Family History Notebook

George Swindle

Son of George Swindle and Elizabeth Miller born (baptised?) 30 Oct 1824 in Felling, Gateshead, County Durham

married Ann Reed on 15 November 1848 in Trimdon, County Durham (Registered in Stockton)
married Mary Magdalena Witzig on 4 March 1872 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Children by Ann

George, born 3 March 1848 in Trimdon, County Durham
Mary, born 27 January 1851 in Trimdon, County Durham (died in infancy)
John, born on 27 December 1852 in Trimdon, County Durham (died in infancy)
John, born on 24 December 1854 in Trimdon, County Durham (died in infancy)
John, born 15 June 1856 in Trimdon, County Durham (died in infancy)
Elizabeth, born 3 September 1858 in Spanish Fork, Utah
David, born on 14 November 1860 in Spanish Fork, Utah
Charles Henry, born on 18 November 1864 in Richfield, Sevier, Utah

Children by Mary

Ann, born on 1 April 1873, christened on 3 June 1873 in Monroe, Sevier, Utah
Heber (M), born on 28 November 1875, christened on 30 January 1876 in Monroe, Sevier, Utah
Joseph Albert, born on 24 July 1878 in Monroe, Sevier, Utah
Ellen Dorothea, born on 19 April 1881 in Monroe, Sevier, Utah

Died 28 January 1882, buried 30 January 1882 in Monroe, Sevier, Utah


George was a coal-miner in Trimdon living close to his brother John (who emigrated to Australia in 1857) but decided to emigrate to North America about 1857 after the successive deaths of four babies between 1851 and 1856. His parents had also died in 1854. He was evidently one of the earliest settlers in Monroe to judge by the birth locations and dates for Charles and Ann. See Utah History Encyclopedia.

More details at George Swindells biography


0    Text in red represents information obtained from the internet (family trees etc) which I have not yet confirmed.

1    The arrival of George Swindle in Utah, stated below the photograph, must be incorrect.

2    Description of the ship George Washington and other relevant links. N.b. Charles Dickens returned to London from America aboard the George Washington in 1842


a)    Family Search (previously IGI) and Ancestral Files.