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Written by Tilghman Howard Swaim, these 2 essays are typed with a few corrections and additions in ink. The 6 page essay is the "Biography of Colonel Jehu B. Swaim of Parke County, Indiana." In this document, Tilghman writes about his family history beginning with 3 Swaim brothers who came from Holland to New York in the 17th century. The Michael Swaim family lived in North Carolina, and moved to Parke County, Indiana, when Jehu (1803-1882) was 15 years old. Jehu was involved in various...