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Swinton, Robert W.


Age: 22, credited to Bridport, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/4/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. B, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65 (dis of abdominal viscera)

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Birth: 1840, Crown Point, NY
Death: 07/16/1924

Burial: Central Cemetery, Bridport, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 44601339


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/6/1878; widow Mary E., 7/30/1924, NY
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


2nd Great Grandfather of Leslie Swinton, South Glens Falls, NY

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Central Cemetery, Bridport, VT

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Former Bridport Man Dies in Ticonderoga

Robert W. Swinton, who was for many years a resident of Bridport, died at his home in Ticonderoga, N.Y., Wednesday, July 16, after a long illness. He was born in Bridport, September 12, 1839, the son of James and Laura Swinton. He served for three years in the Civil War, being a member of Company B, 11th Regiment of Vermont volunteers. At the time of his death Mr. Swinton was the oldest member of the Morning Sun Lodge No. 5, F. And A. M. Of Bridport.

He married Mary B. Myrick, daughter of Darius and Elizabeth Myrick, who survives him with 10 children as follows: Orlando Swinton of Ticonderoga, N.Y.; James Swinton of Bridport; Mrs. Lydia Cook of Shoreham; Mrs. Alfie Blair of Cornwall; Mrs. Effie Virgil of Ironville, N.Y.; Mrs. Va Strong of Panama; Mrs. Maude Armstrong of Ticonderoga, N.Y.; Edward Swinton of Crown point, N.Y. and Frank Swinton of Ticonderoga, N.Y., three children who have died are Chas. Swinton who died in 1883; Mrs. Addie Locks who died in 1913 Mrs. Libbie Seaman who died in1921. Mr. Swinton also leaves 36 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held at the Bridport church Friday afternoon and was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. Ralph G. Finley, pastor of the Methodist church in Ticonderoga, N.Y., assisted by Rev. R. A. Burn, pastor of the Bridport church. Mrs. R. A. Burn and Mrs. J. H. Howe sang "Shall We Gather at the River," and "My Saviour First of All." The interment was in the family lot in the Village cemetery and the bearers were four sons Orlando, James, Edward and Frank Swinton and two sons-in-law, Elvin Virgil and Daniel Seaman.

Source: Middlebury Register, July 25, 1924
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.