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35. viii. Catharine Woods, b. Sept. 6, 1842; m., first, Joseph

Aspinwall; m., secondly, Stitsel; m., thirdly,


36. ix. Margaret Amelia Woods, b. Feb. i, 1847; m. Thomas

B Felkner.

37. X. James Foster Woods, b. Nov. 6, 1851; m. Jemima Hall.

IX. Sarah Long^ (Catharine (Swope) Long*, Adam
Swope\ JohnSvvope'-', Yost Swope' ) was born Nov. 20, 18 10;
died March 6, 1S93. She married, in Adams county, Pa., Bar-
ney McSherry, who was born in that county Feb. 12, 1797,
and died March 14, 1868. In the fall of 1833 she and her
family moved from Adams county, Pa., to Ohio, and settled
on a farm about twelve miles west of Dayton, where they
continued to live. They were accompanied on their trip west
by her half-brother, Adam S. Woods, who, on separating
from them, settled in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. They had issue
as follows: —

38. i. Amos McSherrv (twin ), b. Nov. 5, 1830; m. Mary Bahill.

39. ii. Louisa M. McSherrv (twin), b. Nov. 5, 1830; m. Daniel

iii. Margaret McSherry. b. July 29, 1835; m., April 27,

'^79! John Overholtser, b. Feb 18, 1834.
iv. Barney McSherry, b. vSept. 10, 1838; m. Dec. 25, 1879,

Martha Ford, b. Oct. 30, 1843. They reside in Brook-

ville, Ohio, and have one son — Emory F. , b. June 13,


X. Jacob Swope'' (Jonathan*, Adam", Johir, Yost^ was
born, July 2, i8ii, in Adams county, Pa. He married there,
Jan. 19, 1833, Eeizabeth Musser, who was born Oct. 19,
1814 He lived in Adams county until 1857, when he moved
to Fulton county. 111., to which place his son Edward pre-
ceded him in 1856. Tliere he bought a farm and began the
life of an agriculturist. He died April 8, 1887. His widow




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yet survives him (1896 ) at Astoria. Most of his descendants
are Hving in the vicinity of Astoria, 111. They had issue: —

40. i. Edward T. Swope, b. Dec. 25, 1S35; m. Francis E.


41. ii. CATHARINE .A.. vSwoPE, b. Nov. 16, 1838; m Blocher.

iii. Jane F. Swope, b. Sept. 3r, 1840; m. Adam Trone, Jan.

31, 1858. He was born April 16, 1834 They had fif-
teen children and eighteen grandchildren.

42. iv. Elizabeth B. Swope, b. July r, 1842, m. Levi Fiilk.

V. Jacob W. Swope, b. Oct. 21, 1843, in Adams county, Pa.;
ni., Oct. I, 1S68, Amanda Davis. He resides at Astoria,
111. They had issiie as follows: —
i. Ross, b. Aug. 10, 1869.
ii George, b. Sept. 10, 1871.
iii Edward N., b March 4, 1874.
vi. George D. Swope, b. May 17, 1845; m. Ida Kittle. They
had issue: —

i. Leonard.
ii. George.
iii Lizzie.
iv. Peari,

43. vii. Maria Swope, b. May 17, 1S45; m. first, George Brinton;

m. secondU^ Carl Popenhager.
viii. John H. vSwope, b. Sept. 22, 1851, in York county, Pa.;
m , Oct. 5, 1S76, Florence W. Belden, b. March 4, 1859.
They reside in Beardstown, 111. They had issue as fol-
lows: —

i. Frank Foster, b. Aug. 4, 1SS5.
ii. Fred Riley, b. March 17, 1888.
iii. Otto Orion, b. July iS, 1890.
ix. James R. Swope, b. in York county. Pa., Feb. i, 1853;
m., Feb. 16, 1888, Nora M. Skiles, who was born in
Rush county. 111. They had issue as follows: —
i. Claude Noel, b. Oct. 24, 1889.
ii. Walter Hugo, b. March 6, 1892.
X. Walter H.armen Swope, b. Jan. 3, 1855, in York county.
Pa. He has V)een for many years a commercial traveler,
and is connected with a large wholesale firm in Pueblo,
Col. He is unmarried.

XI. Edward Swope' (Jonathan', Adam', John', Yost')
was born in Adams county. Pa., Oct. 12, 1814. He first
entered the business world as a clerk in a country store.
After reaching his majority he went to Springfield, O. , and
entered the employ of a merchant there. It was onh' a short

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time until he was offered an interest in the business, and
he finally succeeded to the entire business. Early in his
career he developed a tendency to the live stock trade,
and soon became known as one of the largest dealers in live
stock in Ohio. At one time he owned every hog in the State
of Ohio that the feeder or farmer had to sell. He continued
his large business in Ohio until 1S64, when he went to Buffalo,
N. Y., where he was largely instrumental in developing the
live stock interests of that city, then in its infancy, to large
proportions. At the time of his death, March 16, 1895, he
was the head of the firm of Swope, Hughes, Waltz & Ben-
stead. His business associates said of him at his death: ' ' He
was one with whom it has ever been a pleasure to transact
business, finding in him a man above reproach, one who ever
scorned an unworthy act or a dishonorable motive " He
married, Dec. 9, 1S37, Milly Jane Foley, who died March
29, 1863. She was a daughter of John and Jane Foley, who
were born in Virginia, the former in 1777. the latter in 1776,
and moved to Clark county, O. , in 1806. There the daughter,
Milly Jane, was born, married and died. They had issue: —

44. i. Jane Foley Swope, b. March 26, 1839; m. first, Leander

D. Patton. She m., secondly, Washington Ward,
ii. Elizabeth B. Swope, b. July 2, 1841. She was gradu-
ated from the Springfield, Ohio, Female Seminary, and
married, Jan. 21, 1S69, John D. Allen. They reside in
Santa Ana, California,
iii. Ann Eliza Swope, b. Dec. i, 1843. She was educated in
Springfield, Ohio, graduating from the Female Semi-
nary at that place. She married, Sept. 28, 1869, Melvin
J. Green. Their residence is Boston. They, however,
spend much of their time abroad in travel. They have
one son, Melvin, a graduate of Harvard University,
Class of '96, and an honor man.

XII. James \V. Swope' (Samuel'. Adam', Johir, Yost^
was born March 2, 18 17, in Adams county, Pa. For many
years he w^as engaged in farming near the place of his birth.
A few years ago he retired and is now living in Gettysburg.
He is a consistent member of St. James' Lutheran church.
He married, 1855, Balinda Eckert. They had issue as
follows: —



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i. Emma Swope, b. 1857; d. 1S60.
ii. Jesse Swope, b. 1858; d. 1858.
iii. Nathaniel Swope, b. i860.

XIII. John A. Swope'' (Samuel', Adam', John', Yosf)
was born Sept. 13, 1819, in Adams county, Pa. He married,
April 20, 1843, Mary E. Musser, who died. He married
secondly, Mary E. Eott, who was born Jan. 31, 1843, and
died May 2, 1870. He has spent an active and useful life at
Littlestown, Pa., where he still resides (1896), rapidly hasten-
ing towards four score years, and as he expresses it, " earn-
estly endeavoring to prepare myself to meet my Lord."

XIV. Morgan H. Swope' (Samuel*, Adam', John', Yost')
was born in Adams county, Pa., 1826, and died 1865. He
married, in 1851, Eucinda M. Eandis, a daughter of Benja-
min Eandis. After remaining a widow a few years she mar-
ried Dr. Agideous Noel, of Bonnauville, Pa. Morgan Swope
and Eucinda, his wife, had issue as follows: —

i. John Wei^lington Swope, b. Dec. 25, 1852.
ii. Henry L. Swope, b. May 9, 1855.
iii. Mary J. Swope, b. Nov. 13, 1857; d. 1859.
iv. Morgan F. Swope, b. May 8, 1859.
V. Minnie M. Swope, b. April 8, 1864; d. Dec. 30, 1867.

XV. Clinton M. Swope' (Samuel', Adam', John', Yost')
was born, 1834, in Adams county, Pa., and lived there during
the most active part of his life. A few years before his death
he moved to Kansas, and died in Russell, that State, Oct.,
1885. He married, Feb. 4, 1858, Ruth Wills, a sister of
Judge David Wills, of Gettysburg, Pa. They had issue:—

i. James Wills Swope, b. Dec. 21, 1858; m., Aug. 31, 1884,
Maggie McChesney, b. May 11, 1865. They reside in
Chicago, 111, They had issue: —
i. Vivian, b. Dec. 10, 1886.
ii. Ruth, b. Oct. 16, 1888; died in infancy.

XVI. Col. RuFUS C. Swope' (Ephraim*, Adam', John',
Yost') was born Aug. 8, 1822, in Eittlestown, Pa. When
quite a young man he learned the trade of a tanner; after
acquiring a knowledge of that business he rented a tan-
nery in his native town, which he carried on for a number
of years. In 1852 he bought a tannery in Fairfield, Adams

290 The Su'Ope Family.

county, Pa., which he operated for several ^-ears and subse-
quently sold. He early took an interest in military matters,
and was a member of Gov. Johnson's staff, ranking as colonel.
On the breaking out of the war he was the first commissioner
of draft in the i6th district of Pennsylvania. In Dec, 1862,
he was appointed b_v President Lincoln captain assistant
quartermaster, and remained in the service until Aug., 1866,
being on duty in Washington a year after the close of the war.
In the fall of 1866 he was appointed internal revenue collector
of the 1 6th congressional district, which position he held until
March, 1S67, when he failed to be confirmed by the Senate,
in consequence of having identified himself with the Johnson
administration. He married, Dec. 25, 1846, Evaline C.
Forrest, of Littlestown, who was born June 8, 1823. Thej^
reside in Fairfield, Pa. They had issue as follows: —

45. i. Elvira F. Swope, b. Dec. 14, 1S47; m. Dr. J. A. Krum-


46. ii. Gr.axville H. Swope, b. July 21, 1S49; in. Emma J.


47. iii. Augustus S. Swope, b. Aug. 26, 1850; m. Martha A.

iv. AxxA B. V. vSwoPE, b. Nov. 28, 1852; d. June 12, 1854.

48. V. Ephraim B. Swope, b. March 24, 1S54; m Laura C. Gel-

vi. Clayton M. Swope, b. Aug. 15, [S56; d. July 6, 1888.

49. vii. Edward McPherson Swope, b. Oct. iS, 1858; m. Cora

B. Stryker.
viii. George E. Swope, b. March 9, 1861; d. March 22, 1861.

XVII. IvUCiNDA C. Swope' (Ephraim', Adam'', John'\
Yost') was born, Feb. 2, 1828, in Littlestown, Pa., and died
there April, 1S91. She married, July 23. 1846, George
Stoxeseifer, who was born Dec. 26, 1821. He kept a store
in Littlestown for many years, and was also engaged in other
business enterprises. He was one of the organizers of the
Littlestown Saving Institution, a director for sixteen years
and its president for several 3'ears. He was a prominent pro-
moter in building the Littlestown Railroad, a director for
twent}' years, and secretary and treasurer for ten years.
The}' were members of the Lutheran Church. The>' had
issue: —

I. Col. Rufiis C. Swops. 2. Edward M. Swope 3. Harry F. Swope.
4. Granville H. Swope.

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i. George Swope Stoneseifer, b. Nov. 20, 1847; d. April

16, 1851.
ii. Sarah C. Stoneseifer, b. April 26, 1850; m., July 30,
1871, Henry H. Gilbert, b. Dec. 28, 1847. They reside
in Littlestown, Pa., and have one son, John Stoneseifer,
b. March 12, 18S5.
iii, RuFus R. Stoneseifer, b. Oct. 31, 1852; d. Feb. 7, 1854.
iv. Emma J. Stoneseifer, b. June 16, 1854; d. May 8, 1857.
50. V. Mary IvUCinda Stoneseifer, b. April 23, 1856; m.

William P. Stover,
vi. jACOi! Sterner vStoneseifer, b. Sept. 24, 1857; d. May

7, 1863.
vii. Theodore H. Stoneseifer, b. April 13, 1865.
viii. IvAURA J. Stoneseifer, b. July 19, 1867; m. Winton
C rouse.
ix. Vioi^ET B. Stoneseifer, b. Dec. 3, 1869; d. Dec. 21, 1871.

XVIII. Eliza Ann Swope' (Ephraim*, Adam', John',
Yost') was born, Oct. 26, 1839, at Eittlestown, Pa. She
married, first, John H. Jones. They had one child— Eaura;
m., secondly, J. Hakry Saltzgiver. They had is.sue: —

i. George Saltzgiver.
ii. Ellen Saltzgiver.
iii. Harry Saltzgiver.
iv. MoLLiE Saltzgivkr; died in childhood.

V. Minnie Saltzgiver.
vi. Emma SalTzgiver.
vii. Luther Saltzgiver.

XIX. Margaret E. Swope' (Ephraim*, Adam*, John^
Yost') was born, Feb. 27, 1841, in Eittlestown, Pa. She
married Hamilton Grumbine and resides in Westminster,
Md. They had issue: — -

i. Harry Grumbine.
ii. Josephine Grumbine.

iii. Theodore Grumbine; died in early childhood,
iv. William Grumbine.
V. Minnie Grumbine.
vi. Bessie Grumbine.
vii. Emma Grumbine.
viii. Margaret Grumbine.
ix. Swope Grumbine.

XX. E. H. Georgiana Swope^ (Ephraim*, Adam^ John^
Yost') was born, Jan. 11, 1845, in Littlestown, Pa. She

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married T. H. Benton Feetk, and resides in Washington,
D. C. They had issue:—

i. Annie Feete; died in childhood,
ii. Amos Feete.
iii. Luther Feete.
iv Lulu Feete; died in childhood.

V. Cora Feete; died in childhood,
vi. Haleie Feete; died in childhood.

XXI. Ellen V. Swope' (Ephraim\ Adam', John", Yost')
was born in Littlestown, Pa., Jan. lo, 1847. She married,
Dec. 12, 1875, Jonas C. Spangler, who was born Sept. 8,
1847. He is a farmer. Their home, " Sunny Side," is near
Kingsdale, Adams county. Pa. They had children as fol-
lows : —

i. Susan J. Spangler, b. Dec. 13. 1876.
ii. William H. Spangler, b. March 7, 1879.
iii. Alice J. Spangler, b. June 4, 1882.
iv. Luther Swope vSpangler, b. Sept. 28, 1884.
V. Ernest Keeport Spangler, b. June 27, 1890.

XXII. John N. Swope' (Ephraim*, Adam', John', Yost')
was born, May 6, 1851, in Littlestown, Pa. He married
Louisa A. Houser. and resides in Frederick, Md. They
had issue: —

i. Albertus Swope.
ii. Harry Swope.
iii. Charles Swope
iv. Sarah Sw^ope.

XXIII. William K. Swope' ( Ephraim', Adam^ John^
Yost') was born in Littlestown, Pa., Sept. 2, 1855. He mar-
ried at Alberquerque, New Mexico, Oct. 20, 1882, Adalaide
Power Paxton, born Aug. 20, 1865. They reside at San
Luis Potosi, Mexico. They have one son: —

i. William Paxton Swope, b. May 11, 18S4, at Richmond,
Grant county. New Mexico.

XXIV. Emma J. Swope' (Ephraim', Adam', John", Yost')
was born in Littlestown, Pa., July 20, 1857. She married,
Dec. 30, 1884, George H. Shirk, a hardware merchant of

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Hanover, Pa. He is a prominent Mason, and they are mem-
bers of the Lutheran Church. They had issue as follows: —

i. Stanley Shirk, b. Oct. 25, 1885.
ii. Eliz.\beth Shirk, b. Feb. 9, 1889; d. June 18, 1889.

XXV. Balindv Stoneseifer' (Susan (SwopeJ Stone-
seifer^ Adam Swope^ John Swope^ Yost Swope^) was born
in Adams county, Pa., Oct. 6, 1815, and died Nov\ 2, 1873.
She married Abraham Bankert. They had issue as fol-
lows: —

i. Susan Jane Bankert; m. John Spalding,
ii. Ephraim Bankert; died,
iii. Edwin Bankp;rt; died in the army.
iv. Alberta Bankert.
V. Emma Bankert; died in childhood,
vi. James Bankert.
vii. Ellen Bankert.
viii. Alfred Bankert; died in infancy.

XXVI. Harriet Stoneseifer^ (Susan (Swope) Stone-
seifer*, Adam Sw^ope'', John Swope^ Yost Swope^) was born
in Adams county. Pa., March 13, 1820, died March 16, 1891.
She married, Jan. 4, 1840, Henry F. Davis, who was born
June 8, 18 16, died Oct. 15, 1894. After their marriage they
moved to Waynesboro, Pa., where they lived until death, and
where their children now reside. They had issue as fol-
lows: —

i. William H. Davis, b. Oct. 22, 1840; d. Jan. 24, 1845.
ii. George F. Davis, b. Nov. 27, 1842; d. Dec. 5, 1862.
iii. Charles T. Davis, b. Jan. 20, 1S45; m., June 2, [870,
Eliza J. Sibbet, b. May 26, 1849 They had issue: —
i. Jessie Sibbet, b. Jan. 22, 1871.
ii. Alfred P., b. Feb. 19, 1873.
iii. Hugh T., b. June 26, 1876.
iv. Whorley S. Davis, b. March 17, 1847; m., Sept. 25,
1878, Annie S. Benchoff, b. Nov. 7, 1854. They had
issue : —

i. Charles A., b. Aug. 18, 1879.
ii. H.A.RRIET B., b. Aug. 22, 1881.
iii. Guy F., b. Feb. 26, 1892; d. Feb. 21, 1893.
V. Catharine A. Davis, b. May 10, 1850; m., vSept. 30,
1874, John C. Krider, b. Nov. 23, 1847; d. March i,
1885. They had issue: —

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i. James H., b. Aug. 19, 1875; d. May 12, 1880.
ii. Ralph L., b. Feb. 2, i88r.
vi. Alfred B. D.wis, b. Sept. 30, 1855; d May 11, 1873.
vii. Fkanxis B. Davis, b. Dec. 10, 1858.

XXVII. Catharine Stoneseifer' (Susan ( Swope)
Stone.seifer*, Adam S\vope'\ John Swope', Yost Swope') was
born May i, 1825, in Littlestown, Pa. She married Simon
S. Bishop. He began his business career as a merchant in
Littlestown; after conducting his store for .some years he dis-
posed of it and bought a part of the old homestead where
they now reside. He has held various responsible offices,
was justice of the peace for twenty years and notary public
for many years, having received five different commissions.
He was for forty years a member of the United Brethren
Church, but owing to some differences has of recent \'ears
worshipped elsewhere. They had issue: —

i. Laura V. Bishop.

XXVIII. Alfred G. Stoneseifer' (Su.san (Swope)
Stoneseifer\ Adam Swope'', John Swope", Yost Swope^) was
born in Adams county, Pa., 1831. When young he went to
Pike county. Mo., where he engaged in mercantile pursuits
and married. During the war he moved to California and
engaged in raising French Merino sheep, his place being
known as " \Vood.side Stock Farm." In this business he
amassed a fortune and built a fine residence in the stiburbs of
Newman, Stanislaus county, Cal., where he resides. He
married Sophia Barrett. They had issue as follows: —

i Clarence A. Stoneseifer.
ii. Mary B. Stoneseifer.
iii. Catharine L. Stoneseifer.
iv. Augustus a. Stoneseifer.

XXIX. James E. Shore' (Susan (Swope) Shorb*, Adam
Swope^ John Swope'', Yost Swope') was born on his father's
farm near Littlestown, Pa., April 18, 1835, and died July 20,
1887. In early manhood he went to St. Louis, Mo., where
he engaged in merchandising, and amassed quite a fortune.
He married, June 23, 1863, Sarah Price, of Louisville, Ky.
Thev had issue: —

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i. Julia B. Shore; m. Dr. Seniple Floyd Jones,
ii. Marv ly. Shore; died in youth.
iii. Cecelia Shore; m. Dr. Tandy Allen Hughes,
iv. James Shore; died in infancy.

XXX. Rebecca Weikert' (Eliza (Swope) Weikert'.
Adam Swope^ John Swope", Swope^ ) married James
DuTTERA. They had issue as follows: —

i. Jacob Duttera; m. Emma Sheely.
ii. John Duttera; ni. Emma Hankey. They had issue:—

i. Ella G.

ii Mary R.
iii. Anne C.
iv. Lizzie E.

iii. Amos Duttera; ni. Sarah Hoff. They had issue.

iv. Jane Duttera; m. David Wherley. They had issue: —

i. Jennie.
ii. William.
iii. Ellen

V. Rebecca Duttera; m. J. Newton Cushurn. They had
issue : —

i. Annie.
ii. John.
iii. Mary.

XXXI. Mary Weikert' (Eliza (Swope) Weikert', Adam
Swope\ John Swope", Yost Swope' j married Jacob Hostetter-
They had i.ssue: —

i. Ann Ho.stetter; m. David Fry. They had one son,

Harvey, who married and had a daughter,
ii. Sarah Hostetter; m. John Ditzler. They had one son

and two daughters,
iii. Susan Hostetter; m. Peter Shank. They had two sons

and two daughters.
iv. Ellen Hostetter; m. George Wolff. They had five

V. K.\TE Hostetter; m. Samuel Krug. They had two sons.

vi. Maggie Hostetter; m. Burkholder.

vii. Amos Hostetter; m. and died, leaving two daughters,
viii. Samuel Hostetter; married.

XXXII. Mary Woods" (Adam Swope Woods", Catharine
(Swope) Woods\ Adam Swope^ John Swope", Yost Swope^)

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was born, June 26, 182S, in Hunterstown, Adams county, Pa.
She grew to womanhood in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and mar-
ried, June 17, 1S47, Obed Abom, born Aug. 19, 1825. In
the fall of 1858 they moved to Warsaw, Ind., he taking a
position as deputy in the office of her brother Thomas, who
was then county clerk. Mr. Abom was afterwards elected to
that office in 1863. " Mary Abom inherited all the good
qualities of her father — kind, affectionate, benevolent and
forgiving. vShe is a member of the Episcopal Church, and a
worker in all undertakings for the advancement of the
cause of Christianity." They had children as follows: —

i. ZoRA A. Akom, b. May 3, 1S4S; ni , May 3, 1S70, Lee
Pentecost. They reside in Tacoma, State of Washing-
ton, and have four children
ii Thomas E. Abom, b. May 25, 1850; m June 26, 1875.
iii. Sadie Abom, b. Feb. 12, 1852; m.. May i, 1872, T. F.
Fisher. They had one son — Channing, b. May 20, 1S73;
d. Aug 10, 1S78.
iv. Edwin C. Ahom, b. Jan. 13, 1833; ra., May 23, 1888,
Alice Robinson. They have one son — Obed, b. May 4,
V. Channing Deanf, Abom, b. Aug 10, 1865; d. Feb. 27,

XXXIir. Thomas Woods" (Adam Swope Woods', Cath-
arine (Swope) Wood.s*, Adam Swope', John Swope', Yost
SwopeM was born Nov. 25, 1829, in Hunterstown, Adams
county. Pa. He removed with his father's family to Mechan-
icsburg, Ohio. He was educated in the common .schools of
that place, and afterwards learned the tailor's trade wath his
father. At the age of 17 years, having a desire to see more
of the world, and especially of his relatives in the east, he left
home without the consent of his parents and walked to the
home of his grandmother, in Adams county. Pa., where he
remained some months. He determined to make his trip
home profitable, and purchased a stock of notions which he
sold by the way. This was the beginning of a successful
business career. Some time after his return west he estab-
lished himself at his trade in Warsaw, Ind. He also began
buying and selling real estate. This being more to his taste
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the real estate business. In 1854 he was appointed deputy
clerk of the courts of Kosciusko county, Ind. He was faithful
and efficient in the discharge of the duties of the office, and
was elected principal of the office by his party in 1855 for a
term of four years. In 1859 he was re-elected for a term of
four years without opposition from the opposing party. At
the expiration of his term of office in 1863, he was appointed
general deputy and acted as such for ten years. In 1874 he
was again elected to the same office without having asked for
the nomination. At the close of this term of office and his
retirement from public service he was given a grand banquet
by the Bar and court officials of Kosciusko county, at which
strong resolutions were passed, expressing the highest confi-
dence in his integrity and uprightness; also commending the
faithful, affable and efficient discharge of the duties of his
office for a quarter of a century. On this interesting occasion
he was also presented with a handsome gold watch, as an
additional tribute of the esteem of the donors — the Court and
Bar of the county. In politics he was a Whig up to the time
of the breaking up of parties in 1854; after that he became a
Republican. He has been a strong believer in and staunch
defender of the principles of his party, and has contributed
much to its success. Believing that music as well as oratory is
necessary to a successful political campaign, he has frequently
contributed rhymes to be surg by the " Hoosier Glee Club."
He now resides in retirement in Warsaw, enjoying the fruits
of a well-spent life. He married, Jtuie 26, 1854, Cath-
arine Smith. They had one son — WiUiam, who died Feb.
12, i860, aged 3 years.

XXXIV. Ann Woods* (Adam Swope Woods', Catharine
(Swope) Woods*, Adam Swope', John Swope', Yost Swope')
was born April 4, 1835. She was reared in Mechanicsburg,
Ohio, and married, at North Lewisburg, Ohio, Nov. 2, 1S54,
Caleb Winder, who was born April 23, 1828, and died
Jan. 30, 1862. They had issue: —

i. Ai,i.iNA Winder, b. Sept. 11, 1S55; d. April 6, 1861.
51. ii. Thomas Winder, b. Feb. 26, 1862; m., June 30, 1884,

Margaret Walsh.

302 The Szcopc Family.

Ann Woods married, secondly, Oct. 4, 1S66, Washington
McGrew, who was born July 19, 18 14; died March i, 1S70.
She married, tliirdl}-. Jan. 7. 1N74, Thomas H. Banks, who
died. She now resides in widowhood in Warsaw, Ind.
They had issue: —

i. JESSIK E. Banks, b. Nov. 22, 1875.

XXX\'. Catharine Woods'' (Adam Swope Woods^
Catharine (Swope 1 Woods\ Adam Swope^ John Swope^
Yost Swope') was born at Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Sept. 6,
iSj.0. Her brother says of her: " She is the most impulsive
member of the family, with strong likes and dislikes, yet full
of the milk of human kindness, love for her fellow creatures
and a passionate love for her offspring and kindred." She is
a member of the Presbyterian Church. She married three
times — first. Sept. 6, 1857, Joseph D. Aspinwale. His
di.'ath was the result of exposure in the service of his country,
he being a lieutenant in Company I, 30th Indiana Infantry.

She married, secondly, Stitzel, and, thirdly, Ep-

ERSON. She now resides in widowhood in Crawfordsville,
Ind. Catharine Woods and Jo.seph D. A.spinwall had issue: —

i. Dr. Joseph Aspinwall, practicing his profession in New
York city.

ii INIargaret Aspinwai.i,, who married Berr}-, and

resides at Fort Dodge, Iowa.

XXX\'I. Margaret A, Woods** (Adam Swope Woods\
Catharine (Swope) Woods*, Adam Swope^ John Swope',
Yost Swope' j was born, Feb. i, 1847, in r^Iechanicsburg,

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