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Swank family burials

Posted: 12 Apr 2007 10:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: SWANK, CLEVENGER, LONG, MECHAM
The John and Rebecca Shannon Swank family lived and died
in Rock Island County, Illinois as did his father Monroe Swank
and possibly his mother. I would really appreciate some help
with burial information or where to purchase a Rock Island County
Cemetery book.

Re: Swank family burials

Posted: 8 Apr 2008 4:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Swank, Shannon, Clevenger
Hello - I have this information regarding John & Rebecca Swank:

John Clevenger Swank
b. 28 Dec 1844
Crawfordsville, Montgomery, Indiana
d. 2 Sep 1910
Zuma, Rock Island, Illinois
buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Zuma Township

Rebecca Jane Shannon
b. 1 Sep 1857
LeClaire, Scott, Iowa
d. 23 Feb 1931
Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois
buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Zuma Township

John's parents - Monroe Sandford Swank and Mary Ann Clevenger are also buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Pictures of their tombstones are posted at findagrave.com

Do you happen to know anything about Rebecca's parents?

Re: Swank family burials

Posted: 8 Apr 2008 4:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much. No, I don't know anything about Rebecca
Shannon Swank's parents. I would imagine that they would
be listed on her death certificate.

Re: Swank family burials

Posted: 8 Apr 2008 12:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Swank
Happy to help. How are you related to John Clevenger Swank? His daughter Laura Ethyl is one of my great-grandmothers.

Re: Swank family burials

Posted: 8 Apr 2008 5:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
According to FTM, he's my 2nd cousin 4 times removed. You have to go back to John and Rosanna Summitt Swank for the
connection. I have 4 sons and 1 daughter for her. Now that I note your last name, I see you're descended from one of the sons.

Re: Swank family burials

Posted: 22 Sep 2008 2:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Rebecca Jane Shannon Swank's parents were James Shannon and Jane (Fleming) Shannon. Theyemigrated from County Donegal Ireland in 1852 along with his brothers Hugh and William. James is buried in LeClair. Ancestry has an obituary for him from the Port Byron newspaper. Jane disappears from census records way before his death in 1908 or 9. Family lore is that she returned to Ireland in about 1866, leaving behind her husband and children: Rebecca (Swank), Matilda(evers), Clara (Fairlie), Wilhamina, and James Jr. She may have returned much later. Matilda was my great-grandmother. Ancestry has a family tree (with some errors) of the Evers clan. James, by the way, was an infantryman from start to finish of the Civil War, Union Army. marilyn walker

Re: Swank family burials

Posted: 22 Sep 2008 2:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you very much for the information on her parents.
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