Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Col. Thomas Swann[1, 2]

Male 1616 - 1680  (64 years)


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  • Name Thomas Swann 
    Prefix Col. 
    Born 8 May, 1616  Surry County, Virginiia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    History "My father, Col. Thos. Swann, was born sometime in May, 1616. My said father was married to his first wife, Margaret Debton, the 13th January, 1639, by whom he has two sons and one daughter.

    My father was married to his second wife, my dear mother, Sarah Cod, the 13th January, 1649, by whom he has issue likewise, two sons and one daughter.
    My father was married to his third wife, Sarah Chandler, the 30th July, 1655, by whom he has issue two sons and two daughters.

    My father was married to his fourth wife, Ann Brown, widow and relict of Henry Brown, one of the Council of the State, the 23rd of [?].

    My father married his fifth wife, Mary Mansfield, the 29th of December, 1668, by whom he had issue one son and three daughters.

    My honored and dear father, Col. Thomas Swann, departed this life for a better, the 16th of September, 1680, living sixty-four years, and as much as from May to that time, and was buried at Swann\'s Point, at my grandfather\'s feet.\" - Samuel Swann 
    History Thomas Swann had land grant, Mar 1, 1638, 1200a (as above) on South side of James River, “to half way Neck.” Another grt, May 9, 1638, on South side of the James, “at a place called Swanns Bay.” He was a member of the House of Burgesses, from James City Co, (Surry) 1645-49, and from Surry Co, 1657-58. In Council 1660-80; d Sept 16, 1680. His home was on Swanns Point, Surry Co Va, & the English sent to suppress Bacons Rebellion, met at his house. He married five times, Miss Codd being his first wife, by whom he had, 1st Samuel, b May 11, 1653, who moved to Perq Co, N. C.  [4
    Died 16 Sep, 1680  Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Swann's Point Cemetery, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1209  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2018 

    Father William Swann,   b. 1585,   d. 1636  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Judith Austin,   b. 5 Feb, 1599, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep, 1680, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Family ID F719  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Codd,   b. 1630,   d. 13 Jan, 1654, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 13 Jan, 1649 
    Children 
    +1. Maj. Samuel Swann,   b. 11 May, 1653,   d. 14 Sep, 1707, Perquimans County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F718  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Col Thomas Swann

  • Sources 
    1. [S78] Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/thomas-swann_14628890.

    2. [S41] Ashe Family heritage, https://ashefamily.info/ashefamily/4141.htm.

    3. [S3] Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6126891.

    4. [S83] Perquimans County, NCGenWeb, http://ncgenweb.us/nc/perquimans/swann/.