Wisconsin Genealogy

Harriet Elizabeth “Hattie” (Alexander) Swan 1846–1933

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Harriet Elizabeth “Hattie” Alexander


Birth 18 Jan 1846 Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA

Death 19 Sep 1933 Elgin, Kane, Illinois, USA

my great great grandmother

Bertha Amoret SWAN (1874 – 1936)
daughter of Harriet Elizabeth “Hattie” ALEXANDER
Dr. Wilder Morris BOSWORTH Sr., D.D.S. (1905 – 1990)
son of Bertha Amoret SWAN
Capt. Frank Hunt BOSWORTH II (1933 – )
son of Dr. Wilder Morris BOSWORTH Sr., D.D.S.
the daughter of Capt. Frank Hunt BOSWORTH II

When Harriet Elizabeth “Hattie” Alexander was born on January 18, 1846, in Concord, New Hampshire, her father, John, was 43 and her mother, Harriet, was 30. She married Eugene Morris “Gene” Swan on November 23, 1865, in Bloomfield, Wisconsin. She was 19 years old. She had three children by the time she was 28. She died on September 19, 1933, in Elgin, Illinois, at the age of 87, and was buried in Richmond, Illinois.

Harriet Elizabeth “Hattie” ALEXANDER married Eugene Morris “Gene” SWAN on November 23, 1865, in Bloomfield, Wisconsin, when she was 19 years old.

Hattie’s husband, Eugene Morris “Gene” Swan. He is listed in the “Descendants of Joseph MINER-Sixth Generation” http://tmsociety.org/thomas/joseph/aqwg55.htm


Hattie Alexanders’s Signature in School Book I have a school book that belonged to Hattie when she was a child. This must be her signature at that time.


The Diary of Miss Hattie Alexander


McHenry, Illinois, USA

Written by Harriet Elizabeth “Hattie” Alexander Swan of McHenry, Illinois – my great great grandmother. Locations mentioned include Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Wisconsin. Many, many surnames from this area are included. I transcribed this from a distant cousin’s copy of the original manuscript that my grandfather, Wilder Morris Bosworth, DDS, had transcribed from Hattie’s diary. I absolutely love reading this diary.

You can download a copy to read by clicking on the link below.

The Diary of Miss Hattie Alexander