Swain, Charles W
Swain, Charles W.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born at New Bedford, Mass., Oct. 22,1793. He united with the Church in Richmond, Clermont Co., O., in 1819, and in 1831 was admitted on trial into the Ohio Conference, and in due time received deacon's and elder's orders. He was actively engaged in the ministry (excepting one year's service as agent of the Ohio Wesleyan University) until the fall of 1855. In 1856 he took a superannuated relation, and made his home in Easton until his death, April 25, 1870. Mr. Swain assisted in organizing a temperance society in New Richmond, O., as early as Sept. 1,1829, the first of the kind west of the Alleghany Mountains. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1870, p. 166.