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Lineages - Swearingen Family

Submitted by John Shaffer

Gerret Van Swearingen was born on 4 Feb. 1636 at Beemsterdam, Holland and died in 1698 in St. Mary's, Md. He was the son of David Janse Swieringh and Hester Jacobs. Gerret married Barbara De Barrette on 1 Mar. 1659 in New Amstel, De. Barbara was born about 1640 in Valenciennes, France and died in 1670 in St. Marys, Md. She was the daughter of Isaac De Barrette. Gerret again married on 5 Oct. 1676 to Mary Smith in St. Marys, Md. Mary was born in 1639 in France and died in 1713 at the Rose Croft Plantation located in St. Marys county Md. Gerret and Barbara De Barrette had the following children.

Elizabeth Swearingen was born after Nov. 1661 at New Amstel, De. and died about 1736 at St. Marys , Md. She was married first after 1675 to John Evans in St. Mary's, Md. He was born in 1660 and died about 1702 in St. Mary's, Md. Elizabeth married second after 1703 to Jacob Williams in St. Mary's, Md. He died about 1726 in St. Mary's, Md.

Zacharias Van Swearingen was born in 1662 at New Amstel,, De. He died in 1711 in St. Mary's, Md. He married Martha Devine who died about 1712 in Md.

Thomas Swearingen was born in 1665 in St. Mary's, Md. He died on 19 March 1711 at St. Mary's, Md. Thomas was married in March 1687 to Jane Doyne in Somerset, Md. She was born about 1669 in somerset, Md. Jane died about 1727 at Prince George's, Md.

Gerret Van Swearingen and Mary Smith had the following children.

Eleanor Swearingen was born about 1682 in St. Mary's, Md. She died about 1723. Eleanor married before 1712 to James King Carroll.

Joseph Van Swearingen was born about 1677 in St. Mary's, Md. He died before 1712.

Charles Van Swearingen was born about 1677 in St. Mary's Md. He died before 1712.

Anne Van Swearingen was born about 1679 in St. Mary's, Md. She died after 1727. She married William Bladen who was born on 27 Feb. 1672 and Baptized in Steeton, Yorkshire, England. He died 8 Aug. 1718 in Md.

Dorothy Swearingen was born about 1684 in St. Mary's, Md. She died in 1728 in Annapolis, Md.

Theresa Swearingen was born about 1686 in St. Mary's, Md. She died on 1 January 1754.

Mary Maria Van Swearingen was born in St. Mary's, Md. She died in 1734. She married Martin Kirk who died before 1709.

Sarah Van Swearingen was born 1688 in St. Mary's, Md. She died before November 1718. Sarah married before 1718 to Gerald Slye. He died 1733 in Bushwood, St. Mary's, Md.


Thomas Swearingen was born in 1665 at St. Mary's, Md. He died 19 March 1711 in St. Mary's, Md. Thomas was the son of Gerret Van Swearingen and Barbara De Barrette. He married in March 1687 to Jane Doyne in St. Mary's, Md. Jane was born about 1669 in Somerset, Md. and died about 1727 in Prince George's, Md. She was the daughter of Joshua Doyne and Jane Sanders. Thomas and Jane had the following children.

Thomas Swearingen was born in 1688 in Prince George's, Md. He died after 12 May 1726 in Shepherdstown, Berkeley, Va. He married Lydia Riley in 1707. She was born about 1691 in Somerset Md. She died in 1764 in Prince George's, Md. Lydia was the daughter of Margaret Plummer.

Van "Maryland Van" Swearingen was born in 1692 in St. Mary's, Md. He died about Aug. 1787 in Ringgold, Md. He was married on 14 Feb. 1715 at St. Barnabas Church, St. Mary's, Md. to Elizabeth Walker. She was born on 22 December 1695 in Patuxent Hundred, Anne Arundel, Md. She died after 1767 in Ringgold, Md.

Samuel Swearingen was born about 1694 in Somerset, Md. He died after 25 November 1782 in Anson, NC. He married on 14 Feb. 1715 in Queen Anne's Parish, Md. to Elizabeth Farmer. She was born about 1695 and died in Anson , NC.

John Swearingen was born about 1696 in Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's, Md. He died on 2 October 1767 in Rockville, Md. He was married on 9 Feb. 1715 in St. Mary's, Md. to Mary Ray. She was born about 1698 in Prince George's, Md. She died in January 1736 in Montgomery, Md.


Van "Maryland Van" Swearingen was born in 1692 in St. Mary's, Md. He died about Aug. 1787 in Ringgold, Md. Van was the son of Thomas Swearingen and Jane Doyne. He married on 14 Feb. 1715 at St. Barnabas Church, St. Mary's, Md. to Elizabeth Walker. She was born on 22 December 1695 in Patuxent Hundred, Anne Arundel, Md. She died after 1767 in Ringgold, Md. Elizabeth was the daughter of Charles Walker and Rebecca Isaac. Van and Elizabeth had the following children.

Elizabeth Swearingen was born on 4 July 1715 in Ringgold, Prince Georges, Md. She died before 20 Aug. 1785 at Frederick, Md. Elizabeth married on 20 June 1734 at Queen Anne Parish, Prince Georges, Md. to Jonathan Simmons. He was born in 1714 and died in 1761 and was the son of Jonathan Simmons and Elizabeth Isaac.

Rebecca Swearingen was born on 22 Dec. 1716 at Prince Georges, Md. and died in WV. Rebecca married on 21 Oct. 1738 to Joseph Tomlinson who was born on 12 Oct. 1712 in Ireland. Joseph died on 1 Dec. 1797 at Grave Creek, Ohio County, WV. He was the son of James Tomlinson and Harriett Trowbridge.

Mary Swearingen was born on 11 Sept. 1718 at Somerset, Md. She married a Mr. Phillips.

John Swearingen was born in Dec. 1721 At Prince Georges, Md. and died on 13 Aug. 1784 at Fayette, Pa. He married on 15 Sept. 1748 in Frederick, Md. to Catherine Stull. Catherine was born about 1731 in Hagerstown, Md. and died about 1830 at Springhill, Pa. She was the daughter of John Stull and Martha ?.

Joseph Swearingen was born in 1720 at Prince Georges, Md. and died in 1794 at Abbeville, SC. He was married around 1759 to Mary ?.

Sarah Swearingen was born on 20 November 1722 in Somerset, Md. She died on 4 November 1766 at Sheperdstown , Va. Sarah married on 19 June 1743 to Van "King Van" Swearingen. He was born on 22 May 1719 in Queen Ann, Md. He died on 20 April 1788 in Berkeley, Va. He was the son of Thomas Swearingen and Lydia Riley.

Van Swearingen was born in 1725 at Hagerstown, Md. He died in 1784 at Middletown, Md. Van married Margaret ? She was born about 1740 and died after 1820.

Samuel Swearingen was born on 6 September 1728 at Ringgold, Md. He died at Frederick, Md. Samuel married on 28 May 1752 in Md. to Ann Farrell. She was born in 1723 and died after 1756. She was the daughter of Kennedy Farrell.

Ruth Swearingen was born in 1730 at Ringgold, Md. She died in 1795 at Rawlings, Md. Ruth married in 1750 in Md. to Daniel Cresap. He was born on 22 Feb. 1728 in Harve De Grace, Md. He was the son of Thomas Cresap and Hannah Johnson.

Drucilla Swearingen was born in 1732 at Somerset, Md. She married in 1753 to Thomas Cresap. He was born on 28 Feb. 1733 at Wrightsville, Pa. He was the son of Thomas Cresap and Hannah Johnson.

Charles Swearingen was born on 21 Aug. 1735 at Ringgold, Md. He died on 26 July 1818. Charles married in 1759 at Queen Anne, Md. to Susannah Stull. She was born about 1739 in Hagerstown, Md. and died on 27 October 1820 in Washington, Md. She was the daughter of John Stull.

Thomas Swearingen was born about 1739 in Ringgold Manor, Md. He died before 1800 at McCoysville, Pa. Thomas married about 1764 to Mary Baker. She was born 1n 1743 and died in 1800 at Waterloo, Pa. She was the daughter of Mary Head.


John Swearingen was born in 1696 in Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's, Md. He died on 2 October 1767 in Rockville, Md. John is the son of Thomas Swearingen and Jane Doyne. He married on 9 Feb. 1714 in Queen Anne, Md. to Mary Ray. Mary was born in 1694 in Prince George's, Md. She died in January 1736 in Montgomery, Md. John and Mary had the following children.

John Swearingen was born in 1715 in Prince George's, Md. He died on 7 October 1807 in NC.

Elizabeth Swearingen was born in 1717 in Md. She died in 1796. Elizabeth married Samuel Butt on 1 Aug. 1734.

Martha Swearingen was born in 1719 in Md. She died in 1809 at age 90. Martha married Dennis ?.

Mary Swearingen was born on 29 Aug. 1720 in Queen Anne's, Md. She married on 19 Feb. 1757 to Aaron Prather.

Lydia Swearingen was born on 7 July 1726 in Queen Anne's, Md. She married Charles Davis in 1742. (see Davis file).

Thomas B. Swearingen was born on 23 September 1728 in Queen Anne's, Md. He died in 1794 in Montgomery, Md. Thomas married Ruth Beale/Beall in 1764.

Ann Nancy Swearingen was born on 30 October 1738 and died on 11 October 1829. She married Elisha Williams in 1757.

Keziah Swearingen was born on 30 October 1738 in Md. She married Charles Beckwith.

Samuel Swearingen was born in 1740 in Rock Creek, Md. He died in 1828 in Beaver, Pa. Samuel married Catherine Condell.

Van Swearingen was born on 1 October 1746 in Rockville, Md. He died on 11 October 1829 in Bath, Va. Van married Martha Elizabeth Hundred.


John Swearingen was born in December 1721 at Prince George's, Md. He died on 13 Aug. 1784 in Concord , Fayette, Pa. He was the son of Van Swearingen and Elizabeth Walker. John married on 15 September 1748 in Frederick, Md. to Catherine Stull. She was born in 1731 in Hagerstown, Md. She died in 1830 in Springhill Twp., Fayette, Pa. Catherine was the daughter of John Stull and Martha ?. John and Catherine had the following children.

Daniel Swearingen was born on 5 March 1748 in Frederick, Md. He died young.

Elizabeth Swearingen was born on 1 March 1750 in Frederick, Md. She died in 1830 in Pa.

John Swearingen was born on 17 July 1752 at Frederick, Md. He died in March 1844 in Lewis, Ky. John was married in 1771 to Jane Catherine "Jennie" Barkley.

Van Swearingen was born on 3 November 1754 in Haggerstown, Md. He died on 18 July 1839 in Shelbyville, Ky. Van was married on 24 Feb. 1780 to Susanna Greathouse.

Drusilla Swearingen was born on 7 November 1758 in Frederick, Md. She died in 1826 in Marysville, Ky. Drusilla was married on 25 October 1775 to John Wilson Sr.

Sarah Swearingen was born on 5 November 1760 in Frederick, Md. She died on 14 March 1849 in Dixon Twp., Preble, Oh. Sarah was married in 1781 to Charles Larsh.

Marmaduke Swearingen was born on 2 December 1763 in Haggerstown, Md.

Joseph Swearingen was born on 18 November 1764 in Frederick, Md. He died on 22 July 1836 in Liberty Twp., Highland, Oh. Joseph was married in 1789 to Nancy Evans.

Charles Swearingen was born on 26 September 1767 in Frederick, Md. He died on 8 June 1848 in Montgomery, In. Charles was married on 13 November 1788 to Nancy Pottenger

Isaac Stull Swearingen was born on 22 October 1769 in Frederick, Md. He died in December 1845 in Marion, WV.Isaac was married in 1793 to Anna Jane Neal.

Samuel Swearingen was born on 4 January 1772 in Fayette, Pa. He died on 14 September 1847 in Sprigg Twp., Adams, Oh. Samuel was married in 1791 to Mary Wilson.

Andrew Swearingen was born on 5 October 1773 in Springhill Twp., Fayette, Pa. He died in Springhill Twp., Pa.

Thomas Swearingen was born on 5 September 1775 in Springhill Twp., Fayette, Pa. He died on 12 May 1851 in Brown, Oh. Thomas was married to Sarah Jane Wallace.


John Swearingen was born on 19 July 1752 in Frederick, Md. He died in March of 1844 in Lewis, Ky. He is buried in the East Fork Cem. in Lewis, Ky. John is the son of John Swearingen and Catherine Stull. He married in 1771 in Pa. to Jane Catherine "Jennie" Barkley. She was born in 1755 in Fayette, Pa. She died in 1850 in Lewis, Ky. John and Jane had the following children.

Daniel Swearingen was born in 1772 in Fayette, Pa. He died on 26 May 1839 in Vermilion, Il. Daniel was married in 1795 to Lydia N. Peters.

John Swearingen was born about 1776 in Springhill Twp., Fayette, Pa. He died on 31 January 1834 in Tollesboro, Lewis, Ky. John was married to Elizabeth Meyers.

Catherine Swearingen was born about 1778 in Fayette, Pa. She died in 1841. Catherine was married on 22 November 1800 to Robert piper.

Marmaduke Swearingen was born about 1782 in Fayette, Pa. He died in June of 1826 in Lewis, Ky. Marmaduke was married on 21 July 1806 to Mary "Polly" K. Stratton.

Otho Swearingen was born about 1782 in Pa. He died about 1810.

Drusilla Swearingen was born about 1786 in Fayette, Pa. She died in 1826 in Marysville, Mason, Ky. Drusilla was married on 10 May 1806 to David Lane.

James Swearingen was born about 1788 in Fayette, Pa.

Barkley Swearingen was born about 1794 in Fayette, Pa. He died on 18 September 1843 in Champaign, Il. Barkley was married on 4 January 1813 to Jane "Lincy" Rankins.

Mary "Polly" Swearingen was born about 1796 in Pa. Mary was married on 6 April 1816 to William Thompson.

Charles Swearingen was born about 1798 in Pa. He was married on 16 October 1819 to Catherine Richards.


Daniel Swearingen was born in 1772 in Fayette, Pa. He died on 26 May 1839 in Vermilion, Il. Daniel was the son of John Swearingen and Jane Catherine "Jennie" Barkley. He married in 1795 in Pa. to Lydia N. Peters. Lydia was born in 1776 in Pa. and she died on 26 March 1839 in Vermilion, Il. Daniel and Lydia had the following children.

Abraham Swearingen was born on 7 Feb. 1796 in Monongalia, Fayette, Pa. He died in 1887 in Dewitt, Il. Abraham was married on 13 October 1816 to Elizabeth Loew.

Thomas Swearingen was born in 1798 in Fayette, Pa. He was married to Sarah Devitt.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Swearingen was born in 1800 in Fayette, Pa. She was married to Charles Salisbury.

Jane Swearingen was born on 31 Aug. 1802 in Mason, Ky. She was married on 28 June 1820 to Hiram Rankin.

John B. Swearingen was born on 25 July 1803 in Vanceburg, Mason, Ky. He died on 18 October 1884 in Blue Earth, Mn. John was married on 25 September 1823 to Jane Brown.

Samuel Swearingen was born in 1805 in Mason, Ky. He died on 6 May 1832.

David P. Swearingen was born on 8 May 1807 in Vanceburg, Lewis, Ky. He died on 10 April 1885. David was married first on 30 September 1828 to Margaret Gibbons. He married second to Easter Rice.

Isaac Stull Swearingen was born on 2 September 1812 in Lewis, Ky. He died 8 January 1884 in Harrisburg, Benton, Or. Isaac was married on 22 November 1848 to Mary Evaline Bouy.

William J. Swearingen was born on 30 September 1816 in Lewis, Ky. He died in 1837. William was married to Mary "Polly" Snyder.

Sarah Ellen Swearingen was born on 22 December 1817 in Lewis, Ky. She was married to Charles Canaday.


David P. Swearingen was born on 8 May 1807 in Lewis, Ky. He died on 10 April 1885. David was the son of Daniel Swearingen and Lydia N. Peters. He married first on 30 September 1828 to Margaret Gibbons. She was born on 1 November 1813 and died on 3 July 1843.David married second to Easter Rice. She was born in 1828 in Tn. and died after 1864. David and Margaret had the following children.

Barbara Swearingen was born on 4 Aprul 1831 in Vermilion, Il. She died after 1900 in Champaign, Il. Barbara was married on 28 June 1849 in Champaign, Il. to Samuel Risinger. (See Risinger file).

Harvey Swearingen was born in 1832 in Vermilion, Il. He died in September 1848 in Il.

Isaac Swearingen was born in 1835 in Champaign, Il.

William J. Swearingen was born in 1837 in Champaign, Il.

Lydia Jane Swearingen was born in 1842 in Champaign, Il.

David P. Swearingen and Easter Rice had the following Children.

Eliza Ann Swearingen was born in 1849 in Champaign, Il.

David H. Swearingen was born in 1851 in Champaign, Il.

Margaret L. Swearingen was born in 1853 in Champaign, Il.

Sarah E. Swearingen was born in 1855 in Champaign, Il.

Saint Clair Swearingen was born in 1857 in Champaign, Il.

Laura Swearingen was born in 1859 in Champaign, Il.

Malinda Swearingen was born in 1862 in Champaign, Il.

Matilda Swearingen was born in 1864 in Champaign, Il.


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