Daniel T. Swain, farmer, section 29, Barton Twonship, was born in Shiawassee Co., Mich., Aug. 10, 1846, and is a son of Aaron and Betsy A. (Baker) Swain. The father was a native of Vermont and the mother was born in Crawford Co., Pa. They came to Newberg, Shiawassee Co., Mich., where they resided until 1849, when they removed to Big Prairie, Newaygo Co., and where they resided until their deaths, which occurred respectively in 1876 and 1879.
Mr. Swain was reared to the calling which he has pursued all his life, and was married Dec. 8, 1872, to Louisa, daughter of William and Sarah Ann (Thompson) Whipple, born in Cayuga Co., N. Y. They have five children: Nina M., Edith L., Aaron P., Lucy E. and Archie L.
After his marriage Mr. Swain "homesteaded" a claim of 80 acres of land in Norwich Township, where he lived a number of years, and on selling out his property he purchased 40 acres of land in Barton Township, which has since been his home. In political faith Mr. Swain is an adherent of the principles and issues of the National Party. While a resident of Norwich Township he officiated as Justice of the Peace, and in other positions of trust.