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Anthony Swaim

Birthplace: Holland, Netherlands
Death: Died in New Amsterdam, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthony Tysen Swaim and Neeltje Jansz Swaim
Father of William (Michael) Swaim; Unknown Swaim; Michael Swaim and Mathias Swaim
Brother of Cornelius Swaim; Mary Tysen Bebout; Elizabeth Swaim; Hannah Swaim; Jacobus Swaim and 4 others

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About Anthony Swaim

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

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