr. Eugene Morgan Lilley(now deceased). Elizabeth is still living with her daughter somewhere in Severna Park, MD.

I've talked to her about the Swanns several times. She remembers visiting Edward at the Baltimore Soldiers Home, but she didn't seem to know much about him or the other Swann line.

Hope that you find something to help.

Ben Stevens

Re: Dorothy Swann

Posted: 1284432677000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Swann
Hi to Larri Ann Gentry. Yes, you are correct, and Dorothy, John, Erma, Lulu, also William was an older brother in the family. There were 11 Children in the Swann Family altogether in the Baltimore City area. Your husband would be a relative to my family, in fact we are first cousins. Are any of the 11 Brothers and Sisters still alive in Baltimore area? You may respond to me at for more information.

Re: George Francis Swann

Posted: 1460379184000
Classification: Query
My wife's line is also through George Francis Swann. You are correct that his son Samual Amory had only one child to his wife Anna. My wife is the daughter of Elizabeth Shipley [Swann] Lilley. Elizabeth died 9 December 2005 in Anne Arundel County, Md.

I have some information on the Swann family that I would share with others researching that line.

Jerry Fowler
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