Benoni Swearingen ["(1755 - ", "1798)", " "] MP

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Described as "six feet five inches tall, very handsome."

He was a surveyor and a member of the 1779 expedition to KY. At the time of his death he had land in MD, VA, & KY. (3)

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60. BENONI SWEARINGEN (THOMAS5, THOMAS4, THOMAS3 VAN SWEARINGEN, GARRETT2 VAN SWERINGEN, DAVID JANSE1 SWIERINGH) was born Bet. 1742 - 1756 in Shepardstown, Jefferson, West Virginia. He married (1) ELIZABETH NEWLAND April 01, 1780. 2) SARAH BEDINGER in 1787 (3) HESTER GOODING January 24, 1793 in Berkley County, Virginia.

Children of BENONI SWEARINGEN and ELIZABETH NEWLAND:

  1. Lydia SWEARINGEN, m. JOSEPH BLACKFORD.
  2. SARAH SWEARINGEN, m. JOHN BLACKFORD, August 17, 1797, Berkley County, Virginia.

Children of BENONI SWEARINGEN and SARAH BEDINGER are:

  1. Henry Thomas SWEATENGEN (b about 1792)
    

Notes

• Born ca 1756, d by 18 Mar 1798, Washington Co, MD. Married 1st on 1 Apr 1780 Washington Co to Elizabeth Newland. Married 2nd Sarah Bedinger. Married 3rd 24 Jan 1793 Hester Goding. Children of Benoni and Elizabeth: Sarah, Lydia. Children of Benoni and Sarah: Henry Thomas (also called Henry Bedinger).

  • (2a) 1798, 18 Mar: Benoni SWEARINGEN of Washington Co., MD, made his will. Named son Henry Thomas SWEATENGEN, when 18 years of age. Joseph SWEARENGEN and Henry BEDINGER, both of Berkeley Co., VA, to be guardians of children Sarah BLACKFORD and Henry Thomas SWEARENGEN. (2)

Citations

  1. "Magazine of the Jefferson County Historical Society," Vol. XVI, Dec 1950, "The Early Van Swearingens," p.16.
  2. "1658-1758 Charles County MD Familes "The first 100 years": Wills, Court, Church, Land, Inventories & Accounts," by Michael Marshall (http://wc.rootsweb.com, mrmarsha database, 19 Mar 2011). Cites: (a) "Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: abstracts of early wills, deeds, and marriages from court houses and records of old Bibles, churches, grave yards, and cemeteries," by Mrs. Henry Kennett McAdams (Lexington, KY, 1929), citing Washington Co., MD Will Bk 2, p.120.
  3. Karel L. Whyte, SWEARINGEN/VANSWERINGEN and RELATED FAMILIES, Pub by the Author; Aiken, South Carolina, Karel L. Whyte, 224 Heathwood Dr., Aiken,SC 29803, kalynk@aol.Com.

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  1. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chafinmarsh/michener/descswearingen.pdf

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Lieut. Benoni Swearingen's Timeline

1755
1755
Shepardstown, Jefferson, West Virginia
1780
April 1, 1780
Age 25
1781
1781
Age 26
1787
1787
Age 32
1792
1792
Age 37
1793
January 24, 1793
Age 38
Berkley County, Virginia, United States
1798
March 18, 1798
Age 43
Washington , Maryland, United States