Young Swanton, a native of Cork, Ireland, came to NB and settled in Saint John. He married Elizabeth Craig of Long Reach, Kings County, of Loyalist descent.

The only child mentioned was son, William James Swanton b. 2 Aug 1874 at Saint John, d. 9 Mar 1944, m. 19 Apr 1899 Caroline Maude Wilson b. – , d. 26 Nov 1937 d/o Francis E. Wilson: had one son and two daughters.

PANB:MC1156 Graves Papers: William James Swanton, 1 page.