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John J. Swett

Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Death: August 17, 1914 (87)
Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana, USA
Place of Burial: Lewistown City Cemetery (Plot: Blk C Row 12 1/2 Lot 4), Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana USA
Immediate Family:

Child of Benjamin Swett and Nancy Swett Sprouls
Sibling of Elizabeth Jane Thompson; James Benjamin Swett; Cornelius Swett, Sr and Tamer Babcock

Managed by: Tommaso Valarani
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About John J. Swett


 John J. Swett is believed to have never married and family members always thought he died in Montana, which was later confirmed.  He was born in Ohio in 1826.  In 1852, his family left their home in Allen County, Indiana and crossed the plains and ended up in Oregon City.  His father and some siblings died on the way.  His mother remarried and in 1870, John was living next door to her and her second husband, Andrew Sprouls, in Oregon City.  John was 44, a farmer, and had $100 in personal assets.  John J. Johnson served in the Civil War.   He enlisted as a Private in Company E of the 1st Oregon Cavalry. 
    In June 1890, he was listed in the 1890 Census (Special Schedule for Surviving Soldiers) as living in Kittitas County with his brother, James B. Swett, also a veteran.
    By 1900, John J. Swett was still in Kittitas County, living next door to his niece, Allie DeWees. He is listed as having been born in December 1826 in Ohio and was single.  He was listed as a farmer.   John Swett lived to be 87 years, 7 months and 23 days old.  He died a bachelor in Lewistown, Montana and his death certificate lists him as a retired farmer.  The informant for his personal information (G. W. Rowland) lists parents unknown and birthplace as Indiana.

Inscription: The cemetery office has confirmed that this grave is UNMARKED. Thanks goes to the findagrave volunteer who went to the effort to find this info out.

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John J. Swett's Timeline

December 25, 1826
Ohio, United States
August 17, 1914
Age 87
Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana, USA
August 17, 1914
Age 87
Lewistown City Cemetery (Plot: Blk C Row 12 1/2 Lot 4), Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana USA