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Re: Elizabeth Swayne Of Reading, Mass.
Posted by: Richard Spence (ID *****2851) Date: July 18, 2010 at 05:04:02
In Reply to: Elizabeth Swayne Of Reading, Mass. by Jean Schalck Kimball of 136

Hello, Jean!
My information shows Elizabeth Swain b. 5 Dec 1684 in Reading, Middlesex, Mass, d 12 Dec 1754 in Reading, married to Kendall Bryant b. 18 Sep 1680 in Reading, d. 2 Mar 1758 in Wakefield, Mass. She was the daughter of Jeremiah Swain, Jr. b. 1 Mar 1643 in Reading, d. 13 Aug 1710 in Reading, married to Mary Smith on 5 Nov 1664 in Reading. She was born presumably on 15 Nov 1648 in Reading. Jeremiah's father was also named Jeremiah, b. abot 1615, d. 2 Apr 1658, both in Reading. His wife was also a Mary Smith who was born in 1621 in Chester, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire and died in Reading 30 Jul 1688. They married in 1640. The fact that both Jeremiahs were married to women named Mary Smith is troublesome one of these names may be incorrect. I'm still workin gon sorting this out.

The first Jeremiah Swain was a lieutenant in Major Samuel Appleton’s Soldiers and was wounded in the Indians’ fort battle at Narraganset, Rhode Island on 19 Dec 1675.[Source: Bodge, George Madison, Soldiers in King Philip’s War Being a Critical Account of that War with a concise history of the Indian Wars of New England from 1620-1677. Printed for the author by The Rockwell and Churchill Press, Boston, MA in 1906, 2nd ed., p. 156 & 420.]

His father was William Swain, b. abt 1585 in Binfield Parish, Berkshire, England, d. abt 1664 in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut. He was one of the first settlers of Branford. His brother, Richard Swain was one of the original purchasers of Nantucket Island.

There is a lot more available on the web on these families, especially on

I hope this helps you!
Dick Spence

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