Friday, February 28, 2014

Thomas Swaby of Scawby

Thomas Swaby was born 28 February 1835 at Scawby, Lincolnshire, England. His parents were Mary Ann Cracroft and her husband, James Swaby. Scawby is a small village with a 7th century church, St. Hybald's, dedicated to a 7th century Saxon of that name.

On 6 October 1856, Thomas married Asenath Greensides at Kingston upon Hull, NE of his birthplace about 25 miles, and across the Humber River in Yorkshire. They raised a large family, our ancestor being their daughter, Mary Hannah, who was born in 1857.

In 1877, their last child, Thomas, was born in Hull. On the 1880 United States census they were living in Levan, Juab, Utah, and Thomas was working for the railroad. Thomas was 45 years old at the time. His wife, Asenath died in 1903. He died on 1 February 1911 at Ogden, Weber, Utah.

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