States: North Carolina: Pitt
In about 1767 the entire Swearingen family left Edgecombe Co., NC for Anson Co. All of them except Samuel Sr. sold their lands in Edgecombe which lay along the Pitt County line as one of their deeds stated "Lying partly in Edgecombe Co. and partly in Pitt Co. I read where in about 1770 part of Edgecombe was cut off and added to Pitt Co. It is likely that the former Swearingen property was a part of this addition to Pitt Co. Like I mentioned Samuel Swearingen Sr. retained some of his land there even though he moved with his sons to Anson. In the 1790 census there is a Mary Swearingen living in Pitt Co. In the 1770's two of Samuel Sr.'s sons, Thomas and Van, moved to South Carolina, one, Samuel Jr. moved to Burke Co., NC. The remaining son, Josiah we have no record of. It is my suspicion that Josiah returned to Edgecombe/Pitt county.
Does anyone know anything about Swearingens in Pitt Co. after 1770.
Notify Administrator about this message?