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Col George Michael "Michael" Swope
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1725
z-*delete*, Germany
Death: 1792
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA

Born 24 Feb 1725/6 in Sinscheim, Baden-Wurtemberg to Johann George Schwab & Anna Marie Keydel, who immigrated with their children to Lancaster PA.
He became Justice of the orphans court in York County, PA, and married 2nd in 1763 to Eva Barbara Kuhn in Yorktown,York.
He organized and led the 1st (York) Regiment of the Pennsylvania Flying Camp, which was captured at Fourt Washington early in the Revolutionary War. According to Benjamin Franklin, his estranged son, the Loyalist Governor of New Jersey, was traded for Col. Swope in a prisoner exchange with the Btitish, one for one.
His luxurious York home was loaned to John Hancock when the ontinental Congress fled Philadelphia, PA.
He moved to Alexandria VA after the Revolution, where he owned a wharf & chandlery & built the townhouse still standing at 210 Prince Street. He deeded his business and residence to his sons in 1786 and thereafter appears only in the records of the Alexandria dead-letter office. DAR records claim he died in 1792, but no local records confirm the place or date of his death.
His remains were transported to Philadelphia, PA for burial in family crypt, in downtown Philadelphia, which was cleared in the mis 1800s, with all remains moves to another cemetery on what was then the outskirts of Philadelphia. 
Family links: 
  Johann George Schwab (1682 - 1782)
  Anna Marie Keydel Schwab (1702 - 1782)
  Eva Barbara Sabina Kuhn Swope (1744 - 1803)*
  Sarah Kuhn Swoope Thompson (1770 - 1842)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Feb 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33661219


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