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1. Eleanor Dana, b. August 3, 1941, at Boston, Mass. (B56,941,1)
His parents removed to Bennington, Vermont, about 1785 and Samuel is said to have entered Dartmouth College at the age of 14 and to have graduated in 1800 at the age of 18. He taught school one year at Bennington and in 1801 went to Middlebury College as a tutor during its second year; choosing the profession of law he entered the law office of Daniel Chipman, at that time the leading practitioner of the state. He soon became Judge Chipman's partner but gave up his profession in 1812 from conscientious principles. He was the publisher of the Vermont Mirror, 1812 to 1816; secretary of Middlebury College, 1815 to 1826; county clerk 1826 to 1846; Judge of Probate of Middlebury County, 1847 to 1855, and assistant judge of the County Court, 1855 to 1857. Mrs. Charles May Swift writes: "Judge Swift's children must have all been born in the Middlebury, Vermont, home." Children, all born at Middlebury, Vermont:
1. Mary Ann. b. November 26, 1818; d. October 1, 1870, unmarried. (B57,1)
2. Jane Sarah, twin, b. December 24, 1819; d. February 6, 1822, probably at Middlebury, Vt.
3. George Sedgwick, twin, b. December 24, 1819. (B57,3)
4. Samuel, Jr., b. August 20, 1821. (B57,4)
5. Charlotte Clark, b. August 23, 1824; d. April 27, 1852, at Middlebury. Family monument record at Middlebury. (B57,5)
6. Edward Young, b. September 7, 1827. (B57,6)
7. Hannah Gray, b. May 2, 1831; d. February 13, 1832, at Middlebury, Vt.