SWANN, John, (1760 - 1793)


SWANN, John, a Delegate from North Carolina; born in Pasquotank County, N.C., in 1760; attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., about 1780; appointed a Delegate to the Continental Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Baptista Ashe and served from March 22 to November 1, 1788; engaged in agricultural pursuits; urged the adoption by North Carolina of the proposed Constitution of the United States; died in 1793; interment on the grounds of his plantation, “The Elms,” in Pasquotank County, N.C.