Margaret Swearingen, of “Hills Choys”

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Margaret Swearingen, of “Hills Choys”

Birthplace: Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's, Maryland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Swearingen, II and Lydia Swearingen
Sister of Mary Swearingen, of "Swearingen's Pasture”; Lurannah Teague, of “Hills Choys”; Col. Van Swearingen; Drusilla Swearingen; Zacheus Swearingen and 6 others

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About Margaret Swearingen, of “Hills Choys”

iv. Margaret Swearingen was born 17 FEB 1715/16 in Queen Anne, Prince Geo Co, Maryland


From NCTC Cultural History - Timeline

May of 1726 marked the death of Thomas Swearingen, a slave-owning plantation owner living not far from the Potomac River near present-day Chevy Chase, Maryland (a northern suburb of Washington DC). He left behind 3 daughters – Margaret, Luranna, and Mary – and two sons including Thomas, who was 18, and Van, who was a young lad of 7. All the children were bequeathed land in the will: Margaret and Luranna each received 40 acres of “Hills Choys”, Mary received 96 acres of “Swearingens Pasture”, Thomas received 70 acres of “Forest”, and young Van received 70 acres of “Forest” and 20 acres of “Hills Choys”.

NOTE: Either Margaret or Mary married Francis Dossett who was named in a will written in Frederick Co.. VA. 20 May 1750, proved 7 Aug 1759, "H@ Dossett, son of Francis". The will listed his cousins Thomas, Andrew, Van and Zachariah; Aunt Sarah, wife of Thomas Swearingen, and his grandmother, Lydia Riley Swearingen.


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Margaret Swearingen, of “Hills Choys”'s Timeline

February 17, 1716
Prince George's, Maryland
Prince George's, Maryland