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Timothy Swan

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Worcester, Franklin, MA, United States
Death: July 23, 1842 (84)
Northfield, Franklin, MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Swan and Lavina Swan
Husband of Mary Swan
Father of Harriet Cushing Dana and Mary Gay Dana
Brother of Lavinia Hunt; William Swan and Benjamin Swan

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About Timothy Swan

One of Suffield, Connecticut's most famous residents, the composer Timothy Swan was born July 23, 1758 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was the eighth son of goldsmith William and Lavinia Swan of Worcester. It was in Groton, Massachusetts, while living with his brother, William Swan, that he attended a singing school, his only known formal musical training. He started composing in Northfield, Massachusetts at age 16, but it was in Suffield that he composed most of his musical pieces. He was 24 in 1782 when he moved to Suffield, where he married Mary Gay, daughter of Ebenezer Gay on May 5, 1784. Timothy and May Swan had a large family, ten children several of which were musicians. On July 23, 1842 at the age of 84, Timothy Swan died in Northfield, Massachusetts.

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Timothy Swan's Timeline

July 23, 1758
Worcester, Franklin, MA, United States
November 27, 1784
Age 26
MA, United States
February 1, 1792
Age 33
Suffield, Hartford, CT, United States
July 23, 1842
Age 84
Northfield, Franklin, MA, United States