Swanton family.

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Benjamin Franklin Swanton (1807-1890) was born in Bath, Maine. He came to Dahlonaga, Georgia (1828), then moved to Decatur, Georgia, where he operated a gin-grist mill, machine shop, tanyard, and brick kiln on Peavine Creek, near his home. His son, John B. Swanton (d. 1897), married Josephine F. Woodbury (d. 1909). Her father, Dr. Joseph F. Woodbury (1811-1884), was born in Massachusetts but came to coastal Georgia (1839). He later moved to Atlanta and opened a drugstore (1856). The Swanton House, in Decatur, remained in the family until it was willed to the DeKalb [Georgia] Historical Society.

From the description of Swanton family papers, 1801-1957 [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80242535

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creatorOf Swanton family. Swanton family papers, 1801-1957 [microform]. Emory University. Special Collections and Archives
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associatedWith Atlanta Medical College. corporateBody
associatedWith Kurtz, Wilbur G. (Wilbur George), 1882-1967. person
associatedWith Pierce, George Foster, 1811-1884. person
associatedWith Woodbury family. family
associatedWith Woodbury, Joseph F., 1811-1884. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Decatur (Ga.)
Creek Indians
Medical education
Indians of North America


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Active 1957

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