Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Letters From The Swearingens

James Swearingen of Ohio; Captain of Artillerists and a letter, dated 6 August 1811,  from Chillocothe to Major Nicoll:

More from Chillocothe:
A letter dated 1 July 1811 from James Swearingen, Capt. of Artillery, and one dated 29 November 1811.

An 1813 letter from Mrs. Nancy Bedinger Swearingen, written when she and her husband, James, were stationed in Pittsburgh, was incorporated in this article.  He was then the quartermaster for the Western District.

From the NARA, War of 1812 Discharge Certificates, Appendix I: List of Units and Subunits:

1st Artillery
Capt. Addison Bowles Armistead's Co. 
Capt. Stephen Conover's Co.
Bvt. Maj. Ichabod Bennet Crane's Co. 
Capt. Samuel T. Dyson's Co.
Capt. William Gates's Co. 
Capt. Nathaniel Leonard's Co.
Capt. Benjamin Kendrick Pierce's Co. (Note 6)
Lt. Samuel Rockwell's Detachment 
Capt. James T.B. Romayne's Co.
Capt. James Strode Swearingen's Co. 
Capt. John De Barth Walbach's Co. 
Company not indicated


James Strode Swearingen's memorial at FindAGrave and his place in the Family Register of Gerret Van Swearingen.

Swearingen's journal entries from 1803 here.

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