Birth: Dec. 4, 1833 Newville Cumberland County Pennsylvania.
Death: Jan. 4, 1863 Summersville Sullivan County Tennessee.
Wife: Sarah M Swoyer (____ - 1870).
Children: Jacob Swoyer (____ - 1861).
urial: Newville Cemetery Newville Cumberland County Pennsylvania.
He directed the company to fall in, and the men alluded to deliver their arms and go in arrest. His tone was harsh and peremptory in the extreme. One of the men demurred, and attempted to explain. He commanded him to desist and remove his arms, drawing his pistol, and telling him he would shoot him if he said another word. The man again spoke, when the captain fired, the ball passing into the body of the man. Instantly one of the company fired at the captain, but did not wound him.
The captain rode toward him and the man ran. The captain soon overtook him, both riding rapidly, and shot him through the head, killing him instantly. At the same moment the man fired, and his ball passed through the body of the captain. The company was in confusion, and many shots were fired at the captain, who rode rapidly into town. He was taken into a house and died the following day.