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26. V. Dr. Benedict M. Swope, b. Aug. 24, 1829; m. Elizabeth

Swope.

vi. Eliza Ann Swope, b. Aug. 27, 1S32; m. first, Evermount
Dawson. They had one son, William L. She m., sec-
ondly, Matthew Evermount. They had three sons —
Armsted H., Matthew E., and Benjamin F.

vii. Sar.\h E Swope, b. Aug. 12, 1^35; m. William Bronaugh

VIII. John Swope'' (Benedict", Rev. Benedict') married
Fannie Roerty, in Garrard county, Ky. They had issue
as follows: —

i. Benedict Swope, b. 1822; d. 1S93.

ii. Daniel Swope; m. Matilda Waters They reside at Fill-
more, Jassamine county, Ky. They had issue, John,
Taylor, Daniel, Bruce, Ad.
iii. Samuel R Swope, b. Nov. 21, 1.S26; m. Elizabeth Bright,
b. Aug. 15, 1830. Residence — Gray's Point, Lawrence
county. Mo. They had issue: —

i. Henry, b. Oct. i, 1S49; m., Oct. 30, 1873, Ann

Grey,
ii. Benedict, b. Nov. 28, 1851; m. Nov. 16, 1873,
Susan Grey.



The Swopc Faynily. 327

iii. Fannik, b, Nov. 22, 1853; m., March 26, 1874,

Lee McL,emone.
iv. Mattie, b. Sept. 16, 1855; d. Sept. 24, 1865.
V. John, b, April 13, 1858; d. Nov. i, 1862.
vi. Kate, b. Nov. 3, i860; d. Sept. 17, 1870.
vii. JAME.S, b. Nov. 7, 1862; m. Dec. 2, 1883, Sallie

Robinson. Residence — Grey's Point, Mo.
viii. Ward, b. Dec. 12, 1864; m , Nov. 13, 1888,
Martha Christian. Residence — Forest Grove,
Ore.
ix. Florence, b. March 16, 1867; m., Nov. 25, 1888,

E. Yant.
X. George, b. Nov. 18, 1869; m., March 21, 1894,
Zella Williams,
iv. Mary Swope; m. Thomas Floyd. Residence — Danville,

Ky. They had issue, William, Fannie, Margaret.
V. James Swope; d. unmarried,
vi. Joseph Swope ; m. Mary Dunn. Residence — Indianapolis,

Ind. They had two children, Fannie and Jesse.
vii. Jesse Keener Swope resides at Morristown, Ind ; un-
married,
viii. ZerELDA Swope; m. Nov. 25, 1857, Abraham W. Barker.
Residence — Danville, Ky. They had issue: —
i. Fannie W., b. Sept. 30, 1858; died,
ii. Salue, b. March 19, 1S60; d. June 19, i860,
iii. Abraham P., b. Aug., 1862; d. Jan. 12, 1863.
iv Eli.a W., b. Aug. 12, 1865.
V. John J., b. Aug. 15, 1866; d. Sept. 3, 1892.
vi Mary, b. Sept. 16, 1873.
vii. Benedict vSwoPE, b. Jan. 2, 1878.
ix. John Swope died unmarried.
X. Sally Swope died young.

IX. Samuel Swope' (Benedict', Rev. Benedict') married
Miss Kemper, in Garrard county, Ky. They had issue:—

i. John Swope; m. Millie Kemper, in Garrard county.
They had issue: —
i. BURDETTE

ii. Joshua.
iii. Henry.

iv. Jamima; m. John Greening.
V. Sally.

vi Mary; m. Marksberry.

ii. BURDETTE Swope; m. Vaughn, in Garrard county,

Ky.
iii. Elcinda Swope; m. Thompson, in Garrard county,

Ky.



328 The S7copc Fa7nily.

X. Sarah Swope'' (Benedict', Rev. Benedict') married
Joshua Dunn, and lived in Garrard county, Ky. They had
issue: —

i. Margaret Dunx; m Henry Smith. They had three

daughters — ^Jennie, Addie, and Nannie,
ii. Augustus Dunn; m. Margaret Liiicolnfeld. One son,
Franklin, is in the navy.

iii. Benjamin Dunn; d. unmarried.
iv. Jesse Dunn; is unmarried.

V. William Dunn; m. Belle Burnsides. They had children
— Joshua, m. Rebecca Hill; Joseph, Lizzie, Corah, and
.\iiielia.
vi Elizabeth Dunn; m. Ezekiel F. Gaines. They had two
daughters — Sallie, m. Ray Morse; Ella, m. Samuel
Brice.
vii. Eliza Dunn; m. James Cook. They have one son,

Eugene,
viii. Sarah Dunn.
ix. Wilson Dunn.

X. Charles Dunn; m. Peachy Overstreet. They had child-
ren — ^largaret and William
xi. Joshua Dunn; m. Monie McRoberts. They had child-
ren — Thomas, Edgar, Ella, Harvey.

XI. John Brevett Swope^ (Jacob-, Rev. Benedict') was
born June 15, 1789, in Lincoln county, Ky. He continued
to live there until about 1846, when he moved to Danville >
Ky., where he died June 29, 18S1. He was possessed of a
competency and was not engaged in any business, although
in early manhood he read law, bttt never practiced the pro-
fession. He married, May 10, 1826, Frances A. Hunton,
who was born in Fauquier county, Va., Feb. 2, 1S04; died
May 2, 1847. She was of the .same family as Gen. Eppa
Hunton, late U. S. Senator from \'irginia. They had issue
as follows: —

i. Thomas H. Swope, was b?Trn and reared in Danville, Ky.
He was graduated from Vale University, after which he
read law with Judge Reavis, in Gainesville, Ala., but
never practiced his profession. In 1S56 he went to
Kansas City, ^lo., then a village of 1,000 or 1,200
people, and made investments; also at Wyandotte.
Later, in 1S64, he made extensive personal explorations
in the Rockv Mountains, where he also made invest-




THOMAS H. SWOPE.




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The Szvope Family. 331

ments. All of these investments through time grew to
large proportions, and he became very wealthy. He
has given liberally of his large means to charitv and
public purposes. In 1S91 he gave ^25,000 to Centre Col-
lege, Ky. , and in 1S93 he gave three and a half acres in
Kansas Cit}' for a park, and in 1S96 a tract of land con-
taining 1313 acres of the finest land in Jackson county,
four miles southeast of Kansas City limits, on the Blue
River, for a city park to be named after the donor,
" Swope Park." This magnificent gift is highly appre-
ciated by the citizens of Kansas City, and is estimated
to be worth a quarter of a million of dollars, and will
give Kansas City the second largest park in this country.
June 6, 1S96, was a day set apart for opening the park.
Business was almost suspended, and thousands wended
their way to their new pleasure ground, and all were
enthusiastic in doing honor to their generous benefactor.
It was there resolved to erect a statue in the park in
honor of the donor. Althoiigh Mr. Swope has spent
much of his tiine in Kansas City and made it the object
of his generosity, jet he does not consider it his home.
He cherishes a love for his native State and maintains a
residence in Woodford county, Ky. , in the heart of the
far-famed blue grass region. He is a man of wide read-
ing and the most diversified information. He has kept
abreast of the questions of the day, being a sagacious
and careful observer of political and social changes.
He has spent considerable time in the Old World, hav-
ing made three trips abroad,
ii. Wir^ijAM Craig Swope, b. Nov. 8, 1830; d. Oct. 8, 1867,
in Kansas City, Mo.

iii. Maggie A. Swope, b Oct. 20, 1832. She married, June
16, 1858, William M. Fleming. They have one son,
Stuart Swope, b. April 11, 1S59; m., Oct. 8, 1890, Mary
Meredith Warfield. The family reside in Columbia,
Tenn.

iv. John B. Swope ; m. Annie Wallace. He is a farmer re-
siding at Midway, Ky. They have one son.

V. Eliza J. vSwope; m. Dr. J. D. Plunket and resides in
Nashville, Tenn. They have one daughter.

vi. Felix F. Swope, b. April 24, 1844. He died Feb. 19,
1864. from a wound received in battle in the service of
the Confederacy.

vii. Logan O. Swope, b. Feb. 27, 1847. He married. May 10,
1877, Maggie, daughter of Hon. William Chrisman, of
Independence, Mo., where they reside. They had issue
as follows: —



332 The Swope Fainilv.

i. William C, b. March 29, 1878.
ii. Frances H., b. Dec. 9, 1879.
iii. Thomas H., b. Aug. 23, 1882.
iv. Lucv Lee, b. July i, 1886.
V. Margaret, b. May 21, 1888.
vi. Stella, b. Oct. 12, 1893.
vii. Sara, b. Feb. 12, 1896.

XII. Jacob Swope^ (Jacob", Rev. Benedict^) wa.s born in
Lincoln county, Ky., Jan. i, 1S02. He married, June 19,
1823, Harriet F., daugher of Thomas and Mary Waggoner,
a native of Virginia, wlio \vas born Aug. i, 1802; died July
16, 1865. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Illinois,
where they remained until 1836, when they removed to Platte
county. Mo., where he engaged in farming. In 1859 they
moved to Santa Clara county, Cal., where they resided until
death. They had issue as follows: —

i. David vSwope, b. March 12, 1824; d., about 1840, in Platte
county. Mo.

ii. Thomas W. Swope, b. in Kentucky, 1825; d., 1864, in
Buchanan county. Mo. He married, in 1855, Margaret
Long, who survived him. She afterwards married and
moved to New Mexico,
iii. Mary Garnett Swope, b. Nov. 8, 1827, in Kentucky.
She married, in Missouri, 1856, W. F. Dollins, and died
in Centre county. Mo., 1896, leaving ten sons and one
daughter.

iv. Jacob Swope, b. Sept. 27, 1829. He married, in 1853,
Mar}- H. Long, in Clay county, IMo. In 1863 they
moved to Santa Clara county, Cal., where he engaged
in farming and stock raising. He died Dec. i, 1891.
They had the following children — William F. and Jacob
are merchandising in Seattle, Wash. ; Edwin, Reuben,
Margaret, Harriet, Mary, Clara, Emma and Susan.

V. John Franklin Swope, was born in Kentucky, 1832.
He remained with his father on the farm until he was
seventeen; he then went to California in search of gold
(1849). After remaining thereabout two years he re-
turned to Missouri, and on Feb. 3, 1855, married Laura
A. Mann. They had issue as follows — ^Jacob L., Will-
iam H., Alice, who married; James A., Anna E., who
married: Randolph, Fannie H., who married; Stuart,
MaryC, who married; Lewis, Charles A., and Sarah
M. The family reside at Plattsbuig, Mo.



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vi. Ann Eliza Swope, was born in Piatt county, Mo., Sept.
II, 1836. She married there, Aug. 3, 1853, Rush Mc-
Comas. They moved to Santa Clara county, Cal., 1861,
where Mr. McComas is engaged in farming, and is also
president of the Garden City Bank and Trust Company,
of San Jose, where they reside. They have two sons —
Allen, a bookkeeper, and Henry, a lawyer, and five
daughters, Cora, Ella, Harriet, Ann, and Katy.
vii. Margaret Swope, was born in Piatt county. Mo., Oct.
13, 1838. She married there, in 1856, V. L. Hollings-
worth, who died the following year. She married, sec-
ondly, J. M. Arnold, and moved to California, where
she died, Nov. 24, 1886, without issue.
viii. William Henry Swope, b. Feb. 6, 1841, in Piatt
county. Mo.; m., 1877, in Santa Clara county, Cal.,
Laura Campbell. He is a farmer. They have three
daughters — Ada, Ethel, and Tiny.

ix. Harriet Swope, b. June 24, 1843, in Missouri. She
m., in Santa Clara county, Cal., Dec, 1865, L. P. Alex-
ander, a farmer. They have two sons— Arthur and El-
bert — and six daughters, Belle, Emma, Josephine,
Minna, Mabel, and Stella.

XIII. William SwopE^ (George', Rev. Benedict') was
born in Baltimore, Md., June 19, 1779; died in Owensboro.
Ky., Jan. 2, 1861. He married Ruth Hollschaw, b. Oct.
30, 1779; d. Oct. 8, 1869, in Davis coimty, Ky. They had
issue as follows: —

i. Christopher Swope, b. Oct. 26, 1804; m. Eliza Good-
win. He was a farmer, and both were members of the
Baptist Church. They had issue, but the names are un-
known.

ii. Samuel Swope, b. Nov. 16, 1807, in Spencer county, Ky.;
d. in Davis county, Ky., June 15, i860, unmarried.
27. iii. Sara M. Swope, b. Aug. 18, 1809; m. Preston Maddux.

iv. Susan Swope, b. June 9, 1811, in Spencer county, Ky.
She married there, William Phillips. They lived, after
their marriage, in Davis county, Ky., where they died.
They had issue— James and Edwin H.
V. William J. Swope, b. March 27, 1814; d., Aug., 1869, in
Spencer county, Ky. He married there, Nancy Mason.
The issue of this union was as follows— Burges, Jane,
James, Ann, Catharine, Sarah, Julia, Benjamin, John.

vi. Mary A. Swope, b. April 14, 1816; m. John Goodman.

vii. Louisa Swope, b. Sept. 22, 1818; d. in infancy. ^



334 ^'^'^ S'd'ope Family.

viii. JUI.IA SwoPE, b. May 4, 1820, in Spencer county, Ky.; m.
George Livingston, of New York. They are both dead.
One son was the issue of this union — John, who lives
near Owensboro, Ky.
ix. Lucy SwoPE, b. June 24, 1823, in Spencer county, Ky.;
m. George \V. Williams, a farmer. She died 1893.
The}' had children — Nancy, Ruth, Rose, Mary, Law-
rence, George, Dell, and RoUin, who is a physician.

XIV. Joseph Swope^ (George', Rev. BenedictV) was born,
Feb. 12, 1782, in Baltimore, Md. He accompanied his
father's family to Kentucky, but it is supposed that he lived
in Virginia some time prior to his removal to Kentuck}-, as
he there married Sarah Redman. He died April 30, 1852,
and is buried at Antioch Church, Union county, Ky. He
was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. They had
issue as follows: —

28. i. A1.FRED SwoPE, b. Aug. 21, 1806; m. Eliza Maddux.

ii. Elijah Swope, b. near Tajdorsville, Ky. He died, Feb.

12, 1S86, near Parsons, Kansas. He married, first,

Dobbins; m., secondly, Nancy Phillips; m., thirdly,
Susan Stout,
iii. James vSwoPE, b., Sept. 16, 1811, near Taylorsville, Ky.;
d. Sept. 27, 187S, in Union count}-, Ky., and is buried
at Antioch Church. He married, first, Mary Dobbins,
of Taylorsville; m., secondly, Elizabeth Boyle, of Nel-
son county, Ky. ; m., thirdly, Kitty O. Wilcox,
vi. Marinda Swope, b., July 25, 1815, in Spencer county,
Ky. ; m., Sept. 26, 1828, Samuel B. Aldeson, of Virginia;
b. 1808; d., Nov. 15, 1886, at Cairo, Ky.
v. Harvey Swope, b., April 24, 1822, near Taylorsville, Ky. ;
m., Feb. 13, 1843, America C. Soloman; b., Dec. 24,
1826, at Morganfield, Ky. They reside at Cairo, Ky.
They had issue as follows: —

i. Mary, b. Jan. 31, 1844; m., Oct. 9, 1859,

Wilkins, and resides in Evansville, Ind.
ii. Josephine, b. Sept. 29, 1847; m. Jan. 12, 1866.

XV. Henry Swope'^ (George'^ Rev. Benedict^) was born
April 17, 1787; m. Sally Young. They had issue: —

i. JESSE Swope; died,
ii. Abijah Swope; died,
iii. Matilda Swope; died.




GEORGE SWOPE.



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MATILDA MADDUX, WIFE OF GEORGE SWOPE.



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iv. Mary Swope; m. Ragan and resides in Kansas

City, Mo.
V. Amanda Swope.

XVI. George Swope' (George-', Rev. Benedict') was
born, March 14, 1788 (?9), in Baltimore, Md. He accom-
panied his father's family to Kentucky, where he settled in
Spencer county, and engaged in farming. He retired later
in life and resided in Louisville, Ky., until his death, which
occurred Sept. 18, 1876. He was a consistent member of the
Baptist Church for seventy years. He married, first, Dec.
17, 181 8, Annie Davis, born May 20, 1793. One son was
the issue of this union —

i. Robinson Davis Swope, b. Jan. 5, 1820. He was in
Rosseau's division of Rosecrans' army. He was a
prominent Mason and Odd Fellow. He died at his
home, in Louisville, Jan. 15, 1863, unmarried.

George Swope m., secondly, Oct. 28, 1824, Matilda
Maddux, b. Jan. 28, 1806. She was a daughter of Nel-
son Maddux and Martha Beauchamp. They had i.ssue as
follows: —

i. Martha Swope, b. Aug. 28, 1825; d. in infancy.

ii. Amanda Swope, b. April 25, 1827; resides in Louis-
ville, Ky.

iii. JuuA Ann Swope, b. Dec. 31, 1829; d. April 10, 1888.
She married Josiah R. Pye, of New York city, who was
the founder of the "Cincinnati Humane Society," and
organized and for many years managed the Brooklyn
" Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals."

iv. Malvina Oglesby Swope, b. Feb. 6, 1832; d. Jan. 20,

1S43.
29. V. Eliza Swope, b. Feb. 24, 1834; m. George W. Pitkin,

vi. William Swope, b. Sept. i, 1837; d. Sept. 9, 1837.

XVII. Lydia Swope' (George', Rev. Benedict') was born
Feb. I, 1792. She married Macom McCullom and lived at
Millwood, Lincoln county. Mo., in 1855. They had issue:—

i. Greenburv Swope.

ii. Eliza Ann Swope; m. Pace and moved to Texas.

iii. Joanna Swope; m. Dobbins and lived at Spring

River, Mo.



340 The Szvopc Family.

iv. LeGrand Swope.
V. Mai.vina Swope.

vi. Almeretta Swope; m. Palmer and settled in Texas.

vii. Jane Swope.
viii. Matilda Swope.
ix. George Swope; went to California in 1852.

XVIII. Michael Swope^ (George-, Rev. Benedict^) was
born, May 8, 1794, near Baltimore, Md. He was taken with
the faniil}^ to Kentucky, where he remained until 1835, when
he moved to Indiana and settled in Scott county. He was
one of the earliest settlers, and the country was verj' sparsely
peopled and game was abundant. His son relates the story
that a man, employed b}' his father, went out hunting and
one da}" brought in three deer as the result of the daj-'s sport.
Michael Swope m., Dec. 3, 18 13, Jane Ringo, b. Sept. 23,
1792; d. Aug. II, 1866. He died Aug. 11, 1877. They
had issue as follows: —

i. Ai^BERT Swope; m. Catharine Siillivan and resides at
Quincy, 111. They have children: —

i. Homer M ; m. and has two daughters — Lillian

T. and Alma A. Residence, Ouincy, 111.
ii. Joseph Swope.
iii. Charlotte Swope.

30. ii. John S. Swope, b. March 4, 1S24; m. Matilda B. Noakes.

31. iii. Francis Macomb Swope, b. 1S30; m. Sarah M. Vance.

32. iv. Hilary F. Swope, b. April 22, 1832; m. Elizabeth Sul-

livan.

V. Jane Swope; m. Randall and lives in Para, 111.

They have two sons.

XIX. Susanna Keener^ (Susanna (Swope) Keener\
Rev. Benedict Swope') was born Oct. 2, 1784; m. Edward
Orrick. They had issue: —

i. Dr. John Orrick; m. Lydia Kirk. They had seven
children.

33. ii. William K. Orrick, b. Nov. 20, 1808; m. Mary A.

Yundt.
iii. Edward Orrick.

XX. Christian Keener^ (Susanna (Swope) Keener^
Rev. Benedict Swope\) was born June 22, 1795; d. Oct. 23,
i860. He was associated with his brothers, Samuel and




1. Amanda Swope.

2. E;iiza Swope, wife of George W. Pitkin.

3. Robinson Davis Swope.

4. Julia A. Swope, wife of Josiah R. Pye.



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David, in the wholesale and retail drug business, in Baltimore,
for a number of years. After the dissolution of the partner-
ship Christian continued the business. He was a man of
superior judgment and keen foresight, and his advice was
often sought in public and private affairs. He was an active
worker in the M. E. Church, a strong advocate of temperance
and editor of the Temperance Herald. He married Mary C.
Brice. They had issue as follows: —

34. i. Rev. John C. Keener, D. D., b. Feb. 7, 1819; m. Mary

A. Spencer,
ii. EwzA Rebecca Keener, b. Feb. 7, 1821; d. Nov. 2,

1838.
iii. Mary C. Keener, b. Nov. i, 1822; residing at 1016 Mc-

Colloh street, Baltimore,
iv. Susannah Swope Keener, b. June 10, 1824; ni. John C.
Grafflin, of Baltimore; both are dead. The issue of
this union was— F. Dorsey, b. April 6, 1858; Emma C,
Edith B., Frederick L,. and Walter I.
35 v. Sarah Brice Keener, b. June 26, 1826; m. William A.

Dunnington.

36. vi. Anna W. Keener, b. Aug. 2, 1828; m. Dr. J. W. Hanck.
vii. Charles H. Keener, b. Feb. 17, 1831; d., Nov. 14, 1873,

while acting as Governor of- the island Nevassa, a small
island east of the West Indies.
viii. Margaret C. Keener, b. Jan i, 1833; d. Dec. 13, 1838.
ix. Sophia L. Keener, b. April 24, 1836; m. Thomas L.
Mount, a native of Virginia. She reides at 1016 Mc-
Colloh street, Baltimore. They had issue— Carroll B.,
Christian K., John K. Her daughter, Mary C, married
Edward Jones, of Lynchburg, Va. Her son Thomas L.
died young.

37. X. D.wiD Keener, b. June 21, 1838; m. Margaret H. Cochran,

XXI. Morgan Swope'' (David', Rev. Benedict') was born
Aug. 3, 1798; m., first, Mary Robinson. They had issue:—

i. Elizabeth Swope, b. Sept. 30, 1825; m. Dr. Benedict

Swope.
ii. Emily SwopE, died unmarried.

Morgan Swope married secondly, Martha A. Ruby.
They had issue: —

William H. David M. John M. Morgan.



346 The Szi'ope Family.

XXII. David Swope' (David', Rev. Benedict'), born Jan.
3, 1807; died July 9, 1893. He resided near Stanford, Ky.,
where he was engaged in farming. He married, 1837,
LuciNDA Miller. They had issue as follows: —

i. Catharine Swope, d. young,
ii. Susan Swope, d. young.

iii. Hon. Armsted M. Swope, b. May i, 1S44, in Lincoln
county, Ky. He early showed the characteristics
which when developed, made a noble, large-hearted
man. He was given a good education, and after leav-
ing college entered the law office of Col. T. P. Hill, who
had been attracted to him when a boy. because of his
" fine figure and splendid eye," and advised his parents
to educate him. He made rapid progress in law, and
at the end of two years went to Paris, Ky., and became
associated with Judge Williams. There he acquired a
large practice. In 1S77 he was appointed Internal
Revenue Collector of the Seventeenth District of Ken-
tucky. This position he held for seven years, retiring
with one of the best records of an}' officer in the Gov-
ernment service. In politics he was a Republican, and
very active in promoting the interests of his party. He
was one of the most popular and polished public
speakers in the State, and was in constant demand on
public occasions. His many admirers organized quite
a strong movement to nominate him for Governor of
the State, but he declined to allow his name to be used.
Later, in 1884, he was strongly recommended by his
friends and the press of the State for the Vice Presi-
dency. After his resignation of the coUectorship he
made a tour of Europe and Egypt, where he remained
a year or more. For several years there had been per-
sonal differences between him and Wm. Casseus Good-
loe of a serious nature, and on Nov. 8, 1S89, the two
met in the post office at Lexington. Goodloe stabbed
Col. Swope, and the colonel before he fell shot Good-
loe. Both died from their wounds, the colonel almost
immediately, and Goodloe a few days later. The
traged}' caused a universal gloom not onlj' in the com-
munity, but throughout the State, where they were so
well known. The Lincoln Coimty Bar in passing reso-
lutions on his death, said: "Hon. A. M. Swope was a
gentleman who through his attainments and virtues
was worthy of the confidence that was reposed in him,
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that were Ijestowed upon him. He was a man of
brilliant attainments, of generous magnanimous feel-
ings, of commendable aspirations, of honest convictions,
of unfaltering courage, of steady honesty, of open-
hearted charity, and in all things honorable." He was
a man of commanding presence, six feet tall and
weighed 225 pounds. He never married, although
popular with the ladies and fond of their society.

SALtiE SwoPE, m. • Ballard, and re ides at Point

Lick, Ky.

V. Elizabeth Swope, m. Nov. 22, 1870, • Broadus. They

had four children two of whom are married.
vi. Emma vSwope, m., first, Dr. Montgomery; m., secondly,

Haselden, and resides in Danville, Ky.

vii. James H. Swope, m. Jessie King. He is a farmer near

Danville, Ky.
viii. William M. Swope, b. Feb. 6, 1850; m., Nov. 20, 1878,
Fannie, daughter of Ambrose M. Young, b. March 12,
1862, in Jes.samine county, Ky. He is a farmer resid-
ing at Hickman, Ky. They had issue as follows: —
Mathie Y., b. Dec 28, 1880. Ariusted M., b. April 13,
1883. William M., b. Jan. 5, 1886. Mabel, b. July 31,
1889.

XXIII. Mary Swope* (Benedict', Benedict', Rev. Bene-
dict') m. Logan Dawson, of Stratford, Lincoln county,
Ky. The}- had issue: —

Mary, m. Bryant. Johx. James J. Sar.\h D.

Susan M., m. John Bright. John L., m. Mary Thur-
man. Elijah H., m. Clel) Thurman. Robert F., m.
Lulu Thurman. Eliza A., m. William H. Swope.
William M., m. Josie McCormick. Iota, m. Samuel
Thurman. Louis L. , m. Alice Raney.

XXIV. Hardin Swope' (Benedict", Benedict', Rev. Bene-
dict'), b. March 31, 1816; d. Nov. 13, 1S59, at Pleasant Hill,
Mo. He married March 24, 1836, Eliza J. Burks. They
had issue: —

Mary, b. Jan. 15, 1838; m. Joseph Nowdasha. Dorc.\s,
b. Feb. 19, 1S40; m. Barbe Bronaugh. Brady, b.
Nov. 30, 1S41. Sarah E., b. March 6, 1843; m., first,

Ranch; m., secondly, Hoover. Benj.^min, b.

May 3, 1846. Peachy.

XXV. Dorcas Swope* (Benedict', Benedict', Rev. Bene-
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diet'), married, Austin Frazier, in Garrard county, Ky.

They had issue as follows: —

Mary, m. William Salles, and had six children. RoBiiRT,
m. Jane ]\Ioore. Bkxjamix F. and Sally.

XXVI. Dr. Benedict M. Swope' (Benedict'', Benedict',
Rev. Benedict'), born x\ug. 24, 1829; m. his cousin, Eliza-
beth, daughter of Morgan Swope (see XXI.). She was
born Sept. 30, 1S25. Dr. Swope is practicing medicine at
Bryantsville, Ky., where he is highly esteemed, not only for
his professional abilit}', but for his broad intellectual attain-
ments. They. had issue: —

i. Mary Dorcas Swope, b. Oct. 25, 1850; ni., March 10,

18S7, George Ragsdale. The}- reside at Pleasant Hill,

Mo.
it. David Morgan Swope, b. April 4, 1859; m.,Jan. 5, 1889,

Nannie Watts. They reside at Ash Grove, Mo. They

have children, Mary and Edna,
iii. Roederick Keener Swope, b. June 25, 1S61; m. Sallie

W. Boner. Residence Br3-antsville. They had issue: —


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