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William Swearingam, 1830 census

William Swearingam, 1830 census

Posted: 10 Jul 2003 12:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ross/Beach/Swearingen/Brisco/Harper
Does anyone have any information on the following family found in the 1830 Lauderdale County, Alabama census, Pg 220:
William Swearingam
1 male of 5 under 10
2 males of 10 under 15
1 male of 15 under 20
1 male of 40 under 50
1 female under 5
1 female of 5 under 10
1 female of 10 under 15
1 female of 30 under 40

Searching for the father of my Samuel Swearingen and the 1 male of 5 and under 10 at least fits the age. The name Swearingen is difficult to research with many spellings. If anyone can help identify this family and the names of the children, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Teresa

Re: William Swearingam, 1830 census

Jack Clark (View posts)
Posted: 13 Jul 2003 1:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Swearingin, William Cheek
Comments: It appears that William and his first wife (name unknown) left Burke County, North Carolina around 1811 shortly after they were married and went to Jackson County, Tennessee where their children were born and it is believed where the first wife died. William seems to have made a trip to Lauderdale County, Alabama in 1822 to marry his second wife Polly and brought her to Jackson County, Alabama. By 1831 William and Polly had moved to Jackson County in Alabama .[ 1820 census, Jackson Co. TN; 1830 census Lauderdale Co. AL; 1840 & 1850 census, Jackson Co. AL] After William died Polly, his second wife, moved with some of her children from Jackson County, Alabama to Marshall County, Alabama. William and his first wife issued Richard and Samuel. William and his second wife, Polly, issued female, Mary, Ferney, Joseph, Eliza, John and David,
b. 1790 in Burke Co. NC
occ. Farmer
d. 1850-1860 in Jackson or Marshall Co. AL

Williams parents were Richard Cheek Swearingin and Mary Penley. This branch of the Swearingens generally spelled their name with an "i" , Swearingin. Details of this and other Swearingens can be found in Karel Whyte's book on the Swearingens....she can be reached at kjwhyte@earthlink.net to buy her book. ....Hope this helps....Jack

Re: William Swearingam, 1830 census

Posted: 13 Jul 2003 1:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Swearigen/Ross/Beach/Harper
Thanks so much for the info....not the person I'm looking for, unfortunately.

Teresa

Re: William Swearingam, 1830 census

Jack clark (View posts)
Posted: 14 Jul 2003 1:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
If you give me what you know about your Samuel, I might be able to help you.....my data base covers 600 pages and has over 5000 Swearingens of the third branch....Jack

Re: William Swearingam, 1830 census

Posted: 14 Jul 2003 1:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ross/Swearingen/Beach/Harper
Thanks so much for the offer...Karel has already checked her book and can find nothing on our Samuel. We're about to think he fell off the turnip wagon or sprouted from under a cabbage leaf. :-D

Anyway, what we know about Samuel is: According to ages on the census records he was born about 1825 in North Carolina. He married Prudence Beach, born abt 1828 in Tennessee. We can locate them in the census records for Prairie Twp, Arkansas County, Arkansas in 1850 and then Prairie Twp, Carroll County, Arkansas in 1860 and 1870. Samuel was not listed in the 1870 census and his wife Prudence was listed as a widow. Family lore says that he was murdered by some bushwackers about 1861 or '62 on his farm in Carroll County, when they shoved his pipe down his throat. Family lore also says that Prudence witnessed it.

Samuel and Prudence's children were: Sarah Elizabeth, b. abt 1848 (listed as Elizabeth on the census records), she married James Lasley; Queen Victoria, b. abt 1849, m. John Marion Ross; Emily B.K. (or P.K.) "Kansas", b. abt 1854, m. Joseph Ross; Caledonia Prudence, b. 16 Dec 1857, m. Marion G. Clark; Columbia Alta, b. 21 Jul 1859, m. John Thomas Essman; Samuel H., b. abt 1861, d. abt 1882.

We're very curious at where they came up with some of their daughter's names. They seem pretty unusual to us. Anyway, if there is any way you can help, I would be very grateful.

Thanks,
Teresa

Re: William Swearingam, 1830 census

Jack Clark (View posts)
Posted: 14 Jul 2003 5:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry....I have no help to offer....Karel and I have been exchanging info for over ten years.....If it were me I would put some effort in finding the children of Van Swearingen number 172 in Karels book....Lots of luck....Jack

Re: William Swearingam, 1830 census

Posted: 24 Jul 2004 3:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Feb 2005 3:32PM GMT
the son of samuel swearingen2 was frederick van swearingen b 1750/59 in edgecombe co. NC d 18may 1822/23 DALLAS CO ALABAMA HIS WIFE WAS SARAH BETTIS, sorry for caps, his father was samuel swearingen 2 b abt 1720/25 prince george co md,m 20 may1805, d jan 1819 lincoln co nc, his father samuel swearingen 1 b abt 1695 somerset co md married 14 feb 1714/15 d after 1782,montgomery co nc spouse elizabeth farmer, his father was thomas van swearingen b 1660 dutchcoloney or somerset co md d 1687 prince george md , his father garrett van swearingen b 4feb1636 beanstirdam unitnetherland holland married abt 1662 d 4 feb1698 spouse barbara de barrett,his father is albert van swearingen 1610 reidstsweaden holland,wife was mary? muy 3rd grat grandmother was the daughter of fredrick swearingen her nqame was jayne swearingen b 8 feb 1780 married 5may1809 d 25dec 1843 spouse was benjamin medlock jr do hope this helps you if u have any information further than albert van swearingen.

Re: William Swearingam, 1830 census

Posted: 11 Oct 2004 2:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Have you even gotten a reply for your request?
I am be able to help.

Re: William Swearingam, 1830 census

Posted: 25 Aug 2011 7:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
I just started on ancestry.com and saw your post. My paternal grandfather was Matthew Van Swearingen, Sr. He was from Florence, Al, which is in Lauderdale County. His father was Eli? Swearingen. Does this help you? Can you help me more?

Re: William Swearingam, 1830 census

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 9:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great great grandparents were Samuel and Prudence (Beach) Swearingen, who were the parents of my great grandmother, Columbia A. Essman, who was born July 31, 1859, died January 2, 1928, and is buried in the Rosedale Cemetery in Ada, Oklahoma near their daughter, Alta Essman Newman. Following is information from the cemetery records.

Essman, Columbia A., b. Jul 31, 1859, d. Jan 2, 1928, w/o John Thomas Essman, d/o Samuel & Prudence (Beach) Swearingen, [JO]
Essman, John Thomas, b. Jan 19, 1856 d. Oct 11, 1937, h/o Columbia A. Essman, s/o Andrew Jackson & Mary (Shockley) Essman, [JO]

Newman, Alta, b. Mar 16, 1890, d. Jun 23, 1958, w/o Grover Newman, d/o John T. & Columbia A. Essman, [JO]
Newman, Grover C., b. 1887, d. 1929, h/o Alta Newman, [JO]

Hope this helps you!
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