John Zephaniah Swallow

Male7 May 1748–23 November 1830

Brief Life History of John Zephaniah

When John Zephaniah Swallow was born on 7 May 1748, in Kent, Delaware, United States, his father, Zephaniah Swallow, was 28 and his mother, Mrs. Charity Swallow, was 28. He married Mary Ann Greene in 1769, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Fauquier, Virginia, United States in 1830. He died on 23 November 1830, in Butler Township, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Montgomery, Ohio, United States.

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John Zephaniah Swallow
Mary Ann Greene
Marriage: 1769
Zachariah Swallow
Elizabeth Swallow
Hannah Swallow
George Swallow
John Swallow
Jesse Swallow
Frances Swallow
Lydia Swallow
Joshua Swallow

Sources (3)

  • John Swallow, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Zepheniah Swallow - Government record: birth-name: John Zepheniah Swallow
  • Legacy NFS Source: John "Quaker" Swallow -

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  • Marriage
    1769Fauquier, Virginia, United States
  • Children (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1754 · French and Indian War in Delaware

    Age 6

    From 1754-1763, the French and Indian War took place. The fighting that took place in the area of Delaware was in the upper Delaware River Valley. The Delaware Indians claimed independence from the Iroquois who allied with Britain. In 1755, Delaware attacked the Moravian settlement and Brodhead residence.

    1758 · Mount Vernon

    Age 10

    Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.


    Age 28

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Yorkshire):

    from Middle English swal(e)we, swalu ‘swallow’ (Old English swealwe), hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird, perhaps in swiftness and grace.

    habitational name from Swallow (Lincolnshire), probably from a lost river name, perhaps derived from a word related to the Indo-European root swel- ‘burn, shine’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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