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From: "Becki Watters" <>
Subject: Re: [SWAIN-L] John Swain
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 13:51:11 -0800
Here is what I have on the descendants of Richard (only showing a couple
generations). Notice that I show seven children for Richard and no son named
Benjamin of Richard's son Jonathon. This is not based on my own research so
I cannot verify that the information is correct.
Descendants of Richard Jr. Swain
Generation No. 1
1. Richard Jr.2 Swain (Richard1) was born January 01, 1660/61 in Hampton,
New Hampshire, and died 1706 in Swaintown, Cape May Co., New Jersey.
Children of Richard Jr. Swain are:
+ 2 i. Johnathan3 Swain, born December 23, 1685 in Nantucket Island,
Massachusetts; died August 31, 1748 in Lockwoods Folly, Brunswick Co., North
3 ii. Ebenezer Swain, died 1756 in Cape May Co., New Jersey.
4 iii. Lemuel Swain, died February 1733/34 in Cape May Co., New Jersey.
5 iv. Zebulum Swain, died 1730 in Cape May Co., New Jersey.
6 v. Judah Swain, died 1734.
7 vi. Reuben Swain, died January 07, 1714/15.
8 vii. Abigail Swain, born February 07, 1683/84.
Generation No. 2
2. Johnathan3 Swain (Richard Jr.2, Richard1) was born December 23, 1685 in
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, and died August 31, 1748 in Lockwoods
Folly, Brunswick Co., North Carolina. He married Ruth Jacocks in New Jersey.
Children of Johnathan Swain and Ruth Jacocks are:
+ 9 i. Levi4 Swain, born Abt. 1718 in Swaintown, Cape May Co., New Jersey;
died Bet. June 15, 1769 - 1778 in Lockwoods Folly, Brunswick Co., North
10 ii. Johathan Swain, born Abt. 1715; died 1778 in Lockwoods Folly,
Brunswick Co., North Carolina.
11 iii. Arthur Swain.
Generation No. 3
9. Levi4 Swain (Johnathan3, Richard Jr.2, Richard1) was born Abt. 1718 in
Swaintown, Cape May Co., New Jersey, and died Bet. June 15, 1769 - 1778 in
Lockwoods Folly, Brunswick Co., North Carolina. He married Mary (Hewitt?).
Children of Levi Swain and Mary (Hewitt?) are:
12 i. William Levi5 Swain, born Bet. 1755 - 1757 in Brunswick Co., North
Carolina; died October 18, 1808 in Brunswick Co., North Carolina. He married
Charity Hines; born Abt. 1761; died Bet. 1805 - 1816.
13 ii. Mary Swain.
14 iii. James Swain.
15 iv. Joseph Swain.
16 v. John Swain.
17 vi. Sarah Swain.
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Rathbun" <>
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2001 8:44 AM
Subject: [SWAIN-L] John Swain
> I am new to you list but need any information on John Swain who son was
Richard Swain, Sr.
> Richard Swain, Sr. born 21 Sept. 1595 at Berkshire, England
> died 14 April 1682 at Nantucket
> he married Jane Godfrey 15 Sept. 1658 at Hampton, Mass.
> she was born 5 May 1644 at Malden, Bedfordshire, ENG, GBR
> His son was Richard Swain, Jr. who was born 13 Jan. 1659/60 Essex, NJ
> died ? , 1707 Cape May, NJ
> he and his wife Unknown had 4 children
> One was Jonathan, Swain b. 23 Dec. 1685 Nantucket
> d. ? Cape Fear, NC
> wife unknown
> son Benjamin Swain
> born 1706 England
> d 1793 Bristol, Bucks, PA married Elizabeth Rulon b. 1710 France
> when and where married
> I have only one child born to them Abraham Swain born 1732 Bucks county,
> d 21 Jan. 1812 Bristol, Bucks, PA
> Married Sarah Woolston (2nd Sarah) 23 May 1868 Bucks county, PA
> b. 8 Aug. 1745 Bucks county, A
> d. 18 Sep. 1787 where?
> 9 children
> Jonathan Swain b. 5 Oct. 1780 Bristol, PA
> d. 20 May 1859 Millcreek, New Castle, DE
> M. Rachael Kinsey Nov. 17, 1802 I have a copy of what they called a
marriage license given to me by my cousin on the Pierce side. On the
marriage license it says Jonathan son of Abraham Swain and his wife Sarah.
> Rachael daughter of John Kinsey and his wife Margaret
> b. 10 Nov. 1779 Buckingham, PA
> d. 9 April 1851 Baltimore, MD
> Edward Swain first wife Henrietta (maybe Wheeler) who was born 20 Aug.
1820 where unknown.
> Edward married 2nd Angeline Blanche Gorsuch. They were married 28th Sept.
1843 in Baltimore, MD
> Edward b. 19 May 1815 Millcreek mtg. New Castle, DE
> d. 11 Sep. 1906 in Victor, Poweshik county, IA
> Angeline b. 6 June 1819 Baltimore, MD
> d. 3 July 1896 Victor, IA
> they had 11 children
> IN family record I have that grandpa Swain came from Scotland---and it
also says Grandpa Swain came from Scotland on a big boat. In the boat was
another Mr. Swain but NO relation does anyone know who this is ?
> Any help tp fill in blanks appreciated.
> Rose Rathbun