Sweany family reunion set

A reunion has been set for the descendants of Alexander and Jerusha Cox Sweany at noon July 1 at Gaiser Park on South Walnut Street in Seymour.

Alexander and Jerusha Sweany of Euclid Avenue in Seymour had nine children, Gordon, John, Roscoe, Charles, Flossie Sprague, Nellie Otto, Alice Wilkom, Mary Stillabower and Anna Montgomery.

Attendees should bring a covered dish. Drinks will be provided.

Those planning to attend may also bring bats, gloves and balls to play a game in honor of Roscoe Sweany Jr., who had a game going for most of the reunions. Other games also will be played.

Alexander, son of Mary Thompson and Hamilton Sweany, was born in 1844. He served in 1862 with the 67th Indiana Volunteers, Company G and then in December 1862 with the 24th Indiana Volunteers, Company G.

He served three years and four days in the Civil War. He fought in Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Alabama. He was discharged July 19, 1865, by Capt. Jacob Smith, commander of Company G, at Galveston, Texas.

The children and grandchildren have moved all over the country and Indiana. The last reunion was in the late 1950s.