I have seen Ruth Beall's parents listed as Verlinda Magruder and John Beall. John was the son of Alexander Beall. Thomas B. Swearingen mentions property he received from Alexander Beall, Who would be his wife's grandfather. Thomas B.'s mother is listed as Martha Ray. John Ray may be the brother of Sarah "Sallie" Ray Swearingen, wife of William D. Swearingen. Both couples may be 2nd cousins, once removed. Sallie's father seems to be John Ray.
William D. Swearingen and Sallie Ray lived in Warren Co, KY. William seems to have left her and moved to Howard Co, MO. She died in 1819 in Warren Co, KY. He remarried, also in 1819, leaving two sons, Thomas and William C. orphaned in Warren Co. His brother Samuel also lived in Howard county, as well as both sons of both William D. and Samuel.