John Zepheniah Swallow

7 May 1748–23 November 1830 (Age 82)
Kent, Delaware, United States

The Life of John Zepheniah

When John Zepheniah Swallow was born on 7 May 1748, in Kent, Delaware, United States, his father, Zepheniah 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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Family Time Line

John Zepheniah Swallow
1748–1830
Mary Ann Greene
1750–1852
Marriage: 1769
Zachariah Swallow
1770–1856
Elizabeth Swallow
1788–
Hannah Swallow
1796–
George Swallow
1781–1858
John Swallow
1781–1858
Jesse Swallow
1790–1850
Moses SWALLOW
1792–
Frances Swallow
1792–1844
Lydia Swallow
1796–1878
Joshua Swallow
1798–1879

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1769
Fauquier, Virginia, United States
children

(10)

    Zachariah Swallow

    Male1770–1856Male

    Male1781–1858Male

    Male1781–1858Male

    Elizabeth Swallow

    Female1788–Female

    Jesse Swallow

    Male1790–1850Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Zepheniah Swallow

    Male1720–1814Male

    Mrs. Charity Swallow

    Female1720–1814Female

siblings

(1)

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.
1776

Age 28

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

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire):1. from Middle English swal(e)we, swalu ‘swallow’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird, perhaps in swiftness and grace. 2. habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire, so called from the Swallow river on which it stands. The river name is probably ultimately akin to that of the bird, with some transferred meaning such as ‘swirling’ or ‘rushing’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

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