Dear Swaim Fleck researcher
I don't have much on the SWAIM family but I do have information on Maria who married Gabriel SWAIM. I don't believe my husband in related into this family but since the Bowkers are difficult to trace, the connection may be there.
Maria McNAMIAH married Benjamin BOWKER on 31 Dec 1859.(Source Burlington Co Marriages C2:182 poor legibility). She was born 15 Nov 1835 in Ireland and died 2 Dec 1920 in Asbury Park NJ due to apolexy. She is buried in Mt Calvary Cemetery in Neptune NJ on 6 Dec 1920. Her parents are John McNAIMAH and Maria CAHILL. (Death certificate). They have the following children: Mary Ella BOWKER b ca 1861; Benjamin H BOWKER b. 8 Sept 1862: possibly a child b. 11 Aug 1865? who died 12 Aug 1865 of fits. and possibly 2 other children. Benjamin died 11 Aug 1862. It appears that he died from his wounds after serving in the Co I 11th Infantry NJ.
Gabriel SWAIM married Maria McNAMIAH BOWKER (BOGER) on 21 Sept 1871 by Thomas Bennet in Bordentown (Source: Marriages in Burlington Co - transcribed). From this union Gabriel and Maria had Amy SWAIM b. ca 1873, Joseph SWAIM b. ca 1874 and John born ca 1876
Gabriel SWAIM died 26 Oct 1885. (Source: The Swaim - TYSEN Family of Staten Island NY NJ and Southern States compiled by Joseph F Mullane, Lloyd B SWAIM and Marjorie Decker Johnson. Gabriel b 1819 married 2 X. He is buried in Mansfield Friends Cemetery with a date on the tombstone as 26 Oct 1885 age 66 yrs. Gabriel s/o James b.ca 1795 and Elizabeth TURNER on 27 Feb 1816 (pgs 220 and 221))
After the death of Gabriel, Maria married Charles H BOKER on 10 Jun 1891. (Source: NJ Archives #404-70-B80. Charles BOKER of West Asbury Park age 59, married 2 times, a flagman born in America, son of Benj. BOKER and Lydia BENNETT married Maria MACK born in Ireland age 50. She a widow, SWAIN, married 2 times. Her father was John MACK (b. Ireland) and Mary E CAHILL (b. Ireland) was her mother. Laura Isabel Hanley and Mrs Adelaid Brown were witnesses. Rev John H Hanley 1st ME Church Asbury Park officiated). It was Charles H BOKER second marriage. Charles H BOKER died 27 Jan 1892 in Asbury Park NJ of val. disease of heart and is buried in Manasquan Cemetery.
Maria's will provides the following: Maria BOWKER.
Inventory taken 12 Feb 1921 by John P HUTCHINSON Exec, Albert V. BAZIN and Otis H. TILTON appraisers. Value of estate = $2668.77. Notes to John P. HUTCHINSON ($1600 and Amount due from Wm E. CLEVENGER $300). Will. 1). Pay debts. 1). Son Benjamin $2.00. 2). Daughter Ellie EVERSHAM wife of John EVERSHAM $4.00. 3). Granddaughter Mabel CLEVENGER house in Asbury Park purchased from Charles KALREY?. 4). residue of estate to sons John SWAIN and Joseph SWAIN and daughters Amy CLEVENGER and Rebecca DANELY to be divided equally. Lastly, John P. HUTCHINSON, heir from Mansfield, Burlington Co. as Executor. Amy N. HUTCHINSON and Isaac HUTCHINSON witnessed her signing on 19 Jan 1904. John P HUTCHINSON sworn as exec in Bordentown on 31 May 1921. Maria BOWKER. # M5013, Monmouth, file 7 May 1921
This is all I have on this family