George W. Swift
Source:  History of Steuben County, IN  (1885)  p.845

George W. Swift, one of the pioneers of Steuben County, settled in Otsego
Township in 1836.  He was born in the old Bay State in May, 1804, a son of
Ephraim Swift, who died while a soldier in the war of 1812.  When he was
about fourteen years of age he went to Broome County, N. Y., and lived with
his maternal grandfather, Solomon Bodfitch, till manhood.  He was married in
1826 to Lucretia Gates, a native of Broome County, born in 1807.  When they
came to this county they had three children -- Edward, who died aged
thirteen years;  Oscar F., and Alice D., now widow of John Cowan.  The
children born here were -- Adolphus, of York Township; David K., on the old
homestead; Susan L., wife of Peter Zimmer, and Josephine, who died in
childhood.  Mr. Swift was one of the honored and trusted men of the
township, and is well remembered by all the old pioneers for his many good
qualities.  He served the township many terms faithfully as Trustee and
other positions.  He was an active member of the Baptist church and was one
of the Deacons.  He died after the life of usefulness in 1868, his wife
surviving him six years.