John S. Swearingen Sr

1720–1794 (Age 74)
Ringgold, Washington, Maryland, United States

The Life of John S.

When John S. Swearingen Sr was born on 15 February 1720, in Ringgold, Washington, Maryland, United States, his father, Van B. Swearingen, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Walker, was 24. He married Catherine Mary Stull on 15 September 1748, in Frederick, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 6 daughters. He registered for military service in 1777. He died on 13 August 1794, in Springfield Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Springhill Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John S. Swearingen Sr
1720–1794
Catherine Mary Stull
1725–1830
Marriage: 15 September 1748
Susan Swearingen
1748–
Daniel Swearingen
1749–1749
Susan Elizabeth Swearingen
1751–
John Swearingen Jr
1752–1844
Drucilla Swearingen
1753–1799
Capt Van Swearingen
1754–1839
Elizabeth Van Swearingen
1757–
Drusilla Swearingen
1758–1826
Sarah Swearingen
1760–1849
Marmaduke Swearingen
1763–
Joseph Swearingen
1764–1836
Charles Swearingen
1767–1848
Isaac Stull Swearingen
1769–1845
Samuel Swearingen
1772–1847
Andrew Swearingen
1773–1783
Thomas Swearingen
1775–1851

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
15 September 1748
Frederick, Maryland, United States
children

(16)

+11 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 56

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 56

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1780

Age 60

Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

Name Meaning

Dutch: altered form of a habitational name, almost certainly from one of two places in Germany named Schweringen: one in the Hannover region and the other near Bremen.

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

Captain John Van Swearingen

John Swearingen John Swearingen, son of Van and Elizabeth Swearingen, was born February 15, 1720 in Ringgold Manor, Maryland, and moved with his parents to Frederrick County, Maryland. He was mar …

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Sources (3)

  • Van Swearingen, "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783"
  • Swearingen, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Van Swearingon, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

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