Samuel George and Nancy Anne 'Mary' (Burnette) Swezey

Samuel George Swezey - (His Parents)

Born: Jan 16, 1837 in Akron, Ohio
Married: July 11, 1858 (Marsh School House) Marion County, Iowa
Died: June 20, 1910 in Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas

Wife: Nancy Anne "Mary" Burnett

Born: Jan 11, 1840 Woodford County, Illinois
Married: July 11, 1858 (Marsh School House) Marion County, Iowa
Died: Sept 28, 1912 in Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas
According to a family story, she hated the name "Nancy". She said that was a "horse's name" and evidently went by "Mary" which was also her sister's name.

From an article dated January, 9, 1935

Samuel G. Swezey was born in Akron, Ohio in 1837. As a youth he moved to Iowa, and when the Civil War came on he enlisted in Company E of the Eighth Iowa Infantry. His service record was for less than a year, on account of illness. He followed farming in Iowa, later moved to Nebraska, and spent his final years in Hiawatha, Kansas, where he died in 1910. He was for many years a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, always voted the Republican ticket, and was a member of the United Brethren Church. His wife, Anna Burnette, who was a Methodist, was born in Illinois in 1841, and died in 1912. They were married in Iowa. Both are buried at Hiawatha, Kansas. Of their twelve children three are living: Etta, who became the wife of J. W. Woods, a railroad man at Des Moines, Iowa, and their four ebiidren were Guy Woods, Byron, deceased, Leota, who married N. Knight, and Glen Woods. ; Benjamin F.; and Bessie, wife of J. W. Maley of Los Angeles.


Sweezey - Samuel G.  Sweezey was born in Akron, Ohio, January 24, 1836. He was married to Nancy A. Burnett at Knoxville, July 12, 1858. He enlisted in 1861 with the 8th Iowa Co. E infantry and served seven months. He was then discharged for total disability. Mr. and Mrs. Sweezey moved to Nebraska and lived there until 1885 when they moved to a home in the south, where he spent the rest of his life until two years ago when he moved to Hiawatha, where he lived with his son, C. M. Sweezey, where he died Monday, June 20, at 10 o'clock. He leaves his wife, Mrs. N. 0. Sweezey, three sons, C. M. Sweezey, Dr: A.J.Sweezey, of Decorah, Iowa; Dr. B.F. Sweezey, of Nassau, Minn., and two daughters, Mrs. Etta Woods, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Mrs. Bessie Brunson, of Applegate, Calif.  The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Sweezey home. Burial will be made in the Hiawatha cemetery.



Born: April 27, 1859
Died: May 2, 1859

Charles Miles (Pictures: With Wife, Group3)

Born: March 18, 1859 Marion County Iowa
Died: August 24, 1933 Harrison County, Iowa. Services at  LDS Church, Magnolia, buried in Magnolia Cemetery.


Born: February 11, 1862
Died: August 18, 1863


Born: March 9, 1864
Died: September 19, 1865

Mariette ("Etta") Woods (Click here for picture)

Born: March 31, 1866
Died: August 3, 1936

Dr. Andrew Jackson ("Jack") (Pictures: Group3,Group4)

Born: December 30, 1869
Died: October 16, 1924

John W. (Click here for picture and Obituary)

Born: July 14, 1871
Died: February 16, 1894

Benjamin Franklin (My Grandfather) (Pictures: Group3, Group4)

Born: November 1, 1873
Died: June 2, 1949

Cora M.

Born: January 20, 1877
Died: December 26, 1887

Betsy Jane ("Bessie") Brunson Maley (Pictures: Age 16,Group4)

Born: March 30, 1880
Died: ?

James E.

Born: February 1, 1883
Died: January 20, 1894

Roy D.

Born: March 13, 1885
Died: July 1, 1886
Note: I have a McGuffy Reader with "Roy Swezey" written in it, so one of these dates must be wrong. My Father had said Roy was about 5 years old when he died and that my Grandfather Benjamin (above) was really close to him and was devastated to lose his little brother.

History of Marion County, Iowa, 977.774 M33 Page 476

Sweezy, Samuel S. Discharged Feb 23, 1863 8th Iowa, E Company.
Note: this corresponds with our family information that he was a Civil War veteran, discharged after only 7 months with tuberculosis.


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