James Swords is my great grandfather. I have his funeral notice in front of me. His funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock January 26' 1873. Two Mason Lodges are mentioned - Warren Lodge No. 3 (IOOF) and Walnut Hills Lodge No. 8 (FAAM, as well as the Vicksburg Typographical Union No. 105. Married to Marie Antoinette DeKnight had 2 sons. Thomas died in infancy, William Balfour Swords married my grandmother Agnes Xavier Wirtz.