Swaim, John Sanford

Swaim, John Sanford a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born at Chatham, N.J., May 1, 1806, and united with the Church at the age of fourteen. He was admitted on trial in the Philadelphia Conference in 1834, and continued actively engaged in the pastorate until 1863. He then entered the Christian Commission, and was appointed to Hilton Head. In 1864 he was made supernumerary, and appointed missionary to Jacksonville, Fla. Finding the climate congenial to his health, he continued to reside there until his death, Nov. 18, 1875. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1876, p. 42.

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