Capt Van Swearingen

1754–1839 (Age 84)
Frederick, Maryland, British Colonial America

The Life of Van

When Capt Van Swearingen was born on 3 November 1754, in Frederick, Maryland, British Colonial America, his father, John S. Swearingen Sr, was 34 and his mother, Catherine Mary Stull, was 28. He married Elenor on 11 January 1774, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Springhill, Springhill Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1790 and Shelby, Kentucky, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1832. He died on 18 July 1839, in Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky, United States.

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Capt Van Swearingen
Marriage: 11 January 1774

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11 January 1774
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 22

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

Age 22

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 27

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

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.

Sources (3)

  • Vann Swearingen, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Van Swearingin, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Van Swearingin, "United States Census, 1820"

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