This house was built in 1860 by Alexander Swan and his wife Elizabeth Dryden Kelly. Alex arrived here in 1850, with his first wife Mary Taylor and 3 young sons, building a log house. Mary died in 1853 and Alex married Elizabeth in 1858. They raised the 3 boys by alex’s first marriage and had 10 more children by his second marriage (8 of whom died either young or from the diphtheria epidemic).
- The homestead then went to his son Alexander Swan and wife annie Burrell. who raised 7 children.
- Then on to their son Stephen Swan and his wife Inez Bell who raised 7 children.
- Then on to LeRoy Swan and his wife Shirley.
- It is currently owned by a nephew of Stephen Swan.
Photo from the collection of LeRoy and Shirley Swan.