Swartout, Alexander

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Alexander Swartwout was born in Rensselaerville in June of 1824, a son of Miner C. Swartout and Susanna Cornish.

Marriage & Children

He married at Rensselaerville on July 8, 1846,Parmelia Parker who was born at about 1822 and moved to Fallsburg, Sullivan County. They had the following children:

  • Adalaide Swartwout
  • Isaac P. Swartwout
  • Minard C. Swartwout
  • Hellen Swartwout
  • William Swartwout

Military Service

Residence at Enlistment: Rensselaerville[1]
Place of Birth: Rensselaerville, NY[1]
Date of Birth: June 1824[1]
Names of Parents: Miner C.(Swartout) and Susanna Cornish[1]
Marital Status: Single[1]
Occupation: Shoe maker[1]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[1]
Bounty Received: $50.00[1]
Enlistment Date: 6 August, 1862
Enlistment Place: Rensselaerville, New York or Albany[2]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery[3]
Company: Company K
Deserted on: 2 Mar 1864[3]
Place of Desertion: Fort Reno, Washington, DC[3]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 44[3]."Where he went or what has become of him his parents cannot give me any information"[1]
Sources Used: Heroes of Albany; Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


Alexander died on March 26, 1902 at Hurleyville, Sullivan Co., NY and was buried at the Hurleyville Cemetery.


Alexander E. Swarthout died in Hurleyville (Sullivan Co.), NY on 26 March 1902. He was a veteran of the Civil War, serving with Company C, 143rd New York Volunteers. His passing was noted on page 3 of the Orange County (NY) Press on Friday, April 4, 1902: "Our Hurleyville correspondent writes that Mr. A. E. Swarthout, and aged soldier, passed away Wednesday, March 26th at Hurleyville, aged 87 years, 8 months and 20 days. He leaves a wife who is near 80 years old; also three sons and two daughters. Interment was at Hurleyville cemetery."

Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

Heroes of Albany

ALEXANDER SWARTWOUT, son of MINER C. and SUSANNA SWARTWOUT, was born in Rensselaerville, June, 1824. He enlisted August 6, 1862, and of his fate his friends know nothing.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. Ancestry Military Databases
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Annual Report of the Adjutant-General