John Swallow Sr.

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ChartsAncestors of Jennie Luene Logan
John Swallow Sr., whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born 9 May 1748.1,2 He died at Montgomery Co., Ohio, before 3 March 1831.3

John married Fanny (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), in 1775.4,1

In 1790, his household was probably the one enumerated at Salisbury District, Stokes Co., North Carolina, with 1 free white male over 16, 6 under 16, and 2 free white females.5

"The Swallow family came from England at an early date and settled in Delaware. The Miami County family descends from John Swallow, Friend, who went from Delaware to North Carolina and from there was accepted at Miami MM, Waynesville, in 1805."

John settled 160 acres in Section 19, Butler Township, Montgomery County.2,6

John was received on his request at the Deep River Monthly Meeting (North Carolina), 5 Dec 1803, and granted a certificate to Miami MM, Ohio, 1 Oct 1804. He was received there 13 Jun 1805.7

John left a will dated at Montgomery, 23 November 1830, proved 10 Mar 1831:

I John Swallow of the County of Montgomery and State of Ohio do hereby make my last will and testament in maner and form following that is to say:
First I will order and direct that my funeral charges and just debts to be fully paid and satisfied.
Second I give unto my son George Swallow fifty dollars
and to my son William Swallow twenty dollars
and to my daughter Elizabeth Odle fifty dollars,
and to my Granddaughter Fanny Petty fifty dollars,
and Sylvanus Swallow thirty three and one third cents,
and John Swallow thirty three and one third cents,
Jesse Swallow thirty three and one third cents,
Moses Swallow thirty three and one third cents,
Joshua Swallow thirty three and one third cents,
Hannah Cox thirty three and one third cents,
Soloma Smally thirty three and one third cents,
Fanny Johnson thirty three and one third cents,
Lida Stansfield thirty three and one third cents,
and the remainder of my Estate if any shall be equally divided between George Swallow, Elizabeth Odle and Fanny Petty Share and Share alike.

Last I constitute and appoint my sons George Swallow and William Swallow to be the Executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the twenty third day of November A.D. 1830.

James O Swallow
John Macy
Jacob Brandenburgh
James Endley.8


Fanny (…) b. 24 Mar 1760
  • Sylvanus Swallow1,9,3 b. 28 Feb 1776
  • John Swallow1,9 b. 9 May 1779, d. bef. 1789
  • George Swallow9,1,3 b. 28 Jun 1781
  • Elizabeth Swallow1,9,3 b. 12 Jun 1783
  • William Swallow1,9,3 b. 17 Apr 1785
  • Hannah Swallow9,3 b. 1788
  • John Swallow1,9,3 b. 6 Oct 1789
  • Jesse Swallow9,2 b. 7 Jan 1790, d. 4 Feb 1850
  • Salome Swallow1,9,3 b. 26 May 1791
  • Moses Swallow1,9,3 b. 13 Apr 1793
  • Frances Swallow+3,1,9 b. 6 Nov 1795, d. bef. Nov 1844
  • Joshua Swallow1,9,3 b. 8 Nov 1797
  • Lida Swallow9,3 b. 1806
This person was last edited on25 Jan 2020


  1. [S1670] "Genealogical Column", Boston Evening Transcript, 4 Dec 1931, 2635 #7, FHL Film/Fiche #14741.
  2. [S1659] Lindsay M. Brien, "Miami Valley Genealogies", Three volumes: Filmed in 1971, 112, further cited as Brien, "Miami Valley Genealogies."
  3. [S1157] Rose Shilt and Audrey Gilbert, Montgomery County, Ohio: Administration and Wills 1805-1850, Guardians 1805-1860 (Utica, Kentucky: McDowell Publications, 1985), 69, further cited as Shilt and Gilbert, Montgomery Co. Probate.
  4. [S1330] Estimated from birth date of first child (early in 1776).
  5. [S2161] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, 12 vols. (Washington D.C.: Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census, 1907-1908), NC:180, further cited as Heads of Families, 1790.
  6. [S1676] W. H. Beers, publisher, The History of Montgomery County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County; Its Townships, Cities, Towns, Schools, Churches, Etc., General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Montgomery County... Etc. (Chicago, Illinois: W. H. Beers, 1882), 104, further cited as W. H. Beers, The History of Montgomery County.
  7. [S1156] William Wade Hinshaw and Thomas Worth Marshall, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy (six vols., 1938; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 1:840;5:129, further cited as Hinshaw and Marshall, Quaker Genealogy.
  8. [S1674] Wright State University Archives, Court records 1805-1910, and indexes 1803-1939, B:124-7, FHL microfilm 1030869, further cited as Montgomery Co. Will Records.
  9. [S1674] Montgomery Co. Will Records, B124-7; FHL #1030869.