Chester  Swain

          Chester  Swain,  son of  Thomas and  Mary (Keesling) Swain,  was born in Fall Creek Township, Henry Co., Ind., March 2, 1849.  He remained with his parents till reaching manhood, and was married Jan. 22, 1870, to  Mary A., daughter of  John and Melvina Fatic,  who came to Henry County from Virginia at an early date.  They are the parents of three children -- Zanfretta, born Feb. 25, 1871;  Zelotes, March 4, 1876, and  Thomas Benton, March 21, 1879.  Mr. Swain and wife are members of the White Chapel Christian Church, situated about two miles west of Mechanicsburg; and in politics Mr. Swain is a Republican.  He has forty-four acres of excellent land with good improvements, adjoining Mechanicsburg.  His father came to Henry County, Ind., from Tennessee about 1834 with his parents,  John and  Ann Swain,  and settled on a farm near where Mechanicsburg now stands.
History of Henry County, Indiana,  Chicago:  Inter-State Publishing Co., 1884, page 604-605.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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