Capt Joseph Van Swearingen

Capt Joseph Van Swearingen

Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Death 9 Aug 1821 (aged 67)
Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
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SWEARINGEN, JOSEPH (Captain) First lieutenant, Twelfth Virginia, March 1, 1777; regiment designated Eighth Virginia, September 14, 1778; captain-lieutenant, April 14, 1779; taken prisoner at Charleston, May 12, 1780; captain, February 18, 1781; remained a prisoner to the end of the war.
Colonel Joseph, son of Thomas of the Ferry and Mary (Morgan) Van Swearingen, was born near Shepherdstown, Virginia, July 10, 1754. He served in the Revolutionary War at one time a member of the 8th Virginia Infantry regiment. He married in 1783 to Hannah Rutherford, who was born in 1752. He died in Jefferson County, Virginia in August 1821.
~West Virginians in the American Revolution; pg. 280; Ross B. Johnston; Genealogical Publishing Com, 1977.
Revolutionary Patriot

Parents: Thomas of the Ferry Swearingen and Sarah Swearingen.

Married Hannah Rutherford

According to National Genealogical Society Quarterly 32:14, He entered the army of the Revolution in 1775 and remained until July 4, 1776.

Military: Historic Shepherdstown by Danske Dandridge, The Michie Co., Printers, Charlottesville, Virignia, 1910.

Swearingen, Joseph.

Colonel Joseph Swearingen was one of the most prominent citizens of Shepherdstown. He first enlisted as a private in Captain Stephenson's Company. Afterwards was a lieutenant in the Eighth Virginia Infantry. He found under Colonel Darke, and after the Revolution returned to his home near Shepherdstown, where he died in 1821.
He was the son of Thomas Swearingen, and was born near Shepherdstown, July 10, 1754. He served throughout the eight years of the Revolution, according to a certificate signed by General Muhlenburg.

Thanks to contributor, Lola Weber # 47052503, for the above information!

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