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  • ID: I40582
  • Name: Thomas Swearingen (Sweringen)
  • Surname: Swearingen
  • Given Name: Thomas
  • Suffix: (Sweringen)
  • Prefix: Capt.
  • Sex: M
  • Christening: 8 Apr 1708 St. Barnabas Church, Queen Anne Parish, Prince Georges Co., Maryland
  • Death: 1760 in , Frederick Co., Virginia
  • _UID: 2F490CCC629A02478015D18C907DB890DCF0
  • Note:
    ! (1) "My Ancestors," by Jill Bennett (http://worldconnet.genealogy.rootsweb.com, 21 Jan 2004). Does not cite sources.
    (2) "Magazine of the Jefferson County Historical Society," Vol. XVI, Dec 1950, "The Early Van Swearingens," p.13.
    (3) Carolyn Davidson Carey, Greenwood Village, CO.
    (4) "1658-1758 Charles County MD Familes "The first 100 years": Wills, Court, Church, Land, Inventories & Accounts," by Michael Marshall (http://wc.rootsweb.com, mrmarsha database, 19 Mar 2011). Cites: (a) "A History of the National Conservation Training Center Property and Surrounding Area," by Dan Everson (Apr 2004). (b) "Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775," by Gertrude E. Gray (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1988) Vol. 2, p.45-46, 61, 65, 74, 90, 153-154, 165. (c) "Abstracts of Wills, Inventories, and Administration Accounts of Frederick County, Virginia 1743-1800," by J. Estelle Stewart King (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co. 1980) p.3, 8-9, 12, 17. (d) Northern Neck Grants H, p.430 (Reel 293, http://image.lva.virginia.gov).

    ! Birth: (1) s/o Thomas SWEARINGEN/Jane Lydia RILEY. (2) s/o Thomas SWEARINEN/Lydia RILEY. (4) s/o Thomas SWEARINGEN/Lydia Jane RILEY. (1,4) 8 Apr 1708. (2) 1708. (1) Queene Anne Parish, Barnabas Ch., Prince Georges Co., MD. (4) Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's Co., MD.
    Marriage to Mary MORGAN: (2) (1) Sarah or Mary MORGAN. [NOTE: Source 1 also says son Thomas m. Mary MORGAN.] (4) Frederick Co., VA.
    Marriage to Sarah __: (4) Abt. 1734. (4c) Had wife Sarah in 1750. (4) Prince George's Co., MD.
    Death: (4c) Will dtd 4 Apr 1760, proved 3 Jun 1760. Frederick Co., VA.

    (2) His home stood about 100 yards beyond the site of the present "Bellevue" mansion. (3) Of the Ferry.
    (4c) 1745, 3 Apr: Thomas SWEARINGEN was [appoingted?] guardian of John JONES and Sarah JONES, orphans of Josiah JONES, Frederick Co., VA.
    (4c) 1745, 3 Sep: Will of John VAN METER probated, Frederick Co., VA. Thomas SWEARINGEN, Thomas SHEPHERD, John HITE, securities.
    (4c) 1747, 6 Aug: Joseph MORGAN named administrator of estate of Sarah MORGAN, Frederick Co., VA. Securities, Joseph MORGAN, Andrew CAMPBELL, Thomas SWEARINGEN.
    (4c) 1747, 3 Nov: Thomas SWEARINGEN, Thomas RUTHERFORD, and Richard MORGAN appraised the estate of Joseph WILLIAMS, Frederick Co., VA.
    (4c) 1750, 20 May: Henry DOSSETT made his will, Frederick Co., VA. Left to Aunt Sarah SWEARINGEN, wife of Capt. Thomas SWEARINGEN, 2 pounds of currency and one barrel of rye brandy. Named cousins Thomas SWEARENGEN, Andrew and Zach. SWEARENGEN. To uncle Thomas SWEARENGEN, all my bacon, dry meat and a hat. To cousin Van SWEARENGEN, ?Jackett Cloath.? To grandmother, Lidia SWEARENGEN, silver sleeve buttons. To trusty friend Captain Van SWEARENGEN, six pounds currency; also named as Executor of estate.
    (4b) 1750, 15 Oct: Capt. Thomas SWEARINGEN of Frederick Co. was granted 444 acres in Frederick Co., surveyed by Mr. Guy BROADWATER, adjacent his patent land, William CHAPLIN, Simmion TURNOUR, Jacob VANMETER, Joseph CHAPLIN.
    (4b) 1750, 18 Oct: Capt. Thomas SWERINGEN of Frederick Co., VA was granted 478 acres in Frederick Co., surveyed by Mr. Guy BROADWATER, on Potomack River, adjacent to his old patent.
    (4b) 1752, 21 May: Capt. Thomas SWEARINGEN of Frederick Co. was granted 155 acres in Frederick Co., surveyed by Mr. Guy BROADWATER, on Potomack River, adjacent to SWEARINGEN's own land.
    (4b,d) 1754, 1 Apr: Capt. Thomas SWEARINGEN was granted 400 acres near Potomack River, adjoining John WILLSON, Anthony TURNER Jr. &c., Frederick Co., VA. (4d) Surveyed by Mr. Thomas RUTHERFORD. Also adjacent to SWEARINGEN's patent, John VANMETER.
    (2) Vestryman of Mecklenburg Chaple (Church of England), Frederick Parish, VA.
    (4b) 1753, 2 Mar: Mr. Thomas SWERINGEN and Charles BUCK, churchwardens of Parish of Frederick in Frederick Co., VA, were granted 400 acres for use of said parish & ministers thereof as a Glebe in Frederick Co., surveyed by Mr. John BAYLIS, adjacent John NEIL, dec'd, Opeckon, Messrs. CARTERs, Lewis NEIL Jr. Mr. William HELM purchased the land by Virtue of an Act of Assembly.
    (4) 1756, 25 Mar: (4) Represented Frederick Co., VA in the VA House of Burgesses. (2) Defeated George WASHINGTON for seat in House of Burgesses. (4) Thomas SWEARINGEN polled 270 votes to George WASHINGTON's 40 votes.
    (4b) 1756, 25 Nov: Capt. Thomas SWEARINGEN of Frederick Co. was granted 189 acres near Potomack River in Frederick Co., surveyed by Mr. Thomas RUTHERFORD, adjacent to Jonah HEDGES, Peter WATKINS, Maj. John CARLYLE, on the Waggon Rd. from Vestall's Gap to Watkins Ferry.
    (4) 1757, 30 Apr: Represented Frederick Co., VA in the VA House of Burgesses.
    (4) 1758, 30 Mar: Represented Frederick Co., VA in the VA House of Burgesses.
    (2) Lost seat in House of Burgesses to George WASHINGTON, who had Col. WOOD to campaign actively for him. George WASHINGTON wrote to Thomas's brother, Col. King Van SWEARINGEN, asking for his support in the election.
    (2) Was among those appointed to organize Berkeley Co.
    (4a,c) 1760, 4 Apr: Thomas SWEARIGNEN made his will. Left to wife Sarah SWEARINGEN one negro girl. Named daughters Drusills MORGAN, Sarah SWEARINGEN, Eleanor SWEARINGEN. Left plantation to son Thomas SWEARINGEN. Named sons Andrew, Van, Zachariah, Joseph, Benoni SWEARINGEN. Left lands near Scrabble to his sons, mostly to Thomas Jr. Left the ferry operation to son Benoni, along with the plantation on the MD side of the river. (4c) Executor, son Thomas SWEARINGEN. Wits. Van SWEAREHGEN, John CHAMPION, Rachel WIKINS.
    (4c) 1760, 3 Jun: Will proved, Frederick Co., VA.
    (4b) 1763, 6 Dec: Capt. Thomas SWEARINGEN of Frederick Co. has 222 acres in Frederick Co., part of grant to Richard POLSON, Josiah JONES and Joseph MOUNTS for 834 acres 3 Oct 1734. Said 222 acres was sold by POLSON to Thomas SWEARINGEN dec?d who devised by will to said Capt. Thomas SWEARINGEN his son, also 100 acres of said 834 acres was sold by POLSON to Peter LIKEN who devised by will to his son Jacob LIKEN who sold to John PEARCE and since purchased by said Thomas SWEARINGEN the younger. Resurveyed of Mr. Thomas RUTHERFORD shows 286 acres in said contiguous tracts & 38 acres adjacent. 324 acres to said Thomas SWEARINGEN on Potomack River near JONES?s Mill Run, adjacent Mr. Van SWEARINGEN, Thomas YORKE.
  • Change Date: 21 Mar 2011 at 01:00:00



    Father: Thomas Swearingen II b: 1688 in ,, Maryland
    Mother: Lydia Jane "Leady" Riley b: ABT 1691 in , Calvert Co., Maryland

    Marriage 1 Mary Morgan b: ABT 1712 in , Frederick Co., Virginia

      Marriage 2 Sarah
        Children
        1. Has Children Thomas Swearingen b: 14 Dec 1735 in , Prince George's Co., Maryland
        2. Has Children Drucilla Swearingen b: 2 Feb 1736/1737
        3. Has Children Van "Indian Van" Swearingen b: ABT 1743
        4. Has No Children Sarah "Sallie" Swearingen b: 29 Apr 1745 in , Prince George's Co., Maryland
        5. Has No Children Andrew Swearingen b: 17 Feb 1746/1747 in Shepardstown, Jefferson Co., Virginia [WV]
        6. Has No Children Eleanor Swearingen b: ABT 1749
        7. Has No Children Zachariah Swearingen b: ABT 1751
        8. Has Children Joseph Swearingen b: 10 Jul 1754 in , Frederick Co., Virginia
        9. Has Children Benoni Swearingen b: ABT 1756 in , Frederick Co., Virginia

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