The Swisher Family

of Lewis County, (West) Virginia


I know very little about the Swisher family and rectifying this situation will definitely be a future project. It is my understanding that William and Elizabeth Swisher Henderson moved from Augusta County to Lewis County on Slab Creek about 1838.

Obituary in the Buckhannon Delta, Friday, 19 January 1894

Mrs. Elizabeth Henderson wife of the late William Henderson was born in Augusta Co., VA December 5, 1813, and entered into the higher life at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. G.W. Smith of Lorentz, Jan 7, 1894, in the 81st year of her age. She was married to William Henderson in 1834. Unto them were given seven children, four of whom are still living. Mrs. Henderson professed saving faith in Christ at an early age and joined the Presbyterian Church. When she came to this county about 55 years ago, she then joined the M.E. Church and was a consistent member of the Point Pleasant Church at the time of her death. Rev. J.W. Hollen conducted the funeral service from Rev. 22-4. G.L.S.

The Lineage

1. John SWISHER – b. abt 1790 – d. abt 1845 Hampshire Cnty, VA – m. Catherine TROUT – d. aft 1833

2. Elizabeth SWISHER – b. 05 Dec 1813 Augusta Cnty, VA – d. 07 Jan 1894 Upshur Cnty, WV – m. 9 Sep 1834 Augusta Cnty, VA William HENDERSON – b. 07 May 1810 Augusta Cnty, VA – d. 04 Feb 1892 Upshur Cnty, WV

3. Lucy HENDERSON – b. abt 1843 Lewis Cnty, VA – d. 16 Jan 1913 Jacksonville, FL – m. Jacob C. ECKESS – b. 15 Sep 1842 Lewis Cnty, VA – d. 16 Mar 1927 Dinsmore, FL

4. Mollie Florede ECKESS – b. 4 Jul 1875 Upshur County, WV – d. 12 Jan 1933 Stuart, FL – m. Edward C. JONES, Sr. – b. 10 Nov 1872 Hartford County, MD – d. Sep 1939 Fairmont, WV

5. Edward C. JONES, Jr. – b. 5 Mar 1899 Hambleton,WV – d. 31 Dec 1978 Sarasota, FL – m. Laura Jane HENDERSON – b. 3 Jan 1915 Fairmont, WV – d. 12 Oct 1986 Fairmont, WV

6. David Henderson JONES, Sr. – m. Mary Thelma MAY

7. David Henderson JONES, Jr.


Swisher Family Genealogy Reports

John Swisher

Elizabeth Swisher


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Updated 11 April 2010