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SOULE, John (I13657)
52 1 NAME John /Swain/
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1 NAME John /Swain/, Jr.
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[Birch genealogy by Terry Birch - 680559_GM.GED]

Notes for John Swain:
He was the first white male born on Nantucket Island.

John Swain must have been more outgoing than his father because there is one account of his being summoned into court for striking a man, although he "ingeniously acknowledge" the offense and was
excused. By the same token he must have been a generous and honorable man. He had promised to
give a certain tract of land to the Town of Sherbourne in 1687 and finally in 1712/13 he did do so, citing "I have met with many accidents which hath caused me to detract time. But now I think it is time to confirm what I then have promised."

The following is from the unpublished manuscript written by Obed Macy, included in the History of Nantucket:
"In the year 1695, a French Privateer anchored under Squam Head at the east end of the Island. A boat with a number of men landed from her. They inquired of an Indian, who happened to be there, where the inhabitants lived? He answered them vaguely. At that time Squam was covered with thick woods, and the weather was foggy and the Indian was able to get away from the questioners unperceived and he ran rapidly as he could to inform John Swain, his master, of the landing. Swain lived near Polpis Harbor, and apprehending that the strangers might find his house and commit some depredation he took his bag of money and a spade and left his house and went westward, but did not inform his family of his intention. In his day he was considered a rich man and one of but a few words. His family supposed he went upon Swain's Neck and there buried the money, but from that time to present, no one has been able to find where he deposited his cash, how much there was of it or whether he buried any. His family always believed he buried it there and that there was a large amount for that day*******."

Although many descendants of John and Mary (Weare) Swain remained on the Island, many of them left to settle on the mainland, as has been alluded to and several families went to Nova Scotia. A good number of them who were ship captains returned to England to work for whaling companies. One of those was Samuel Swain, son of James and Rebecca (Baker) Swain. He died aboard his vessel in Sidney, Australia, and later several of his children from England went to Australia to live. Stephen Swain, b. 1666, left as a young man and located in eastern North Carolina. Nathaniel Swain and his family, along with several other Nantucket families, left the Island in 1773 and migrated to Guilford Co., NC. A few more were:

1. Zaccheus Swain, son of Charles & Elizabeth (Coffin) Swain. His wi1l was probated in 1826, Guilford Co., NC. He still owned land in Nantucket which he left to his sisters, Phebe and Elizabeth.
2. Ruth Swain, dau. of Reuben and Hannah (Macy) Swain. She mar. Seth Starbuck in 1801, Guilford Co., NC.
3. George Swain, son of Howland & Jemima (Gardner) Swain. He mar. Deborah Macy, dau. of Henry & Sarah (Swain) Macy. Sarah Swain was the dau. of Caleb & Margaret (Paddack) Swain. Many of this line went on to Indiana, Illinois and Ohio from Guilford Co., NC.


In the book "The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket", by Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. and Mary Grace Carpenter, there is shown a silver tankard. They also give some of the history of the tankard, the name of the craftsman and owners through the years.

This tankard was made by Jeremiah Dummer (1664-1718) of Boston, who was said to have been America's first native-born goldsmith. This tankard was made for, John Swain, Jr. and Experience Folger, his wife, on the occasion of their wedding, which took place in early 1688. The tankard was left to their daughter Hannah, wife of Thomas Gardner, and it remained in the Gardner family until it was sold to Miss Ima Hogg of Houston, Texas, in 1954. Miss Hogg was the spinster daughter of a former Governor of Texas. She bought many valuable antiques through the years and gave all of this vast collection to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

The first item listed in the inventory of the estate of John Swain, Sr. (1633-1717), is a silver tankard valued at 13 pounds, 10 shillings. This tankard was probably made by Jeremiah Dummer also, but its location today is unknown. We know it was passed down to John Swain, III (1690-1744), at least. Based on silver tankards in the inventories of other owners, the value of these tankards increased many times through the years, and of course they are invaluable to descendants who might possess them today. From "Swains of Nantucket" by Robert Swain.

More About Experiance Folger:
1: Aunt of Benjamin Franklin.

[Folger genealogy by Lucy Folger - 2537872_GM.GED]

He was the first male white child born on the island of Nantucket.
When he died, he was the oldest white man on the island. He owned a fa rm in Polpis, where he resided, being a farmer. His land adjoined that o f his brother-in-law John Folger.
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SWAIN, John Jr. (I14602)
53 1 NAME John /Tallman/
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Batch 8625903-52 Call Number 1396244. Batcj C501241 Call Number 908270
Printout: 0933413.

Will of James Tallman, dated January 11, 1723/4, Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island:

John is mentioned in his father's, James Tallman's will.

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TALLMAN, John P. Dr. (I14589)
54 1 NAME John /Udell/
2 DATE 1840
2 PLAC Ashtabula County, OH
2 DATE 1 SEP 1866
2 PLAC , Solano, CA Doc#95322, Twp 007N, Rg 991W, Sec 13
2 DATE 25 MAY 1869
2 PLAC , Solano, CA Doc#36, Homestead, Twp 007N, Rg 001E, Sec 8
2 DATE 1870
2 PLAC Real $300, Personal $200

Source:INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL TO CALIFORNIA ACROSS THE GREAT PLAINS written by John Udell, published in 1856. I have a copy that has been passed down to me.

1st born of 13 children, 9 sons and 4 daughters

1816 went with Uncle Levi Bailey to Ohio

1833 March, Visited Uncle Isaac Humphreys in Stephentown, Rensalaer Co., NY-father's family [Great uncle by marriage to Lucinda Udell, b. 1774]

1833, March, visited Uncle Samuel Udell-very old, Joseah Humphrey, cousins John Francis Humphrey, young man., Henrietta Udell, young woman., Calvin Carr in Canaan, Columbia Co., NY also cousin Susan Humphrey. Mother's Uncle Amaziah Bailey, very old, in Troy, Nassau, NY. [This is really his mother's great uncle] Cousin Samuel Udell in New York City, NY. Visited Jacob Bailey of Kingsville, Philadelphia, PA. Visited a friend Lydia Hascal, married to J. Gillett of Stephentown in New Lebanon, NY. Also, Samuel Udell, first cousin of father. In Utica near New London, visited brother-in-law at McConnelsville. In Lockport, NY saw cousin Jane Udell Jefferson, Cornelius Udell and Charles Udell.

1834 fourth and youngest daughter, Emma was born in Windsor, OH.

1838 Enoch Twp, Monroe Co., IA. Neighbors were John Huggins, Daniel Bates, Leicester Stephens

1841 Trip to Grernsey County, MO. Visited friends, Seldon Payne in Middlefork on Grand River

1841 Got a house in Wheeling, VA as trade on a farm.

1843 March, family left for MO

1844 moved to Clay Co, MO, it was a slave state

1845 December, moved back to OH

1845 Went with sons Oliver and Henry to Davis Co., IA

1846 January, went to daughter Lydia Allen's home in Marietta, OH

1846 visited Alva Udell in Hiram, Portage County

1846 visited parent's home in Jefferson, Ashtabula Co., OH

1848 visited William Sale in Andrews Co., MO near St. Joseph. Also had a friend George Ross who lived in Gentry Co., MO near Bethany, county seat of Harrison and Athens.

1849 friend Leicester Stephens was in Washington County. Also son Jared, son-in-law William Allen [husband of Lydia M. Udell, b. 1817] and brother-in-law Hiram Rockwell [husband of Cynthia Udell b. 1812]
1850 Started first trip to California with two sons, Oliver and Henry
1851 December visited daughter Precilla Ann and James Sale in Gentry co., MO
1852 Made 2nd trip to California
1854 Made 3rd trip to California
1855 July visited friend John Ross in Gentry Co., MO

1855 visited brother-in-law Alva Udell in Macedonia, Cincinnati, OH

1855 November visited brother Frederick Udell in Jefferson, Near Ashtabula, OH

1856 visited cousin Abigail Ober. Also, visited wife's cousin, Ezra Bailey, daughter of Reliance Wood.
1858 Started 4th trip to California with wife Emily Merrill.
Wrote 2nd book "Udell Journal with Accounts of Indian Massacre", published in 1868. Have a copy reprinted in 1946.
Gives marriage date as 3 Dec 1817

Source: Jack Beale Smith's book:'John Udell, "The rest of the story:" with an adventure on the Beale Wagon Road' Give John and Emily's death dates and John's second marriage. This information was researched by C. Melvin Bleven, Wedderburn, OR.

Corning, Tehama, CA Library, Aug 2000, Book: "Tehama County Pioneers" by Keith Lingenfelter, Vol 4,
R 979.427 LIN C.2 "R to Z", copyright 1996 by Spatial Ink, Chico, Tehama, CA. Original Manuscripts are at the College in Chico, CA
Lists wife as Mary. Since she was his wife when he moved to Paskenta, they did not know that the mother of his children was Emily Merrill, who died in 1868.
This document lists "other grandchildren of John." The ones I do not have a record of are: Daniel Udell, born 1847, Ralph Udell, born 1855, and Irene Udell, born ?. The parents of these additional grandchildren were not given, so I am only listing them here.

Corning, Tehama, CA Library, Microfiche of County Records:
Has Birth date as 28 June 1793, probably from headstone.

Have pictures of headstone in Paskenta, Tehama, CA cemetery. He is buried in the Wood family plot, along with his daughter Caroline Mary Udell Wood, her husband Stephen and their family.

Aug 2000, Red Bluff, Tehama, CA Court House. Probate Court Records. November 12, 1877, Alva Udell, grandson of John, filed to become the Administrator of the Estate. He posted a bond of $250. and was granted the Administrator ship. This is very interesting, since John supposedly died intestate, not having any property, real or personal. This is also declared in the document, 'no property of any kind...'. There are three separate documents and in the first Alva Udell lists all known, living relatives of John. It is here the location of Mary, John's second wife if mentioned: '..believes and therefore alleges to be the heirs at law of said deceased are Mrs. Mary L. Udell, widow, age unknown, residing at some place in Arizona Territory, ......'. If no property existed in John's name, why file Probate over four years after his death? Photo copies of the Probate records are in my files.

Correspondence with Scott Hall, 25 Aug 2000. Refers to research by Dennis Marr and Susan B. Naumann.
Some records have birth year as 1793 and some 1795. Further research leads me to believe he was born in 1794. He says he celebrated his 65th birthday while on the Beale Road. Has second wife's name as "Clarinda Anderson", but it should be "Mary Llarinda Anderson." The name Llarinda is Spanish and the LL is pronounced as a "Y". This is not an uncommon name in this area because there is a large Hispanic population now and when John lived there. P.Smith, Sept 2000.

Correspondence with Mel Bliven 3 Jan 2002
'History of Lenox Twp, Ashtabula, OH, 1878, pg 223. During 1814 & 1815, Benjamin Waters, Joseph Walling, Jared Merrill and Seth Smith, with their families, were the principal additions to the population. Pg. 224 In about 1820 there was built and put into operation on lot 25, by John Udell and Sylvanus Merrill, a small distillery for the manufacture of whiskey.

Correspondence with Mel Bliven: He believes the entry in Jack Beale Smith's book regarding John's second wife may have been a typo and that her name really is Mary Clarinda Anderson. P.Smith 2002

GenForm, Posted by Mel Bliven, 14 Dec 2001
'Family of Lionel and Abigail Bill Udall
Partial genealogies of 'our' Udall/Udell family have been written, and are dated 1856, 1859, 1878 (not seen), 1882?, 1904, 1906, 1929, and 1950. There may be many more, and if you have one, or know of same, please advise.

1856. The earliest known story is that told by John3 Udell in his "Life of Udell." It is reasonable to assume that he relied on his father's records. His book is 'John Udell, Incidents Of Travel to California, Across The Great Plains; Together With The Return Trips Through Central America and Jamaica; to Which Are Added Sketches of The Author's Life.' Jefferson, Ohio; Printed for the Author, at the Sentinel Office. 1856. When I started becoming interested in Family history I knew little of the Udell's. The 'furthest' for me was Henry, remembered by my mother as "little grandpa." Passing by a bookcase at Goodspeed's (Boston, MA) in 1970 I saw a copy of John Udell's book and had to have it. That was the highest-priced book I had ever bought-$80.00. A microfilm copy is available, for $20.00. As of December 12, 2001, you will need to send $20 to Lynne Morgan, Disciples of Christ Historical Society, 1101 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212, with your order for the microfilm. She will order it for you--it usually takes 4-6 weeks, as they have to send it out to be done. This is microfilm and can only be read on a microfilm reader.
1859. One of the rarest books in Western Americana is 'John Udell's Journal," published in Suisun City, Solano County, California, in 1859, which describes John 3 Udell and his wife Emily's adventure-filled journey to California. A variant edition was published in 1860 (not seen), and an edition was published in 1946. It is available on-line, in chapters.
1878. Arner, 1950, p. 154, in his article on Cornelius 4 Udell, states "In his later life he wrote his 'Condensed History of Jefferson, Ohio," which was published in 1878 by J.A. Howells & Co., in Jefferson.
1882. Alvah G. Udell, of Hiram, Ohio, "Family History of The Udells" 6pp (believed to be written sometime during 1882).
1904. Dr. George B.L. Arner, Jefferson, Ohio, Compiler, "Descendants of Dr. Lionel Udall of Stonington, Conn." The Genealogical Exchange, published monthly at Buffalo, NY., vol 1, No. 6, October, 1904, et seq. He expanded and typed his Mss in 1929 (Harrisburg, PA), and again in 1950 (Washington, D.C.). A typescript of the 1950 version, "DR. LIONEL UDALL AND HIS DESCENDANTS," was given to his sister, Mrs. Bert Chambers, of Concord, MA. She donated her copy to the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS). According to their librarian in 1970, Arner's research notes and file cards are at NGS, Washington, D.C. I do have a copy of the 1950 manuscript, impossible to copy legibly and not transcribed. 1906. John Denison Champlin, "Udall Family Record," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (NEHGR) 60 (1906): 330-1. He writes "The following record of two generation of the Udall family is from an account book of Dr. Lionel Udall, a practicing physician at Stonington, Conn., in the first half of the eighteenth century. Dr. Udall, who is ignored by Wheeler in his history of the town, was a man of considerable prominence, and appears to have had a large practice in eastern Connecticut and throughout Rhode Island, extending from New London to Newport. He is said to have been born in England about 1690, to have come early to this country, and to have married in Stonington, where all his children were born, and where he died in 1767. The accounts in his book range from 1750 to 1767. Besides medical charges and credits on the opposite page to patients, the volume contains a few private memoranda and the genealogical record. The first half of the latter is in the handwriting of Dr. Lionel Udall himself, the last in that of his grandson James, born Sept. 19, 1779, son of Samuel Udall. 
UDELL, John III (I12478)
55 1 NAME JOHN /WRIGHT/ WRIGHT, John Of Bishop'S Hall (I13749)
56 1 NAME John a /Briggs/
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BRIGGS, John (I14674)
57 1 NAME John D. /Cantwell/ CANTWELL, Jesse Watson (I9905)
58 1 NAME Joseph /Mullins/ MULLENS, Joseph (I13366)
59 1 NAME Joseph /Tallman/
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Descendants of Peter Tallman Worksheet, June 1993 Chart No. 1 from Nancy Walkowski (Tallman News Letter)

Subject: Tallmon ancestry update
Date: Sun 20 Feb 2000 20:24
From: Kimberly Knutson kknutsn@trib.com
To: mama@slkc.uswest.net

Will of James Tallman, dated January 11, 1723/4, Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island:

Joseph is mentioned in his father's, James Tallman's will.
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TALLMAN, Joseph (I14599)
60 1 NAME Joseph /Tallman/
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From the book, "Talman/Tallman Families", by Herbert S. Ackerman:

Mar. 25, 1784. Proved Apr. 22, 1784. Will of Joseph Talman of Mansfield, Burlington Co., New Jersey Yeoman. Mentions son Joseph. Son Augustine Talman, children. Daughters of Augustine Talman, to wit: Sarah Talman; Elizabeth Tallman Pennock. Executor, son Joseph and my grand-son Tallman Pennock."

Will of James Tallman, dated January 11, 1723/4, Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island:

Joseph is mentioned in his father's, James Tallman's will.


Descendants of Peter Tallman by Allen Donald Tallman (a copy in the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

DEATH: Reported in the Calendar of Wills --1781-1785 Volume VI---1781-1785 of New Jersey. Page 385. 1784, Mar 25, Talman, Joseph, of Mansfield, Burlington County New Jersey
Yeorman; will of. Son Joseph, all my lands. Son, Augustine Tallman's
children L600, out of that bond I have against Peter Tallman, L150 to my grandson, Thomas Tallman, and the rest of the L600 to the daughters of Augustine Talman, to wit;===Sarah Talman, Elizabeth Tallman and Margaret Tallman. Grandson, Tallman Pennock, L400. Executors---son, Joseph, and my grandson, Tallman Pennock. Witnesses---Joseph English, Jr., Debby Tallman. proved April 22, 1784. Lib. 25, P. 510[Cindy's Genealogy File - 838418.GED]

Ancestral File Number: GW7V-7T
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TALMAN, Joseph (I14621)
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STARKES, Katherine (I14629)
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63 1 NAME Malinda /HOLT/
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HOLT, Malinda (I12072)
64 1 NAME Margaret A. /Rybolt/
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FORTNEY, Margaret Ann (I17145)
65 1 NAME Margaret P /Marquand/ MARQUAND, Margaret P. (I14977)
67 1 NAME MARTHA /SOULE/ SOULE, Martha (I13760)
68 1 NAME MARY (D) /COOKE/ COOKE, Mary (I13770)
69 1 NAME Mary /Brayton/
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From the book "Talman/Tallman Families", by Herbert S. Ackerman, pg.104:

"G29 Dr. James Tallman; Peter (G1).
Born 1668. Lived at Portsmouth, R.I. Died 1724.
Married: 1st. Mar. 18, 1690 at Portsmouth, R.I. to Mary Devoe of Niantic Co., R.I. Daughter of Joseph (John) Devoe and Mary Brayton.
G351 John, born Sep. 19, 1692 at Portsmouth, R.I.
G352 Joseph, born July 13, 1694 at Portsmouth, R.I.
G353 Elizabeth, born June 13, 1699 at Portsmouth, R.I. "

From the book, "One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families", by John Osborne Austin, pg.234:

"2.|JAMES, b., d. 1724.
m. (1), 1689, 3, 18, MARY DAVOL, b. __ ,d. __, dau. of Joseph and Mary (Brayton) Davol.

(1st w.)
I. JOHN, b. 1692, 9, 19, d. 1741.
II. JOSEPH, b. 1694. 7, 13, d. young.
III. ELIZABETH, b. 1699, 6, 13, d. 1724 (--), unmarried. "

This (James Tallman's) first wife's name was Mary (Brayton) Davol, according to Mrs. Chase of Providence, RI.

[Cindy's Genealogy File - 838418.GED]

Ancestral File Number: 9KG0-D0
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DAVOL, Mary (I14588)
71 1 NAME Mary /Tallman/
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From the book "Talman/Tallman Families" by Herbert S. Ackerman

"Will of Mary Tallman proved Jan. 19, 1721. Children: Alice, Jonh, Samuel Sheffield, Sarah Wilcox, Mary Read, Elizabeth Cook and Richard Cook.


Information for this family extracted from the Ancestrial File in the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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TALLMAN, Mary (I14580)
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John Freeborn and Mary Tallman married by Gideon Freeborn a Justice of the Pease.

Subject: Tallmon ancestry update
Date: Sun 20 Feb 2000 20:24
From: Kimberly Knutson kknutsn@trib.com
To: mama@slkc.uswest.net

Will of James Tallman, dated January 11, 1723/4, Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island:

Mary is mentioned in her father's, James Tallman's will.
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TALLMAN, Mary (I14594)
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[Birch genealogy by Terry Birch - 680559_GM.GED]

Another spelling: Wyer (Richard G. York)
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WYER, Mary (I14610)
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75 1 NAME Mary Ann /Fortney/
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Except for my own family lines, this data base contains less than 1/2 of the data that we plan to enter. Sometimes a specific set of data has been only partly entered. We have added the marriages from the main set of registers from 1872 through 1880 from the index; as in the case of Bartels' abstracts from the "Colored" register 1865-1882, we have not yet compared all to the microfilm.

The 1870 census is now complete: pages 1-63r for Cedar Township, pp. 65-120 for Columbia and Columbia Township, pp. 122-157r for Missouri Township, and pp. 158-193r for "Township Forty-nine" and pp. 194-235 for "Township Fifty." These do not correspond to any of the geographical townships: families recorded in Township Forty-nine in 1870 had appeared in 1860 in Missouri Township, Columbia Township, Rocky Fork Township, and Perche Township. It appears to include a band of territory across the county, north of Columbia, in no discernable pattern. The great majority of the families in Township Fifty were residents of either Perche or Rocky Fork Township. Township Fifty-one, pp. 236-266, contained primarily families otherwise identified as residing in Perche, Bourbon, and Centralia Townships. The enumerator gave the post office address for 49, 50, and 51 as Sturgeon.

Bourbon Township was created between 1850 and 1860 from the northern tier of Perche and Rocky Fork Townships, and in 1860 included what is now Centralia Township.

This update contains the 1880 census for Bourbon Township (which in total is pp. 1-29r and Cedar Township (pp. 30-91r), with a beginning for Columbia Township (pp. 92-95r of pp. 92-163r). Still to come are Centralia Township (pp. 164-178r), Missouri Township (pp. 179-216), Perche Township (pp. 217-242), and Rocky Fork Township (pp. 243-267r).

A prior update completed the systematic entering of the Evans and Thompson Tombstone Records (1934)(standardizing the citation form). Each subsequent update adds data from some other published cemeteries, in no predictable order. Evans and Thompson only abstracted the tombstones for adults born prior to 1860, so there is still much more to be done. Consult the Boone County USGenWeb site for a much more complete listing of the county's cemeteries.

The probate abstracts from Evans and Thompson, through 1869, were previously entered. We have added 1870, 1871, and 1872 from the abstracts done by the DAR in the early 1970's. We also now have the very limited birth and death record from late 1883 through 1886 as abstracted by the DAR.

For my own family lines, most documentation is to be found in the two volumes I published in 1990: Now Living in Boone County, Missouri. Volume I: The Family and Connections of Edward Everett Easley. Volume II: The Family and Connections of Martha Catherine Cheavens. These also have photographs, photocopies of the Family Bibles, etc. Contact me by e-mail for further information, please. 
FORTNEY, Ann (I17127)
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ALLEN, Matthew (I14627)
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1 NAME Ruth /Tallman/
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!Descendants of Peter Tallman Worksheet, June 1993 Chart No. 1 from Nancy Walkowski (Tallman News Letter)

!BIR:DEA:MAR:Ancestral File Salt Lake Family History Library 9KG0-4L

From Ancestry.com, "Desecendants of Tunis Wells and Other Surnames", by Dave Wells :

"Her name is not mentioned either in her father's will or her husband's. "Ruth or Hannah" is hand-written into a copy of Austin's "Dictionary of R.I.", with no authority. One Boston transcript article called her "Mary", without authority. "
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TALLMAN, Mercy Ruth (I14577)
79 1 NAME MOSES /SIMMONS/ SIMMONS, Moses Jr. (I13652)
80 1 NAME MOSES /SIMMONS/, JR. SIMMONS, Moses (I13640)
81 1 NAME Nancy /Reading/ READING, Ann Nancy (I14390)
82 1 NAME Nancy Jane /MAYNARD/
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MAYNARD, Nancy Jane (I12071)
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84 1 NAME NICHOLAS /ATWOOD/ ATWOOD, Nicholas (I13342)
85 1 NAME Oliver /Tallman/
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From the book, "Talman/Tallman Families", by Herbert S. Ackerman, pg.118:

"Nov. 28, 1787. Proved Jan. 11, 1788. Will of Oliver Tallman of Shrewsbury, New Jersey Mentions son Daniel, daughter Jemime. Brother Jeans. To Daniel, Jemime, Molly, Hannah, William. Extr. George Howland declined. Son William acted as admin. Inventory 84-17-6."

According to James Stillwell, the Tallmans of New Jersey were possessed of a "fiery character" for 6 generations!

Greater Tallman Family News page 3 Autumn Issue No. 23

"Resided at Long Branch, Monmouth Co., New Jersey prior to the Revolution. The estate was forfeited by being a Royalist. Fought for the British side during the Battle of Monmouth, while his son, William fought under Washington. After the war his land at Tinton Falls, New Jersey was confiscated and sold. With his 2nd son, Peter and Daniel, moved to the North Shore of Lake Ontario near St. Catherine's (Welland Co.), where lands were ceded to him for his loyalty to the Crown. Oliver Returned to New Jersey & died at Shrewsbury."

REC:Greater Tallman Family News No.33 1993 Summer Issue.
The Greater Tallman Newsletter Issue 41 December 1996 Chart 2.

Recorded in the "Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society" New Series Volume XII--1927. Family History Library Salt Lake City Call No. 974.9 B2h N.S.

Vol. 12: Land confiscated page 203 Oliver, Talman, Shrewsbury, Judg., sale, 1779-80. (3 N.E. 94,368; 4 N.E. 248).

From "House Family", by Kathleen Petersen:

"From Greater Tallman Family Newsletter No. 16, 1988, pg 3. Per letter from Robert Scott Tallman of Ortonville, MI, Nov. 27, 1986."---Jeremiah--had sons Joseph and Oliver--who were Tories and fought for the British. --farms of Tories were confiscted. Oliver and Joseph went to Canada with a land grant given for meritous service to the British Army. They settled near St. Catherines, Ont. and Grant Tallman---still lives there." "

Email from Cheryl ?, dated June 6, 2003:

"From: KCBENT@aol.com
Date: Friday, June 06, 2003 14:56:54
To: Rick@Tallman.com
Subject: Re: Tallman family notes


Yes, I think we are definately talking about the same Tallman line. I'm getting a lot of responses to my post! I'm going to try to transcribe the notes I have and post them. My aunt recently pulled boxes out of their basement in New Jersey to try to save them from flooding. She has made me copies of 3 things concerning the Tallmans so far. She also transcribed the Bible of William Mount Tallman since it was too fragile to copy. She has more, but I'm not sure what.

Here's what I have:

1. A handwritten sheet, with the following: (The handwriting appears to be my grandmother's, who died in 1956. I'm not sure where she got the info)
Oliver Tallman (G.G.G. Grandfather)
Elizabeth Jeffery (G.G.G. Grandmother)
William Tallman (G.G. Grandfather)
Sarah Mount (G.G.Grandmother)
William Tallman, Jr. (G. Grandfather)
Elizabeth Hardenbrook (G. Grandmother)
William Mount Tallman (Grandfather)
Mary A. M. Spader (Grandmother)
Irene A. Mountain nee Tallman (Mother)
Frederick Mountain (Father)
This piece of paper is where I got the name of Elizabeth Jeffery. I've recently heard from another descendant of Oliver Tallman, through his son Daniel. She also mentions Elizabeth Jeffrey as the wife of Oliver. She thinks she died in 1782 in Monmouth County and never went to Canada with Oliver. I haven't heard back from her concerning her source.

2. A handwritten copy of a Family Bible, which would appear to have originally belonged to William Tallman, Jr. and Elizabeth Boyce Hardenbrook. Here are just a few things from it:

Wm Tallman, Jr. the son of Wm and Sarah Tallman and Elizabeth Boyce Hardenbrook the daughter of Isaac and Willimpee Hardenbrook
11th day of April 1816

Sarah the Mother of William Tallman Died at her Sons Ellis Tallman August 1857

William Tallman son of William and Sarah Tallman born at Long Branch
June 28th 1794

Elizabeth B. Hardenbrook Daughter of Isaac and Williampee Hardenbrook
Jan 11th 1792

3. Handwritten notes of William Mount Tallman, written on the back of a December, 1897 desk calendar. At some point, he was gathering information for the Stillwell book, "Historical and Genealogical Miscellany....". We're not sure why he was writing these notes. Here's a few items:
Wm Tallman Grand Father
Born 1758 Died Mch 17th 1833
Sarah Mount Grand Mother
Born 1764 Died Aug 11th 1857
Their children James Peter + Sarah No Issue
Joseph Born April 10 1785 died Sep 20/1819
Rebecca Lawson Born Nov 24/1788 Died Jan 24/1884
Wm Tallman Jr. born June 28/1794 Died Jany 24/1849
Elizabeth Hardenbrook born Jany 11/1792 died Sept 8/82 } 90 yrs 8 mo 3 D

This same information is repeated on another page, with the age for Sarah Mount at her death being "age 93 yrs., 3 mo., 11 days" I've seen her age at death published in the Monmouth County Historical Association as "93, 3, 6". These notes have a lot of names of dates of relatives, but from William/Sarah forward. 
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From the book "Talman/Tallman Families", by Herbert S. Ackerman:

Page 104:

"G29 Dr. James Tallman; Peter (G1).
Born 1668. Lived at Portsmouth, R.I. Died 1724.
Married: 2d. Sep 14, 1701 Portsmouth, R.I. to Hannah Swain, a physician. Daughter of John Swain and Mary Weare. Born 1680(?). Died Sep. 1765.
G354 Stephen, ...
G355 Mary, ...
G356 Peter, born June 17, 1706 at Portsmouth, R.I.
G357 Jemima, ...
G358 James, ...
G359 Jeremiah, ...
G360 Silas, ...
G361 Joseph, ...
G362 Hannah, ... "

Page 109:

"G356 Peter Tallman; Dr. James (G29); Peter (G1).
Born Dec. 27, (June 17), 1706 at Portsmouth, R.I.
Married: Nov. 7, 1724 at Portsmouth (Oct. 19, 1724 Tiverton), R.I. to Sarah Cook of Tiverton, R.I. Daughter of James Cook and Elizabeth.
G451 Patience, born May 7, 1725 at Tiverton, R.I.

Married: 2d. ________ to Margaret Imlay
G453 Benjamin Horatic,
G454 Peter,
G455 Thomas,
G456 Ann,
G457 Sarah,
G458 Margaret,
G459 Agnes,

Feb. 28, 1786. Admr Estate of Peter Tallman of Burlington Co., New Jersey Renunciation by Margaret Tallman, widow of Peter in favor of Joel Gibbs and Jacob Wolcott."

From the book, "One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families", by John Osborne Austin, pg.234:

"VI.|PRTER, b. 1706, 6, 17, d. 1764 +
Patieuce, 1732, 1, 3

m. 1724, 11, 7, SARAH COOK, b. ___ , d. ___ , dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth ( ) Cook.
Mary, 1733, 5, 12
Hannah, 1734, 3, 15
David, 1736, 12, 4
Christopher, 1738, 9, 11
Charity, 1740, 6, 11
Ann, "


!Descendants of Peter Tallman Worksheet, June 1993 Chart No. 1 from Nancy Walkowski (Tallman News Letter)

!MAR:Greater Tallman Family News No.33 1993 Summer Issue.

From Vicky Burns Canal Winchester, Ohio Email Cmom4@aol.com

From the book, "Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Volumes 1 & 2", by Alden G. Beaman, Ph.D., page 271:

"TALLMAN, Peter, of Ti, yeoman. Will dated 4 July 1774, proved 2 June 1783, pgs 346-347. Mentions: Son Stephen Tallman. My son so so called Jeremiah Tallman Rogers the son of Patience Rogers. Daughters Macy Cook wife of Joseph Cook & Patience Slocum dec formerly wife of son-in-law Samuel Slocum leaving 3 unnamed granddaughters. Granddaughters Ruth Hall & Sarah Hall. Witn: Abner Durfee, Lydia Durfee, Benjn Hambly. "

Note: this links Jeremiah Tallman Rogers to this Peter Tallman. He may have possibly been the illegitimate son of Peter and Patience (?) Rogers.

Will of James Tallman, dated January 11, 1723/4, Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island:

Peter is mentioned in his father's, James Tallman's will.

From the document, "Cook-Tallman Connections" by Cynthia C. Cook, dated January 5, 2004:

Sarah, born about 1707 at Tiverton, married Peter(2) Tallman at Portsmouth on 7 November 1724. She probably died before October 1754. Peter(2) Tallman, as you already know, was the son of Dr. James Tallman and his second wife, Hannah Swain; James was the son of the original Peter Talman and his second wife, Joan Briggs. Dr. James was born in 1668 at Portsmouth and died in 1724. Peter(2) Tallman died at Tiverton, which was then in Rhode Island, about 1783.

... Sarah Cook and Peter(2) Tallman had three children: Patience, who is not of further interest to us; Stephen; and Mary. Stephen Tallman married his cousin Mary Cook (daughter of his mother's brother Joseph), and Mary Tallman married her cousin Joseph Cook Jr. (son of her mother's brother Joseph).

However! It appears that Peter Tallman, later in life, perhaps after the death of his wife Sarah, fathered another child, Jeremiah, with "Patience Rogers, spinster." In his will, dated 1774 and probated in 1783, Peter Tallman left his homestead farm to Jeremiah Tallman Rogers "so-called," son of Patience Rogers. Later, Patience Rogers, "spinster," and Jeremiah Tallman Rogers had to sue Peter Tallman's legitimate son Stephen to gain possession of the farm. (Records on this are cited in Jane Fiske's book.) I would guess that it is this Jeremiah Tallman who settled in Berne, New York, in 1799.
... "

From the book, "Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island", by Jane Fletcher Fiske (page 121-122):

"Sarah Cook, daughter of Thomas Cook and his wife Elizabeth Pearce"
"She married at Portsmouth, 7 November 1724, by Gideon Freeborn, Justice, (intentions 19 October at Tiverton), to Peter Tallman, son of Dr. James and Hannah (Swain) Tallman. He was born 17 June 1706 at Portsmouth and died 11 May 1783 at Tiverton (date from count case, cited below). By the will of his father, dated 11 November 1723, Peter received 50 acres in Tiverton.

On 17 January 1724/5 "Peter Tolman being bound for recognizance to appear at this Court made his personal appearance to answer to begetting of Sarah Cook with child and Sarah Cook being likewise bound to appear at this Court for whom her father Mr. Cook appeared and Peter Tolman and Cook declaring that they werer married the Court therefore considered that ye said Tolman pay a fine of twenty shillings for sd crime to His Majesty ..." (Bristol County Court of General Sessions 1714-1738, vol. 2, p. 14 front).

On 13 January 1727/8 Peter Tallman, yeoman, and wife Sarah, of Tiverton, sold some land there to Josiah Stafford. On 31 October 1754 when Peter Tallman, innholder, sold land to Blake Perry, Sarah did not sign (Tiverton Deeds 3:257; 4:131).

On 12 July 1756 Peter Tallman, Patience Hall, widow of Benjamin, Thomas Cook Sr., John and Oliver Cook, Richard Durfee, and Stephen and Mary Tallman were called to show the Portsmouth Town Council what goods they had of Benjamin Hall, deceased (Portsmouth TC 4:111). From Peter's will, below, it would appear that he was father-in-law of Benjamin Hall.

The will of Peter Tallman, dated 4 July 1774 and proved 2 June 1783, named his son Stephen, who received the farm already in his possession; granddaughters Ruth and Sarah Hall; daughter Mary Cook, wife of Joseph; son-in-law Samuel Slocum; and in lieu of his daughter Patience, "three granddaughters." His own homestead farm he left to Jeremiah Tallman Rogers, "so-called," son of Patience Rogers (Tiverton Probate 4:346).

Jeremiah Tallman Rogers of Tiverton, an infant under 21 years, yeoman, by Patience Rogers, spinster, his mother and guardian, sued Stephen Tallman (Jr.) for possession of the farm and dwelling left to him by the will of Stephen Tallman (Sr.) (Newport Court Files, November term 1783, No. 193). "

Peter Tallman's Last Will and Testament, dated July 4, 1774:

"In the name of God Amen the fourth day of July in the year fourteenth year of his majesties reigns George the third King of Great Brittain ye Anno 9th Domini 1774, I Peter Tallman of Tiverton in the County of Newport in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England Yeoman being very weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God for the same, therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die Do make and ordaine this my Last will and Testament that is to say, Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the thanks of God that gave it and my body I commit to the Earth to be buried in a Decent Christian Manner at the Discretion of my Executor herein after mentioned, and asXounXing Such worldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I Give and Dispose of the Same in the following manner and form.

Item - I will that all my last debts and General Charges be well and truly paid in the same condition time after my decease

Item - I Give and Devise unto my son Stephen Tallman his Heirs and assigns for ever the farm that he liveth on Now and is bounded Northerly on land of Benjamin Durfee and Easterly on a pond & southerly on land of said Durfee and westerly on the Salt water, and that Peice of land that was part of the Estate of Bennet Baley Deceased and is bounded Easterly on the Highway and Southerly & westerly on land that was Bennet Baley Deceased and Northerly on my homestead farm and also the South half of a swamp lot bounded Easterly on a PuXchesoXs way Southerly on land of John Borden & westerly on a pond & Northerly on the North half of said Lot to him his Heirs and assigns forever.

Item - I Give to my Son so Called Jeremiah Tallman Rogers the Son of Patience Rogers my Homestead farm with my House and the buildings there on to him his Heirs and assigns forever, and is bounded as followeth Northerly on the land of Benjamin Durfee and Easterly on a pond Southerly partly on that land I bought out of the Estate of Bennet Baley and partly on land in the possession of Isaac Hathaway and like the Northerly half of a swamp lot that is bounded westerly on the pond Northerly on land of David Eddy and easterly on the purchasers way to him his Heirs & assisgns forever

Item - I Gived unto my Granddaughter Ruth Hall a Feather bed and two blankets & two Sheets and a aboster & two pillows and a Coverlid and one cow and a high case of Draws and one Chest & one Silver Spoon.

Item - I Give unto my Grandaughter Sarah Hall one Feather bed the FiXX part wollen and part linen.

Item - I Give to my Daughters Mary Cook wife of Joseph Cook five shillings.

Item - I Give to my Son in law Samuel Slocum fifteen shillings to be Equally Divided between mt three Granddaughters in lieu of the Right my Daughter Patience had

Item - – Furthemore I Give to my son Stephen Tallman one Silver Spoon and my Fustian coat with the button thereon, and also my Devon XXeaX XXXX coat my biggest Iron bed and half of my sheep and my ovel Table and all my money bills bonds Notes and book Debts whatsoever and wheresoever the same may be found

Item - – Furthermore I Give unto my son so called Jeremiah Tallman Rogers son of Patience Rogers all my stock and Household goods and Manable Estate of what name and nature whatsoever Except what I have heretofore given away and also half a Dozen of Silver Teaspoons and one Large Spoon

Lastly I do hereby Nominate Constutute and appoint my son Stephen Tallman my only and sole Executor to this my last will and Testament and I do hereby utterly Disallow Revoak and Disannull all and Every other to be my Last will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day year XXXX above written

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared
By the Said Peter Tallman to be his last will and
Testament in Presence of us

Abner Durfee (signature)
Lydia Durfee (signature)
Benj Hambly (signature)

Peter Tallman (seal and signature)

Newport} at Tiverton on the 2nd day of June 1783 the above and before written was exhibited Xn Town Council was proved & approved Lydia Durfee & Benjamin Hambly two of the witnesses being engaged according to Law testify and say that they saw the above named Peter Tallman sign seal and declare the before written to be his last will and Testament and in the presence of Abner Durfee they set their hands as witnesses thereto and that the said Peter was at the that time in his perfect mind and memory according to the best of their understanding Taken in presence of Council

Joesph Taber (signature) President "

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[Birch genealogy by Terry Birch - 680559_GM.GED]

Notes for Richard Swain, Jr.:
Richard Swain, Jr.'s wife could have been a Leni Lenape Indian, which may be why it has been hard to find information on her.
Source: Becki Watters, Fresno, CA, 1997 (descendent)
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Richard Swain, Jr was reared on the Island of Nantucket but did not remain there, was the executor of his father's estate but turned it over to his oldest son, Jonathan Swain. He was named Administrator in August 1682, posted a bond of 50 pounds, with surety by James Coffin. The appraisers of the estate appointed by the court were: Nathaniel Barnard, Stephen Coffin, Thomas Look and Tobias Coleman.

More About Richard Swain, Jr.:
1: Born January 13, 1659 or 1660.

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Richard Swain of Morris or Essex County, New Jersey, is reported to be the artilleryman, or keeper, of the "Old Sow," a cannon of the colonial forces during the Revolutionary War, and to have had a grandson also
named Richard Swain, who lived in Summit in Union County, New Jersey Does anyone know more about Richard Swain, his ancestors or descendants?

Source: Dave McMane Paris, France
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From the book, "One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families", by John Osborne Austin:

"Richard Swain, Hampton, N. H., Nantucket, Mass.
1635, 9, 17. Hes came in the ship "Truelove," from London, having sent his wife Elizabeth in the "Planter" the April previous, his sons Francis and William in the "Rebecca," and daughter Elizabeth in the "Susan and Ellen," in care of various friends.
1638, 10, 9. Newbury, Mass. His daughter Elizabeth was baptized there.
1639, 3, 13. Rowley, Mass. This same year he had liberty to settle small claims at Hampton, N. H. (then in Massachusetts), where he had been granted liberty to plant the year before.
1643, 3, 7. Hampton. He and others of Hampton, petitioned Governor of Massachusetts, complaining of William Haward, military officers.
He was, while at Hampton, Selectman, and commissioner for small causes.
1659, 7, 2. He and his son John were among the nine purchasers of Nantucket from Thomas Mayhew, the latter remaining a share. The consideration paid was oe30, "and also two beaver hats, one for myself and one for my wife," as Mayhew's deed declares.
1661, 5, 10. Nantucket. On a committee to lay out lands.
1667, 6, 18. He deeded land to Thomas Macy and Edward Startbuck, guardians of George Bunker's minor children, he himself being their step-father, as he had married George Bunker's widow.
1671, 6, 29. He and his son john were among the purchasers of the rights, etc., that Wanackmamack, Chief Sachem of Nantucket, this day deeded for consideration of oe40.
His last wife Jane, was the first white person recorded as having died on Nantucket, and his grandson, John Swain, was the first white male child born upon that island.
His son Francis went to Long Island, William staid at Hampton; and Richard, the only child by his second wife, moved to New Jersey, where descendants have been Cape May pilots.
1682, 8, 1. Administration on his estate granted to Richard Swain, Jr., who gave bond of oe50, with James Coffin, surety. Appraisers appointed by the Court were, Nathaniel Barnard, Stephen Coffin, Thomas Look, Tobias Cole..." [Birch genealogy by Terry Birch - 680559_GM.GED]

Notes for Richard Swain, Sr:
Sources for the Swain family include: Carl Swain, Claxton, GA (descendent of John Wesley Swain who was a son of Levi Bonaparte Swain, Sr), Truman Porter "Pete" Swain, Jr., Pender Co, NC (descendent of Thomas Willetts Swain who was a brother of Levi Bonaparte Swain, Sr), and Rebecca "Becki" Ray Watters, Fresno, CA (descendent of Martha Swain who was a sister of Levi Bonaparte Swain, Sr). The book by Robert Swain called "Swains of Nantucket-Tales and Trails".

Richard Swain, his wife, Elizabeth Basselle, and several children immigrated to New England in 1635. Richard Swain left England September 17, 1635 aboard the Truelove, while his wife and children were sent perhaps ahead in April 1635 on other ships under the care of friends. Wife Elizabeth left England aboard the Planter with children Nicholas, Grace and John. Sons William and Francis left aboard the Rebecca.

Richard Swain and his family first lived in the small town of Rowley, MA, then known as the MA Bay Colony. Later he moved to Hampton where he is listed as amoung the first settlers.

Richard, planter, Hampton, 1638. He owned a house and land at Exeter before 1650. Gave part of his house-lot in Hampton to his daugher Grace and her husband, Nathaniel Boulter, September 4, 1660; another tract to Hezekiah, eldest son of William, deceased; the widow Prudence to have the use of it till Hezekiah is 21 years old. He moved to Nantucket, MA. He sold his remaining estate to his son-in-law Boulter July 6, 1663.
Pioneers in Massachusetts, p.441

Richard Swain, Sr married his second wife, Jane Godfrey in 1658 and by 1663 they had moved to Nantucket, MA. Richard was one of a group of nine Massachusetts Englishmen (Tristram Coffin, Thomas May, Christopher Huffey, Thomas Bernard, Peter Coffin, Stephen Greenleaf, John Swain-son of Richard, and William Pike) who in 1659 purchased Nantucket Island from Thomas Mayhew for 30 pounds and two beaver hats.

The following is from Robert Swain's "Swains of Nantucket-Tales and Trails":

Christened as Rychard Swayn on 21 September 1595, Berkshire, England, the name Richard Swayne was used until he moved to Nantucket from the mainland. Other spellings of the name in England during the period 1500-1600's show Swaine, Swayn, and Swain, in addition to Swayne. His children, Francis, Nicholas, Grace, Richard and John, are listed in christening records as either Swaine or Swayne. One son, the first Richard, Jr., died as an infant in England.

In most instances the name Swayne or Swain(e) is derived from the Old Norse word sveinn which meant "boy, servant peasant" depending on its use in the sentence. It came to England with Danes and Norwegians and was altered there to suein, suen, swan, etc. Sveinn was first used as a descriptive term before becoming a surname. Burkes Armory describes the Coat-Of-Arms for one Swain, one Swain or Swaine, one Swaine and four Swaynes...each of them different. According to some authorities Richard Swayne of St. Albans, England who came to America in 1635, living first at Rowley, Massachusetts Bay in 1635, and then at Hampton in New Hampshire, was in line with William Swayne of Salisbury, England, granted the Coat-Of-Arms, 20 June 1444, later confirmed by a descendant of the same name, of London, in 1612. This is the same Coat-Of-Arms found in Scotland in 1100, but without the Motto.

A record of the births of four of the children of Richard Swayne are found in Easthampstead County, England: Nicholas, Grace, Richard, and John Swayne. After Richard Swayne took his family to America in 1635, there seems to be no other family of that name living in Easthampstead for nearly 60 years. St. Albans, England is northeast of London.

Of those using the name Swayne, Swain or Swaine, who came to New England early were: William, mentioned by Savage as "William Swain, Gentlemen", born 1585, came to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635: was afterward one of a commission sent to govern the colony of Connecticut. A William Swain was in Branford after 1636. Jeremiah Swain was at Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1638 and one of the first settlers of Reading, Massachusetts. The third was Richard Swayne who came to Rowley, Massachusetts in 1635. It is not known if there was any relationship between these three early settlers of New England.

In Virginia, the following beadrights in county land grants were made to Stephen Swaine in Surry County in 1635. Some genealogical researchers have confused him with Stephen Swain of Nantucket who went ' to Chowan County, North Carolina about 1690. A Thomas Swain(e) and his wife were in James City in 1638 and another Thomas Swain was in New Kent in 1682.

In North Carolina, 32 families of Swains were property taxpayers in the period 1717-1779. The 1790 United States Census lists one or more of the spellings, Swain, Swaine, and Swains in Connecticut, Georgia (Reconstructed), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North and South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia. The 1790 Census lists Swaims and Swains in the same counties so it would appear that Swaims were once Swains. The fact that the name Sveyn appears in England in 1045 and in Scotland in 1250 would reinforce the Priority of Swain.

Richard Swayne/Swain sent his wife Elizabeth and the children to New England in April 1635 and he followed in September of that same year. It is known that Elizabeth and the children did not arrive on the same ship, the older children on one vessel and the mother and younger children on another. An early historian states that the children who sailed separately from their mother were with friends on the ship Rebecca. These were sons, William and Francis, and Nicholas, Grace and John came with their mother on the ship Planter. Some records state a daughter named Elizabeth was a passenger on the ship Susan and Ellen. This was not the daughter of Richard Swain since his daughter was not born until he settled at Hampton, New Hampshire.

Richard Swain arrived in America in 1635 as stated above, and he and the family first lived in the small town of Rowley, Massachusetts, then known as the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Later he moved to Hampton where he is listed among the first settlers. That was in the autumn of 1638 and the settlement was called "Winnacunnett" according to the History of Hampton. Later the Reverend Steven Bachelor (Bachiler), one of the early petitioners, requested the name be changed to Hampton.

Included in the History of Hampton are many references to Richard Swain and his role as a leading citizen of the town. His wife was referred to as "Basselle" but this name is not found in any of the records from England. On a following page is an early map of the town of Hampton, New Hampshire, and you will note the names of some of the children of Richard Swain. Also shown are names of many of the early settlers, some remaining in Hampton and others migrating to Nantucket after its purchase from Thomas Mayhew.

It was at Hampton that the last child of Richard and Elizabeth Swain was born in 1636, Elizabeth Swain. It was here also where his wife, Elizabeth, died in 1657. In 1658 he married a widow, Jane Godfrey Bunker, whose husband, George Bunker, had died at sea leaving her with five small children. The oldest son of Richard Swain, William, also died in 1657, having lost his life at sea on a voyage from Hampton to Boston. In 1659 the problems for Quakers increased and many of the inhabitants began to search for a haven of safety where they could live and worship in peace. By 1660 Richard Swain had turned his property over to his daughters and moved with sons John and Richard, Jr., his new wife and stepchildren, to the Island of Nantucket. In 1659 he and his son, John Swain, were two of the ten original purchasers of Nantucket Island from Thomas Mayhew for thirty pounds silver and two "Beaver Hats".

What brought Richard Swain and others like him to America so long ago when they were desperate to brave the unknown of a new colony across the ocean? The voyage was long and dangerous in vessels that were small and propelled only by sail. Why did he send his family alone and who were the friends that traveled with the family and perhaps sheltered them until Richard arrived in America? It must have taken great courage on the part of Richard and Elizabeth to leave their home in England, and (Especially to travel separately not knowing if they would ever see each other again. We can only speculate about the reason for their leaving in the first place, but from 1633-1635, those immigrants from England were seeking more religious freedom from the confines of the Church of England. During a period of time before this migration the future of the "Puritans" in England was so black that thousands finally fled to America where they founded the Colony of Massachusetts. A study of events during that time will show that they did not like the control of the church by the bishops and the type worship service that, except for being conducted in English rather than Latin, could not be distinguished from the Catholic Church.

Early in the history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, religious persecution began. A series of acts was perpetrated in the name of the law that in our present age seems incredible. It is ironic that those who left England to seek religious freedom found conditions worse in their newly chosen land. It appears that many of those Puritans or Separatists joined the Society of Friends in America, and even before the first Quaker arrived in Massachusetts the General Court had appointed a Fast Day, "to seek the face of God in behalf of our native country, in reference to the abounding errors, especially those of Ranters and Quakers". Men and women were scourged from one town to another, imprisoned, banished from the Colony, hurt, mutilated and humiliated. This spirit had in 1658 and 1659 reached an extreme point. Quakers were banished from the Colony under the pain of death if they returned, or, if they were found within its jurisdiction after a limited time, the penalty was the same as return after banishment. Citizens were prohibited from harboring them, mingling with them or advocating or encouraging their religion. It appeared to be more intense in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. One law was enacted forbidding the Indians to worship in their own manner on English ground, punishing blasphemy with death, etc. Open renunciation of the church or its order was punishable by a fine of 50 shillings per month for each month of heresy. Disobedience of parents or denying the Scriptures to be the word of God was punishable with death. A man must be orthodox to hold office or vote. Complaint to the home government brought local whipping and banishment.

In 1655, a law was passed that "no Quaker be entertained by any person or persons with this government, under penalty of 15 pounds sterling for every such default, or be whipped". This was amended in October 1657, making the fine forty shillings per hour for every offense. Under the provisions of this law several Quakers were arrested and imprisoned. On the 18th of October 1659, the "Court understanding that several inhabitants of this jurisdiction have lodged Quakers now in prison, do order that the secretary issue out a warrant to the several persons, & send them same by messenger of purpose to bring them with speed to this court, to answer for their offense therein". These persons were: James Rawlins, Anthony Emery, Thomas Spencer, Richard Nason, Richard Swayne, Zaccheus Gould and Thomas Macy. Two of the Quakers imprisoned, William Robinson and Marmaduke Stephenson, were hanged in Boston on the 27th of December 1659. All those named were fined except James Rawlins who is said to be "more innocent & ingenious than the rest: the Governor only admonished him. Richard Swayne was fined three pounds and disenfranchised. Thomas Macy paid thirty shillings and was admonished by the Governor.

The above record and his release from the church at Hampton seems to be the only involvement Richard Swain had with the Society of Friends, but later- a good many of his descendants on Nantucket embraced the Quaker faith. As the population of the Island grew many of these Quaker families decided to move to other parts of the United States and we find several families departing together and living near each other as they settled in the south and Midwestern states. It is evident that the first white settlers of Nantucket were God-fearing people, but in addition to the Quakers, there were Baptist, some Presbyterians, Puritans and Separatists, among those leaving New England to migrate to other locations across America. It is believed that Richard Swain may have been a part of a Puritan group from England. Peter Folger embraced Quakerism and so did John Swain, the oldest son of Richard Swain. Stephen Hussey and John Swain could not agree with each other on the matters of religion so John Swain finally stopped his participation in the affairs of the Society of Friends. Stephen Hussey was the husband of Martha Bunker, stepdaughter of Richard Swain.

It was during this time of persecution of Quakers that Richard Swain and others, started looking into the possibility of finding a better place to rear their families. During the summer of 1659, Tristram Coffin made a visit to some of the offshore islands, and when he visited Martha's Vineyard he learned that Thomas Mayhew was willing to dispose of Nantucket. He went there, liked what he saw, found out that the Indians would agree to satisfactory terms made a report to his friends and neighbors, and as a result purchase of the Island was made from Thomas Mayhew on 2 July 1659. Thomas Mayhew, who retained a share for himself, did not go to Nantucket, nor did all of the men named in the deed. Richard Swain bought the half share of William Pile who was one of the "Half Share Men" selected by the original purchasers.

The original purchasers of Nantucket were allowed to select partners who were called "Half Share Men", whom later it was learned, were not to share in the political control of the island. At least that was the intent of the original purchasers. Most of the "Half Share Men" were tradesmen and were needed to perform the essential services of the growing community. The attempt to retain the political control of the early proprietors caused some friction and turmoil later on and caused a split among those first inhabitants that took some time to resolve. This occurred about 1673 and other men who came from the mainland to the Island later, many of them during the King Phillips War, seeking temporary residence joined the half share group.

The "Half Share Men" were selected early in 1659 when the first purchasers met at Salisbury, Massachusetts, and approved or agreed that the "ten owners will admit of Ten more partners who shall have liberty to take a partner who he pleases not being justly Expected against by the rest". There was no mention if anyone was turned down by the group initially selected as a partner. John Swain took as his partner Thomas Look who married Elizabeth Bunker, the oldest stepdaughter of Richard Swain. Although Thomas Look went to Nantucket and resided there for a number of years he and his family moved to Martha's Vineyard to live. A number of the first purchasers selected kin or neighbors as partners, so most of them knew each other before moving to Nantucket.

The poem quoted below is found in several forms in several publications and books written about the inhabitants of Nantucket. This version is from the History of Nantucket by Starbuck. Another version is in Chapter V as written in the History of Guilford County, North Carolina. It is doubted that all descendants of these families share the imaginative viewpoint as the poets:
"What may be, perhaps not ineptly, termed the clannishness of the descendants of the First Purchasers, is illustrated by a little doggerel written by someone who had no fear of the tribal displeasure nor any respect for the family pride of those he lampoons. (1) It appears in two stanzas, published about 1834 and the irreverent writer thus characterized his victims:

The Rays and Russells, coopers are,
The knowing Folgers lazy,
A lying Coleman very rare,
And scarce a learned Hussey.

The Coffins noisy, fractious, loud,
The silent Gardners plodding,
The Mitchells good, the Barkers proud,
The Macys eat the pudding.

As though that was not enough, some super-reckless individual added the following for good measure:

The Swains are swinish, clownish called,
The Barnards very civil,
The Starbucks they are loud to bawl,
The Pinkhams beat the devil.

(1) Presumable it was written, or at least the first two stanzas written by Hart, the author of Miriam Coffin. It has also been attributed to Phitieas Fanning who married Kezia Coffin, the daughter of John and Kezia Coffin.

Other illustrations of the clannishness and intermarriage among the Islanders can be found within the pages of the History of Nantucket, such as stories by Prof. Maria Mitchell and Rev. Ferinand C Ewer.

Notes for Jane Godfrey:
Jane Godfrey married Richard Swain after the death of her first husband, George Bunker. George Bunker was the son of William de BonCoeur, a French Huguenot who had fled to England. George came in 1634 to Ipswich, MA and was one of the original settlers of Topsfield, MA. He drowned there in 1658 leaving his widow Jane Godfrey and 5 young children.
After Jane married Richard Swain, they moved to Nantucket, MA.
Reference: Savage 1:299; Virkus, Immigrant Ancestors

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Surnames of Nantucket
Tristram and Dionis Stevens COFFIN - settled in 1659
John GARDNER - settler in 1660s
Thomas MAYHEW -
Richard SWAIN - proprietor of the 1600s
John SMITH - partner of Thomas Mayhew
Richard SMITH - an artisan circa 1661
Richard SWAIN - proprietor of the 1600s
John TROTT - settler in 1665
Nathaniel WYER - early settler
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In 1639, Richard Swain was one of the first settlers at Hampton, now in NH. See: http://www.hampton.lib.nh.us/hampton/history.htm
Click on the _Dow's History of Hampton_ links.

In 1659, he and his son John were among the 10 original purchasers of Nantucket. A good starting place for info about him there is: _The History of Nantucket..._ by Alexander Starbuck. In the back are genealogies for several generations of several of the early settlers.

By the way, I believe that Basselle is a "first" name. Some secondary sources refer to his first wife as Elizabeth, some as Basselle. Could Basselle be a nickname for Elizabeth? I've not found a primary source for her name. He married secondly Jane, the widow of George Bunker.

Howard Swain
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SWAIN, Richard (I14613)
93 1 NAME Sadie Francis /Gleason/

Delayed Birth Record:
09-Sep-1903 Landerman, Herman Lee Brown's Valley, Yuba Co., CA Landerman, Ira Nelson Gleason, Sadie Frances Brown's Valley, CA/Yuba Co., CA Aunt: Flora C. Miller El Centro, CA Delayed Cert. Of Birth 8-Jun-49 
GLEASON, Sadie Frances (I10970)
94 1 NAME Samuel /Allen/
2 SOUR S003676
4 TEXT Date of Import: Dec 24, 2003
1 NAME Samuel b /Allen/
2 SOUR S006577 
ALLEN, Samuel (I14648)
95 1 NAME SAMUEL /SNOW/ SNOW, Samuel (I13608)
96 1 NAME Samuel /Tallman/
2 SOUR S002387
4 TEXT Date of Import: Aug 17, 2002
2 SOUR S007724

From Ancestry.com, "Desecendants of Tunis Wells and Other Surnames", by Dave Wells :

"Ann Sanford had birth in 1687, due to this being in the old calendar. He was living in 1709. "

From the ancestral file, "The Descendants of Thomas Durfee", by Charles I. Durfee:

"Samuel was still living May 3, 1709, when his father's estate was distributed. [Tallman Ancestry]. " 
TALLMAN, Samuel (I14661)
97 1 NAME SAMUEL /WRIGHT/ WRIGHT, Samuel (I13791)
98 1 NAME Sara /Hilten/

The following record may be incorrect as Sarah's mother was believed to be Sara Ebb, and William remaried in 1693.

Albany Reformed
Baptism Date: 09 Apr 1693
Father: William Hilten
Mother: Anna Berkhoven
Item #: 658
Child: Sara
Sponsor: Jan Visscher; Sara Visscher 
HILTEN, Sarah (I11087)
100 1 NAME Seitje /Marselis/ VAN BOMMEL, Seitje Marcelis (I11060)

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