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Bridgeman (Young) Swift, was born September 7, 1827, at Middlebury, Vermont. He attended Middlebury College and married October 30, 1862, Irene Battelle Eldridge of Norfolk, Conn., daughter of Joseph and Sarah Eldridge, who was born July 27, 1840. They resided at Norfolk but removed to Detroit where he practiced law many years. They were members of the Fort Street Presbyterian church of that city. He died June 15, 1913 at Detroit. She died May 1, 1913 at Detroit. Children:

1. Edward Eldridge, b. September 1, 1864, at Norfolk, Conn. (B57,61)

2. Irene Battelle, b. April 8, 1866, at Detroit, Mich.; m. William Moffatt; resides at 2212 Genessee Street, Utica, N.Y. (B57,62)

3. Mary Eldridge, b. May 21, 1876, at Norfolk, Conn. (B57,63)

Edward Eldridge Swift, 1st child of Edward Young Swift (B57,6) and Irene Battelle (Eldridge) Swift, was born September 1, 1864, at Norfolk, Conn. He married, 1st, August 3, 1893, at the Chateau deJouvrey, Bries-sur-Forges, France, Florence Wilson of New York City. They had a daughter, Katharine. They were divorced and he married, 2d, Laura Edna Drake of Easton, Pa., daughter of Samuel Drake and Sara (Arndt) Drake, April 16, 1929, at Easton, Pa., where he was in business. Mrs. Swift resides at 319 Clinton Terrace, Easton, Pa. Child:

1. Edward Eldridge, Jr., b. February 25, 1918, at New York City; attended Mercer Junior College; has resided with his mother; had a war defense job at Phoenix, Arizona. (B57,611)

Mary Eldridge Swift, 3d child of Edward Young Swift (B57,6) and Irene Battelle (Eldridge) Swift, was born at Norfolk, Conn., May 21, 1876, and attended the Dobbs Ferry School. She married, 1st, Frederick Moulton Alger, son of General Russell A. Alger and Mrs. Alger of Detroit, Michigan, May 2, 1901, at Detroit. They resided at Detroit and Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He graduated from Andover Academy and Harvard University and died December 31, 1933. She married, 2d, Dr. Frederick Towsley Murphy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Murphy.

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