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Horatio Morgan SWISHER
Elizabeth Mary Ann CORBIN
Husband:  Horatio Morgan SWISHER
Birth:  6 Dec 1815, Monongalia Co., VA [now WV]
Death:  10 Apr 1889, Hargrave, Rush Co., KS
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Jacob SWISHER (1785-1858)
Mother:  Druscilla MORGAN (1788-1879)
Marriage:
Wife:  Elizabeth Mary Ann CORBIN
Birth:  1822/3 or 22 Oct 1820, Lexington Dist., SC
Death:  10 Oct 1889, Hargrave, Rush Co., KS
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Samuel CORBIN
Mother:  Hannah Caroline __?__
Children:
born in VA [now WV]:
  1.  Henry M. SWISHER, b. 7 Mar 1837; d. 15 Oct 1856
  2.  Eleanor / Ellen C. SWISHER, b. 28 Dec 1839
  3.  Jacob Jerome SWISHER, b. 11 Mar 1841
  4.  Samuel Preston SWISHER, b. 10 Mar 1843
  5.  Harriett / Harriet D. SWISHER, b. 20 Aug 1845/47 (sources disagree)
  6.  Arah "Ary / Arie" Jane SWISHER, b. 12 Mar 1849

born in Perry, Pike Co., IL:
  7.  Hannah Louise SWISHER, b. 25 Jul 1851; d. 21 Dec 1921, Tribune, Greeley Co., KS

born in MO:
  8.  Sarah E. SWISHER, b. 28 Feb 1854; d. 3 Nov 1865

born in KS, possibly in Richmond Twp., Nemaha Co., KS:
  9.  Emma Alice Belle SWISHER, b. 6 Jul 1857
10.  Zadoc Horatio SWISHER, b. 20 Oct 1858

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kansas, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia

Sources (n.b., Wetzel Co. was formed in 1846 from Tyler Co.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #71-72 of 92; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 VA Monongalia Co. Eastern Roll 567 pp. 71B-72A Ln. 5 Horatio Swisher 100 010 - 100 100 no slaves 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Henry (b. 1837)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Horatio (b. 1817/8)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Eleanor (b. 1839)
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Elizabeth (b. 1822/3)
1 person employed in agriculture
The image at Ancestry.com (at least as of 29 Apr 2007) is so pale it's unreadable; the image at Genealogy.com is just barely readable.  There are several other SWISHERs nearby.

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 99):  64th District, Wetzel Co., VA [now WV], Roll M432_981, p. 7B, 94/94, enumerated 1 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Horatio Swisher 32 M   same [farmer]  40 Va
Elizabeth 27 F     125 SC
Henry      = 13 M       Va
Elenor C   = 11 F       =
Jerome     =  9 M       =
Samwel P   =  7 M       =
Hariet     =  5 F       =
Ary Jane   =  1 F       =

4.  1855 Kansas Territorial Census (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

5a.  1855, 1856, 1857, 1858 Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915, Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

5b.  1859 Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915, Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 5):  Richmond Twp., Nemaha Co., KS, "1859," p. 4, Lines 6 and 7 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Horatio M Swisher Aprile 12 1856   10   11  
H M Swisher Aprile 12 1856    1    2  
The dates for individuals on the page vary, ranging from 1856 thru 1858.  I don't know why Horatio appears twice, why the census date is 1859, or what the numbers mean.

6.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, and I did page-by-page searches of Richmond Twp., Nemaha Co., KS, and Wayne Twp., Doniphan Co., KS.

7.  1865 Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915, Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 18):  Geary City P.O., Wayne Twp., Doniphan Co., KS, Roll ks1865_3, p. 22, enumerated 1?/21 Aug 1865, official enumeration date 1 May 1865 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1865:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
160 162 Horatio Swisher 49 M       Farmer 250 225 Virginia M      
    Elisabeth Swisher 43 F             S Carolina M      
    Jacob Swisher 23 M       Farmer     Virginia S      
    Sam__il Swisher 21 M       "     " S      
    Harriet Swisher 19 F             " S      
    Arie J Swisher 16 F             " S      
    Hannah Swisher 14 F             Illinois S   /  
    Sarah Swisher 11 F             Missouri S   /  
    Emma Swisher  9 F             Kansas S   /  
    Zodoc H Swisher  6 M             " S   /  
    Nelson Mealers 32 M       Farmer   250 Tennessee S      
    Robert Mealers 35 M   K
13
C " 1800   " S      
There's a blob of ink over Samuel's name.

8.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #35-36 of 36):  Doniphan P.O., Wayne Twp., Doniphan Co., KS, Roll M593_432, pp. 190A-190B, PN 35-36, enumerated 9/10 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
250 252 Swisher H M 56 M W Farmer 1000 400 Virginia
       "    Elizabeth 48 F W Keeping House     South Carolina
       "    Jerome 28 M W Farmer     Virginia
[next page]
251 253 Swisher E B 14 F W       Kansas
       "    Horatio  1 M W       "
    Harlton H C 74 F W       South Carolina
Listed next to married son, Jerome SWISHER (æ 35, b. VA).

9.  1875 Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915, Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 34):  Doniphan P.O., Wayne Twp., Doniphan Co., KS, Roll Roll ks1875_6, p. 172, PN 8, enumerated 1 Mar 1875, official enumeration date 1 Mar 1875 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1875:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 1 H M Swisher 59 M W Farmer 1200 100 Virginia Missouri
    E M A Swisher 56 F W Housekeeper     South Carolina Do
    H C Tarleton 78 F W Do     Do Virginia
    Z H Swisher 16 M W Farmer     Kansas  
    John A Dunning?  2 M W       "  
Everyone is numbered 1/1.

10.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 29):  Wayne Twp., Doniphan Co., KS, Roll T9_379, p. 559D, PN 20, SD 3, ED 79, enumerated 14 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 24 25 26
180 180 Drummond Napolian W M 37       /   Engineer MO KY IN
    ________ Emma W F 24   Wife   /   Keeping House KS VA SC
    ________ Lidia W F  4   Dau /       KS MO KS
    ________ Earel? W M  2   Son /       KS MO KS
    Swisher Horatio W M 63   F-in-law   /     VA VA VA
    _______ Elizabeth W F 59   M-in-law   /     SC SC SC
    Tarlten Caroline W F 84   GMother     /   SC SC SC
    Swisher Xadoc W M 22   B-in-law /     Farmer KS VA SC
    Drummond Winnie W F 4/12 Feb Dau /       KS VA SC

11.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

12.  Genealogy shared by descendant.

13.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com). 

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