Born 1 Mar 1642/3 and baptized 1 Mar 1643/4 in Charlestown, Massachusetts (VR Charlestown). Married Mary Smith 5 Nov 1664 in Reading, Massachusetts (VR Reading). Death record: SWEYEN.. Jeremiah, Maj., Esq., Aug. 13, 1710, in his 69th y. Vital records of Wakefield, Massachusetts.
"SWAIN, Jeremiah, major and doctor, son of Jeremiah and Mary, b. 1643; m. 1664, Mary Smith, and succeeded to his father's homestead; was physician, selectman, justice of the peace, representative, assistant to the Governor, captain, major, etc. ; had the command of a regiment that was sent against the Eastern Indians; was a brave and talented officer and an able man. He d. 1710, aged 67. Chil.: ... Hepzibeth, b. 1677". Genealogical history of the town of Reading, Mass., p. 115-116.
Gravestone inscription: "Here lyes ye body of Major Jeremiah Sweyen, Esq., who departed this life Aug. 13, 1710, in ye 69th year of his age. The memory of the just is blessed." Genealogical history of the town of Reading, Mass., p. 569.
"Major Jeremiah Sweyne, born in 1643 was a doctor and was at one time assistant to the Colonial Governor. In 1688 Major Swayne was Commissioned as Commander-in-chief of all Colonial forces in an expedition against the Kennebec and Eastern Indians and their French confederates." The five meeting houses and early parsonages of the first parish of Old Reading, now Wakefield, Massachusetts, p.5.
"SWAINE (SWAYNE), MAJOR JEREMIAH, 1643-1710, Reading, Mass. Wounded in Narragansett Fight. Lieut. and Capt. in King Philip's War. Major and Com.-in-Chief, Expedition against Kennebec and Eastern Indians, 1689. Representative. Governor's Assistant." An index of ancestors and roll of members of the Society of Colonial Wars" 1922, p. 460
"HERE LYES BURIED YE
BODY OF MAJO(R) JEREMIAH
SWEYEN (ES)QER WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
AUGUST YE 13 1710
IN YE 69TH YEAR OF HIS AGE
YE MEMORY OF THE JUST IS BLESSED"
Hephizibah Swayne Pearson