Pvt. Luke William Swetland "The Captive", Rev. War Vet.

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Pvt. Luke William Swetland "The Captive" (Swetland), Rev. War Vet.

Birthdate: (93)
Birthplace: Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Death: January 30, 1823 (93)
Wyoming, PA, USA
Place of Burial: Kingston, Luzerne County, PA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Oliver Swetland, Sr. and Sarah Swetland
Husband of Hannah Swetland
Father of Belding Swetland; Daniel Swetland; Joseph Swetland; Artemus Swetland; Eli Swetland and 4 others
Brother of John Oliver Sweetland, Jr.; Capt. Joseph R Swetland; Benjamin Swetland; Rowland Swetland; Mary Swetland and 5 others

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About Pvt. Luke William Swetland "The Captive", Rev. War Vet.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A111957

Inscription on grave monument: Luke Swetland - The grandfather of William Swetland - ?Settling? in Wyoming (Pennsylvania) in 1769 was taken prisoner after the Wyoming Massacre (3 July 1778) and after a years captivity and _?_ hardships among the Indians escaped to Sullivan's Army and thence rejoined his family who had fled to their former home in Connecticut. Belding Swetland, father of William leaving the fort near this spot after its surrender though but a lad yet the eldest of the children heroically piloted the family in their flight through the forests to their eastern home. William Swetland was born in Sharon, Connecticut. His grandfather and father with their families returned to Wyoming in 1794 and located where William Swetland lived and where he died in Christian triumph. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26691749


Pvt. Luke Swetland was the son of Capt. John Oliver and Sarah (Davis) Treadway Swetland. He was the husband of Hannah (Tiffany) Swetland. He died at the home of his grandson, William Swetland. He served during the Revolutionary War.

US Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Name: Luke Switland Rank: Private Roll Box: 13 Roll State: CT

Revolutionary War Pension And Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 Name: Luke Swetland Residence: Pennsylvania Year: 1819

US Revolutionary War Bounty Land Warrants, 1789-1858 Name: Luke Swetland Military: 1810

Abstract Of Graves Of Revolutionary Patriots Name: Luke Swetland Cemetery: Cem Location: Forty Fort, PA 52 Reference: Abstract of graves of Revolutionary patriots, Vol 4 - Serial: 11670; volume 3



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Pvt. Luke William Swetland "The Captive", Rev. War Vet.'s Timeline

June 16, 1729
Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut, United States
January 14, 1763
Age 33
September 6, 1764
Age 35
May 22, 1767
Age 37
Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
June 16, 1769
Age 40
Kent, CT, USA
Age 41
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Age 45