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Generation No. 6

     65.  Eleanor6 Swearingen (Thomas B.5, John4, Thomas3 Vansweringen, Garrett2, David Janse1 Swieringh) was born Abt. 1753, and died Abt. 1818 in Hanover Twp., Beaver Co., Pa..  She married James Ferrell Bef. 1776 in Probably Frederick Co., Md., son of James Ferrell and Elizabeth LNU.  He was born Bet. 1750 - 1760, and died 1813 in Hanover Twp., Beaver Co., Pa..

Notes for Eleanor Swearingen:
Abstract of Will of Thomas Swearingen, Montgomery Co., July 31, 1794/October 15, 1794:  Lots in Georgetown to be sold.  Sons Elemelick (sole executor), John, Daniel, Samuel, William, (land on Bennett Creek, Frederick Co., called 'Trouble Enough'), Van Hezekiah, Josiah (last three under age); daughters Eleanor, wife of James Ferrell, Mary Wilcoxson, wife of George Wilcoxson, Ruth wife of Charles Burriss (five shillings to each of these three daughters), Elizabeth, wife of John Wilcoxson; "my wife Mary Swearingen."  Witnessed by Charles Beckwith, Michael Letton, Richard Allison.
Will Book C., page 147, Rockville, Montgomery Co., Md.

Eleanor Swearingen is found in the Census for Montgomery County, Maryland 1790, page 86, line 65 as follows:
l free white male including head of family, 16 and upwards
1 male under 16
3 free white females including head of family
3 slaves.

It is probable that this is the same Eleanor Swearingen, as in 1790 there were serious Indian depredations in Hanover Twp., (later Beaver County).  In several instances the population, frightened by fighting with the Indians pick up their household goods and moved southward into safer territory in Virginia and Maryland.  The listing in Montgomery County is near that for Thomas Swearingen, leading to the conclusion that James and his family were among those who removed to Mayland until safer times.

"Widow Ferel" or "Firrel Widow" was taxed in Hanover Twp., Beaver County, Pennsylvania in 1816, 1817, 1818 (Tax List pg. 24).  William is taxed beginning in 1814 through 1833.

Deed Book Vol. 6 Page, 424, records amicable division of James Ferrell's land according to his Will, signed by William, James and Obediah Ferrell dated February 3rd, 1823.  Conclusion is that Eleanor Ferrell died 1818.  See Notes for Obediah Ferrell

Notes for James Ferrell:
All Ferrell entries are unified under the "Ferrell" spelling.  There are many variations, even within the same document.

James Ferrell (Fearell, Farrall) is listed in Montgomery County Maryland, Revolutionary Patriots Listings, Family Tree Maker, CD 233, Broderbund, page 111, saying he took the Oath of Allegiance (made his X mark) before the Hon. Edward Burgess on Feb. 28, 1778 (Ref. T-3:60 which is Margaret Hodges' Unpublished Revolutionary Records of Maryland)), which listed the name as "Janus Ferrell".  James Ferrell was a private, 2nd Co., Lower Bn., Militia, Sept. 1777. (Ref: M-198, T-5:45)  James Ferrell lived in Rock Creek Hd. (one taxable) in 1777. (Ref: R-31:16)  John Ferrell is also listed, as is Henry Ferrell.  This is the same day, place and Judicial officer as gave the Oath of Allegiance to Thomas Swearingen, Father of Eleanor Swearingen, and Samuel Swearingen, all of Rock Creek Hundred.

From:  Pennsylvania Land Patent List for North Strabane Twp. made in 1924 by James Woodward, Pa. Dept of Internal Affairs.  Map 29 -10-1.  (Washington County)

Farrel, James
"Farrelton"
350 1/4 acres 140 perches & Allowances
Surveyed 27 Feb 1786 in pursuance of a Virginia Certificate
Patented 18 Sept 1788 to James Farrell on Warrant
to accept dated 12 Sept 1788
P12-394

There is a Farrelton (town) in present-day Somerset County, 11 miles northwest of Sumerset where Hwy 601 intersects Hwy 30.  The outline of The History of Somerset County, Pa., shows that this town of Farrelton was founded in 1909 by one Forrest L. Farrel, not to be mistaken for the James Farrell who patented land, above.

James Ferrell appears on Hanover Twp., Beaver County, List of Taxables, 1802
New Beaver County, Pa., tax lists - 1805 New Hanover Twp:
Farrel, James, 210 acres, 2 horses,  3 cows
Farrel, Obediah, singleman, farmer
Hanover Twp. 1805 through 1815 James Farrel Appears on Taxes Pd. List, Hanover Twp.
James Ferril Heirs appears on Taxes Paid, Hanover Twp. 1814, 1815, 1818.
Widow Ferel or Firrel Widow appears 1816, 1817, 1818
Ferril, James Heirs, 172 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows (for 1814, 1815, 1818)

Book A, Pg. 87, Beaver County Register of Wills, Court House, Beaver, Pa., 15009

I James Farrel, of Beaver County and Commonweath of Pennsylvania in a weak state of health but of sound mind memory and understanding thanks be to God for the same doth make this my last Will and Testament....I leave to my wife Elenor Ferrel moveable and household furniture and also my Plantation that I now possess during her life time  Next the said Eleanor Death I leave one hundred acres of said land to my Son William Farril at the Home place and at the decease of his mother the said William is to get a Team of Horses and farming utensils sufficient to work the land he gets and the said William is to purchace one saddle for my daughter Caty Ferrel.  Next I leave fifty acres of land to my son James Ferrel where Charles Blackmore now lives and remainder to my son Obediah joining the said fifty acres on the North east corner of said Plantation and next I leave to my nephew George Farrel one horse and saddle and he is to be free at my decease and if he stays with the family he is to be learned to read and write Provided he stays till he is of age.  And Nancy Patton my niece if she stays with my wife the said Eleanor till she is of age she is to be decently cloathed and learned to read.  I next leave one cow to my Daughter Nancy Hays at my wifes decease.  I also leave to my daughter Caty any bead and beading at my wifes decease and the said Caty is to have her living on the place while she remains Single
and my niece Lenny Patterson is to have one Bead and beding at my wifes decease and my son Thomas Ferril, John Ferrel, Daniel Farrel and Samuel Farrel is each to have one dollar and my Daughters Mary Colvin, Ruth Patton and Eleanor Thomson is each to have one Dollar and the remainder of the propperty is to be equally divided betwixt my Daughters Betsy Parks, Rebecah Blackmore, Nancy Hays, and Caty Ferrel at my wifes decease.  I here by empower my wife Eleanor Ferrel Executor with the assistance of my two sons Obediah Ferrel and William same (?) and for this my Last last Will and Testament given from under my hand and seal this fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and thirteen.

Witness Present Andrew Sweeney, Henry Wilson, William Wilson.

From Docket of Orphans' Court,. Beaver County, March 1815 Session #6:  James FERREE, deceased, Eleanor, Obediah and William FERREE, executors.  Admin records for the Estate of James Ferrell have not been found (except the settlement of land among William, James and Obediah Ferrell as contained in Deed).

Note:  Niece "Lenny" Patterson in James' Will.  There is one Verlinda Patterson who married Henry Dawson.  She was born 1805.  "Lenny" may be daughter of James' unmarried (in 1777) sister, Verlinda Ferrell.  See Will and descendants of James of Montgomery Co., Md.  See notes for Verlinda Ferrell, one of his daughters.

James Farrell signed a petition for a new state, to be organized from Fayette, Washington and Greene Counties Pennsylvania, and Ohio and Monongalia Counties, Virginia  The document, undated, is located in the Library of Congress, Papers of the Continental Congress No. 48, Folios 251-6, pages 89-96.  His brother-in-law Daniel Swearingen signed as well.

James Ferrel, Sr. also was signatory to a petition to reform its township divisions to better accomodate their needs.  Found in Road Docket No. I, No. 181, January Sessions, 1811. (Joseph Bausman's History of Beaver County, 1904, page 873/874).

A physical search of Hanover Twp., using Deed showing agreement between James, William and Obediah Ferrell concerning the division of their father's land according to his Will, dated 1823, and later deeds (K104 dated Oct. 17, 1831) showing sales of same land to Basil Swearingen, and a 1876 map of Hanover Twp. showing Basil Swearingen's land, along with a topographical map of the area, located James Ferrell's land on the North branch of  Kings Creek, also known as Indian Creek, about  four miles east of the present-day border with West Virginia and one mile south of Raccoon Creek State Park boundary.  There are presently (yr. 2000) no buildings on the property.
Children of Eleanor Swearingen and James Ferrell are:
     94     i.     Obediah7 Ferrell, born Abt. 1779 in Probably Maryland; died December 23, 1844 in Ashland, Ohio.  He married Sarah Lance Bef. 1806 in Probably Beaver Co., Pa.; born Abt. 1779; died 1847 in Ashland, Ohio.

Notes for Obediah Ferrell:
Obediah Ferrell appears in New Hanover Twp., Beaver Co., Pa., 1805 list of taxables as single man, farmer, no acreage.  Obiediah Ferril appears in Hanover Twp, Beaver Co., Pa., 1815 list of taxables with 50 acres, l horse, l cow.  In Taxables list for Hanover Twp., Beaver county for 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815.

Obediah Ferrell has been found in the 1820 Census, Milton Twp., Richland County, Ohio.  M-33, Roll No. 92, pg. 170B

5 males under 10 years
1 male 10 and under 15
1 male 26 and under 45
1 female under 10
1 female 26 and under 45


  His father-in-law, Peter Lance is to be found in the Richland County Census, Milton Twp. and one brother-in-law, Jacob Lance is found in the Milton Twp. Census.  One John Ferrell, believed to be, but not proved, is possibly Obediah's brother, also in Milton Twp. Census for 1820.

Obediah Ferrell appears in the 1830 U.S. Census for Milton Twp. Richland Co. pg. 123. Microfilm No. 0337950 as follows:  Males 1-5, one; males 5-10, two; males 10-15, two; males 15-20, two; males 20-30, one and males 40-50, one.  Females 5-10 two; females 10-15 one; females 40-50 one.

Following is a Deed, filed in Hanover Twp., Beaver County, Pa., Vol. 6 page 424/425, dated February 3rd, 1823, recording a Division of lands amongst James Ferrell, Obediah Ferrell and William Ferrell, in accordance with the Will of their Father, James Ferrell Senior.

To all to whom these presents may concern Know ye that where as our Father James Ferrel of Hanover Township Beaver County in the State of Pennsylvania bequeathed to us the undersigned his real estate consisting of two hundred and ten acres of land with a surplush of some odd perches and allowance of six per cent to be divided in the following manner to wit.  One hundred acres to be laid off in a suitable form including his mansion house for his son William fifty acres on the North West quarter of the tract where Charles Blackmore then lived for his son James and the residue lying on the North East quarter for his son Obediah.  In pursuance of the said Will we the undersigned the said sons of the said James Ferrel deceased amicable by Verbal agreement soon after the decease of our said Father made division of the said tract designated by the following courses and distances  the line which should designate and separate our respective portions of said land Beginning at a Chestnut on William Wilsons line thence South sixty one and three fourth degrees West one hundred and eighty four perches to a bush on that side of the tract which joined Samuel McKendley dec'd. all the land South of this line to be the property of William Ferrel.  James Ferrels part to begin at the said bush thence North Sixty one and three fourth degrees East Sixty four perches to a post thence North twenty four and an half West one hundred and fifty one perches to a white oak on Samuel Conleys (now Hugh Morrisons) line all lands west of this last line within our Fathers Deed to belong to James Ferrel and the whole of the residue East of said line round to the beginning chestnut to be henceforth the property of Obediah Ferrel and now for the purpose of securing to each of the undersigned their respective purparts and to enable them and each of them respectively to occupy sell or dispose of their respective claims as herein specified we do by these presents mutually ratify the said agreement in this solemn manner.   In testimony whereof we have interchangeably set our hands and seals the twenty eighth day of January Anno Do. eighteen hundred and twenty three.

The above Diagram is a representation of the old tract and the intermediate black lines show the manner in which it is divided (all strict measure)   There follows a diagram of said division.
signed James (x) Ferrell /seal/ Obediah Ferrel /seal/ Wm. Ferrel /seal/
Signed and sealed in the presence John H. Redick, Thos. Wilcoxon.
Beaver County I do hereby certify that James Ferrel Obediah Ferrel and William Ferrel signed sealed and acknowledged this writing before me an in my presence desired the same might be recorded.  Jan 28th, 1823.  John H. Redick a Judge /seal/

By the above date Obediah Ferrell had removed to Ashland Co., Ohio where the records indicate he lived after 1815.  His home in Ohio has been located (from Ashland county Ohio, Mifflin and Milton Townships, by the Ashland County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, Co-Edited by Rita Bone Kopp and Thomas Sloan, pub. 1994, pg. 119).  It was at Range 17E, twp. 24, Sec. 2, SE 1/4 W1/2 (83 acres).  This page lists a Quitclaim deed signed by the heirs of Obediah Ferrell, transferring said property to his son, Obediah for the sum of $1672,  dated Feb. 27, 1851, recorded May 4, 1858.

Obediah Ferrell's will appears in Administration Records Vol. 5, Pages 28-30, Richland Co., Ohio

In the Matter of this Last Will and Testament of Obediah Ferrell Dec'd.

The Last will and testament of Obediah Ferrell was this day brought into Court and proved by the oaths of Joseph and Samuel Pollock (indecipherable)

I Obediah Ferrell senior of Milton Township, Richland County, Ohio In considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs do make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner and form following, Principally and first of all, I commend my immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent, Christian Godly (?) manner and as to such worldly estate and property wherewith it has pleased God to gift me with in this life I give and dispose of in the following manner. (?) I give to my affectionate wife Sally as long as she lives as my widow and  the whole of my property both real and personal and to be under her control and disposal and she is authorized to give when she thinks proper to my sons Jackson, Washington and Lanson a horse a piece of his own selection to place them on an equality with sons James, Peter, Obediah, William and John that has received a horse each.  And Sally my daughter is to receive as much as her sisters Betsey and Polly or what her mother thinks proper while she lives and continues my widow and I hereby nominate Obediah and John, my said sons to assist my said wife Sally in the management of the affairs of this place in my said wifes lifetime, and at her death or when she ceases to be my widow they are authorized to take the management and settlement of the Estate and to divide it or the proceeds thereof equally and justly amongst all of my children in Witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of December One thousand eight hundred and forty four

                                                            Obediah Ferrell (x) his mark

Joseph Pollock
James Pollock

M Joseph Pollock and James Pollock witnesses to this last will and testment of Obediah Ferrell late of the County of Richmond and State of Ohio being duly Sworn in this Court depose and say that we saw said Ferrell sign said will and that in signing it does identify as his signment and in his presence and that said Ferrell was of full age and sound mind and memory and under no restraint.

Subscribed in the presence of me.  April 12, 1845 (indecipherable) E.L.Clerk

According to the History of Ashland Co.,  G.W. Hill, M.D., pub. 1880, the first organized congregation of a religious society was within the present limits of Montgomery township, composed largely of the residents of Milton Twp.   This listing was under 'Presbyterian'.   It was organized by the settlers of 1815-1816 who were descendants of the Scotch-Irish, mostly from western Pennsylvania.  Among the first 43 members was Obediah Ferrell.  In 1819 a hewn log church, 35x30 feet, was erected 1 1/2 miles west of Uniontown, now Ashland, on what is now the Olivesburg Road. " They had two excellent singers, who were chosen to conduct the music.  They were stationed near the pulpit, on  a platform, where they read two lines of a psalm or hymn, and sang, and the congregation joining as the leaders proceeded to read and sing."  These services -reading and singing, and preaching - began about ten o'clock in the forenoon, and continued until about twelve o'clock, when there was a  recess, after which the services were renewed for one or two hours....  It was not uncommon at that period, for members and others to ride or walk three or four miles, along the forest paths, to attend day and evening meetings."

Notes for Sarah Lance:
For further research:  Sarah came from Independence Twp., Beaver County, Pa.  Independence Twp. is east of Hanover Twp., the home of the Ferrells in Beaver County.  There are still (year 2000) numerous families by that name in the Twp.  There is a road called Lance Ridge running through (East and West) Raccoon Creek State Park.  The 1876 Atlas of that Twp. shows 15 plats owned by members of the Lance family.  Before the time of their move to Beaver County this family probably lived in Lancaster Co., Pa..  Name also spelled Lantz.

Following is a true copy of a deed, transferring title to property in Richland County by Eleanor Lance, mother of Sarah Lance Ferrell, and relict of Peter Lance, Sarah's father, to Sarah Lance Ferrell and other siblings, heirs of Peter Lance.

Richland County Ohio Deed Book, Vol. 20 pg. 98.  Deed Date 1833, Recorded 1838 NE qr, Sec 13, Tp 24, Rg 17, Acres 80

Eleanor Lance, widow and relict of Peter Lance, dec.d Deed to Jacob Lance, Obediah Ferrell & others.  Rec'd. Nov. 26, 1838 and recorded Dec. 11, 1838.

This indenture, made this ninth day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, between Eleanor Lance, widow & relict of Peter Lance late of Milton Township, Richland County in the State of Ohio of the one part, and Jacob Lance, Obediah Ferrell & Samuel Lance all of Richland County in the State of Ohio, witnesseth, that I, the said Eleanor Lance for and in consideration of the sum of One hundred Dollars to me in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby remiss, release and forever quit-claim unto the said Jacob Lance, Obediah Ferrell and Samuel Lance and their heirs and assigns all my right, title, claim and interest which I now have or may hold as the widow & relict of said Peter Lance dec'd. in and to the lands & real estate left by the said Peter, which right of dower that I claim in said real estate is hereby conveyed & quit-claimed to the above named persons in the following tract or parcel of land, bounded and distinguished as follows:  A certain lot of land containing about eighty acres, more or less, of that parcel of land granted by Congress for the use of schools, in the Virginia Military District of the town of Mansfield, more particularly described by being the South half of the North east quarter of section number thirteen township number twenty four in range number seventeen in Richland County in the State of Ohio, for the term of ninety nine years and renewable by paying the tax on said lot being six percent on the valuation at two dollars per acre.  I the said Eleanor forever hereby remiss, release and quit-claim unto the above mentioned persons all my claim and interest therein to them and their heirs which I now hold or can hold in said tract of such as widow and relict of the said Peter Lance, dec'd.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of April, 1833.  Signed Eleanor Lance (x) her mark.

Witnesses present - J. Foulk /?/  Conrad Adams  

See Notes under James Andrew Ferrell, Sarah's son, for additional information and disposition of this property.

     95     ii.     James Ferrell, born Unknown.

Notes for James Ferrell:
James Ferrel appears in Census, Beaver Falls Pa., Carnegie Free Library, Tax Records, Box 9 Hanover Twp., Beaver Co., Pa.

Pg. 11 -  l horse $20.00 2 cows, $18.00. 1816 (Ferel)
Pg. 9  - 140 acres land $210.00, 1 horse $30.00, 2 cows $22.00. 1821 (Ferrel)
Pg. 10 - 140 acres $210.00, l horse $15.00. 1823 (Ferrel)



     96     iii.     William Ferrell, born Unknown.

Notes for William Ferrell:
Possible marriage to Amassa Lance who moved with one William Ferrell to West Virginia, 1830's.  
William was the last Ferrell to sell his land, acquired from his father in accordance with James' will.  In 1832 William sold his land to his cousin, Bazil Swearingen, and left the area.  It is notable that in the year 1832 there occurred the greatest and most distructive flood of the Beaver and Ohio Rivers until at least 1900. The Ferrell land, situated on the banks of Kings Creek, as a tributary of the Ohio, probably was well under water.  Here is a report of the flood from the Beaver "Argus" of February 20th, 1832.

"Such a scene has never before occurred in our neighborhood, as that produced by the rise of the Ohio river and Big Beaver creek, on Friday and Saturday last.   The water at the junction of those streams was seven or eight feet higher than was ever known before.  Bridgewater, Sharon and Fallston were all inundated, as well as the buildings up and down the river.  In some of the houses the water was up in the second story, and most of them near the ceiling in the first.  A great many light buildings were carried away, together with hay and grain, stack and fences. The loss in the range where the water flowed is incalculable.

Among the sufferers in this vicinity, Stephen Stone, Esq., is the greatest.  He estimated his loss at near ten thousand dollars.  His old dwelling house and stable were carried away; and a large new brick house, lately finished, and which cost about $4,000, is so much injured that it is believed it will fall - a brick kitchen attached to it was torn away....."

See History of Beaver County, Rev. Joseph H. Bausman, A.M., Knickerbocker Press, New York, 1904. Vol I, pg 9.

     97     iv.     Thomas Ferrell, born Unknown.
     98     v.     John Ferrell, born Unknown.

Notes for John Ferrell:
This may be the John Ferrell in Ross County, Ohio, identified from a Swearingen compilation by Lola T. Van Swearingen, 500 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park, FL.,  Anna Pub. Co., ca 1978. (title unknown) under Fourth Branch, pp. 367-368, "On July 5th, 1778 he (Daniel Swearingen) married Rebecca Dawson, who was born December 11, 1758.  He and his brother John married sisters.  Old records in the courthouse at Beaver, PA, show that in January 1808 Daniel Swearingen of Brook Co., VA sued Joseph Jenkins of Beaver Co., PA for 25 pounds, l shilling and 9 pence, the amount of a note given by Jenkins to Swearingen for whiskey sold to Jenkins.  In the testimony it shows that one John Fanel or Jerrell of Ross Co., Ohio was the son of Daniel's sister.  Daniel's father, Thomas, named his son-in-law, James Ferrell, in his will."

     99     vi.     Daniel Ferrell, born Unknown.

Notes for Daniel Ferrell:
Possibly married Eliza Connit, daughter of James and Jane (Powell) Connit of East Finley twp.  To be verified - Pitt library.

     100     vii.     Samuel Ferrell, born Unknown.
     101     viii.     Caty Ferrell, born Unknown.
     102     ix.     Nancy Ferrell, born Unknown.  She married FNU Hays; born Unknown.
     103     x.     Mary Ferrell, born Unknown; died Abt. 1817 in Athens Co., Ohio.  She married Jacob Colvin Abt. 1799 in Beaver Co., Pa.; born Abt. 1762 in Frederick Co., Maryland; died October 10, 1853 in Cortner, Athens/ Vinton Co., Ohio.

Notes for Mary Ferrell:
Mary Ferrell was the second wife of Jacob Colvin, whose first wife was Mary's cousin, Mary Swearingen, daughter of Samuel Swearingen, (Eleanor Swearingen Ferrell's uncle.)  The story of Mary Swearingen Colvin's death is recorded here to clarify the history. Since both Jacob Colvin's wives were Mary there is some confusion.  Mary Swearingen Colvin's murder was alleged to be the last death of a white person at the hands of Indians in Pennsylvania.

In March, 1790 Jacob Colvin and his wife, Mary Swearingen, parents of three children, were building their home in a woods about a mile from Mary Swearingen's father's home (Samuel Swearingen) in Hanover Twp., Beaver County, Pa., not far from Mary Ferrell's father (James Ferrell).   They left the two older children in the care of father Samuel's household, but Mary had her infant (sex unknown) with her as the child  was still nursing.  In the woods they were attacked by Indians.  Mary and her infant were killed, but Jacob escaped.  Between the time of death for Mary Swearingen Colvin (1790) and his marriage to Mary Ferrell (about 1799), Jacob joined Samuel Brady's army, dedicated to ridding the area of Indians.  While thus engaged he received a serious wound, from which he suffered for the rest of his life.  He also was in the service of one Capt. Ramsey.  Note:  Samuel Brady's wife ws Drusilla Van Swearingen.

Mary Ferrell Colvin is not enumerated in Ohio census records for 1820.  It is assumed that she died between 1813, when her father James wrote his will, naming her Mary
Colvin, and 1820 when the Census was taken.

Notes for Jacob Colvin:
From a letter by Marilyn Solari of Sonora California, dated July 31, 2000, Colvin family researcher.

"On 28 October, 1850, Jacob Colvin of Vinton Co., OH applied for a bounty land warrant based on his service as a private soldier in the company commanded by Capt. Samuel Brady of Indian Spies which was unattached to any regiment or battalion of which he was aware.  He said he enlisted in the company near Steubenvsvillle, OH in March of either 1793 or 1794 for the term of 1 year and was "employed principally along the Ohio River from the Mouth of the Muskingum River to George Town in the State of Pennsylvania."  That he had been in service for 3 months when on Kings Creek about 19 miles from Washington, PA, he was shot by two Indians and "badly wounded in the body so as to disable him from service and to render him a cripple and an invalid through life.  That he remained unable to perform military duty and was under treatment of the Surgeon of said Company (Dr. White) for at least six months."  As soon as his term had expired, he went to Kentucky but before he went, his Capt., Samuel Brady, died, so that he never received a written discharge.  He stated he was also a private in Capt. Ramsey's company, drafted at or near Washington, PA. about 1792 or 1793 for 3 months which he served, part of the time at the Station at Minkes Bottom in Virginia and the rest at Well Mills or Cross Creek (in PA.)  He knew of no living persons who could witness to his service." Florence's note:  Samuel Brady was married to another Swearingen, Drusilla Van Swearingen, daughter of Van Swearingen and Priscilla /?/ who died in Washington County, PA., in 1801.

More About Jacob Colvin:
Date born 2: Abt. 1762

     104     xi.     Ruth Ferrell, born Unknown.  She married Michael Patton July 18, 1799 in Belmont/Jefferson County, Ohio; born Unknown.

Marriage Notes for Ruth Ferrell and Michael Patton:
Familytreemaker CD 450, County and Family Histories: Disk I Belmont, Jefferson Counties, Chapter XXII,  pg. 426.  July 18, 1799, Michael Patton to Ruth Ferrel, by John Moodey, J.P.  For further research.

     105     xii.     Eleanor Ferrell, born Unknown.  She married FNU Thomson; born Unknown.
     106     xiii.     Betsy Ferrell, born Unknown.  She married FNU Parks; born Unknown.

Notes for Betsy Ferrell:
There is a possibility that this "Betsy" Ferrell Parks, is married to a brother-in-law of Sarah Lance Ferrell, wife to Betsy's brother Obediah Ferrell.  See the land transaction under "Notes", for Sarah Lance Ferrell.  Note that one of the signers of the Quit-claim deed to Obediah's son James is Elizabeth Parks.

     107     xiv.     Rebecah Ferrell, born Abt. 1786 in Beaver Co., Pennsylvania; died Abt. 1861 in Marion Twp., Fayette Co., Ohio.  She married Charles Blackmore Abt. 1805 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania; born May 12, 1784 in Beaver Co., Pennsylvania; died July 1865 in Marion Twp., Fayette Co., Ohio.

Notes for Rebecah Ferrell:
DOB deduced from Census of 1850, Fayette Co. OH, Marion Twp., pg. 55 shows her 64 years of age.

Notes for Charles Blackmore:
For further research:  James Ferrell's Will refers to one Charles Blackmore who is living on a portion of property belonging to James.  One Blackmore is taxed for a distillery in Beaver County tax list.

1850 Census of Fayette Co., Ohio, Marion Twp. page 55, house/family shows
Blackamore, Charles 66 M (bornPA)
Rebecca 64 F (PA)
Violet 38 F (PA)
Sarah 29 F (PA)

1840 Census of Fayette Co., OH, (was Union Co), page 13
Males: 1 btwn 10-15
1 btwn 15-20
1 btwn 20-30
1 btwn 50-60
Females: 1 btwn 10-15
1 btwn 15-16
2 btwn 20-30
1 btwn 50-60

In 1830 Census in Fayette (Wayne Twp.), and 1820 Census in Fayette (Union Twp.)

History of Fayette County, Marion Twp. Article about Nathaniel Blackmore, oldest son of Charles Blackmore and Rebecca Ferrell, states he was born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and came to Fayette County with his parents and has lived here since.   pg. 895 says; "The senior Blackmore was a farmer by occupation, and died in July, 1865.  ...The family removed here in 1820, landing at Washington, in the month of April.  His wife preceeded him to the grave, in about 1861.


     77.  Mary6 Swearingen (Samuel5, John4, Thomas3 Vansweringen, Garrett2, David Janse1 Swieringh) was born Unknown in Probably Montgomery Co., Md., and died March 1790 in Hanover Twp., Beaver Co., Pa..  She married Jacob Colvin.  He was born Abt. 1762 in Frederick Co., Maryland, and died October 10, 1853 in Cortner, Athens/ Vinton Co., Ohio.

Notes for Mary Swearingen:
Was last known victim of tomahawk death by Indians in Beaver County.  She was killed, along with her babe-in-arms while returning home from a visit to her father's home through the woods. 1790. Here is a letter from Marilyn Solari, Colvin researcher of Sonoma, California, dated July 31, 2000 in regards the incident.

"  Jacob's first wife was Mary Swearingen.  Regarding the story of her "murder" by Indians in March 1790, it has generally been assumed by everyone I've worked with on this line that the infant killed with Mary was their only child.  Not so!  They had at least one, and I think two sons, older than this child, and I believe the only reason Mary had that baby with her while she and Jacob went to their land to work on  building a house was because the baby was on the breast!  One of these older children was Samuel Colvin.  From Census records he was born between 1780 and 1790....He married 5 April, 1814 in Fairfield Co., OH to Rachel Miller.  Samuel died in 1835 in Elk Twp., Athens, Co., OH."  

See Notes for Samuel Colvin for continuation of his story.

Continuing letter..."I believe that another son of Jacob's by wife #1 was George Colvin who married 2 November, 1813 in Fairfield Co., OH to Mary Rice....George Colvin was dead by 1817 when his wife married second Archibald Darnell.  There were apparently no children - or none who survived - by George's marriage.

"you are correct that Samuel Swearingen, father of Mary who married Jacob Colvin, resided in Beaver County., PA, Hanover Twp.... He called his farm "The Home Place: and it was there that Jacob and Mary were living temporarily while they built a house of their own about two miles away, and probably on Samuel Swearingen's property rather than land of their own.  It was while coming back from working on the house that Jacob and Mary and their infant were attacked by Indians.  Its my conviction that their two older children, George and Samuel, were left at home with their Swearingen grandparents,

Notes for Jacob Colvin:
From a letter by Marilyn Solari of Sonora California, dated July 31, 2000, Colvin family researcher.

"On 28 October, 1850, Jacob Colvin of Vinton Co., OH applied for a bounty land warrant based on his service as a private soldier in the company commanded by Capt. Samuel Brady of Indian Spies which was unattached to any regiment or battalion of which he was aware.  He said he enlisted in the company near Steubenvsvillle, OH in March of either 1793 or 1794 for the term of 1 year and was "employed principally along the Ohio River from the Mouth of the Muskingum River to George Town in the State of Pennsylvania."  That he had been in service for 3 months when on Kings Creek about 19 miles from Washington, PA, he was shot by two Indians and "badly wounded in the body so as to disable him from service and to render him a cripple and an invalid through life.  That he remained unable to perform military duty and was under treatment of the Surgeon of said Company (Dr. White) for at least six months."  As soon as his term had expired, he went to Kentucky but before he went, his Capt., Samuel Brady, died, so that he never received a written discharge.  He stated he was also a private in Capt. Ramsey's company, drafted at or near Washington, PA. about 1792 or 1793 for 3 months which he served, part of the time at the Station at Minkes Bottom in Virginia and the rest at Well Mills or Cross Creek (in PA.)  He knew of no living persons who could witness to his service." Florence's note:  Samuel Brady was married to another Swearingen, Drusilla Van Swearingen, daughter of Van Swearingen and Priscilla /?/ who died in Washington County, PA., in 1801.

More About Jacob Colvin:
Date born 2: Abt. 1762
Children of Mary Swearingen and Jacob Colvin are:
     108     i.     Samuel7 Colvin, born Bet. 1780 - 1790 in Hanover Twp., Beeaver Co., PA; died 1835 in Elk Twp., Athens Co., OH.  He married Rachel Miller April 05, 1814 in Fairfield Co., OH.

Notes for Samuel Colvin:
From a letter by Marilyn Solari, dated July 31, 2000.  " Because he had no children of his own, and because he died intestate, his property by law went to his siblings of the whole blood.  But having none of those surviving, the next in line by Ohio law were his siblings by the half blood, and those siblings who are known children of Jacob Colvin by his 2nd wife are named in Samuel's Athens., OH probate papers."  

Athens Co., Ohio Probate Records.  On 29 Dec 1835 at "McArthur Town," a request was made to the judges of the Common Pleas Court of Athens Cp., to appoint an administrator on the estate of Samuel Colvin deceased, "late of Athens C. & Elk Twp."  This request was signed by:

Jacob Colvin (his mark) Sr.
Lewis Colvin
Stephen Martin
James Colvin
William Colvin
Simon Reed
Jacob Colvin (his mark) Junr.

Ira Thorpe, possibly widower of Rachel Colvin did not sign, but is mentioned on both credit and debit pages of the estate accounts.   On the credit page is Ezra Thorpe, who also may have been the husband of Rachel Colvin.  In the 1840 census Ezra Thorpe was living in Athens County next door to Jacob Colvin, Junr.  Hiram Hulbert was the administrator of Samuel's estate.

On the credit page of Samuel Colvin's estate accounts are Lewis Colvin, Jacob Colvin, Sr., Rahel Colvin (always designated as "widow"), Jacob Colvin, Junr., and James Colvin.

On 28 Mar, 1837, William Colvin and wife Mary sold an undivided 1/7th part of land in Elk Twp., Athens Co., (except such part as is due to Rachel Colvin as her right of dower) to which William had a right by an "absolute state of inheritance" to P.&S.H. Brown.  (Deed Bk 8:172-173).  On the same date in a separate deed (Bk 8:173), Samuel Colvin's heirs sold their 1/7th rights to P.&S.H. Brown (except land due to Rachel Colvin widow of Samuel Colvin), these heirs named as Stephen Martin and Polly his wife; Lewis Colvin and Delia his wife; James Colvin and Maranda his wife; and Jacob Colvin Jr. and Hannah his wife.  Missing from these records is Elizabeth Colvin, married to Simon Reed.  It is possible that there is yet another document which records her inheritance, as Elizabeth was living in 1835, a resident in 1840, in Jackson Co., Ohio Census.

On 12 March, 1838, William Colvin as agent for Rachel Colvin "widow of Samuel Colvin" signed a receipt for #113.96 settlement made by Hiram Hulbert, Admim. of the Estate of Samuel Colvin, to Rachel Colvin as payment in full of a final settlement of all claims owing and due by the administrator of the estate.  The credit page of estate accounts shows that she had been paid various other amounts, as well.

     109     ii.     George Colvin, born Bef. 1790 in Hanover Twp., Beaver Co., PA.; died Bef. 1817 in Fairfield Co., Ohio.  He married Mary Rice November 02, 1813 in Fairfield Co., OH.


     78.  William6 Swearingen (Samuel5, John4, Thomas3 Vansweringen, Garrett2, David Janse1 Swieringh) was born October 30, 1766.  He married Elizabeth Dawson.  She was born February 28, 1762.
Children of William Swearingen and Elizabeth Dawson are:
     110     i.     William7 Swearingen, born Unknown.
     111     ii.     Nellie Swearingen, born Unknown.  She married John Gilchrist; born Unknown.
     112     iii.     Pollie Swearingen, born Unknown.  She married Charles McLaughlin; born Unknown.
     113     iv.     Bettie Swearingen, born Unknown.
     114     v.     Katie Swearingen, born Unknown.  She married John Bryson; born Unknown.
     115     vi.     George Swearingen, born November 12, 1795 in Fayette Co., PA.
     116     vii.     Samuel Swearingen, born November 26, 1796.  He married (1) Jane S. Stephens; born Unknown.  He married (2) Bertha Keller; born Unknown.


     79.  John V.6 Swearingen (Samuel5, John4, Thomas3 Vansweringen, Garrett2, David Janse1 Swieringh) was born January 07, 1772 in Washington, D.C..  He married Martha Chapman.  She was born May 1779.
Children of John Swearingen and Martha Chapman are:
     117     i.     Catherine7 Swearingen, born Unknown in Beaver Co., PA.  She married Thomas Woods; born Unknown.
     118     ii.     Mary Pollie Swearingen, born Unknown in Beaver Co., PA.  She married John Minesinger; born Unknown.
     119     iii.     Jane Swearingen, born Unknown in Beaver Co., PA.
     120     iv.     Samuel V. Swearingen, born Unknown in Beaver Co., PA.
     121     v.     Lena Linnie Swearingen, born Unknown in Beaver Co., PA.  She married David Ramsey; born Unknown in Beaver Co., PA.
     122     vi.     Martha Swearingen, born Unknown in Beaver Co., PA.
     123     vii.     Sarah Swearingen, born Unknown in Beaver Co., PA.  She married Samuel Wilcoxon.
     124     viii.     Johanna Swearingen, born 1801 in Beaver Co., PA.  She married David Gregory.
     125     ix.     George Swearingen, born 1804 in Beaver Co., PA.  He married Mary Swearingen; born Unknown.
     126     x.     Elizabeth Swearingen, born 1806 in Beaver Co., PA.  She married Jacob Battenburg; born Unknown.
     127     xi.     Hugh Swearingen, born Abt. 1812 in Beaver Co., PA.  He married Rebecca J. Ferguson; born Unknown.
     128     xii.     John V. Swearingen, born November 04, 1816 in Beaver Co., PA.  He married Sarah Beal; born March 01, 1837.
     129     xiii.     William V. Swearingen, born Abt. 1820 in Beaver Co., PA.  He married Nancy Isabella Shannon; born Unknown.


     80.  Thomas6 Swearingen (Samuel5, John4, Thomas3 Vansweringen, Garrett2, David Janse1 Swieringh) was born August 1774 in Beaver Co., Pa..  He married (1) Elizabeth Bruce.  She was born Abt. 1776.  He married (2) Sarah Hennings.  She was born Abt. 1792.
Children of Thomas Swearingen and Elizabeth Bruce are:
     130     i.     Sarah7 Swearingen, born Unknown.  She married William Brown; born Abt. 1792.
     131     ii.     Van Swearingen, born Unknown.
     132     iii.     Samuel Swearingen, born May 19, 1796 in Washington Co., PA.  He married (1) Polly Saunders; born Unknown.  He married (2) Temperance Ann Pearson Campbell; born August 1810 in Cecil Co., MD.
     133     iv.     Catherine Swearingen, born Abt. 1800 in Pennsylvania.  She married Jacob Brown; born Unknown.
     134     v.     Jane Swearingen, born November 17, 1802 in Pennsylvania.  She married Akey Worley; born 1797 in Washington Co., PA.
     135     vi.     Matilda Swearingen, born Abt. 1810 in Pennsylvania.  She married (1) John Robbins; born Unknown.  She married (2) Jacob Kennedy; born Unknown.
     136     vii.     Malinda Swearingen, born Abt. 1812 in Pennsylvania.  She married (1) Zachariah Swearingen; born Abt. 1686 in Beaver Co., PA.  She married (2) Zachariah Swearingen; born Abt. 1786 in Beaver Co., Pa..

More About Malinda Swearingen:
Date born 2: Abt. 1812

     137     viii.     Thomas Swearingen, born Abt. 1814 in Beaver Co., PA.  He married Margaret Kimmell; born Abt. 1818.
     138     ix.     Lavica Swearingen, born October 23, 1816 in Pennsylvania.  She married Daniel Kimble.

Children of Thomas Swearingen and Sarah Hennings are:
     139     i.     Nancy7 Swearingen, born November 1819 in Carroll Co., OH.  She married Andrew Best; born Unknown.
     140     ii.     Mary Swearingen, born January 03, 1821 in Carroll Co., OH.  She married Isaac Miller.
     141     iii.     William Swearingen, born May 11, 1822 in Carroll Co., OH.  He married Susannah Miller; born Unknown.
     142     iv.     Sisson Swearingen, born August 21, 1823 in Carroll Co., OH.  She married James Clark; born Unknown.
     143     v.     Zachariah Swearingen, born January 25, 1825 in Carroll Co., OH.  He married Rachel West; born Unknown.
     144     vi.     Thankful Swearingen, born April 23, 1827 in Carroll Co., OH.  She married (1) Robert Harper; born Unknown.  She married (2) John Spence; born Unknown.
     145     vii.     Rebecca Swearingen, born July 23, 1828 in Carroll Co., OH.  She married Wallen Hayden; born May 09, 1826 in Pennsylvania.
     146     viii.     Jackson Swearingen, born December 04, 1830 in Carroll Co., Ohio.  He married Mary M. Hostetter; born Unknown.
     147     ix.     Ellen Swearingen, born December 15, 1832 in Carroll Co., OH.
     148     x.     Lucinda Swearingen, born August 11, 1836 in Carroll Co., OH.  She married (1) Ethan Clark; born Unknown.  She married (2) Jacob Walk; born Unknown.


     81.  Samuel6 Swearingen (Samuel5, John4, Thomas3 Vansweringen, Garrett2, David Janse1 Swieringh) was born Abt. 1777 in Maryland.  He married FNU Wilcoxen.  
Child of Samuel Swearingen and FNU Wilcoxen is:
     149     i.     George W.7 Swearingen, born 1807 in Brooke Co., WV.  He married Lucinda Hurfurd; born Unknown.


     82.  Basil6 Swearingen (Samuel5, John4, Thomas3 Vansweringen, Garrett2, David Janse1 Swieringh) was born April 02, 1782 in Beaver Co., Pa..  He married Sarah Wilcoxen.  She was born Abt. 1782.
Children of Basil Swearingen and Sarah Wilcoxen are:
     150     i.     Anthony7 Swearingen, born Unknown in Beaver Co., PA.
     151     ii.     Catherine Swearingen, born Unknown in Beaver Co., PA.  She married Emanuel Dornan; born Unknown.
     152     iii.     Sarah Swearingen, born Unknown in Beaver Co., PA.  She married John Wallace; born Unknown.
     153     iv.     Elizabeth Swearingen, born Unknown in Beaver Co., PA.  She married John Harsha; born Unknown.
     154     v.     Altha Leathy Swearingen, born 1806 in Beaver Co., PA.  She married Jonathan Duncan; born 1791.
     155     vi.     Samuel Swearingen, born January 07, 1807 in Beaver Co., PA.  He married (1) Rowena Chapman; born Unknown.  He married (2) Martha Spivey; born February 09, 1814.
     156     vii.     Mary Swearingen, born October 13, 1813 in Beaver Co., PA.  She married William Ramsey; born January 18, 1808.
     157     viii.     Jackson Swearingen, born 1815 in Beaver Co., PA.  He married Nancy Ann Laughlin; born Abt. 1814.
     158     ix.     Ruth C. Swearingen, born Abt. 1817 in Beaver Co., PA.  She married John Campbell; born Unknown.
     159     x.     William Swearingen, born January 06, 1820 in Beaver Co., PA.  He married (1) Catherine Gibson; born Abt. 1832.  He married (2) Rebecca Beal; born Abt. 1819.
     160     xi.     Duncan Swearingen, born December 05, 1820 in Beaver Co., PA.  He married Sarah Hoge; born July 15, 1819.


     83.  Zachariah6 Swearingen (Samuel5, John4, Thomas3 Vansweringen, Garrett2, David Janse1 Swieringh) was born Abt. 1786 in Beaver Co., Pa..  He married (1) Ruth Wilcoxen.  She was born Abt. 1792.  He married (2) Malinda Swearingen, daughter of Thomas Swearingen and Elizabeth Bruce.  She was born Abt. 1812 in Pennsylvania.

More About Malinda Swearingen:
Date born 2: Abt. 1812
Children of Zachariah Swearingen and Ruth Wilcoxen are:
     161     i.     Thomas7 Swearingen, born Abt. 1818 in Beaver Co., PA.  He married (1) Margaret Harsha; born Abt. 1821.  He married (2) Maria Gibb; born Abt. 1838.
     162     ii.     Elizabeth Swearingen, born Abt. 1819 in Beaver Co., PA.  She married Lemuel Swearingen.
     163     iii.     Samuel M. Swearingen, born Abt. 1821 in Beaver Co., OH.  He married Mary McKibbon; born Unknown.
     164     iv.     Catherine Swearingen, born Abt. 1823 in Beaver Co., PA.  She married Thomas Garrett Standish; born Unknown.
     165     v.     Garret V. Swearingen, born August 23, 1824 in Beaver Co., PA.  He married (1) Margaret McCrea; born 1826 in Pennsylvania.  He married (2) Christina M. Burk; born 1839.
     166     vi.     John Swearingen, born Abt. 1826 in Beaver Co., OH.
     167     vii.     Zachariah Swearingen, born January 13, 1828 in Beaver Co., PH.  He married Rachel Gilliland; born June 24, 1832.