I would also like to get in on the Swadley family conversation and information exchange. I am descended from Samantha ("Mattie") O. Swadley who was born about 1856 in (I think) Pine Village, Warren County, IN. Her parents were James Madison Swadley & Martha Crowell. James' parents were Nicholas Swadley II and Nancy Chaney, and HIS parents were Nicholas Swadley I and Elizabeth Heavener. The first Nicholas was born in Augusta co,VA in 1770, and died in Highland co, OH on April 6,1847. I remember somewhere reading about the Swadley who married Catherine Mouse (Maus? in German) but so far have not found a definite connection to my line.
I'm interested in learning more about the family, as I'd like to locate Samantha "Mattie" -- she married Charles Edward Kelley (they were my grgrandparents) in Iroquois co, IL on Dec 18, 1874. After several children (not sure of the actual number) she suddenly dropped out of sight! My grandpa Kelley always said his mother deserted them when he was a small boy, which would have been in the mid-1880s. I've never been able to find a trace of her since then. Her siblings were: William, b. abt 1850 and Clarissa b abt 1853.
Please contact me if anyone has information on this line of Swadleys, and especially Mattie -- I'll answer all correspondence! Thank you.