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Archives of Maryland, Volume 0057, Page 0600
The Jurors for the Lord proprietary doe present John Richardson
[p. 458] of Tredavon Creeke in the County of Talbott County for that he
the said John Richardson the fourth day of October in the eight and thirtith
yeare of his Lopps Dominion at Tredavon Creeke aforesaid upon Mary Richardson
his then wife by force and armes an assault did make that is to say with
a certaine tobacco stick to the value of One peny Sterling which the said
John Richardson did then and there hold in his hand upon the aforesaid Mary
Richardson his then wife then and there in the Peace of God and of the said
Lord proprietary being, voluntarily and of his malice forethought did make
an assault and the Same Mary his then wife then and there with the said
Stick feloniously did Strick, So that by the said Stroake the said Mary
Richardson his then wife received a mortall blow whereupon the body of the
said Mary Richardson his then wife did ithediately fall to the earth and
the said Mary Richardson his then wife instantly
there of the blow aforesaid died and So the said John Richardson att Tredavon Creeke aforesaid of his malice before thought the said Mary Richardson his then wife did voluntarily feloniously and wickedly Kill and murther Contrary to the Peace of the said Lord proprietary his Rule and dignity.Afterwards att the same provinciall Court to witt the sevententh day of the same December in the yeare aforesaid Comand was given by the same Court to the Sheriff of St Maries County to bring the said John Richardson prisoner then in his Custody to the Barr of the said Court who appeareing in his proper person and holding up his hand at the barr and heareing the abovesaid indictment read said he was not guilty thereof and put himselfe upon the Country, and John Morecroft Attorny of the said Lord proprietary who on the behalfe of the said Lord proprietary prosecuteth, likewise Wherefore Comand was given to the Sheriff of St Maries County aforesaid that he cause ithediately to come before the justices of the said Lord Proprietary of his said Provinciall Court to Keepe the peace assigned and to heare and determine all felonies trespasses murthers and misdemeanors in the said Province Committed twelve lawfull freemen of the said Province to make a jury to know the truth of the premisses, Because aswell the said John Morecroft Attorny of the said Lord Proprietary who for the said Lord proprietary prosecuteth in this behalf e as also the said John Richardson have putt themselves upon the same jury.And afterwards the same day to witt the said sevententh day of the same December in the yeare aforesaid Came the said John Morecroft Attorny of the said Lord proprietary who for the said Lord proprietary in this behalfe prosecuteth And the said John Richardson being againe brought to the Barr of the said Court and appeareing in his proper person and the jury aforesaid by the said sheriff of St Maries County being impannelled and called namely Thomas Cosden William Kent John Cobreth Jeremiah Markham Thomas Hussey Henry Hawkins Richard Morris Thomas Hinton Samuel Dickeson George Marshall John Beale and John Heard likewise came And the said indictment being then and there read and the witt-
nesses to prove the said indictment to witt Penelope Evans William Dell and Henry Swiggott being sworne and examined to speake the truth according to their severall Knowledge about and concerning the premisses being heard and the said John Richardson (being required to make his defence thereunto) being heard likewise the said jurors upon their Oathes say that the said John Richardson is guilty of misadventure December 13, 1669, "
A Certiorari should be Granted to John Richardson to transmit the records" of his appeal to the Provincial Court (p. 565), nor is the character of the case revealed, although it was unquestionably a civil suit. It is to be noted, however, that on this same day Governor Calvert had granted a pardon to Richardson, who shortly before had been found guilty of killing his wife by misadventure (pp. 599-600).
Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1678-1679 Lib.
R, p. 184 May 28th 1681
Edward Hide was at the house of Henry Swigget and saw Eight Indians goe into the house when they were a planting,
and one of them came and presented a gunn at them, and I chanced to hold up my head from planting and see him, and
he slided Downe his gunn again, and I with the rest went up to them and asked what Indians they were and they said they
were Chicacone Indians and went away Signed Edward E Hide
Probate Records of Md. (Vernon L. Skinner Jr. abstracts)
John Hodson 6.358 A DO #25640 *14410 Sep 2 1679
Payments to: Bartholomew Ennalls, John Southe, Henry SWIGGET, John Brooke, Robert Ridgely, Thomas Wall, Thomas Gilbert, Thomas Jones, Daniell Clarke, William Bennet, Oliver Gray,
Administrator: John Hodson (son).
Henry Swiggott 17.139 DO £78.13.O May 15 1733
May 16 1733
Appraisers:J. Eccleston, William Stanford.
Creditors: Charles Stanford, George Griffith.
Next of kin: William Lester, Henry Parish.
Administratrix: Mary Swiggett (alias Mary ODillin)
Henry Swiggott 12.145 A DO £78.l3.0 £29.9.6
Dec 10 1733
Sureties: Ebenezar White, Charles Standford.
Payments to: Alice Morriss, William Harvey, Charles Stanford, William Stevens, John Ecleston, Sarah Headgan, Eiisabeth Taylor, Edward Franklin, Arthur Smith, Ralph Sanders, Joseph Ennalls.
Representatives: widow (unnamed), 5 children (under age); Mercy, Mary, Thomas, Hannah, James.
Administratrix: Mary Dillan, wife of Henry Dillan.
Abraham Brodus 59.57 DO £8O.14.7 Mar 22 1755
Jun 11 1755
Appraisers: Isaac Patridge, Patrick Reed.
Creditors: J. Eccleston J. Ennails.
Next of kin: Elisabeth Macbarling, Thomas Brawdis.
Administratrix/Executrix: Elisabeth Broadus.
Elisabeth Brodus 63.531 Dorc £52.0.0 Feb 11
1757 Jun 16 1757
Appraisers: Patrick Reed, Isaac Patridge.
Creditors: J. Eccleston, Thomas Manning.
Next of kin: Charles Mattles (or Charles Wattles ), Henry Swygett.
Administrator: Samuel Stanford.
List of Debts due to the estate of Dr. Reimour Land 10 June 1771 13 June 1771 Sperate Debts: James Swiggett, Desperate Debts: among others Henry Swiggett
James Swiggett of Dorchester, Caroline Cos. MD and Sussex Co. DE, Last Will and Testament
James Swiggett : Yeoman w.22 Jul 1780 p. 28 Aug 1780 Sussex County Del.
wife Elizabeth, dwelling Plantation on the east side of the state line
son Henry , exec. lands in both states except for wife's
daus Mary and Elizabeth Smith- sterling silver.
wit. Benjamin Whittington, Rhoda Whittington, Truston Godwin (Arch. Vol. a 101 pg 92 Reg. of Wills Liber C. f. 344-345)
Henry Swiggett of Caroline Co. Md. Last Will and Testament (see below)
stated sons Henry Swiggett, James Swiggett, Johnson Swiggett, Harmon Swiggett, William Swiggett
William Swiggett of Caroline Co. Md. died intestate
sons Aaron Swiggett, Levin Swiggett
Col. Aaron Swiggett b. Caroline Co, MD.d. Seaford DE m. Nanci Hinds dau of William Hinds, Sr.
Officer Seaford DE.Militia, fought in the War of 1812, in the Battle of Lewes.
Hand Stitched Sampler of Swiggett Genealogy
Children of Aaron and Nancy Swiggett m. 30 Jun 1808
Sarah A. Swiggett was born 29 May 1809 died 18 Dec. 1810
William H. Swiggett was born 30 Dec. 1810 (William Hinds Swiggett)
Emeline Swiggett was born 8 April 1813 died 12 Oct. 1823
Eliza Ann Swiggett was born March 29 1818
Charles Swiggett was born 24 May 1817 died 23 Aug. 1818
Carnelia Swiggett was born 7 May 1819
Sarah Jane Swiggett was born 28 Jul 1821
Levin Swiggett was born 5 Sept. 1823
Wilson Swiggett was born 12 June 1825 died 30 June 1828
Aaron Swiggett (Jr)was born 22 Jan 1827
(Col)Aaron Swiggett (Sr) died 26 Dec. 1826
Eliza Ann Swiggett's needlework
(Aaron Swiggett's dau Eliza Ann Swiggett married Major Wright Allen)
BIOGRAPHICAL AND GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE: RUNK
Major Aaron Swiggett married Nancy Hinds, daughter of William Hinds of Kent Co. (DE), and niece of Thomas Hinds (General) of Mississippi. He settled in Seaford, engaging in the merchant and shipping business, and accumulated considerable wealth. He was a major in the War of 1812, and was in the battle of Lewes(De). The coat he wore in that fight stayed in the family till at least the end of the 19th century. He died in 1828 (1826*) about 40* years of age. He had two sons (who lived) William Hinds Swiggett and Levin Swiggett; and three daughters Eliza Ann, who married Major W. Allen of Seaford, and died in 1873, leaving seven children; Cornelia , who died unmarried in 1864; Sarah J. , widow of Capt. Orlando Martin, who died in 1860, leaving one child, Walter E. Martin.
The father of Aaron Swiggett, and the first American ancestor of the
family (*?) was William Swiggett, who was born in Sweden c. 1750, and
coming to America when the young man settled in Caroline Co. Md*. He married
Miss Shaftesbury (*?), and had two sons; Levin and Aaron, and three daughters.
He was a farmer in good circumstances and lived to be 85 years old, dying in
Aaron Swiggett's son William H. Swiggett was a man of considerable reputation, He taught school in his youth, and was in public life for many years, holding various positions in the county. He was a recorder of deeds for Sussex Co., clerk in the register's office for 12 years and Asst. Provost Marshall. He was a stanch Whig, and one of the first to join the ranks of the new Republican party. He died in 1875 when in his 63rd year. His wife Maria Hurst, was an accomplished lady of Dorcester Co, Md. She was the sister of the late John Hurst, of Baltimore, and Bishop Hurst of the M.E. Church was his nephew. Mr. Swiggett died at the early age of 32 leaving a family of 5 children; Captain Samuel A. Swiggett, Francis C. Swiggett, Annie H. Swiggett, who married Robert H. Ford, Colonel William Yardley Swiggett, and Ashland B. Swiggett. All these sons served in the Union army during the late Civil War. The eldest served as Capt. in the 36 Iowa and was a prisoner for eighteen months at Camp Ford Texas. His brother, Ashland was wounded seven times in the battle of Antietam.
William H. Swiggett was again married in 1856 to Ellen A. Harris, she died in 1860 leaving him. 2 children; Mary B. Swiggett, who married Cassius M. Green, and Cornelia M. Swiggett, who married Edwin Goodwin.
*Mary B Swiggett daughter of Wiliam Hinds Swiggett and Ellen Harris
married Cassius M Greene in Wapello County, Iowa, June 22, 1873. I believe
Mary was residing with her half brother Samuel Swiggett at the time. They resided
most of their married life in Greene, Butler County, Iowa. She died December
19, 1891 at the young age of 45 of tuberculosis. Her sister , Cornelia Goodwin,
took care of the children until the father remarried. Cornelia then went with
her brother, Samuel Swiggett to Montana until she remarried there. She
died in California. Mary B. Swiggett Greene bore five children, the first two
died in infancy, three survived to adulthood. Ryan Swiggett Greene died
in the first year as did Cassius Otley Greene. Gertrude Greene
my grandmother married Harmon Leon Mitchell and bore 5 children. Galen
Edwin Greene who was President of his law class at the University of
Iowa died at age 23 of appendicitis. March 21 , 1882- October 10, 1905. The
other son Harris Greene born February 1885 died November 10, 1944 in
Fort Dodge, Iowa. Harris Green became an insurance agent in Fort Dodge,
Iowa and was active in the Red Cross during WWII. Cornelia Swiggett' s husband died in an accident in Omaha, Nebraska in 1888, and she came and took care of the children after their mother's death until Cassius Greene remarried. She then married a Joseph Fredrick Woolman of Montana and lived in Montana and then after he died went to California where she died. I have not been able to find any evidence of children . Cassius Greene, Mary B Swiggett Greene, and all their children except Harris are buried in Rosehill Cemetery in Greene, Butler County, Iowa. Harris is buried in Fort Dodge, Iowa. There is a biography of Cassius Green printed in the Progressive Men of Iowa book. . Edwin Goodwin was buried in Keokuk, Iowa.*(Donated by Nancy Le Masurier, great-granddaughter of Mary B. Swiggett.)
The parents of Col. Wm.Y. Swiggett removed to the Georgetown when he was 5 years old and attended the school and academy at that place until he was seventeen. He then went to Iowa, where he remained one year, and returning in 1859, entered in the office of the Georgetown Messenger, to learn the printing trade. At this business he continued until the rebellion in 1861, when he was one of the first to enroll himself for the defense of his country's flag and enlisted in Company G, First Delaware Volunteers, for three months.
He was elected as Second Lieutenant by that company, in which rank he served during the term guarding the railroad from Wilmington to Baltimore. On being mustered out he assisted in reorganizing the regiment for three years service and was mustered out as first Lieutenant of Company C.
Two months he spent at home in recruiting after which he joined the regiment at Camp Hamilton, Fortress Monroe and shared in its fortune till the battle of Antietam, in which he was severely wounded in the hip by a musket ball and was torn from the field. After two months in the hospital he rejoined his reg-iment and on the 20th of Jan. was promoted to the rank of Captain, receiving his commission Jan. 23, 1862 the day following his marriage. He was at that time on a leave of absence, but afterwards rejoined his regiment at Gettysburg.
He was however unable to participate in the battle or to endure the hardship of the field and was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps Oct. 1, 1863 and employed in the lighter duties of the service. Swiggett was first commissioned as first lieutenant and on 10 Dec. 1863 was promoted to Captain and was stationed at Meridan Hill near Washington, serving until April 6 1864 when he was mustered out by general orders. He returned in the following summer assisting in raising the Ninth Delaware Regiment. When it was organized he was commissioned Major on Sept. 12, 1864. Still suffering from his wounds which had not yet closed, he went with the regiment to Fort Delaware guarding rebel prisoners.
On Jan. 4 1865 he was commissioned Colonel of his regiment and mustered out by general orders from the War Dept. that same month.
Colonel Swiggett received eight military commissions beginning with second lieutenant and ascending to that of Lieut. Colonel. In Sept he was appointed Mail agent on the Delaware Railroad and removed to his residence in Wilmington. He filled the position in an efficient manner till 1882 when having been appointed to postmaster of that city by President Arthur and on the 15th of that month was confirmed by the Senate. He entered his new task with the same zeal and devotion to duty that characterized him in the different position he filled in the army. He was always an active Republican, became a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and was one of the originators of DuPont post no. 2 of Wilmington in which he held all the chairs of honor. He was assistant quartermaster general of the dept. of Delaware and a member of the National Council of Administration. He became a member of the Knights of Pythias, joined the Meth. Episcopal. church in Feb. 1869 and served as trustee St. Paul's church. Col. Wm. Y. Swiggett was married Jan 22 1863 to Charlotte E.D. Cannon of Georgetown dau. of Joseph K. and Hannah (Dunning) Cannon. Wm. and his wife Charlotte had one child , Maria Swigget.
*dates, names or places are incorrect or unproven by this author's research
It is surprising how many young Seafordians left their native community here and went on to find fame and fortune elsewhere. From time to time in coming weeks I plan to write about the caress of many of these men and women. They grew up here, left their hometown, and made outstanding successes in other places and in unusual fields. Surely one of the very earliest success stories in this series might start with Col.William Swiggett, a member of Seaford's pioneering Swiggett family. Col. Swiggett was a grandson of one of Seaford's very first settlers, Aaron Swiggett, who had moved to Seaford in 1813 from Kent County, Md.*Old Mr. Swiggett opened a general store on Water Street in partnership with George Hazzard, who had come here from Lewes. The two men became successful. Both married and had families. Mr. Swiggett's oldest son, William, married here and soon became the father of William Jr., who was born in 1841.When William Jr., was 5 years old his parents moved to Georgetown. And it was from our county seat that the Swiggett name eventually became a part of the history of this nation. It all began when Fort Sumter became the focal point of our nation's entry into the Civil War. President Lincoln called for volunteers and young Swiggett was among the first in Georgetown to respond. He signed as a Private. Quickly he was promoted to a second lieutenant as his unit was mustered in as Company G, First Delaware Volunteers. This regiment was enlisted for 90 days. Most of that time was spent guarding the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad. At the end of that time, when the new First Delaware was organized for three years service, Swiggett was made first lieutenant of Company C. At the battle of Antietam Swiggett led his company in a charge across the fields of the Roulette Farm and was only a short distance from the main Confederate defense line in Bloody Lane when he was struck down by two bullets. When the First Delaware was forced to retire two men of his company carried the unconscious Swiggett from the field. Swiggett rejoined his regiment as Captain a few weeks before the Battle of Gettysburg, but his wounds had not healed sufficiently for him to undergo rigorous service. He was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps at Meridian Hill. He was mustered out of service on April 6, 1864, and returned to Delaware. Although still weak, he was anxious to return to service and helped organize the 9th Delaware Regiment. He was appointed major when that outfit was mustered in that Fall. A later promotion made him a lieutenant colonel, but his tour of duty took him away from battle action when his regiment was assigned to guard prisoners at Fort Delaware. When the war ended he was still at that post. Upon return to civilian life, Col. Swiggett did not return to either Seaford or Georgetown. He accepted an appointment as mail agent for the Delaware Railroad, with his offices in Wilmington. Finally, in 1882, President Chester Arthur appointed him postmaster of Wilmington and he served in that capacity until 1886. Finally, he resumed his former position with the Delaware Railroad and was a frequent visitor to his native Seaford as a part of his work schedule. He died in 1896.And lest we forget, Seaford sent one of it's citizens to the Confederacy at the same time that Col. Swiggett was a Union officer. And that particular Seafordian attained an even higher rank than Col. Swiggett. He became a general in the rebel forces. Shortly before the beginning of the Civil War, Leonadas (sp?) Polk was a teacher in a private school in Seaford. That school stood on ground that is now a part of Odd Fellows Cemetery. Its students were the children of most of our town's leading families, and its small faculty had been carefully selected for the teaching roles. Mr. Polk must have been a graduate of a southern military college before coming here, because at the onset of the war between the states he resigned his post here and traveled to Georgia to accept a commission in the Confederate forces there. At the height of the war, an entire division of Confederate forces was placed under the command of Gen. Leonadas Polk. His command saw action in various southern engagements. His fame as a leader was acclaimed throughout the South. Now, I never was one to spend much time studying the military side of this nation's terrible civil insurrection; so I never got greatly involved in military celebrities. But once, many years ago, I had a visitor in my office who came to Seaford to lookup information on Leonadas Polk. She was writing a biography of the distinguished general. She had come to Seaford to learn something about his life while he was here as a teacher in our private school. I was sorry to have to tell her that I knew almost nothing about the man. A Seaford Episcopal minister, the Rev. Dr. John Crosby, had come across some sketchy information he had found in his church's records that indicated that young Polk had indeed, been a teacher here- and that he had resigned to accept a commission in the Confederate Army. The lady left here without adding much to her biography. But she convinced me that indeed, Gen. Polk, of Civil War fame, had once taught school here, and deserved a place in our town's Hall of Fame if we ever had one.
Revolutionary Patriots of Caroline Co., Md 1775-1783, Peden, Jr., Henry C.,1998 Family Line Publications, Westminster, Md. 21157
SWIGGATE, Benjamin. Private, Militia, Capt. Andrew Fountain's Company, 14th Battalion, by August 13, 1777 Ref: M-157]. Rendered patriotic service by providing wheat for the use of the military in August, 1782, as verified by Giles Hicks 3rd, Commissary for Caroline County [Ref: V-6636, which listed the name as "Ben Swigate"].
SWIGGATE, Harmon. Private, Militia, Capt. John Stafford's Company, 14th Battalion, by August 13, 1777 [Ref: M-156).
SWIGGATE, Henry Jr. Private, Militia, Capt. John Stafford's Company, 14th Battalion, by August 13, 1777 [Ref: M-156]. He was probably the son of "Henry Swiggett" who was aged 55 in a 1785 deposition [Ref: T- 11].
SWIGGATE, James. Private, Militia, Capt. John Stafford's Company,
14th Battalion, by August 13, 1777 [Ref: M-156]. "James Swigget"
married Elizabeth Priest on July 3, 1755 [Ref: K-27]
SWIGGATE, Johnson. Private, Militia, Capt. John Stafford's Company, 14th Battalion, by August 13, 1777 [Ref: M-156].
SWIGGATE, William. Private, Militia, Capt. John Stafford's Company, 14th Battalion, by August 13, 1777 [Ref: M-156].
REF.M -Clements, Eugene S, and Wright, F.Edward The Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War. Family Line Publications, Westminster Md. 1987
REF. T -Harper, Irma, Heirs and legatees of Caroline Co., Family Line Pub. Westmisnter, 1989
Migration of Caroline County Quakers to Indiana: F. Edward Wright, Maryland Genealogical Magazine,Vol 34 No. 3 1993, Baltimore ,Maryland pgs.279,280.
A large number of Quakers of the Northwest Fork Monthly Meetings moved from near Federalsburg, Maryland to Wayne County, Indiana in the 1820's.
Some of the members had shown interest in moving to Ohio as early as 1805 and had asked for the counsel and advice of Friends ."..In 1806 certificates of removal to Ohio were requested....From 1824 through the next six years a significant number of Southern Caroline would settle ... in the vicinity of the towns of Richmond (White Water Meeting) and Milton (Milford Meeting). Most of those who continued as Members of the Society of Friends became Hicksite Quakers, especially those in the Milton area. Some of the Northwest Fork Quaker had been disowned by the time of their arrival in Indiana.
From the Northwest Fork Monthly Meeting , Milford, and White Water Monthly Meeting Minutes...
1850 Census: IN : Fayette County: Jackson Township 12 Sept 1850
102 SWIGGETT J. A. W. 30 M Carpenter 250 b. Md
102 SWIGGETT Elizabeth 21 F b. Ind
102 SWIGGETT Nancy S. 3 F b. Ind
102 SWIGGETT Perry C. 1 M b. Ind
141 SEXTON Francis 30 M Laberour 100 b. Pa
141 SEXTON Sarah A. 26 F b. Md
141 SEXTON Annabel Sarah Jane 5 F b. Ind
141 SEXTON Charles W. 3 M b. Ind
141 SWIGGET Rebecca A. 41 F b. Md
1880 CENSUS : IN : Newton COUNTY: WASHINGTON Township Enumerated: 15 June 1880
Name Race Sex Age Occup b. /father b./ mother b.
Swiggett R.B. W M 29 Farmer Ind Me (Md?) Me (Md?)
Swiggett Margaret W F 26 Wife Keeping house Ind Va
Swiggett Lizzie L. W F 4 Daughter Ind Ind Ind
Swiggett Clara E. W F 1 Daughter Ind Ind Ind
Swiggett Ralph W M 52 Farmer Md Md Md
Swiggett Mary W F 46 Wife Keeping house Ind N.J. Md
Swiggett Catherine W F 26 Daughter X Ind Md Ind
Swiggett Robert R. W M 23 Son Farm laborer Ind Md Ind
Swiggett Edna A. W F Ind Md Ind
Also Swiggett listed in 1850 Ripley Co IN Census
Also Swiggett listed Jefferson Co Mississippi 1830 Census
Also Swiggett listed Caroline Co Va. 1850 Census
Also Swiggett listed Hamitlton Co IN 1850 Census
Peter Swiggett a resident of Wayne/Fayette County IN family originally
from Maryland. There is a strong possibility that
the family was at one time Quaker, though three children all married by a Methodist minister in1840 to 1850 IN. One marriage of Althea Swiggett was to George Wilson, disowned by theWhitewater MM for marrying out of unity.
It appears that this Peter Swiggett married first Thirza, surname unknown, in Maryland and married 2nd Rebecca Ann Harper Jul 21, 1832, Queens Co MD (by a minister). My guess is that the family was already disowned for the ownership of one slave as suggested by the 1820 QueenAnn's Co MD census - 1st Election District.
Contributed by Michael Hofeman
A certificate of removal was requested on 8/16/1826 for Solomon Swiggett, his wife Euphema and their Daughter, Jane. Solomon and Euphema joined the Hicksite branch and were disowned by the orthodox branch of Milford Monthly Meeting on 9/27/1828. Jane was disowned on 5/28/1842. Solomon died 5/31/1864 and Euphemia died 8/16/1873.
"Disownment" The society of Friends, or Quakers ,...were a closed society ..Rule of "Discipline" A frequently broken rule was marriage ..outside the society. Acknowledgment of the breach and contrition were often sufficient reasons to be received back into membership.
*Nicholites or New Quakers. Joseph Nichols and the Nicholites, Kenneth Carroll, Easton Publishing Co., Easton Maryland (1962)
History of Montana,by Joaquin Miller, 1894
Captain Samuel A. Swiggett, Register of the Land Office, Helena Montana Archives
Samuel A. Swiggett was a native of Maryland, born in Dorchester County, May 19, 1834.
Captain Swiggett's ancestors were among the early
emigrants to this country from England and were prominent factors in the
early development of the colonies and States. His maternal grandfather Samuel
Hurst, fought for independence on the Revolutionary battlefields.
Samuel Hurst was also the grandfather of Bishop Hurst, of the Methodist
Episcopal Church. Grandfather Aaron Swiggett was a Major in the War
of 1812. He was born in Delaware and was for many years one of the prominent
citizens of that state. His son, William H, the father of our subject, was
born in Delaware in 1810 and for his wife married Hemetta Maria Hurst,
a native of Maryland. They became the parents of seven children, of whom
four sons are living. The mother died in her thirty-second year and the father lived to be sixty-five. Both were worthy members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. William H. Swiggett had resided in his native state until his marriage then he removed to Maryland, and it was in the latter state that the subject of this sketch was born; the parents soon removed to Delaware, and reared their family there.
Captain Swiggett, the first born in his father's
family received a limited education in Delaware and Maryland, and after
reaching his fourteenth year came West as far as Indiana and engaged in
the merchant tailoring and clothing business. Subsequently he removed to
Iowa and continued in the same business being thus occupied when the war
of the Rebellion burst upon the country.He enlisted in the ranks in September
1862 and became a member of the Thirty-sixth Iowa volunteers. He had been
active in recruiting for this and other regiments and was elected Captain
of his company. They were sent to the front in the Department of the Mississippi,
their first engagements being
at Helena and Little Rock Arkansas. In the spring they left Little Rock for Shreveport and while his brigade was guarding a train from Camden to Pine Bluffs, Arkansas theywere attacked by 9,000 mounted infantry and after a fight which lasted two and a half hours, the entire brigade was
either killed or captured. Seventy-three men in Captain Swiggett's company were killed and wounded, the rest, thirty-four were captured. The latter were taken as prisoners of war to Tyler Texas. The following August, Captain Swiggett with five other officers of the Thirty-sixth Iowa,
bribed the guards and by that means they made their escape. They traveled by night, remained hidden in the woods during the day and in this way succeeded in covering adistance of 110 miles; but when they reached the vicinity of Boston Texas they were re-captured and were marched
back to Tyler. When taken, most of the men were exhausted from exposure and want of food and the return to Tylerwas made under the most distressing circumstances. They were put in the stockades the last of September. On the 23rd of December, Captain Swiggett with two officers of the One Hundred and Twentieth Ohio Infantry made a second attempt to escape and after traveling twenty-one nights they reached the river, 275 miles from Tyler and again he and the two officers were recaptured, this time being confined from time to time in different jails and finally
landed in the stockade at Shreveport. While the other prisoners, members of his company and regiment were exchanged,Captain Swiggett, on account of his having tried to made his escape, was sent back on foot to Tyler, this being the third time he had been marched there as a prisoner.
There he was kept until June 1865 when the war was over and the last prisoners in the stockade were exchanged, and as a matter of fact he was the last man out of the stockade. He then returned to Duval's Bluff Arkansas where he rejoined his regiment with them being honorably
discharged and mustered out in October at Davenport Iowa.
Upon his return to Iowa Captain Swiggett engaged
in merchandising. Soon after this he was elected Sheriff of Wapello County.
At the end of his first term he was reelected and served a second term.
He continued his mercantile business there until 1887 when he came to Montana.
Upon his arrival here, he purchased an interest in a quartzmine and has
since been engaged in mining. After being a resident of Jefferson County
Montana one year, he attendedthe Republican County convention. There were
sixty-two members in the convention, only two of whom he knew; nevertheless,
he was nominated by the convention on the Legislative ticket. He was elected
to that office and served the last term of the Territorial Legislature of
Montana after which he resumed his mining operations in Jefferson County.
In 1890 he was appointed by President
Harrison as Register of the United States Land Office at Helena. He had not been an applicant for this position and did not know of his appointment until he received a dispatch asking him to accept. He did so and is now performing the duties of this office.
Captain Swiggett was married in 1856 to Miss Eliza H. Van Cleve, a native of Kentucky. There are two children living,a son and daughter--Levin V. and Gertrude, the latter being now the wife of Thomas S. Wilson, and three dead--Annie, Effing W and Lida. Mrs. Wilson is an elocutionist and she and her husband have a college at Spokane Washington. Mrs. Swiggett passed away on April 13, 1893, dying from the effects of a malignant tumor which caused her great suffering for eight months. Her remains were interred in the family lot in the cemetery in Ottunwa Iowa by the side of her children.
Census Yr: 1850 State Or Territory: Ky County: Casey Division: Dist 2
Page No: 301 B
Reference: 29th Day Of August, 1850
18 181 181 Swiggot James 37 M Gunsmith 200 Kentucky
19 181 181 Swiggot Polly 32 F Spins Kentucky
20 181 181 Swiggot Margret J 14 F Kentucky
21 181 181 Swiggot James A 12 M Kentucky
22 181 181 Swiggot Nancy Q 10 F Kentucky
23 181 181 Swiggot Sarah E 8 F Kentucky
24 181 181 Swiggot William 6 M Kentucky
25 181 181 Swiggot Jonathan H 4 M Kentucky
183 183 Swiggot Benjamin 34 M Farmer Kentucky
34 183 183 Swiggot Sally 34 F Spins & Weaves Kentucky
35 183 183 Swiggot James A 6 M Kentucky
36 183 183 Swiggot Robert 4 M Kentucky
37 183 183 Swiggot John W 2 M Kentucky
38 183 183 Swiggot Priah 4/12 M
Migration of Nicholites and Quakers to North Carolina
Nancy Ann Swiggett, born1786, died 1880, believed to be the daughter of Henry Swiggett (not sure which one). She migrated to Guilford County, North Carolina (At the time of her migration, it may have been known as Rowan County, North Carolina.) and brought with her Levicy Swiggett, not sure of the relationship.
She may have been married to James Anderson, a "Nicholite".
This marriage may not have been recognized by the Quaker church. As far
as I can tell, she continued to carry her maiden name throughout her lifetime.
she had several
children the oldest of which was George Washington Swiggett, Sr.. George Washington Swiggett, Sr. had a son named George Washington Swiggett, Jr., who had thirteen (13) children, one of which was my mother, Grace Ethleen Swiggett.
Contributed by D. Wright
Caroline County Marriages 1774-1825
Swiggett, Daniel m. Elizabeth Matthews 4 Feb 1804
Swiggett, Griffin Lewis m. Henrietta Shanahan 8 Jan 1818
Swiggett, Henry m. Henrietta Mitchel 20 Sept. 1803
Swiggett, James m. Sidney Barwick 18 Jan 1820
Swiggett Joseph m. Rebecca Stevens 29 Dec. 1823
Swiggett, Thomas m. Sarah Black 5 Jun 1820
Swiggett, Thomas m. Elizabeth Barwick 18 May 1824
Swiggett, James m. Elizabeth Priest; St. John's Parish, Caroline County.
Plats of Caroline Co.
Com. Rd JR#D f 195 pt. of tract Chance's Venture, Resurvey, Chances Lott property of Harmon Swiggett Mar 1838
Com. Rd. TR#B f. 314 property of Johnson Swiggett Oct 1809
History of Caroline County
by reprint Family Line Publications, Westminster Md.
1774: among the first records of Caroline County, Henry Swiggett registers son William Swiggett's hogs; "crop and under bit in right ear; left sliced with hole in it".
CAROLINE COUNTY WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS
Harmon Swiggett w.20 Feb 1828 p. 6 April 1833 Lib. WAF No. A f. 120
son John Swiggett ; farm where he now lives adj. William Swiggett, Solomon Richardson and James Richardson; moveable estate and farm
two sons James and Robert Swiggett and Martha? dau of James $25 ea.
Joseph Swiggett's son William and dau Hester $25 ea.
Thomas Swiggett's daus Mary E. and Sarah $25 ea.
Levisa Stevens's dau Harriet Stevens and Mary Stevens $25 ea.
Ann Stevens son Joseph Stevens and Azel Stevens $25 ea.
son John Exec.
wit. S. Richardson, Harrison Colscott, Ann Richardson
Swigget, Henry w 9-23-1798 p 11-27-1798 Caroline Co. Md.
Wife Sarah Dwelling Plantation, timber, firewood, 1 bushel flack seed ea. year, slave, and bed.
Son William Swiggett
Son Johnston Swiggett lands on east side of road through forest
Marshy Hope Bridge to Potters Landing, adj. Levin Smith, Joseph Foster.
Son Harmon Swiggett Chances Venture and Chances Lott next to son William Swiggett's lands.
Sons Henry Swiggett and Levin Swiggett Land called Danby (Darby) 260 acres.
Son Daniel Swiggett tracks: Adams Rest and Hollison Hunting Fields.
Son James Swiggett Dwelling Plantation after mother's death, road leading down three bridges to Colliers crossroads.
Daughter Sarah Coldscott lands purchased from Stephen Olston in Del.
With ½ to Ralph Coldscott, 25 acres to son Eli Coldscott
Son William Swiggett remainder of lands.
Four sons and granddaughter, Rhoda. (daughter of Rhoda), Henry, James, Daniel, Levin, Rhoda.
Adm. James Anderson, Willis Charles, Edward Barton,
Peter Harris, to settle estate, son Henry exec.
Witness James Harris, William Jones, and Hannah Jones.
Accounts of Sussex County Delaware
Aaron Swigget's Account registered and opened 28 Aug 1827, 26 Feb 1828
among people owing debt 18 June 1828 William Hinds, 17 Sept. 1829 Thomas Hinds
SUSSEX COUNTY WILL
Nancy Swiggett of Seaford w. 1/10/1831 p. 5/17/1831
to eldest son William -Negro, clock
dau Eliza Anne furniture, bed
dau Cornelia one bed, furniture
dau Sarah Jane Swiggett teaspoons
youngest son Levin Swiggett - balance appt. Thomas (Henderson) guardian
Marriages Bonds Sussex and Kent Counties, Del
Swigget, Aaron m. Mahala Janes Bradley 1 July 1849 minister J. Hargis Vol 74 pg. 55, Vol 89 pg. 26 Archives of Del. Church records of Sussex County
Swiggett, Catherine m. Benj. Townsend 15 Sept 1821 Vol 6. pg 202 - bond Kent Co.
Swiggett, Deborah m. Peter Wilson 20 July 1833 Vol 14 pg 110 Bond
Swiggett, Leven m. Phaney Williams 30 Jan 1810 Vol. 18 pg. 262 bond
Swiggett, Levin m. Elizabeth Brown 21 Mar. 1815 Vol. 20 pg 211, A6, pg. 39 bond- probate of Daniel Brown
Swiggett, Luther m. Mary Anderson bond Kent County. 12 April 1830
Swiggett, Henry m. Thurs. Nov. 18,1815 at Friends Meeting House to Deborah B. Shanahan of this county (Talbot) Easton Star 25 Nov. 1815
Swiggett, James m. 3 July 1755 Elizabeth Priest ; St. Johns Parish ,Caroline County.
Maryland Marriages 1778-1800 Nicholite Society of Friends
Swiggett, John 19 Mar 1780 m, Mary Breeding 2 Dorc. 288
Swigate, Benj. 29 Oct. 1787 m. Nancy Tregoe 2 Dorc
Swigate, James 30 Nov. 1790 m. Fama Adams 2 Dorc.
Caroline Co. 1820 Fed Census
Census Year: 1820 State: Md County: Caroline District: Two
m und10/ m10-16/ m16-26/m 26-45/ m45&up f und10/ f10-16/ f16-26/f 26-45/ f 45&up
86 29 Twiggett William 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . .
89 35 Swiggett Johnson 0 0 1 2 0 1 00 1 1 0 0 2 . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . .
89 38 Swiggett James 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
92 31 Swiggett Levin 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 . . . . 1 . . 1
93 13 Swiggert Daniel 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
98 19 Swiggett Harmon 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dorc Co Marriages
29 Oct 1787 Swiggate, Benjamin m Tregoe, Nancy
30 Nov 1790 Swiggate, James m. Adams, Fama
20 Jul 1833 Swiggett, William H. m. Hurst, Henrietta M.
Deeds of Dorchester Co., Md.
Old Liber 20 f 36 21 Jan 1763 Isaac Chance of Dor. Co., planter and Elizabeth his wife to Henry Swiggett of Dorc., planter: Chances Lott containing 18 A. more or less, wits. John Campbell, Thos. White/ Ack. before John Campbell, Thos. White, Justices.
Old Liber 20 f 39 ,21 Jan 1765 Richard Chance of Dorc. Co. planter, and Martha his wife to Henry Swiggett of same co.,plnater: part of Chance's Venture, containing 100 A. more or less.wits. John Campbell, Thos. White/ Ack. before John Campbell, Thos. White, Justices.
Old Liber 21 f 75, 31 Jul 1766 Edgar Rumbley of Dorc. Co., planter, to James Swigot of the same county, planter: part of Edgars Inlett adj. Bickams Lott on Watses Branch, containing 36 A. more of less, wits. John Campbell, Thos. White/ Ack. before John Campbell, Thos. White, Justices.
Old Liber 23 f 328, 9 Aug. 1769 John Hignut of Dorc. Co. to Henry Swiget
of the same co. part of tract known as Addames Rest containing 66
A. more or less, wits. Thos. White, Jno. Goldsborough. Ackn.
by John Hignut and Mary his wife before Thos. White and Jno. Goldsborough,
CAROLINE CO. CENSUS 1776 Bridgetown 100
Sweggatt. Thomas 2m under 16, 1m 16-50, 1 over 50
Swegatt Henry 4m under 16, 3m 16-50
Swgat, Benj. 1m 16-50
Swegatt, James 2m 16-50
GREAT CH0PTANK HUNDRED 28 Feb. 1778
Swiggett, Henry Jr.
RIVER DISTRICT HUNDRED 1785 Tax List Caroline Co.
Swiggett, Henry - Danby Pt., Adams Rest, Kittles Lot, Chances
Chances Venture, Goodluck, Harper's Lot, addition to Harper's Lot, Neighbor's Keepoff, Lloyd's Defense
Swigate, Benj.- single man
Swigate, Harrison- single man
Swiggate, William - no tracts cited
Swiggate, Johnson- no tracts cited
CAROLINE COUNTY CENSUS 1790
Swiggate, Harmon 1020100
Swiggate, William 2020410
Swiggate, Johnson 1050501
Swiggate, Henry 4020400
SUSSEX COUNTY DELAWARE- CENSUS 1790
Swigget, Henry Northwest Fork 100
CAROLINE COUNTY 1800 CENSUS
Swiggett, Levin 1m 26/45
Swiggett William 1m 26-45, 2 m 10-16, 2 m und. 10
Swiggett, Johnson 1m 26-45, 2m 16-26, 1m und. 10
Swiggett, James 1m 26-45, 2m und. 10
Swiggett, Harmon 1m 26-45 2 m 10-16, 3 und. 10
SUSSEX COUNTY 1810 CENSUS
Swiggett, Levin Northwest Fork
1820 CENSUS DEL.
Swiggett, Aaron Northwest Fork, Sussex County
Swiggett, Levin Murderkill, Kent County
1830 CENSUS DEL.
Swiggett, Levin Kent 291 Murderkill
Swiggett, Nancy Sussex 176 NWF
Swiggett, Henry 261 Dover
Swiggett, Isaac Kent 342 Mispillion
Swiggett, Luther Kent 338 Mispillion
Swiggett, Mitchell Kent 339 Mispillion
1840 CENSUS DEL.
Swiggett, Luther Kent 094 Mispillion
Swiggett, William Sussex Seaford
Swiggett, Levin Kent 066 Murderkill
HISTORY OF DEL.-SCHARF
Swygett, Henry NWF hundred. 1785 (1279)
Swygget, William H. I.0.0.F., Little Creek 1840 (1333)
Swiggate Wm. H. Seaford hd. (1840) (1303)
Swiggett Aaron Innkeeper, Seaford Hd (1313)
Heirs of: Landowners, Seaford (1836) (1309)
St. Johns ME Church, Seaford Hd. (c. 1820) (1314)
Wm Y Swiggett (2nd Lt. Major) 1860's 1882 (Postmaster Wilmington)
SUSSEX COUNTY DEEDS PETITION FOR DIVISION OF LANDS
Liber P pg. 286,314
Swiggett, Aaron Died intestate on or about 1827, several houses and lots
in Seaford equally divided between children, viz. Wm. Swiggett,
Eliza Ann married to Maj. W. Allen, Cornelia Swiggett, Sarah
Jane Swiggett, Levin Swiggett. March 15, 1837.
Report on division of land pg. 314/map.
Liber. P pg. 399 1832
Appointed guardian to minors, Cornelia, Sarah Jane, Levin Swiggett.
Thomas Henderson appointed.
Liber Q Report on Guardian Pg 91
SWIGGETTS IN MARYLAND HISTORICAL MAGAZINE
Adar Swiggett Vol. 52 pgs, 60, 78, 80
Ester Swiggettt Vol. 45 pg. 60
Henry Swiggett Vol. 45 pg. 60
Wm. Swiggett Vol. 79 pg. 128
Rhoda SwiggettVol. 52
Howard Swiggett Vol. 65 pg. 244
Johnson Swiggett Vol. 79, pg. 128
THE NICOLITES OF CAROLINE COUNTY
Rhoda Swiggett dau of Henry and Sarah b. 8/14/1775
Levin Swiggett son of Henry and Sarah b. 8/11/1777
John Swiggett son of Johnson and Mary b. 9/17/1781
Henry Swiggett son of Johnson and Mary b. 3/11/1783
Sarah Swiggett dau of " b. 9/24/1785
Ester Swiggett dau of " b. 4/11/1788
Mynta Swiggett dau of " b. 4/13/1790
Solomon Swiggett of " b. 1/30/1794
Adah Swiggett dau of " b. 5/8/1797
Witnesses to Nicholite marriages(number ref. to order in Md. Historical Mag.)
Vol. 46, 288-289
Johnson Swiggett 19,22,25,24
Mary Swiggett 20
William Swiggett 21
Rhoda Swiggett 45
Lydia Swiggins 54
Marriages to the reference numbers above
19. Richard Jenkins and Ann Kelly 1/2/1779 Caroline
20. James Wright and Sarah Wright 2/4/1780 Caroline
21. Johnson Swigget and Mary Breeding 3/19/1780 Caroline
22. William Framrton of Caroline and Marget Goslin of Dorc. 11/3/1781
25. James Barton and Mary Jane Jenkins 4/6/1782 Caroline
24. Dennis Kelly and Sarah Jenkins 4/6/1783 Caroline
45. Richard Vickars of Dorc. and Celia Chilcutt of Caroline 8/31/1791
54. Dennis Kelly and Hannah Wilson 12/18/1794 Caroline
Nicholites admitted into The Society of Friends -Third Haven Meeting House Monthly Meeting: Easton, Md.(Talbot Co.)
1/11/1798 - Johnson Swigget, Mary Swiggett
5/17/1798 - Sarah Swiggett
5/16/1799 - John Swigget, Henry Swiggett, Sarah Swiggett, Esther Swiggett,
Mynter Swiggett, Solomon Swiggett
7/11/1799 Deborah Shannahan
Delaware Marriage Records
Swigget, Margaret m. Wesley Callaway 3/28/1848 Vol. 24 pg. 356 - bond
Swiggett, Martin M. m. Marian Caldwell 12/3/1840 Vol. 17 pg. 294
Swiggett, Mitchell m. Hesterman Lewis 2/1/1807 Vol. 18 pg 122
Swiggett, William m. Nicey Boggs Vol. 21 pg. 170
Sussex County Deeds
AD 27 pg. 444 John Hooper to Tilghman Wright plot in Seaford - 2 plots
wit. Aaron Swiggett and Jacob Moore, 15 Dec 1808
AD 27 f 446 Tilghman Wright to Aaron Swiggett- plot in Seaford 15 Dec 1808
AF 29 f 235 Aaron Swiggett and Tilghman Wright to John Rust -plot in Seaford town- 15 Oct 1810
AG 30 pg. 40 Aaron Swiggett from John Tennent and Ann Hazard
wid. of Wm., Lots 25, 24
N. Water St. and E North St. 12 Dec 1811
AG 30 pg. 422 Aaron Swiggett from Ester Baker and others lot 28 Seaford 1813
AK 33 pg. 323 Aaron Swiggett from Purnal Tindell Sheriff- highest bidder lots 89, 94, 54, 63 93 Seaford Hundred 1817
AL S4 pg. 10 Aaron Swggett and George Hazard from Henry Little and wife lot no. 13 S. side Water St. E side North St. to Nanticoke River-1818
Al S4 pg. 192 Aaron Swiggett from James Conwell and wife lots 99, 100, 5 Seaford 13 May 1819
AL 54 pg. 461 Aaron Swiggett, Jacob Kinder, Arther Willis,
Isaac and Jacob
Cannon , late John Hooper to Solomon Boston lots 59,60,61,62,68,69,70,86
Susan Hooper now Susan Fountain formerly wife of late John Hooper.
AN 36 pg. 124 Aaron Swiggett 1824
AN 36 pg. 444 Aaron Swiggett from George Hazard and wife lot no 13 1825
AN 36 pg. 576? Aaron Swiggett from James Wilson and wife Polly Ann Cannon of Dorcester Co. Aaron Swigget Power of Atty., Adm. of Polly Ann Cannon dau of Abraham Cannon- 1825
AP 58 Aaron Swigget and wife to Wm. Swigget Sr. of Caroline Co. 28 Oct.1820 f 50
AP 58 f 51 Wm. Swigget Sr. to Lavenia Hinds 28 Oct 1820 lot # 5
AAC pg51 Bill of sale; Samuel A. Swigget, Francis C. Swiggett, and William Y. Swiggett from William H. Swiggett (father) for $1.00- Slaves.
Glen Levin Swiggett son of Levin Swiggett, and grandson of Aaron Swiggett. was a poet and writer."The Untimely Dead" is one of many books of poems and stories published.
Caroline County Deeds
1825 Wm. Swiggett from Aaron Swiggett JRP 65
1825 Wm. Swiggett to Lavenia Hinds JRP 65
SLAVERY, STEAMBOATS AND RAILROADS
HISTORY OF 19th CENTURY SEAFORD DELAWARE
Hancock & Hife pub. Seaford High School De.
St. Lukes Cemetery- Cornelia Swiggett d. 10 Nov. 1862 AET 43 yrs 6 mo. 23 days
MARYLAND MILITIA IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
Caroline Co.. 1777 Aug. 13/ 14 Battalion
Lt. Wm. Whitly, Matthew Driver Col. , Nath. Potter Maj. ,
Capt. John Stafford Co.
Swiggate, Henry Jr.
Capt. Andrew Fountain Co.
SEAFORD PUBLIC CEMETARY FORMERLY ST. JOHN'S METH EPIS. AND I.O.O.F.(Intl. Order of Oddfellows)
Aaron Swiggett d. 12/26/1826 AET c. 45
Nancy Swigget wife of Aaron d. 5/ /1831 AET c. 40
William H. Swigget b. 12/15/1810 d. 6/27/1873
Henrietta M. Swigget wife of Wm. H. d. 2/15/1847 AET 33 yrs 6 mos 8 days
Ella A. Swiggett wife of William A. d. 9/7/1860 AET 27 yrs 0 mos. 9 days
Orphans Court Index Sussex Co.
William H. Swigget -Chancery Court B No. 2 f 142 1859
Sussex County Deeds / Caroline Co.
1825 William Swiggett of Caroline Co. Md. - Aaron Swiggett of Sussex Co Del.- JRP 65 -
Wm. Swiggett Sr. from Aaron Swiggett and wife of Sussex to Wm. Swiggett of Caroline , $280 lot #5 in Seaford signed Aaron Swiggett Nancy Swiggett AP no. 38 F30
next deed in Liber is Lavinia Hinds from Wm. Swiggett Sr. of Caroline co. to his daughter Lavenia Hinds wife of Thomas Hinds formerly Lavenia Swiggett of Sussex Co. $1.00 for lot in Seaford, DE. NWF - AP NO. 38 F30
HISTORY OF DEL- SCHARF
Aaron Swiggett owner of the Old Wharf Inn- Hotel keeper 1856 List of town residents of Seaford heirs of Aaron Swigget among others; Turpin Wright, Kitty Neal, William Laws Member St. John's M.E. Church @ 1820
CAROLINE COUNTY DEEDS
1819 Griffin Swiggett to Wm Pratt JRM 397
1785 Henry Swiggett to Harmon Swiggett GFA 637
1784 Henry Swiggett to Levi Eaton GFA 692
1788 Henry Swiggett to Levi Eaton WRB 378
1788 Henry Swiggett to James Swiggett TRF 139
1802 Henry Swiggett to James Swiggett TRH 218
MARYLAND WAR OF 1812 MILITIA by F. Edward Wright
Caroline Co. Capt. Samuel Slaughter Ap.18-21 1813 10th Calvary Dist.
Levin Swiggett 2 days
Peter Swiggett 4 days
May 11 to17,1813 served 6 days Capt. Samuel Slaughter Co. 10th Calvary Dist.
Adjutant General Papers
- Twelfth Brigade Drafted from Caroline Co.
- 12th Brigade 4 Aug 1812 - Easton Md.