I descend from Lucy (Hyde) & Joseph Swearingen, through their daughter Lizetta who married PETER MORRIS KETCHEM, their son CHARLES HARTFORD KETCHEM who married CARRIE EMMA KETCHEM (the last were my grandparents).
1. I have very little info on Lucy-other than she was born @1810. Joseph Swearingen b. Abt 1806 & died bet. 1870-1880. Joseph was s/o Issac Stull Swearingen & Anna Neal.
2.Lizetta D. Swearingen b 6-20-1857 d. 2-22-1932. She died in the home of her son,my grandfather, Charles Ketchem. My mother remembers her living with them for several years before she died. I have a picture of her and her sister Margaret Thompson S. who married Lindsey Morris. They were tall, austere looking women. My grandmother always said they were part Native American, but I've not been able to find any hint of this. Lizetta was a member of Muddy Creek Presbyterian Church. She & Peter are buried in Green Mount Cemetery in Waynesburg.
1. Do you know what the D. in Lizetta's name stands for?
2. Do you have better dates for Lucy Hyde & Jos. Swearingen?
3. Do you have any info on Lucy Hyde's ancestors beyond Samuel?
I can provide info on Lizetta & Peter Morris Ketchem's children if you'd like. I would appreciate any info you have. Thanks,