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SWEAZEA Family in Missouri Territory in 1808
Posted by: Maggie Robinson (ID *****7466) Date: May 31, 2012 at 14:45:20
In Reply to: Thomas Sweazea MO by Darla Hopper of 180

I hope Darla Hopper is still monitoring this forum. ANYONE ELSE WHO MIGHT HAVE INFORMATION. . .PLEASE CONTACT ME.

Darla's post #61 to this forum stated she was looking for information to support an assertion that a Thomas Sweazea, possibly a William Thomas Sweazea, was in 1808 in Missouri Territory. She specifically named Wayne County, but it was not set apart from Cape Girardeau County until 1819. The area in question is just north of the state line between Missouri and Arkansas.

I am wondering if, in fact, she did get proof that HE or any other Sweazea was there that early? Can anyone confirm that assertion?

I can put the Richard married to Jane Johnston Sweazea family in extreme northeast Arkansas in 1817; they had BIGGER and DRAPER grandchildren born there. The town of BIGGERS still exists in Township 20N near the Current River and near the Clay County and Randolph County line.

Jane Johnston Sweazea died in Lawrence County, Arkansas and her will/estate administration is of record, September 1832, with heirs listed. Heirs William Sweazea, John Sweazea and Rebecca Sharp are listed as "of" Wayne County, Missouri.

Another post to this forum indicated Charles Sweazea was a brother to this Richard, although his family is not as described as that of Richard and Jane.

Could this Thomas, or William Thomas Sweazea have been ANOTHER brother. . .one that was scouting the new territory, then sent word for the rest of the family to come?

Our William Robinson and William Russell were in extreme northeast Arkansas as early as 1810. I am trying to compile a history of the earliest settlers to this area. Walter McLeod's history of early Lawrence County does include both the Robinson and SWEEZE names.

Thank you in advance for your time and attention to my request for information.

Maggie Robinson
William & Elizabeth Robinson Family Assn.
Houston, Texas

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