Search for content in message boards

Mystery -- Swisher County, Texas was named after James Swisher of Champaign County, Ohio see Obit and Photo

Replies: 36

Mystery -- Swisher County, Texas was named after James Swisher of Champaign County, Ohio see Obit and Photo

Susan E. Davis (View posts)
Posted: 23 Oct 2005 1:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Swisher
Hello,

I've been studying my Swisher family from Champaign County, Ohio and I found this obituary and photograph of James Swisher (1849 - 1924) who died in Urbana, Ohio. The obituary states that Swisher County, Texas was named after him. This James Swisher was a Civil War hero, adventurer, writer and later the Champaign County, Ohio County Surveyor. I know that the official founder of Swisher County, Tx is said to have been a James Gibson Swisher, but I wonder if it could really be this other James instead? I'm in the process right now of getting copies of his books, notebooks, and manuscripts from the Ohio Historical Library. Below is where the obituary is listed on my genealogy site. NOTE: The obituary is four pages long. All of the pages are on my site page at the left; just click the small pages to enlarge them. The statement that Swisher County was named after this James Swisher is on the 4th page:

http://www2.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=shasta4737&a...

Does anyone know anything about this James Swisher or any clues about this mystery?

Thanks for any help,

Susan E. Davis

Home Page: www.http://tribalpages.com/tribes/shasta4737


SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Susan E. Davis 23 Oct 2005 7:21PM GMT 
Joan E. Rambo 24 Oct 2005 5:35PM GMT 
Susan E. Davis 25 Oct 2005 12:12AM GMT 
OSwisher99 7 Mar 2010 9:16PM GMT 
HL2604 7 Mar 2010 11:05PM GMT 
OSwisher99 14 Mar 2010 2:04AM GMT 
HL2604 14 Mar 2010 5:16AM GMT 
Shasta4737 8 Mar 2010 2:08AM GMT 
swishertx 17 Jan 2011 1:04PM GMT 
swishertx 21 Apr 2011 11:02AM GMT 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic

  • Visit our other sites:

© 1997-2014 Ancestry.com | Corporate Information | New Privacy | Terms and Conditions