Swartout, George

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


George W. Swartout, son of Miner C. Swartout and Susanna Cornish, was born in Rensselaerville, June 14, 1834. He was a brother of Alexander Swartwout.

Marriage & Children

George married Caroline Rugg on November 18, 1860 in Greene County, NY. They had one child:

  • Georgiana Swartout born April 30, 1863 in Medusa, attended by Dr. Isaac Finch

Caroline married secondly, William Robinson and removed to Michigan. William died in 1907 and Caroline was again widowed.

Military Service

Residence: Rensselaerville
Enlistment Date: 28 Oct 1862
Enlistment Place: Rensselaerville, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 25th Infantry
Company: Company K
Died of Disease on: 7 Mar 1863
Place of Death: At camp, near Falmouth, VA
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 28
Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General for the State of NY for the year 1899


George died from Typhoid fever. Caroline Rugg Swartout Robinson died on January 31, 1918 at Marion, MI.


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Heroes of Albany County

"George Swartwout, son of Miner C. and Susanna Cornish Swartwout, was born in Rensselaerville, June 14, 1844. He enlisted in October, 1862, at Albany. After going to the front, he lived three months and then was taken sick with typhoid fever. He died at Falmouth, Virginia, and was buried there."

Selected documents from the Civil War Widow’s Pension file of Caroline Rugg Swartout