Hi - Well, We've been working on this for a while, and we've scanned in over 400 pictures from the Soward and Swanson families. I do have 2-3 pictures of William West Soward, and some with Sarah Caroline Hawkins (Is she a sister of the wife of your ancestor? -- going off memory here, and it's been a while). We also have some very, very old pictures in which all the individuals have not yet been identified. There is one photo marked 1907 and a notation that "William West is seated on the front of the wagon" -- not sure of this, doesn't look like the other photos, but he would have been much younger than he was in the other photos I have. There are several other men in this photo, none identified by my grandmother or her siblings (so far -- still working on the index for these photos).
You probably already have this info, but I also found some transcriptions of the Marion (1885-1890) and Independence County (1859/60) Federal Land records (Homestead and Cash Entry Patents recorded before 1908-- several Sowards in those records. Finally, I have photos of multiple Soward tombstones, including West Walker Soward and Matilda Hotchkiss (Yellville, installed 1989 by descendents).
If you can give me an idea of what ancestors you would be interested in, I can look through the index to see what I have, and I will also keep my eyes open as I continue to scan in photos. I'm hoping to go back to Blanchard in March to introduce my kids to their relatives and continue some of this work. Please e-mail direct- Kr33d2000@yahoo.com
if you'd like to keep in touch.