John W Swearingen, Jr. (1744 - 1829)

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Birthplace: Prince George County, MD, USA
Death: Died
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About John W Swearingen, Jr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor #: A111705

From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~thesays/dick/histories/mylineswearingen.htm

 John Swearingen Jr., son of John and Catherina was born October 7, 1744, in Prince George County, Maryland near Hagertown.  He married Jennie (Jenny) Barkley about 1778, lived in Fayette County, Pennsylvania near Union Township.  They removed from their home in Pennsylvania to Mason County (now Lewis county), Kentucky.  They moved as many did in their day, by flat boat with family and possessions.  They would have most likely come down the Monongahelia River, which is three hundred miles long to the Ohio River at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  They landed at the place Cabin Creek flows into the Ohio, which today is Lewis County, Kentucky.  Lewis County was formed from part of Mason County in 1805, was named for Merriweather Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.


 He died January 3, 1829. He and his wife, and many of the old and first generation to come to this area of Kentucky, are buried at East Folk Church Cemetery.  Some of the head stones are worn by the seasons and the passing years, that one can hardly read them, while others graves have no marks.

 Issue: Daniel, John, Marmaduke, married Polly Stratton, Barkey married Jane Rankins, Charles married a Richards, James, Otho,Mary, Polly, Sarah, and Drucilla.

Copies of court records in Mason county, Kentucky are proof that John W. Jr. was the John Swearingen who operated a small sawmill on Cabin Creek in the early days of Mason county, Kentucky.

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John W Swearingen, Jr.'s Timeline

1744
October 7, 1744
Prince George County, MD, USA
1772
1772
Age 27
Fayette, , PA, USA
1778
1778
Age 33
1779
1779
Age 34
PA, USA
1780
1780
Age 35
Fayette County, PA, USA
1780
Age 35
PA, USA
1782
1782
Age 37
Westmoreland County, PA, USA
1788
1788
Age 43
1790
1790
Age 45
1791
1791
Age 46