SURNAME: SWAN. "Jonathan Swan, of Scipio, a Friend, was granted a patent July 5, 1814, and another April 24, 1824, for improvements in plows. He was a merchant as well as a natural mechanic...He came to Aurora about 1810, from western Oneida County, and was a very intelligent man; had a large family...He died at Aurora and was buried in the Friends' Cemetery in the Quaker settlement. Source: Collections of Cayuga County Historical Society. Issues 1-3. Aurora, NY: The Society, 1879. 114-115.