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  • Albert van Swearingen (c.1632 - d.)
    notes Since Mary is the one with the family property, to be disposed of by her executor, her brother Albert, she is probably the oldest, as Albert is the executor he may be the 2nd born, but it may b...
  • Ann Swearingen (1728 - d.)
  • Anne Bladen (van Swearingen) (1677 - 1727)
    Taken From: 7. ANNE3 VAN SWEARINGEN (GARRETT2 VAN SWERINGEN, DAVID JANSE1 SWIERINGH) was born Bet. 1679 - 1680 in St. Mary's, Maryland or New Amstel, Deleware, and died Abt. 1727. She married WILLI...
  • Barbara van Swearingen (1639 - 1670)
    From In 1658, Garret van Swearingen was appoined as one of the Councilors and the commissary Feneral of the City of Amsterdam in New Amstel. Garret married Barbara De Barrettes (this surname appears ...

About the Swearingen surname

When I was 13, I looked at the stately Swearingen log. Bound in thick leather, aged by time, and some 5-6 inches thick, it was impressive to me then and it is now. It started earlier than Garrett van Swearingen's time.

Swearingen keepsakes seem to go with each part of the family as they spread west and south. My grandfather Edward Everett Swearingen had the family Stradivarius violin. It went to my Uncle Cecil when my grandfather passed in 1946 and Cecil's son Lowell Dean Swearingen has it now. The family log was with Earl Swearingen last I heard. He died long ago. I have no idea who it was to be given. I long to see it again.