|Sons of the American Revolution
There are times when I am afraid that I might be perpetuating
mistakes of others. Although I do not
have any certain issues with what I think I know about Alice Mulligan Swayze, I
have no original sources for anything. I
do have, what I believe to be fairly reliable, references from the Daughters of
the American Revolution (DAR) and from the Sons of the American Revolution
(SAR). I also have references to Alice
in a couple books, and finally I have references to her from a government from
years after her death. Nothing that I have
is direct evidence. I understand I can
purchase some copies of the material used in some of the DAR submissions; I
will probably need to do that in the future. I don’t know if the SAR has the
same or similar program. Their website
is a bit more complicated and difficult to figure out.
Like most colonial period females, there is nothing about her
directly that I have found. References to her are based upon her husband’s
activities and actions. David Swayze
married her; there is never a mention about her marrying him. In any event, here is what I think I know.
Bio – Alice Mulligan
|Cecil County, Maryland
Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons
Alice was born 22 May 1769 in Cecil, Maryland[i]. I do not have her parent’s information.
although it is possible that she married David earlier in 1788[iii].
Fairfield County, Ohio.
By 1829, her husband was a class leader & church officer;
circuit preachers made their home there & for years the M.E. preaching,
prayer meetings & class meetings were held at her house[ii].
Alice died 03 Jan 1850 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio[iv].
List of Greats
Rufus Harry Darling
Elizabeth Jane Swayze
originally used for DAR & SAR Applications.
of the American Revolution – Volume: 150; SAR Membership Number: 22943
roster of the soldiers of the American Revolution buried in the state of Ohio“ Columbus,
Ohio – Page 360 – Swayze, David (Fairfield Co.)