David Switzer
(1813-After 1860)
Anna Campbell
William Henry Switzer
(1843-After 1900)


Family Links

1. Ellender Jane Manes

William Henry Switzer 1 2 3 4

  • Born: Dec 1843, Ray Co., Missouri, United States
  • Marriage (1): Ellender Jane Manes about 1864 in <Missouri>, United States
  • Died: After Jun 1900, Hector, Pope, Arkansas, United States

   Other names for William were Henry Switser and Henry S. Switzer.

  Research Notes:

From Letter from Barbara L. Holman, September 7, 2006 to Switzer descendents with family tree "The Switzer Family Heritage" :
"Note: Later wives of Henry S. Switzer were Bettie Popejoy, Mary Dickens, Ellen Frasier and Sarah Choate. Sarah Choate tells of Henry's death as being in Hector, Arkansas, at the home of Seab Ward and that Henry was a former soldier."
From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cathyconn&id=I59

Census data :

1860 Shoul Creek Township, Newton Co. MO 293-291
David SWITZER, age 45, Male, Farmer, 140, Ohio
Hanna D. age 27, female, MO
Henry age 12, Male, MO
Milly, age 5, female, MO
Mary age 3, female, MO
Jane age 1, female, MO

1870 Searcy Co. AR Census-- Richland Townsp 94-95

SWITSER, Henry rw age 23 (1) b. MO (If he is 23 years old, then he must have been born in 1847) (Must have married Nellie J. in MO, since first child is born there too.)
Nelley J. age 22 (12) b. TN
Mary J. age 4 b. MO
Sarah L. age 2 b. AR
John C. age 4/12 b. Feb.AR

1880 Searcy Co. AR. Census 8-8

SWITZER, Henry, male, age 36(b. 1844, I don't think he's sure how old he is, because in the 1870 census he was 23 years old.) married, farmer, born in MO, VA, uk;
Mary, female age 34, wife b. AR;
Sarah L. age 13 female b. AR, MO, TN
John C. male age 10, b. AR, MO, TN;
Daniel W. male age 9 son b. AR, MO, TN
(Note: Wife in 1870 was Nelley J.)
SWITZER, Harriet female age 7 daughter, b. AR, MO, TN.
Samuel male age 1 b. AR, MO;
DICKENS, James age 12 stepson AR, UK, UK;
John M. male age 3 stepson, AR, UK, UK;
Bell female age 7 stepdaughter, AR, UK, UK,
Cora female age 5 stepdaughter, AR, UK, UK
Ida, age 4 stepdaughter, AR, UK, UK

1900 Searcy Co. Census: States Widowed,
and that he was born in AR but that both of his parents were born in MO. He was Living W/son Dan and gave his birthdate as Dec 1843.

  Birth Notes:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cathyconn&id=I59 has b. Dec 1844 in Ray Co., Missouri, but also notes discrepancies in age given in census data, making it possible that he was born between 1843 and 1847.

Family records of Carol Jean Kirk & LeRoy Paschal Fish have b. abt 1846, possibly in Arkansas.

  Death Notes:

From Barbara Holman's Switzer family tree 2006:
"Sarah Choate tells of Henry's death as being in Hector, Arkansas, at the ho;me of Seab Ward..."

  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Soldier.

Census: U.S, 4 Jun 1900, St. Joe, Searcy, Arkansas, United States. Switzer Henry, father, W M Dec 1843 age 56 Widowed, born Arkansas, parents born Missouri.

William married Ellender Jane Manes, daughter of Rev. Clabourn Lafayette Manes and Sarah Sampley, about 1864 in <Missouri>, United States. (Ellender Jane Manes was born in 1848 in Bradley, Tennessee, United States and died in 1879.)

  Marriage Notes:

From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cathyconn&id=I59
(Must have married Nellie J. in
MO, since first child is born there too.)


1 Personal Documents, Letter from Barbara L. Holman to Switzer descendents.

2 Fish, George Michael, Family Tree of George M. Fish and Jennifer L. Tatem.

3 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cathyconn&id=I59.

4 Personal Documents, Family records of LeRoy Paschal Fish and Carol Jean Kirk (Henry Switzer).

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