In support of Eliza Ann being Eliza Ann Bovee, daughter of Jacob Bovee and Elizabeth Redding:
1.) Jacob Swasey has his middle name listed in print as Bovee in both his 1900 and 1904, thust Jacob Bovee Swasey California voting registrations.
2.) Jacob's brother Hiram had a son John whose middle name was Bovee, thus John Bovee Swasey, and this was stated on his World War 1 Draft card, both type written and his clearly signature.
3.) The B.F. Swasey book mentioned that Eliza Ann was in the educated in the Fairbanks household. Erastus Fairbanks and his family moved into a home about 2-3 miles down the road from the home of Jacob and Elizabeth (Redding) Bovee in 1819, and moved in 1824. Eliza Ann's age was consistently listed as one year older than her husband's, thus about 1802, so she would have been about 17-18 when the Fairbanks family moved in down the road with young children and a growing household. It is plausible that she was employed and educated in their home tending their young children, one of whom was named "Horace Fairbanks."
4.) The B. F. Swasey notation lists Eliza Ann's husband as having been employed by the Fairbanks Scale Co.
5.) The couple of Henneal M. Swasey and Eliza Ann Bovee named their eldest son Jacob Bovee Swasey and then later named a son Horace Fairbanks Swasey.
6.) A descendant of Horace Fairbanks Swasey was named "Roy Fairbanks . . . as well.
7.) The other children of Jacob Bovee and Elizabeth Redding were born in New York, and Eliza Ann's 1850 census states that she was born in Vermont.
Oh, and Nancy . . . thanks again for your encouragement to tell the story. Henneal's story now goes from Iowa, to many states during the civil war, to across the Des Moine River, where his wife was raised, to Missouri, then Kansas, then Northern then Nevada, then Northern California, then Arkansas, then Florida. I owe your a debt of gratitude, as I likely wouldn't have found much of anything without your candid comments. I hope all is well with you.