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History of the Pan-Handle, West Virginia.
J. H. Newton, G. G. Nichols, & A. G. Sprankle, 1879; page 442.

     Thomas R. Swaney, a son of Isaac Swaney, was born in Beaver county, Pa., in 1840. Came with his parents to Hancock county, W. Va., in 1852, locating in New Lexington, where they remained until 1858, and then moved to New Cumberland. He engaged at carpentering for a while. On the 5th of September, 1861, he enlisted in company F, First Virginia Infantry, and served three years and two months, after which time he was honorably discharged and returned home. Was married to Miss Mollie A. Atkinson, daughter of Ephraim Atkinson. They settled in New Cumberland, where they have resided ever since. Their union has resulted in three sons. Engaged at present in the mercantile and livery business.