John William (Jack) Swilling & Trinidad Escalante Swilling - TIME LINE
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Source Month Day Year County City ST. Father Mother Comment
  April 1 1830 Anderson Anderson SC E B John William "Jack" Swilling Born - 8th 0f 10 Children, at Red House Plantation
  Feb   1844 Anderson Anderson SC     Plantation was sold at auction
      1844 Cherokee   GA     George Swilling, purchased land from son-in-law and family moved to Cherokee Co. GA.
5     1847     GA     Confronted by vicious dog and even more vicious dog's owner, Jack had to kill both to protect his life.
5-7 June 30 1847 Forsyth   GA     John William aka Jackson W. Swilling (7) & Berry Benson Swilling, joined Mtn Cavalry Volunteers of Forsyth Co. (5)
2 Aug 30 1847   Columbus GA     Mustered in Calhoun's Mounted Battalion
7 Fall   1847           Fought in Mexican/American War.
2 July 13 1848   Mobile AL     Mustered out of Army, post Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty. Signed discharge with an "X".
2 July 14 1848     GA     Returned to Georgia
      1850     CA     Berry Benson Swilling murdered in California
3     1851 Elmore Wetumpka AL     Married Mary Jane Gray
      1852 Elmore Wetumpka AL     Moved to Wetumpka, AL
      1852     CA     Left for California to "find his brother's murderers"
2     1853     MS     Moved with his family to Missouri
  April 2 1853         Via letter, he found out his first daughter was born
  April 2 1853 Elmore Wetumpka AL F C Elizabeth Price Davis Swilling born
2     1854           Brawl - Struck in head with heavy revolver - cracked skull and also shot twice - Bullet's never removed.
2-15     1854     MS     After injury he married a Missouri girl who bore him a daughter. She died - duaghter left with her parents
5-7 April 1 1856 Forsyth   GA     Unknown event took place in Wetumpka, AL (7) left wife and daughter and headed West for what ever reason (5).
4     1857     AR     Employed as a Teamster with an ox team - to Fort Belknap, TX
2     1857     MS     Jack began farming but, when his wife died, he left daughter with family
7     1857       AD AD Mariana born - Jack Adopted Apache girl
      1857     TX     Migrated to Texas for 2 years
      1858   El Paso TX     Source states Swilling left TX just ahead of the law after murdering a man in El Paso, has not been confirmed
5 Mar 17 1858           Mary Jane sends Jack a letter and it reaches him in CA.
7 April   1858   Ft Belknap TX     Part of Ox train from Fort Smith, AR to Fort Belknap, TX
5 July   1858     AZ     Traveled through going to California
5 Aug 25 1858 Los Angel es CA     Prospecting for Gold in CA
5 Nov 15 1858 Los Angel es CA     Jack writes Mary Jane a letter of regret (copy available) She indicates in her letter she won't write anymore.
2     1858 Yuma Gila City AZ     Joined Hordes of Miners to settle Gila City - E. of Yuma AZ - Formed lifelong friendship with Col. Snively.
13     1858 Yuma Gila City AZ     A flash flood washed Jack's claims away, along with a baking soda can full of gold dust which he had hidden in his shack.
      1859 Yuma Gila City AZ     Meandered thru AZ - NM Territory for next 3-5 yrs.
      1859 Maricopa   AZ     Employed by Overland Mail Company
2     1860 Tucson AZ     1859-1860 Joined Gila Rangers chastising Yavapais Indians up the Hasayampa.
7 Early   1860 Grant Pinos Altos NM     Jack Swilling appears on census records for Pinos Altos
13     1860 Grant Silver City NM     Silver City, Swilling purchased a Mexican girl from Apaches who had captured her on a raid, and lived with her as his wife
4&5 Sprg   1860 Grant Pinos Altos NM     Jack and Snively were here and discovered gold. Jack is reported living with 20yr old Mexican woman Jesus Wallace.
5 Sprg   1860 Grant Pinos Altos NM     Jack organized mining Company
5 Sprg   1860 Grant Pinos Altos NM     Owned Gambling house.
14 Sprg   1860 Grant Pinos Altos NM     Killed a man named Printer in a saloon in a drunken spree. Jack didn't remember the incident afterwards
5-7 Sprg   1860       AD AD Gavilan aka Gabilan Pollero born - "Chicken Hawk" - Adopted Apache boy
5 Jan 6 1861 Grant Pinos Altos NM     Jack writes Mary Jane, promises to be with her by Christmas. Its been 10 yrs since they first met, he hasn't seen her in 5 years (copy of letter available)
  April 12 1861           Civil War broke out between the North and the South
7 July 18 1861 Grant Pinos Altos NM     Conscripted by Capt. Thomas Mastin. Unit mustered into service at Fort Fillmore.
2 July 31 1861     TX     Impressed into the Confederate Army by Col. John R. Baylor. 1st. Lieutenant 2nd Texas Mounted Rifles under Capt. Sherod Hunter
2 Aug   1861 Grant Pinos Altos NM     Hurried to defense of C.T. Hayden's wagon train near Whiskey Gulch.
13 Feb   1862 Pima Tucson AZ     Joined a troop of Confiderate cavalry from Texas under the command of Liutenant Sherrod Hunter & occupied Tucson.
7 Feb 14 1862     AZ     Jefferson Davis proclaimed Arizona Territory part of the Confederacy
4 Feb 27 1862 Pima Tucson AZ     Confederates raised their flag in Tucson
2 Feb 28 1862 Pima Tucson AZ     Detailed to escort Capt. McCleave back to New Mexico.
4 April 15 1862 Pinel El Picacho AZ     Jack took part in the only known skirmish between Union and Rebel troops - El Picacho, S Pinal County, at Fed. Outpost near Gila Bend, AZ.
2     1862 La Paz La Paz AZ     Gila City Placers played out - moved on to La Paz, AZ
7 June   1862           Swilling refused to requisition livestock near Pinos Altos, NM for the Confederacy, presumably from people he was familiar with from the mining area. The Confederate command found that Lieutenant Swilling had interfered with an order to procure animals and ordered Jack to report to headquarters to explain his conduct. A few weeks later Swilling was reported deserted from Fort Fillmore, NM.
2 July 6 1862     AZ     Military record carries the notation "Deserted from Fort Fillmore July 6, 1862" but historical accounts indicate Jack was captured by Union Forces. Its also possible Jack didn't want to return to Texas perhaps because he was till wanted for the murder in El Paso.
2 July   1862     AZ     Prisoner of Union Forces
12     1863 Yavapai Walnut Grove AZ     Led a relief part from Walnut Grove to aid Fred Henry and four other miners, the beleagered prospectors at Battle Falt.
3     1863 Grant Pinos Altos NM     Developed Mines in and about Pinos Altos, NM
  Jan 14 1863 Grant Pinos Altos NM     Mangus Colorado, Apache Chief surrenders to Jack at Pinos Altos, NM
1 Dec 24 1863 Dona Ana La Mesilla NM F D Leandro Lara born, died 1/23/1952, Death Certificate listed Jack Swilling as Father - Benigna Ribera Lara Mother
4-13 Jan   1863 Yavapai Weaver Crk AZ     Guide for Walker Party discovering Rich Hill, AZ (Near present day Stanton, AZ)
2 May 10 1863 Yavapai Weaver Crk AZ     Party formed the Pioneer Mining District
4     1864 Pima Tucson AZ     Purchased as Partner - Grant's Flower Mill
4 Jan   1864 Gila Miami AZ     Reportedly with his friend King Woolsey when their party was attacked by Indians - Bloody Tanks Massacre
4 Mar 15 1864 Yavapai Ft. Whipple AZ     Signed letter asking Richard C. McCormick to run as delegate to Congress
5 April 11 1864 Pima Tucson AZ     Married Trinidad Escalante
  April   1864 Yavapai Turkey Creek AZ     Led 15 men from Walnut Grove to rescue 5 prospectors after Indian attack
11 April   1864 Yavapai Walnut Grove AZ     Soon after their marriage in Tucson, the Swillings moved to Walnut Grove where he had a claim on Weaver's Mtn.
4 1864 Pima Tucson AZ     Sold Grant's Flower mill for $1,000 to William F. Scott
11     1865 Maricopa Wickenburg AZ     Lived in and about Wickenburg with 2 infant daughters and Trinidad's Mother
3-6 Aug.   1865 Maricopa Wickenburg AZ F A Georgana (3) Georgia (6) Elizabeth Swilling Born
11 Aug.   1865 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Petra Mejia - Trinidad's mother - lived with the Swillings until 1865 - Buried at Camelback Mountain
2 Jan 20 1866 Maricopa Wickenburg AZ     Jack became manager Curtain-Chase Quartz Mill
2 Mar 28 1866 Maricopa Wickenburg AZ     Jacked purchased Curtain-Chase Quartz Mill
2 April 11 1866 Maricopa Wickenburg AZ     Jack offered Curtain-Chase Quartz Mill for Sale
13     1866 Maricopa Wickenburg AZ     Serious recession halted most mining and milling in the Territory.
12 June 25 1866 Yavapai   AZ     Jack owned property in Yavapai County assessed at $9,100
2 Oct   1866     AZ     Operated mail route from Pima Villages, AZ & Prescott, AZ
2 May   1867     AZ     Ceased operating mail route
      1867     AZ F A The first Matilda Swilling born
2-12 Oct 6 1867 Maricopa Wickenburg AZ     In drunken frenzy Jack shoot a Chileno in front of Peeple's Saloon. Chileno threatened to kill Jack on sight - Jack scalped of the Chileno corpse he had shot with double barrel shot-gun. Later regretted the cutting incident.
2 Sep 18 1867 Maricopa Wickenburg AZ     Formed Swilling Irrigating Canal Company
10 Nov 11 1867 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     The Swilling Irrigating and Canal Company was formed - bringing organized irrigation to the Salt River Valley
2 Dec   1867 Maricopa Wickenburg AZ     Group of investors left Wickenburg to begin Canal Project in Phoenix
  June 15 1868 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Jack Swilling appointed first Temp. Post Master in Phoenix Post Office
2 Mar 12 1868 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Swilling Canal completed aka "Swilling Ditch"
11     1868 Yavapai Black Canyon AZ     Built the small house "Rock House" in Black Canyon City (BCC) Trinidad described it as her "1st House"
4 April 8 1868 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Took up a claim near the center of the Phoenix Settlement
4 June 3 1868 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Inspector for elections, offered his house as polling place.
11 Aug 31 1868 Yavapai AZ     Jack Appointed Justice of the Peace
4 April   1869 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Again named inspector of the Phoenix Precinct. Election held in his house.
4 June 15 1869 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Post Office officially created, Jack appointed postmaster
2 Aug   1869 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Accompanied expedition of 22 Pima, 22 Maricopa, 11 soldier's to Date Creek
2 Sept   1869 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Joined Pueblo Viejo Ditch Company - Charter Member
2 Nov   1869 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Led a party "well armed and mounted, with 30 days provisions" to Upper Gila River near old Camp Goodwin
11 Late   1869 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Moved to Dos Casa - Phoenix property required more than 96,000 adobe bricks, 1st permanent house by Am. Settlers
4     1869 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Talked of Selling ranch in Salt River Valley
2 July 4 1870 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Organized the Phoenix Ditch Company. Jack was President
11 July 8 1870 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Resigned as Phoenix Postmaster
2 Nov 5 1870 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     The Citizen reported, "with real regret, the news that J.W. Swilling of Phoenix is insane. For months past he has been afflicted with an internal swelling in his head".
4 Dec 6 1870 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Hardy Irrigating Canal Co. was started by Swilling, B.W. Hardy & 4 other men
2 Dec 17 1870 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     The Miner, reported that "Jack Swilling laying out the Hayden Ditch".
4     1870     AZ     Federal census listed six persons living in Swelling household. Jack, Trinidad 26, Georgia 5, Matilda 2, two Apache captives, Mariana 13 and Gavilan
      1870 Yavapai Walnut Grove AZ     Moved to Walnut Grove
4 Feb 14 1871 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Maricopa County was created
2 April 5 1871     AZ     Learned of the death of his close friend Col. Snively. Jack went to find the location, buried him on the spot, named the canyon Snively's Holes. Snively lived with Jack and Trinidad in Phoenix in the Fall of 1870 until he departed for WPM
2 May 1 1871 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Upset by Phoenix named instead of his preference of "Mill City"
2 May 1 1871 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Shot an individual that didn't vote for Jack's choice for city name.
2 May 2 1871 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Starar Bros. gave Jack ultimatum "At Jack's very next lawless act, Jack would die like a dog, without judge or jury"
      1871 Maricopa Tempe AZ     Organized a company to build Tempe Canal
3     1871     AZ F A Lillian Swilling born
      1871 Yavapai Black Canyon AZ     Moved family to Black Canyon
2 Mar 12 1872 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Sold interest in Miller Ditch to Ira Buffum.
2 July 6 1872 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Offered "Good Property for Sale" Ranch of J.W. Swilling near Phoenix.
2 Aug 3 1872 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     The Miner, reported "On Sat. last, at E Phoenix, Jack Swilling cowhided a man for slandering a lady"
2 Sep 6 1872 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Charged with assault to commit murder relating to cowhiding incident.
2 Sep 10 1872 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Acquitted of cowhiding incident
12 Sep 28 1872 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Jack was chosen President of the Democratic Convention at Dashaway Hall, with C. Trask Cate as Secretary
12 Nov 24 1872 Maricopa   AZ     Headed a large party from Phoenix to Pueblo Viejo Valley - Oldest white settlements in that section were started
5 Feb 10 1873           Mary Jane Swilling marry's Josiah Skinner - Wedding announcement indicates Jack is dead.
2 Aug 24 1873 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Sold 4,720 SF property & home, Sec. 12, Twp. 1 N, Rge 3 E. in Phoenix for $3,000 to William B. Helling and Company
4 Sep   1873 Yavapai Blk Canyon AZ     Assisted in laying out road through Black Canyon to Campe Verde.
2     1873 Yavapai Black Canyon AZ     Jack moved to Black Canyon - Throughout 1873-1874 developed mining claims along Black Canyon Creek
2 April   1874 Yavapai Blk Canyon AZ     Brought Trinidad from Phoenix to the Black Canyon area
3     1874 Maricopa Phoenix AZ F A Berry Burton Swilling born - Named for Jack's older brother
4 May   1874 Yavapai Blk Canyon AZ     Swilling & Co. had taken up 8 fine looking lodes - show a great deal of gold
4 June   1874 Yavapai Blk Canyon AZ     Farm had a "Crop of corn, quite a large field of sorghum & extensive vineyard."
4     1874 Yavapai Blk Canyon AZ     Apparently spent most of year developing Black Canyon mining claims
12 Mar 2 1875 Yavapai Blk Canyon AZ     Mr. Chipman reported to Miner that Swilling was recovering from a "long spell of sickness"
2     1875 Yavapai Blk Canyon AZ     Rented out Mine, put in vineyards and a truck farm on property.
2     1875 Yavapai Blk Canyon AZ     Developed the town of Tip Top - later changed name to Gillett
2 Aug   1875   AZ     Farming in the area of Lower Hassayampa River (Wickenburg General Area)
2-3-9 Oct 19 1875 Yavapai Blk Canyon AZ F A Matilda Swilling Died - BC, grave behind their home. Arizona Weekly Miner 11/12/1875, p.2 c.5 "Died, October 19th 1875, at Black Canyon, Matilda, daughter of J.W. Swilling and Dona-Trinney Escalante, age 8 years."
12     1876 Yavapai   AZ     Jack Swilling, Jack Moore, Bob Groom and others discovered the Black Canyon Mines. Rescue, Silver Jack, Fourth of July, Nevada, McDerwin, Fawn, George, Swillings, and a number of others were the names of he mines
2 June   1876 Yavapai Blk Canyon AZ     Ranch consisted of 115 head of cattle, some horses and mules.
2 July   1876 Yavapai Blk Canyon AZ     Uncovered rich Silver mines 10 miles from his ranch.
      1876 Yavapai Gillett AZ     Around this time he moved to Gillett, AZ
2     1876 Yavapai Bradshaw Mtn AZ     Prospected Bradshaw Mountains for the year.
      1876 Yavapai Blk Canyon AZ F A Matilda Adeline Swilling born
12 Dec 29 1876 Yavapai Blk Canyon AZ     Miner "Jack Swilling's new ranch on the Agua Fria aroused as much interest as his old place in Phoenix. A must do for the traveling public."
12     1876           Jack was a man of striking appearance, nearly six feet in height with broad shoulders and lengthy arms, and having the appearance of a men of great physical strength. He wore his black hair long, sweeping about his shoulders, while his carriage was erect and commanding. His clothing was always of ample size, which gave me the appearance of being even larger that he really was. (Personaly description by Ed. G. Wager, of Tip Top Arizona.)]
12     1877 Yavapai Gillett AZ     Some time during this year Jack bought 160 acres near the town of Gillett.
2 Feb 16 1877 Yavapai Black Canyon AZ     The Miner reported that Swilling was "in very feeble health, being attached with a low and malignant type of fever. Jack has not been able for a long time past, and his constitution seems to give way under he disease".
12 April 6 1877 Yavapai Black Canyon AZ     The Miner reported; Jack owned the Swilling Mine assaying at $1,000 per ton, Cricket assaying at $2,000 and Basin assaying at $1,500.
2 June   1877 Yavapai Black Canyon AZ     Jack began selling his interests and properties.
4 June   1877 Yavapai Blk Canyon AZ     Sold Basin Mine to Thomas Barnum and T.M. Bronson for $1,500
4 June   1877 Yavapai Gillett AZ     Sold one half interest in Swilling mine to Daniel C. Thorne & Charles E. Gate for $1,000.00
12 July 13 1877 Yavapai Prescott AZ     The Miner reported, Louis Stevens and C.F. Cate left Prescott to purchase Swilling's ranch in Black Canyon
12 July 29 1877 Yavapai Black Canyon AZ     Sun. 6PM, Swilling Ranch killing, Thomas Mallon & Henry Randall two packers argued over a pack-saddle, Mallon lost.
12 Oct 12 1877 Yavapai Gillett AZ     Dan Gillett let contract to Jack to haul 500 cord of wood to Tip Top Mill. 75,000 bricks were let to Alex Harris
4 Jan 26 1878 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Salt River Harold reported Swilling named Phoenix.
2 Jan   1878 Yavapai Gillett AZ     Moved his family to the town of Tip Top (renamed Gillett)
2 Mar   1878 Yavapai Verde Valley AZ     Early Spring, took family to John Meeritt Mullen's colony on the Verde River.
2 April   1878 Yavapai Gillett AZ     Moved back to their ranch outside Gillett
2 April   1878 Yavapai Gillett AZ     Trinidad devised plan to sober Jack and to exhume Col. Snively.
5 April 17 1878 Yavapai Gillett AZ     Departed Gillett to exhume Col. Snively
2 April 18 1878 Yavapai Columbia AZ     Camped at Humbug Creek for several hours, on way to Castle Hot Spring
2 April 19 1878 Yavapai Cstl Hot Sp AZ     Left Castle Hot Spring for White Picacho Mountain
2-12 April 20 1878 Maricopa Wickenburg AZ     Stage Coach Robbery W of Wickenburg, $3,000 reward offered. Swilling, Monroe and Kirby were later accused.
2 April 20 1878 Yavapai Picacho Mtn AZ     Exhumed Col. Snively - started return trip to Gillett with remains
2 April 21 1878 Yavapai Gillett AZ     Arrived home from Snively exhumation trip.
2 April 23 1878 Yavapai Gillett AZ     Jack returned to Gillett after exhuming Col. Snively remains at White Picacho Mountains
2 April 25 1878 Yavapai Gillett AZ     Jack walked streets of Gillett with bag or sack, containing Col. Snively remains
12 May 15 1878 Yavapai Gillett AZ     L.G. Taylor Met Swilling and Kirby at Shingles and Anders Saloon for a drink.
3 May 15 1878 Yavapai Gillett AZ     Jack sold property in Gillett for $100.00
4-11 May 18 1878 Yavapai Gillett AZ     Arrested for Stagecoach robbery
2 June 1 1878 Yavapai Gillett AZ     Swilling, Kirby, Monroe trial started in Prescott
2 June 8 1878 Yavapai Prescott AZ     The defendant discharged; the Court holding the evidence was insufficient to hold Jack to appear before the Grand Jury
4 June 12 1878 Yavapai Gillett AZ     L.G. Taylor killed by lynch mob in Gillett
2 June 13 1878 Yavapai Prescott AZ     Grand Jury brought guilty indictment against Swilling, Monroe and Kirby
2 June 14 1878 Yavapai Prescott AZ     Grand Jury "We have found indictment against Swilling, Kirby, Monroe"
11,12 June 16 1878 Yuma Yuma AZ     Prisoners transferred by Stage Coach to Yuma, AZ by Acting Deputy U.S. Marshal Evans Trial began one month later.
4 July 26 1878 Yuma Yuma AZ     Unsigned deposition by Taylor was entered into evidence. Obvious legal error.
2     1878 Yuma Yuma AZ     Jacks cellmate in Yuma County Jail committed suicide in cell while Jack was in court.
2 July 29 1878   Yuma AZ     Jack reported in poor health, he now weighted only 105 lbs.
12 Aug 9 1878 Yuma Yuma AZ     Evans & Mr. Murat Masterson accused of throwing the case.
12 Aug 9 1878 Yuma Yuma AZ     J.J. Hill of Tip Top, returned from Yuma, where he went for the purpose of giving testimony. He tells of some erroneous testimony and rulings which would have disgraced even the Court of Judge Jeffery's, or old Miller of Wisconsin.
4 Aug 12 1878 Yuma Yuma AZ     Scribbled open letter to the public from Yuma County Jail cell.
  Aug. 12 1878 Yuma Yuma AZ     Jack Swilling Died in Yuma County Jail 6:30 PM - never convicted - it is generally believed the trial was a hoax for financial gain of others.
  Aug. 13 1878 Yuma Yuma AZ     Buried in Pueblo Cemetery Yuma or Hodge Family Cemetery on their homestead in Yuma.
3 Aug 27 1878 Yavapai Black Canyon AZ     Trinidad sold her property to Mrs. F.A. Stevens for $600.00
      1878     AZ F A John William Swilling Jr. Born
4-11 Oct 5 1878 Yuma Yuma AZ     Andrew Kirby found innocent and released immediately
12 Oct 16 1878 Yavapai Prescott AZ     All Jacks property and assets were dispursed in vain efforts to clear himself.
9 Nov 7? 1879 Maricopa Phoenix AZ F A Maltilda Adeline: Weekly Arizona Miner - 11/14/1879 p. 3 c.3, "The little daughter, Matilda, of Mrs. J.W. Swilling, died at Phoenix last week."
8 Feb. 15 1890 Maricopa Phoenix AZ F A Georgia E. Swilling Butler died - Aged 24 Yrs. 7 Mo., Buried Loosley Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ.
      1903 Yuma Yuma AZ     Yuma Pueblo Cemetery relocated 1903 for the railroad, Jack's grave moved to new cemetery, location not noted. Possibly the Hodges Grave Plots?
8 Aug 24 1907 Pima Tucson AZ F A Lillian Swilling died - Suicide - Gun shot wound - buried Tucson City Cemetery
3 Oct 20 1922 El Paso El Paso TX F A Berry Burton Swilling died
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Trinidad Escalante Mejia - Swilling - Shumaker - Time Line
28 Entries
8 April 15 1845   Hermosilla Mex H I Trinidad Born - Parents from Cadiz, Spain
3-11 April 11 1864 Pima Tucson AZ     Married John William "Jack Swilling" St. Augustine's Cathedral - Light-haired, blue-eyed, 5'0" tall and 115 lbs
3-6 Aug.   1865 Maricopa Wickenburg AZ F A Georgia Elizabeth Swilling Born
11 Aug.   1865 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Petra Mejia - Trinidad's mother - lived with the Swillings until 1865 - Buried at Camelback Mountain
      1867     AZ F A Matilda Swilling born
3     1871     AZ F A Lillian Swilling born
      1874 Maricopa Phoenix AZ F A Berry Burton Swilling born - Named for Jack's older brother
2 April   1874 Yavapai Black Canyon AZ     Moved from Phoenix to the Black Canyon area
  Oct 19 1875 Yavapai Black Canyon AZ F A Matilda Swilling Died - BCC, grave behind their home. Arizona Weekly Miner 11/12/1875, p.2 c.5 "Died, October 19th 1875, at Black Canyon, Matilda, daughter of J.W. Swilling and Dona-Trinney Escalante, age 8 years."
      1876 Yavapai Black Canyon AZ F A Matilda Adeline Swilling born
      1878     AZ F A John William Swilling Jr. Born
2 April   1878 Yavapai Gillett AZ     Trinidad devised plan to sober Jack and to exhume Col. Snively.
3 Aug. 27 1878 Yavapai Gillett AZ     Trinidad moved from Gillett to Phoenix 15 days after Jack's death
3 Aug 27 1878 Yavapai Black Canyon AZ     Trinidad sold her property to Mrs. F.A. Stevens for $600.00
  Nov 7? 1879 Maricopa Phoenix AZ F A Maltilda Adeline: Weekly Arizona Miner - 11/14/1879 p. 3 c.3, "The little daughter, Matilda, of Mrs. J.W. Swilling, died at Phoenix last week."
  Feb. 15 1890 Maricopa Phoenix AZ F A Georgia E. Swilling Butler died - Aged 24 Yrs. 7 Mo., Buried Loosley Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ.
3 Sep 28 1887 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     J.T. Swilling (Trinidad) married Henry Shumaker - Its believed the "J.T." is Junita Trinidad
8 Dec. 15 1887 Maricopa Phoenix AZ G A Henry Francis Shumaker Jr. born Phoenix - SS 526-03-6371 - Occupation Copper Smelter
3 Feb 4 1892 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Trinidad Remarried Henry Shumaker. - no record of divorce
3     1892 Maricopa Phoenix AZ G A Robert Shumaker born - Profession Painter
3     1894 Maricopa Phoenix AZ G A Charlie Shumaker born
3 Mar 11 1896           Henry Shumaker Sr. - Trinidad's second husband died - Suicide
  Aug 24 1907 Pima Tucson AZ F A Lillian Swilling died - Suicide - Gun shot wound - buried Tucson City Cemetery
3     1910 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     Trinidad with Shumaker son's - Henry Jr., Robert and Charley - Living in/with Roberts house in Phoenix
3     1918       G A Charlie Shumaker died was in the U.S. Navy - Buried next to Trinidad
  Oct 20 1922 El Paso El Paso TX F A Berry Burton Swilling died (Jack and Trinidad's son)
8 Dec. 27 1925 Maricopa Phoenix AZ     7:10 AM Trinidad Died - COD Cancer of Liver - Buried in St. Francis Cemetery Phoenix, AZ
8 Oct 1 1952 Yavapai Clarkdale AZ     Henry Shumaker Jr. - Trinidad's son died - Heart Failure - Clerk for a Copper Smelter
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Source:           Parental Information:
1 Joe Lara Bejarano     A Escalante, Trinidad
2 "Tragic Jack" by R. Michael Wilson   B Farrar, Margaret Price
3 Kay Beckman - BCHS     C Gray, Mary Jane
4 "The Swilling Legacy" by Earl Zarbin   D Lara, Benigna Ribera
5 "Jack Swilling of AZ" Linda Swilling Regan E Swilling, George Washington
6 Esabelle Knight - Swilling Relation   F Swilling, John William "Jack"
7 Bob Nellis BCHC     G Shumaker, Henry Sr.
8 Death Certificate or Headstone   H Escalantes, Ignatius
9 Arizona Weekly Miner Newspaper   I Majai, Petra
10 Salt River Project     AD Adopted
11 "Jack Of All Trades" By SRP  
12 "Catch the Stage to Phx", Lee J. Hanchett Jr.
13 Tombstone Epitaph - Alex Witzeman  
14 "Six-guns & Single-Jacks" by Bob Alexander
15 "THE TARNISHED HERO" by Mark Shields  
16 "The Enigma of Jack Swilling" AZ Sheriff Feb. 1971 AU