David Swayze (1762-1838)

52 Ancestors #10 – Judge David Swayze (1762-1838)

David Swayze is a great example of an individual that I know
I have so much more research to work on. 
Birth: I am
fairly certain that he was born on March 4th, 1762, to Amos and Ida
Swayze in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. 
There are a couple sources that indicate he may have been born on March
11th, which I would like to investigate further.  Another area is that his is the only child I
know that Amos and Ida had. I would need to investigate further and determine
if he had any siblings.
Revolutionary Flag – Bennington Flag 
Military: We also
know that he was a patriot.  He served as
a private for New Jersey during the Revolution. According to DAR and SAR
records he served under Capt. McKinney, Hazlet, Henry, Bonnel & Ribble. His
service is an area that I really need to do much more research. What actions
might he have seen.  He also received a
pension for his service and it appears that he received a land grant for his
service.
Family:  He married Alice Mulligan on January 20th,
1792.   They had five children that I
know of.
·     
David (Jr.) born in 1796
·     
Sarah born in 1800
·     
Evan Thomas born in 1802
·     
Elizabeth born in 1804
·     
William Marsh born in 1814
Sometime between 1796 and 1817, David moved to Ohio. Because
in 1817, David was a Justice of the Peace in Fairfield County, Ohio, where he
married his son David to Catherine Walter. 
Marker for David Swayze
Thanks to Find-a-Grave

According to an entry on Find A Grave, “David Swayze was one of the founders of New Salem,
Ohio. It may have been named after the town of Salem, Mass. It was laid out by
Abraham Hashbarger/Hershberger and David Swayze.”
David Swayze died on 2 Mar 1838 in New Salem, Fairfield
county, Ohio at the age of 75.
He is buried New Salem Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Salem,
Perry County, Ohio, USA.
I remember my wife’s 4th great-grandfather, David Swayze, today, on the 252nd
anniversary of his birth.
The Great Ancestors
1.    
Rufus Harry Darling
2.    
Elizabeth Jane Swayze
3.    
David Swayze
4.   
David
Swayze
5.    
Amos Swayze
6.    
Mathias Swayze
7.    
Samuel Swayze
8.    
John Swayze
9.    
John Swayze

Further Research: 

Investigate various sources for David’s birthdate.
Investigate Amos & Ida Swayze for additional children.
Further document David’s Military Service.
Follow David’s move to Ohio better.
Find/acquire a better image of David Swayze’s marker where the writing is legible.

Sources:

DAR Genealogical Research Databases – Nat’l #: 109611 & Nat’l #: 244347 
Find a Grave Memorial# 7656916 – David Swayze
Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994 (vi FamilySearch.org) – FHL microfilm 295268.
Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997, (via FamilySearch.org) – David Swayze, 1838.
Sons of the American Revolution – Volume: 150; SAR Memb. # 22943.
Sons of the American Revolution – Volume: 302; SAR Memb. # 60216.
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