Swan Homestead

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.


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