Oliver  Swain

          Oliver Swain, of Union Township, is a native of Union County, Ind., born December 22, 1829, being the youngest in a family of four children, born to Elihu and Hannah (Stanton) Swain, who were natives of North Carolina and Virginia respectively.  They came to Union County in a very early day, where they continued most of the time until their deaths, he dying in 1839.  His widow survived him, married again, and lived for a time in Ohio, but returned to the old homestead and died there October, 1886, in her eighty-second year.  Oliver remained with his parents and assisted them until he attained the age of twenty years, receiving a com- mon school education, such as the facilities of those days afforded.  Mr. Swain has always made farming his occupation, and he has been quite successful.  He now owns 193 acres of well improved land.  He and family members are of the Friends Church.  He has always been a Republican since the organization of the party, and he usually manifests a good live interest in the politial affairs of the Nation, State and county in which he lives, where enjoys the respect and esteem of all who know him.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, page 775-776.
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