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Janet Reid Swan

Female 1802 - Aft 1872  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name Janet Reid Swan 
    Born Around 1802  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died After 1872 
    Notes 
    • There is no known death record for Janet Swan Smith. She was alive at the time of her husband's death in April 1872.
    • Many records attribute Janet Reid Swan to David (or sometimes Robert) Swan and Janet Meikle (or Meckle). There is a birth record for a Janet Swan to parents with these names on 17 October 1813 in Old Monkland or Coatbridge, Lanark, Scotland. However, the birth date of 1813 is at least 10 years removed from dates for later census records for Janet and the location is quite removed from later records. Additionally, a later marriage record for that Janet does not match our Janet. Also, Janet Meckle would have been 15 years old when Janet Reid was born.

      This relationship is almost certainly not correct.
    • Janet's birth name was probably Janet Reid Swan. Records vary and conflict on her maiden name. It's possible that either Reid or Swan may be a first married name.

      The marriage record to Alexander (in 1831, when Janet was probably ~29) and son George's birth record in 1836 show her name as Janet Swan.

      Birth records for son John (1834) and Isobel Reid (1839) show her as Janet Reid.

      George's marriage record in 1862 indicates his mother's name is Janet Reid Smith (maiden name Swan), but his death record (in 1871, before Janet died) shows it as Janet Swan Smith (maiden name Reid).

      Also of note is that her mother-in-law's (Alexander's mother) last name was also Reid.

      There are birth records for 22 Janet Reid's and 3 Janet Swan's between 1801 and 1813 in Lanark County, Scotland alone. Without further evidence, her actual name and parents are not likely to be known.
    Person ID I264  Smith/Park
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2010 

    Family Alexander Smith,   b. 23 Oct 1803, Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1872, Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Mar 1831  Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Smith,   b. 09 Apr 1836, Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1871, Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F133  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Around 1802 - Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Mar 1831 - Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Marriage record for Alexander Smith and Janet Swan - March 1831
    Marriage record for Alexander Smith and Janet Swan - March 1831
    Transcription reads, "Alexander Smith and Janet Swan. Both in this parish." Notation is between the 2nd and 3rd Sabbath. All the numbers on the record are for incoming donations and outgoing payments.