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Benedict A., b. March 3, 18S8. George, b. ]\Iay 11,

1890. William T., b. Sept. 3, 1893.
iv. Benjamin P. Swope, b. Feb. 7, 1865.
V. William Hardin Swope, b. Feb. 9, 1867.

XXVII. Sarah M. Swope* ( William^ George^ Rev.
Benedict') was born, Aug. 18, 1809, in Spencer county, K3-.;
m. Preston Maddux. They lived in Davis county, Ky.,
and are both dead. They had issue: —

i. Adaline Maddux, b. April 3, 1841; d. in childhood,
ii. Elizabeth J. Maddux, b. April 24, 1S43; m. James M.
Speed, April 11, 1867. The}- reside at Philpot, Ky.
They had issue —

i. Edward P., b. Feb. 17, 1868.
ii. Sarah E., b. May 9, 1S69; m., Nov. 4, 18S6,

Walter Jones. They reside at Philpot, Ky.
iii. Parrie L. , b. June 12, 1871; m., Dec. 23, 1890,
Thomas Brown.

XX\'III. Alfred Swope* ( Joseph^ George", Rev. Bene-
dict') was born Aug. 21, 1806: d. March 12, 1883; m., June
19, 1828, Eliza Maddux, b. Aug. ir, 18 11; d. Feb. 4, 1S87.

The Szvopc Family. -. rr

They reside in Taj-lorsville, Ky. They had issue as follows,
all born at Taylorsville: —

i. Louisa vSwopk, b. March 23, 1S29; m., Jan. 29, 1S52, Sam-
uel Conrad, who died in Richmond, Ind. He was a
farmer by occupation. They had children— Mary E.,
Annie Pitkin, Charles, and Frank— all dead,
ii. C.\RTHAGE vSwoPE, b. March 8, 1832; m, Nov. 27,1850,
Samuel Hart now dead, in Taylorsville, Ky., where
she now resides. They had issue— Addie, Everett, Sea-
ton, Samuel, Russell, Laurena, Marvin, Nora A. died,
iii. Matilda Swope, b. April 18, 1834; m., Feb. 15, 1854,
William P. Conrad. They resided in Louisville, Ky.,
until her death. They had issue —

i. MORDECi L.; m., Jan. 30, 1882, Florence H.
Alderson. They reside at Saxony, Ky., and
have a son — Emmett A.
ii. George a.; m , Feb. 10, 1S81, Kate vSelby.

They reside in Louisville, Ky.
iii. Thomas J. G., m., Feb. 5, 1884, Selma V. Smith.

They had issue — Hazel and Porter,
iv. Martha R.; m., Jan. 9, 1894, John T. Lynn.
They had one son — Robert S.

iv. Martha SwoPE, b. Feb. i, 1S37; ni., July 17, 1888, John

Simpson, now deceased. She resides in Taylorsville.

No issue.
V. David SwoPE, b. April 4. 1838; m., vSept. 4, 1883, Rox-

anna Weaver. I'hey reside in Taylorsville. No issue,
vi. George Swope, b. July 12, 1840; m. Jane Ball. He is a

farmer living at Stanford, K}-. The}- have one son —

Alfred T.
vii. Adei-E Swope, b. Nov. 18, 1S4S; ni., Dec. 18, 1866, John

W. - Rouse. They had issue —

i. Della W., b. Aug. 26, 186S; ni. Charles R.
Thomas, May 29, 1889. They reside at In-
dependence, Mo., and have one son, Robert
G., b. March 3, 1890.
ii. Mattie M., b. Jan. 9, 1870; m. Oct. 19, 1892,
Robert W. McCleary. They reside in Louis-
ville, Ky. They had issue: — Lucile T., b.
Aug. 7, 1893; d. May 3, 1894,

vii. Julia MEdora Swope, b. Dec. 12, 1850; m., vSept. 21,
1876, Elijah T. Pence. They reside at Stratford, Ky.
They had issue:— Mary E., b. Nov. 5, 1878; Elijah T.,

352 The Swope Family.

b. Dec. 12, 1879; Alfred, b. Aug. 13, 18S1; Jennie, b,
April 8, 1883; Adam, b. Jan. 10, 18S5; Katie, b. Nov.
10, 1S87; Dora, b. Oct. 6, 1889.

XXIX. Eliza Swope* (George', George', Rev. Benedict')
was born Feb. 24, 1834; married, July 16, 1S56, Grorge
Welles Pitkin, born May 25, 1827. He is a native of Man-
chester, Conn., and of an old New England famil3\ He is a
lineal descendant of Gov. John Haynes. of Connecticut, of
Gov. George Wyllys, of Connecticut, and of Gov. Thomas
Dudley, of Massachusetts. Also, of William Pitkin, Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut. He is now ex-
tensiveh' engaged in the manufacture of paints in Chicago.
Mrs. Pitkin is a highly intelligent and cultivated woman.
She has prepared a manual of recipes for the preparation of
food for the sick and convalescent, "Invalid Cooker)',"
which is highly endorsed b}^ the medical profession. vShe is
greatly interested in genealogy and has rendered very valu-
able assistance in collecting the records of her family. She
resides with her family on Washington Boulevard, Chicago,
111. The issue of this union was as follows: —

i. AxxiE PiTKix, b. May 12, 1857, in Louisville. K}-. ; d.

Jan. 3, 1863.
ii. Frank Swope Pitkin, b. June 13, 1S59, in Louisville,

Ky.; d. Jan. 8, 1863.
iii. BI.ANCHE PiTKix, b. Jul}- 22, 1S61, in Chicago; d. Jan.

12, 1863.
iv. Harry E. PiTkix, b. Aug. i, 1863, in Chicago; m., May

18, 1892, Enid Louisa, daughter of T. Albert Thompson,

of Rochester, X. Y. They reside in Chicago.
V. Emiia' Pitkix, b. Aug. i, 1866, in Bothwell, Out; d.

Sept. 15, 1867.
vi. Roger Swope PiTKix, b. Nov. 10, 1869, in Chicago; m.,

April 26, 1894, Dorothy Abbot, daughter of Jerome M.

Chapman, of Chicago. She was born April 10, 1872.

They have one son, Dudley Woodbridge, b. Feb. 19,

vii. Ward Cheney Pitkix, b. Sept. 23, 1872, in Chicago; d.

Sept. 20, 1875.
viii. Gkrtride Pitkix, b. July 7, 1877, in Chicago

XXX. John S. Swope* (Michael', George^ Rev. Bene-
dict'), born March 4, 1S24; married, Nov. 25, 1844, Matilda

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B. NoAKES, born May 30, r824. He resides at Scottsburg,
Ind. The issue of this union was: —

i. Claribel SwoPE, b. Aug. 21, 1845; ni., April 6, 1865,
Lewis Ryans, b. in Belfast, Ireland. They had
children:— John B.,b. Nov. 17, 1S66; Charles L., b. Jan. 7,
1869; Adi I. , b. June 2, 1871; Edward A., b. Sept. 8,
1S74: Emma S , b. Oct. 16, 1877.

ii. Emma I. Swope, b May 27, 1851; m., Sept. 6. 1S76.
Andrew J. Mitchell. They reside in Kansas City,
They had issue: — Florence M., b. Sept. 30, 1877, d.
Aug. 15, 1891; Mark, b. Aug. 10, 1879; Jackson, b.
Sept. 24, 1883.
iii. Edward M. Swope. b Aug. 24, 1853; m.. Sept. 13, 1S74,
Mary Wilk. He was engaged in merchandising for a
number of years; later he engaged in farming near
Wellington, Kansas They had issue — Oliver P., b.
vSept. 10, 1875; Jesse B., b. July 25, 1878; Sidney M., b.
Jan. 30, 1880; Mary M., b. March 31, 1882.

iv. Florence A. Swope, b. Dec. 25, 1855; m., Oct. 9, 1895,
Newton M. Wilson, a farmer, near Scottsburg, Ind.

v. William A. Swope, b. March 30, 1S58; m., March 8,
1882, Mamie R. Ditzler, b. Sept. 23, 1855. They reside
in Conio, Texas. They had issue: — George W., b.
Dec. 23, 1883; Willie Virginia, b. Oct. 22, 1886; John
S., b. May 7, 1S88; Jane E., b. Oct. 7. 1893.

XXXI. Francis Macomb Swope', (Michael', George'\
Rev. Benedict^), b. 1830; d. Sept. 5, 1892. He lived in Scott
county, Ky., at Seymour, Ind., and later at Madison, Ind.
He was an energetic and u.seful citizen at Madison; he was a
School Director, Bank Director, member of City Council, and
secretary and treasurer of the Seymour Manufacturing Com-
pany for many years. He married Sarah M. Vance. They
had issue as follows: —

i. Charlton Armstrong Swope, b. Aug. 31, 1862; in.,
May 9, 1889, Kate Fichtner. She is an artist, having been
a student of the National Academy of Design of New
York, where she received the highest award in the
antique class of 1888. Her work has attracted a great
deal of attention, and she has been awarded several
medals by the Southern Art League at Henderson, Ky.
Her competitors were not only local talent, but artists
from New York. Mr. Swope is chief clerk in the office

354 ^^^^ Szcope Family.

of the traffic manager of the Louisville and Nashville
Railroad, Louisville, Ky. They had one child —
Eugene Francis, b. Nov. 4, 1891; d. Jan. 9, 1895.

ii. Frank Dugan Swope, b. 1864, is an attorney-at-law,
practicing in Louisville, Ky. The summer of 1895 he
spent abroad, making a tour on his bicycle of the
country in which his ancestors dwelt, the old Duchy of
iii. Harry Vance Swope, b. March 4, 1866, in Madison'
Ind. He is an artist, having been a student at the
famous Julian School in Paris for three years. He is
also an opera singer and has won great success on the

iv. Bkrth.\ Vance Swope, b. 1872.

XXXII. HiLORY Franklin Swope* fMichaer, George^
Rev. Benedict' ), born April 22, 1832, in Spencer county, Ky.
He moved to Southern Indiana and married in 1S53, Eliza-
beth Sullivan, of Jefferson county; died April i, 1867.
He married, secondly. May 24, 1869, Julia Holmes Mills,
who died April i, 1887, v.dthout issue. He died Dec. 20,
1891, and is buried in Cave Hill Cemeter}', Lotiisville, K}-.
Hilory F. Swope and Elizabeth Sullivan had issue: —

i. AleEN Swope, b. May 14, 1S56; m. Laura B. Bain, Jan. 7,
1S90 He is a prominent folitician and has represented
his district in the State Legislature. They had issue: —
Edna L., b. Dec. 2, 1890. Joseph A., b. Jan i, 1893.
Harold B., b. May 24, 1.S96.
ii. Hattie A. Swope, b. Dec. 4, 1857, is unmarried,
iii. Jennie S. Swope, b. Dec. 10, 1859; "i- June 27, 1888,
Henry C. Montgomery, Superintendent of the Public
Schools of Seymour, Ind. They had issue: — ^Janet,
b. June 30, 1889; d. July 3, 1889. F~rank S., b. Dec. 6,
1890. Coulter M., b. Oct. 13, 1892. Kennett M., b.
Nov. 7, 1895.
iv. EiJZA :SL Swope, b. Aug. 3, 1862; m. Francis J. Schuler,
Jan. 22, 1882. They had issue: — Mary E., b. Oct. 12,
18S8. Jennie L., b. Oct. 9, 1890.
V. Mary R. Swope, b. July 29, 1865, unmarried.

XXXIII. William Keener Orrick' (Susanna Keener\
Susanna (Swope) Keener', Rev. Benedict Swope'), born Nov.
20, 1808, in Baltimore, Md., where he lived and died. He
married March 6, 1832, Mary A. Yundt, born Dec. 23, 1811.

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He was a druggist. They were devoted members of the
Methodist Church. They had issue:—

i. Catharine S. Orrick, b. Jan. 23, 1S33; d. July 16,
i860; m. Dec. 2, 1852, Isaac Shirk, of Baltimore, b.
April 20, 182S; d. July 2S, 1858. They had issue:—

i. Mary M., b. Oct. 29, 1853; ^- Aug. 15, 1859.
ii. Kate v., b. March 2, 1855; d. March 14, 1858.
iii. Henry, b. July 11, 1856, has been successfully
practicing law in Baltimore since 1878. He
is unmarried,
iv. Isaac H., b. Feb. 21, 1S58, is a financial broker
in Baltimore and unmarried,
ii. William Keener Orrick, b April 24, 1834.
iii, Caroline Keener Orrick, b. April i, 1836; died,
iv. Mary A. Orrick, b. vSept. 29, 1838.
V. Laura J. Orrick, b. June 20, 1843.

vi. Oliver vS. Orrick, b. July 6, 1845, in Baltimore; m.
1875, Mary F. vScott. Her father, John Scott, was a
minister of the Friends. In 1876 he moved to Cali-
fornia, and is engaged in the manufacture of paints in
San Francisco. He is also president of the California
Paint Co., of that city,
vii. Ann V. Orrick, b. Jan. 4, 1847; d. Dec. 23, 1884.

XXXIV. Rev. John C. Keener. D. D.* (Christian
Keener^ Susanna (Swope) Keener, Rev, Benedict vSwope') ,
At an early age he was sent away to school and graduated at
sixteen. He then entered the drtig business with bright
prospects of a successful business career. At twenty-three he
sold his store and determined to enter the ministry of the M.
E. Church. He joined the Alabama Conference and was sent
by Bishop Paine to New Orleans. In 1870 he was niade
Bishop by the General Conference, at Memphis. He is now
the Senior of M. E. Church, South, residing at New
Orleans, and although in his seventy-eight year is active in the
performance of all his ministerial duties. He married Mary
A. Spencer, a native of Maryland. They had issue: —

i. Rev. Christian Keener, m. Ella Knox, and resides in

New Orleans; no issue,
ii. Rev. John O. Keener, b. Aug. 17, 1854; m. a daughter

of the Rev. John Mathews, of Kansas City, Mo. He

is President of the Southern University, at Greensboro,

Ala. They have one daixghter, Ella.

356 The Sivopc Family.

iii. Rev. Samuei, S. Keener, married and resides in Austin,

iv. Mary A. Keexer, m. Rev. John Wilkinson, and died.
V. Emma H. Keener.
vi. Louisa G. Keener.

XKXV. Sarah Brice Keener* (Christian Keener',
Susanna (Swope) Keener", Rev. Benedict Swope' j born June
26, 1826; died May 17, 1895; married William Dunning-
TON. They had issue: —

Mary C , d. in infancy. Ann G., m. Addison Clarke,
and had twelve children. Francis P. is professor of
chemistry in the University of Virginia. HEI.EN C,
m. Edward Reynolds, and has three children. Gr.\CE
D., m. Charles A. Council. Sophia B., m. Bradford
Dunham. Hattie R., m. John C. Wayt. Isabella B.,
ni. Alf'-ed Poor.

XXXVI. Anna \V. Keener* (Christian Keener', Susanna
(Swope) Keener, Rev. Benedict Swope' j born Aug. 2, 1828;
died May 12, 18S7; married, June 30, 1856, Dr. J. W. F.
Hank, of Baltimore: born March 11, 1S26; died Nov. 3,
1 88 1. They had issue: —

i. Alice I. Hank, b. Feb. 23, 1S56; m., Nov. 29, 1881, Rev.
Franklin Strother, of Markham, Faquier count}', Va.,
who died, Oct 29, 18S6. He was a minister of the
Methodist Church, South. Mrs. Strother resides in
Baltimore. No issue.

ii. William F. Hank, b. Dec. 7, 1858; d. Feb., 1S59.

iii. Lucy C. Hank, b. Oct. 21, 1S60; m., Sept. 2, 1S86, William
N. Finley, of Baltimore. They had issue — Luc}' C, b.
June 15, 1887. Margaret W., b. May 10, 1889; d. May
6, 1S93. Eloise P , b. March 4, 1892. Dorothy R., b.
Sept. 28, 1895.

iv. Anna :\I. H. Hank, b. July 17, 1S64: m. Charles D.
Harrison, attorney of the Commonwealth for Rocking-
ham count)-, Va. They had issue — Catharine, b. March
24, 1892. Anna K., b. Nov. 3, 1893. Alice, b. April
17, 1896.

v. Grace Peale Hank, b. Dec. 3, 1870; residing in Balti-

XXXVII. David Keener* (Christian Keener^ Susanna
(Swope) Keener', Rev. Benedict Swope'.) born June 21, 1838;

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married, Nov. 22, 1863, Margaret H. Cochran, of Balti-
more, born Oct. 16, 1841. He died, Jan. 26, 1887, after an
illness of three years of consumption. They had issue: —

i. Carolixe B. Keener, b. Aug. 8, 1S64; m., June 30, 1S91,
Charles W. Sanders, of Radford, Va. They had child-
ren — David K., b. and d. Nov. 7, 1892. Richard K., b.
Aug. 6, 1894; d. June 6, 1S96. Marion L., b. June 27,

ii. Lillian B. Keener, b. June 10, 1869; m., Dec. 23, 1891,
Washington Waters, of Montgomery county, Md. They
had issue — Margaret, b. Oct. 9, 1892; d. Jan. i, 1893.
Virginia, b. Oct. 23, 1893. David K., b. Nov. 9, 1895.

iii. Hester C. Keener, b. March 3, 1874; m., April 19, 1893,
Dr. Samuel J. vSummers, of Cameron, vS. C. They had
issue— J. Washington, b. Jan. 28, 1894; d. June i, 1895.
Margaret K., b. Oct. 16, 1895



1. Jacob Swope' died in Lebanon township, Lancaster
(now Lebanon ) county, Pa., July, 1788, leaving a wife, Eliz-
abeth, and six children, among whom were —

i. David Swope.

2. ii. Jacob Swope.

II. Jacob Swope'"' (Jacob' ) was born Aug. 20, 1767; d.
Feb. 15, 1851; m. Elizabeth Brandt, b. Sept. 15, 1773; d.
Oct. 13, 1842. They had issue: —

3. i. Christian Swope, b. iS^t; m., first, Mar}- Gloninger;

m., secondly, Maria Miller,
ii. Elizabeth SwoPE; m. Francis Witeniyer. They had one
daughter — Louisa.

4. iii. Jacob vSwope, b. May i, 1794; ni. Maria Light.

iv. Catharine Swope; d. 1871; ni. Dr. John P. Brown — no

5. V. John Swope, b. March 10, 181 1; m. Catharine Shaffer.

6. vi. Peter vSwope, b. April 23, 1814; m. Kate Light.

7. vii. Dr. Henry Swope; died 1841.

8. viii. Mary Swope; m. John Scholl.

9. ix. Lydia Swope; m. Joseph Koons.

X. Philip Swope; died unmarried, aged about iS 3-ears.

III. Christian Swopc" (Jacob', Jacob' ) was born 1791;
d. 1877. He married, first, Mary, daughter of George
Gloninger, of Lebanon town.ship, Lebanon county. Pa. She
was born 1798; d. about 1827. The issue of this marriage
was six children (.see Gloninger family, p. 51 ). He married,
secondl}', Mary Miller, b}^ whom he had children as fol-
lows: —

i. Kate Swope, b. 1828; d. Dec, 1880; ni. Jared Lingle.
They had issue —

i. W.WNE; ni. Mary vShoemaker, Lebanon, Pa.
They had six children — Dora K., Ira J. (died),

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Clayton J. (died), Lavina M. Paul J., Miles

ii. Charles; died.

iii. Kate; m. Simon Batdorf They had two child-
ren — Collins and Ella (died).

iv. Jennie; m. Morris Bright. They had one
daughter — Stella.

ii. John Swope; m. Caroline Snyder. Theyhad issue: —

i. Sarah; m. Philip vShank. They had one daugli-

ter — Cora,
ii. Mary; died,
iii. Annie.

IV. Jacob Swope' (Jacob", JacoV) was born May i, 1794;
d. May i, 1865. He married Maria Light, b. May 22,
1799; d. Aug. 12, 1883. They had issue as follows: —

i. Cyrus Swope ; m. Kate Strock. They had issue.

i. George; m., first, Mary Bixler; ni., secondly,

Sarah Hock. He had one son — ^John.
ii. Michael; died.

iii. Kate; m. Cyrus Fisher. Theyhad three chil-

ii. Mary Swope; m. George Steekbick. Both are dead.
They had issue (surname Steekbick): —

i. John H.; m. Lydia Light. They had one son-
ii. Lizzie; m. Daniel Light. One child.

iii. Levi vSwope; m. Mary Lesh. They had one son— Adam,
who m. Miss Miller.

iv. Solomon Swope; m. Gerhard. They had one son-
Jeremiah, who m., first. Miss Haus; secondly. Miss
Smith. Another son, Ephraim, m. Miss Dundore.

V. Elizabp:th Swope; m. Jacob Daub. They had issue (sur-
name Daub) —

i. Henry; m. Lesh. They had one daugh-
ter — Annie.

ii. Jacob.

iii. Lvdia; m. Henry Dundore. They had four
children— Jerome, Lizzie, Emma, Tillie.

iv. Levi; m. Lucy Anspach. They had two chil-
dren — David and Kate.

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vi. Catharixe Swope, b. July 9, 1820; d. July 17, 1883; m.

William Kuntz. No children,
vii. William vSwope, b. March 31, 1822; d. June 5, 1823.
viii. Israel Swope, b. Nov. 22, 1833; d. Oct. 12, 1849.
ix Jacob Swope; d. July, 1892, aged 59 years; m. Rebecca
Spong. They had issue: —

i. Ella; m. \V. .M. IMiller; d. April, 1894. They
had three children — Harvey, Laura and
ii. Lizzie; m. John Killinger. One son — ^John.
iii. Jacob; died,
iv. ]\L\RV.
V. David; married,
vi. .\nnie.
vii. Kate.

X. Lucetta Swope, b July 10, 1826; d. Jan. 26, 1851; m.


xi. Elias Swope; died unmarried.

xii. Elmira Swope, b. March 25, 1S41; d. June 17, 1866; un-

\'. John SwoPE^ (Jacob', Jacob') was born March 10, 181 r;
d. June 25, 1882. He married Catharine Shaffer, b.
Dec, 1813; d. Sept. 25, 1S73. They had issue as follows: —

i. Simon Swope; m. Elizabeth Becker. They had issue: —
i. E.MM.\; m. Hiram Plasterer. They had one
daughter — IMaj'.

ii. Mary; m. Grumbine. One son — Arthur,

iii. S.\RAH.

iv. Lvdia; died unmarried,
ii. M.\ry Swope.

iii. A.arox Swope, b. Aug. 25, 1844; d. Feb. 24, 1875; m. Lizzie
Dissinger. They had issue: —
i. John.
ii. William.

iii. K.ATiE; married and had two children,
iv. Mary; m. William Swanger. They had two

children — Annie and Emma.
V. Anna; m. Harry Shay.
iv. E:mma Swope; m. William Ealier. The}- had issue (sur-
name Falier): —
i Oscar.
ii. Effie.
iii. Nellie; died.
W. Elsie.

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V. Annie Swope; m. John Swanger. They had issue (sur-
name Swanger) : —
i. Charles.
ii. John; died,
iii. Sadie.
iv. Harry,
V. Tll.UE.
vi. M.\BEi..
vii. Edna.
viii. Mary.
ix. George.
X. Annie.
xi. Robert.
vi John Swope, b. Sept. 20, 1850; d June 11, 1SS2; m. Maria
Klopp. They had issue: —
i. Cora.
ii. Sadie.

VI. Peter Swope' (Jacob', Jacob'; \va.s born April 22,
18 1 4; d. Aug. 23, 1894. He married Kate IvIGHt. They
had issue as follows: —

i. Emma Swope; m. Jacob Dundore. No children,
ii. Ephraim SwopiC; m. Priscilla Wise. They had issue as
follows: —

i. Lizzie O.

ii. William, b. Feb. 19, 1S71; d. Aug , 1881.
iii. Emma J.
iv. Harry P.

V. Laura V., b. 18S0; d. April 15, 1891.
vi. John A.,b. March, 1882; d. Oct., 1S82.
iii. Rebecca Swope.
iv. Kate Swope.

V. Uriah Swope, b. March 12, 1849; d. March 8, 1S80; m.
Sarah Diehl. They had issue: —
i. Emma.

ii. Allen p., b. May 8, 1870; d. July 17, 1SS3.
vi. Jacob Swope, b. Oct., 1856; d. Aug. 21, 1858.
vii. Allen Swope, b. May 6, i86c; d. July 9, 1869
viii. Peter vSwope, b. 1847; d. Sept. 24, 1867; ni. Ophelia
Spack. They had issue: —
i. Clayton; died,
ii. Edward.
ix. Sarah Swope; m. John Bechtold. They had issue:—
i. William.
ii. Kate.
iii. Sarah.

362 The Su'opc Family.

iv. Annie.

V. Emma.
vi. Benj.\min.
vii. John.
viii. Rhoda.
ix. Caleb.
X. Edwin SwoPE; m. Clara Sin-der. They, had issue: —

i. Adeline.

ii. Walter.
iii. Raymond.
iv. Mable.

V. Howard.

VII. Dr. Henry Swope"' (Jacob', Jacob'; manied, and
died 1 84 1. He had children as follows: —

i. Henrietta Swope; in. and had issue: —
i. Amanda; m. William Bleeker.
ii. William.
iii. Sarah.
iv. John.
V. Augustine.
vi. Lizzie; m. Aaron Rover,
ii. Frank Swope.
iii. Jacob Swope; died.

iv. Nathan Swope; m. and had children living in the W^est.
V. Ellen Swope; m. John B. Lesher. They had issue
(surname Lesher ) : —

i. Emma; m. Crab.

ii. Elizabeth; m. John Wunderlich.
iii. Ell.^.
iv. LiLLiE; died,
vi. Elizabeth Swope.

vii. Franklin Swope. He started to walk to California and
is supposed to have perished in the Rocky Mountains,
as all trace of him was lost.

VIII. Mary SwoPE^ (Jacob", Jacob^) died. She married
John Scholl. The}- had issue as follows: —

i. John Scholl; m. Elizabeth Spangler. They had issue: —
i. Edward.
ii. Jacob.
iii. Mary.
iv. John.
ii. Mary Scholl; m. Nathan Zerbe. They had issue (sur-
name Zerbej : —

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i. Leander; m. William Uhler. Two children-
Agnes and Joseph,
ii. John; died,
iii. El<MiRA Schoi.l; died.
iv. Edward ScholIv; died.
V. Melinda Scholi,; m. Samuel Wartman. They had three

vi. Elizabeth Schoix.
vii. Amanda Schole.

IX. Lydia Swope^ (Jacob'', Jacob' ) married Joseph
KooNS. They had issue: —

i. Meeinda; m. William Allwin, of Avon, Pa. They had
six children.



There are two Swope families living in Huntingdon county,
Pa., one spelling their name with two o's and the other with
one. The ancestors of both families settled in that county in
the last decade of the eighteenth century. The Swopes
lived at Mapleton in 17S2; in that year Michael Swope was
born there, and afterwards moved to the vicinity of Dayton,
O., where his descendants are still living. Michael had two
other brothers; their descendants are still living in or about

The Swoope family of Huntingdon descended from Peter
SwooPE, who was a son of John Jacob Swoope, of Hellam
township, York count}-. Pa. Peter was born April i, 1763;
died June 30, i<S39. He was apprenticed to the hatting busi-
ness, Aug. 17, 1773. He afterwards removed to Hagerstown,
Md., where he married, July 5, 1784, Elizabeth Sxyder,
born Dec. 22, 1768; died July 21, 1851. He subsequently
settled in Huntingdon, where his children, ten in number,
were born. There he engaged in merchandising and the iron
business, and accumulated a nice fortune. He was commis-
sioned captain of the Huntingdon county militia by Governor
Mifflin, Aug. 31, 1793. His children were: —

i. John Swoope, b. July 21, 17S6.
ii. Mary Swoope, b. Aug. 30, 1788.
iii. Sarah Swoope, b. June 21, 1790.
iv. Hexry Swoope, b. Nov. 18, 1793.
V. Samuei. Swoope, b. March 25, 1796.
vi. Peter Swoope, b. Jan. 7, 1799.
vii. EwzABETH Swoope, b. March 23, 1801.
viii. Joseph Swoope, b. 3Iarch 23, 1803.
2. ix. Dr. William Swoope, b. Oct. 19, 1804.

X. Elizabeth Swoope, b. Feb. 13, 1807.

II. Dr. William Swoope, born Oct. 19, 1804, in Hunt-
ingdon, Pa., and died Jan. 13, 1861. He read medicine and
attended lectures at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia,

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in 1S26 and 1827. After graduating he began the practice
of his profession in Huntingdon, Pa., where he continued for

thirt}' years. He married, Bucher

They had the following children: —

i. Hon. Henry Bucher Swoope, b. July 17, 1831, in Hunt-
ingdon, Pa.; d. Feb. 16, 1874. He read law with Hon.
John Scott, and after being admitted to the bar removed
to Clearfield, Pa., in 1851, and established himself in his
profession. There he remained enjoying a large and
lucrative practice until 1870, when he received the ap-
pointment of U. S. Attorney for the Western District of
of Pennsylvania. Mr. vSwoope was a man of extraordin-
ary abilities and great versatility of talent. He had a
highly cultivated ta.ste for, and a fine appreciation of
the beautiful. His prepared orations contained many
gems of thought and brilliant ideas clothed in the
choicest language. His extemporaneous oratory was
electrical, frequently arousing his hearers to the high-
est pitch of excitement, and as occasion required, it was
either sarcastic or pathetic. These qualities made him
a ready advocate and a powerful criminal lawyer, as is
attested by his unparalleled success during the time he

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