Ruth Swearingen

Femaleabout 1837–

Brief Life History of Ruth

When Ruth Swearingen was born about 1837, in Missouri, United States, her father, William D Swearingen, was 69 and her mother, Rebecca Vaughn Musam, was 34.

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William D Swearingen
Rebecca Vaughn Musam
Lemuel Swearingen
Matilda Swearingen
Ruth Swearingen
Warren Henry Swearingen
William Swearingen
Warren Henry Swearingen

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    World Events (3)


    Age 9

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 26

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 26

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Dutch Van Sweeringen: probably a habitational name for someone from one of two places in Germany named Schweringen, one in the Hanover region and the other near Bremen. Alternatively, an altered form of Swieringa . The surname (Van) Sweeringen is not found in the Netherlands. Compare Van Swearingen .

    History: A 17th-century law-enforcement officer by the name of Gerrit van Sweeringen is recorded at New Amstel on the Delaware River.

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

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