Solomon Swigart (1832 – )

Solomon Swigart, farmer, Bellbrook, was born on the old home farm, where Michael, his brother, lives, in the year 1832. Is a son of Michael and Sarah (Ware) Swigart, whose sketch appears in this work. Solomon was reared on the farm, and received a common education in the district schools. In 1856 he was married to Rebecca, daughter of Joseph Campbell, of New York, who has borne him eleven children, seven of whom are living: Harriet, William H., Mary C., Joseph M., Albert S., Edward, and Nannie M.  The deceased are Drusetta E., Elmer E., John W., and an infant. The same fall of his marriage he located where he now resides, and where he has since lived, owning one hundred and nine acres of land, which is mostly under cultivation and well improved. In connection with his farm he also runs a circular-saw mill, which proves a source of accommodation to the surrounding public. Mr. Swigart and his wife are members of the Mount Zion Lutheran Church, with which they have been connected for many years, and are exemplary Christian people, taking much interest in religious matters.

Joseph and Drusilla Campbell settled in Bath Township, this county, about 1828. Mrs. Campbell is living, and resides in the county. Mr. Campbell died of cholera, in 1843. Mrs. Swigart was born in Bath Township, in 1835. Mr. Swigart is a Republican in polities, and has served his district in the capacity of school director. The Campbells belonged to the Methodist Episcopal Church.”

Source:  History of Green County, Ohio, by R.S. Dills, Odell & Mayer, Publisher, Dayton, Ohio, 1881, pages 655-6

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