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. (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. (3) "Family Register of Gerret van Sweringen and Descendants," by H.H. Swearingen (2nd. ed. , Washington, 1894) p.17. (4) "The Maryland Gazette 1727-1761," by Karen Mauer Green (Frontier Press, Galveston, TX , 1989) p.194. (5) "Kentucky Court and Other Records," by Mrs. William Breckenridge Ardery (Keystone Print ery, Lexington, KY) Vol. II, p.157. Cites: (a) Montgomery Co., KY Deed Bk 2, p.458. recorde d 28 May 1802. (6) Washington Co., MD, Will Book A, p.152-153. Will of Van Swearingen. (7) Tim B. Hatfield, 1214 Crestline Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93105. No sources cited. (8) "The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland," by J.D. Warfield (Koh n & Pollock, Baltimore, 1905) p.320. (9) Brent S. Johnson, 937 Windsor St., Salt Lake City, UT 84105 (1997). ! Birth: (1,2,3) s/o Thomas Van Swearingen/Jayne Doyne. (3) About 1692, probably in Somerse t Co., MD. (8) 1695, s/o Thomas Van Swearingen/Jane. Marriage to Elizabeth Walker: (1,3,8) (7) 1714. (7,9) Prince Georges Co., Maryland. (7) Sh e d/o Charles Walker Sr./Rebecca Isaac. (9) 14 Feb 1715. Death: (1) Lived to be about 90 years old and not 109 as has been generally believed. (3) L ived to be 109 years old. (6) Will dtd 7 Jun 1784, Washington Co., MD, proved 27 Aug 1787, Wa shington Co., MD. (7) Hargerstown, Washington Co., MD. (8) 1785. (2) 1708, 29 Jul: Thomas Swearingen wrote his will. Left his estate to his wife, eldest so n Thomas and sons Van, Samuel and John, who was under age 21. (3) He took up lands in Washington Co., MD. (NOTE: Washington Co. created 1776 from Frederi ck Co.) (1) Settled and built a home at the present location of St. James's School, afterward foun d to be covered by a prior grant. He then secured a lease for about 90 years. (1) 1749: He and his brother were indicted by the Frederick Co. Court for "refusing to assi st the sheriff to carry the body of George Parker taken with a warrant for debt." (1) Served in the French and Indian Wars. (4) 1757, 16 Jun: Van Sweringen and John Van Sweringen, living near Concococheague in Frede rick Co., advertised land for sale called "Parks' Hall Divided," lying near Moses Chapline's. (6) 1784, 7 Jun: Van Swearingen Sr. of Washington Co., MD wrote his will. Gives to sons Joh n Swearingen, Charles Swearingen and Thomas Van Swearingen and heirs all his estate to be equ ally divided. His dwelling plantation on the "Manner of Conocheague, the lease of which wit h my other estate" be sold at public auction and equally divided. Appoints sons John Swearin gen and Charles Swearingen his sole executors. Witnessed by James Brand, Richard Carter, an d Samuel Swearingen Jr.. On the back of the original will Van Swearingen added an endorsemen t directing his sons John, Charles and Thomas Van Swearingen to free his slave Moll at his de ath. Proved 27 Aug 1787 by Charles Swearingen, the surviving executor, and Samuel Swearinge n Jr.. (5a) 1802, 28 May: Deed recorded in Montgomery Co., KY, Rawleigh Morgan and Lydia his wife , Thomas Swearingen and Margary his wife, Azariah Thornborough and Drusilla his wife of Jeffe rson Co., VA, and Andrew Swearingen and Mary his wife of KY, heirs of Thomas Swearingen, dec' d, deed to William Wright of Bourbon Co., KY, land in Montgomery Co., KY, it being part of 10 00 acres entered in the name of Van Swearingen, dec'd, 21 Dec 1782. Wives acknowledge deed wh ich was recorded in Berkeley Co., VA, p.411.
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