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Jabez Swift

Male 1811 - 1882  (71 years)


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  • Name Jabez Swift 
    Born 24 January 1811  Middleborough, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 June 1882  Middleborough, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Middleborough Town Recrods
      Jabez Swift was among those listed as enrolled in the militia in 1840 and in 1850.

      1850 Federal Census. Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
      Roll 333, page 239B
      Dwelling 667, family 786
      Jabez Swift, 39, shoemaker, $800 real estate
      Mercy Swift, 37
      Mercy J. Swift, 10
      Albert Simmonds, 17, shoemaker, b. CT
      The Swifts were all born in Massachusetts. Jabez’s brother William’s family shares the dwelling as does the family of James W. Briggs. Jabez’s and William’s families remain next door for at least the next 30 years.

      1855 Massachusetts Census. Middleborough, Plymouth County
      Jabez Swift, 44, shoemaker, b. MA
      Mercy Swift, 43 b. MA
      Mercy T. Swift, 15 b. MA
      Dean Medville, 15, b. RI

      1860 Federal Census. Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
      Roll 519, page 257
      Post Office Middleborough
      Dwelling 426, family 523
      Jabez Swift, 49, shoemaker, $450 real estate, $300 personal estate
      Mercy Swift, 47
      Mercy J. Swift, 20, straw [somthing]
      Charles Swift, 12
      All were born in Massachusetts.

      1865 Massachusetts Census. Middleborough, Plymouth County
      Jabez Swift, 54, farmer
      Mercy Swift, 52
      Albert Ramsdell, 15, farmer
      All were born in Massachusetts. Jabez’s brother William’s family was listed next on the census.

      1870 Federal Census. Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
      Roll 639, page 481A
      Post Office Wareham
      Jebez Swift, 60, farmer, $2000 real estate, $700 personal estate
      Mercy Swift, 57, keeping house
      James Conolly, 15, attending school
      Hattie Calkins, 14 [Mercy’s neice]
      Frank L. Swift, 4
      All were born in Massachusetts.

      1880 Federal Census. Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
      Roll 551, page 438B
      Dwelling 425, family 495
      Jabez Swift, 69, farmer, b. MA, parents b. MA
      Mercy Swift, 67, wife, keeps house, b. MA, parents b. MA
      Alfred Koffinger, 15, servant, day laborer, b. Germany, parents b. Germany

      Deaths Registered in the Town of Middleborough
      Jabez Swift, d. 20 Jun 1882 at Middleboro, age 71 years 5 months, farmer, b. Middleboro, son of Joseph (b. Plymouth) & Lucy, died of consumption of bowels,
    Person ID I469  Schirado
    Last Modified 4 April 2015 

    Father Joseph Swift,   b. 5 February 1775, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 June 1830, Middleborough, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Lucy Cornish,   b. 24 June 1780, Middleborough, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 December 1861, Middleborough, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 10 May 1801  Middleborough, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F59856  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Mercy Ford,   b. 8 September 1812, Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 April 1900, Plympton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 27 November 1834  Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Betsey Ann Swift,   b. 27 November 1835, Middleborough, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mercy J. Swift,   b. about 1840, Middleborough, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1920  (Age ~ 81 years)
    Family ID F379  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] (Boston: NEGHS, 1911).


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