My information is a book that my Uncle James Hewitt Swearingen Jr. put together for this family. The information concerning Gerret was obtained from "Documents Relating to the colonial History of the Stae of New York. It states there are 10 volumes from 1835 to 1877, devoted to "the Colony on the South river." Official records in Washington, D.C., andMaryland.
Gerret was born in Beemsterdam, Holland in 1636. I myself have found afew things relating to him, a will, and a short bit about when he left Holland. I have been looking for more information about the Swearingen family to complete my records on them as much as I can. I would appreciate any help on this that anyone can give to me. I am off of the 4 Branch of the family tree. There are family members I wish to inject into the family tree that I have record of. My mother was Pauline E. Swearingen, Bott. Father James Hewitt Swearingen Sr.