Generation No. 4
15. John4 Swearingen (Thomas3 Vansweringen, Garrett2, David Janse1 Swieringh) was born 1698 in Somerset Co., Md., and died 1767 in Rock Creek, Montgomery Co., Md.. He married Mary Ray February 09, 1714/15 in St. Barnabas Church, Prince Geo. Co., Md., daughter of William Ray and FNU LNU. She was born 1698 in Maryland.
Notes for John Swearingen:
Date of Birth for John Swearingen is in doubt, as his date of marriage, recorded in Queen Anne Parish Records, (Present-day Prince George's County at Leland) shows February 9, 1715, making him 17 years old at date of marriage.
Prince George's County Deeds Book E, f. 615:
On May 3, 1718, John Swearingen purchased from Benjamin Hall, 138 acres of a tract named Rileys Neglect, which adjoined a tract called Darnalls Grove.
PG County Deeds Book J. f. 693: Sold 93 acres of Rileys Neglect in 1725, for 60 pounds. Wife Mary relinquished her dower right.
PG County Deeds Book T. f. 502: Sold 45 acres more or less of Rileys Neglect in 1727, for 30 pounds. Wife Mary relinquished her dower right.
The next year, John Swearingen moved his family to Frederick/Montgomery County, Maryland, as evidence by a Deed dated October 30, 1738, Prince Georges County Deed Book T, f. 688. He leased two tracts of land from The huge estate of John Bradford, comprised of 4892 Acres in 1728. Samuel Hyde, of London, leased to John Swearingen, two parcels. The first, for 126 acres was rented for 1 pound 5 shillings 2 pence, to be paid yearly at the plantation leased to John Smith, also a part of Bradfords Rest. John Swearingen was to plant 126 apple trees within seven years, have the orchard fenced and kept from destruction, keep all houses, fences and enlosures repaired. The lease was in effect during the natural life of John Swearingen himself, his wife Mary Swearingen, and during the natural life of Thomas Swearingen, son of John and Mary Swearingen.
The second lease was for an additional 115 acres of Bradfords Rest, for 1 pound 3 shillings and 115 apple trees within seven years. This lease was to be in effect during the natural life of John Swearingen, Jr., son of John and Mary Swearingen, and during the life of Ann Swearingen, daughter of John and Mary, and during the life of Kezia Swearingen, daughter of the same. This Deed found in Frederick County Deed Book F. f. 180. Following this lease was an assignment by John Swearingen to Thomas Swearingen for 1 pound 3 shillings, "as an alienation fee on the within mentioned land for the use of George Plater, Esquire."
Samuel Hyde of London, from whom John Swearingen obtained these leases, is said to be his mother's brother. Not independently verified.
In 1756 John Swearingen sold all of his crop of tobacco, corn, cattle, hoggs, horses, table chairs, chests, feather beds, furniture, saw, jointer, gun iron potts, casks, frying pan to his "beloved sons Thomas Swearingen and Aaron Prather (Note: son-in-law) FC Deeds F. f 179. Later he sold a negro, horses, cattle hoggs, household goods, working tools and bedding. FC Deeds L. f.41.
Marriage Notes for John Swearingen and Mary Ray:
Episcopal church records show that John Sweringen married Mary Ray on 9 Feb. 1715 t Queen Anne Parish, (present-day Leland in Prince George's County, Maryland.) Birth of four of his children were recorded there viz. Mary, Lydia, Thomas and John.
Children of John Swearingen and Mary Ray are:
+ 32 i. Thomas B.5 Swearingen, born September 23, 1728 in Montgomery County, Md.; died October 15, 1794 in Montgomery Co., Md..
33 ii. Martha Swearingen, born 1719 in Montgomery Co., Md.; died 1809. She married Dennis LNU.
+ 34 iii. Kezia Swearingen, born October 30, 1738 in Montgomery Co., Md..
35 iv. Mary Swearingen, born October 29, 1720 in Montgomery Co., Md.. She married Aaron Prather; born Unknown.
More About Mary Swearingen:
Christened: September 07, 1726, St. Barnabas, Prince Geroges, MD
+ 36 v. Samuel Swearingen, born 1732 in Bladensburg, Montgomery Co., Md.; died 1824 in Hanover Twp., Beaver Co., Pa..
37 vi. Catherine Swearingen, born 1734 in Montgomery Co., Md..
38 vii. John A. Swearingen, born August 06, 1735 in Montgomery Co., Md.; died October 07, 1807 in Stanley Co., North Carolina. He married (1) Eleanor Dennis Unknown; born Unknown. He married (2) Elizabeth Shankle Unknown; born Unknown.
39 viii. Anne Swearingen, born 1736 in Montgomery Co., Md.; died October 11, 1829 in Bath Co., Va.. She married Elisha Williams 1757; born Unknown.
40 ix. Van Swearingen, born October 01, 1746 in Montgomery Co., Md.; died October 14, 1829 in Bath Co., Md.. He married (1) Sarah Lockney Aft. 1777; born Unknown. He married (2) Martha Hundred Unknown; born Unknown. He married (3) Lucy Davis Unknown; born Unknown.
41 x. Elizabeth Swearingen, born 1717; died May 12, 1796 in Montgomery Co., Md.. She married Samuel Butt August 01, 1734 in Prince George Co., Md.; born Unknown.
42 xi. Lydia Swearingen, born September 07, 1726. She married Charles Davis; born Unknown.
More About Lydia Swearingen:
Christened: September 07, 1726, St. Barnabas, Prince Georges, MD
16. Thomas4 Swearingen (Thomas3 Vansweringen, Garrett2, David Janse1 Swieringh) was born 1687 in Somerset Co., Md., and died May 12, 1726 in Prince George Co., Md.. He married Lydia Jane Riley April 08, 1708 in Prince Geroge Co., Md., daughter of Hugh Riley. She was born Abt. 1690.
Notes for Thomas Swearingen:
Thomas Sweringen's will. April 12, 1726/May 12, 1726.
Marriage Notes for Thomas Swearingen and Lydia Riley:
Marriage deed of gift, November 17, 1716, High Riley of Prince Georges, planter, for love and affection, conveyed 'unto my Daughter, Leady Rily now the wife of Thomas Swaringen' 120 acres called "Rileys Gift' to the said Leady Riley and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten,' and if the said Thomas Swaringen should bury my Daughter Leady,' then his rights in the land for his lifetime only. Witnessed by Samuel Swearingon, Enoch Sprinks, Elizabeth Lee
Children of Thomas Swearingen and Lydia Riley are:
+ 43 i. Thomas5 Swearingen, born April 06, 1708 in Somerset Co., Md.; died April 04, 1760.
44 ii. Mary Swearingen, born August 11, 1710.
45 iii. Lurannah Swearingen, born October 15, 1713 in Prince George Co., Md.; died Bet. 1764 - 1810.
46 iv. Margaret Swearingen, born February 17, 1715/16.
47 v. Van Swearingen, born May 22, 1719 in Somerset Co., Md.; died April 20, 1788 in Berkeley Co., Va..
17. Van4 Swearingen (Thomas3 Vansweringen, Garrett2, David Janse1 Swieringh) was born 1694 in Saint Mary's Co., Md., and died 1801 in Washington Co., Md.. He married (1) Priscilla LNU. She was born Unknown. He married (2) Elizabeth Walker February 14, 1714/15 in St. Barnabas Church, St. Mary's Md., daughter of Charles Walker and Rebecca Isacks. She was born December 22, 1695 in Pr. Georges Co., MD, and died Aft. 1767.
Notes for Van Swearingen:
Known as "Maryland Van", he moved from Prince George's Co., Md. to what later became Washington Co., Md. He lived at Ringgold Manor, near Hagerstown, which he and two of his sons held under lease for 89 years, as he could not purchase the property outright beause of defective title. In 1733 he is listed in the Monocacy Hundred, Frederick Co., Md.; in 1737 he received land in Conococheague Manor, Washington Co., Md.
In 1714/15, he married Elizabeth Walker. In the French-Indian War Van Sr. and Van Jr. both served under Capt. James Baxter, Col. Nicholas Hyland, Frederick Co., Md. troops. (MD Hist. Mag., Vol 9 p.369)
More About Van Swearingen:
Military Serv.: Capt. in Continental Army
Child of Van Swearingen and Priscilla LNU is:
48 i. Peggy5 Swearingen, born Unknown.
Children of Van Swearingen and Elizabeth Walker are:
49 i. Elizabeth5 Swearingen, born July 14, 1715 in Prince George., Md.; died August 20, 1785. She married Jonathan Simmons June 20, 1734 in Maryland; born Unknown.
50 ii. Rebecca Swearingen, born December 22, 1716 in Prince George Co., Md.; died December 01, 1797 in Cumberland Co., Md.. She married Joseph Tomlinson October 21, 1738.
51 iii. Joseph Van Swearingen, born 1717 in Maryland; died 1794 in Abbeyville County, South Carolina. He married Hannah Williams.
52 iv. John Swearingen, born February 15, 1719/20 in Somerset County, Md.; died September 03, 1794 in Springhill, Fayette Co., Pa..
53 v. Sarah Swearingen, born November 20, 1722 in Prince George Co., Md.; died November 04, 1766. She married Van Swearingen; born May 22, 1719; died April 20, 1788 in Berkeley Co., Va..
54 vi. Van Swearingen, born 1723 in Somerset Co., Md.; died 1784. He married Margaret Stull in Frederick Co., Md..
+ 55 vii. Samuel Swearingen, born 1728; died in Frederick Co., Md..
56 viii. Ruth Swearingen, born 1730 in Prince George Co., Md.; died Abt. 1795. She married Daniel Cresap 1750 in Alleghany Co., Md.; born February 1728/29; died 1798 in Maryland.
57 ix. Mary Swearingen, born November 17, 1732 in Prince George County, Md.. She married FNU Phillips; born Unknown.
58 x. Charles Swearingen, born August 21, 1735 in Prince George Co., Md.; died 1796.
59 xi. Drisilla Swearingen, born 1738 in Prince George Co., Md.. She married Thomas Cresap; born Unknown.
60 xii. Thomas Swearingen, born 1743 in Prince George Co., Md.; died 1794 in McCoysville, Pa..
61 xiii. Priscilla Swearingen, born Abt. 1737 in Pr. Georges Co., MD..
18. Samuel4 Swearingen (Thomas3 Vansweringen, Garrett2, David Janse1 Swieringh) was born 1694 in Somerset Co., Md., and died July 1785 in Anson Co., North Carolina. He married Elizabeth Farmer February 14, 1714/15 in St. Barnabas Church, Prince George Co., Md..
Notes for Samuel Swearingen:
After Samuel's mother Jane, died they moved to Bertie County, NC. Between 1765 and 1766 they moved to Anson Co., NC at Great PeeDee River. He and his sons were identified as "Regulators".
Children of Samuel Swearingen and Elizabeth Farmer are:
62 i. Samuel5 Swearingen, born Unknown in Anson Co., North Carolina.
63 ii. Thomas Swearingen, born Unknown.
64 iii. Vann Swearingen, born Unknown.