Susan Elizabeth Swearingen

Female22 August 1843–2 February 1871

Brief Life History of Susan Elizabeth

When Susan Elizabeth Swearingen was born on 22 August 1843, in Cooper, Missouri, United States, her father, Nicholas Dawson Swearingen, was 50 and her mother, Mary Nowlin Mahan, was 40. She married Gideon Thompson Shelton on 26 November 1861. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Clear Creek Township, Cooper, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 2 February 1871, in Texas, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Denton, Denton, Texas, United States.

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Gideon Thompson Shelton
Susan Elizabeth Swearingen
Marriage: 26 November 1861
Flora Shelton
Dr Charles William Shelton
Theadore Moses Shelton
John Nicholas Bryan Shelton
Mary Louvenia Elizabeth Shelton

Sources (6)

  • Elizabeth Sucaringer in household of Nicholas Sucaringer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susan E Swearngin, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Susan Elizabeth Swearingen Shelton, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 November 1861
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (7)

    1844 · German Immigration to Texas

    Age 1

    Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.


    Age 3

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


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries 1857: Denton, Texas, United States

    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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