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Elizabeth Swafford listed in the 1830 Bledsoe Co. TN census as 50-60 years old. By the 1850 census she is 70 and the census lists SC as the state of her birth. She may have been the wife of Aaron Swafford who appeared in the 1800 census of Greenville Co. SC.

Her children:

1. Lou Haney Swafford Feb 15, 1800 SC

2. James Swafford 1806 SC

3. Matilda Swafford Sept 19, 1807 SC

4. Peter Swafford 1808 TN

5. Aaron Swafford 1812 TN. m. 1st____ m. 2nd Elizabeth Shirley.They migrated west like so many of their family. In 1850 they were found in Bledsoe Co. TN. By 1860 they are in Miller Co. MO. The 1870-80 census reveals them in Ray Co. MO In 1900 Elizabeth is a widow in Reno Kansas.  They had 7 children.

6. Thomas Swafford 1813 TN

7. Sarah Swafford 1814 TN married Landon Jesse Shirley about 1835 in Bledsoe Co. TN. In 1850 they were living in Bledsoe Co. and in 1860 they are living in Moniteau Co. MO. By 1880 Landon Jesse Shirley is in Collin Co. TX and 1900, Carter Co. OK.

8. John Calvin Swafford 1818 TN  married Mary Ellen "Mollie" Shirley about 1841. In 1850 census they are in Bledsoe co. TN but moved to White Co. TN and remained there until the early part of the Civil War. They moved west in 1880 census they are in Ray Co. Mo. There were 12 known children.



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