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Re: Swart in Kentucky 1800's
Posted by: Gerald R. Tudor Date: December 05, 2000 at 16:07:38
In Reply to: Swart in Kentucky 1800's by Dave Swart of 439

Although you did not give an area of Kentucky, might this be the Swart that you are looking for? Swart/Swartz. this James is a grandson of Jacobus and his family was in Mason, Fleming and Nicholas Cos., KY.

James Swart was a Rev. War Soldier and is also listed as one of the survivors of the Battle of Blue Licks. His name, with others is inscribed on the Monument at the Blue Licks State Park in current Robertson Co., Kentucky. Based upon the research of the late Hazel Swartz, and her Swartz article in the Family History section of the History of Nicholas County, Kentucky, James as a 17 year old youth enlisted in the Continental Army in 1775 and was assigned to Light Horse Harry Lee's Legion. He received a pension (this is doubtful as he died before such was acted into law) and warranty land grant from the State of Virginia for his ten years of army service (years of service not found in records to date, 1999). After his marriage to Jane Rogers, he settled his land at Johnson Fork of Licking River in 1786.
After his wife Jane died, he remarried to Mrs. Margaret (Nudigate) Thomas of Bourbon County. On May 10, 1813, James was accidentally killed at Clark's Mill, Fleming County. He was buried on Old Governor Disha's Farm near Sardis, Mason County.
From the Land-Office Military Warrant, No. 1593.0, James Swart ,soldier in the Virginia Continental Line, 200 acres, 20 August 1783. Also, from Margaret's widows application for a pension, is revealed that James was the son of John Swart of Loudon Co., Virginia. He enlisted by Jan 1, 1777 until the close of the war. He was in Henry Lee's Dragoons. The names of his children and their birth dates are also given in the application. (see names in notes for Margaret). In the Application, the children of James are mentioned with their birth dates as well. William R. Dec. 1788 (by 1st wife), Phiebe 11 Apr. 1797, George 25 Jan. 1799, Samuel 27 May 1803-Mason Co., KY, James 9 Feb. 1804. I cannot find your John finley, but there are many yet to find and he may be one.


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