Anthony Swaim (1690 - 1775) MP

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Birthplace: Holland, Netherlands
Death: Died in New Amsterdam, New York, United States
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About Anthony Swaim

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Teinessin Barentson Van Pelt

The Swaim family arived in the US from Leerdam, Holland and settled on Staten Island. They were part of the original settlers of Staten Island. Three children came with tme family, Barent, Beleytje and Anthony. Barent and Belytje were children by Thys first wife Peterke jans. Anthony was the son of Sytje. They came to the US aboard the "De St. Jan Baptist" May 9 1661. You'll notice that the surname changed. The story is that the family were protestors. They were working secretly and took the name name Swaim, which stood for "S Working Against I Monarchs." As this was activity was frowned upon by those in power nothing was written. This was is probably just an oral family tradition that may or may not even been true. And of course they were dutch and would not have used English. What were the Dutch words? And would they still have the same first initials? More likely just a coincidence discovered after they arrived.

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Anthony Swaim's Timeline

1690
1690
Holland, Netherlands
1715
October 18, 1715
Age 25
New Amsterdam, NY, USA
1736
1736
Age 46
Rowan Co
1775
1775
Age 85
New Amsterdam, New York, United States
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Frederick, VA, USA
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New Amsterdam, NY, USA
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