Mary Swasey

Female15 October 1737–November 1814

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Swasey was born on 15 October 1737, in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Swasey IV, was 22 and her mother, Apphia Morrill, was 22. She married Benjamin Smith on 24 January 1760, in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died in November 1814, in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 77.

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Benjamin Smith
Mary Swasey
Marriage: 24 January 1760
Mary Smith
Joseph Smith
Sarah Smith
Benjamin Smith
Elisabeth Smith
Sally Smith
Susanna Smith
John Smith
John Smith
Charlotte Smith

Sources (53)

  • Mary Swasey, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Mary Swasey, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Mary Swasey Smith, "New Hampshire Deaths and Burials, 1784-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 January 1760Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 39

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


    Age 39

    New Hampshire is 9th state.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 44

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: Anglicized form of an unidentified surname, possibly German Schweitzer or Dutch Swijs, rare patronymic from Wijs ‘wise’ (see Wise ). The surname Swasey is no longer found in Britain. Compare Swayze , Swazey , Sweazy , Sweezey , and Swezey .

    History: The name was brought to North America by John Swasey, a Quaker who came from England to Salem, MA with two sons, John and Joseph, in or before 1640. Banished from Salem because of his religious beliefs, he moved first to Setauket, Long Island, NY, and subsequently to Southold, Long Island. His son Joseph, who remained in MA and inherited his estate at Salem, kept the surname form Swasey, while John, Jr, adopted the form Swayze.

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

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