NameMoten Bell Swim
Birth17 Aug 1875, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death26 Dec 1926, Ione, Pend Orielle Co., Washington
Marriage8 Dec 1900, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseEliza Ann Pennington
Birth10 Nov 1869, Ordinary, Elliott Co., Kentucky
Death4 Apr 1941, Ione, Pend Orielle Co., Washington
Notes for Moten Bell Swim
His given name is variously spelled Molton, Molten, Moten, and Morton. (Moten, usually shortened to Mote, is a common name in Kentucky, but apparently after moving to Washington state he switched to a similar name that would be more easily understood on the West Coast.)
Rowan Co., Ky birth records list Moly B. Swim, born 17 Aug 1875, male, father Elias Swim born in Fleming Co., mother’s maiden name Beckey Jane Evans, born in Morgan Co., residents of Rowan Co.
Notes for Moten Bell & Eliza Ann (Family)
Rowan Co., Ky marriage book 3, p. 588 records the marriage on 8 Dec 1900 of Moten Swim, age 24, residence Farmers, born in Fleming Co., father born in Rowan Co., to Eliza A. Pennington, age 30, residence Farmers, born in Elliott Co., at Elias Swim’s by H. C. Downey, witnesses Elias Swim and Henry Downey, bond surety by James Pelfrey.
Mote’s father Elias had remarried to Eliza’s sister Sarah seven years earlier, in 1893, so Mote was marrying his step-aunt.