Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] [adgedge.ged] ! (1) "Magazine of the Jefferson County Historical Society," Vol. XVI, Dec. 1950 (Charlestow n, WV), "The Early Van Swearingens," p.11,14. (2) "Garrett Vansweringen and His Family," by Bernard Beary, "Chronicles of St. Mary's," Vo l. 29, No. 5 (St. Mary's Co. Hist. Soc.) p.322. Transcript by Elizabeth F. Randolph. Cites: ( a) MacKenzie. (3) "Prince George's Co. Genealogical Society Bulletin," Vol. 19, No. 5, Jan 1988. Transcri pt by Elizabeth F. Randolph. Cites: (a) PG Co. MCW 3:203. (b) "Hugh Riley and His Descendants ," by Donald Ray Barnes, "PG Co. Gen. Soc. Bulletin," Vol. 10, No. 6, Feb 1979, p.6-8. (4) "Family Register of Gerret van Sweringen and Descendants," by H.H. Swearingen (2nd. ed. , Washington, 1894) p.5. ! Birth: (1,2,3,4) s/o Thomas Van Swearingen/Jayne Doyne. (3,4) 1688. (4) Probably Somerse t Co., MD. (NOTE: If wife's birth date is correct, he would be about 36 years her junior.) Marriage to Lydia Riley: (1) She of Prince George's Co., MD. (3b) She d/o Hugh Riley of Pri nce George's Co. (4) 1712. Death: (1) 1726. (1) Had several plantations in Prince George's Co., MD. (3) 1708-1719: Their children were registered in Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's Co. , MD. (2) 1708, 29 Jul: His father Thomas wrote his will. Left his estate to his wife, eldest so n Thomas and sons Van, Samuel and John, who was under age 21. Named his wife executrix. Son T homas testator. (4) c.1734: Settled near the present site of Shepherdstown, WV, on the Potomac River. (NOTE : Could not be the same Thomas if he died in 1726.)
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