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1678— 1896. 










To My Father, 

The Rev. David Swope, 

This Record of the Swope Family 

IS xVffectionately Dedicated 

BY His Sox. 

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I. Our Ancestors in Germany 9 

II. The Swopes and their Coat-of-Arms . . 19 

III. The Swope Family in America 21 

IV. Yost vSwope . . 26 

V. John Swope 37 

VI. Anna Barbara (vSwope) Gloninger, Lebanon Connty, Pa. . . 45 

VII. Conrad vSwope, Hanover, Pa 68 

VIII. John Jacob Swope, Lancaster County, Pa 148 

IX. John Henry Swope, Lancaster County, Pa 179 

X. Sabina (vSwope) Hoke, Lincoln Count}', N. C. ..... 185 

XI. John Daniel vSwope, Upper Leacock Township, Lancaster 

County, Pa 248 

XII. Adam Swope, Littlestown, Pa 264 


XIII. Rev. Benedict Swope, of Kentucky 317 

XIV. Jacob Swope, Lebanon County, Pa 359 

XV. The Swopes, of Huntingdon County, Pa 364 

XVI. Jacob Swope 3^6 

XVII. Col. Michael Swope and Hans George Swope, York, Pa. . . 369 


I. The Herr Family 370 

II. The Shriver Family 370 

III. The Forney Family 376 

IV. The Ferree Family 37^ 

V. The Gilbert Family 3^0 

VI. The Hays Family 3^0 

VII. The Henkle Family 381 

VIII. The Le Fevre Family 3^i 

IX. The Spangler Family 3^i 

Appendix 3°2 


In presenting a history of the Swope family we have 
thoug-ht best not to confine our account only to the Swope 
famil\- in this county, but to give a sketch of our ancestors 
in the Fatherland. This has been done in Chapter I, and 
\v:is largely drawn from Kohlrausche's History of Germany. 
The account devolops that portion of German history relating 
to the Swabians and the old Duchy of Swabia, because there 
our family originated and we bear the tribe name. Because 
of their restless, roaming disposition the Romans called our 
German ancestors Suevi, and they were so known until the 
early part of the fifth century. An examination of the fol- 
lowing pages will show that Yost Swope' s son John had 
nineteen children. The most careful and thorough search 
lias failed to reveal an extended account of more than seven 
of them. These seven appear at the head of chapters six to 

In beginning this work it was our intention to give only an 
account of the familv of Yost Swope, but during its progress 
we found several Swope families descended from ancestors 
who settled in this country prior to the Revolutionar}' war. 
These we have traced out as fully as possibly and given in 
Part II. 

Our aim has been in the compilation of this history to 
secure authentic data through representative members of the 
dift'erent branches of the family. Wherever it has been pos- 
sible data received has been verified. In this connection we 
desire expressing our thanks to General John H. Forney, 
Jacksonville, Ala.; Miss Catharine C. M. Foster, Johnstown, 
Pa.; Messrs. Isaac and Zuriel Swope, Lancaster, Pa.; Mrs. 
Eliza Swope Pitkin, Chicago, 111., and all others who have 
kindly responded to inquiries regarding their famihes. 

G11.BERT E. Swope. 

Newville, Pa., November, 18 g6. 




The history of the origin and of the earhest state of the 
German nation is involved in impenetrable obscnrity. No 
records tell us when and under what circumstances our an- 
cestors migrated out of Asia, the cradle of the human race, 
into our Fatherland; what causes urged them to seek the 
regions of the north, or what allied branches they left behind 
them in the countries they quitted. A few scattered and 
obscure historical traces, as well as a resemblance in various 
customs and regulations, but more distinctly the affinities of 
language, indicate a relationship with the Indians, Servians 
and Greeks. This obscurity of our earlier history must not 
surprise us; for every nation without a written language 
neglects every record of its history beyond mere traditions 
and songs, which pass down from generation to generation. 
Not a syllable or sound of even those traditions and songs, 
wherein according to the traditions of the Romans, our an- 
cestors delighted to celebrate the deeds and fate of their 
people, has, however, descended to posterity. 

The authentic history of the German nation consequently 
commences at a period when our ancestors, possibly after 
they had dwelt for centuries in their native country, first 
came into contact with a nation that already knew and prac- 
ticed the art of historical writing. This happened through 
the incursion of the Cimbrians and Teutonians into the coun- 
try of the Romans, in the year 113 before the birth of Christ. 

lo The S'u'opr Junii/h'. 

Accordint^ to the description of the Romans, Oerniany was 
at the time they first became acquainted with it, a rude and 
inhospitable land, full of innnense forests, marshes and desert 
tracts. The soil was not cultivated as now, althouo^h the 
Romans called portions of it extremely fertile, and ag^riculture 
and pasturage were the chief occupations of the Germans. 
The pastures were rich and beautiful, and the horned cattle as 
well as the horses, although small and inconsiderable, were of 
a good and durable kind. The climate, in consequence of 
the immense forests, whose density was impervious to the ra}'S 
of the sun, and owing to the undrained fens and marshes, 
was colder, more foggy and inclement than at present, but 
nevertheless was not quite so bad, perhaps, as represented b>- 
the Romans, spoiled as they were by the luxurious climate of 
Italy. " The Germans," says Pliny, " know only three sea- 
sons, winter, spring and summer; of autumn the}' know 
neither the name nor its fruits." The ancient German loved 
this country that appalled the Romans, the severity of the air 
as well as the chase of wild animals strengthened the bodies of 
the men. and nourished by a simple diet, the}^ grew to so 
stately a size that other nations admired them with astonish- 
ment. Their chests were wide and strong; their hair yellow, 
and with young children it was of a dazzling white. Among 
the Suevi the hair was worn on top of the head in a bundle, 
for the sake of its war-like effect. Among the Saxons it was 
parted and hung down the shoulders, cut at a moderate 
length. Their skin was also white, their eyes blue, and 
their glance bold and ])iercing. Their powerful gigantic 
bodies, which the Romans and (lauls could not behold with- 
out fear, displayed the strength that nature had given to this 
people, for according to the testimony of some of the ancient 
writers their usual height was seven feet. 

Their dress was a broad, .short mantle fastened by a girdle, 
or the skins of wild animals, the trophies of the successful 
chase. Tlie original collective name of the German people 
was little used in the earlier ])eriods, and was probably un- 
known lo the Romans. When \-ari()Us tribes associated to- 
gether in bodies, merel>' the name of the union appeared, as 
the vSuevi, Saxons, Gotlis, etc. The vSuevic race dwelt in 

The Sjcopc Family. ii 

the large semi-circle traced b}' the Upper and Middle Rhine 
and the Danube, through the middle of Germany, and farther 
towards the north to the East Sea, so that they occupied the 
country of the Necker, the Maine, the Saale, and then the 
right Elbe bank of the Havel, Spree and Oder. Taciius even 
places the Suevic tribes beyond the Vistula. 

The Suevi, as Caesar informs us, had early formed them- 
selves into one large union, whose principles were distinctly 
warlike. The love of arms was assiduously cherished in all, 
that they might be always ready for any undertaking. 
Thence it was that individuals had no fixed landed posses- 
sions; but the prince and leaders yearl}^ divided the land 
among the families just as it pleased them, and none were 
allowed to select the same pastures for two consecutive years, 
but were forced to exchange with each other that none might 
accustom himself to the ground, and, acquiring a love for his 
dwelling place, be thus induced to exchange the love of war 
for agriculture. They were obliged to supply from each of 
their hundred districts, the wars with a thousand men yearly, 
and those who remained at home cultivated the land for all. 
The following year, on the other hand, the latter marched 
under arms and the former remained at home, so that agri- 
culture as well as war was in constant exercise. 

When Caesar had driven Ariovistus across the Rhine he 
began the subjugation of Gaul. Intelligence came to him 
that tw'o German tribes of the Lower Rhine, the Usipeti and 
Tenchteri, pressed by the Suevi, had passed over the Rhine 
to seek a new settlement in Gaul. They had with them their 
wives and children, their slaves and herds, as well as the rest 
of their property, and were upwards of 430,000 strong. As 
Caesar now, however, considered Gaul to belong to him, he 
desired them to retrace their steps. They, however, replied, 
"That they had been forced by the Suevi to wander from 
their homes; they desired nothing but a land to dwell in; he 
ought therefore to leave them the fields they had conquered 
with their arms, or give them others instead. Besides it was 
not German fashion to avert a battle by entreaties, but to 
make a stand against those who desired the contest; he was 
therefore free to choose friendship or war. They yielded to 

12 flic S:copc /■'aiiiilv. 

none but theSuevi, to whom in battle even the immortal gods 
themselves were not equal; but excepting those there dwelt 
none on earth whom they could not conquer." They never- 
theless were conquered by Caesar, but only by Italian cun- 
ning, for as their princes and chieftains came to arrange an 
interview with him, he suddenly seized them as prisoners, fell 
immediatel>- upon their camps, and beat and scattered the 
whole tribe, which was now without a leader. 

Caesar bore fresh in mind that the Suevi under Ariovistus 
had already fallen upon Gaul, therefore he determined to 
bridge the Rhine, and make the Germans feel in their own 
country the power of the Romans. In ten days he con- 
structed a large wooden bridge and passed his whole army 
across the Rhine. This was in the year 55 B. C. He wished 
to attack the powerful Suevi; these, however, moved all their 
property and families far back into the interior of the forests. 
there to await the enemy. Caesar did not think it advisable 
to follow them. He remained only eighteen days, devastating 
with fire and sword, when he recrossed the Rhine. But the 
Suevi had so little fear of the Romans that they shortly after- 
wards sent assistance to the Treviri against them. Caesar 
then determined to cross the Rhine a second time, which he 
did a little above the former place, the vicinity of vScig. But 
he scarcely placed a foot in Germany, for the Suevi had made 
their arrangements as prudently as before. 

The Suevi. like other German tribes, after the lapse of time 
settled down to a permanent habitation. The entire people 
consisted of freemen and slaves. The freemen were divided 
into the nobles (nobiles, as Tacitus calls them ) and the com- 
mon freemen (ingueni). In later ])eriods the German lan- 
guage distinguishes Adelinge and b'rilinge. The former 
denoted the large proprietor, who reckoned in his estate 
bondsmen and vassals, and who possessed already in his 
domains the means of exercising a more extensive influence. 
The Friling was, on the contrary, the common freeman, who 
cultivated his small possessions with his own hands, or by the 
assistance of but a few slaves. From this early distinction 
we may trace the origin of the German nobility. The slaves 
were mosth" prisoners of war; they were bought and sold, 

The S^cope Faiiiiiy. 13 

were emplo3^ed in the more menial services of the house and 
the labors of agriculture. But the slave was held incapable 
of bearing arms; this alone was the privilege and prerogative 
of the freemen. 

The Suevi loved the open country above everything. They 
did not build towns — they likened them to prisons. The few 
places which occur in the Roman writings called towns — the 
later Ptolemy names the most — were probably nothing more 
than the dwellings of the chiefs, somewhat larger and more 
artificially built, than those of the common freemen. Tacitus 
says " the Germans selected their dwellings wherever a grove 
or spring attracted them. Advantage and comfort were con- 
sequently frequently sacrificed to their love of open and 
beautiful scenery. This strong love of nature, which may be 
traced from the very first in our forefathers, is a grand feature 
in the German character. 

A number of farms of great and small land owners .specially 
tuiited by close ties, constituted a community (Gemeinde), 
several communities a league of a hundred (Markgenossen- 
schaft), which exercise within a larger circuit, the common 
right of herd and pasture; and lastly a number of these 
formed the larger confederacy of the district ( Gau ). As chief 
of the district a judge was elected from among the oldest and 
most experienced, who bore in ancient times the name of Graf. 
The subdivisions of the district had their chiefs; together they 
formed the Principes of the district, the foremost and 
among their equals, whence is derived the German word Fiirst 
(prince). The National Assembly was at the head of all, 
and counseled and decided upon the most important affairs. 
Every freeman, high as well as low, was a member of the 
national assembly. In earlier times danger from without, 
and the relationship of the septs, chiefly produced the estab- 
lishment of unions of whole tribes. The majority of these 
tribes seem to have had a very constitution of confederacy in 
time of peace. In the individual districts all continued accord- 
ing to the cu.stomary mode of administration, no permanent 
appointment of a superior executive government being 
required. In war, on the contrary, an election was made of 
the common Herzog, or duke, according to valor and manly 

14 The Sicopc Faiiii/v. 

virtue, whose office ceased with the war. Among- some tribes 
peace had also its chiefs or directors, selected originally by the 
community from the most meritorious of the people which 
election in the course of time, when a natural feeling placed 
the son in the place of the father, became invested with an 
almost hereditary right. The peculiarity of the Saxon people 
consisted altogether in their free form of government, a con- 
stitution most conformable to their origin, springing as the}' 
did from the union of the heads of free families, each of 
whom ruled his domain according to the ancient patriarchal 
form. A common general w>is required only during war, 
which, in general, was defensive and consequently national. 
Among the Suevi, on the contrary, whose constitution was 
warlike throughout, wherein the individual was early accus- 
tomed to consider h'mself but a portion of the whole, a mon- 
archial government became the most natural form of the con- 

At the end of the gth and conunencement of the loth 
century, the governors of the provinces, early called Graf, 
gradually became possessed of ducal powers and appear as 
dukes of Saxou}', Bavaria, Swabia, etc. In Swabia, where 
the defense of the frontiers was not so necessary, the ducal 
dignity appears to have connected itself gradually with the 
power of the ro3'al missus, and to have developed itself later. 
Burchard, however, under the emperor, Conrad I., appears as 
Duke of Swabia. 

The dukes were not at this earl>- time regarded as lords of 
their people and lands, but as ministers and representatives 
of the king, in name in peace they regulated the affairs 
of ju.stice and order, and in war led the army of their race to 
battle. r>ut soon i)ecoining large land ])roprietors and no 
longer under the surveillance of royal envois, the dukes took 
advantage of the weakness of the kings, and by degrees arro- 
gated to themselves an of power, and brought the 
lesser v^a.ssals under their dominion; they even gradually 
made their dignity granted to them onl}- as imperial crown 
officers, hereditary in their families, as well as the revenues 
of the crown lands, which the\- luul onlx- received as the 
salarv for their .services. 

Tlic Sivope Family. 15 

Among the many dukes of Swabia, none have become the 
subject of as many heroic lays and legends as Duke Ernest. 
The most wonderful deeds performed by his army were con- 
nected with his name, and eventually collected together by 
later poets, formed one entire volume. Duke Ernest of 
Swabia, was step.son of the Emperor Conrad I. Being dissat- 
isfied with Conrad's course in annexing the kingdom of Bur- 
gundy to the German Empire, he rebelled against the em- 
peror, but at last was forced to surrender, when he was im- 
prisoned for three years, and then banished the country, 
together with all his partisans. He soon afterwards returned, 
while his father was on an expedition against the Hungarians 
and tried to recover his duchy, but was defeated in battle and. 
killed, 1030. 

After the death of the Emperor Lothaire, the Saxon, the 
electors of Germany elevated Conrad of Swabia, to the im- 
perial throne, 1138. The most important undertaking of 
Conrad was that of the Crusade. Having been greatly moved 
by the preaching of St. Bernard, he assembled an army of 
70,000 warriors, besides others, and undertook the journey to 
the Holy Eand. After many hardships and dangers he 
arrived in the Holy Land with one-tenth of his army and 
entered Jerusalem. After an absence of two years he re- 
turned, and shortly after died, 1152. Kohlrau.sch says, 
" Conrad was a valiant, high-minded and noble-hearted man, 
and was universally esteemed." Conrad recommended as his 
successor, not his own young son Frederick, age would 
not as 3'et allow him to rule the nation, but his valiant 
nephew, Frederick Barbarossa, Duke of Swabia, who had 
made the crusade with him, and who was unanimou.sly elected 
at Frankford, 1152. Kohlrau.sch .says " Frederick I. was one 
of the most powerful of the German emperors; high-minded, 
valiant, with a \\\\\ firm as iron, and of a stern, energetic 
character. His very form displayed his lofty mind." 

After a long and glorious reign of thirty-eight years, it 
appears as if fate had determined for him the glory of a noble 
death in a sacred cause. In 1187 the intelligence reached 
Europe that Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt, had taken Jeru- 
salem. Frederick Barbarossa at the head of 150,000 com- 

1 6 The Sicopc Family. 

batants, together with several of the crowned heads of Europe 
and their armies, advanced, in 1 189. to recover the Hol,v City. 
When the German army was crossing the river Cydnus, July 
II, 1 1 90, Frederick was swept down l)y the strong current 
and drowned. The grief and lamentation of the whole army 
were indescribable. The noble soul of Frederick was spared 
the pain of seeing the German army almost entirely destroyed 
by sickness before the City of Antioch, and Jerusalem was 
not taken. 

Henry W , son of Frederick Barbarossa, succeeded him 
upon the throne, and reigned seven years, dying suddenly iu 

On the death of Henry the Hoenstaufens made Philip, 
Henry's brother, emperor, and the Guelfs made Otho, second 
.son of Henr\- the Lion, emperor. Both reigned amid much 
dissension for 10 years, when Philip was assassinated in 120S. 
Then Otho was universally acknowledged and crowned 
emperor at Rome. Otho found that in order to gain the sup- 
port of Pope Innocent IH. he had gone too far, and made con- 
cessions that were detrimental to the interests of the empire; in 
trying to withdraw those concessions ht brought upon him- 
self the displeisure of the Pope, who placed in oppo.sition to 
him Frederick the son of Henry \'I, who was crowned Aix- 
la-Chapelle 12 15, and at Rome as emperor 1220; he died 
I 250. 

Otho was henceforth deserted and died 12 iS. Frederick 
n. succeeded him. Kohlrau.sch says " he was a friend of Art 
and Science, and was himself a ]M)et, sentiment, animation 
and euphony breathing in all his works. Since Charlemagne 
and Alfred of England, no potentate had existed who loved 
and promoted civilization in its broadest sense as Frederick II. 
At his court were assembled the noblest and most intellectual 
minds of that age." He collected for that pariod a very con- 
.siderable library, partly by researches made in his own States, 
and partly during his stay in Syria. Frederick himself pos- 
sessed a knowledge unusual, and acquired b\- few men of his 
time. He understood Greek, Latin, Italian, French, German 
and Arabic. Among the sciences he loved chiefly natural 
history, and proves himself a master in that .science by a work 

The S^copc Family. 17 

he composed. After the death of Frederick II. two emper- 
ors stood opposed to each other on the German throne. Con- 
rad, who had been elected king of the Romans during his 
father's life, was upheld by the Hoenstaufen party, in opposi- 
tion to William of Holland. 

Conrad IV. died 1254. William a few years later. Con- 
rad IV. was the last emperor of the house of Swabia. Con- 
radin, his son, was brought up on his small estate in Bavaria 
and Swabia, while his uncle Manfred, as regent and subse- 
quently as king, admuiistered his hereditary estates in Naples 
and Sicily. Pope Clement IV. hated Manfred, and applied 
to Charles, Duke of Anjou, for aid to dethrone him. Man- 
fred was defeated in action 1266, and killed. Conradin went 
forth in 1268 to recover his po.sscssions in Italy. He soon 
stood opposed to the enemy with a strong army in lower 
Italy. In battle fortune at first fav^ored him; the enemy was 
put to flight; in the pursuit his own army got into disorder; 
at that moment the French reserves rushed upon them and 
they were wholly defeated. Conradin was forced to fly, but 
was captured and led before Charles of Anjou, who treated 
him with the insolence, perfidy and cruelty of a tyrant. Con- 
sidering Conradin a rebel against him, the true king, he 
caused him to be publicly beheaded in the market place of 
Naples, October 28, 1268. 

With the death of Conradin ended the powerful house of 
Swabia. The Svvabian patrimony now fell into so many 
divisions that eventually no territory in Germany was divided 
into so many ownerships as Swabia. As the duchy was 
never restored, the whole of the state henceforth formed a 
part of the immediate possessions of the Empire. Not only 
the Bishops, Counts and Free lyOrds, but also the inferior 
ranks of the nobility, the cities, monasteries, and even peas- 
antry, which had previously been the vassals and subjects of 
the duke became now emancipated, but they had not these 
rights and privileges individually like the larger imperial 
lordships, but only as an entire combined body of the Swabian 
states, which they enjoyed as members thereof. The emperor 
derived from them important revenues, and the administra- 
tion of these imperial possessions was now transferred to 

1 8 Tlic S'uvpe FcDiiily. 

seneschals, so that instead of the ancient Swabian duke, there 
were now only the imperial bailiwicks — Helvetia or Switzer- 
land, Alsace and Swabia, which were divided into cantons. 
These arrangements were adopted under the succeeding Em- 
peror Rudolphns. 

In Swabia after the fall of the ducal house, all their rights 
disappeared, their rich possessions had in the later period 
been wasted or given away; and Conradin, at the time of his 
expedition to Italy, made over his possessions to the house of 
Bavaria. We ther<. fore naturally inquire who then from that 
time was the most important and influential family in Swabia? 
In answer to this we find that the Counts of Wurtemberg 
stood at the head of all the rest of the nobility, and who had 
alread}- chosen vStuttgart as their place of residence. After 
them the rich Counts of Baden, scions of the Hoenstaufen 
race, acquired from tht house of Zahringen the territory of 
Brusgan, which was the commencement of the house of 
Baden. Another portion of the Zahringen inheritance in 
Switzerland fell to the Counts of Keyburg, and after them 
to the Counts of Hapsburg, who owed to this circumstance 
their subsequent importance. 

After the dismemberment of the Duchy of Swabia, the 
scions of the ducal family fell into obscurity, and we hear no 
more of them in history. 

The duch\' contained 13,000 square miles, and embraced a 
part of the present Bavaria, all of the kingdom of Wurtem- 
berg, part of Westphalia, all of what is now known as Swabia, 
and the Duchy of Baden, where in the town of Sinsheim was 
born Feljruary 22, 1678, Yost Swab (Jacob Swope), the an- 
cestor of the largest branch of the Swope family in America. 



The Schwab (Swab) — Americanized Swope — name is one of 
the oldest in German history. It was derived from a powerful 
tribe in Southern Germany, who were called Suevi by Julius 
Caesar, and later Schwabs and vSwabians. 

When a large portion of Southern Germany was formed 
into a duchy it was given the tribe name and called Swabia. 

The Schwab CvSwab ) family in its different branches have 
continued to dwell there, and have preserved the ancient tribe 
name through all these centuries. Only a small portion of 
the old duchy is now known as Swabia. 

There are several noble houses of Schwab in Germany, 
each having a coat-of-arms. One characteristic of the arms 
of all is the wing of the Imperial eagle, showing all to have 
had a common ancestor. All indications point to our family 
having descended from the house of Wurtemburg. 

Whilst we here only trace our branch of the family back in 
an unbroken line to 1678, yet we have every assurance that it 
could be extended much farther did we have access to the 
records in Germany. 

The Coat-of- Arms here given was obtained from the Bureau 
of Heraldry in Vienna by Rev. Cornelius E. Swope, D. D,, 
late rector of Trinity Episcopal Chapel, New York. He says 
regarding it: " I procured from the Bureau of Heraldry in 
Vienna the arms which I have no doubt we have the right to 
claim. From the same source I learned that the family came 
originally from Wurtemburg, and traditions of the family date 
back to the 13th century. The significance of the Coat-of- 
Arms is as follows: The golden shield signifies the untarn- 
ished honor of the family. The stars suggest the loftiness of 
the aims and ambition of the bearer of the arms, and the 
wing, which forms the crest, symbolizes the virtue and valor 
which rise above all that is unworthy and soar, as on eagle's 

20 'Ilic Sicopc I'\x)iiily. 

wing, towards the stars. Tn all the bearings of the diiTerent 
branches of the family the wing is a conspicuous feature. 
There is no motto, such being of much later date than the 
time of the ennobling of the family." 

The deep red showing through the visor of the helmet 
shows that the family or some members of it won distinction 
in the Crusades, for no coats were permitted red unless the 
representatives had seen somewhat of the life and wars of the 





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A small act is often far-reaching in its results. In 1685, 
when Eoiiis XIV., King of France, signed the revocation of 
the Edict of Nantes, which deprived so many thousands of 
his most valuable subjects of their religious rights and sent 
them as wanderers in foreign lands, it was not thought that 
he would become the religious oppressor of our German fore- 
fathers and drive them from home and everj'thing that was 
dear because of their faithful adherence to their Protestant 
faith This, however, was the case. Louis XIV. claimed the 
Succession of the Palatinate in behalf of his brother, the Duke 
of Orleans. Within a single generation that beautiful country, 
one of the fairest and most beautiful spots of Europe, was 
thrice overrun and devastated by the barbarous soldiery of 
the French monarch. " When he found it impossible to hold 
what had been conquered Louis gave command to have the 
country turned into a desert." And right promptly and 
effectually was the work performed; neither old men nor deli- 
cate women were .spared, but all turned out, near half a mil- 
lion of human beings, into the winter's snow, which then 
covered the ground, where man}' perished of cold and hunger. 
" Meanwhile the work of destruction began. The flames 
went up from every hamlet, every parish church, every 
country seat, within the devoted provinces." The large 
towns fared no better than the country and were soon reduced 
to a.shes. Later, 1697, the treat}- of Ryswick stipulated that 
the French must evacuate the country, but the Catholic 
princes who now ruled denied the Protestants the free exercise 
of their religion, and deprived them of their churches and 
treated them with great cruelty. Under the stress of their 
misery many thousands of the inhabitants turned with dim 
eyes from the ashes of their once happy homes, smiling fields 

22 The S'ci'ope Family. 

and vineyards, and sought an as3-lum on the hospitable shores 
of England and the land of religious freedom, Penns3"lvania. 
In a single year no less than 30,000 persecuted Palatines 
found a refuge in Pennsylvania. Our ancestor, Yost Swope 
and family, being pious members of the Lutheran Church and 
unwilling to sacrifice their religion, left home, friends and all 
that was dear and turned their faces to this land of promise. 
After braving the perils of the deep he and his family arrived 
in Philadelphia in 1720. While there he arranged for the 
purchase of land on the outskirts of civilization, where most 
of the Germans were sent, then Conewago township, Chester 
count}', Pa., now Lancaster county; the latter count}^ was not 
formed until nine years later. 

The Swopes, as other settlers on what was then the frontiers, 
had much to contend with in privations incident to a life in 
an uncultivated wilderness. The country which greeted them 
on their arrival was not as inviting as now. That portion not 
covered with heavy timber was covered with stunted oak and 
underbrush, which had annually been burnt off by the Indians 
to drive out the game. This had to be cleared and made 
tillable V)y the most crude instruments of husbandry. Our 
ancestors showed their discernment b\^ selecting the ver}* best 
lands, and by their untiring efforts, energy and perseverance 
assisted in making that wilderness the garden spot of fair 
Pennsylvania. The first humble dwellings were replaced b}- 
spacious stone houses and fine barns. These homesteads 
have already housed several generations and bid fair to shelter 
many more. 

There are no traditions in the Swope family showing that 
they had any trouble with the Indians. Their nearest Indian 
neighbors were the Piquaws and Conestogas of Lancaster 
county. History tells us " they were the best disposed and 
most tractable of all the natives with whom the whites ever 
came in contact. The\' were extremely hospitable to the 
early settlers, furnishing them from their own stores with no 
stinted hands whenever called upon. The Huguenots and 
Palatines often joined the Piquaws in their fishing and hunt- 
ing excursions and in other pastimes. Their principal chief 
was Tauawa, who sold his lands to Penn and was present at 

Tlic Sicopc Familv. 23 

the "Great Treaty." The kindly reception given by this 
chief to Madam Mary Ferre is given elsewhere in the book. 
The Conestogas were, in 1763, all murdered by the " Paxtang 
Boys ' ' for depredations and murders that they alleged had 
been perpetrated by them, but which has not been very clearly 


By Bkli.k McKinney Swope. 

Beside the sparkling waters of the Rhine, 
Where Hes the land of the Palatinate so fair, 
Are vales of beauty, peaceful and sublime. 
And loft}- mountains rise in grandeur there. 
Beneath the shadows of these towering heights, 
The stately spires of Heidelburg look down 
On fertile fields of richest verdure rare. 
And nestled 'neath the hill, the historic town. 

Among these haunts of legend and of song 
Through which the storied Rhine and Neckar run. 
There dwelt a goodly people, brave and true. 
Whose noble christian lives were here begun. 

Yea, staunch and firm, a strong and fearless race 
For naught but God and native land loved they. 
With steadfast purpose pressing toward the goal, 
The great high God above their constant stay. 
They walked with Him and in Him put their trust. 
They murmured not, nor did they e'en complain 
When heavily bowed beneath the chastening rod, 
And hearts were sorely wrung with untold pain. 

But not for long were dreams of comfort their's 
Amidst the beauty of the fatherland. 
The tiny kindled sparks that dormant lay 
Burst forth and into flames were quickly fanned, 
The French King Louis murderous orders gave, 
And sent his merciless army to invade, 
Destroy and waste the valley of the Rhine, 
And through that region make destructive raid. 

24 T^l^c Sicopc Family. 

Thev came with llaiuitiiig colors and banners waving 
A brilliant, glittering, devastating train. 
And soon the snowy fields and highways broad 
Were blackened with the bodies of the .slain. 
I'roin tall chnrch s])ires and castles ivy clad, 
lUirst wildly forth on the cold, frosty air, 
Huge tongues of fire that laid in ashy heaps 
Loved homes and landmarks that had been so fair 

The earnest prayer of thousands ne'er awoke 
One chord of pity in the monarch's heart, 
From life-long footpaths dear and often trod. 
The gray-haired sire and child were bade depart. 
From distant tips of snowy mountain crests. 
To fairest nooks in lonely woodland dells. 
A cry of deepest anguish did arise. 
As weirdest notes of solemn funeral knells. 

The sun's glad rays ne'er shone on darker scene 

No sadder picture could the light reveal. 

A cruel blot on historj-'s fairest page. 

For there the King of France had put his seal. 

As helpless outcasts driven from their homes. 

As lonely wanderers turned from cottage doors, 

Some sought repose in England's sunny clime, 

While many sailed to America's fair shores, 

But our ancestors, those of whom we write, 

Though driven to desperation and despair, 

And draining to the dregs the bitter cup 

Of hopeless pain and suffering, lingered there. 

Their ancient hearthstones they were loath to leave 

In the German fatherland so dear. 

Where friends and kinsfolk learned the ways of life 

Through darkest times or daN's of gladsome cheer. 

But religious persecution as a tide. 

That ebbed and flowed as waves on every hand, 

Awakened in their hearts a strong desire 

To plant their homes in this fair, happy land. 

WMiere they, according to their old belief 

As humble followers, true in faith and tried, 

Could reverently worshij) here, in godly fear 

Without restraint, their heavenly King and Guide. 

The spring of seventeen hundrecl and twenty it was, 
The dangers of the angr\- deep they braved. 
And found among the hills of good old Penn 
The refuge and the liberty they craved. 

The Sivopc Family. 25 

Their courieous manners and gentle, kindly speech 

Soon won the hearts of neighboring Indian tribes, 

Who saw as on their honest faces stamped, 

The purity of moral, upright lives. 

And aided by these dusky savage friends, 

Their homes were built beneath the forests' shade 

And by their thrifty zeal and industry, 

Those wilds into a garden spot were made. 

The hills that echoed witVi cries of startled deer, 

Or marked by naught but a winding Indian trail, 

Were changed through time to fertile fields of grain, 

And spacious dwelling dotted hill and dale. 

As time rolled on and touched with gentle hand 
The pas.sing years that stopped not in their flight. 
Fair daughters of these ancient worthies wed. 
And by their presence other lives made bright. 
From out the homestead also f-ons went forth, 
To do life's work and rear their own fair homes. 
Success about them shed her glowing beams. 
And o'er their paths the stars of honor shone. 

The land of their adoption soon became 
Most dear, and well did they defend her rights. 
For liberty they faced the British guns, 
And served their country in the civil strife. 
Some sang the sweet old songs of Dixie land, 
And proudly did they wear the southern gray. 
Whilst others bore aloft the stars and stripes. 
And wore the blue throughout the bloody fray. 

To-day some sit where northern roses bloom. 

And some beneath the southern summer skies, 

While over all the land their hearthfires burn, 

From eastern coasts to where the Rockies rise. 

The name we bear is honored and esteemed, 

And into prominence has also grown. 

In legislative halls and at the bar, 

And in the councils of the nation known. 

Upon the bench of justice some do sit. 

And some there are who preach the word of life. 

For worthy sons of worthy sires are they 

In all their varied walks and ways upright. 

Oh, blessed be the memory of the Swabs, 
Whose sacred bones in dust now crumbling lie. 
A goodly heritage they left to us; 
They taught us how to live and how to die. 



I. Yost (Joseph) vSwopk,' the founder of this branch of 
the Swope family in America, was l)orn o!i the 2 2cl of Feb- 
ruary, 1678, in the town of Sinsheim, in the Duchy of Baden, 
a part of the old Duchy of Swabia, Germany. His father 
was a burger and Burgomaster of the town of Liemen, a 
place of about 2,700 inhabitants near Heidelburg. There 
the father died; after his death, a short time, the youngest 
child, Yost, was born. He married in earh- manhood and 
lived in Liemen, his son John was born there in 1704. Early 
in 1720, Yost Swope determined to seek his fortune in the 
New World. He, together with his wife and five children, 
set .sail for America in the spring of that year, and in due 
time safely arrived here. Yost Swope must have been an 
exemplary man from the recommendation given him by his 
pastor before his departvtre for America. The original is .still 
in existence in the hands of Adam Swope, of Lancaster Co., 
Pa., and notwithstanding its age, 175 years, is fairly well 
preserved. In 1848 a translation was made from the Ger- 
man. We here give it in its quaint style: 

Lcctoria Saluiiue; 


Pentalem Amnigeniru a Salutis Oceana. 

After the death of her husband, a l)urger and Burgomaster 
in Liemen under Burstrasser in Kurpaltz, Anna Katharine 
Swope was delivered of her youngest son, Yost vSwope. Both 
were Evangelical Lutheran in religion, and received into 
the church of Christ with the rest of the beloved family. As 
they intend to depart for a strange land, I herewith attest to 
their Christian character and the life the>- led up to this time. 

The Swol>e Family. 27 

having long been their pastor and spiritual adviser. As their 
fide pastorale, I willingly testify that the above-named Anna 
Katharine and her beloved son, Yost, have always been 
honest and pious as becomes God-fearing Christians and lovers 
of Christ and his church. And we have no knowledge of 
them excepting what is noble and good, naught but praise. 
The All-Helper be their support and guide, and bless their 
coming and going, and grant all their wishes with the richest 
blessings, both on earth and in heaven, ever partaking of the 
Holy Communion. 

M. John Cristoph Schrenik, 

Pastor Evan. Lutheran Kirche. 
Lieinen, May ^, 1J20. 

On his arrival in America, Swope went to Lancaster 
county. Pa., and bought from the Provincial Government 
one thousand acres of land-^^ in Upper Leacock township, 
where he lived until his death in 1735. He was buried in a 
graveyard on his place, where his remains rested until 1S84, 
when they, together with those of his wife, were moved to 
Heller's churchyard, Lancaster county, where rest the re- 
mains of many of his descendants. 

The following interesting account of the removal of the re- 
mains was published at the time:t " Yost Swope. Remains 
reinterred to-day, after having been buried 149 years. In 
1720, Yost Swope, with his son John, the latter having been 
the great-grandfather of Zuriel Swope, Esq., of this city, 
came to this country from near Heidelberg, Germany, and 
settled on 1,000 acres of land one mile north of Bird-in-Hand, 
this county. A portion of the original homestead of 1,000 
acres remains in the family to this day. The present owner is 

*Wlierever we have found anyone who has had a knowledge of Yost 
Swdpe, there we have also found the tradition that he " took up " 1,000 
acres of land in Leacock township, Lancaster county. Pa. This we 
are unable to prove, as no deeds have been found. Our conclusion, 
based on all the information we could gather, is that he did take up 
the land intending to pay for it on time, as was often done by the 
early settlers, but died before he had paid for it, and his interest passed 
to his daughters and was lost sight of in the change of name. His son 
John had already been provided for with 630 acres. 

t The Lancaster New Era of March 22, 1884. 

28 The S'a'opc family. 

Daniel Swope. and his son, Adam D. Swope, farms the place. 
The remains of the original Yost Swope were buried in the 
corner of the orchard, about forty rods from the old dwelling, 
and on Monday of last week it became necessary to remove 
the remains. Digging in the earth to the depth of seven feet, 
a stone slab was encountered, and it bore the inscription, 
' 1735, Y. S.,' showing that Yost Swope had been buried 
there in 1735. The slab was lifted and there lay the bones of 
the original ancestor of the Swopes of Lancaster county, and 
notwithstanding the burial had taken place 149 years ago, the 
skeleton was complete. Besides Yost Swope' s remains were 
those of his wife, and near the skull was quite a quantity of 
female hair. To-day the solemn service of reinterring these 
ancient and wonderfully preserved remains took place at 
Heller's Church, and we venture the assertion that no other 
family in Lancaster county can lay claim to such an ex- 
perience. " " " • 

We have the birth records of the five children of Yost 
Swope, but nothing more regarding them, except his son 
John, from whom the family here recorded are descended. 

i. Maria, b. 169S. 
ii. Anna Christina, b. 1701. 
2. iii. JOHX, b. May 28, 1704; d. Dec. 18, 1780. 

iv. John Ui,rich, b. 1707. 
V. AxxA Elizabeth, 1713. 


YOST SWOPE, b. February 


Anna Christina. 




Dec. iS, 17S0. 

Married 1725, Anna Doretha Line, daughter of John Line, d. 1740. 


Sept. 27, 1726. 

Married, died 
leaving infant 
daughter, who 
soon after died. 

July 31, 1729- 

Jan. 3, 1733. 
Anna Maria. 

Dec. 10, 1727. 
George Michael, 
married, d. 175S. 

John, b. 

Aug. 12, 1756. 



Casper Balser. 

March 12, 1731. 
Anna Barbara, 
d. Sept. 23, iSio, 
Philip Glon- 
ninger, b. 1719, 
d. Dec. II, 1796. 


John, b. 
Sept. 19, 1750. 

Peter, b. 
Sept. 14, 1763. 
Valentitic, b. 
June II, 1776. 

May 31, 1736. 
John Conrad, d. 

Aug. 3, 1799, 
married Clara 

Shriver (?) b. 
July 8, 1737, d. 

April 1.8, 1S12. 

John, b. 
Oct. 10, 1763. 

Henry, b. 
Sept. 26, 1767. 

George, b. 
Oct. 15, 1774. 

Adam, b. 
Aug. 15, 1778. 

Jan. 4, 1740. 
Anna Doretha. 

Mar. 15, 1734. 
Anna Catharine 


Ludwig Schott, 

of Lebanon, Pa. 

3 sons. 

John, b. 1759. 

George, b. 1765. 

Jacob, b. 1772. 

Mar. 27, 1738. 



George Diehl. 

No record of 
tenth chTld. 


78, d. 1735- 

John Ulrich. 

Anna Elizabeth. 

arried second, May 25, 1742, Catharine Elizabeth Grove (Graeff, GrofF, 
Greve), b. Nov. 2, 1725, d. Aug. 14, 1776. 

II 12 13 14 15 16 17 I 

8 19 

r. 17, 1743- 

Nov. ip, 1745. 

Dec. 26, 1748. 

Nov. 4, 1751. 

May 2, 1756. 

la Juliana. 


Maria Sabina, 

John Daniel, d. 

John Adam, d. 

d. Aug. 9, 1S26, 

Dec. 17, 1821, 

Feb. 7, 1821, 


married, 1781, 


John Hoke. 

Klizabeth Gra- 

Sarah Grabill, 

bill. b. Feb. 23, 

d. Sept. 2, 1805. 



Sarah, h. 1772. 

Catharine, b. 

Daniel, b. 

Salome, b. 

March 7, 1786. 

Nov. 10, 1773. 

June 7. 17S2. 

Jonathan, b. 

John, b. 

Catharine, b. 

May 5, 1787. 

May 26, 1778. 

Aug. 6, 1785. 

Samuel, b. 


Margaret, b. 

1790 (?). 

Mary, b. 

Dec. II, 1793. 

Daniel, b. 
Aug. 17, 1803. 

April 16, 1 791. 
Fphraim, b. 
July 4, 1796. 

Su.saii, b. 

June I, 1799. 


June 9, 1744. 

John Jacob, 

d. June 10, iSii 


Mar. 10, 1747. 

John Henry, 

d. Sept. II, 180S, 


Sabina Smyser, Barbara Wilder 
b. Dec. 16, 1750, b. April 27, 1756, 
d. June 27, 1820. d. Jan. 13, 1826. 

May 22, 1750. 

Susanna, died 


Aug. 13, 1776. 

Nov. 12. 1753. 

Anna Eliza, d. 

Feb. 12, 1773. 

Catharine, b. 
June 25, 1771. 

Jacob, b. 

Nov. 28, 1775. 

Geo. Michael, b. 

Feb. 28, 177S. 

Matthias, b. 

Jan. 24, 1780. 

Elizabeth, b. 

May 8, 1782. 

John Emanuel, 

b. Jan. 17, 1786. 

John Frederick, 

b. Sept. 17, 1790. 

George, b. 

June 7, 1787. 








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II. John Swope' ( Yost') was born May 26, 1704, in Eeinien, 
a town of about 2,700 inhabitants, of which his grandfather 
was burgomaster, in the Duchy of Baden, Germany. He 
was baptized on the 28th day of the same month, as is here 
shown by a translation of his baptismal certificate from the 
German : 

"John Swope, son of Mr. Yost Swope, a citizen of the 
parish of Leimen, was baptized the 28th day of May, 1704. 
The sponsors were John Kitzniiller and Dornlicker Miiller of 
the Dornmiiller (district) near the town of Wisloch. This is 
a correct copy from the church records of Leimen, near 


Paster of Eeimen. 
May 5, 1720." 

In 1720 he emigrated with his father to America and set- 
tled in Upper Leacock township, Eancaster Co., Pa., on land 
purchased from the Provincial Government. This land was 
cleared, made tillable and divided into farms, which he be- 
queathed to his sons at his death. In addition to farming he 
was also engaged in the pottery business. 

He married first in 1725, Anna Dorothea Line, daugh- 
ter of John Line, who died in 1740. They had issue as fol- 
lows, all born on the old homestead in Upper Leacock town- 
ship, Lancaster Co., Pa.: 

i. John Swope, b Sept. 27, 1726. He married and lived in 

Lancaster city. At his death he left a widow and 

daughter five months old, who soon after died. The 

widow afterwards married George Sprecher. 

ii. George Michael Swope, b. Dec. 10, 1727, married, and 

38 The Swopc I'aiiiily. 

(lied 175S. He left two children, John and Catharine. 
John was born Auj^. 12, 1756. The baptismal records 
of Trinity Lutheran Church give his baptism as Jan. 22, 
1757. He is supposed to be Dr. John Swope, a surgeon 
of the Revolutionary War. Tradition says that "prior 
to his departure for the front, in passing the Lancaster 
County Hotel, on East King street, everyone, especially 
the ladies, remarked upon his fine appearance." Cath- 
arine married Casper Balser. 
iii. Elizabeth Swopr, b. July 31, 1729; died unmarried. 
iv. Anna Barbara vSwopk, b. Mar 12, 1731; ni. Philip 

V. Anna Maria Swope, b. Jan. 3, 1733. 

vi. Anna Catharine Swope, b. Mar. 15, 1734; m. Ludwig 
vSchott, of Lebanoi. vShe is known to have had three 
sons— John, b. 1759; George, b. 1765; Jacob, b. 1772. 
vii. John Conrad Swope, b. May 31, 1736; m. Clara 

viii. Margaret Swope, b. Mar. 27, 1738; m. George Diehl, 
and left children at her death in Lancaster county. 
ix. Anna Dorothea Swopr, b. Jan. 4, 1740. 
X. No record. 

John Swope, in 1742, married, secondly, Elizabeth Grove 
(Groff or Grave). Their marriage contract is extant, a cop}^ 
of which \ve give; it is .somewhat in form to that now tised 
by the Society of Friends. These contracts were common in 
those days, and we have .seen one in exactly the same form, 
written b}' the same justice of the peace, for Daniel Ferree, 
Jr., and Mary Carpenter (Zimmerman). 

"Pennsylvania, ) 

Cotinty of Lancaster, ) 

Whereas, John Swope and Catharine Elizabeth Greve, both 
of the .said County of Lancaster, having made a publication 
of their intention of marrying as the law of said Province 
direct.s — This is therefore to certify to all persons whom it 
wvSiy concern, that on the 25th day of May, 1742, came before 
me, Emantiel Carpenter, one of the ju.stices of the peace of 
the said County of Lancaster, the .said John Swope and Cath- 
arine Eliza])eth Greve, and the said John Swope, before a 
.solemn a.ssembly for that purpose met and appointed, did 
openly declare that he took the said Catharine Elizabeth 
Greve to be his wedded wife, promising to be unto her a lov- 


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ing and faithful husband, until death should separate them. 
And she, the said Catharine Elizabeth Greve, did in like 
manner declare that she took the said John Swope to be her 
wedded husband, promising to be unto him a loving, faithful 
and obedient wife until death should separate them. In tes- 
timony thereof both the parties hereunto have set their hands. 
She, after the custom of man3% assuming the surname of her 
husband. We whose names are hereunto .subscribed being 
witnes,ses present at the .solemnization, the day and year above 

John Schwab, 

Catharine Euzabeth Schwab. 
Emanuel Carpenter, 

Justice of the Peace." 

This contract was .signed by nineteen witnesses, many of 
them the ancestors of old Lancaster county families. The 
.second wife of John Swope died Aug. 14, 1776. He survived 
her until Dec. 18, 1780, when he died. He was buried in 
the graveyard of the Old Hellers (Salem) Church, about a 
mile from his home, where repose five generations of the 

From the provisions of his will he must have accumulated 
a considerable estate for those earl}^ days. The home planta- 
tion he bequeathed to his .son, John Daniel, and it is still 
owned by his descendants. To his sons Jacob, Adam and 
Henry he gave each a farm. To his other children and grand- 
children he left various sums ranging from fifty to one hundred 
and twenty-five pounds each. By his second marriage he had 
issue as follows: 

xi. Maria Jui^iana Swope, b. March 17, 1743. 
xii. John Jacob Swope, b. June 9, 1744; m. Sabina Smyser. 
xiii. Christian A Swope, b Nov. 10, 1745. 
xiv. John Henry Swope, b. Mar. 10, 1747; m. Barbara 

XV. Maria Sabina Swope, b. Dec. 26, 1748; m. John Hoke, 
xvi. Susan.\ Swope, b. May 22, 1750. She died unmarried 
Aug. 13, 1776, and is buried in the graveyard of Salem 
Church, in the same grave with her mother. The grave 
is marked by a stone on which is cut two female figures. 

42 The Sci'ope Faiiiilv. 

xvii. John Daniki. Swopk, b. Nov. 4, 1751; m. Elizabeth Gra- 
xviii. Anna Elizabeth vSwoi-h, b. Nov. 12, 1753; died Feb. 12, 
1773. She was probably a favorite daughter, as her 
grave in Salem churchyard is marked by an elaborately 
cut toni))stone. 

xix. John Adam Swoph, b. May 2, 1756; m. Sarah Grabill. 




I. Anna Barbara Swope' (John'-', Yost'), the fourth 
child of John and Anna Dorothea ( Line) Swope, was born in 
the homestead in Upper Leacock township, Lancaster county, 
Pa., March 12, 1731. Her father had emploj^ed on the farm 
a young man named -'^ PhiHp Gloninger, who won the 
affections of the daughter, Anna Barbara. He being an in- 
dustrious and capable man, met with favor in the eyes of the 
father and married the daughter. Philip Gloninger was born 
in the Palatinate, Germany, and was one of the sufferers from 
the desolation of that fair country. He came to America 
at about 28 years of age. After the marriage of Philip 
Gloninger and Anna Barbara Swope, they moved to 
Lebanon township (now Lebanon county) where they lived 
until death. The old Gloninger home is still standing on the 
the south bank oj Quitapahilla creek. In early days it was 
known as the Gloninger " Fort." During the Indian wars it 
was used as a place of refuge by the inhabitants of the sur- 
rounding country from the Indians, f" It is a good speci- 
men of the solid architecture of the early days, with its piked 
roof and original port holes for windows, and serves as an in- 
teresting landmark because here the first Gloninger lived, 
from whom has descended locally quite an illustrious family. 
George, son of Philip and Anna Barbara Gloninger, seems to 
have been the oldest, and remained on the old homestead as 
farmer. Phihp died December 11, 1796, and Anna Barbara, 
September 23, 18 10 They are both buried in the graveyard 
of the Reformed church at Lebanon, Pa. They had several 

*Philip Gloninger sometimes appears as Peter, but the most au- 
thentic records give his name as Philip. 

fAncient and Historic lyandmarks in the Lebanon Valley. 

46 The S'n'opc FaDiily. 

daughters, of whom we have no record. Their sons were as 
follows: — 

2. i. George Gloninger, m. Mary Funk. 

3. ii. Hex. JoHX Gi.oxTNCF.K, b. Sept. 19, 1750; m. Catharine 


4. iii. Peter Gi^oxixckr, b. Sept. 14, 1763; m. first wife un- 

known; m., secondly, Eliza Keller, 
iv. V.\.i.EXTiNE Gloxix'GER, b. June 11, 1776; d. March 24, 
1S44. He was unmarried. He lived and died at 
Lebanon, Pa., and is buried in the Reformed _<rrave- 
yard at that place, 

II. George Glonixger*, (Anna B. (Swope) Gloninger'', 
John Swope", Swope'), w^as born in Lebanon township, 
Lebanon county, Pa. He there grew to manhood and became 
a farmer, occupying the old home.stead. He was not a man 
who was ambitious for public office, but was highl}' esteemed 
and an important man in the community. He was posses.sed 
of considerable means, as is shown l)y his will. He married 
Mary, daughter of Martin Funk, of the same township. They 
had three children, as follows: — 

i. Dr. George Gi.oxixger, who died in Philadelphia, Pa. , 

about 1850, unmarried, 
ii. Elizabeth Gi.oxixgek, b. 1792; d. 1S6S. She married 
Jacob Sheaffer and had three children — Henr}-, Philip 
and Kate, all of whom married. 

5. iii. M.\RV Gloxixgkr, b 1798; d. 1827 (?); m. 1814 Chris- 

tian Swope. 

III. Hox. John Gloxixger\ (Anna B. (vSwope) Glon- 
inger', John Swope", Yost Swope') was born in Lebanon 
township, Lebanon county, Pa.. Sept. 19, 1750. He received 
most of his education from the pastor of the Reformed church, 
as it was quite a common thing in those early daj's for the 
pastor to receive into his study the brighter youths of his 
church for instruction, or to teach a parochial school. On 
the breaking out of the Revolutionary war he enlisted, and 
towards the close was in command of a battalion of militia. 
The Supreme Executive Council appointed him count}' 
lieutenant on the organization of Dauphin county, May 6, 
1785. In 1790 he was elected a representative to the General 
Assembly. This office he shortly after re.signed, and was 












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then elected to the State Senate. This office he held for two 
years and then resigned. He was a warm friend of Governor 
Mifflin, who appointed him one of the associate judges of the 
county of Dauphin. On the erection of the county of 
lyebanon, in 1S13, he was commis.sioned one of the associate 
judges, which office he filled until iiS2r. Judge Gloninger 
was a man very highly respected and beloved. He married 
Catharine, daughter of Adam and Catharine ( Kucher ) Orth. 
She was born Oct. 31, 1767, and died June 17, 1848 John 
Gloninger died Jan. 22. 1836, and is buried in the Reformed 
graveyard at Lebanon. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Rev. Philip Gloninger, b. Feb. 17, 1785, in Lebanon. 
In the schools of his native town he prepared himself 
for entrance into Dickinson College, where he com- 
pleted his literary course. He then went to Baltimore, 
where he studied theology, and was subsequently or- 
dained to the ministry of the Reformed Church. In 
1808 he accepted a call to the Reformed Church at Har- 
risburg. Here he labored very successfully for several 
years. He was gifted with fine pulpit abilities, and 
soon rose to a prominent position in his church. His 
health failed in 1814, and he resigned his charge and 
returned to Lebanon, where he died on Sept. 10, 1816. 
The Rev. Gloninger married, in 1810, Eliza Clark, who 
survived him. 

6 ii. Mary Gloninger,' b. May 9, 17S8; m. Rev. Jonathan 


7. iii. Dr. John W. Gloninger, b. Sept. 23, 1798; m. Mary A. 

IV. Capt. Pkter Gloninger* (Anna B. (Swope) Glon- 
inger', John Swope", Yost Swope') was born in Lebanon 
township, Lancaster (now Lebanon) Co., Pa., Sept. 14, 
1763. He resided in Lebanon. He was captain in the Fourth 
Battalion, commanded by Lieut. -Col. Baltzer Orth, in 1789 
and 1790. He was elected a County Commissioner in 18 15. 
In his domestic relations he was ever the fond father and 
affectionate husband. Sedate in manner, and of a quiet, 
thoughtful turn of mind. He was twice married. The name 
of his first wife is unknown; she died early in life, leaving 
one son, who was reared by her relatives in Baltimore, Md. 
After a residence of many years in Lebanon he moved to 

52 The Sic ope Familv. 

Baltimore, where he remained until i>S32, when he removed 
to Canal Dover, Ohio, where he bought large tracts of land, 
a part of which is yet owned and occupied by his descendants. 
The issue of his first marriage was — 

i. William Gloninger, b. Sept. 7, 1800; died. 

8. ii. John Gloninger, b. May 26, 1803; in. Mary J. Ringgold. 

Capt. Gloninger m., secondly, Maria Eliza Keller, who was 
born Aug. 29, 1792 and died July 21, 1859. She was buried 
in the cemetery at Canal Dover, at the side of her husband, 
who died Dec. 2, 1835- They had the following children: — 

9. i. Maria Elizabeth Gloninger, b. Aug. 2, 181 2; m. 

John Hildt. 
ii. Philip Gloninger, b. Jan. 27, 1816; d. Feb. 15, 181S. 

10. iii. C.vrHARiNE Gloninger, b. June 14, 1819; m Samuel 

iv. Daniel KELLER GloningER, b. July 11, 1821; d. Aug. 
19, 1848; unmarried. 

V. Mary Gloninger' (George Gloninger*, Anna B. 
(Swope) Gloninger^ John Swope^ Yost Swope^) was born 
1798 and died about 1827. She married Christian Swope, of 
lycbanon Co., Pa., b. 1791, d. 1877, and is buried at Millers- 
burg, Berks Co., Pa. (See Chap. XIV.) They had the fol- 
lowing children : — 

i. Lucy Swope, died in infancy, 1816. 

ii. Philip Swope, b. Apr. 26, 1S18; d. Apr., 1889; m. Rose 
Alleman. They had issue — 
i. Amelia, d. unmarried, 
ii. Henry, residence. Union Deposit, Pa. 

iii. John, m. Becker. 

iv. Rose, m. Hetrick. 

V. M.\RY. 

vi. Clara, m. Wilhehn. 

11. iii. Henry Swope, b. Mar. 9, 1820; m Louisa Eckert. 

12. iv. Elizabeth Swope, b. Feb. 20, 1822; m. Michael Sherk, 

V. Daniel Swope, m. Catharine PeifFer. They had issue — 
i. Johnath.\n, m. Rebecca Baney. They had 

two children — Mary and Augustus, 
ii. Devila, m. Strack. They had four chil- 
dren — Hattie, Henry, Rufus, Fannie, 
iii. Amanda, m. Henry Bensing. One child — Galen, 
iv. Elmira, m. John France. They had five chil- 


















The Sivope Family. 53 

V. Daniel, m. Mary Boniberger. They had four 

children — Guy, Anna, Lee, Marjt. "O^KMlt^ 
vi Katk. 

vii. Jacob, ni. Maria Wilhelm. 
vii. Mary Swopk, m. Henry B. Sherk. Their children were 
as follows: — 

i. Emma, m. Noah Walmer. They had three chil- 
dren — Judith, Mary, Howard, 
ii. Annie, ni. Dr. Theodore Biever, Harrisburg, Pa. 

They had one son — Theodore, 
iii. Harry, ni. Alice Hemperly. They had three 

children — Lucy, Rose, and Harry. 
iv. Wiijjam; died. 
V. Mary, m. Cyrus vStoner. They had five children 

— Mame, Anna, Edna, John, Herman, 
vi. Lucy, m. Charles Wert. 

VI. Mary Gloxinger' (John Gloninger,* Anna (Svvope) 
Gloninger,'' John Swope,' Yost Svvope,') was born May 9, 
1788; d. April 14, 1855. vShe married the Rev. Jonathan 
Helfen.steine, born Jan. 19, 1784; d. Sept. 23, 1829. Rev. 
J. Helfen.steine was a clergyman prominent in the Reformed 
church, and resided at Lancaster, Pa. They had issue as 
follows: — 

i. Catharine Helfensteine m. Abram Campbell, Fred- 
erick, Md 
ii. Louisa Helfensteine d. at the aged of 7S years; m. 
Z. S. vSiinons, Frederick, Md. 
iii. Ann Charlotte m. Rev. Daniel Feite and d. at the age 

of 45 
iv. Albert G. Helfensteine d. at the age of 50 years. 

V. Jonathan Helfensteine. 

vi. Elizabeth helfensteine, d. unmarried in Lancaster, 

Pa., aged 54. 
vii. Rose Helfensteine d. in infancy. 

viii. Caroline Helfensteine d. unmarried in Lancaster, 
Pa , aged 87. 
ix. Jonathan S. Helfen.steine, d. at the age of 53 years; 

m. Eliza Meyer. 
X. John P. Helfensteine, d. at the age of 75 years. 
xi. Cyrus C. Helfensteine, m. Anna Trail, Frederick, Md. 
xii. Anna M. Helfen.steine, m. and d at the age of 71 
13. xiii. Charles J. Helfen.steine, b. 1829; m. Helen Tayee. 

VII. Dr. John W. Gloningkr' (John Gloninger*, Anna 

54 ^Z''' Su'op(- FaDtily. 

(Swope) Glouiuger,"' John Swops," Yost SwopeV) was born in 
Lebanon, Pa., Sept. 23, 1798: d. March 10, 1.874. He was 
married Dec. 25, 1820, to ]\Iar\' Ann Hassinger, of Philadel- 
phia, Pa., who d. Feb , 1846. His early educational train- 
ing was received in the schools of his native town, after which 
he was sent to Harrisburg and Baltimore to complete his 
academic education. Hein, 1815, returned to Lebanon and 
commenced the study of medicine. Li 18 16 he went to Phila- 
delphia and entered the medical department of the University' 
of Penns3-lvania. The following year he went to New York 
and attended lectures at the College of Physicians and Sur- 
geons, where he graduated April i, 1819. In 1820 he re- 
turned to his native place and commenced the practice of his 
profession. In a short time he was the leading physician of 
the town. He was a careful and conscientious general practi- 
tioner. His specialty was diseases of the eN'e. During the 
early years of his practice he was a frequent contributor to 
the medical periodicals of the day. He was president of the 
Lebanon bank for twenty-six years, and a trustee of Marshall 
College for a number of years. He was deeply interested and 
took an active part in the work of the Reformed church, to 
which he contributed liberally of his means. 
They had the following children: 

i. Eliz.a. Glonixger, m. Dr. David B. Marshall, of Leba- 
non, her cousin, a Gloninger descendant through his 
grandmother ^Marshall, who was a Gloninger. The 
issue of this union was one son, Robert, now living in 
ii Matilda Glonixcer, m John Wetherill, of Philadel- 
phia, where she resides. 
14. iii. Dr. Cyrus D. Gloxinger, b. March 13, 1824, m. Julia 

iv. Dr. David Staxi.ev Glonixger, m., and has a famih- 

living in Philadelphia, Pa. 
V. Catharixe Alice Gloninger, m. May 14, 1868, Dr. A. 
H. Light, of Lebanon They had six children — ^John, b. 
July 2, 1S69. d. May 16, 1S70. Ralph H , b. Aug. 10, 
1871. Matilda G., b. May 30, 1873, d. April 9, 1888. 
Warren G., b. June 14, 1S75. Eugene H., b. May 14, 
1S77, d. Dec. ir, 1S79 Helen I'., b. Nov. 15, 1880. 

VTII. John Gloxixger' (Peter Gloninger,* Anna B. 

The S'ccopc Family. 55 

(Svvope) Gloninger," John vSwope," Yost Swope',) was born 
in Lebanon Co., Pa., May 26, 1S03. His mother died when 
he was a small boy, and he was taken and reared by her 
relatives in Baltimore, Md. They being Catholics, he was 
brought up in the faith of that church; his descendants also 
are members of the Catholic church. He married June 8, 
1828, Mary J. Ringgold, b. Nov. 4, 1804, d. 1863, ^'^^ Pitts- 
burg, Pa. She was a daughter of John Ringgold, of Balti- 
more, of the family of the fighting Maj. Ringgold, famous in 
in the Mexican war, and a first cousin of Archbishop Eccle- 
ston, fifth Archbishop of Baltimore. Mrs. Gloninger pos- 
sessed a mind of rare vigor, which had received most careful 
culture. Her memory was strong and retentive, and remained 
unimpaired until the end of her life. She distinctly remem- 
bered the stirring scenes of the war of 1 8 1 2 as occurred in the 
vicinity of Baltimore. Her mind had a .strong poetical bent, 
and next to her church the poets gave her the greatest enjoy- 
ment. Four children were the issue of this union: — 

i. Henry Gi^oningkr, d. in Baltimore in childhood. 

15. ii. Alice E. Gloninger, m. Redmond J. Grace. 

16. iii. John Ringgold Gloninger, m. Mary Ledlie. 

17. iv. Mary Augu.sta Gloninger, m. Gilbert de Lafayette de 

Balan Fetterman. 

IX. Maria Elizabeth Gloninger' (Peter Gloninger\ 
Anna B. ( Swope ) Gloninger', John Swope'"', Yost Swope') was 
born in Lebanon, Pa., Aug. 2, 1812. She married, Oct. 18, 
1 831, John Hildt, of Lebanon, Pa. They at once went west 
and settled at Canal Dover, Ohio. In her church relations 
she was a zealous Methodist, but charitable to those outside 
of that fold. She possessed a kindly spirit of humor, and 
marked generosity pervaded her life, which endeared her to 
all with whom she came in contact. She died April 24, 1892, 
and rests in the Fourth St. Cemetery at Canal Dover, O. 
They had four children, as follows: — 

i. Mary C. HildT, b. Oct. 13. 1S32, d. June 6, 1895. She 
passed the greatest part of her girlhood in Canal Dover, 
but sometime previous to her marriage moved with her 
parents to New Philadelphia, O., where she was united 
in marriage to Upton Deardorf, Dec. 8, 1852. The 

56 The Suvpc Family. 

newly wedded couple set up their household gods on a 
fine farm on the outskirts of Canal Dover, and there 
resided for many years, afterwards locating perma- 
nently in Canal Dover. This union was blessed with 
nine children, fave of whom are living. Mrs. Deardorf 
was a kind, beuevolent friend to all in distress. In 
church relations she and her husband were earnest 
workers in the M. E. church. She was laid to rest in 
the cemetery at Canal Dover. ]\Iourned she must be, 
but the memory of her beautiful spirit and life is fresh 
in the hearts of all who knew her. 

ii. Cot. George Hexrv Hildt was born Oct. 11, 1835. He 
is a veteran of the late war, having enlisted in 1S61, in 
Co. F, Sixteenth Ohio Infantry. At the battle of Vicks- 
burg he was wounded, and resigned and returned home. 
Since the war he has been engaged as pension claim 
agent At onetime he held the position of clerk in the 
office of Secretary of State of Ohio. He is a member of 
the Loyal Legion of the U. S. , and vice-president of 
the Army of the Tennessee. In religion he is a Meth- 
odist. Col. Hildt married Nov. 25, 1875, Mrs. Angie 
Switzer. Two sons were born of this union. 

iii. Capt. Daniei. Glonixger Hildt, was b. Dec. 13, 1841. 
At the earl}- age of 19 } ears he enlisted in the late war, 
and for his valor and bravery was promoted to the 
captaincy of Co. E, Eightieth Ohio Infantry Vol. When 
the war was virtually over he resigned and returned to 
the peaceful pursuits of life, engaging in the manu- 
facture of salt and bromine. Capt. Hildt was a gener- 
ous, large hearted man, possessed of a strong will power 
and determination; no obstacle was sufficiently great to 
prevent him from reaching his object. He died Ma}' 
21, 1887. Cut down just at the zenith of his career, his 
death left a sadness and vacancy in the hearts of a host 
of friends. 

iv. Charlk.s F. Hii.dt, b. Oct. 23, 1844: d. Jan. 9, 1S46. 

X. Catharine Gloningkr^ (Peter Gloninger*, Anna B. 
(Swope) Gloninger^ John Swope", Yost Swope',) was b. 
June 14, 1819, in Lebanon, Pa. At an early age she removed, 
with her pannits, to Baltimore and from thence to Canal 
Dover, O. At the age of 16 years she united with the M. E. 
church of that place, and for half a century was a devoted 
member. To her belongs the credit of having organized the 
first Sunday-school at that place. She was foremost in all 

The Sccope Fa mi/ v. 57 

christian and benevolent work in the church and neighbor- 
hood. She died Sept. 3, 1889, and peacefully sleeps by the 
side of loved ones gone before, but her works do follow her. 
She was joined in marriage to vSamuel Kuhn, Aug. 18, 1842, 
and to them were born the following children: — 

i. Francis Kuhn, b. March 30, 1844. He grew to man- 
hood on his father's farm near Canal Dover, and in 
Feb., 1S71, was united in marriage to Lillie Hildt. 
After his marriage he engaged in the grain business, in 
which lie continued until 1S91, when he moved to 
Cleveland; since living there he has been connected 
with the Cleveland Baking Co. He is identified with 
the M E. church They have one son, William D. 

ii. Henry J. Kuhn, b. July 9, 1845. He was reared under 
the paternal roof, and with his brother attended the 
public schools. Afterwards for a period he attended 
Oberlin College. After leaving college, he located in 
Akron, O., where he remained a few years; subse- 
quently he went to New Philadelphia, O., where he 
embarked in the planing-mill business. He is a 
member of the Lutheran church. He married, in 
March, 1879, Clara Raiff, and to them have been born 
two daughters. 

iii. Charlks Saum Kx;hn, was born April 4, 1855, on his 
father's farm, where he continued to live until he 
reached his majority. He then left the home roof and 
went fourth to battle with the world, but the struggle 
was a brief one. Health failing, he returned home and 
for two years manfully fought the fell destroyer, disease. 
Just in the prime of life he was cut down. May 12, 1885. 
In temperament he was peculiarly Ijright and sunshiny, 
seeing naught but the bright side of life. In early 
manhood he became a member of the M. E. church. 

iv. Emma Maria Kuhn, was born Dec. 3, 1863, in the old 
homestead located on a part of the old Gloninger tract 
of land. As she expresses it, her "occupation is acting 
in the capacity of a girl bachelor and farmeress. In this 
line her time is fully occupied. ' ' She still resides in the 
old home, and cherishes the fond memories and asso- 
ciations which cling to it of those of her forefathers and 
loved ones gone before. 

XI. Henry Swope" (Mary (Gloninger) Swope', George 
Gloninger\ Anna B. (Swope) Gloninger', John Swope', Yost 
Swope') was born Mar. 9, 1820; d. July 31, 1880. He mar- 

58 riii' S^i'Opc /uiDii/y. 

ried Louisa Eckert. He \vas a contractor, and resided at 
Lebanon, Pa. They had children as follows: — 

i John H. Swope, b. Sept. 14, 1S44, a cigar manufacturer 
in Chicago. He ni. Haiiah M. Voder, b Feb. 15, 1848; 
d. Jul}- 7, 1S86 He married, secondly Ellen, Nicholds. 
He had one son, Oscar, by his first wife, and two chil- 
dren by his second wife— Darrell \V., b. ^Nlar. 17, 1S91, 
and Louisa, b. Oct. 12, 1895. 
ii. Emma C. Swope. 

iii. Uriah P. Swope, b Sept. 11, 1848; d. Oct. 25, 1S74: m. 
Caroline Becker. They had one daughter, Emma, who 
married Howard Hoffman, of Lebanon, Pa. 
iv. Charles D. Swope, b. Apl. 6, 1851; d. Dec. i, 1891. He 
was a contractor in Lebanon, Pa. He married Clara 
Eberhard. They had issTie — 

i. Kate, m. George H. Lengle. 
ii. .\xxA. 
iii. IVIii.Tox. 
iv. Harvev. 
V. HeeEX; died. 
vi. Lucy. 
vii. Mabel. 
V. Abra:si B. Swopp:, b. July 4, 1855; died Jan. 13, 1896. He 
married Kate A. Mover. They had one son, Walter 
'SI. He was a manufacturer of cigars in Lebanon, Pa. 
vi. William J. Swope, married Kate Gebhart. They reside 
in Lebanon, Pa., where he is engaged in the manufac- 
ture of cigars. They had issue — 
i. Harry; died, 
ii. Sadie. 
iii. Berth.\. 
vii. Edward F. Swope, m. Mary Habecker. They reside in 
Lebanon, Pa., where he is engaged in tailoring. They 
had children, as follows: — 
i. R.\ymoxd; died, 
ii. Florence L. 
iii. Earl H.; died, 
viii. Adam P. Swope is unmarried and resides in Lebanon. 

XII. Elizabeth Swope'', (Mary (Gloninger) Swope", 
George Gloninger*, Anna B. (Swope) Gloninger^ John 
Swope% Yost Swope') was born Feb. 20, 1822. When she 
was but five years of age her mother died, and she was taken 
by her great uncle, Hon. John Gloninger, and adopted and 
rai.sed in his family. When she was about 18 years of age, 

TJic S'a'opc Family. 59 

in 1839, she married Michael vSherk, who was accidentally 
killed in 1867. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Dr. JohN Hknry SHfc;RK was born Feb. 24, 1S41, in 
E. Hanover township, Lebanon, Pa. At the age of 
twelve years he was sent to the Academy in Lebanon. 
At fourteen he was sent to school at Lititz. While 
there he was attacked with typhoid fever, which so im- 
paired his health that he was compelled to abandon 
his intention of attendinj^ college. He subsequently 
read medicine and was graduated from the Universitj- 
of Pennsylvania, March, 1S60 The following month 
he opened an office in Annville, Pa., but only remained 
there until the following October, when he moved to 
Philadelphia and opened an oiSce on Sixteenth street. 
He was prescribing physician at the Catharine Street 
House of Industry in 1S63 and 1864. He gained an 
honorarium from the Philadelphia Dispensarj- in 1865, 
and again in 1868. He examined students on Obstet- 
rics and Di.seases of Women and Children, during the 
winter term of ]S66and 1867, in connection with Drs. 
Vanderslice and Collins of the LTniversity. During the 
winter of 1866 and 1867 he had charge of the clinic for 
Diseases of Women and Children in the Obstetrical De- 
partment of the Philadelphia Dispensary. He died of 
phthisis pulmonalis May 24, 1870. He was skillful, 
faithful and laborious as a practitioner. His affable 
manners, his warm sympathy for the suffering and the 
poor attached him in a remarkable manner to all his 
patients. His success might be considered above the 
average. He was twice married; first to Emma D. 
Humphries Dec. 20, 1859; she died Mar. 14, 1866. On 
Feb. 19, 1868, he married the sister of his former wife, 
Maggie R. Humphries. The issue of his first marriage 
were two children, as follows: — 

i. Bkssih H. Shkrk, residing in Philadelphia, 
ii. Dr. Henry H. Sherk, who married and has 
children. He is practising his profession in 
Passadena, Cal. 

ii. Katharine Gloninger Sherk was born Feb. 22, 1843. 
She married, April 20, 1875, Henry C. Orth, belonging 
to the old and prominent family of that name in Leb- 
anon Co , Pa. He has been for many years extensively 
engaged in the sale of musical merchandise in Harris- 
burg, Pa., where they reside. One daughter, Florence, 
was the issue of this union. 

6o TIic S'iCopc Family. 

iii. Jacob S. vShkrk, b. June 30, 1844, m. 1867, Emma Early. 

The}- had three children— Xed. Robert and Emma, 
iv. Emma Matilda vShkrk, b. Jan. S, 1S47, d. Dec, 1847. 
V. Mary E. Sherk, b. July. 1849, m. 1895, H. Uhler. 
vi. Galkx :M. Shp:rk, b. Jan. 25, 1856, d. Oct., 1861. 

XIII. Charles J. Helfenstein'' (Mary (Gloninger) 
Helfenstein\ John Gloninger\ Barbara (Swope) Gloniiiger\ 
John vSwope-', Yost Swope',) was born in Frederick, Md., 
1829. He married Helen Tayee, of St. lyOiiis, Mo., b. 1834, 
d. 1869. They have issue as follows: — 

i. Mary H. Helfenstein, b. 1857, in St Louis, d. in in- 
ii. Laura T. HelfensTEine, d. at the age of 3 years, 
iii. Annie G. Helfenstein, b. Oct. 30, 1862, in St. Louis. 
iv. Elizabeth Helfensteine, b. Sept. 5, 1864, in St. Louis. 
V. Charles R. Helfensteine, b. in St Louis, Mo., Dec. 
14, 1866. 

XIV. Dr. Cyrus Dorsey Gloninger, b. in Lebanon, 
Pa., March 13, 1824, d. Aug. 23, 1872. After preparing 
himself for college at the Lebanon Academy, he entered 
Marshall College, where he was graduated in 1S43. He 
studied medicine with his father and attended lectures in the 
University of Pennsylvania, from which he was graduated in 
1846. The two following years he spent in medical universi- 
ties and hospitals of Europe. He returned home and com- 
menced the practice of medicine. The benefit he derived 
from his course in the universities of Europe was soon shown 
in his skill in the treatment of diseases of the eye, his 
specialty. In 1866 and 1870 he was nominated by the 
Democratic party for Congress, but was defeated. He was 
one of the founders of the Lebanon Manufacttiring Co. He 
was president of the Lebanon National Bank, and an active 
and zealous member of St. John's Reformed church. He 
died lamented by a large circle of friends and beneficiaries of 
his kindness. 

He married Julia Beaumont, who sur\ives him, residing in 
Lebanon, Pa. They had issue: — 

i. Dr. Andrew Gloninger, practicing medicine at Leb- 
anon, Pa. 
ii. DoRSEV Gloninger, merchandising at Lebanon, Pa. 

The Szc'opc FiiDiily. 6i 

XV. Alice E. Gloninger", (JohnGloniuger', Peter Glon- 
inger*, Annr B. (Swope) Gloninger\ John Swope^ Yost 
Swope\) was born in Baltimore, Md., Aug. 9, 185 1. vSlie 
was educated in the Convent of the Visitation, Baltimore, 
and lived in that city until her marriage to Redmond J. 
Grace, which occurred Feb. 7, i860. After their marriage 
they moved to Pittsburg, Pa., where all their married life 
was spent. Capt. Grace was of English and Irish extraction, 
his family records running back to the English nobility. In 
early manhood when the river trade was at its zenith, he was 
part owner and commander of several splendid boats, The 
Brilliant, The Wisconsin and The Philadelphia. During the 
Mexican war he carried the troops to New Orleans and made 
the quickest trips on record. During the Buchanan adminis- 
tration he was inspector of hulls. He subsequently became 
identified with several business interests in Pittsburg, was an 
official of the City Insurance Company and of several banks. 
His unquestioned honor and integrity won for him hosts of 
friends and many positions of trust. He died July 22, 1885, 
in his 70th year. Mrs. Grace, since the death of her husband 
has resided in Chicago, 111., surrounded by her children. She 
and her famil}- are devoted members of the Roman Catholic 
church. The issue of this union were eight children. The 
daughters were educated at the Convent of the French Ursa- 
lines, Pittsburg, where they took the gold cross of honor. 
They are highl}- accomplished ladies. The sons were edu- 
cated at the Western Universit}- of Pittsburg, and at the 
College of the Fathers of the Holy Ghost. — 

i. Edward, m. Anna, daughter of Alexander McCall, a 

prominent business man of Chicago. 
ii. Wilfred is a journalist, 
iii. Alice. 

iv. Eugene is in the manufacturing business. 
V. Sidney, m. Wells B. Lord. They reside in Chicago, 
vi. Augusta. 
vii. Clifton. 
viii. Imogen. 

XVI. John Ringgold Gloninger'' (John Gloninger\ 
Peter Gloninger\ Anna B. (Swope) Gloninger^ John Swope^ 



62 The Szvope Family. 

Yost Swope',) was born in Baltimore, Md., Oct. i6, 1831. 
He married, June 21, 1859, Mary Sedlie, of Pittsburg, Pa. 
He was killed on the Pennsylvania R. R., Nov. i, 1887, and 
is buried in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburg. 
At the time of his death and for many years prior he was 
vice-president of the City Insurance Co. of Pittsburg. They 
had children as follows: — 

i. John Hexrv Gloxingkr, b. May 8, i860, in Baltimore, 

ii James Ledije Glonixger, b. April 30, 1862, in Balti- 
more. He is a member of the firm of Black & Glon- 
inger, Insurance and Real Estate agents, Pittsburg, Pa. 
Much of the phenomenal success of the firm is due to 
the energy, perseverance and unsurpassed executive 
ability of Mr. Gloninger. He is thoroughly master of 
the business in all its bearings, even to the smallest 
detail. His popularit)- is not confined excusively to 
business circles, as he is an esteemed member of society 
and an active member of several of Pittsburg's leading 
organizations. He was married Jan. 12, 18S8, by the 
Rt. Rev. Father Kennoy, to ]Mary Josephine Walsh, at 
St. Phillip's Roman Catholic church, Crafton, Alleghen}- 
Co., Pa. They have issue as follows: — 
i. Maria, b. Feb. 11, 1889. 
ii. John Ringgold, b. Nov. 26, 1890. 
iii. James Ledlie. b. March 21, 1894. 
iv. DoROTHV, b. June 19, 1S96. 

iii. CAROLINE Grace Gloninger, b. July 15, 1864, in New 
Castle, Lawrence Co., Pa. She married, Oct. 6, 1887, 
Alfred D. V. Watterson, who was born in Blairsville, 
Pa., Oct. 4, 1855. He was graduated from Mt. St. 
Mary's College, Emmittsburg, Md., in 1875. He sub- 
sequently read law and located in Pittsburg, Pa., and 
has now acquired one of the largest and best civil law 
practices in western Pennsylvania. He has traveled 
extensively in order to compare the legal usuages and 
practices of foreign countries with our own, and has 
been a keen observer of men, manners and things. His 
Alma Mater conferred on him the degree of L.L. D. in 
1895. He is a brother of the Rt. Rev. John A. Watter- 
son, Roman Catholic Bishop, Columbus, O. Mr. and 
Mrs. Watterson had children as follows: — 

i. Alfred, b. Feb. 4, 18S9, d. July 13, 1889. 
ii. F'lorence, b. Aug. 10, 1890. 



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iii. Herbert vS., b. March 31, 1S93. 
iv. Hilary, D. , b. July 23, 1894. 
V. Raymond Syi^vester, b. Jan. 15, 1896. 

XVII. Mary Augusta Gi.oninger'\ (John Gloninger% 
Peter Gloninger\ Anna B. ( vSwope) Gloninger', John Swope", 
Yost Swope') was born in Baltimore and married, June 8, 
1868, Gilbert de Lafayette de Belan Fetterman, born May, 
1824. When the Marquis de Lafayette was visiting in this 
country in 1S24, he stood as sponsor at the baptismal font for 
Mr. Fetterman, then an infant, and gave him his name. The 
ceremony took place in the Cathedral at Pittsburg with much 
pomp, the Rev. Father McGinn, officiating. Gen. de Lafayette 
was driven there in a carriage drawn by four white horses, 
and the way from the carriage to the child was strewn with 
flowers. Mr. Fetterman was of an old and distinguished 
family, he was a son of Wilfried Washington and Constantina 
de Belan Fetterman. His mother was a granddaughter of 
Baron de Belan, who until the death of Joseph the Second of 
Germany, was the ambassador of that court to our govern- 
ment. Mr Fetterman died May, 1883, after having enjoyed 
a large and lucrative practice at the Bar at Pittsburg. Mrs. 
Fetterman resides there in widowhood. They had issue: — 

i Gilbert dk Lafayette Fetterman, b. Oct. 20, 1870; 
d. March 22, 1886. 
ii. Francis de Fetterman, b. Sept. i. 1872; d. 

Aug , 1873. 
iii. Ernest Anthony Fetterman, b. June 19, 1877; d. Aug. 

3. 1877- 
iv. Mary Alice Grace Fetterman, b. June 8, 1S74; ni. 

Nov. 6, 1895, John Leo Walsh. 





I. Conrad Swope'"' (John", Yost\), the third son of John 
Swope, was born in the old homestead in Upper Leacock 
township, Lancaster county. Pa., on Ma}^ 31, 1736. Being 
one of the older children of his father's large family, he 
early left the paternal roof and "went west." Although 
the journey consumed several daj-s at that time of slow 
methods of travel, he did not go farther than the adjoining 
county of York and settled at Hanover. There he married 
about 1760 or [762, Clara Shrivkr, as tradition says; we 
have, however, no records to show her family name. He 
was a man of kindly disposition and warm affections, finding 
his chief enjoj'ment in home and the family circle. He was 
a confirmed member of the old Conewago (St. Matthew's) 
Lutheran Church, Hanover, and was an elder in the same for 
many 3-ears. He took great pleasure and was faithful in the 
discharge of all his church duties. He reared his children in 
his faith and most of his descendants have been identified 
with the Lutheran Church. He died Aug. 3, 1799, sincerely 
regretted, not only by his famih , but by the communit}' at 
large. Four hundred and fifty persons are descended from 
him, but only seven living males bear the Swope name. His 
will shows him to have been in comfortable circumstances. 
He left his wife well provided for and bequests to each of his 
children. His wife, Clara Shriver, was born July 8, 1737; 
died April 18, 1812. They had issue as follows: — 

2. i. John Swopk, b. Oct. 10, 1763; m. Catharine Karl. 

3. ii. Hknrv Swoi'K, b. Sept. 26, 1767; m. Elizabeth Herr. 




Tlic Szc'ope Family. 71 

iii. George Swope, b. Oct. 15, 1774; d. in middle life un- 
4. iv. Adam Swope, b. Auoj. 15, 177S; m. Lydia Spangler. 

II. John Swope\ (Conrad', John', Yost' ) was born Oct. 
10, 1763, in Hanover, Pa. Died July 10, 1844. He married 
Catharine Karl, daughter of G. A. Karl. She was born 
Feb., 1770; died Dec. 8, i860. In early life he was engaged 
in the pottery business; this he relinquished and engaged in 
farming. He was a man highly esteemed and respected in 
the community. A member of St. Matthew's L,utheran Church 
and one of her most liberal supporters. He is buried in the 
cemeter}- at Hanover. They had i.ssue as follows: — 

5. i. Rebecca Swope, b. Feb. 17, 1794; m. Charles Barnitz. 

6. ii. Catharine Swope, b. May 16, 1796; m. Henry Wirt. 

7. iii. Lydia vSwope, b. May 30, 179S; m. Henr}' Shriver. 

8. iv. George Swope, b. Jan. 17, 1801; m. Margaret Smyser. 

III. Henry S\voPE^ (Conrad^ Johir, Yost') was born in 
Hanover, Pa., Sept. 26, 1767. At the age of 25 he married 
Elizabeth Herr,* of York county, and located at Taney- 
town, Carroll county, Md., in 1793. There he engaged for 
many years in merchandising, keeping a general store such as 
was usually kept in country towns many years ago. A sur- 
viving son says of him that "he was a kind, indulgent and 
affectionate father." In the community he was highly 
esteemed. He died Feb. 13, 1842, a member of the IvUtheran 
Church and is buried, together with several of his children 
and his wife, in the graveyard adjoining that church in 
Taneytown. His wife, Elizabeth Herr, was born Sept. 26, 
1774; died June 13, 1843. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Jacob Swope, b. Aug. 14, 1793; d. Sept. 7, 1794. 
9, ii. EiJZA Swope, b. May 13, 1795; m. Samuel S. Forney. 

10. iii. Dr. John Swope, b. Aug. 16, 1797; m. Mary Josephine 

iv. Jesse Swope, b. Aug. 31, 1800; d. Sept. 21, 1805. 
V. Mary vSwope, b. May 10, 1803; d April 17, 1840; m. 
William Crapster and lived in Taneytown, Md., where 
her husbBnd was engaged in merchandising. They 
had two children, Mary and Milton. Mary married 
and hved in Illinois, and at her death left two children. 

*See note I. 

72 The Swopc Family. 

Capt. Milton Crapster has been in the Government 
service for many years as inspector of the Mississippi 
river and is located at St. Louis, Mo. He has been 
twice married and has two children by his first mar- 
vi. Caroline Swope, b. Oct. ir, 1804; d. 1805. 
vii Dr. Samuel Swope was born in Taneytown, Md., Nov. 
21, 1806. He stiidied medicine with his brother John, 
and after graduating from the Mar^-land University 
School of Medicine, 1830, he located in his native 
town, where he practiced medicine for about fifty years 
and accumulated quite a large fortune. His house at 
the edge of Taneytown, known as "Locust Grove," is 
a fine old mansion, where hospitality was dispensed in 
true Maryland style. It was the resort for four genera- 
tions of the family, who always found there a warm 
welcome. Many are the childish recollections of visits 
to Locust Grove and romps with the slaves, who were 
afterwards liberated, but remained devoted to the 
family. Dr. Swope was an active member of the 
Lutheran Church, not only at home, but in his Synod. 
Although he had no children, he and his estimable 
wife raised several nieces. He married, 1S47 Henrietta 
Boyle, a sister of the wife of his brother, Dr John. She 
was born 1807 and died 1884, a devoted member of the 
Roman Catholic Church. He survives at the advanced 
age of 89 years, well preserved in bod}- and mind, 
viii. Daniel Herr Swope was born in Tane3'town, Nov. 16, 
1808. In early manhood he was engaged in merchandis- 
ing in Taneytown, later in Gettysburg, Pa., and after- 
wards in Baltimore. After retiring from business in 
Baltimore he returned to his native place, where he 
lived in retirement until his death. He was the Re- 
publican candidate for a seat in the Senate of Mary- 
land, but being of the minority party was defeated. He 
married Margaret Bruce Scott, of an influential Carroll 
county, Md., family, descended from the distinguished 
Bruce family of Scotland. He was a member of the 
Lutheran Church. He had one child, Elizabeth, who 
died in early childhood. He died April 9, 1873, and is 
buried in the Lutheran graveyard at Taneytown, Md. 
II. IX. Clara A. Swope, b. Feb. 17, 1812; m. Henry Wantz. 

X. Henry Swope was l)orn in Taneytown March 4, 181 7. 
He married, May 20, 1847, Matilda Jones, daughter of 
Abraham Jones, a prominent resident of Libertytown, 
Md. She was born Dec. 30, 1834; d. June 13, 1893. In 


i.k;n-.>X and 

The Sic ope Fauiily. y^ 

early life Henry Swope was actively engaged in farming, 
which, after some years, he relinquished and lived in re- 
tirement on his fine place, near Liberty, known as 
" Cedar Lawn," from the noble cedars and evergreens 
on the premises. Here he and his most excellent wife 
dispensed a generous hospitality until her death. Their 
friends were always welcome and the poor were never 
" turned empty away " 

IV. Adam Swopf/ (Conrad^ Johir, Yost') was born in 
Hanover, Pa., Aug. 15, 1778; d. Aug. 22, 1855. He moved 
to Gettysburg and in 1806 was proprietor of a tannery there; 
this business he carried on a few years and then relinqtiished 
it and engaged in other business. About middle Hfe his 
health failed and he retired from active pursuits. He was a 
modest, unassuming man and universally respected. He was 
a consistent member of St. James' Lutheran Church. He 
married L,ydia Spangler, of York county. Pa., who was 
born Aug. 15, 1785; d, Dec. 20, 1841. She was a woman 
loved for her many virtues; she was gentle and amiable almost 
to a fault. Her marriage to Adam Swope Was the second time 
the Spangler and Swope families had intermarried. Her 
great aunt, a daughter of Casper Spangler, one of the pioneers 
of York county, married Col. Michael Swope, of York, of 
Revolutionary fame. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Clarissa Swope, b. May 29, 1804, at Gettysburg, Pa. 
and died there unmarried, March 28, 1865. 

ii. Conrad vSpangi.ek Swope, b. March 31, 1807, at Gettys- 
burg, and died there unmarried, Jan. 17, 1859. 

iii. George H. Swope, was b. in Gettysburg, March 4, 1813, 
and died there July 28, 1S89. He was an upright, re- 
spected citizen. His fellow citizens showed their con- 
fidence in him by electing him to several municipal 
offices in that historic town, which he filled with honor 
and faithfulness. He was an active member of St. 
James' Lutheran church the greater part of his life. 
He died unmarried. 

12. iv. John A. vSwope, b. Oct. 2, 1815, m. Nancy McCurdy. 

v. Samuel Swope, b. May 26, 1818, at Gettysburg, and died 
there immarried, March 22, 1848. 

13. vi. JuijA Ann Swope, b. Nov. 4, 1820; m. Rev. Emanuel 


14. vii. Rev. David Swope, b. Dec. 25, 1824; m. Clara J. Gilbert. 

76 The Swope Fa mi/ v. 

V. Rebecca Swope' (John', Conrad'', John", Yost'), was 
born in Hanover, Pa., February 17, 1794. She married 
Charles Barnitz, and Hved in Hanover until her death, 
which occurred May 22, 1867. They had issue as follows: — 

15. i. Eliza Susanna Barniiz, b. Aug. 18, 1809; m. Dr. Gus- 

tavus W. Wampler. 

16. ii. George Carl B.\rnitz, b. June 13, 1812; m. first, Bar- 

bara Alumina; m. secondly, Elizabeth Bittinger. 
iii. D.\xiEL SwoPE B.\RNiTz, b. March 13, 1815. He resides 

in Hanover, 
iv. John Swope Barnitz, b. March 13, 1817: d. March 6, 

1861, in Hanover; tinmarried. 

17. V. Rebecca Barnitz, b. Nov. 13, 1819; m. William Oglesby. 
vi. Edwin Barnitz, b June 19, 1822; d. Nov. 15, 1823, twin. 

18. vii. Anna C.\Th.\rine Barnitz, b. June 19, 1822; m. James 

Naille; twin. 

19. viii. Ch.\rles Swope Barnitz, b. INIarch 23, 1830; m. Anna 

L. Brashear. 

\l. C.VTHARixE SwoPE^ Qohn\ Conrad', John", Yost^), 
Avas born in Hanover, May 16, 1796. She is described by 
her granddaughter, Mrs. Blanche Smeltzer, as follows: 
" Catharine Swope was married to Hexry Wirt, March 9, 
18 15. She was gowned in white satin, low neck, short 
sleeves, with long, white gloves. All her married life was 
spent in Hanover, where for fifty years she lived in ease and 
comfort. Early in life she and her housekeeper spun upon a 
.spinning wheel the thread for their garments and yarn for 
their stockings, as well as flax for household linen, man}- a 
piece of which is treasured in her family, spun before the 
fireplace whilst the burning logs crackled and roared during 
the winter evenings. 

Her children were all given the best education the times 
afforded, and all were taught mu.sic upon a square mahoganj' 
piano, a rare instrument in those days. After the death of 
her husband she and her granddaughter, Blanche, lived 
together when death called her home, April 19, 1876. She 
w'as beloved b}- all who knew her, charitable and liberal, a 
lovely face, fair and gentle." Her husband, Henry Wirt, 
was born Oct. 19, 1789; d. April 14, 1S59. He was a .son of 
Christian Wirt of Hanover, Pa. He succeeded his father in 

The Sii'opc Family. 77 

the latter' s mercantile business, and after retiring from active 
pursuits took great interest in all the movements which were 
made for the good of the town of Hanover. He was first 
lieutenant of the company commanded by Capt. Metzger, 
which marched to the defense of Baltimore in 18 14. He 
helped to organize the first Sunday-school in the town, and 
also to introduce the common-school system there. He was 
also interested in the building of the Hanover Branch R. R. 
They had issue as follows : — 

20. i. L,ouiSA Ann Wirt, b. Feb. 14, 1816; m. Dr. William 


21. ii. Catharine Wirt, b. Nov. 11, 1S17; m. Andrew Shriver. 
iii. WiiviviAM Edwin Wirt, b. Dec. 14, 1819; d. Nov. 9, 

1841; unmarried. 

22. iv. Rebecca Wirt, b. Oct. 9, 1822; m. Joseph E. Cremer. 

23. V. Anna Maria Wirt, b. Aug. 23, 1823; m. George W. 


24. vi. EiXEN Wirt, b. March 20, 1825; ra. Dr. J. W. C. O'Neal, 
vii. Henry Wirt was born in Hanover, Feb. 23, 1827. His 

education was begun in the schools of his native town, 
but the rudimentary course which they afforded could 
not satisfy his keen and aspiring mind. By judicious 
and careful reading he acquired more than ordinary 
mental discipline and culture. At the age of twenty he 
took charge of his father's store in his own name, and 
continued in business uutil 1850. He was married, 
October 26, 1854, to Louisa, daughter of Mathias N. 
and Amanda (Na-je) Forney. Although no childien 
were born to them, their home, by its quiet, social 
cheer and christian refinement, was the centre of a 
large circle of relatives and friends. Mr. Wirt was 
actively identified with the public interests of Hanover, 
and served in various capacities and positions of trust. 
Shortly before his death he showed his devotion to his 
native town by donating to it an entire square as a 
common playground. " Henry Wirt Park" very fit- 
tingly perpetuates his name. From early manhood he 
was an active member of Emanuel's Reformed Church, 
representing his Classis and Synod in many important 
positions. He was prominently identified with the edu- 
cational and benevolent operations of his denomination, 
and contrilnited liberally to their support. He gave 
$5,000 toward the endowment of a Professor.ship in the 
Theological Seminary at Lancaster. By bequest he 

7 8 The S'u'ope Family. 

also contributed several thousand dollars to various 
benevolent purposes. But while Henry Wirt exerted 
wide influence through his public and official relations, 
and his generous benefactions, his name is best known 
and will long be cherished, because of what he was in 
his personal character. No sketch, however fully ex- 
tended, can exhibit the value of his sterling manlv 
qualities, or measure the influence of his faithful 
christian life. He died Dec. 9, 1890. 

25. viii. Sarah Wirt, b. Jan. 8, 1829; m. Dr. L. E. Eichleberger. 

ix. Emawxe Margueretta Wirt, b. vSept. 5, 1833; d. Oct. 
25, 1S34. 

A'll. Lydia Swope' (John', Conrad', John', Yost^) was 
born May 30, 1798, at Hanover, Pa. In July, 1819, .she 
married Hexry Shriver.* He was engaged during the 
greater part of his hfe in mercantile business in I^ittlestown, 
Pa. On retiring from business (1853) ^^^ moved to Hanover, 
where he continited to reside until his death (1879), aged 92 
years. His wife, Lydia, died a few years after their removal 
to Hanover, Sept. 9, 1S59. Henry and Lydia Shriver were 
consistent members of the Reformed Church, and highly re- 
spected and useful citizens. Henry Shriver was a son of 
Andrew Shriver, Jr., of the Conewago branch of the Shriver 
family. They had i.ssue as follows: — 

26. i. Louisa C. Shriver, b. Nov. 6, 1820; m. Jacob Grove. 

ii. George a. Shriver, b Feb. 18, 1823; d. April 24, 1856, 
in Philadelphia. 

27. iii. Eleen M. Shriver, b. April 16, 1825: m. Alfred George. 

28. iv. Mary Shriver, b. Oct. 29, 1S27; m. Rev. T. H. Switzer. 

29. V. AxxA E. Shriver, b. Dec. 10, 1829; m. Edgar Slagel. 
vi. John A. Shriver, b. Oct. 10, i83i;d. May9, 1865; unmar- 

vii. Hkxrv D. Shriver, 1). July 10, 1S36. He married, Feb., 
1885, Mary C, daughter of Ferree Hoover, of Lancaster 
Co., Pa. She was born Ma}- 7, 1851; d. March 25, 
1 89 1. He still resides in Hanover, 
viii. Caevin S. Shriver was born July 10, 1836. He mar- 
ried, Jan., 1S70, :\L .\ngelia Nicodemus, of Baltimore, 
Mfl. He was engaged in the wholesale boot and shoe 
trade in Baltimore for a number of years, retiring in 
1877. He is at present vice-president of the Maryland 

* See Note ii. 


rf^^ ^fvy^ YORK 

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The Swope Family. 8i 

Savings Bank of Baltimore. They have one son — Harry 
C, b. Feb., 1871. 

30. ix. Emma J. Shriver, b. June, 1839. vShe married first C. 

Emory Wirt; secondly Caleb Guyer. 

VIII. George Swope' (John', Conrad', John', Yost') was 
born Jan. 17, i8or ; d. April 8, 1879. He married Margaret, 
daughter of Judge Smyser, of Adams county, and located in 
Gettysburg, where he engaged in merchandising for a num- 
ber of years. He was a director and for thirty years presi- 
dent of the Gettysburg National Bank. He was a member 
of St. James' Lutheran Church, and the handsome tower that 
surmounts that edifice is a memorial to him, erected by his 
son, at a cost of five thousand dollars. For many years he 
was a director of the Hanover and Gettysburg R. R. They 
had issue as follows: — 

i. Gkorgk Edwin Swope, b. Oct. 29, 1826; d. Dec. 9, 1826. 

31. ii. Dr. John Augustus Swope, b Dec. 25, 1827; m. first, 

Emma C. Wirt, and secondly, Mary Blanche Mitchell. 

IX. Eliza Swope' (Henry*, Conrad'', John', Yost') was 
born in Taneytown, Md., May 13, 1795, and died in Gettys- 
burg, Pa., Sept. 4, 1863. On March 12, 1812, .she married 
Samuel S. Forney,* who was born March 6, 1790; d. Aug. 
2, 1879. He was a .son of Adam and Rachel (Shriver) Forney, 
of Hanover, Pa. The Forneys descended from Johann Adam 
Forney, who came to America 1721. After the marriage of 
Eliza Swope and Samuel 'Forney they settled in Getty.sburg, 
Pa., where the balance of their lives was spent. He was 
engaged in the drug business until 1868. She was a woman 
of strong character, of fine bearing and reserved manner, so 
much so that she was often called proud. She and her family 
were members of the Reformed Church. Thej' had issue as 
follows : — 

32. i. Eliz.\beth Forney, b. Dec. 12, 1812; m. first. Dr. Jesse 

Gilbert; m. secondl3% Edward B. Buehler. 

33. ii. Henry Swope Forney, b. Feb i, 1815; m. Maria C. 


34. iii. M.\RY Jane Forney, b. Feb. 12, 1817; m. John C. Bridges. 

35. iv. Louisa A. Forney, b. Oct. 24, 1819; m. Horace Rathvon. 

V. Josephine Forney was born in Gettysburg, Nov. 7, 1825. 

* See note iii. and iv. 

82 The Swope Family. 

On March 30, 1852, she married the Rev. Win. D. 
Roedel, of Lebanon, Pa., a clergyman of the Lutheran 
Church. Her early married life was spent at Ardniore, 
near Philadelphia, where her husband was pastor of St. 
Paul's Lutheran Church. He su'bsequently accepted 
the presidency of Wytheville Female College, Va. This 
position he filled with great acceptance until his death, 
1866, which was due to an accident while hunting. 
Mrs. Roedel, after the death of her husband, returned to 
her father's home, in Gettysburg, faithfully ministering 
to his wants during his declining years, until his death. 
She is a highly intelligent woman of advanced ideas. 
Few persons possess in a more eminent degree than she 
those qualities which impart a charm and attraction to 
all with whom they come in contact. She still maintains 
the old home on Baltimore street, Gettysburg. 

36. vi. David S. Forney, b. Jan. 9, 1S2S; m. Nancy J. Warden. 

37. vii. John Swope Forney b. Feb 17, 1830; m. Mary Shriver. 
viii. S.\muel Swope Forney, b. July 7, 1S32; d. April 13, 1837. 

ix. Sarah .A.meua Forney, b July 25, 1836; d. May 8, 1837. 

X. Dr. John Swope' (Henry\ Conrad'', John', Yost') was 
born in Taneytown, Md., Aug. 16, 1797, and died Sept. 3. 
1 87 1. He read medicine with Dr. S. P. Smith, of Cttmber- 
land, Md., and graduated from the Medical University of 
Baltimore, 18 17. He located in his uativ^e town and success- 
fully practiced his profession for fifty-one years, until his 
death. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention 
of the State of Maryland, which framed the present Constitu- 
tion of that State. He married, April 12, 1825, Mary 
Josephine Boyle, of an old Scotch family, who fought with 
Robert Bruce. In all the relations of life he had few equals 
and no superiors. Those who knew him best loved him most. 
His wife was born 1800, and died July 30, 1846. She being 
a devoted member of the Roman Catholic Church all their 
descendants are of that faith. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Helen Josephine Swope was born in Taneytown, Md., 
April II, 1826. When twenty years of age she was sent 
to complete her education at Mt. St. Mary's Catholic 
College, at Emmitsburg, Md. After finishing her studies 
at the college she entered St. Joseph's Convent and be- 
came a Sister of Charity. Her whole life has been de- 
voted to good works and the service of her church, 
some of her time having been spent in the yellow fever 




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The Szvope Family. 89 

districts of the South. She is now an inmate of St. 
Joseph's, and although separated from the world and 
her relatives speaks very affectionately of them. 
38. ii. Adalaide E. Swope, b. May 10, 1S32; m. Dr. William 

A. Mathias. 

XI. Clara A. Swope' (Henry\ Conrad', John', Yost') 
was born in Taneytown, Md., Feb. 17, 18 12; died July i, 
i860. She married, June 10, 1847, Henry Wantz, who was 
engaged in business in Baltimore, Md. , for a number of years. 
After retiring from business they moved to Gettysburg, Pa. , 
where they resided until death; and are buried in Evergreen 
cemetery at that place. They had issue as follows: 

i. EwzABETH Swoi'E Wantz, b. March 6, 1848. She mar- 
ried William Cockey, of Baltimore, and died Oct. 8, 
1S67, leaving one child who died in infancy, 
ii. Mary J. WanTz, b. June 7, 1853. She married, Jan. 19, 
1875, Edward RhinedoUar, a merchant of Taneytown, 
Md., where they reside. They have five children^ 
Elizabeth vSwope, graduated with honor from Irving 
College, Mechanicsburg, Pa., 1896; Mary Henrietta, 
Clarissa Amelia, Josephine, and Edward. 

XII. John Adam Swope'' (Adam*, Conrad', John"', Yost') 
was born in Gettysburg, Pa., Oct. 2, 18 15, and lived there 
during his life time. He was a man of advanced ideas. 
He was one of the most bitter opponents of slavery and one 
of the original Abolitionists in that part of the country. He 
had a naturally strong and bright mind, and was a great 
general reader. He married Nancy McCurdy, of Gettys- 
burg. He died Oct. 25, 1880, and is buried in Evergreen 
cemetery, Gettysburg. They had issue as follows:— 

i. LvDiA Jane Swope, was born in Gettysburg, May 15, 
1845. She married, June 3, 1S66, the Rev. T. C. Pritch- 
ard, a clergyman of the Lutheran Church, born Sept. 
24, 1840. For many years he was in charge of the parish 
of Barren Hill, a suburb of Philadelphia, and is now 
located at Phillipsburg, N. J. Mrs. Pritchard has been 
an exceptionally efficient co-worker with her husband 
in the church and a devoted wife. They have one son, 
William, who was born August i, 1869. Another son, 
Charles F., died in infancy, July 18, 1868. 
ii. James Adam Swope, b. March 14, 1848: m., June 23, 18S9, 
Anna Townsend, b. Aug. 23, i860. He completed his 

90 The S'ccope Family. 

education in Penna. College, Gettysburg, after which 
he located in Glenwood, Iowa, where he is extensively 
engaged in the furniture business. They have no 

39. iii Hon. vSamukl McCurdv Swope, b. Oct. 4, i85o;m., 1876, 

Anna K. Stair, 
iv. JoHX F. Swope was born in Gettysburg June i, 1S55, 
and educated there. On arriving at manhood he left his 
native place and went west, locating at Glenwood, Iowa, 
where he engaged in the furniture business in partner- 
ship with his brother, James. In 18SS he moved to Red 
Oak, Iowa. "With his genius for making friends and 
his close attention his business grew wonderfully, and at 
the time of his death he had one of the largest furniture 
"tores in southwestern Iowa. He was an enterprising and 
public spirited business man, and highly esteemed citizen. 
His genial ways won him friends quickl}-, and his sterling 
qualities of head and heart held friends to him closely and 
commanded the respect of all. He was a member of the 
Con^,regational Church, active in good works and liberal 
in her support." He married at Blanchard, Iowa, Jul}' 
27, it>8o, Mary Ford. He died 1895. 

XIII. Julia Ann Swope', TAdam*, Conrad', Johir, Yost') 
was born in Gettysburg, Pa., Nov. 14, 1820. She married 
the Rev. Emanuel Hoffheins who was born Sept. 18, 
1 815, and died March 28, 1863. He was a clergyman of the 
Reformed Church. She was a woman eminent for her man}- 
christian virtues, and she had wide scope for their practice as 
the wife of a clergyman. Her married life was spent in Lan- 
caster and Adams counties, where her husband was pastor of 
different Reformed Churches. After his death she resided in 
Gettysburg with her brother George. She died Aug. 7, 
1892, and is buried at Abbotstown, where her husband died 
while pastor of that parish. They had issue as follows: — 

40. i. Rev. John Adam Hoffheins, b. Sept. 7, 1840; m. 

Hettie Adams, 
ii. Thomas Emanuel Hoffheins, b. Nov. 14, 1842; d. Jan. 

29, 1844. 
iii. LvDiA Elizabeth Hoffheins, b. Dec. 22, 1S44; d. Aug. 

17, 1862. 
iv. Clara Julia Hoffheins, b. Aug. 5, 1849; d. May 9, 




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41. V. Emma Louisa Hoffheins, b. July 3, 1S50; m. Rev. J. 

A. Koser. 
vi. SamueIv Hoffheins, b. Aug. 27, 1855; d. Aug. 28, 1855. 
vii. L11.1.Y Dale Hoffheins, b. March 12, 1858; d. Aug. 15, 

viii. Charles Nevin Hoffheins, b. March 29, i860; d. April 
10, i860. 

XIV. Rev. David vSwope' (Adam', Conrad', John', 
Yost^) was born in Gettysburg, Pa., Dec. 25, 1824, and died 
Nov. 21, 1 88 1. He was graduated from Pennsylvania 
College in 185 1, and after completing his theological studies 
in the Gettysburg Seminary, was ordained to the ministry of 
the Lutheran Church in 1855. He .spent the first five years 
of his ministry as pastor of the Lutheran Churches at Johns- 
town, Pa. and Whitemarsh near Philadelphia. In i860 he 
moved to New York State, where the greater part of his 
ministry was spent as pastor of .several of the best churches 
of his Synod. Owing to the severity of the climate of New 
York State he moved to Pennsylvania a few years before his 
death, and died while pa.stor of the church at Dickinson, Pa. 
He was a zealous, laborious pastor, taking a deep interest in 
all his parishioners. He was a faithful steward ' ' of the mani- 
fold grace of God." As a preacher, earnest, plain, eminentl}' 
practical and biblical. He evinced sincere reverence for the 
church of his fathers and her doctrines and carefully and con- 
scientiously practised her usages. In private and domestic 
life he was tender in feeling, genial warm-hearted and con- 
fiding. It was a sincere pleasure for him to be helpful to the 
needy and distre.ssed, and to extend Christian sympathy to 
the unfortunate. He married, Nov. 5, 1856, Clar.\ J., 
daughter of Dr. Je.sse Gilbert and Elizabeth (Forney) 
Gilbert, who was born Nov. 29, 1835. She survives him re- 
siding in Nevvville, Pa. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Luthp:r Gilbert Swope, b. Nov. 20, 1857; d. March 25, 
1S58. He was buried in the Lutheran graveyard at 
Johnstown, Pa., which was destroyed by the flood of 
1889. His tombstone was recovered after having been 
buried eight years in the debris, 
ii. Gilbert E. Swope was born Jan. 24, i860. During his 
father's pastorate at Dansville, N. Y. After com- 

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pleting his education, he studied pharmacy and entered 
the drug business at Newville, Pa., still continutng in 
the same. He was one of the founders and for six years 
treasurer of the Newville Knitting Mills, the principal 
manufacturing industry of that town. He married 
Sept. 24, iSgo, Belle McKinney Haj^s*, of Newville, 
born Oct. 12, 1867. 

iii. Jessie Ei,iz.a.beth Swope, b. April 19, 1S63, at Dansville, 
N. Y.; d. Nov. 14, 1878. 

iv. Josephine Roedel Swope, b. Aug, 7, 1S66, at Middle- 
burg, N. Y., and died there May 13, 1867. 

X\\ Eliza Susanna Barnitz" (Rebecca (Swope) Barnitz^ 
John Swope*, Conrad S\vope'\ John Swope", Yost Swope^) 
was born Aug. 18, 1809, at Hanover, Pa. She married Dr. 
Gtistavus Wirt Wampler, and Hved in Middletown Ohio, 
where she died Feb. 11, 1866. The}' had isstie as follows: — 

i. Henry G. Wampler, b. 1838; d. Sept. 14, 1845. 
ii. Louis Wampler, d. 1S37 an infant. 

iii. Anna Rebecca Wampler, b. Sept. 20, 1840. She 
married John McClellan and had two children, Ebert 
W., b. Nov. 1864, and Clara E., b. April 12, 1867. 
iv. Sarah Ei.iza Wampeer, b. Oct. 4, 1842; d. May 12. 1892. 
She married David Presley Reed and had two children, 
Helen, b Nov. 29, 1S71, and Ruth, b. Feb. 23, 1874. 
V. Clari.ssa G. Wampeer, b. Jan.5, iS44;d. Nov. 5, 1S4S. 
vi. Infant daughter, d. Nov. 28, 1846. 
vii. GusTAVUS Wampler, b. 1848; d. Jan. 3, 1849. 
viii. Henrietta H. W.ami>li:r, b. Jan. 10, 1851; m. Edmund 
S. McCallay. 
ix. Emma J. Wampler, b. Dec, 1852; d. Sept. 5, 1S53. 
42. X. Augustus Wampler, b, June 26, 1855; m. Charles E. 


XVI. George Carl Barnitz" (Rebecca (Swope) Barnitz^ 
John Swope', Conrad Swope\ John vSwope", Yost Swope') 
was born in Hanover, Pa., Jnne 13, 18 12. At twenty-one 
years of age he went to Middletown, Ohio, and opened a dry 
goods store, which he successfully operated for a number of 
years. In 1847 he, with his brother-in-law, William Oglesby, 
established the Oglesby-Barnitz Bank in Middletown, in which 
he continued as president until his death. " He enjoyed the 
confidence of a large circle of acquaintances in the world of 


* See note vi. 





l^he S'cvopc Family. loi 

business. He was honest and fair in his dealings with his 
fellow- men, and thus established a good name." He was 
one of the heaviest taxpayers in Butler county, O., being the 
possessor of vast real estate interests. In all matters of busi- 
ness he was an authority. He was a life-long member of the 
Presbyterian Church. He died suddenly Oct. 17, 1895, from 
a stroke of paralysis while sitting in the parlor of his home. 
He married first, Aug. 22, 1841, Barbara Mumma and had 
issue as follows: — 

i. Charles SwoPE BarniTz, b. March i, 1843; d. Dec. 31, 

ii. George Henry Barnitz; b. Nov. 2, 184S; d. Dec. 23, 

George Carl Barnitz, married secondly, Oct. i, 1856, E1.IZA- 

BETH BiTTiNGER. Tliey had issued as follows: — 

i. Louisa Naomi B.^rnitz, b. June 26, 1S57; d. Oct. 31, 
ii. John Svvope Barnitz, b. Nov. 18, 1859; d. Nov. 16, 1863. 
iii. Daniei. Henry Barnitz, b. P'eb. 26, 1865; d. Sept, 29, 

iv. WiUviAM OgeESby Barnitz, b. Oct. 5, 1S67. 
v. Eeea Catharine Barnitz, b. June 10, 1870. 

XVII. Rebecca Barnitz'"' ( Rebecca (Swope) Barnitz^ 
John Swope', Conrad Swope'\ John Swope", Yost Swope'), 
was born in Hanover, Pa., Nov. 13, 18 19, and died Jan. 21, 
1850. She married, Dec. 26, 1843, William Oglesby, who 
was engaged in banking in Middletown, Ohio, with his 
brother-in-law, George Carl Barnitz. They had issue: — 

43. i. Mary Josephine Ogeesbv, b. Nov. 17, 1845; ni. Frank 


ii. WiELiAM B. Ogeesby, b. May 6, 1S47; d. Feb. 16, 1849. 

iii. Charles B. Ogeesby, b. Jan. 13, 1850; m., Oct. 2, 1871, 

Kate Dickey, and had one son, William Dickey, b. 

Oct. 15, 1878. 

XVIII. Anna Catharine Barnitz'^ (Rebecca. (Swope) 
Barnitz", John Swope', Conrad Swope', John Swope', Yost 
Swope'), was born June 19, 1822; died April 14, r888. She 
married. May, 1850, James Naille, a talented lawyer of 
Hanover, and an accomplished linguist, whose father was a 

I02 The Swopc Family. 

clergyman of the German Reformed Church. They had 
issue as follows: — 

i. Catharine Augusta Naille. 

44. ii. Anna Rebecca Naille, tn. the Rev. \V. E. Parson, D. D. 

XIX. Ch.\rles Swope Barnitz'' (Rebecca (Swope) 
Barnit/;', John Swope*, Conrad Swope', John Swope", Yost 
Swope'), was born in Hanover, Pa., March 23, 1830. He 
married, Jan. 2, 185s, AxxA L,. Brashear. He is a resident 
and prominent business man of Middletown, Ohio. They 
have i.ssue as follows: — 

45. i. Bertha Bell Barxitz, b. Dec, 1S55; m. Robert M. 


46. ii. Mary Rebecca Barnitz, b. Sept. 4, 1S57; m. J. Percy 

iii. Charles Gustavus Barnitz, b. Sept. 4, 1859; m., June 

5, 1884, Mable Thomas. They have one daughter, 

Maria, b. Sept. 25, 1SS8. 
iv. Clara Kate Barnitz, b. Nov. 6, 1S61; m., Sept. i, 1SS6, 

Ernest W. Gunckle. They have one daughter, Gene- 

vive, b. Nov. 26. 1888. 
v. LouLiE Ann.\ Barnitz, b. Jan. 11, 1864; d. Aug. 7, 1S65. 
vi. Gardner Everett Barnitz, b. Feb. 6, 1866. 
vii. Edwin Albert Barnitz, b. Feb. 15, 1868; d. Jan. 19, 


XX. Louisa Ann Wirt' (Catharine (Swope) Wirt', John 
Swope\ Conrad Swope', John Swope", Yost Swope^), was 
born in Hanover, Pa., Feb. 14, 1816. She married, July 27, 
1837, Dr. William Johnston, born Jan. 26, 1808; died 
Dec. 19, 1877. He was a practicing physician of York, Pa. 
They had issue as follows: — 

i. C.\tharine: M. John.ston, b. April 27, 183S; d. Nov 28, 

ii. Ovid M. Johnston, b. Sept. 28, 1840; d. March 19, 1870, 

at San Bernardino, Cal. 
iii. William Johnston, b. Sept. 28, 1842. He married 

Ellen Sikes. They had two daughters, Kate Virginia 

and Mary, who died, 
iv. ]\L\rTha Johnston, b. July 3, 1844. Resides in York, 

Pa., unmarried. 

XXI. Catharine Wirt" ( Catharine (Swope; Wirt\ John 
Swope*, Conrad Swope"', John Swope", Yost Swope') was born 

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Nov. II, 1817, and died Aug. 24, 1873. She married, Feb. 
16, 1837, Andrew K. Shriver, of Union Mills. Md., who 
was born March 25, 1802, and died March 2, 1884. vShe was 
noted for the amiability of her disposition and warm attach- 
ments. In S3'mpathy with the domestic habits of her husband, 
she devoted her life to the welfare and comfort of her house- 
hold. The reputation of the old Shriver homestead for hos- 
pitality was well maintained while subject to her supervision. 
Her husband, Andrew Keyser Shriver, was born at Union 
Mills, Md. In early life he acquired the knowledge of ihe 
tanning business. At his father's death he inherited the 
homestead and tanner^^ The latter he greatly improved 
and conducted very successfully for a number of years. The 
products of the tannery have been of the highest standard, 
the firm having been awarded a prize medal at the Centen- 
nial Exhibition in 1876. " Andrew K. Shriver was a man 
of intelligence and generous impulse. The goodness of his 
heart was proverbial, and drew from the entire community 
the love and respect which his uniform kindness was calcu- 
lated to inspire." They had issue as follows: — 

47. i. Henry Wirt Shriver, b. Dec. 9, 1837; m. Mary Wine- 

ii. Fred Austin Shriver, b. Dec. 30, 1839. 

48. iii. Eliza B. Shriver, b. May 8, 1842; m. David E. Wine- 

iv. Anna Catharine Shriver, b. Dec. 27, 1S47. 
V. Louis Edwin Shriver, b. Nov. 16, 1851. 
vi. Helen Josephine Shriver, b. July 28, 1857; died in 

XXII. Rebecca Wirt" (Catharine (Swope) Wirt\ John 
Swope*, Conrad Swope', John Swope', Yost Swope') was born 
in Hanover, Pa., October 9, 1822; died July 26, 1866. She 
married, Aug. 12, 1842, Joseph E. Cremer, who was born 
Jan. 19, 1813; died July 9, 1874. They had issue as fol- 
lows: — 

i. Henry W. Cremer, b. Jan. 8, 1S44. He spent most of 
his life in his native town (Hanover). He was educated 
at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster. After 
completing his education he entered the dry goods 
business with his father in Hanover, and continued in 

I04 The Szi'ope Family. 

business until 1S76, when he retired. Notwithstanding 
his wealth, he was unassuming in demeanor, genial in 
manner, warm-hearted and approachable to the poorest, 
possessing many friends. He died unmarried, Nov. 7, 
ii. Charles E. Cremek was born in Hanover, Sept. 10, 
1847. He attended school in Philadelphia and from 
there went to Chester, Pa., where he spent three years 
in developing a taste for machinery and becoming a 
a machinist. He afterwards spent several years in 
foreign travel and in this country. Returning to Han- 
over he resided with his brother, caring for him until his 
death. He was a man of fine personal appearance, 
cultured and very fond of music and art. He died un- 
married, Dec. 8, 1883. 

XXIII. AxxA Maria Wirt' (Catharine (Swope) Wirf, 
John Swope\ Conrad Swope", John Swope', Swope'), 
was born Aug. 23, 1S23, in Hanover, Pa. She married, Mar. 
23, 1848, George W. Eichleberger, of Jefferson county. 
W. Va., who was born 1820; died Oct. 22, 1882. After their 
marriage they returned to \^irginia and resided at his home. 
She was greatly beloved by the negroes on the plantation, 
and b}' all who knew her. She lived but a few years, dying 
of consumption at her old home in Hanover, Aug. 22, 1854. 
Her hu.sband, Geo. W. Eichleberger descended from Philip 
Frederick Eichleberger, who was born 1693, near Sentzheim, 
Germany. He came to America with his family in T728, and 
settled in Lancaster county, Pa., where he bought two tracts 
of land, one in Manheim township and another near Hanover, 
now York county. Here h^ died and left numerous descend- 
ants, several of whom occupied positions of trust and honor 
during and after the Revolutionary War. They had issue as 
follows: — 

49. i. Blanche Eichleberger, b. Dec. 15, 1850; m. Prof. S. 

S. Smelt zer. 

XXI\'. Eelex Wirt" ('Catharine (Swope) Wirt', John 
Swope*, Conrad Swope\ John Swope'", Yost Swope'), was 
born Mar. 20, 1825, in Hanover, Pa. She married Sept. 8, 
1846, Dr. J. W. C. O'Neal, of Fairfax county, Va. The 
first fifteen years of her married life were spent in Baltimore, 
Md. , where her hu.sband practiced his profession. They after- 

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wards moved to Gettysburg, where she died, July 10, 1884, 
and is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Hanover. Dr. O'Neal 
is living in Gettysburg, having retired from a large and 
lucrative practice. He is an active member of the "Board 
of Public Cliarities of Penna.," serving as a member of the 
" Lunacy Committee." They had issue: — 

i. Catharine Eva O'.Veai. 

50. ii. Dr. Wai^Ter II O'Neal, m. Martha Hay. 
iii. John W. O'Neai^, died in infancy. 

51. iv. Mary Eeeen O'Neae, m. John J. Crapster. 

V. Annie WikT O'Neal. 
vi. Elmira Virginia O'Neal. 

XXV. Sarah Wirt'' (Catharine (Swope) Wirt', John 
Swope^ Conrad Swope^ John Swope", Yost Swope' ) was 
born in Hanover, Pa., January 8, 1829 She married May 13, 
185 1, Dr. Lkwis E. Eichelebrger, born Sept. 29, 1824; died 
Sept. 4, 1864. He was a native of Virginia, a graduate of 
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., and a brother of 
George W. Eichleberger. After their marriage they resided a 
few miles from the old home place, at Duffield Depot, Va. , in a 
fine mansion, where the doctor practiced his profession several 
years. The family afterwards moved to Catonsville, near 
Baltimore, where Mrs. Eichleberger died of consumption, 
April 6, 1864. She is buried at Hanover. They had issue 
as follows: — 

52. i. William Wirt Eichleberger, b. Feb. 14, 1852; m. E. 

Helen Wheaete3\ 

XXVI. EouiSA C. SHRIVER^ (Lydia TSwope) Shriver", 
John Swope\ Conrad Swope'', John Swope", Yost Swope^) 
was born Nov. 6, 1820. She married March, 1841, Jacob 
Grove, a merchant of Hanover, Pa., who died Oct., i86r. 
She still resides in Hanover. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Mary C. Grove. 
ii. Emma L. Grove; m. Nov., 186S, George C. Hilt. They 

have two children, Harry and Grace, 
iii. Henry- S. Grove; d. Sept., 1879. 
iv. Martha E. Grove. 
V. Ellen S. Grove; m. John R. Warner. They have two 

children, Henry W. and Louisa, 
vi. Annie E. Grove. 

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vii. Susan E. Grove; d. 1855. 
viii. George C. Grove; d. June, 1879. 
ix. Dr. David B. Grove; practiced medicine in Hanover, 
Pa., and died June 30, 1S93. 

XXVII. Ellex M. Shriver" (Lydia (Swope) Shriver^ 
John Swope\ Conrad Swope'*, John Swope', Yost Swope^) was 
born April 16, 1825. She married, Nov. 4, 1852, Alfred 
George, of BaUimore, who died June, 1S67. She resides in 
Hanover, Pa. They had issue as follows: — 

53. i. Hen'RV George, b. Aug. 28, 1853; m. Geneva Ford. 

54. ii. Anna H. George, b. Oct. 22, 1855; m. Hamilton Y. 

iii Ellen S. George, b. Dec. 6, 1877; d Dec. 24, 1885. 
iv. Alfred E. George, b. June 10, i860; d. Aug. 7, 1861. 
V. Emma \V. George, b. Jan. 13, 1862; d. May 23, 1878. 
vi. Carville Swope George, b. Nov. 7, 1863; d. Dec. 3, 

vii Carrie George, b. Oct. 27, 1865. 
viii. Alfred George, b. Nov. 3, 1867. 

XXVIII. Mary Shriver'^ (L,ydia (Swope) Shriver', John 
Swope\ Conrad Swope^ John Swope", Yost Swope^) w^asborn 
Oct. 29, 1827. She married June 23, 1846, the Rev. T. H. 
SwiTZER, a clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
who died March 23, 1879, at Phillipsburg, Pa., where she 
maintains her home with her children. They had issue as 
follows: — 

i. Mary Switzer: d. Aug. 26, 1S61. 
ii. LvDiA Switzer. 
iii. Ell.a Switzer. 
iv. Catharine Switzer. 
V. Anna M. Switzer; m., July 12, 1893, Francis A. Curtis, 
of Orlando, Fla. 
vi. Marg.\ret Switzer- 
vii. Grace Switzer. 
viii. Thomas Switzer. 

XXIX. Anna E. Shkiver" (Lydia (Swope) Shriver', 
John Swope*, Conrad Swope^ John Swope", Yost Swope') 
was born Dec. 10, 1829. She married, Jan., 1856, Edgar 
Slagel, and resides in Hanover, Pa. The issue of this 
union was — 

i. Rev. Calvin S. Slagel was born Sept. 4, 1856. He was 

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graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, Lan- 
caster, Pa., and subsequently entered the ministry of 
the Reformed Church. He married, May, 1882, Catha- 
rine Apple, a daughter of the Rev. Thomas Apple, D.D., 
LL. D., president of Franklin and Marshall College. 
He now has charge of the church at Westminster, Md. 
They have three children, Edgar A., b. Feb. 19, 1883; 
Elizabeth G., b. Aug. 19, 18S5, and Katharine S., b. 
Feb. 7, 1888. 

ii. Ida E. Slagel, b. Sept. 28, 1858; m., April, 1S85 John H. 
Cress. They have one daughter, Dorothy, b. Nov., 1888. 

iii. Edgar W. Si.aghi., b. Nov. 14, 1862; d. March 17, 1865. 

XXX. Emma J. Shriver" (Lydia TSwope) Shriver', John 
Swope*, Conrad Swope'', JohnSwope', Yost SwopeV) was born 
June, 1839. She married, Dec, 1S62, E. Emory Wirt, of 
Hanover, Pa. They had children as follows: — 

i. Carrie A. Wirt, b. 1863; d. 1865. 
ii. Wiijjam H. Wirt, b. 1865; d. 1865. 

iii. Katharine M. Wirt, h. 186S; m., 1889, Henry W. Wil- 

Emma J. Shriver married, secondly, Caleb Guyer and 
resides in T^Tone, Pa. The}' have issue as follows: — 

i. Cargia'ne Guver, b. 1873. 
ii. Edwin Guver, b. 1875. 

XXXI. Hon John Augustus Swope" (George', John\ 
Conrad', John", Yost'), was born Dec. 25, 1S27, in Gettys- 
burg, Pa. He received his preliminary education there after 
which he was sent to Princeton College, from which institu- 
tion he was graduated 1S47. He subsequently graduated in 
medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, but did not prac- 
tice his profession for anj' length of time. He entered into 
business in Baltimore where he continued for some years, 
after which he retired and returned to his native town. After 
the death of his father he was elected a director and president 
of the Gettysburg National Bank, which position he still 
holds. Although not a politician, he was nominated by the 
Democratic party for Congress, and elected to the 48th and 
49th Congresses of the U. S. After his election to Congress 
he purchased a residence in Washington and moved his 
familv there. Since then he has divided his time between 

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Washington and Gettysburg. He is vice-president of the 
Washington Loan and Trust Co., Washington, D. C. He 
married first, Oct. 9, 1S49, C. Wirt, of Hanover, Pa. 
They had issue as follows: — 

i. Eli.a Wirt Swope, b. Feb 27, 1851; in., first. Rev W. vS. 
Heindel, a clergyman of the Tresbyterian Church. 
The}- had one son, Norman, b Sept. 6, 1S75. She m. 
secondly, Charles E. Kerler. They had one son, John 
Swope, who died in infancy-. She resides in Gettys- 
burg, Pa. 

55. ii. IMargaret Smvser Swope, b, July 25, 1S53; m. Dr. J. 

L. A. Burrell. 

56. iii. Katharine Amelia Swope, b. Aug. 22, 1S56: m. Harry 

M. Clabaugh. 
iv. Emma Wirt Swope, b. Dec. 4, 185S, in Baltimore, Md.; 
d. Dec. 27, i860. 

Hon. John A. Swope married, secondly, Aug. 31, 1S66, 
Marv Blanche Mitchell. They have children as fol- 
lows: — 

i. Ethel Gexevive Swope, b. in Baltimore, Md , June 7, 

ii. Blanche Mitchell Swope, b. Sept. 9, 1874, in Gettys- 
burg, Pa. 

iii. Georgp: vSwope, b. July 18, 1876, in Gett3-sburg, Pa. 

XXXII. Elizabeth Forney'' (Eliza (Swope) Foruey% 
Hemy Swope*, Conrad Swope'\ John Swope", Yost Swope^) 
was born Dec. 12, 1S12 in Gettysburg, Pa. She married, 
first, Oct. 14, 1.S34, Ur. Jesse Gilbert,^- a practicing physi- 
cian of Gettysburg, who also had been treasurer of Adams 
Co., Pa. He was born March 7, 1807, and died Aug. 28, 
1838. They had two daughters as follows: — 

57. i. Clara Jane Gilbert, b. Oct. 29, 1S35; m. Rev. David 

ii. Jessie Elizabeth Gilbert, b. Feb. 17, 183S. She was 
educated at Wytheville College, Va. On Nov. 23, 1865, 
she ni. Dr. Max ^larburg, who was b. Aug. i, 1838. 
They first lived in Wilton, Iowa, but subsequently 
moved to Washington, Iowa, where she died, 1881. 
She was survived by her husband and only child, Ger- 
trude, who was born March 15, 1869, and died Jan. 29, 

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Elizabeth Forney married, secondly, Edward B. 
BuEHLER, a lawyer of Gettysburg. She died Feb. 19, 1858, 
universally loved for her many Chri.stian virtues. They had 
issue as follows: — 

58. i. ErxA R. BuKHi.KK, b. 1853; m. Rev. Edwin H. Delk. 

59. ii. Mary Caroune Buehler, b. Oct. i, 1855; m. Lewis H. 

iii. EiJZABETH Burhi^kr, b Nov. i. 1857; m., Jan 25,1893, 
Louis D. Wine, of Washington, D C, where they re- 
side, having one son, Louis Durham, b. Dec. 24, 1893. 

XXXIII. Henry Swope Forney'' (EHza (vSwope) 
Forney^ Henry Swope*, Conrad Swope'', John Swope", Yost 
Swope', ) was born in Getty.sburg, Pa., Feb. i, 18 15. After 
completing his education at Penna. College he engaged in 
business in Baltimore, conducting a large hotise furnishing 
store on Howard street. After retiring from business he re- 
turned to his native town and died Jan. 5, 1884. He married 
Dec. 2, 1844, Maria C. Benson, who was born Sept. 28, 
1823, and died Nov. 28, 1877. They had children as 
follows: — 

i. Samuel vS. Forney, b. Sept. 28, 1845; d. Aug 18, 1861. 
ii. AucE M. Forney, b. Oct. 19, 1847. Resides at Towson, 

iii. Julia Forney, b. Aug. 1849; d. Sept. 27, 1883. She 

married, Oct. 10, 18S2, Rev. Millard F. Troxell. a 

clergyman of the Lutheran church, 
iv. Josephine R. Forney, b. July ti, 1859; d. March 

18, 1862. 

XXXIV. Mary Jane Forney" (Eliza (Swope) Forney^ 
Henry Swope*, Conrad vSwope', John Swope", Yost Swope') 
was born Feb. 12, 18 17, in Gettysburg, Pa. "Early in life 
she gave her heart to Christ, and connected herself with the 
Lutheran Church, of which she remained a most faithful and 
consistent member until her death. She was naturally gifted 
with a peculiarly bright and attractive disposition. Kind, 
gentle, courteous and refined, she had a warm place in the 
hearts of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Her 
daughter says ' ' her life was one of the most beautiful I ever 
knew. Modest — indeed, retiring of disposition, with the 
sweetest face and temper; temper that seemed never to be 

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ruffled. Her character was lovely beyond expression. " She 
married Sept. 24, 1840, Johx C. Bridges, b. March 7, 1817; 
d. June 22, 1892. He was of English parentage. His father, 
John Spratt Bridges, came to this country and .settled in 
Georgetown, D. C. After the birth of his .son, John C, he 
moved to Baltimore, Md., and resided there for many years. 
He was a close friend of Peabod}', and a man highly respected. 
John C. Bridges after graduating from Mt. Hope College, 
Baltimore, went West for two years, then returned and went 
into the wholesale grocery house of Abraham Patterson & 
Co., Baltimore. Later he became a member of the firm, 
which was J. C. Bridges & Co., and so continued for thirty- 
six years. During the financial crisis of 1872, his house 
with a number of others failed, and four years later he was 
appointed U. vS. custom officer at Baltimore. He continued 
to occupy this position until two years before his death, when 
he resigned. He was a man of pure, upright character, was 
very generous, and when his means were large, gave largely, 
and when they were curtailed he continued his benevolence 
in a most quiet manner. For nearly fift}' 3'ears he was an 
active and consistent member of the Lutheran Church. Mrs. 
Bridges died in Baltimore, Feb. 27, 1884. Their children 
were as follows: — 

i. Hei,EN J. Bridges, 1). vSept. 16, 1841. On Nov. 16, 1S69, 
.she married Samuel Davis Schmucker, son of Rev. S. 
S. Schmucker, D D., a noted divine of the Lutheran 
Church. Samuel D. .Schmucker is a lawyer of large 
practice, of great ability and legal acumen, and enjoys 
the reputation of a man of the highest character, as well 
as attainments ^Nlr. and Mrs. Schmucker have twice 
been abroad, and live in Baltimore, surrounded by all 
that wealth and refinement can give, 
ii. Susan C. Bridges, b. Oct. 2, 1843; d. Dec. 22, 1844. 
iii. John Patterson Bridgp;s, b. Feb. 24, 1846; d. 1859. 

60. iv. M. Julia Bridges, b. June 17, 1848; m. Prof. Samuel P. 


61. V. Frances V. Bridge.s, b. Nov. 15, 1S50; m. Dr. A. Sar- 

gent Tinges, 
vi. AixEN C Bridges. 1). Aug. 25, 1S53; died. 

62. vii. John S. Brid(-,es, b. Dec. 4, 1856; m. Mar}- E. Wills. 

(i) Henry S. Forney. (2) SimusI S. Forney. 1,;) Elizabeth Forney, wife, ist, Dr. 
Jesse Gilbert, 2d, E. B. Buehler. (41 John ,S. Forney. (5) Jessie E. Gilbert, wife 
of Dr. Max Marburg. (6) Mary Shriver, wife of John S. Forney. (7) David Julian 
Forney. (8) Jessie Elizabeth Swope. (9) Su.san Elizabeth Forney. (10) Elizabeth 
Rathvon. ( 11 ) Forney, wife of George Lower. ( 12) Gertrude Marburg. 


The Szi'opc Family. 117 

XXXV. Louisa A. Forney'' (Eliza (Swope) Forney', 
Henry Swope', Conrad Swope', John Swope'"', Yost Swope\) 
was born in Gettysburg, Pa., Oct. 24, 18 19. She married. 
May II, 1842, Horace Rathvon, who was born Nov. 17, 
1816, and died Nov. 7, 1875. He was educated at Pennsyl- 
vania College, Gettysburg. He subsequently became cashier 
successively of the Lancaster County Bank, the Lancaster 
Bank, and the National Bank of Lancaster. There 
they lived until his death. After that event the family moved 
to Denver, Colorado, where Mrs. Rathvon now resides. They 
had children as follows: — 

i. HoR.\CK Rathvon, b. June 6, 1843, and was drowned 
accidentally in the Conestoga creek, Lancaster county, 
June 3, 1853. 
63. ii. Hon Samukl F Rathvon, b. March 7, 1S45; i"-, first. 

Mar}- L. Rhine; m. secondly, Emily H. Magraw. 

iii. Elizabeth Rathvon, b. Jan. 31, 1847; d. April 20, 187:, 
in Lancaster. 

iv. William R. Rathvon, b. Dec. 31, 1854, in Lancaster, 
Pa. He married, first, Dec. 27, 1877, Elizabeth Stauffer 
of Lancaster, who died leaving one son — Martin, born 
Sept. 12, 1880. He married, secondly, April 20, 1883, 
Ella Stauflfer, sister of his first wife. She was born Jan. 
15, 1863. For a number of years Mr. Rathvon was en- 
gaged in stock brokerage in Denver. He is now con- 
nected with the United Oil Co. , located at Florence, 

XXXVI. David S. Forney" (Eliza (Swope) Forney', 
Henry S\vope^ Conrad vSwope'\ John Swope", Swope^ 
was born in Gettysburg, Pa., Jan. 9, 1828. He was educated 
at Pennsylvania College, in his native tov^n Being a man of 
fine taste he chose art as his profession, and he became a very 
skillful portrait painter. This, however, was injurious to his 
health, and he gradually relinquished his profession. He 
subsequently purchased large tracts of land in Pulaski Co. , 
Va., where he developed several zinc mines which he is now 
exten.sively operating. He married Mary J. Warden, who 
was born Aug., 1836. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Elsie Fornev, b. Aug. 5, 1SS2. 
ii. Mable Forney, b. Nov. 23. 1884. 

Ii8 The S'd'Ope Fainily. 

iii. Josephine R. Forney, b. March, 1S87. 
iv. Samuei, Walker Forney, b. Juh^ 17, 18S9. 

XXXVII. John Swope Forney'* (Eliza ( Swope ) Forney', 
Henry Swope*, Conrad Swope'', John Swope^ Yost Swope^) 
was born in Gettysburg, Pa., Feb. 17, 1S30. He married, 
Feb. 21, 1 86 1, Mary Shriver. He received his education 
at Oak Ridge x-Vcademy and Pennsylvania College. In 1849 
he joined a company for California. They spent the winter 
of '49 and '50 at Salt Lake with the Mormons. Continuing 
their journey in the Spring they crossed the Sierra Madre 
mountains with no guidance but blazed trees at long intervals. 
He began prospecting in 185 1, but not being successful he 
left California for Oregon, where he remained a year. Re- 
turning to California he spent some time in vainly " wooing 
fickle fortune." He returned to his home in Gettysburg 
1859. The following year he bought the farm on which he 
now re.sides, i^ miles north of Gettysburg, on Seminary 
Ridge. This farm is part of the historic battlefield of Get- 
tysburg. About the 28th of June, 1863, Jenkins' Cavalry, 
an advance scouting party of the Confederate Army occupied 
the place, and a few days later, during the battle, the house 
was made the headquarters of General Ewell. Just above the 
house was placed the largest gun of the Confederate army, 
which discharged its shell over Gettysburg to Round Top, a 
distance of four miles. Everything about the place was com- 
pletely destroyed by the battle except the house and barn, and 
they were well riddled by shot and shell. The now 
bears but few .scars from that memorable event, the .skill of the 
artisan having erased them, while the well-kept terraces of the 
lawn gives no evidence of the terrible combat that raged ou 
its surface, or the brave men who were embraced in its bosom, 
after giving up their lives for their country. The farm is 
now marked by .some of the finest monuments on the battle- 
field and traversed by several avenues. Mrs. Forney relates 
som2 very thrilling experiences incident to the battle. One 
was her escape from her home with an infant in her arms at 
midnight, through a country filled with soldiers, to her 
father's house, a mile away. Another was her return to her 
home during the battle and her efforts to save from destruc- 







The Sivope Family. i 23 

tion some of her household treasures. In this she was partly 
successful, as the Confederate soldiers in possession treated 
her with the courtesy due a lady. They had the following 
children, all born at Gettysburg, Pa.: 

i. Louisa Forney, who married George Lower and lives in 
Carlisle, Pa. They had one daughter, Josephine, who 
was accidentally drowned on her grandfather's farm in 
the summer of 1 896. 
ii. Susan Elizabeth Forney residing at home, 
iii. David Julian Forney, a student at Penna. College. 

XXXVIII. Adelaide E. Swope* (Dr. John\ Henry*, 
Conrad'', John','), was born in Taneytown, Md., May 
10, 1832. She married William A. Mathias, M. D., of 
Westminster, Md., who was born March 8, 1821, and died 
April 17, 1864. She was a devoted member of the Catholic 
Church. She died Nov. i, 1868, in San Antonia, Florida, 
where she had gone in search of health. They had issue as 
follows: — 

64. i. Mary Josephine MaThi.\s, b. Nov. 20, 1853; m. Dr. 

Edward D. Wells. 

65. -ii. John Swope Mathias, M D., b. Oct. 11, 1S55; m. Mary 

L. Lynch, 
iii. Agnes Reppier Mathi.\s, b. Sept. 27, 1857; d. Nov., 

iv. Helen Louisa M.athias, b. April 8, 1859; d. Feb., 1861. 
v. William A. M.\thi.\s, b. Aug. 18, 1861; died in infancy. 

XXXIX. Hon. Samuel McCurdy Swope" (John', 
Adam*, Conrad'', John'", Yost') was born in Gettysburg Oct. 
4, 1850. He was graduated from Pennsylvania College in 
the class of 1872. In 1874 he entered the office of Hon. 
David Wills, of Gettysburg, with whom he read law, and was 
admitted to the Bar at Gettysburg in 1876, and two years 
later to practice before the Supreme Court of the State. He 
was twice elected District Attorney for the county of Adams, 
the second time without opposition, though a candidate of 
the minority party, and as such served six years, from Jan., 
1880 to Jan., 1886. In 1894 he was elected President Judge, 
of the district, comprising Adams and Fulton counties by a 
very large majority. In politics he is a Republican. He is 
a member of and an elder in the Presbyterian Church. In 

124 ^^^(^ Szvopc Fa))iily. 

1876 he married Anna Kate Stair, a daughter of William 
Stair, of York, Pa. They have children as follows: — 

i. Jamks Doxald Swope. 
ii. Mary Swopk. 
iii. Amy Swope. 

XL,. Rev. John x^dam Hofpheins, D. D." (Julia 
(Swope) Hoffheins\ Adam Swope', Conrad Swope', John 
Swope", Yost Swope') was born Sept. 7, 1840. He received 
his preparatory training in Gettysburg, and entered Franklin 
and Marshall College, Lancaster, from which he was gradu- 
ated. He subsequently .studied theology and entered the 
ministry of the Reformed Church. He was pastor of the Re- 
formed Churches at Carli.sle, Pottsville and Allegheny, Pa., 
and is now located at Martinsburg, \V. Va., where he has 
been for a number of years. He has been honored by his 
church by many responsible positions, all of which he has 
creditably filled. He married. May 13, 1S69, Hettie Adams. 
They have issue as follows: — 

i. WiLijAM Emanuel Hoffheins, b. Sept. 10, 187 1. He 
was educated at Franklin and Marshall College, Lan- 
caster, Pa., and is now editor and proprietor of the 
Martinsburg, W. Va., Daily ll'or/d. 

ii. Mary Virginia Hoffheins, b. Dec. 23, 1SS6. 

XIvI. Emmma Louisa Hoffheins" ( Julia (Swope) Hoff- 
heins'', Adam Swope', Conrad Swope'', John Swope'', Yost 
vSwope'), was born July 3, 1S50. She married, June 24, 
1875, the Rev. J. A. KosER, of Getty.sburg. Rev. Mr. 
Ko.ser was graduated from Pennsyvania College 1872, and 
from the Theological Seminary at Getty.sburg, June, 1875. 
He was ordained to the ministry of the Lutheran Church and 
has served with great faithfulness and acceptability the Luth- 
eran parishes of Salisbury, Northumberland and Aluncy, Pa. 
He is now pastor of the Church of Sioux City, Iowa. In all 
his pastoral duties he has had a faithful helpmate in his de- 
voted wife. They have children as follows: — 

i. Martin Luther Koser, b. May 13, 1876. 
ii. George Samuel Koser, b. June 2, 1877. 
iii. Cl.a-RA L. D. Koser, b. April 6, 1879. 

XLH. Augusta Wampler' (Eliza (Barnitz) Wampler", 


TH t. 


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The Sxi'ope Family. 129 

Rebecca (Swope) Barnitz', John Swope*, Conrad Swope^ 
John Swope', Yost Swope^) was born June 26, 1855; married 
Charles E. Denny. They have issue: — 

i. Wampler Denny, b Oct. 4, 1879. 
ii. Marjorie Denny, b. May 26, 1882. 
iii. Mark E. Denny, b. Sept. 10, 1S84. 
iv. George E. Denny, b. Aug. 22, 1S92. 

XLIII. Mary J. Ogelsby' (Rebecca (Barnitz) Ogelsby"' 
Rebecca (Swope) Barnitz"', John Swope\ Conrad Swope\ 
John Swope', Yost Swope^) was born Nov. 17, 1845; married, 
Jan. I, 186S, Frank FoRSTER. They had issue: — 

i. William Ogelsby For.ster, b. July 12, 1873; d. Sepf 

12, 1875. 
ii. Helen Forster, b. July 10, 1876. 
iii. Cameron H. Forster. 

XLIV. Anna Rebecca Naille' ( Anna ( Barnitz ) Naille**^ 
Rebecca (Swope) Barnitz', John Swope', Conrad Swope% 
John vSwope^ Yost Swope') was educated at Lutherville 
Female Seminary, Md. She developed a talent for music 
and has become an accomplished musician. She married, 
Aug. 18, 1874, the Rev. William E. Parson, D. D., son 
of Rev. George Parson, D. D., and Mary (Gilbert) Parson. 
Dr. Parson is a clergyman of the Lutheran Church. Imme- 
diately after their marriage they went to Japan, where Dr. 
Parson had accepted a professorship in the Imperial Univer- 
sity at Yeddo. Previous to his acceptance of the professor- 
ship he traveled through this country and Europe with the 
Japanese Embassy that was sent to this country by the 
Japanese Government. After remaining several years in 
Japan they returned to this country, and Dr. Parson accepted 
a call to the Church of the Reformation, Washington, D. C, 
of which church he is still pastor. They had issue: — 

i. KiDO Parson, b. June 9, 1S75, in Japan 

ii. George J. Parson, b. Nov. 9, 1876, in Japan, 

iii. William E. Parson, b. May 2, 187S; d. Feb. 28, 1896. 
iv. Artly Beeber Parson, b. Jan. 27, 1880. 

V. Donald Parson, b. Jan. 10, 1882. 

vi. Eric Parson, b. Oct. 10, 1884. 

vii. Kenneth B. Gilbert Parson, b. July 7, 1892. 

viii. John D. Parson, b. Feb. 15, 1894. 

130 The S'a'ope Family. 

XlyV. Bertha Belle Barnitz" (Charles Swope Barnitz", 
Rebecca (Swope) Barnitz', John Swope', Conrad Swope'', 
John Swope", Yost Swope') was born Dec, 1855. She mar- 
ried, June 24, 1875, Robert M. Wirt, and resides in Han- 
over, Pa. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Amelia Banner Wirt, b. June 28, 1876. 
ii. Charles B. Wirt, b. April 16, 1878. 
iii. Robert O. Wirt, b. April 18, 18S0. 

XMT. Mary Rebkcca Barnitz' ( Charles Swope Barnitz^ 
Rebecca (Swope) Barnitz', John Swope\ Conrad Swope^, 
John Swope", Yost SwopeM was born Sept. 4, 1857; uiarried, 
Oct. 9, 1885, J. Percy Barnitz. They had children as 
follows: — 

i. Wirt Whitcomb Barnitz, h. June 13, 1887. 
ii. Anna Louisa Barnitz, b. Nov. 6, 1S8S; d. Jan. 8, 1892. 
iii. Richard M. Barnitz, b. Dec. 25, 1S91. 
iv. Albert M. Barnitz, b. May 11, 1893. 

XlyVII. Henry Wirt Shriver' (Catharine (Wirt) 
Shriv^er'', Catharine (Swope) Wirt"', John Swope*, Conrad 
Swope\ John Swope", Yost Swope' ) was born in the home- 
stead at Union Mills, Md., Dec. 9, 1837. He married, Oct. 
2, 1S66, Mary Winebrenner, of Hanover, Pa., daughter of 
Henry Winebrenner. For a number of years he was asso- 
ciated with his father in the tanning business. He was with 
the ' ' Emergency ' ' troops of Pennsylvania during the war. 
He occupies the old Shriver homestead at Union Mills, and 
maintains its reputation for hospitality. He is a member of 
the Reformed Church and active in promoting her interests. 
They had issue as follows: — 

i. Lucy Shriver, b. vSept. 14, 1867; d. July 21, 1868. 

ii. Elizabeth Shriver, b. April 11, 1869. 
iii. Henry Wirt Shriver, b. Dec. 16, 1870. 
iv. Marv Winifred Shriver, b. Aug. 8, 1875. 

V. Sar.\h Catharine Shriver, b. Jan. 23, 1878. 

XI.VIII. Eliza B. Shriver' (Catharine (Wirt) Shriver^ 
Catharine (Swope) Wirt'\ John Swope^ Conrad Swope^ 
John vSwope", Yost Swope') was born in the homestead at 
Union Mills, Md., May 8, 1842. She married, Oct. 19, 1864, 

The Swopc Fainily. 131 

David E. Winebrenner, of Hanover, Pa. (a brother of her 
brother Henry's wife ). They had issue as follows: — 

i. Helen Shriver Winebrenner, b. July 25, 1865; 111., 

April 26, 1.S94, Charles J. Delane. 
ii. Martha C. Winebrenner, b. June 3, 1869; in., June 5, 

1894, William R Saliday. 
iii. David E. Winebrenner, b. Sept. 17, 1872. 

XlylX. Blanche Eichleberger' (Anna (Wirt) Eichle- 
berger", Catharine (Swope) Wirt\ John Swope\ Conrad 
Swope^ John Swope", Swope') was born, Dec. 15, 1850, 
at the home of her parents in Virginia. She being about 
three and a half years old when her mother died, was ten- 
derly and devotedly cared for b}' her grandmother Wirt, at 
Hanover, up to her twenty-fifth year, spending seven years at 
the Moravian boarding school at Lititz, Pa. After the death 
of her grandmother .she returned to her father's home in Jeffer- 
son county, Va. In less than a year, Jan. 17, 1877, she 
married Prof. S. vS. Smeltzer, of Shepherd College, Shep- 
herdstown, W. Va., born May, 21, 1850. He was a .son of the 
Rev. I. P. Smeltzer, D. D., of the Lutheran Church. After 
spending five years in Shepherd College, Prof. Smeltzer, hav- 
ing previou.sly studied law, removed to Staunton, Va., where 
he practiced his profession until his death. He was held in 
high esteem in the community, and was elected Mayor of 
Staunton, was a prominent Mason and a member of the Luth- 
eran Church from his sixteenth year. He died Nov. 12, 
1891. They had issue as follows: — ■ 

i. Anna vSmei.tzer, b Sept. 8, 1878; d., Dec. 7, 1882, of 

scarlet fever, 
ii. Wirt vSmeeTzer, b. April 15, iSSi; d., Dec. 2, 1S82, of 

scarlet fever, 
iii. Eee.-v Smeltzer, b. Sept. 19, 1883. 
iv. John Smeltzer, b. Nov. 25, 1885. 

E. Dr. Walter H. O'Neal' (Ellen (Wirt) O'Neal', 
Catharine (Swope) Wirt", John Swope*, Conrad Swope\ 
John Swope^ Yost Swope' ) is a practicing physician of 
Getty.sburg, Pa. He married, April 23, 1878, Martha, 
daughter of Col. Alexander Hay, of Philadelphia, Pa. They 
have issue as follows: — 

132 The Szi'ope Family, 

i. Hav Wirt O'Xkal, d. iSSo. 
ii. Ellex O'Neal. 
iii. Alexander Hav O'Neal. 

LI. Mary Ellen O'Xeal' (Ellen (Wirt) O'Neal', Cath- 
arine (Swope) Wirt". John Swope*, Conrad S\vope^ John 
Swope", Yost Swope') married, An.^^. 19, 1SS4, John J. 
Crapster, of Taneytown, Md., where the}' reside. The}' 
had issue: — 

i. Ellex Pattersox Crapster. 

ii. Lrcv Crapster; died. 
iii. Axxa Porter Crapster. 
iv. JoHx O'Neal Crapster. 

V. Christixe Wirt Crapster; died, 
vi. Walter B. Crapster. 
vii. Catharixe Elizabeth Crapster. 

LII. William Wirt Eichleberger" (Sarah (Wirt) 
Eichleberger\ Catharine (Swope) Wirt", John Swope*, Con- 
rad Swope', John Swope'', Yost Swope' ) was born, Feb. 14, 
1852, at Catonsville, Md. He was reared in a home sur- 
rounded by all the comforts and luxuries of life. He received 
his education at St. Timothy's Hall, in his native place, and 
at a private school in Baltimore; from the latter he received 
three .silver medals. At eighteen he commenced the study of 
law, and graduated with credit to him.self in 1S73, in which 
year, May 15, he married E. Helen Wheaetey, of Balti- 
more. He formed a partnership with a cousin and com- 
menced the practice of law. Life at this time looked ver}' 
bright, success seemed before him, but now circumstances, 
over which he had no control, caused him to relinquish the 
practice of his profession and enter the service of the Govern- 
ment. This position he retained until his death. He did 
duty at Boston, Wa.shington, Mobile, New York, and Port- 
land, Me., where he died, Dec. 12, 18S6. His death was due 
to overstudy and close application to his duties. He was 
reserved, quiet, gentle in manner and generous to a fault. 
He was devoted to his family, and his happiest hours were 
spent with them. They had children as follows: — 

i. Edith Wirt Eichleberger, b. May 7, 1874, in Balti- 
more; d. Jan. 4, 1S7S. 


The Sivope Family. 133 

ii. Blanche Greenwood Eichleberger, b. Dec. 6, 1875; 

d. Feb. 13, 1S92. 
iii. WiivLiAM W. RiCHLEBERGER, b. Jan. 25, 1878, in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 
iv. Arthur Carey Eichleberger, b. Nov. 15, 1879; d. 

Oct. 18, 1S87. 
V. Paul Wheaetey Eichleberger, b. April 8, 1881. 

LIII. Henry George' (Ellen (Shriver) George", Lydia 
(Svvope) Shriver^ John Swope*, Conrad Swope\ John Swope^ 
Yost Swope') was born Aug. 28, 1853; married, Jan. 3, 1874, 
Geneva Ford, who died June 3, 1892. They had issue: — 

i. Harry S. George, b. Sept. 5, 1874. 

ii. Mary E. George, b. Feb. 12, 1876. "^ 

iii. William F. George, b. Nov. 4, 1S77; d. Oct. 10, 1884. 
iv. Alice R. George, b. June 19, 1879. 
V. Carrie E. George, b. May 12, 18S1. 
vi. Ethel B. George, b. June 16, 1883. 
vii. Calvin S. George, b. Oct. 7, 1885. 
viii. Geneva George, b. May 3, 1887. 
ix. Alfred C. George, b. Dec. 22, 1889. 

IvIV. Anna H. George' (Ellen (Shriver) George", I^ydia 
( Swope) vShriver', John Swope*, Conrad Swope'', John Swope', 
Yost Swope'), born Oct. 22, 1855; married, April 30, 1878, 
Hamilton Y. Sprenkle. They had issue: — 

i. Arthur G. Sprenkle, b. Feb. 21, 1881. 

ii. Walter Y. Sprenkle, b. Feb. 4, 1884. 
iii. Emma Sprenkle, b. May 24, 1888. 
iv. Louisa Sprenkle, b. May 28, 1S90. 

EV. Margaret Smyser Swope' (Hon. John", George', 
John\ Conrad^ Johir, Yost'j was born July 25, 1853. She 
married. May 8, 1878, Dr. James E. A. Burrell. During 
the lifetime of her husband they resided in Williamsport, Pa., 
where he enjoyed a large and lucrative practice. After his 
death she moved to Baltimore, Md., where she now resides 
with her children on Maryland avenue. They had issue as 
follows: — 

i. George Swope BurrELL, b, June 7, 1S79; d. Aug. i, 

ii. James L. A. Burrell, b. July 9, 1880, in Williamsport. 
iii. Blanche Mitchell Burrell, b. July 24, 1884. 
iv. John Swope Burrell, b. Aug. 27, 1891. 

1 34 The S7l 'opc Fa m ily. 

LVr. Kathakixe Amelia Swoph" (Hon. Joh^^ George", 
John', Conrad'', John", Yost') was born, Aug. 22, 1S56, in 
Gettysburg. She married Harry M. Clabaugh, a talented 
lawyer of Taney town, Md. After her marriage she pur- 
chased the old Ege mansion at Taney town, and resided there 
for some years. Her husband's extensive law practice de- 
manding much of his time in Baltimore, they moved there, 
and now reside on Maryland avenue that city. They had 
iasue as follows: — 

i Helkx Margaret Clabaugh, b. Oct. 23, t8Si. 
ii. Emma Catharine Clabaugh, b Sept. 10, 1886. 

LVir. Clara Jax- Gilbert' (Elizabeth (Forney) Gil- 
bert", Eliza (Swope ) Forney', Henry Swope*, Conrad Swope^ 
John vSwope", YostSwope\) was born, Oct. 29, 1835, in Gettys- 
burg, Pa. She grew to womanhood in her native town, 
completing her education in the Ladies' Seminary of that 
place. She married, Nov. 5, 1856, her kinsman, the Rev. 
David Swope. (See Xl\'. ) The}' had children as fol- 
lows: — 

i. Luther Gilbert Swope, b. Nov. 20, 1S57: d. March 25, 

ii. Gilbert Erxest Swope, b. Jan. 24, i860; m. Belle M. 

iii. Jessie Elizabeth Swope, b. April 19, 1863: d. Nov. 14, 

iv. Josephine Roedel Swope, b. Aug. 7, 1866; d. May 13, 


LVIII. Ella R. Buehler' (Elizabeth (Forney) Buehler^ 
Eliza (Swope) Forney% Henry Swope\ Conrad Swope'\ John 
Swope", Yost Swope') was born, 1853, in Gettysburg. She 
was educated at the Moravian Seminary at Lititz, Pa. She 
married, Sept. 5, 1883, the Rev Edwix Hevl Delk, of 
Philadelphia, a clergyman of the Eutheran Church, now 
pastor of Trinity church, Hagerstown, Md. They have 
children as follows: — 

i. Edward Buehler Delk, b. Sept. 21, 1884. 
ii. Margaret Eshe:r Delk, b. Nov. 13, 1892. 

LIX. Marv Cakolixe Buehler' (Elizabeth t Forney) 
Buehler", Eliza (Swope) Forney", Henry Swope\ Conrad 




The Sii'opc Family. 141 

Swope'', John Swope', Yost Swope') was born in Gettysburg, 
Oct. I, 1855. She married, Nov. 27, 1878, Louis H. 
Clement, a prominent lawyer of Salisbury, N. C, where 
she resides. They had issue as follows: — 

i Hayden C1.EMENT, b. Sept. 25, 1S79. 
ii. Edward Buehi^er Clement, b. Sept. 18, iS8r. 
iii John M. Clement, b. March 26, 1884; d. June 29, 1884. 
iv. Donald Clement, b. Nov. 7, 1886. 
V. Louis Heyl Clement, b. March 2, 1891. 

IvX. M. Julia Bridges' (Jane (Forney) Bridges", Eliza 
(Swope) Forney^ Henry Swope*. Conrad Swope^ John 
Swope", Yost Swope'), born June 17, 1848; married, Dec. 17, 
1872, Samuel P. Sadtler, Ph. D., born July 18, 1847. He 
is a son of Rev. Benjamin vSadtler, D. D. , of the IvUtheran 
Church. He is Professor of Chemistry in the Philadelphia 
College of Pharmacy, and of General and Organic Chemistry 
in the University of Pennsylvania. He is the chemical editor 
of the U. S. Dispensatory. They have issue: — 

i. Samuel S. S.\dTler, b. Nov. 15, 1873. 
ii. Frederick B. Sadtler, b. Feb. 21, 1876; d. April 15, 

iii. Ella Sadtler, b. April i, 1878. 
iv. Philip B. S.\dTler, b. Felj. 21, 1884. 
V. Alice H. Sadtler, b. April 9, 1888. 

LXI. Frances Virginia Bridges' (Jane ( Forney) 
Bridges", Eliza (Swope) Forney\ Henry Swope\ Conrad 
Swope'', John Swope'', Yost Swope') was born Nov. 15, 1850. 
She married, July 10, 1876, Dr. A. Sargent Tinges, of 
Baltimore. He was a most excellent physician, and died in 
the prime of life, Aug. 24, iSSS, at Waynesboro, Pa. His 
widow and children survive, now living in Gettysburg, Pa. 
The children are: — 

i. Kate White Tinges, b. Nov. 12, 1878. 
ii. Ida V. Tinges, b. Dec. 28, 1880. 
iii. George Herbert, b Sept. 16, 1S85. 

LXII. John S. Bridges' (Jane (Forney) Bridges'', Eliza 
(Swope) Forney^ Henry Swope\ Conrad Swope^ John 
Swope", Yost Swope') was born Dec. 4, 1856. He was edu- 
cated at Penna. College, Gettysburg. He married, June 4, 

142 The Sxvopc Faiiiilr. 

1879, Mary E , daughter of Judge David Wills, of Gettys- 
burg, Pa. He is a highly respected citizen of Baltimore, and 
proprietor of a printing and engraving establishment in that 
city. They have children as follows: — 

i. John S. Bridges, b. Dec. 19, 1S80. 
ii. David Wills Bridges, b. Jan. 12, 1883. 
iii. Mary E. Bridges, b. Jan. 15, 1S89. 
iv. James W. Bridges, b. April 10, 1892; d. July 19, 1S93. 

IvXIII. Hon. Samuel F. Rathvon" (Louisa (Forney) 
Rathvon^ Eliza (Swope) Forney^ Henry Swope\ Conrad 
Swope', John Swope^ Yost Swope\) was born in Lancaster, 
Pa., March 7, 1845. He entered the U. S. Army and served 
there during '62 and '63. He graduated from Penna. Col- 
lege, Gettysburg, 1865, and engaged in banking in Lancaster 
from 1867 to 1879. In 1880 he moved to Colorado; was a 
member of the Legislature 1885. Has been engaged in 
mining and the production and manufacture of petroleum. 
Is now Secretary and Treasurer of the United Oil Co. , Denver. 
He married, first, June 11, 1868, Mary L. Rhine, of Lan- 
caster. One daughter, Elizabeth B., born June 19, 1870, was 
the issue of this union. He married, secondly. Ma}- 11, 1878, 
Emily H. Magraw. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Emily H. RaThvon, b. July 6, 1S79; d. June 10, 1880. 

ii. Horace H. Rathvon, b. Aug. 8, 1880. 

iii. Henry Magraw Rathvon, b. Oct. 16, 1882. 

iv. Mary Louisa Rathvon, b. Jan. 12, 1SS4. 

V. Anna Cochran Rathvon, b. Feb. i, 1887. 

vi. Blanche Swope Rathvon, b. Oct. 22, 1888. 

vii. Nathaniel P. Hill Rathvon, b. April 26, 1891. 

LXIV. Mary Josephine Mathias' (Adalaide (Swope) 
Mathias", Dr. John Swope^ Henry Swope*, Conrad Swope', 
John Swope', Yost Swope') was born Nov. 20, 1853; died 
March, 1887. She married Dr. Edward D. Wells, of 
Westminster, Md. They had i.ssue as follows: — 

i Edward J. ^VELLS, b. Sept. 7, 1S77. 
ii. Mary A. Wells, b. Jan. i, 1879; d. 1881. 
iii. William T. Wells, b. Jan. 22, 1880. 
iv. Frank H. Wells, b. July 21, 1881. 
V. John G. Wells, b. Oct. 12, 1882. 






















The Szvope Family. 147 

vi. Mary J. Wells, b. July 12, 1884. 

vii. Dyer Wells, b. Nov. 24, 1885; d. 1886. 

LXV. Dr. John Swope Mathias' (Adalaide (Swope) 
Mathias\ Dr. John Swope', Henry Swope\ Conrad Swope^ 
John Swope^ Yost Swope') was born Oct. 11, 1S55. He 
was educated at Mt. St. Mary's College, Emmet.sburg, Md. 
He attended lectures at the Maryland University School of 
Medicine, Baltimore, from which he was graduated 1879. 
Since that time he has practiced his profession at Westminster, 
Md. He has held the positions of county physician, vaccine 
physician and examiner of pensions. He and his family are 
members of the Catholic Church. He married, Sept. 26, 
1878, Mary L. Lynch, who was born March 3, 1858. They 
have issue: — 

i. Edward L. Mathias, b. Jan. 9, 1880. 
ii. Samuel Swope Mathias, b. June 27, 1882. 
iii. William A. Mathias, b. Nov. 29, 1884. 
iv. Mary J. MaThfas, b. Dec. 11, 1887. 
V. John B. Mathias, b. Jan. 23, 1890; d. July 16, 1S93. 
vi. Charles R. Mathias, b. March 11, 1892. 
vii. John Swope Mathias, b. Feb. 9, 1895. 1 T^j^g 
viii. Joseph J. M.\Thias, b. Feb. 9, 1895. J 





I. John Jacob Swope^ ( Johir, Yost') was born, June 9, 
1744, in the homestead in Leacock township. He married, 
March 16. 1769, Sabixa Smyser. of York, Pa., who was 
born Dec. 16, 1750, and died June 27, 1820. He inherited 
from his father the fine farm on which he hved. He was a 
member of Capt. Roland's Company of " Associators," as- 
sociated the 5th day of July, 1775, for the defense of Amer- 
ican liberty. He died June 10, iSii, and is buried in the 
graveyard of Salem (Heller's) Church. They had issue as 
follows: — 

i. CaTh.\rixe Swope, b. June 25, 1771; d. Sept. i, 1S25. 

She married Johns and had a son, Henry S. Johns, 

who resided, in 1857, at Wurtemburg, Lawrence county, 

ii. John Swope, b. Feb. 15, 1773; d. 1778. 

iii. An infant, d. Nov. 8, 1774. 

2. iv. J.\COB vSwoPE, b. Nov. 28, 1775; m. Salome Swope. 

3. V. George Michael Swope, b. Feb. 28, 1778; m. Catharine 


4. vi. MaThias Swope, b. Jan. 24, 1780; m. Sarah Becker. 

5. vii. Elizabeth Swope, b. March 8, 17S2; m. Isaac Hofferd. 

6. viii. Emanuel Swope, b. Jan. 17, 1786; m. Barbara Eby. 

7. i.x. John Frederick Swope, b. Sept. 17, 1790; m. first, 

Mary Bare; m., secondly, Elizabeth Bard. 

II. Jacob Swope* (John Jacob', John'-', Yost') was born 
Nov. 28, 1775, on his father's farm in Leacock township. 
Lancaster county. Pa. He died 1856. He married his full 
cousin, Salome, daughter of John Daniel Swope. She was 
born June 7, 1782, and died April 30, 1852. He inherited 
the farm bequeathed by his grandfather, John Swope, to his 
father, on which he lived. He owned a hotel property in 

The Sicopc Family. 149 

Lancaster city (the lyancaster County House ) which was con- 
ducted for some years by his son, Levi. All his descendants 
with a few exceptions live in Lancaster county. He and his 
wife are buried in the graveyard of the Lutheran Church at 
Mechanicsburg, Lancaster county. This church was built 
by the vSwope, Bard and Bare families, and then deeded to the 
congregation. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Elizabeth SwoiM',, 1). Dec. 30, iSor. She was baptized 
by the Rev. Mr. Lochman, of the Lutheran Church. 
She died, unmarried, April 17, 1870. 

ii. Maria SwoPK, b. May 2, 1S03. She was baptized at Hum- 
melstown, Dauphin Co., Pa., Dec. 20, 1803 Her life 
was spent in Lancaster county, where she died, Jan 14, 
1879, unmarried, 
iii. GkorgK Michaki. Swopk, b. May 30, 1805. His life was 
spent in Lancaster county, and he died there, unmar- 
ried, April 25, 1873. 

iv. Susanna Swopk, b. Sept. 3, 1808; d. April 10, 1815. 

8. V. Levi Swope, b. Feb. 5, 181 1; m Maria Ann Harmen. 

9. vi. DanieIv Swope, b. Aug. 19, 1812; m. Elizabeth Sousman. 
vii. John Swope, b. 1814; d. 1835. 

ID. viii. ZrRiEL Swope, b. March 16, 1818; m. Elizabeth A. 

11. ix. LvDiA Swope, b. April 2, 1822; m. Jacob Steinheiser. 

in. George Michael Swope* (John Jacob\ John^ 
Yost') was born, Feb. 2S, 1778, on his father's farm in Lan- 
caster county. He married, 1807, Catharine Knicely, 
who was born 1783; d. Oct. 4, 1831. He died June 6, 1816, 
and is buried in Salem Church graveyard. His widow after- 
wards married a Ruch and moved the family to Northumber- 
land Co., Pa., where they were reared. The children were 
as follows: — 

12. i. Sophia Swope, b. vSept. 6, 1809; m. Jacob R. Levan. 

ii. Adam Swope, died at the age of 21 years, from a fall 
from a load of pumpkins. 

iii. George Kniceey Swope was born May 29, 1814. He 
was educated in the common schools of that period, and 
at the old Kirkpatrick Academy at Milton, Pa., 
which became a famous institution for the great num- 
ber of great and noble men who obtained their educa- 
tion there. After finishing his schooling he learned the 
printing business under :\Ir. Henry Frick, proprietor of 

150 The Sicopc Family. 

the .Milto)iia)i. After serving his apprenticeship he 
cunchided to take a trip " West," and accomplished the 
entire journey on horseback. Being of a speculativ-e 
turn of mind, he made considerable money while there, 
but the old "Keystone" State had for him greater 
charms, and he returned and opened a general store in 
Mifflinburg, Pa He afterwards removed to Muncy, 
then to Lewisburg, where he continued the mercantile 
business until a few months before his death, when he 
retired from active business with the prospect of a life 
of ease and comfort. He died suddenly, on the anniver- 
sary of his 75th birthday, May 21, 1SS9. and his remains 
were laid to rest in the Lewisburg cemetery. He was a 
man who was temperate in all things, methodical in his 
habits, and a good business man. He was a member of 
the Presl)yterian Church, and took a strong stand in the 
cause of temperance. He never married. 

I\'. ^I.\THiAS SwoPE* (John Jacob\ Johtr, Yost'j was 
born, Jan. 24, 17S0, in Lancaster Co., Pa. He lived there 
until a few years previous to his death, when he moved to 
Ohio and settled near Dayton, where he died, Sept. i, 1S54. 
He married Sarah Becker, who was l)orn June 5, 1793; d. 
Aug. 3, 1.S71. They had issue as follows: — 

i. H.A.RRIET SwoPE, b. Sept. 13. 1S09; d. Oct 13, 1S55. 

13. ii. Eliza Swope, b. July 13, iSiS; m. Cyrus Gebhart. 

14. iii. Frederick Swope, b Sept. 11, 1821; m. ISIary L. Stoner. 

15. iv. Samuel Swope, b. May to, 1825; m. Anna Neidich. 

16. V. Adam Swope, b July 24, 1831; m. Catharine Stoner. 

V. Elizabeth Swope* (John Jacob'', John"', Yost') was 
born, March S, 17S2, in Lancaster county. Pa.; d. Jan. 11, 
1847. She married Lsaac Hofferd, who was born April 
20, 1778; d. Sept. 16, i860. They had issue as follows: — 

17. i. John Hofferd, b. Feb 10, 1S15; m Su.san Xoon. 

ii. Emaxiwi- Hofferd, b. Dec. 27, 1S16; d. Jan. 5, 18S1; un- 
iii. Mary Hofferd, b. July 4, 1822; d. June 20, 1840; un- 
iv. S.\MrF:L Hofferd, b. March 17, 1824. He is now living 
in Lancaster county. Pa. 

VL Emanuel Swope* i John Jacob', John'', Yost') was 
born Jan. 17, 1786; d. July 2, 1872. He married, June rS, 
1807, Barbara Ebv, who was born Jan. 27, 1787; d. March 


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9, 1864. His early educational advantages were coniined to 
the subscription schools of his day, but he had an inquiring 
mind and great natural talent, good sound judgment and ex- 
traordinary foresight. These characteristics soon won for him 
a commanding position in the community in which he lived. 
He was the counsellor of his neighborhood. Every one in 
trouble went to him for advice, comfort and help, and he 
was frequently called upon to arbitrate differences arising 
among his neighbors. Because of his unquestionable integ- 
rity he was often made the executor of the estates of his 
neighbors, and was the guardian of numerous children, 
several of whom he reared in his own family, and when 
they arrived at their majority gave them a substantial start in 
life. He was a progressive farmer, was constantly experi- 
menting in farming, stock raising and fruit growing. His 
model farms gave evidence that his methods were the best. 
Besides being interested in agriculture, he was connected with 
other business enterprises; he was one of the founders and 
for thirty years a director in the Lancaster County National 
Bank. He was a stockholder in the I^ancaster Gas Company 
and one of twelve owners of the nickel mines. He was a man 
of fine physique, was over 6 feet tall, and weighed 280 
pounds. From early manhood he was a faithful member of 
Zion's Lutheran Church of Mechanicsburg, Lancaster county. 
He was very pronounced in his religious views, thinking no 
church equal to his own, and no bible equal to "Luther's 
Bible," of which he was a constant student. During his 
later years he developed quite a fondness for traveling and 
made several trips to Canada, where he had landed interests; 
while there he tried to induce the Canadians to adopt Lan- 
caster county methods of farming, but in this he was not very 
successful; they seemed to know that bleak, sterile Canada 
could not be made to smile as Pennsylvania's garden spot, 
Lancaster county. Emanuel Swope at one time was consid- 
ered one of the wealthiest citizens of Lancaster county, but 
his generosity and many benefactions reduced his fortune to 
a moderate size at his death, which occurred in 1872. He 
was laid to rest by the side of his wife in Zion's Lutheran 
graveyard at Mechanicsburg. They had issue as follows: — 

154 ^■^''' Swopc Faiiii/v. 

i8. i. Isaac Swopk, b. Dec. 22, 1S12; married, first, Amelia 

Carotheis; m., secondly, Rachel Ludwig. 
[9 ii. Faxnv Swope, b Oct. 25, 181 7; m. John P. Stauffer. 

VII. Frederick Swope' (John Jacob\ John",') was 
born, Sept. 17, 1790, in Lancaster count}*, Pa.: d. Nov. 27, 
1853. He was a farmer by occupation, and owned part of 
the original Swope tract, which passed out of the Swope name 
at his death. He was twice married — -first to Mary Bare. 
They had children as follows: — 

20. i. David Swope, b. May 3, 1S13; m. Rebecca Corfield. 

21. ii. Marv Swope, b. May 5, 1814; m. Elias Bare. 

22. iii. Emanuel Swope, b. Oct. 10, 1S15: m. Catharine Bare. 

23. iv. Leah Swope, b. Oct. 4, 1817; m. Michael Bender. 

24. V. LvDiA Swope, b. Dec. 10, 1819: m. Andrew Bard. 

Frederick Swope, married, .secondly, Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of John Bard, of Lancaster county. Pa. They had issue 
as follows: — 

25. i. Susanna Swope, b. June 4, 1824; m. Edward Jacobs. 

26. ii. Henrv Swope b Aug. 26, 1825; m. Anna E. Minich. 

VIII. Levi Swope' (Jacob\ John Jacob', John', Yost') 
was born in Upper Leacock township, Lanca.ster county, Feb. 
25, iSii; died Feb. 14, 1S51. He married Maria Ann 
Harmen. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Samuel Swope, b. Nov. 8, 1847; d. Jan. 25, 184S. 
ii. George M. Swope, b. July 31, 1849; ^ Dec. 21, 1849. 
iii. Salome Swope; m. Charles H. Kellev. 


IX. Daniel Swope'' ( Jacob*, John Jacob", John', Yost') 
was born, Aug. 19, 1812, in Womelsdorf, Pa. Died, June 30, 
1892, from old age. He lived in Lancaster city over forty 
years. During this time he was engaged in a number of 
bu.siness enterprises, one being the manufacture of matches, 
which he carried on for a number of years. At the time of 
his death he was engaged in the pottery business, which he 
had successfully operated for thirty years. He was for many 
5'ears a consistent member of St. John's Lutheran Church. 
He married Elizabeth Sousman, who was born Aug. 8, 
1826; died Feb. 3, 1892. The}- had issue as follows: — 

28. i. John C. Swope, b. July i, 1849; m. Lavina A. Jefferies. 

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ii. Lydia Ann Swope, h. Oct. 19, 1853; *!• April, 1855. 
iii. George A. Swope, b. March 12, 1857. 

X. ZuRiEL vSwoPE' ( Jacob\ John Jacob'', John"', Yost') 
was bom March 16, 18 18, in the old home in peacock town- 
ship, Lancaster county. He was early sent to the subscrip- 
tion school of his neighborhood, and having a bright and in- 
quiring mind he obtained a good education for his advan- 
tages. Before he was twenty years of age he went to Phila- 
delphia to learn tailoring ' ' after the latest improved methods. ' ' 
Tailoring not being to his taste, he taught school in Leacock 
township in 1838. He afterwards went to Lancaster and 
read medicine, but the horrors of the dissecting table drove 
him from tlie medical profession. In 1844 he entered the 
law office of Col. Reah Frazier as a student-at-law, and was ad- 
mitted to the Lancaster County Bar in 1846. For 49 years 
he successfully practiced his profession, retiring in 1895, 
through the infirmities of age. Although not noted as a 
criminal lawyer he had a large civil practice. Zuriel Swope 
is a man of much inventive genius; this showed itself in early 
youth and developed as he attained manhood. When but a 
lad he invented a successful arrangement for igniting spunk 
without the use of flint or steel. Much of his leisure time 
has been spent with his inventions, more for the sake of the 
pleasure he obtained from it than with a view of profit. He 
has completed not less than twenty inventions, and some of a 
very practical character. The Swope family are greatly in- 
debted to him for having preserved records of the early 
Swopes that otherwise would have been lost. His interest 
in genealogy began with his efforts to establish the claim of his 
branch of the Swope family to a fortune left by a Dr. John 
Swope, of Virginia, a surgeon of the Revolutionary War; in 
this he failed, but his interest in family history continued. 
For fifty years, during a time when others were little interested 
in things of that kind and often ridiculed him, he was adding 
to this fund of information until he was admitted to be the best 
informed man on the Swope family history in the country. 
He married Elizabeth A. Gunckle, of Cumberland county. 
Pa. He and his wife reside in Lancaster, the infirmities of 
old age resting heavily upon him. They had one son: — 

156 The Sivope Family. 

i. William Gunckle Swope, b. Oct. 8, 1S57; d. March 28, 

XI. IvYDiA SwoPE' ( Jacob\ John Jacob'', John^ Yost') 
was born April 2, 1822. She married, Aug. 5, 1855, Jacob 
O. Steinheiser, born October 20, 18 17. She resided in Lan- 
caster, Pa. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Freemont D. Steinheiser, b July 11, 1856; m., Dec. 

23, 1879, Miss Snyder, 
ii. Ada Steinheiser, b July 16, 1S60; m. John Butz. 

XII. Sophia SwoPE' (George Michael*, John Jacob'', John^ 
YostM was born, Sept. 6, 1809, in Lancaster county. Pa. 
On Dec. 4, 1S28, she was united in marriage to Jacob R. 
Levan, of Kutztown, Pa. For a time after their marriage 
they resided in Lancaster. Subsequently Mr. Levan engaged 
in merchandising in Milton, Pa., where he remained several 
years. Sophia Swope Levan was a lady of prepossessing ap- 
pearance, refined, intelligent and possessed of a true Christian 
character. She died of consumption, April 13, 1857, and her 
remains were deposited in the Lutheran graveyard at Lewis- 
burg, Pa., but were afterwards removed to the new' cemetery 
at that place. They had issue as follows: — 

29. i. Alfred Graeff Levan; nu Mary J. Cook, 

ii. Francis Levan; died at the age of 16 years. 

XIII. Eliza Swope'" (Mathias*, John Jacob', John', Yost') 
was born Juh' 13, 1S18; died Jinie 28, 1887. She married 
Cyrus Gebhart, b. Jan. 27, 1822; d. Jan. 28, 1882. They 
had children as follows and 28 grandchildren, names un- 
known: — 

i. S.\rah Gebhart. 

ii. Hattie Gebhart. 
iii. Hiram Gebhart. 
iv. Annie Gebhart. 

V. Jennie Gebhart. 
vi. Henry Gebhart. 
vii. Ell.a Gebh.\rt. 
viii. Ida Gebhart. 

XIV. Frederick SwoPE^ (Mathias*, John Jacob^ John", 
Yost\) was born, Sept. 11, 182 1, in Lancaster county. Pa.; 



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d. April 9, 1895; m.,July 28, 1859, Mary L. Stoner, b. 
June II, 1843. They had issue as follows: — ■ 

i. Sarah Swopk, b. Nov. 13, 1S60; tn. Christian Wise, 
ii. Susanna Swope, b. Jan. 11, 1865; d. Aug. 2, 1871. 
iii. Andrew Swope, b. May 14, 1867; d. Sept. 20, 1867. 
iv. Mary Swopk, b. Jan. i, 1869; d. Aug. 17, 1S69. 

V. Emma Swope, b. Sept. 30, 1870; d. Sept. 12, 1873. 
vi. Eliza Swope, b. May 17, 1S73. 
vii. William Swope, b. Oct. 30, 1882. 

XV. Samuel Swope' (Mathias', John Jacob\ John', Yost^) 

was born, May 10, 1S25, in Lanca.ster county, Pa. He 

married, Dec, 1859, Anna Weidich, and had Lssue as 

follows: — 

i. Albert vSwope, b. Nov. 4, 1S61; d. Sept. i, 1880. 

ii. Henry Swope, b. Jan. 28, 1S64; m., Feb. 28, 1S83, A. E. 

Gana. They have three children — .\ngus A., b. 

Dec. 10, 1887; vStella M., b. Feb. 5, 1890; Ethel R., b. 

March 13, 1882. 

XVI. Adam Swope'' ( Mathias\ John Jacob', John', Yost') 
was born, July 24, 1831, in Iyanca.ster county. Pa. He married, 
Oct, 15, 1861, Catharine Stoner. They had issue as 
follows: — 

i. Charles Swope, b. July 24, 1862; married and has two 

ii. Anna Swopk, b. May 19, 1864; m. Nehf and had four 

iii. Ellp;n Swope, b. June 11, 1868; m. Eshbach and had 

three children, 
iv. Alfred Swope, b. Sept. 14, 1870; m. and has one child. 
V. Ida Swope, b. July 28, 1872; d. May 5, 1875. 
v. Dora Swope, b. Jan. 13, 1875. 

XVn. John Hofferd' (EHzabeth (Swope) Hofferd', 
John Jacob Swope^ John Swope^ Swope') was born in 
Lancaster county. Pa., Feb. 10, 1815; d. Aug., 1841; m.,Oct. 
25, 1835, Susan Noon, b. Jan. 6, 1815. They had issue as 
follows: — 

30. i. Catharine Hofferd, b. April 20, 1837; m. Benjamin F. 

ii. Mary Hofferd, b. March 8, 1840. 

XVIII. Isaac Swope' (Emanuel*, John Jacob', John', 

i6o The Sicopc Family. 

Yost^) was born, Dec. 22, 18 12, near Mechanicsburg, I^an- 
caster county, Pa. He received from his father a fine farm, 
fully stocked and equipped in every respect. On this he lived 
until 1S57, when he moved to Canada to take possession of a 
farm inherited from his maternal grandfather. Xot liking 
Canada he returned to his native State the following year. 
He subsequently engaged in merchandising in Lancaster city, 
in which he continued until his death. He was a man of a 
quiet and retiring disposition, taking little interest in affairs 
outside his own circle of acquaintances, and rarely went awa}' 
from home unless called away b}' business. With his friends, 
however, he was always companionable and genial. He died 
18S7 and is buried at Zion's Church, Mechanicsburg. He was 
twice married — first, Oct., 1842, to Amelia Carothers, who 
died Jan., 1844. They had one child, which died in infancy. 
He married, secondly, Sept. i, 1846, Rachel Ludwig, b. 
March 21, 1824. vShe survives him, residing in Lancaster, Pa. 
They had children as follows: — 

Amelia Swope, b. Dec. 2S, 1S47; m. J. Jefferies Ryan. 

Rachel Swope, b. June 5, 1849; ni. Peter Schgier. 

Isaac Swope, b. March 7, 1S51, on his father's farm, in 
Upper Leacock townihip, Lancaster county, Pa. He 
gives a very amusing account of his early experience in 
the " district school," his dislike for going to school, 
and the necessity of bribing him \vith pennies, candy, 
etc. ; these means, however, seem to have become burden- 
some, when the traditional "rod" was brought into 
play with telling effect. His antipathy for school was 
soon overcome and we next find him anxious to go, 
diligent in his studies, and standing at the head of his 
class, .\fter leaving school he determined that a trade 
was to his taste and apprenticed himself to the carriage 
painting business. He served an apprenticeship of 
four 3-ears and then worked at the business for a time. 
In the meanwhile he was seized with a desire to see 
more of the world than was presented to his vision in 
the circumscribed limits of Lancaster citj-; so, on March 
3, 1S73, he and a friend started West. He had varied 
experiences in the different western cities. In St. Louis 
he was persuaded to go to sea " before the mast,"' but 
at the last moment was dissuaded by one who had been 
there. He subsequently went to Chicago, where he en- 





1. Rachel Ludwig, wife of Isaac Swope 3- Amelia (Swope) Ryan and family. 

2. Isaac Swope. 4- Sophia (Swope) Levan. 

5. George K, Swope. 


The S'a'opc Family. 165 

gaged with the large firm of Studebaker Bro. He, being 
a first-class workman, was placed at the head of one of 
the shops, where he remained for some time Again his 
old desire to see more of the world came upon him and 
he determined to go to Australia. On April 14, 1877, he 
sailed from New York for Sidney, New South Wales. 
After a three months' voyage, rendered very uncom- 
fortable and disagreeable by the rough emigrants on 
board, he arrived at Sidney. There, on landing, the 
party passed under a British man-of-war, when one of 
the roughs made an insulting remark about the British 
flag; it was heard and was the means of bringing the 
whole party into the hands of the law; they were, how- 
ever, extricated from the dilemma without much 
trouble. New South Wales w^s a disappointment; work 
was not plenty and the natives were jealous of Ameri- 
cans because of their superior work. Mr. Swope, owing 
to the privations of his long voyage, lack of proper 
food and water, and the disappointments experienced 
after his arrival in Sidney, took sick and did not recover 
for several months. During a part of this time he was in 
an unconscious condition in a hospital, where he received 
bad treatment. Shortly after his return to conscious- 
ness he was discovered by a young English lady, whom 
he had known at his boarding house, Emily, 
daughter of Mr. Thomas Maton, editor of the Isle of 
Wight Chronicle, now Mrs. James M. Hall. Through 
the kindly offices of this excellent lady better quarters 
were given him and he received more humane treat- 
ment. He remembers with much gratitude her kind- 
ness. After his recovery his one desire was to return 
home. He secured work at his trade and earned not 
only enough to take him home, but to enable him to 
see more of the Colonies. After visiting the Inter- 
national Exhibition, at Melbourne, iSSr, he sailed for 
San Francisco on the "City of New York." In San 
Francisco he again engaged with the Studebaker Bro., 
taking charge of their shops at that place, where he re- 
mained until 1887, when he was called home on the 
death of his father. He took charge of his father's 
store in Lancaster, improving it until he has the most 
prosperous grocery store in the city. Our thanks are 
due Mr. Swope for his untiring efforts in assisting in 
searching out records, etc., in Lancaster county. No 
one has rendered us more valuable assistance. 

iv. Emanuei, Swope, b. Aug. 11, 1853; d. June 18, 1883. 

v. Barbara Ann Swope, b. Nov. 10, 1855; d. Jan. i, 1890. 

1 66 TIic Sicopc Family. 

XIX. Fanny Swope" rEmanuel\ John Jacob^ John^ 
Yost^) was born in Lancaster county, Pa., Oct. 25, 1S17. 
She married, Feb. 2, 1S40, John P. Stauffkr, born Oct. 17, 
18 1 7. Her father presented her with a fine farm in I^an- 
caster county, thoroughly equipped in every department. 
The family left Lancaster county and moved to Cumberland 
county Pa., in 1S50, and bought a farm near Carlisle. 
There Mrs. Stauffer died, March 14, 1879. They had issue 
as follows: — 

i. Emanuel Stauffer, b. 1S43; died, 
ii. Mary Stauffer, b. 1847. Resides in Carlisle, Pa. 
iii. John Stauffer, b, 1850; m. Kate Emmerson. Had 
issue : — 

i. Fanny. 
ii. John, 
iii. Daniel. 
iv. Charles. 
V. David. 
iv. Groff Stauffer; died July 5, 1S79. 
V. Slater Stauffer, b. 1855; m. Jaue Phillips. Had 
issue: — 

i. Parker. 
ii. Samuel. 
vi. Alice Stauffer, b. 1S59; died. 

XX. David SwoPE^ TFrederick', John Jacob", John', 
Yost'j was born, ]vlay 3, 1813, in Lancaster county, Pa. In 
early manhood he went to Philadelphia and entered the 
wholesale grocery business, from which he retired in 1863. 
He married, June 30, 1835, Rebecca Knox Corfield, a 
daughter of Edward Dixon Corfield, a prominent lawyer and 
at one time Mayor of Northern Liberties, Philadelphia. 
David Swope was an active member of the Old Union M. 
E. church in Philadelphia. He was a trustee and class 
leader for over twenty- five years. In 1878 he left the M, E. 
Church and connected himself with St. Paul's Reformed 
Episcopal Church, where he remained luitil his death, Dec. 
27, 1 88 7. They had issue: — 

33. i. Frederick Emanuel Swope, b. March 24, 1S36; m., 

first, Josephine Simpson; ni., secondly, Catharine G. 
ii. Sarah D. Swope, b. Sept. 16, 1837, d. Feb. 9, 1S38. 



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iii. Mary Elizabeth Swope, b. Dec. 21, 1838; d. July 12, 

iv. Ellen Swope, b. Nov. 20, 1840; d. June 12, 1842. 
V. Anna C. Swope, b. Oct. 2, 1S42; d. March 3, 1848. 
vi. Ellen Swope. Resides in Philadelphia, Pa. 
vii Annie Corfield Swope, b. June 2, 185 1; d. Sept. 19, 

viii. Edward Swope, b. May 24, 1854; d. Jan. 23, 1865. 

XXI. Mary vSwope^ (Fredenck\ John Jacob\ John'\ 
Yost') was born in Lancaster county. Pa., Aug. 15, 1814; 
died Jan. 6, 1875. She married, Oct. 18, 1838, EuAS Bare, 
born Aug. 7, 18 15; died Oct. 23, 1877. They had issue as 
follows: — 

34. i. Adam S. Bare, b. Nov. 4, 1839; ni. Eliza F. West, 

ii. Sarah Ann Bare, b. Nov. 4, 1839. 
iii. Mary Bare, b. July 25, 1841; ni., Sept. 19, 1867, Reuben 

B. Thomas, 
iv. Anna E. Bare, b. June 29, 1844; m., Aug. 12, 1871, W. 
Lewis Clark, who was drowned in the Johnstown flood, 
V. Juliana Bare, b. July 25, 1846; ni., Oct. 29. 1891, B. 
Hunter McClees. 
vi. Henry Bare, b. April 29, 1849; ni., Oct. 21, 1873, Clara 

L. Walmer. They reside in New York city. 
vii. Elias Bare, b. July 18, 1851; m., Oct. 20, 1879, Emily M. 
Brodie. They reside in Philadelphia and had two 
children: — - 

i. Edward B., b. Feb. 6, 1881; d. Nov. 8, 1890. 
ii. Harry B.,b. Dec. 27, 1S83; d. Nov. 6, 1S90. 
viii. Lydia Emma Bare, b. April 14, 1853; ni. William L. 
Lippincott. They reside in Philadelphia, Pa. 

XXII. Emanuel Swope^ (Frederick\ John Jacob^ John^ 
Yost') was born near Mechanicsburg, Lancaster county. Pa., 
Oct. 10, 1815. He married, March 18, 1845, Catharine 
Bare, who was born Sept. 13, 1834. The most of his active 
life was spent in merchandising, first for five years in Phila- 
delphia, then in New Holland and Mechanicsburg, and the 
last nineteen years of his life in Lancaster city. He was an 
active and faithful member of the Lutheran Church, always 
interested in the Sunday School work, and at one time was 
superintendent of the Sunday School of Zion's church of 

lyo The Sicopc Faiiiily. 

Mechaiiicsburg. In the graveyard of that church his remains 
rest, he having died April, 1895. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Grabill B. Swoi'K, b. May 2, 1S47, at Baresville, Lan- 
caster Co. When old enough he entered his father's 
store at IMechanicsburg, and remained there some time. 
On the breaking out of the Rebellion he enlisted and 
entered Capt. P. L. Sprecher's Company. After return- 
ing from the war he attended the Millersville Normal 
School. In 1S79 he moved to Lancaster, where he 
occupied a position as salesman until his death. He 
was prominently connected with several secret organi- 
zations, a member of a Lancaster G. A. R. Post, a 
consistent member of Trinity Lutheran church, Lan- 
caster. He is buried at Mechanicsburg, Pa., having 
died, Jan-. 27, 1S94. He married, Nov. i, 1866, Emma 
Bentz, who was born Nov. 5, 1S46. They had one 
daughter, Amelia Catharine, b. Aug. 2, 1867; d. July 5, 
1 888. 

XXIII. Le.\h Swope' (Frederick', John Jacob', John', 
Yost') was born in Lancaster county, Pa., Oct. 4, 1S17; died 
July 2, 18S4. She married, Jan. 6, 1842. Michael Bender, 
born x\pril 26, 1S14; died March 17, 1888. They had the 
following children: — 

35. i. Elizabeth Bender, b. Jan. i, 1843; m. Edwin 'SI. Leb- 

ii. :NL\rv Ann Bender, b. .^ug. 6, 1844; d. Jan. 27, 1854. 
iii. Anna L. Bender, b. June 20, 1846; d. Jan. 29, 1S86. 
iv. C.A.THARINE Bender, b. .\ug. 9, 1S48; m., May 5, 1894, 

Harry Brown, 
v. Albert Swope Bender, b. April 8, 1850; d. Nov. 11, 

vi. Leah F. Bender, b. .Vug. 21, 1852. 

36. vii. Lydl\ E. Bender, b. Nov. 14, 1855; m. Richard C. 


XXI\'. LvDiA Swope'' (Frederick', John Jacob', John', 
Yost') was born in Lancaster county. Pa., Dec. 10, 1819; 
died March 23, 1870. She married, Jan. 18, 1844, Andrew 
Bard, born Jan. 2, 1819; died Oct. 12, 1865. The follow- 
ing children were born to them: — 

37. i. Annie E. Bard, b. Jan. 7, 1S45; m. John A. Buller. 

ii. Benjamin F. Bard, b. Feb. 8, 1847; m., first, INIary A. 

77/ c S'a 'Ope Fa mil v. iji 

Darrow, who died Aug., i.S.Si. He married, secondly, 

Lizzie Boyd. 
iii. Ei.AM Bard, b. Oct. S, 1849; d. Jan. 2, 1850. 
iv. Albert Bard, b. March 28, 1851; d. June 7, 1851. 
V. Frederick Bard, b. Aug. 16, 1853; d. vSept. i, 1853. 
vi. Emanuel Bard, b. Aug. 15, 1854; d. Sept. 8, 1854. 
vii David Bard, b. Aug. 15, 1854; d. Aug. 15, 1854. 

XXV. Susanna vSwope" ( Frederick', John Jacob'', Johir, 
Yost^J was born June 4, 1824; died, May 28, 1887; married, 
Dec. 4, 1845, Edward Jacobs, born May 2, 1828. Their 
residence was Philadelphia, Pa. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Elizabeth A. Jacobs, b. (Jet. 3, 1846; m., Nov. 25, 1868, 
J. Eby Esbenshade They had two daughters — Lillian 
M., b. Sept. 23, 1869; Mary E , b. Jan. 19, 1877. 

ii. Sarah A. Jacobs, b. Sept. 26, 1848; d. Feb. 19, 1865. 

iii. Saxford Swobe Jacobs, b. Oct. 5. 1850; m , Nov. 19. 
1884, Anna L. Brooks; d. ]\Lirch, 1887 He married, 
secondly, Jan. 9, 1.890, Ada B Hershey. 

iv. George E.Jacobs, b Oct. 14, 1853; d. Aug. 31, :855. 

38. V. MaryE. Jacobs, b. Jan. 18, 1856; m. Henry M. Kennedy, 
vi. Susan L J.acobs, b. June 27, 1858; d. Nov. 11, 1877. 

vii. DoR.A E. J.\cobs, b. Feb 'o, i860; d. Feb. 20, 1895. She 
married, Oct , 1889, George R. Goodman. They had 
two children as follows: — 

i. Edward, b. May 15, 1891. 
ii. Marjorie, b. March 2, 1893. 
viii. Edward E. Jacoils, b. Oct. 27, 1862; nu, April 11, 1888, 
Catharine Davidson. They have one child — Helen, b. 
July 22, 1892. 

XXVI. Henry Swope^ (Frederick\ John Jacob^ John", 
Yost^) was born, Aug. 25, 1825; died, Dec. 15, 1890; mar- 
ried. May, 1849, Anna E. Minich, born Nov. 5, 1826. 
Their children were as follows: — 

i. Jacob Minich Swope, b. June 15, 1850; d. Feb. 24, 1871. 

39. ii. Frederick Swope, b. Dec. 8, 1851; m. Ellen L. Brown, 
iii. Henry Swope, b. Nov. 4, 1853. 

40. iv. Annie E. Swope, b. June 10, 1856; m. Hiram D. Bucks. 

v. Milton Swope, b. Dec. 17, 185S; m. , March 5, 1884, Ruth 
A. Renner, b. June 10, 1856. They reside in Gait, Iowa, 
and have two children — 

i. Clarence G., b. June 2, 1886. 
ii. Ray B., b. Nov. 25, 1893. 
vi. Albert Swope, b. April 22, 1S61; resides at Glenola, Pa. 

172 77^1? Swope Family. 

vii. George Swope, b. Dec. 11, 1864; d. May 6, 1869. 
viii. Ida Swope, b. Aug. 5, 1856; d. Jan. 4, 1868. 
ix. David Swope, b. March 26, 1869; m., April 30, 1892, 
Laura I. Deissinger, b. April 22, 1870. They reside at 
Glenola, Pa. They had issue: — 

i. Martin Luther, b. Nov. 13, 1892. 
ii. Anna M., b. Aug. 10, 1894. 

XXVII. Salome Swope'' (Levi', Jacob\ John Jacob^ 
John", YostM wa.s born in Lancaster county, Pa. She married, 
June 12, 1870, Charles H. Kelley, at Lancaster. They 
are now residents of Alleghen}^ Pa. Mr. Kelley is a com- 
mercial traveler, and is secretary of the Commercial Travelers' 
Protective A.ssociation, of Pittsburg. He is also one of the 
board of managers of the Commercial Travelers' Home at 
Binghampton, N. Y. They have children as follows: — 

i. Edwin Keelev, b. Jan. 8, 1872. 
ii. John L. Keelev, b. Sept 12, 1873. 

XXVIII. John Calvin Swope'' (DanieP, Jacob*, John 
Jacob^ John'", Yost^ ) was born July 7, 1849. He married 
Lavina a. Jp;fferies, b. March i, 1857. He resides in 
Lancaster, Pa. They had issue: — 

i. Edwin H. Swope, b. Jan. 28, 1876. 
ii. WaeTER F. Swope, b. Nov. 16, 1S79. 
iii. James A. Swope, b. Aug. 4, 18S6. 

XXIX. Alfred Graeff Levan" (Sophia (Swope) 
Levan\ George Michael Swope*, John Jacob Swope^ John 
Swope", Yost Swope') was born 1830. He entered Lewis- 
burg College ( now Bucknell University) expecting to take 
a collegiate course, but failing health caused him to abandon 
his studies during the Sophomore year. Prof. S. W. Taylor, 
under date of Aug. 30, 1848, says of him, " Mr. Levaii has 
highly respectable talents, is dilligent in his studies, gentle- 
manly in manners, and str ctly correct in his general deport- 
ment." After leaving college he clerked for his uncle, G. 
K. Swope, in Miuicy, Pa., and in tlie early fifties he pur- 
chased the .stock and became proprietor of the establishment. 
On Nov. 3, 1853, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary 
J. Cooke, daughter of Jacob Cooke, a prominent merchant 
of that place and a descendant of three Revolutionary patriots. 

The Su'ope Family. 173 

He was permitted to enjoy his happy home but for a short 
time, as lung trouble developed and he sought relief at 
Clifton Springs, N. Y. He died, April 13, 1857, on his way 
home from that place, and his remains were deposited in the 
cemetery at Lewisburg, Pa. He was a gentlemen of good 
moral principles, excellent business qualifications, loved and 
respected by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife 
and son. — 

i. Horace C. Levan, b. Feb. 3, 1856, at Muncy, Pa. He 
is the only living descendant of this branch of the 
Swope family. Having lost his father at an early age, 
he was carefully and tenderly reared by his grand- 
father Cooke. In 1877 he entered the law office of C. 
A. Bowers, Esq., as a student, but abandoned law to 
become proprietor of the Muncy Mills, of which he is 
at present the owner. Ijiipaired health caused him to 
abandon active employment, and he retired from the 
milling business. He has held several offices of trust 
within a few years, and during the administration of 
President Harrison held a government office. He is a 
gentleman very much respected by a large circle of 
friends. He resides with his mother in their comfort- 
able mansion in Muncy, Pa. 

XXX. Catharine Hofferd'^ (John Hofferd'', Elizabeth 
(Swope) Hofferd', John Jacob Swope'*, John Swope', Yost 
Swope') was born April 20, 1837; m., October 10, 1858, 
Benjamin F. Cunningham, b. Aug. 25, 1839; d. June 25, 
1876. They had issue as follows: — 

i. George Cunningh.\m, b. April 9, i860, 
ii. SamueIv Cunningham, b. April 3, 1862. 
iii. John Cunningham, b. July 28, 1863. 
iv. Susan Cunningham, b. May 14, 1868; m.,July 29, 1889, 
Emanuel Wrinkle, b. Dec. 24, 1862. They have one 
child — Veral E., b. April 17, 1S91. 
V. Mary E. Cunningham, b. April 23, 1S67; m., March 6, 
1S92, William vSchlagel; b. Oct. 13, 1865. 

XXXI. Amelia Swope" (Isaac^ Emanuel', John Jacob'\ 
John'', Yost') was born Dec. 28, 1847. She married, May 18, 
1876, J. Jefferies Ryan, born May, 1846. They have 
children as follows: — 


174 ^^''^' Sic'Ope Family. 

i. Isaac Swope Ryan, b. May 23, 1879; d. Jul_v 14, 1879. 
ii. J. C1.IFT0N Ryan, b. July 5, 1880. 
iii. Earl Victor Ryan, b. Oct. 2, 18S6. 

XXXII. Rachel Swope" (Isaac^ Emanuel*, JohnJacob^ 
John", Yost^) was born June 5, 1S49. She married, Oct. 30, 
1873, Peter Schgier, and resides in Philadelphia, Pa. 
They had is.sue — 

i. Emma Schgier, b. Aug. 2, 1S74; d. March 10, 1875. 
ii. Amelia Schgier, b. Sept. 26, 1S75. 
iii. Annie Schgier, b, June 19, 1877; d. Aug. 28, 1877. 
iv. Harry Schgier, b. Aug. 27, 1S78. 
V. Minnie Schgier, b. May 28, 1880. 
vi. Kate Schgier, b. Oct. 5, 1883. 
vii. Mary Schgier, b. June 17, 1SS5. 
viii. LiLLiE Schgier, b. Sept. i, 1888; d. Jan i, 1S90. 

XXXIII. Frederick Emanuel Swope*^ ( David", Fred- 
erick*, John Jacob^ John', Yost^) was born, March 24, 1836, 
in Philadelphia, Pa. He was educated in the high school; 
after graduating he entered the wholesale dry goods business, 
in which he remained until 1861. He then married Josephine 
Simpson, daughter of James Simpson, a retired Quaker mer- 
chant, who had formerly been in the South American trade. 
The same year he entered the general commission business, 
remaining in this until 1869, when he moved to Delta, York 
Co., Pa., where he engaged in quarrying slate. In 1874 he 
went into the real estate business, in which he is now engaged. 
His wife having died, he married, secondly, Jan. 29, 1896, 
Katharine Good, daughter of James Poynsett Merkins, of 
Philadelphia. Frederick Emanuel Swope and his wife, Jose- 
phine, had children as follows: — 

i. Sallie H. Swope; died, 
ii. Rebecca C. Swope; died. 

iii. Daniel vSwope, b. April 25, 1865; m., Nov., 188S, Ger- 
trude C. Walmsbey. They had issue — 

i. Helen; died, 
ii. Ethel. 
iii. Christi.\n. 
iv. Horace. 

iv. Josephine Swope; died. 



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V. Frederick Emanuei- Swope, b. Feb. 9, 1875. He is 
connected with the German-American Title and Trust 
Co., Philadelphia, Pa. 

XXXIV. Adam S. Bake'' (Mary (Swope) Bare\ Fred- 
erick Swope\ John Jacob Swope'', John Swope^ Yost') was 
born Nov. 4, 1839; m., March 17, 1862, Eliza F. West. 
They had children as follows: — 

i Martha West Bare. 
ii. Harry Bare. 
iii. Charles Bare. 
iv. Mary Bare. 

V. AivFRED C. Bare. 
vi. Horace Cleveland Bare. 
vii. Florence W. Bare. 

XXXV. Elizabeth Bender* (Leah (Swope) Bender^ 
Frederick Swope*. John Jacob Swope^ John Swope^ Yost 
SwopeM was born Jan. i, 1843; married, vSept. 29, 1869, 
Edwin M. Lebkeicher. They re.side in Philadelphia, Pa. 
They had children as follows: — 

i. Edwin B. Lebkeicher, b. May 15, 1874. 
ii. Albert E. Lebkeicher, b. May 8, 1876; died in infancy, 
iii. Walter Lebkeicher, b. March 31, 1882; died in infancy, 
iv. Edith Lebkeicher, b. Sept. 25, 1S83. 

XXXVI. Lydia E. Bender" (Leah (Swope) Bender% 
Frederick Swope\ John Jacob Swope^ John Swope'\ Yost 
Swope') was born Nov. 14, 1855; married, April 8, 1886, 
Richard C. Stofer. They re.side in Norwich, N. Y., and 
have children as follows: — 

i. Michael W. Stoker, b. May 25, 1887. 
ii. Harold J. Stoker; died in infancy. 
iii. Helen Stoker, b. Jan. 7, 1S91. 

XXXVII. Annie E. Bard" (Eydia (Swope) Bard', Fred- 
erick Swope*, John Jacob Swope', John Swope', Yost Swope') 
was born Jan. 7, 1845. She married, Feb. 4, 1872, John A. 
BuLLER. They reside in Maytown, Lancaster county, Pa., 
and have the following children: — 

i Benjamin F. Buller, b. Dec. 2, 1872. 
ii. Blanche M. Buller, b. Oct. 20, 1874. 
iii. Edward Bard BulleR, b. Nov. 26, 1877. 

lyS The Sicopc Family. 

XXXVIII. Mary E. Jacobs'"' (Susanna TSwope) Jacobs^ 
Frederick Swope\ John Jacob Swope'\ John Swope", Yost 
Swope') was born Jan. iS, 1S56. She married, Nov., 1876, 
Henry M. Kennedy, and resides at the Gap, Lancaster 
county, Pa. They had issue: — 

i. William J. Kennedy, b. Nov., 1S77. 

ii. Mary Ida Kennedy; died in early childhood. 

iii. Edward Kennedy. 

iv. Susan F Kennedy. 

V. Henry Kennedy-. 

vi. James Kennedy. ) ^ ■ 

■' } Twins, 

vii. Mary Kennedy. > 

XXXIX. Frederick Swope® (Henry", Frederick*, John 
Jacob'\ John'-', Yost^) was born Dec. 8, 1S51. He married, 
Feb. 13, 1872, Ellen L. Brown, who was born, Jan. i, 
185 1. They reside at Xew Holland, Lancaster county, Pa. 
They had issue: — 

i. Walter S. Swope, b. Nov. 17, 1872 

ii. Charles INI. Swope, b. Jan. 17, 1S74; d. April 19, 1874. 
iii. WiLLi.^M Swope, b. Jan. 28, 1S75; d. Dec. 27, 1878. 
iv. Ann E. Swope, b. Oct. 27, 1876; d. Feb. 2, 1880. 

V. Edward Swope, b. Jan. 23, 1879; d. Feb. 6, 18S0. 
vi. David Swope, b. Feb. 26, 1880. 
vii. Harry C Swope, b. March 12, 1882 
viii. Clarence B. Swope, b. April 9, 1884. 
ix. Ellie M. Swope, b. May 11, 1886. 

X. Gertie Swope, b. Aug 9, 18S8. 
xi. Frederick H. Swope, b. June 2, 1890. 

XL. Annie Elizabeth Swope" ( Henry \ Frederick*, John 
Jacob'\ John-, Yost') was born, June 10, 1856. She married, 
July 25, 1878, Hiram D. Bucks, born March 4, 1S56. They 
reside at Glenola, Lanca.ster county. Pa., and have children 
as follows: — 

i. Harvey A. Bucks, b. Jan. 8, 1879. 

ii. Id.\ M. Bucks, b. Sept. 17, 1880. 

iii. Franklin S. Bucks, b. Feb. 28, 1883. 

iv. Clarence S. Bucks, b. April 3, 1886. 

V. D.wii) H. Bucks, b. Jan. 6, 1889. 

vi. Howard S Bucks, b. Jan. 3, 1895. 





1. John Hknry Swope'^ (John", Yost') was born at the 
homestead in Upper Eeacock township, March lo, 1747. He 
was a farmer by occupation, having inherited from his father 
a fine farm, part of the original Swope estate, in Upper Eea- 
cock township. He married Barb.vra Weilder, who was 
born April 27, 1756, and died Jan. 13, 1826. He died Sept. 
II, 1808, and is buried at Salem Church, surrounded by his 
kindred of many generations. They had issue as follows: — 

2. i. George Swope, b. June 7, 1787; m. Mary Kellenberger. 

3. ii. EiJZABETH Swope; m. George Bard. 

4. ill. Mary Swope, m. Jacob Eby. 

TI. George Swope* ( John Henry'', John\ Yost' ) was 
born, June 7, 1787, in Lancaster county. He married Mary 
Keelenberger, who was born May 24, 1806, and died June 
6, 1881. He owned and lived upon a fine farm of 165 acres 
in Uppsr Leacock township, Lancaster county. Pa. Before 
the days of railroads he drove his six-horse team and Cones- 
toga wagon, hauling freight between Philadelphia, Lancaster 
and Pittsburg. It was his boast — and that of his cousin, 
Emanuel Swope — that they had the finest teams of horses that 
traveled the road between those two cities. He was a man 
who appreciated the advantages of an education, and gave 
his sons greater advantages in that respect than were enjoyed 
by other young men of their neighborhood. He and his wife 
were consistent members of the Lutheran Church. He died 
Dec. 29, 1842. The\ had children as follows: — - 

5. i. Louisa Swope, b. Dec. 22, 1826; m. Abraham Groff. 

ii. Mary Swope, b. March 23, 1828; d. Jan. 8, 1872; m. 
Isaac E. Zentmever. 

i8o The Su'ope Family. 

6. iii. Catharine Swope, b. Dec. 9, 1S29; ni. Henry Bushong. 

7. iv. Eliza Swope, b. May 23, 1832: ni., first, Benjamin Landis. 

She married, secondly, Abraham Buck waiter, and 
thirdly, John A. SoUenberger. 
V. Henry K. Swope, b. Oct 31, 1S34; d. Oct. 24, iSjS. His 
education was received at the Annville Academy, Leba- 
non county, the Whitehill Academy, Cumberland county 
and the Millersville State Normal School After complet- 
ing his education he taught school for a short time. In 
1856 he was seized with the " gold fever" and went to 
California, prospecting at Chico and at Oroville, but 
being unsuccessful, he left and went to Virginia City, 
Nevada, where he spent some years digging for silver. 
Not making a fortune, however, he returned to his old 
home in Lancaster county, in 1867. He subsequently 
moved to Paola, Kansas, where he engaged in business. 
He died leaving one son, George, now living in Kansas 
City, Mo. His wife preceded him to eternity a few 

8. vi. George K. Swope, b. Feb. 2, 1S37; m. Lizzie Swope. 

III. Elizabeth Swope' (John Henry', John-', Yost') was 
born Feb. 10, 1784; died Xov. 5, 1S50. She married George 
Bard, of Lancaster cotmty, Pa., born Oct. 11, 1773; died 
May 27, 1856. They had children as follows: — 

i. Margaret Bard, b. April 3, 1802; d. Sept. 15. 1883 
She married David Kurtz, and had the following children: 
Henry, Franklin, David, Susanna, Elizabeth and Fanny, 
ii. Jacob Bard, b. Dec. 14, 1803; d. Aug. 25, 1880. He 

married and had two daughters— Anna and Emma, 
iii. Henry Bard, b. Dec. 9, 1805; d June 2, 1S83. He 

married and had one son — George L. 
iv. Mary Bard, b. Nov. 27, 1807; d. Feb. 11, 1873. She 
married Henry Shreiner. b. April 6, 1804; d. Feb. 4, 
1S89. They had children— Adam, Henry, Israel and 
Elizabeth, who married A. \V. Shober, and had two 
children, who died in infancy. 
V. George Bard, b. Oct. 28, 1809; d. Nov. 13, 1873. He 
married and had the following children— Ruben, Gra- 
bill, Mary and Susan. 
vi. Adam Bard, b. Jan. 21, i8t2. He married and had eight 
children— William, George, Evans, Amanda, Alice, Lida, 
Anna, Emma, 
vii. Levi Bard, b. April 19, 1S14. He married and had 
children— Jacob, Frank, Lincoln and Carrie. 

llie S2vopc Family. i8i 

viii. Samuei, Bard, b. Oct. 15, 1816; m. Leah Stuck, b. Dec. 
31, 1S25. Residence, Leacock, Lancaster count)^ Pa. 
They had ten children, three dying in infancy. The 
following reached maturity: — 

i. Harry S., b. Sept. 3, 1846; m. Amelia Yost 

Nov. 8, 1877. They had children— Jennie M., 

b. Jan. 23, 1878; Gussie A, b. Jnne i, 

1881; Walter, b. Nov. 12, 1885; Delia, b. July 

13, 1888; Elva, b. March lo, 1890. 

ii. James M., b. June 10, 1850. He is unmarried. 

iii. Laura F., b. Dec. 17, 1854; m., A. B. Bausman, 

Nov. 16, 1878 They had two children — 

Minnie, b. Dec. i, 1880; A. Bard, b. Nov. 23, 

1882; d. Dec. 25; 1894. 

iv. Justus F., b. July 15, 1856; m. L. Alice Miller, 

b. June 18, 1862. They had— Charles M., b. 

Aug. II, 1884, and Mary H., b. May 22, 1890. 

V. Agnks M , b. Sept. 23, 1858. 

1 vi. Samuel, b. June 7, 1S63; m., Dec. 23, 1888, 

Lettie Rohrer, b. March 17, 1868. They had 

children — Florence J., b. Jan 8, 1889; Leah 

E.,b. June 17, 1890; George P., b. Nov. 24, 

vii. Ida A., b. Jan. 22, 1866. 
ix. Elizabeth Bard, b Nov. 13, 1818: m. Henry Forney. 
Residence, Binkleys Bridge, Lancaster county, Pa. 
They have one daughter — Elizabeth 
X. Peter Bard, b. May, 6, 1821. He married and had the 
following children — Wesley, Wayne, Pierce, Wilson, 
Adam, Lizzie and Emma, 
xi Abraham Bard, 1). Aug. 6, 1823; d. July 17, 1873. He 
married and had two children, who died in infancy. 

IV. Mary Swope' (John Henry', John', Yost') was born 
in Lancaster county, Pa. She married Jacob Eby and had 
the following children: — 

i. Mary Eby; ni. Benjamin Sheaffer. 
ii. Elizabeth Eby; m. Samuel Hershey; both are dead, 
iii. Susanna Eby; m. Solomon Groff. They have four 

children — two sons and two daughters 
iv. Harriet Eby; m. Adam Rudy; both are dead. Had 

children — Eby and Ida. 
V. Daniel S. Eby, m. Susanna Groff; both are dead. 
vi. Abraham Eby, ni. Emma Ruth. 
vii. Jacob Eby, m. Catharine Good; both are dead. They 

had a large family. 

1 82 Tlic Sic ope Family. 

V. Louisa Swopf/ CGeorge\ John Henry^ John", Yost^) 
was born, Dec. 22, 1826, in Lancaster county, Pa. She mar- 
ried, March 2, 1848, Abraham Groff, now dead. They 
had issue: — 

i. Albert S. Groff, b. Feb. 2, 1849. 

ii. Franklin S. Groff, b. Dec. 2, 1850; d. April 24, 1858. 
iii. Clayton S. Groff, b. Dec. iS, 1S51; d. Feb. 26, 1888. 
He married a Miss Packer and had one son — Lloyd 
iv. Clara S Groff, b. March 25, 1854; d. July 10, 1854. 
V. Abraham S. Groff, b. May 30, 1S56; d. Oct. 18, 1856. 
vi. Emma Louisa Groff, b. Oct. 30, 1857; d. June 16, 1894. 
vii. Wesley S Groff, b. Sept. 15, i860. 
viii. Mary M. Groff, b. Oct. i, 1863; d. July 12, 1864. 
ix. Lilly Grace Groff, b. Aug. 13, 1S70. 

VI. Catharine Swope" (George\ John Henry\ John^ 
Yost') was born, Dec. 9, 1829, in Lancaster county. She 
married, Dec. 14, 1848, Henry Bushong. He having ex- 
tensive interests in Virginia at the breaking out of the war, 
enhsted in the Confederate service and joined Rosser's 
cavalry. He left the South early in 1864 ^^^^ went to 
Bermuda, where he remained until the war was over. They 
had children as follows: — 

i. Daniel S. Bushong, b. Aug. 3r, 1849; m. Clara A. 

ii. Mary Anna Bushong, b. Oct. 30, 1851; died young. 
iii. Ju.STus S. Bushong, b June 14, 1S54; m. Carrie Rush. 
They had issue: — 
i. Hudson 
ii. Landsford. 
iv. JOHH C. Bushong, b. Oct. 12, 1856; ni. Morilla Dealin. 
They had issued: — 

i Jamf;s, b. June 7, 1S80 
ii. John P., b. Dec. 10, 1887. 
iii. Reuben, b. Nov. 4, 1889 
iv. A son, June 11, 1895. 
V. Cora L. Bushong, b. Dec. 10, 1858. 

vi. Henry L. Bushong, b. Dec. 4, 1861; m., Dec. 22, 1885, 
Sallie B. Payne. 

\"II. Eliza Swope' (George*, John Henry'', John", Yost') 
was born, May 23, 1832, in Lancaster county. Pa. She 
married, first, Benjamin Landis, and had issue: — 

The Sziwpc Familv. 183 

i. Theodore B. Landis, married and had children:— 
i. Daisy. 
ii. Dora 
iii. Bertha. 
iv. Guv. 
ii. Elmira Ann Landis; m. George Weitzell. 

Eliza Swope married, secondly, Abraham Buckwalter. 
They had issue: — 

i. Byron Buckwalter. 
ii. Mauy L. Buckwai^TER; m., 1894, Rufus Bushong. 

Eliza Swope married, thirdly, John A. Soli.Knberger, a 
farmer in Lancaster county. They are members of the Re- 
formed Church. They had issue: — 

i. Kate E. Souenberger; m. Clayton Weiker. They 
had issue:— 
i. Louis. 
ii. Claude A. 
iii. Pearl. 
ii. J. Swope SollEnberger; m. M. Letitia Martin. They 
had issue: — 

i. Edna G. 
ii. Helen M. 

VIII. George K. Swope^' (George', John Henry', John', 
Yost' J was born, Feb. 2, 1837, in Upper lycacock township, 
Lancaster county, Pa. He was educated at the Annville, Pa., 
Academy, the Whitehall, Pa., Academy, and Millersville 
Normal School. He received a teacher's professional certifi- 
cate and began teaching in 1854. His career as a teacher 
was interrupted by the breaking out of the w^ar. He volun- 
teered as a member of the ' ' Union Guards ' ' of Lancaster 
county. His company was " Co. B, First Regiment, Infantry, 
Pennsylvania Reserves." He was in all the battles in which 
his brigade was engaged, viz. : Drainsville, Mechanicsville, 
Gaines Mill, New Market Cross-Roads, Malvern Hill, Second 
Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettys- 
burg, Bristoe Station, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania 
Court House, North Anna, and Bethesda Church. In all of 
these engagements he won for himself an enviable name for 
daring and bravery. He, being the best shot in his regiment, 
was frequently called upon to do sharpshooting service. 
Many interesting and thrilling incidents are related regarding 

184 The Sicopc Family. 

his service. We will give one, as related by Prof. J. P. Wick- 
sham before the Teachers' Institute of Lancaster county. The 
incident occurred, June 30, 1862, at the battle of New Market 
Cross- Roads. We quote the Professor as follows: "A rebel bat- 
ter}' was being handled in a masterly manner; a general rode 
up to a captain of a Lancaster county company and said: 'Cap- 
tain, have you a good shot in your company who is willing to go 
out between these two armies to pick off yonder officer ?" 'Why, 
general, it will be certain death to venture out there.' ' I know 
it, ' was the answer, ' but you see how that fire is decimating our 
ranks; is no one willing to sacrifice himself?' The captain 
turns to his company, with the remark: 'I'll see.' A young 
man rises in the ranks and volunteers, ' I'll go.' He creeps 
forward, takes deliberate aim and fires, but misses his mark; 
again, steady aim; the officer is seen to throw up his arms; 
he falls into the arms of his gunners The young man re- 
turns to his company unharmed; and, said the professor, in a 
burst of enthusiasm: ' I would .search the ami}' through, but 
I would take that young man by the hand and say, it was 
well done; that man was George K. Swope.' " At the battle 
of Bethesda Church he received a gunshot wound in the left 
lung, which necessitated his return home. The w^ound was a 
long time in healing and he yet carries the bullet in his body. 
After his return from the war he engaged in teaching for 
some years. He subsequently moved to Philadelphia, where 
he engaged in the commission business, continuing in the 
same for several years. In 1889 he was appointed Inspector 
of Customs in the district of Philadelphia and located at 
Marcus Hook; this position he held until 1893. He and his 
family are devoted members of the Methodist Church, he 
taking a prominent part in all the operations of his church. 
He married, Oct. 6, 1866, his cousin Lizzie, daughter of Dan- 
iel Swope. His portrait appears on page 161. They had 
children as follows: — 

i. Ella Nora Swopk, b. July 12, 1867. 

ii. George Daniel Swope, b. Sept 2, 1868. He married, 
June 22, 1893, Mary T. Richardson. They have one 
child, Nora, b. Aug., 1894. 
iii. Katie; Louetta Swope, b June 3, 1874; d. June 27, 1S7S. 
iv. M.\RY P.\UL Swope, b. March 21, 1876. 





1. Sabina Swope'* (John^ Yost^) was born in the old 
homestead, in Upper Eeacock township, Lancaster county, 
Pa., Dec. 26, 1748. She married John Hoke, of York 
count}', Pa., and lived there until after his death, when .she, 
together with her children, moved to Eincoln county, N. 
C, about 1797 or 1798; there her children established them- 
selves and became prominent members of the community. 
Sabina ( Swope; Hoke was a very superior woman, having great 
strength of character, energy and perseverance. She, being 
left a widow, felt a great responsibility in rearing her chil- 
dren and was extremely particular in her care for them. It 
is said that " when any of her boys were out late at night she 
would take a servant, go out and not return until she had 
found the missing one, whom she would bring home with 
her. On one occasion she found one of her .sons at a card 
table with a crowd of jolly boys. She walked up to the table, 
pulled the cards off into her lap, led her son home and thus 
broke up the game." 

On the death of her father, in 1780, .she received from his 
estate, by will, one hundred and twenty-five pounds. She 
died Aug. 9, 1826, and is buried in the Lutheran graveyard, 
in Lincolnton, N. C, she being a member of that church. 
They had issue as follows: — 

2. i. Sarah Hoke, b. 1772; m. Conrad Michal. 

3. ii. Daniel Hoke, b. Nov. 10, 1773; m. Barbara Ranisaur. 

4. iii. Frederick Hoke, m , first, a Miss Hafer; m., secondly, 

a Miss Lorance; m., thirdly, a Miss Stirewalt; m., 
fourthly, a Miss Wilson. 

5. iv. Henry Hoke, m. a Miss Ramsaur. 

6. V. Coi,. John Hoke, b. May 26, 177S; m. Barbara Quickie. 

1 86 The S'tcopc FaDiily. 

II. Sarah Hoke' (Sabina (Swope) Hoke', John Swope', 
Yost Swope' ) was born, 1772, in York county, Pa. She died 
1850. She accompanied the famil_v when the}' moved to 
lyincohi county, N. C, and died there. vShe married Coxrad 
MiCHAL, in York county, Pa., and had issue as follows: — 

i. John IMichal, married and had issue as foUows: — 
i. Sarah; m. a Lollar. 

ii. Annie, b. Oct. 31, 1S21; m. George Summe}'. 
iii Eliza. 

7. ii. Jacob Michal, b. July 23, 1792; in. Catharine Ramsaur. 

8. iii. Sarah Michal; m. Col. John Zimmerman. 
iv. Joseph Michal. 

V. Daniel Michal; died unmarried, 
vi. Elizabeth Michal; m. a Thompson. 
vii. Mary Michal; married. 

III. Daniel Hoke' (Sabina ( Swope) Hoke', John Swope", 
Yost Swope\) was born, Nov. 10, 1773, in York county, Pa. 
He married Barbara Ramsaur, at Lincolnton, X. C. She 
was born Feb. 5, 1780. In 1835 he and his famih' moved to 
Jacksonville, Ala. At this time the Indians were yet there. 
He died [856 and is buried at Jacksonville. They had issue 
as follows: — 

Sabin.a. Swope Hoke, b. 1800; m. Jacob Forney. 

Col. John D. Hoke, b Sept. iS, 1803; m. Maria Whitaker. 

Dr. George Hoke, b. Nov. 4, 1805; m. Martha M. 
iv. Daniel Hoke, b. 1808; died 1876, unmarried. When a 
child, by careless exposure on the part of a nurse, he 
lost the use of one of his legs, leaving him a cripple for 
life. Gen. J. H. Forney says of him, that "he was a 
fine, jovial character; we have many funny stories on 
Uncle Daniel. He was a big ' See-sesh ' and a remark- 
ably polite and entertaining man, in consequence a 
favorite beau of the ladies." 

12. V. Alfred Hoke, b. July 4, 1810; m. Susan .\bernathy. 

13. vi. Ann.\ Hoke, b. Nov. 6, 1812; m. Miles Abernathy. 
vii. William Hoke, b. 1815; d. 1836, soon after the arrival 

of the family at Jacksonville. 

14. viii. Eliza B. Hoke, b July 25, 1818; m. Moses Deane. 

15. ix. Catharine Hoke, b June 30, 1821; m. Hon. J. C. Clark. 
X. Joseph L.\ Fayette Hoke, b. 1824; d. , 18S8, and is buried 

at Jacksonville, Ala. He was by occupation a farmer. 







The Swope Family. 1S7 

IV. Frederick Hoke* (Sabina (Swope) Hoke'', John 
Swope', Yost Swope' ) was born in York county, Pa. Al)Out 
the year 1798, he, together with his family, moved from York 
to lyincohi county, N. C. He .settled on Liles Creek in the 
upper part of Lincoln county, and there reared a large family. 
As his sons grew to manhood and married he gave to each 
one a plantation. He was a man much loved and respected 
in the surrounding country, and noted for his kindness and 
generosity to the poor. The section of country in which he 
lived was thickly peopled, and as there were few physicians 
there, and he had .some knowledge of medicine, he often ren- 
dered medical assistance to those around him, even at times 
bleeding them and extracting teeth. He raised large crops 
of grain on his plantation, and it is a remarkable fact that he 
fixed the price of corn at fifty cents per bushel, and no matter 
what the market value of corn was, he refu.sed to receive 
more or per bushel for his. Sometimes when there was 
a failure of crops in other .sections, a number of wagons would 
come for corn offering him one dollar per bushel, which he 
would refuse to accept. Enquiring of them how many they 
had in the family and how much stock they fed, he would 
then say: "Well, you maj- have so many bushels at fifty 
cents, and you can't have any more." Frederick Hoke was 
considerably interested in politics. There being an election 
precinct on his place, runners would often come up in behalf 
of one or the other of the candidates. On one occasion one 
of these men asked an illiterate man how he was going to 
vote. He said, "I don't know; I always vote like Hoke's 
boys " And the vote was always nearly unanimous for 
" Hoke's boys." Frederick Hoke was inclined to be musi- 
cal. He brought with him from Pennsylvania a pipe-organ. 
His fondness and talent for music have been inherited by 
many of his descendants. He married four times. His 
wife was a Miss Hafer, his second a Miss IvORANce, his 
third a Miss Stirewalt, his fourth a Miss Wilson. No 
children are recorded of his third and fourth wives. There 
are records of one daughter by his second wife. Her name 
was Rhoda; she married an Allen, but nothing more is known 
of her. By his first wife he had issue as follows: — 

1 88 The S'a'opc Family. 

i6. i. Petp;r Hoke, b. Dec. 7, 1791; m. Sarah Lorance. 

17. ii. Catharine Hoke, b. Aug. 28, 1795; m. Rev. Ambrose 

iii. Frederick Hoke; m. Miss Smith. 
iv. John Hoke; m. Miss Killian. 
V. Noah Hoke; died young, 
vi. Daniee Hoke. 

18. vii. Andrew Hoke, b. Aug. 3, iSoi; m. Elizabeth Coulter, 
viii Susan Hoke; m. Robert Lorance. 

19. ' ix. Elizabeth Hoke, b Sept. 26, 1S07; m. Daniel Rowe. 

20. X. Annie Hoke, b. March 25, iSio; m. Daniel Roseman. 

V. Hon. Henry Hoke* (Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John 
Swope-, Yost Swope') was born in York county, Pa. He 
moved with the family to North Carohna, and began farming 
in Lincoln county. He was an active politician, and elected 
to represent Lincoln county in the State Senate for two terms, 
1803 and 1804, by the Democratic party. He was a con- 
firmed member of the Lutheran Church and faithful in his 
duties to the same. His remains repose in the family bur3Mng 
ground on the homestead surrounded by many of his descend- 
ants. He married a Ramsaur. They had issue: — 

21. i. Elizabeth Hoke, b. April 10, 1792; m. Michael Quickie. 

22. ii. Henry Hoke, b. Oct. 10, 1796; m. Susan Ramsaur. 

23. iii. Daniel Hoke, b. April 10, iSoo; m. Susan Rudasill. 

iv. Jacob Hoke; m. a Miss Sherman, and had nine children. 
V. Sarah Hoke; m. Jacob Lantz, and had a la-ge family. 

One son, John, was a minister in the Reformed Church. 

His daughter became the wife of the Rev. John Foil, 
vi. Barbara Hoke; m. a Hoyle, and had two children, 
vii. Anna Hoke; m. a Dietz; moved to Indiana and reared a 


YI. Col. John Hoke* (Sabina (Swope) Hoke'\ John 
Swope", Yost SwopeM was born, May 26, 1778, in York 
county. Pa. He died, June 3, 1845, at Lincolnton, N. C. 
In 1797 or 1798, he together with his mother's famih- moved 
from York county, Pa., to Lincoln county, X. C, the father 
having died at York prior to their leaving. Col. Hoke was a 
successful merchant in Lincolnton, and proprietor of the Lin- 
colnton factory. He was a colonel of the militia. He was a 
member of the German Reformed Church. He married. 

The Sivope Family. 189 

January 10, 1808, Barbara Quickle. They had issue as 
follows: — 

24. i David Hoke, b. Jan. 3, 1809; m. Nancy Bivings. 

25. ii. Michael Hoke, b. May 2, 1810; ni. Frances Burton. 

iii. Marcus La Fayette Hoke, b. June 2, 1813. He mar- 
ried Harriet Smith, and had one daughter, who died in 
infancy. He was killed in a political difficulty, Aug. 19, 

26. iv. Sarah Elizabeth Hoke, b. Dec. 19, 1816; m. Dr. Andrew 

Barry Crook. 

27. V. Col. John F. Hoke, b. May 30, 1820; m. Catharine 


28. vi. Nancy Harriet Hoke, b. Sept. 5, 1823; m. L. D. Childs. 

29. vii. CapT. William J. Hoke, b. Oct. 5, 1825; m. Georgiana 


30. viii. Francis Edward Hoke, b. Oct. 5, 1832; m. Catharine 


VII. Jacob Michal' (Sarah (Hoke) Michal', Sabina 
(Swope) Hoke'', John Swope", Yost Swope') was born in York 
county, Pa., July 23, 1792. When quite a small child he 
accompanied the family to North Carolina. On attaining 
his majority he settled in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. 
He was there engaged in merchandising and accumulated 
quite a large fortune. He is said to have been ' ' a man of 
great intelligence, culture and force of character." He 
married. May 11, 1815, Catharine E. Ramsaur, "an ex- 
ceedingly gentle and lovable woman." She was born Sept. 
5, 1796. They had issue: — 

31. i. Col. William H. Michal, b. Sept. 17, 1820; m. I abel 


32. ii. Dr. George W. Michal, b. Oct. 19, 1825; m., first, Mary 

Carson; m., secondly, Martha McDowell. 

33. iii. Sarah E. Michal, b. Aug. 21, 1828; m. Orvis Bartlett. 

VIII. Sarah Michal' (Sarah (Hoke) Michal', Sabina 
(Swope) Hoke^ John Swope", Yost SwopeM married Col. 
John Zimmerman. They had issue as follows: — 

34. i. Mary A. Zimmerman, b. Sept. 11, 1817; m. Col. 

Franklin A. Hoke, her cousin. (.See XLV. ) 

35. ii. Annie E. Zimmerman, b. July 15, 1815; m. Willis Peck, 
iii. Elizabeth Zimmerman; died iSSo. 

iv. Daniel M. Zimmerman, b. Sept. 18, 1823. After the 


I go The Sicopc Faviily. 

death of his parents his guardian placed him in a Phila- 
delphia dry goods house, and he afterwards became a 
member of the firm He was also engaged in railroad 
enterprises. After his retirement from business he and 
his wife traveled in Europe for a couple of years, and 
while there he died, Aug. lo, 1S92, and was buried in 
Switzerland. He married Elizabeth Hart. They had 
one son, Walter, who is in the real estate business in 
Camden, X. J. 
V. William Zimmerman; died in childhood. 

IX. Sabina Swope Hoke' (Daniel Hoke\ Sabina ( Swope ) 
Hoke^ John Swope", Yost Swope^) was born in Lincoln 
county, N. C, 1800. She accompanied the family when 
they moved to Jacksonville, Ala. and died there, 1S82. She 
married Jacob Forney, a son of Gen. Peter Forney.''' of 
Revolutionary fame, a resident of Lincoln county, N. C. 
They had issue as follows: — 

i. Maj. Daniel Peter Fornev, was born in Lincoln 
county, N. C. , 1819, and died 18S1, unmarried. He was 
educated at the University of Virginia, taking a course 
in law, which profession he practiced a number of 
years. He was a soldier in the INIexican War, was 
captain of the Alabama State Troops in 1S61, and major 
and inspector general of the C. S. Army 
ii. Joseph Bartlett Forney was born 182 1, and died 1883. 
He married Mary Whitaker, of Troy, N. Y. His busi- 
ness was that of a merchant. He entered the Con- 
federate Army, and was aid to his brother, Gen. John 
H. Forney. 

36. iii. Gen. William H. Forney, b. 1S23; m. Elizabeth Wood- 


37. iv. Barbara Ann Forney, b. 1826; m. Maj. Peyton Rowan. 

38. V. Gen. John H. Forney, b. 1829; m. Septima Sexta 


39. vi. Emma E. Forney, b. 1832; m., first, Benjamin Rice; m., 

secondly, the Rev. Thomas A. Morris. 

* The traditions of this Forney family are the same as those of the 
Conewago (Hanover) Pennsylvania family mentioned elsewhere. Both 
point to French extraction, having fled from religious persecution in 
France to Germany, after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, 1685. 
The}' remained in Germany long enough to become citizens of that 
country before emigratii:g to America. There are no records to show a 
relationship between the Conewago, Pa., and the Southern family, but 
a relationship may have existed in a higher branch in the Fatherland. 

The Szvope Family. igi 

vii. Col. George Hoke Forney, b. 1835. He was merchan- 
dising until the breaking out of the war when he 
entered the Confederate service in the company of his 
brother, Daniel Peter, Jan., 1S61. In 1862 he was 
major commanding the ist Confederate Battalion. In 
1863 the 1st Confederate Battalion was increased in 
number of companies, and he was promoted to lieu- 
tenant colonel. " A rather unusual order was made by 
the President in this, that the first battalion and another 
named regiment was ordered from the army in Missis- 
sippi to the army in Virginia to be placed in a brigade 
commanded by Gen. Davis, a relative of the President." 
A result of this transfer was that Col. Forney took part 
in the battle of the Wilderness, and was killed there. 
May 5, 1864. His battalion was composed of disbanded 
regiments, in which there was many rough cases — 
Mobile and New Orleans " wharfs " — still he held them 
under complete control through the love they bore him. 

40. viii. Ameija Catharine Forney, b. April 10, 1838; m. Maj. 

John M. Wyly. 

41. ix. Maria Eloise Forney, b. May 15, 1841; m. R. D. 


X. Col. John D. Hoke' (Daniel Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) 
Hoke', John Swope"', Yost Swope^) was born Sept. 18, 1803, 
in Uncoln county, N. C. He died March 24, 1878. He 
married Anna Maria Whitaker, of New York city. In 
1835 he moved from lyincohiton, N, C, to Jacksonville, Ala. 
He is described as a " noble character. ' ' He was colonel of 
militia, and a fine, dashing .soldier. When the family moved 
to Jacksonville his wife was the onl\- baptized member of 
the Episcopal Church in that town. Through her persistent 
and unflagging efforts, the most of the kin, who had been 
Lutheran and German Reformed, were from time to time con- 
firmed by the Episcopal Bishops, of Alabama. For quite a 
number of years the}' were without a minister and a proper 
building; finally the families built St. Euke's Church and 
John D. Hoke became Sunday School superintendent and lay 
reader. The services were gone through with regularity, 
though the attendance was very small. The church by out- 
siders was known as "Hoke's Church." A cruciform tablet 
has been placed in the wall of the church bearing the follow- 
ing inscription, "In memory of John D. Hoke, the founder 

192 The Szi'Ope Faiiiilj. 

and senior warden of this church. . . . Erected as a 
token of affection b}- the members of this parish." They 
had issue as follows: — 

i. George Frederick Hoke, b. 1836; d. 1S49. 

ii. Amelia C. Hokp:; married John Caine, and died a year 

iii. John E. Hoke; died in childhood, 
iv. Eugene Hoke; died in childdood. 
V. Gertrude Hoke; died in childhood. 
vi. Ida Hoke; died in childhood. 

vii. Daniel Fornev Hoke, was born in Jacksonville, Ala. 
He was graduated fron: the theological school of the 
University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn., 1878, but 
his father's death occurring about that time, he gave 
up the ministry for a season, in order to more effectu- 
ally assist in the support of the family. He is and has 
been a deacon of the Episcopal Church, but is now 
(1895) studying for priest's orders, 
viii. Anna Courtney Hoke; m. Joseph M. Alexander, of 
East Tennessee, who died. She is now living in Jack- 
sonville, Ala., in widowhood. They had issue: — 
i. Josephine. 
ii. John Hoke. 
iii. St.\r. 
ix. Elizabeth Roozvelt Hoke; m, Henry Graham, and 
resides in Jacksonville, Ala. They had issue: — 
i. Henry. 
ii. Fannie. 
iii. John. 
iv. Hoke. 
v. An infant, 1S95. 
X. John D. Hoke. 

XI. Dr. George Frederic Hoke' (Daniel Hoke*. Sabina 
(Swope) Hoke', John Swope", Yost Swope' ) was born, Nov. 
4, 1805, in Lincoln county, X. C. He died May 19, 1863. 
A relative says of him, that ' ' he was a very quiet, but learned 
man." 'T was said of him while a student of medicine that 
"the more you rub him the brighter he shines." After 
graduating with the highest distinction, he commenced the 
practice of medicine in Jacksonville, Ala., but lost among his 
first patients a dear friend, after which he ceased general 
practice. He did not marry until rather late in life. Dec. 28, 

The Sicopc Faiiii/y. 193 

1854, he married Martha M. Douglass, of Danville, Va. 
They had issue: — 

i. Mary Emma Hoke; m. Dec. 10, 1876, Daniel Warlick. 
They had children: — 
i. Gkor(;e Hoke. 
ii. Jessie Deane. 
iii. Fanny Forney. 
ii. Sarah Louisa Hoke. 
iii. Georgia EIvLA Hoke. 

XII. Alfred Hoke' (Daniel Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) 
Hoke', John Swope', Yost Swope') was born, July 4, 1810; 
died March 5, 1883. He married, Sept. 28, 1837, Susan 
Abernathy, who was born March 15, 1810, and died June 
7, 1880. She was a sister ot Miles Abernathy, who married 
Anna Hoke. Alfred Hoke was a man devoted to agriculture 
and a model farmer. They had issue: — 

i. John Hoke, b. July 9, 183S; m. Miss Goode. They had 
six children. They reside in Texas, where he is en- 
gaged in fanning. 

42. ii. Many Ann Hoke, b. Aug. 7, 1840; m., Sept. 5, i860, 

William Morgan, 
iii. Alice Hoke, b. July 9, 1844; m. Frank Pinson, June 27, 
1867. She died, 1877. They had issue: — 
i. Thomas, b. April 15, 1869. 
ii. MoEiJE, b. Feb. 23, 1871. 
iii. GussiE J., b. May 17, 1877. 
iv. Augusta Hoke, b. Sept. 28, 1846. Resides in Kendricks, 

V. Bergman Hoke, b. July 16, 1849; d. May 7, 1883; m., 
April I, 1881, Lulu Harralson. He was a farmer by 

43. vi. Sallie Hoke, b. July 21, 1853; m. William Crow. 

XIII. Anna Hoke' ( Daniel Hoke', Sabina (Swope) Hoke', 
John Swope', Yost Swope' j was born Nov. 6, 1812; died 
March 4, 1887; married, June 18, 1835, Miles Abernathy, 
born July 21, 1801; died July 25, 1877. They had issue as 
follows: — 

i. Sarah C. Abernathy, b. Aug. 17, 1S36; d. Dec, 1836. 

ii. Frances Eliza Abernathy, b. Feb. 2, 1838; m., Sept. 
30, 1858, Maj. Thomas W. Francis, b. July 22, 1837; d., 
Oct. 23. 1S90, at Jacksonville, Ala., where Mrs. Francis 
now resides. 

194 ^^^^ Sivope Family. 

iii. Anna M. Abernathv, b. May 24, 1840; m. Daniel P. 
Loretz, b. June 30, 1S42; d. Jan. 7, 1893. She resides 
with her sister, Mrs. Francis, in Jacksonville. 

iv. Macon Abernathv, b. Aug. 7, 1842. He was graduated 
from the University of Alabama. He entered the Con- 
federate arnn- and was among the first killed in the 
battle of Frazier's farm. 
V. Daniel Hoke Abernathv, b. Oct. i, 1844; d IMay 25, 

vi. Emma Abernathv, b. Oct. 30, 1846; d. Dec, 1846. 
44. vii. Mary Amelia Abernathv, b. Dec. 29, 1847; m. Hon. 
H. L. Stevenson, 
viii. Julia Swope Abp;rnathv, b. Feb. 11, 1850; m., Feb. 2, 
1 87 1, J. Davidson Smith, who was born 1849. They 
reside at Faunsdale, Ala. 

ix. Ella Turner Abernathv, b. May 24, 1853; d. Feb. 9, 

X. Caroline S. Abernathv, b. Feb. 18, 1856; m., Feb. 22, 
1883, John F. Watkins, b Dec. 8, 1854. They reside at 
Faunsdale, Ala. They had issue: — 

i. Miles Abernathv, b. June 26, 1884. 
ii. George Eegrande, b. June 8, 1886. 
iii. John Franklin, b. Feb. i, 1888. 
iv. Annie Hoke, b. Jan. 7, 1890 
v. Mary Lilly, b Jan. 18, 1892; d. Nov. 28, 

XIV. Eliza B. Hoke' (Daniel Hoke', Sabina (Swope) 
Hoke^ John Swope", Yost Swope' ) was born in Lincoln 
county, N, C, July 25, 181S. She died Sept. 15, 1879. She 
married, Oct. 3, rS39, MosES Deane, of Ashville, Ala. He 
was born May 5, 1S04, in Anderson county, S. C, and died 
March 3, 1855. They had issue: — 

i. S.\RAH EouLSA Dean, 1). Jan i, 1841; m., Oct. 2, i860, 
William A. Edwards, b. March i, 1S22; d. Oct. 10, 1879. 
Residence, Ashville, Ala. They had issue: — 
i. John Henrv, b Sept. i, i86r. 
ii. Augustus Deane, b. Feb. 11, 1864. 
ii. William H. Deane, b. Oct. 6, 1843; m , July 24, 1884, 

Ida M. Steele; d. Aug. i, 1885. 
iii. A daughter, b. Aug. 11, 1845; d. Jan. 21, 1846. 
iv. Walter Deane, b. Dec. 7, 1846. He is a merchant 
of the firm of Rowen, Deane & Co., Jacksonville, Ala. 
v. Alfred Hoke Deane, b. June 14, 1849. He is merchan- 
dising at Attalia, Ala. 

The SiL'opc Family. 195 

vi. Julia Fornev Deane, b. Marcti 12, 185 1; d. Nov. 5, 1855. 
vii. Mary Emma Deane, b. Jan. 17, 1853; "i-. June iS, 1890, 
Samuel W. Vance, of Birmingham, Ala. 

XV. Catharine M. Hoke' ( Daniel Hoke\ Sabina (Swope) 
Hoke'', John Swope", Yost Swope') was born in lyincoln 
county, N. C, June 30, 1821; died Feb. 26, 1886. She mar- 
ried, April 26, 1843, Hon. J. C. Ci.a.rk, born Jan. 10, 1788; 
died Sept. 5, 1870. They had issue: — 

i. Edward T. Clark, b. April 23, 1844; m., Sept. 17, 1868, 

Minnie Sheid. He is a merchant and planter, 
ii. Annie E. Clark, b. Nov. 6. 1846; m., Sept. 18, 1878, 
Joshua Draper, 1). Jan. 26, 1824; d. Sept. 26, 18S8. 

XVI. Peter Hoke'' (Frederick Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) 
Hoke", John Swope', Yost Swope' ) was born in York county, 
Pa., Oct. 7, 1 79 1. He moved with his father's family to 
Lincoln county, N. C, about 1797 or 1798. He was reared 
on his father's plantation, on Liles Creek, and on attaining 
manhood married Sarah Lorance. He died Nov. 23, 1864. 
They had issue: — 

45. i. Col. Franklin A. Hoke, b. July 7, 1815; m. Mary Zim- 

ii. Catherine Hoke, b. Oct. 14, 1816; died in childhood, 
iii. Alfred L. Hoke, b. April 12, 1818. 
iv. John S Hoke, b. Aug i, 1819. 
V. Frederick L. Hoke, b. Oct. 2, 1820. 
vi. AnThia Hoke, b. Nov. 5, 1822 
vii. Camilla Hoke, b. June 19, 1824. 
viii. Euphemia HokE, b. Nov. 19, 1825. 
ix. Candice Hoke, b. May 11, 1827. 
X. Philo p. Hoke, b. Sept. 25, 1828. 
xi. Louisa Hoke, b. Oct. i, 1834. 

XVII. Catharine Hoke'', (Frederick Hoke', Sabina 
(Swope ) Hoke', John Swope"', Yost Swope' ) was born in 
York county. Pa., Aug. 28, 1795. She married, in Lincoln 
county, N. C, Sep. 19, 18:2. the Rev. Ambrose Henkle,* 
who was born in Shenandoah county, Va., July 11, 1786. 
He was a son of the Rev. Paul Henkle, a distinguished 
Lutheran clergyman of Virginia. The Henkle family in 

*See note 7. 

196 The Sicopc Faiiiilv. 

America is remarkable for the number of ministers it has 
furnished the church in all generations. Catharine Henkle 
died Jan. 2, 1815, and was buried in the grave3'ard at Xew 
Market, Va.. the Rev. Peter Schmucker officiated. They 
had issue: — 

46. i. Noah Isaiah Hexkle, b. Aug. 3, 1814: m. Mary M. 


X\'III. Andrew Hoke' (Frederick Hoke*, Sabina 
(Swope) Hoke^ John Swope", Yost Swope' ) was born on the 
Liles Creek plantation, Aug. 3, iSoi. He died July 13, 
1885. He married, March, 1820. Elizabeth Coulter, who 
was born April 2, 1800; died Ma}' 6, 1878. She was a daughter 
of Martin Coulter, of Catawba county, X. C. When quite 
young Andrew Hoke was placed b}- his father in a mill to 
learn the business. In this he continued during the most 
active part of his life. Later in life he abandoned milling 
and engaged in farming until his death. His sons who 
reached maturity were all in the Confederate service. He and 
his wife were life-long members of St. Paul's lyUtheran 
Church of Catawba county, and in the graveyard of that 
church repose their remains, surrounded by their kinspeople. 
They had issue as follows : — 

i Martix E. Hoke, b. March 3, 1821; d. Oct. 15, 1823. 
ii. Mii.ES A. Hoke, b. Feb. 5, 1823; died in Arkansas, leav- 
ing a family. 

47. iii. Ermina Hoke, b. July 13, 1825; m. John Fry. 
iv. Barteett E. Hoke, b. Oct., 1827. 

V. WiLEEAM A. Hoke, b. Jan. 3, 1830. He lived near Rich- 
burg, N. C, until the war, when he enlisted in the 
Confederate service and was killed at Petersburg, Va. 
vi. Robert H. Hoke, b. June 10, 1832; died in infancy. 

48. vii. Frederick M. Hoke, b. July 11, 1833; m. Elvira Guil- 


49. viii. John C. Hoke, b. Jan. 26, 1836; m. Elizabeth Robertson. 

50. ix. Rhoda E. Hoke, b. May 13, 1839; m. William H. Bolch. 
X. Anna C. Hoke, b. Dec. 15, 1841; died. 

51. xi. JuEius B. Hoke, b. June 6, 1844; m. Jane C. Punch. 

XIX. Elizabeth Hoke' (Frederick Hoke*, Sabina 
(Swope J Hoke'', John Swope'"', Yost Swope' ) was born, Sept. 
26, 1807, on her father's plantation. She died Oct. 12, 1S74. 

The Szi'opc Faniilv. 197 

She married, Feb. 17, 1825, Daniel RowE, who was born 
Nov, 14, 1801, and died Nov. 30, 1878. After their mar- 
riage they settled on his farm, a few miles distant from her 
old home, where she lived until her death. A daughter says: 
" I had the best of parents, loving and kind, loved not only 
in their own family, but by all who knew them. Neither of 
them ever had an enemy." They were members of St. 
John's Reformed Church, a few miles from their home, and 
there they are buried. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Marcus M Rowk, b. Nov. 25, 1825; d. Feb. 5, 1S92. He 
married, first, a ^Miss Cloninger They had six chil- 
dren. He married, secondly, a Miss Bridges. They 
had two children. 

ii. Noah I. Rowe, b. Feb. 3, 1828; m., Dec. 18, i85i,Camila 
Smith. They had ten children. 

iii. CaTharink M. Rowk, b. Nov. 2, 1831; d. March 2, 1889; 
m., June 25, 1850, Silas Wike. They had six children. 

iv. Harriet L. Rovve, b. March 19, 1833 
V. CoE. David Pinkney Rowe, b. May 3, 1836. He en- 
tered the Confederate service and became colonel of 
the Twelfth North Carolina Regiment. He was 
wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville while in com- 
mand of his regiment, May 2, 1863, and died the follow- 
ing day. 

vi. Sidney H. Rowe, b. Nov. 23, 1838. He entered the 
Confederate army, and was in the battle of Chancel- 
lorsville, where he was taken prisoner. He was taken 
to Elmira, N. Y., where he died of pneumonia, Dec. 
20, 1S64. 

vii. Danipx L. Rowe, b. Feb. 12, 1842; m. Alice M. Bort. 
They had seven children. 
52. viii. Rebecca E. Rowe was born March 28, 1844; m. J. P. 

ix. Marion J. Rowe, b. Jan. 17, 1849; m., Feb. 28, 1872, C. 
E. Herman They had six children. 

XX. Annie Hoke'' (Frederick Hoke', Sabina TSwope) 
Hoke^ John Swope^ Yo.stSwope') was born, March 25, 1810, 
on her father's plantation, on L,iles Creek, Catawba county, 
N. C. She married. May 29, 1828, Daniel Roseman, who 
was born Aug. i, 1801. He was engaged in various business 
pursuits. For a number of years he was merchandising, and 
later in life he purchased the Frederick Hoke plantation; 

198 The Swope Family. 

there he and his wife spent the balance of their hves. The 
plantation, consisting of seven hundred acres, is now owned 
b}' the two sons — Capt. D. Frederick and Marion I. Rose- 
man. The mansion has undergone changes and been mod- 
ernized since the time of Frederick Hoke, but the large rock 
barn remains as he built it. Daniel and Anna Roseman were 
members of St. John's Lutheran Church, two miles from 
their home, and there their remains rest. They had issue: — 

i. Cath.^rine M. Roshmax; m., March 17, 1S57, J. P. 
Moser. They reside ii: Oakesdale, Washington. They 
had issue: — 

i. James E. 
ii. AxxiE E. 
iii. D. IMariox^. 
iv. L. Alice. 

V. Sarah E. 
vi. Robert E. 
vii Hkttie C. 

ii. Harriet Rosemax; died. 

53. iii. vSarah a. J. RosEMAX, b. July 11, 1834; m. Rev. Simon 


54. iv. EuGEXiA D. RosEMAX, b. July 7, 1847; m. Dr. D. McD. 

V. Mariox J. RosEMAx; in. Harriet Alexander. They have 

four children. 
vi. Capt. D. Frederick Rosemax; ni., Feb. 20, 1S71, F". D. 
Cijx'E. They have issue — 

i. R. f:., b. Oct 9, 1872. 

ii. RiTTiK :\L, b. Sept. 9, 1874. 

iii. Edgar D., b. Oct. 6, 1876. 

iv. AxxiE E., V). June 20. 1880. 


vi. \'IKGIXI.\. 

vii. George Fraxki.ix Rosemax". 
viii. JOHX- Ai.vix Rosemax. 

XXI. Elizabeth Hoke' (Henry Hoke', Sabina (Swope) 
Hoke\ John Swope", Yost Swope' ) was born in York county. 
Pa., April 10, 1792; died Dec. 14, 1859. She married, 
March 4, 1810, Michael Ouickle, who was born June i, 
1796; died Jan. ir, 1850. They lived in Lincoln count\-, 

The Sivope Family. 199 

N. C. She was a pious and devoted member of the Lutheran 
Church, and carefully reared her children in that church. 
This is evinced by their early confirmation, all having been 
confirmed before they reached the age of 21 years, by the 
Rev. Adam Miller. They had issue: — 

i. Anna M. M. Quicki,k, b. Sept. 25, 1814. She was bap- 
tized V)y Rev. Daniel Moser, Dec. 11, 1S14. Confirmed 
by the Rev. Adam Miller, Nov. 17, 1832. She married 
Horatio Thompson. She d. Sept. 26, 1S51. They had 
tw^o sons who died. 

55. ii. Cephas Quicki^E, b. Feb. 14, 1819; m. Sarah Killian. 

iii. Henry M. Quickle, b. Nov. 14, 1824. He was baptized 
by the Rev. Daniel Moser, April 10, 1825, and confirmed 
by the Rev. Adam Miller, July, 1845. He died at 
Sparkling Catawba Springs, Aug. 4, 1845. 

56. iv. Catharine M. Quickle, b. Nov. 4, 1827; m. Ambrose 


XXII. Henry Hoke'' ( Henry Hoke*, Sabina ( Swope) 
Hoke\ John Swope', Yost Swope' ) was born Oct. 10, 1796. 
He married Susan Ramsaur. He was reared on his father's 
plantation in lyincoln county, N. C. . and on reaching maturity, 
engaged in farming in which he continued in Lincoln county 
until 1855, when he and his family, except his daughter 
Catharine, who married Levi Robinson, and is living at 
Reepsville, N. C, moved to Cooper county, Mo., where he 
died three years later, Aug. 31, 1858, and is buried in the 
Brownlee graveyard. Cooper county. He was a member of 
the Lutheran Church. Most of his descendants are living in 
Missouri. They had issue: — 

i. Daniel Hoke, b. Aug. 17, 1826. He married and died 

in Texas, leaving four children, 
ii. David Hoke, b. Nov. 21, 1827; d. 1862. 
iii. Henry Hoke, b. Aug. 17, 1829; d. Feb. 17, 1877. I -^^\^^ 
iv. John Hoke, b Aug. 17, 1829; d. Aug. 15, 1866. ' 

57. V. Catharine E. Hoke, b. May 12, 1831; m. Levi Robinson. 

58. vi. Mary A. Hoke, b. Feb. 28, 1833; m. Robert H. Reid. 

59. vii. Jacob Hoke, b. June 12, 1S35; m. Virginia C. Brownlee. 
viii. Adam Hoke, b. June 12, 1837; d. Oct. 6, 1865. 

ix. Barbara S. Hoke. 

XXIII. Daniel Hoke" (Henry Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) 
Hoke', John Swope', Yost Swope') was born in Lincoln Co., 

200 The Swopc Family. 

N. C, April lo, 1800. He died Jan. 16, 1877. It is said 
" he and his brothers were genial, jovial men. fond of jokes 
and fun. They were dear lovers of the chase, especially the 
deer hunt, in which they were very successful; they were fine 
marksmen." He was a farmer by occupation. In religion a 
Lutheran. In politics a Democrat. He married, Nov. 18, 
1835, Susan Rudasill. They had isssue: — 

i William A. Hoke, b. May 13, 1837. He entered the 
Confederate service in Co. B of the 23d North Carolina 
regiment, and \vas killed at the battle of Gettysburg, 
July 3, 1S63. 

ii. JoxAS E. Hoke, b. Dec. 18, 1840 He was a member of 
Co. B of the 23d North Carolina regiment, and was 
killed in the battle of Chancellorsville, May 2, 1S63. 

iii. David A. Hoke, b Oct. 25, 1842. He entered the Con- 
federate service as a member of Co. B of the 23d North 
Carolina regiment. He was killed in the battle of 
Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. 

iv. Mary M. Hoke, b. Aug. 17, 1845; d. Dec. 30, 18S4. She 
married, Feb. 18, 1869, Daniel Yoder. They had one 
son, David, now living with his father in Lincolnton, 
N. C. 

V. Margaret S. Hoke, b. Feb. 27, 1S49; d. :\Iay 23, 1889. 
vShe married, Dec. 30, 186S, Michael F. Carpenter. 

vi. JoHX A. Hoke, b. Feb. 4, 1857; m.. May 10, 18S5, Rhoda 
Heanner. The^- reside in Lincolnton, N. C. 

XXIV. David Hoke' (Col. John Hoke', Sabina ( Swope) 
Hoke", John Swope'"', Yost Swope') was born Jan. 3, 1S09. 
He married, Feb. 9, 1832, Xancy A. Biyixgs. She was a 
daughter of Dr. James Bivings, of Greenville, S. C. Her 
maternal grandfather was Dr. John \^onstore, an eminent 
physician from German}-, who settled in South Carolina. 
David Hoke was by occupation a farmer. He was also Clerk 
of the Superior Court at Greenville, S. C, for a ntimber of 
years. He died of heart disease, Aug. i, 1865, a devoted 
member of the M. E. Church. They had issue: — 

60. i. Dr. Augustus D. Hoke, b. Nov. 27, 1832; m. Edith ^Nlills. 

61. ii. Susan B. Hoke, b. April 11, 1836; m. Hon. Thomas O. 

iii. Sarah H. Hoke was born, Nov. 10, 1844, at Greenville, 
vS. C. She there married, Nov. 22, 1866, Col. J. F. B. 
Jackson, who was born Jan. 29, 1832. He entered the 

The Sivope Family. 201 

Confederate service at the opening of the war and was 
in many battles, and several times wounded. He now 
resides in Birmingham, Ala., where he has large in- 
terests in real estate and other forms of investments. 
They had one daughter, Nannie Hoke, b. at Chattat 
nooga, Tenn., July 17, 1868, and died Nov. 29, 1872. 
iv. Fannie Catharine Hoke was born, 1847, and died Nov. 
20, 1862, at Greenville, S. C. "The brightest and best 
loved member of the household." 

XXV. Michael Hoke'' (Col. John Hoke', Sabina (Swope) 
Hoke'', John Swope% Swope^) was born May 2, 1810, in 
Lincolnton, N. C. He was educated chiefly at Capt. Par- 
tridge's Mihtary Academy, Middletown, Conn. He then 
studied law with Judge Tucker, of Virginia, and finished with 
Hon. R. H. Burton. In 1834 he was elected a member of the 
House of Representatives for Lincoln county, which office he 
held continuously until 1842. In 1844 he was nominated as 
Democratic candidate for governor against Hon. Wm. A. 
Graham, and "such was the fairness of his conduct, his open, 
generous temper, his elevated mode of argument, that even 
in high excitement, party spirit forgot its rancor, and he won, 
as he deserved, the regard and respect of all parties." He ,. 
died suddenly, 1844. ' Uris believed that he would have been- 
elected governor had he lived. He was a member of the 
Episcopal Church. He married Frances Burton. They 
had issue: — " JT /? 

62. i. Mary Brent Hoke; m. Dr Hildreth H. Smith. 

63. ii. Gen. Robert t-. Hoke; m. Lydia Van Wyck. 

iii. Dr. George Hoke; m. Violet McLean. They had two 
children— Ellen died at the age of 23 years, and Augus- 
tus, who married Hattie, daughter of Charles F. Hoke, 
and granddaughter of Col. F. A. Hoke, of vSeneca, vS. C. 
She died Nov. 25, 1891, leaving a daughter six weeks 
old, now living with her father at Atlanta, Ga. 

XXVI. Sarah Elizabeth Hoke' (Col. John Hoke', 
Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope', Yost Swope') was born 
Dec. 19, 18 16, in Lincolnton, N. C. She married, May 14, 
1835, Dr. Andrew Barry Crook,* who was born Oct. 16, 

*Dr. Crook's maternal grandfather was Capt. Andrew Barry, of 
Spartanburg, S. C, who fought during the w-hole Revolutionary war as 

202 The S'n'opc Fauiily. 

1802. He died, June 11, 1S62, from brain fever resulting 
from overwork in caring for the wounded after the battle of 
Manassas. He was an eminent physician and practiced his 
profession at Greenville, S. C, for almost forty years. He 
and his wife are buried in the Episcopal cemetery at that 
place. They had issue: — ■ 

i. Sarah H. Crook was born 1S36, and married William 
I'rancis Lester. 

XXVII. Col. John Franklin Hoke' (Col. John Hoke', 
Sabina (Swope) Hoke'\ John Swope^ Yost Swope^) was born 
May 30, 1820, in Lincolnton, N. C. He was graduated from 
the University of North Carolina, after which he studied law. 
He was a volunteer in the war with Mexico, and was appointed 
captain of infantry, and was in the severely contested battles 
of Tolema, National Bridge and Cerro Gordo. He died from 
heart disease, Oct. 27, 18S8, wdiile hurrahing for "the trtie 
Democracy." He married Catharine Alexander. They 
were members of the Episcopal Church. They had i.ssue: — 

i Hon. William Alkxandkr Hoke, was born Oct., 1S51, 
in Lincolnton, N. C. He completed his education in 
his native town under Dr. H. H. Smith and Rev. W. R. 
Wetmore, D. D., after which he read law with his 
father and Judge Pearson. He represented Lincoln 
county in the Legislature, and at the expiration of his 
term was elected Judge of the Superior Court. He is a 
member of the Episcopal Church. 

ii. S.-VLLiE Badger Hoke was born in Lincolnton, April, 
1854. She still resides there. 

iii. Nancy Childs Hoke was born March, 1S56, and died 
Jan. 10, 1894. 

XXVIII. Nancy Harriet Hoke' (Col. John Hoke^ 
Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope", Yost Swope') was born, 
Sept. 5, 1823, at Eincolnton, N. C, and died Dec. 19, 1873. 
She married L. D. Childs, a distant relative of the late 

captain of the South Carolina Rangers. His grandmother was the 
famous Hattie Barry, who acted as a scout for Gen. ^Morgan, and assisted 
him in hunting up his patriot bands, and so recruiting his little army 
with sufficient force to bring about the best fought battle of the Revo- 
lution, the celebrated battle of Cowpens. 

The Sxcopc Family. 203 

George W. Childs, the Philadelphia, Pa., philanthropist. 
They had issue as follows: — 

65. i. William G. Chii.ds, b. Oct. 2, 1850; m. Alice Gibbs. 

66. ii. Lysander Childs, b. July 6, 1855; m. Bessie Springs. 

67. iii. D. Augustus Childs, b. Aug 12, i860; m. Minnie Gibbs. 

XXIX. Capt. William James Hoke' ( Col. John Hoke', 
Sabina (Swope ) Hoke,'' John Swope''', Yost Swope') was born, 
Oct. 5, 1825, in L,incolnton, N. C. His preliminary educa- 
tion was received in his native town; he was then sent to 
Prof. Webster's Military School at Portsmouth, Va. He 
entered the Confederate army as captain of the ' ' Southern 
Stars," of lyincolnton; they were the first company of the 
first regiment at the battle of Bethel. He was also in the 
battle of Mechanicsville, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, etc. 
He was wounded in the two last named, and suffered from 
his wounds for years, Init dropped dead from heart disease in 
Columbus, S. C, Oct. ir, 1S70. He married Georgianna 
Sumner. He was a member of the Episcopal Church. 
They had issue as follows: — 

i. Sarah B. Hoke, b. March 15, 1852; died in infancy, 
ii. Michael Hoke, was born Feb. 26, 1853. For several 
years he was merchandising, but is now connected with 
the Surveyor General's office at Olympia, Washington. 
He married a Jones. They have children as follows: — 
i. Herbert Sumner. 
ii. Thomas Everett. 
iii. Thomas Hunt Hoke, was born in Lincolnton, N. C, Oct. 
3, 1854, and died Aug. 18, 1892. He married his cousin 
Annie, daughter of Col. William H. Michal. (See 
XXX.) She was born Feb. 26, 1857. They had issue 
— besides two which died in infancy: — 
i. William Michal. 
ii. Catharine B. 
iv. Mary Sumner Hoke, was born June 25, 1856, and died 
May 28, 1891. She married, Sept. 17, 1879, her kins- 
man, George L. Bartlett, who was born Feb. 21, 1850. 
He resides in Lincolnton, N. C. They had issue:— 
i. Georgiana C, b. June 20, 1880. 
ii. Katie b. June 28, 18S1; d. Oct. 29, 1882. 
iii. Orvis Boger b. March 11, 1883. 
iv. Laura Sumner b. July 4, 1884. 
V. Georgiana BoylESTon was born in Lincolnton, N. C, 

204 The S'd'opc Family. 

May 8, i860. She married, Nov. 16, 18S1, R. H. Tem- 
pleton. They reside at Carey, N. C, and have the 
following children: — 
i. Georgianna. 
ii. LiLiviAN Sumner. 
iii. William Hoke. 
iv. Mamie R. 
V. Mary Wetmore. 
vi. Thomas Hunt. 
vi. John Hoke; died in infancy. 
vii. Laur.a Hoke, b. Jan. 10, 1862. 

viii. Nancy Eelen Hoke, was born May 3, 1864. \ She married, 
Dec. 29, 1887, Dr. G. Alexander Ramsaur. They reside 
at China Grove, X. C. They have issue:— 
i. Mary Alexander. 
ii. William Hoke. 
iii. Thomas Michael. 
iv. Xannetta. 
ix. Virginia Swope Hoke, was born May 31, 1870. She 
resides at Lincolnton, X'. C. She is greatly interested 
in genealogy, and very kindly responded to frequent 
requests for information regarding the Hoke family. 

XXX. Fraxcis Edward Hoke' (Col. John Hoke*, 
Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope', Yost Swope^ was born, 
Oct. 5, 1832, at Lincohiton, X. C. He married Catharine 
Baker. They reside at lyincohiton, and had issue as fol- 
lows: — 

i. William Hoke. 

ii. Fannie Hoke. 
iii. Nancy Hoke. 
iv. Dor.\ Hoke. 

V. Marietta Hoke. 
vi Alex.\nder Hoke. 
vii. Alice Hoke; died, 
viii. Charles Hoke; died, 
ix. Lysander Hoke; died. 

X. Georgiann.\ Hoke; died. 
xi. John Hoke; died. 

XXXI. Col. William H. Michal" (Jacob MichaP, 
Sarah (Hoke ) Michal', Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope", 
Yost Swope' ) was born Sept. 17, 1S20. He married Isabel 
Ramsaur. They had issue: — 

i. Annie Michal, who was born Feb. 26, 1857. She mar- 

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ried, Nov. 17, 1879, her cousin, Thomas Hunt Hoke, 
who was born Oct. 3, 1854, and died Aug. 18, 1892. (See 
XXIX. ) They had issue — besides two children who 
died in infancy: — 

i. William Michal. 
ii. Cath.\rine Boger. 
ii. Catharine Michal was born June rS, 1865. 
iii. William Michal; died in infancy. 
iv. Robert M. Michal was born Feb. 9, 1869. 

XXXII. Dr. George W. Michal'' (Jacob MichaP, Sarah 
(Hoke) Michal', Sabina (Swope) Hoke', John Swope', Yost 
Swope'j was born, Oct. 19, 1825, in Rutherfordton, N. C. 
He was educated with threat care, and in 1847 was graduated 
from the medical department of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania with honor. He began the practice of his profe.s.sion at 
Marion, N. C, and while living there married, 1854, Mary, 
daughter of William M. Carson, of McDowell county. His 
wife dying a few years after their marriage. Dr. Michal 
removed to his native town. In 1861 he entered the Con- 
federate service as surgeon of the r6th North Carolina Regi- 
ment. After the close of the war he continued to successfully 
practice his profession until 1873, when his health failed and 
he engaged in other purstiits. " Dr. Michal was in many 
respects a remarkable man. His physiognomy was unique, 
striking, and revealed at a glance the prominent traits of his 
character — strength, honesty, firmness, courage, .self-reliance, 
and kindness of heart. He had read much and was a clear, 
deep thinker. His judgment once formed of men and things 
was unerring." In faith he was an Episcopalian, and 
loved his Church with unflinching lo3'alty and tenderness. 
They had issue: — 

i. William L. Michal; died in infancy, 
ii. Catharine M. Michal; died in infancy. 

Dr. George W. Michal married, .secondly, at Rutherford- 
ton, in r86i, Martha, daughter of Hon. John McDowell, 
and granddaughter of Col. Joseph McDowell, of Revolution- 
ary fame, one of the heroes of King's Mountain. She sur- 
vives, residing with her children at "Wayside," their home 
near Hickory, N. C. They had issue: — 

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i. Mary M. Michal. 

ii. John McDowell Michal, who married, Oct. 17, 1889, 
Mary, daughter of Col. Thos. Leuoin, and granddaugh- 
ter of Col. William Lenoin, a Revolutionary hero. The 
Lenoin family is one of the oldest and most distinguished 
in North Carolina. They had issue — 

i. Thomas IvEnoin, b. July 11, 1S90. 
ii. George M , b. Oct. 4, 1892; d. May 27, 1894. 
iii. John McDowell, b. Dec. 23, 1894. 

XXXIII. Sarah E. Michal*^ (Jacob MichaP, Sarah 
(Hoke) Michar, Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope', Yost 
Swope\) was born in Rutherfordton, N. C, Aug. 21, 1828. 
She married there, Nov. 2, 1848, Orvis Bartlett, who was 
born Feb. ir, 181 1. "She was a woman of the highest 
order of intellect, of lovely. Christian character, and thought 
to be one of the most beautiful women in that part of the 
State." She died June 6, 1855. They had issue as follows: — 

i. George L. Bartlett was born, Feb. 21, 1S50, in Ruth- 
erfordton, N. C. He married, at Lincolnton, N. C, 
where he now resides, Mary S. Hoke, his cousin. (See 
XXIX.) She died in Rutherfordton, March 28, 1891. 
They had issue — 

i. Georgiana C, b. June 20, 1880 

ii. Katie, b. June 18, i88[j d. Oct. 29, 1882. 

iii. Orvis Boger, b. March 11, 1883. 

iv. Laura S , b. July 4, 18S4. 

ii. Annie Bartlett, b. March 17, 1852; d. Aug. 28, 1S53. 
iii. William O. Bartlett, b. May 29, 1855; m. Ida Petty. 

XXXIV. Mary A. Zimmerman" (Sarah (Michal) Zim- 
merman', Sarah (Hoke) Michal*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ 
John Swope", Yost Swope') was born Sept. 11, 1817. She 
died Dec. 28, i88g. She married, at lyincolnton, N. C, Jan. 
24, 1838, her kinsman, Col. Franklin A. Hoke. (See 
XLV.) Hei life closed at Seneca, S. C, where most of her 
family reside. They had issue — 

i. Charles F. Hoke, b. Jan. 4, 1839. 
ii. S.-vrah H. Hoke, b. Nov. 17, 1840. 
iii. Annie L- Hoke, b. Feb. 19, 1845. 
iv. Mary E- Hoke, b. May 15, 1847. 



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V. Carrie W. Hokh, b. Sept., 1S50. 
vi. Josephine Hoke, b. May 16, 1852. 
vii. MaTTie L. Hoke, b. May 31, 1857. 
viii. John Z. Hoke, b. Oct. 10, 1859. 
ix. James P. Hoke, b. Jan. 13, 1862. 

XXXV. Annie E. Zimmerman" (Sarah ( Michal) Zitn- 
merman^ Sarah (Hoke) Michal^ Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ 
John Swope', Yost Swope') was born July 15, 18 15, and died 
July 10, 1887. She married, Oct. 15, 1834, W11.LIS Peck, 
who died July 3, 1884. They had issue as follows: — 

i Sarah W. Peck, b. Oct. 24, 1835; d. Nov. iS, 1894. She 
married, Aug. 8, 1854, Er Lawshe. They had issue — 

i. John Z. Lawshe, b. Sept. i, 1S56. 
ii. William P. Lawshe, b. June 9, 1859. 
iii. Annie E. Lawshe, b. Oct. 25, 1863. 
iv. Mary M. Lawshe, b. Aug. 11. 1866. 

V. Er Lawshe, b. Aug. 7, 1872. 

ii. Martha A. Peck was born Dec. 30, 1837, and died July 
28, 1895. She married, Aug. 16, 1859, CoL John B. 
Peck. They had one son — Er Lawshe Peck, who was 
born June 24, i860, now residing in Atlanta, Ga. 

iii. William F. Peck was born Feb. 22, 1840, and died Aug. 
13, 1888. He married, May 18, 1864, Charlotte I. Ellis. 
They had issue — 

i. Annie E. Peck, b. March 10, 1865. 
ii. Willis Peck, b. Jan. 26, 1875. 

XXXVI. Gex. W1L1.1AM H. Forney*' (Sabina (Hoke) 
Forney', Daniel Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope^ 
Yost Swope') was born, in Lincoln county, N. C, 1823, and 
married Eliza Woodward, of Alabama. He took the clas- 
sical course of the University of Alabama, after which he 
read law with his brother, Daniel P. He was a lieutenant in 
the Mexican War, captain of the loth Alabama Volunteers, 
June 4, 1861; major, lieutenant-colonel, and colonel of the 
loth Alabama Regiment; brigadier-general of the 8th, 9th, 
loth, nth, and 14th Regiments, Alabama Volunteers. He. 
surrendered at Appamattox, and was wounded at Drainsville, 
Va., WiUiamsburg, Va., and Gettysburg, Pa. He was a 
member of the Alabama Legislature from time to time. He 

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was a Congressman-at-large from Alabama, 1.S73, and after- 
wards represented the district in Cono^ress until 1893. He 
was never defeated when offering for office. He died a mem- 
ber of the Gettysburg Battlefield Commission, 1894. The}^ 
had children as follows: — 

i. Mary Avery Forney; m. Richard Baker, of Baltimore, 
Md. The Bakers, of BaUimore, were very kind to the 
Confederate prisoners, and Gen. Forney, while a pris- 
oner there, gave his little daughter. Wary, to Richard's 
brother for a sweetheart. This was the beginning of an 
intimacy which resulted in two marriages. They had 
issue — 

i. Forney. 
ii. Charles. 
iii. George. 
iv. Carey. 

V. Avery. 

ii. Joseph Forney. 

iii. Fannie Forney. 

iv. Ida Forney; m. Frank Baker, of Baltimore. 

V. George Hoke Forney; was graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Alabama, and is now merchandising with the 
Baker brothers, in Baltimore. 

vi. John C. Forney; was graduated from the University of 
Alabama, classical course, and afterwards law course. 
He was admitted to the Bar, 1S94, and is now practicing 
in Birmingham, Ala. 

vii. Carrie Forney. 

XXXVII. Barbara Ann Forney'"' ( vSabina (Hoke) 
Forne^'^ Daniel Hoke', Sabina ( Swope ) Hoke'\ JohnSwope', 
Yost Swope') was born, 1826, in Lincoln county, N. C. She 
married Maj. Peyton Rowan, and resides in Jacksonville, 
Ala. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Dr. John F. Rowan; was graduated from the Medical 
School of the University of Virginia, and was after- 
wards connected with one of the hospitals of New York 
cit}-. He married I\Iamie Carroll, of Xew York. They 
have four children, 
ii. Sallie Rowan. 

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iv. George HoKR Rowan; was graduated from the Scientific 
School of the University of Virginia. He is unmarried. 

XXXVIII. Gen. John H. Forney'' (Sabina (Hoke) 
Forney', Daniel Hoke\ Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope'^ 
Yost Swope') was born in Lincoln county, N. C, 1829. He 
entered the U. S. Military Academy as a cadet in 1848; brevt. 
lient. U. S. A., 1852; brevt. lieutenant light infantry and in- 
structor in U. S. M. A., i860; he resigned from U. S. Army 
Jan. 23, 1861; aid to Governor of Alabama, 1861; was colonel 
of artillery of the Army of Alabama, March, r86i; he resigned 
from the Army of Alabama to accept the captaincy of artillery, 
C. S. Army, and inspector-general, staff of Gen. Bragg, Pen- 
sacola, Fla ; he was colonel of the loth Alabama, mustered for 
the war, June 4, 1861 , commanding a brigade composed of the 
9th, loth, and nth Alabama, 19th Mississippi, and 36th Vir- 
ginia Regiments, in Gen. Joe Johnson's Army. In 1862 he was 
made brigadier-general, commanding the Department of the 
Gulf, stationed at Mobile. Later in the same year he became 
major-general, commanding a division in the Vicksbtirg siege. 
He was captured at Vicksburg, paroled, and sent to the trans- 
Mississippi Department to bring a division to this side. This 
division was composed of four large brigades concentrated 
at Hempstead, Texas, preparing to run the blockade from 
Galveston, Texas, to St. Mark's, Fla., when Gen. Lee sur- 
rendered. The division was disbanded at Hempstead. Gen. 
Forney was paroled at Galveston in June, and reached home — 
Silver Run, Ala. — ^July 4, 1865. He married vSeptima 
Sexta Rutledge, great granddaughter of Arthur Middle- 
ton and Edward Rutledge, signers of the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence. The General thus facetiously describes his court- 
ship: " I met this young woman when on a cadet furlough 
in 1850, and kept up the approaches for thirteen years, when 
the citadel finally yielded to a wounded Confederate soldier." 
The General is now a resident of Jacksonville, Ala. They 
had issue as follows: — 

i. Emma Ruti^edge Forney. 
ii. Jacob Forney; is president of the State Normal School 

at Jacksonville, Ala. 
iii. Mary C. Forney. 

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iv. Sabixa Swope Forxev. 
V. AxxiE RowAX Forxev. 

XXXIX. Emm.\ Eliza Forxev" ( Sabina (Hoke) For- 
ney", Daniel Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke'', John Swope" 
Yost Swope' ) was born in Lincoln county, X. C, 1832, and 
accompanied her parents to Jacksonville, Ala., three years 
later. She was graduated from St. Mary's Hall, Burling- 
ton, X. J. She married Bexj.^.mix Rice, of Alabama, who 
died. She married, secondly, the Rev. Thomas A. Morris, 
of Buncombe county, X. C. They had issue — 

i.; Morris; died. 

ii. Ida ^Iokris; ni. Frank Jervey, now dead. They had 
issue — 

i. Axx'iE. 
ii. Thomas. 
iii. An infant, 1S95. 

iii. Thom.\s Morris; is a Coosa River planter. 
iv. Axxie; m. Capt. C. C. Pinkney, of Charleston, S. C. 
They had two children — Charles C. and an infant. 

XL. Amelia Catharine Forney'^ (Sabina (Hoke) For- 
ney\ Daniel Hoke*, Sabina ( Swope) Hoke^ John Swope", 
Yost Swope') was born April 10, 1838. She was graduated 
from St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, X. J. She married, Oct. 
31, 1858, in St. Luke's Church, Jacksonville, Ala., Maj. 
John McGehee W'vly, who died May 4, 1896. He was a 
lineal descendant of John Sevier and Gen. Benjamin Cleve- 
land, of Revolutionary fame. Major W'yly was educated at 
the Frankfort, Ky., Militar}^ Institute, and at the time of 
his marriage was a thriving young planter. In the begin- 
ning of the late war he entered the Confederate army in 
which he served with distinction. The reverses of war dissi- 
pated the large fortune once at his command, and he with- 
drew from cotton raising and turned his attention to railroad- 
ing, in which service he continued until death. Mrs. \V\ly is 
a " Daughter of the American Revolution," taking her line 
from her father, who was a son of Gen. Pi.'ter Forney, of the 
Revolutionary War. She resides in Montgomery, Ala. 
Thev had issue — 


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i. Annie M. Wyly was born in Jacksonville, Ala., Feb. 28, 
i860, and educated there. She married, Nov. 7, 1S82, 
David F. Lowe, of Montgomery, Ala., a buyer and ex- 
porter of cottoti. They had two children: — 

i. NoR.\ C.\STLKM.\N b. Oct. 12, 1883; d. Nov. 23, 

ii. Annik Wyi.y b. Dec. 12, 1884. 

ii. Benjamin Forney Wyly was born in Jacksonville, Ala., 
Jan. 22, 1S62. He was graduated from the East Ten- 
nessee University, Knoxville, Tenn. On leaving col- 
lege he entered the R. R. service, and is now general 
agent of the Atlanta and West Point R. R. at Atlanta, 
Ga. He married, Jan 26, 1887, Ellie, daughter of W. 
F. and J. C. Peck, of Atlanta, Ga. They had issue:— 
i. Lottie Peck b. Feb. 12, 1888. 
ii. Catharine AmeIvIA b. July 18, 1894. 

iii. Nora CasteEman Wyey was born July 28, 1S64, in Jack- 
sonville, Ala. She was in the graduating class of Rome 
Female College, Rome, Ga., when she contracted an 
illness that terminated her life, in Selma, Ala., Jan. 16, 

iv. George M.acon Wyey' was born Sept. i, 1866, in Jack- 
sonville, Ala. He distinguished himself with honors at 
East Tennessee University, Knoxville, Tenn. On leav- 
ing college he joined his father in the R. R. business, 
holding a responsible position until the following sum- 
mer, when he contracted a fever, and died July 19, 
1883. " His life was short but brilliant." 
V. Henry Forney Wyly was born July 22, 1869, at Jack- 
sonville, Ala. Having completed the course at the 
State Normal School at that place, he entered the Uni- 
versity of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1887. He remained 
there two years taking a commercial course, after which 
he entered the R. R. business, and is now commercial 
agent of the Norfolk & Western R. R., with head- 
quarters at Montgomery, Ala. 

vi. Sarah Swope Wyey was born June 23, 1872, at Jackson- 
ville, Ala. She was graduated from the Normal School 
at that place, 188S. Returning to her home in Mont- 
gomery, Ala., she was married, in .St. John's church, 
Oct. 31, 1894, to Fay McCullough Billings, of Mont- 
gomery, a leading banker of that city. A son, Wyly 
McGehee, was born March 2, 1896. 

XIvI. Maria Eloise Forney" (Sabina ( Hoke) Forney", 
Daniel Hoke', Sabina (Swope) Hoke''', John Swopt', Yost 

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Swope^ ) was bom, Ma>' lo, 1841, at Jacksonville, Ala. She 
was baptized Maria Eloise, but has always been called Ida. 
She was graduated from the Female Seminary at Tuscaloosa, 
Ala. She married, Dec. 19, 1865, Richard D. Williams, 
a planter of Alabama, who was born Jan. 10, 1839, and died 
Dec. 19, 1SS2. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Sadie Williams, was born Oct. 11, 1866. 
ii. Xaxcv Williams, was born Sept. 12, 1S6S. She married, 
Aug. 15, 1SS9, Jesse T. Dugger, of Chattanooga, Tenn. 
They have one child, Richard, born June 4, 1891. 
iii. Thomas R., was born Nov. 14, 1870. 
iv. Forney Williams, was born June 9, 1873. 
V. Augustus Williams, was born June 3, 1875. 
vi. Frances Willi.\ms, was born Oct. 18, 1877. 
vii. Emma R. Williams, was born Feb. 19, 1S80. 

XLII. Mary Ann Hoke" (Alfred Hoke\ Daniel Hoke*, 
Sabina (Swope ) Hoke^ John Swope", Yost Swope') was born 
Aug. 7, 1840, and died May 9, 1873. She married, Sept. 5, 
i860, William Morgan. They had isstie as follows: — 

i. Sus.\N C. Morgan; died in infancy. 

ii. Fannie Morgan, was born June 23, 1S62. She married, 
Feb. 28, 1884, Robert I\I. Middleton. They had issue:— 

i. M.\RiA Virginia, Ix March 29, 1885. 

ii. Hugh Graves, b. Sept. 4, 1887. 

iii. GUSSIE Dean, b March 17, 1S92; d. June 10, 1892. 

iv. Robert F., b. July 15, 1894. 

iii. John Hoke Morgan, was born May i, 1S64. 
iv. Joseph Morgan, was born Dec. 19, 1866. 
V. Henrv Morgan, was born April 5, 1869, and died Oct. 6, 


XLIII. Sallie Hoke' (Alfred Hoke\ Daniel Hoke', 
Sabina (Swope) Hoke', John Swope', Yost Swope') was born 
July 21, 1853. She married, Sept. 7, 1870, William Crow. 
They reside in Kendricks, Idaho. The>- had issue as fol- 
lows: — 

i. M.\ME Crow, was born Oct. 6, 1871. She married, Jan. 2, 
1895, Bregman. 

ii. CoR.A. Crow, was born .Vpril 6, 1873. 
iii. George Crow, was born July 6, 1877. 
iv. Annie Crow, was born .\ug. i, 1883. 

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V. Alfred Crow, was born March 15, 1886. 
vi. Eddie C. Crow, was boru July 18, 1892. 

XLIV. Mary Amelia Abernathy" (Anna (Hoke) Aber- 
iiathy\ Daniel Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke'', John Swope", 
Yost Swope') was born Dec. 29, 1847. She married, Dec. 
19, 1866, Hon. Horace Iv. Stevenson, who was born June 
28, 1843. They are residents of Jacksonville, Ala., and had 
issue as follows: — 

i. Macon A. Stevenson, was born Nov. i, 1867. He is a 

merchant of Montgomery, Ala. 
ii. Dr. Forney Caldwele Stevenson, was born June 20, 

1873. He is a graduate of one of the New York Medical 

Schools, and is now practicing in Montgomery, Ala. 
iii. Annie Luciee Hoke Stevenson, was born Jan. 13, 1876. 
iv. Fannie Francis Stevenson, was born Jan. 23, 1878; 

(lied Jan. i, 1881. 
V. Alberta Chapman Stevenson, was born April 15, 1880. 

She is a graduate of the Jacksonville Normal vSchool. 
vi. Mary Caroline Steven.son, was born June 15, 1882. 

She has been adopted by her aunt Fannie, Mrs. Major 

vii. Julia Florp:nce Swope Stevenson, was born Oct. 30, 

viii. Sabina Eloise Stevenson, was born Jan 15, 1890. 

XlyV. Col. Franklin A. Hoke'' (Peter Hoke\ Frederick 
Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke', John Swope', Yost Swope') 
was born July 7, 18 15. In 1S34, at the as^e of 19 years, he 
went to Lincolnton, N. C, to assist his uncle, Col. John 
Hoke, in the mercantile btisiness. After having been with 
him for a j-ear and a half he was sent, in company with his 
cousin, Joseph Michal, who was mercliandising in Spartan- 
burg, S. C, to New York and Philadelphia to buy goods. 
These northern trips he continued to make twice a year for 
nine or ten years. As that was before the days of railroads, all 
traveling was done by the stage-coach and consumed much 
time. During his residence in Lincolnton he was elected 
clerk of the Superior Court for two terms of four years each. 
He was elected colonel of mihtia while living in I^incolnton. 
He subsequentl}' drifted into South Carolina. At the com- 
mencement of the war he was over conscript age, but served 

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the Confederacy as a member of the advisory board of enroll- 
ing officers of his district, to pass upon the application of per- 
sons for exemption from service. He married, at Lincolnton, 
Jan. 24, 1838, his second cousin, Mary Zimmerman, who 
was born Sept. 11, 18 17, and died Dec. 28, 1889. (See 
XXKIV.) He was a member of the Episcopal Church. He 
died Nov. 24, 1895, at his home in vSeneca, S. C, from paraly- 
sis, after an illness of four days. They had issue as follows: — 

68. i. Charlks F. Hoke, b. Jan. 4, 1S39; m. Louisa Austin. 

69. ii. Sarah Helen Hoke, b. Nov. 17, 1840; m. Joseph 

McCullough. She tn., secondly, James H. Gaines, 
iii. Annie L. Hoke, b. Feb. 19, 1845. 

70. iv. Mary E. Hoke, b. May 15, 1847; m. Samuel H. Owen. 

71. V. Caroline W. Hoke, b. Sept., 1S50; m. Rev. H. R. 


72. vi. Josephine H. Hoke, b. May 16, 1852; m. Vincent B. 

vii. Mattie L. Hoke, b. May 31, 1857. 
73 viii. John Z. Hoke, b. Oct. 10, 1S59; m. Kate Felder. 
ix. James P. Hoke, b. Jan. 13, 1862. 

XLVI. Col. Noah Isaiah Henkle'' (Catharine (Hoke) 
Henkle', Frederick Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke\ John 
Swope", Yost Swope') was born, Aug. 3, 18 14, in Lincoln 
county. N. C. He was baptized by Rev. Philip Henkle, his 
uncle, in St. John's Lutheran Church, Lincoln county. The 
spon.sors were Louis Hoffer and his wife Elizabeth. On 
reaching manhood he engaged in the mercantile business in 
New Market, Va., until 1861. He then moved to Madi.son 
county, Va., where he engaged in farming. He remained 
there until five years before his death, when he moved to 
Orange count}'. He was an active member of the Lutheran 
Church, and was instrumental in building the church at 
Rochelle, Va. He married, Nov. 8, 1836, Mary M. Zirkle, 
of Rockingham county, Va., who was born Feb. 18, 18 16, 
and died Jan. 3, 1896. She was buried by the side of her 
husband at Rochelle, Va., he having died Ma}' 18, 1885. 
The}' had issue as follows: — 

i. Lieut. John F. Henkle, b. Oct. 7, 1839, ^^ New Market, 
Va. He was killed, May 9, 1864, while leading a 











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charge against the Federal forces at Spottsylvania, Va. 
He is buried at New Market, Va. 
ii. IvKWis D. Henki^e, b. June 14, 1842; d. April 11, 1845, at 

New Market, 
iii. Rebecca C. Henkt^e, b. March 8, 1S3S, at New Market, 
Va. ; m., April 9, 1S56, Dr. George A. Sommers, b. Jan. 
23, 1832; d. Oct. 26, 1890, at Rochelle, Va., where the 
widow resides. They had issue — 

i. Edg.\r F. Sommers, b. Jan. 19, 1S59; m., Sept. 
23, 1880, Mary V. Henshaw. They had ten 
children, all born in Orange county, Va. — 
Lewis J., b. July 21, 1881; T. Anderson, b 
Aug. 30, 1882; V. Frost, b. Nov. 16, 1883; 
Martha A, b. March 24, 1885; Mary R., b. 
April 17, 1886; Edwin H., b. Aug. 5, 1887; 
Peter, b. Nov. 27, 1889. Frederic, b. March 
29, 1S91; James h., b. Feb. 12, 1893. Good- 
loe, b. Nov., 1895. 

ii. Mary C. Sommers, b. June 16, 1861; m. at 
Washington, D. C , J. W. Douglas. They 
have two children— Ruth S., b., Sept. 2, 
1892; Reba L,., b. Nov., 1895. 
iii. John F. H. Sommers, b. March 24, 1S66; ni., 
Feb. 13, 1896, Emma Wilkins, at Washington, 
D. C. 
iv. Annie W. Sommers, b. Oct. 2S, 1871; m., Nov. 
22, 1895, J. W. Estes, at Rochelle, Va. 

V. Maggie W. Sommers, b. Jan. 30. 1876; m., 
June 17, 1895, at Washington, D. C. 

XLVII. ErminaHoke'' (Andrew Hoke^ Frederick Hoke*, 
Sabina (Svvope) Hokc\ John Svvope'"', Yost SwopeM was born 
July 13, 1825. She married, Nov., 1842, John Fry, who 
was born 18 19. She resides at Polycarp, N. C, surrounded 
by a large family. They had issue — 

74. i. Wieeiam W. Fry, b. March 13, 1S45; m. Mary E. Null. 

75. ii. Chandice M. Fry, b. Dec. 2, 1846; m. Richard R. 


76. iii. Frederick L. Fry, b. Feb. 18, 1S48; m. Alice V. Fry. 

iv. Mary E. Fry (twin), b. July 22, 1851; d. Sept. 18, 1S60. 

77. V. Daniee H. Fry (twin), b. July 22, 1851; m. Mary J, Ma- 


78. vi. Aeice C. Fry, b. Aug. i, 1853; m. Daniel Eisenhower. 

79. vii. Rhoda M. Fry, b. June 30, 1857; 01. William Hefner. 
viii. Emma Fry, b. Nov. 5, 1859; d. Jan. 13, 1S60. 

2 24 The Sic ope Family. 

XLVIII. Frederick M. Hoke'' (Andrew Hoke\ Fred- 
erick Hoke\ Sabina (Swope) Hoke\ John Swope", Yost 
Swope' ) was born, in Catawba count}-, N. C, Jul}- ii, 1S33, 
and died at his home in Magnolia, Miss., Nov. 19, 1884. In 
the early fifties he moved to Magnolia, and married there, 
1856, Elvira Quillen, who was born March 12, 1841. He 
was an architect and builder of the first-class, and during the 
war was engaged on government work by the Confederacy. 
He was a member of the Methodist Church. They had 
children as follows: — 

i. Elizabeth Jane Hoke, was born Feb. 25, 1857. She 
married, Feb. 15, 1883, Rice. They had issue: — 

i. Louisa E., b. Dec. i, 18S4. 
ii. Marion O., b. Oct. 16, 1885. 
iii. Archie M., b. Aug. 7, 1S87. 
iv. LiLLiE B., b. April 8, 1889. 
V. RoBEBT, b. March 16, 1890. 
vi. Reuben E., b. May 21, 1892 
vii. March B., b. Oct. 18, 1893. 
viii. Nettie a., b. Feb. 18, 1896. 

ii. Joseph Andrew Hoke, was born Aug, 10, 1858. He 

married July 5, 1884, and died Nov. 2, 1885. 
iii. Adelaide I. Hoke, was born Nov. i, i860. She married, 
Dec. ]8, 1877, J. M. Cook. They had issue — 

i. Bessie E.. b. Oct. 3, 1S78. 
ii. John R., b. March 8, 1881. 
iii. Clarence, b. Jan. 29, 1884. 
iv. Homer M., b. Aug. 17, 1889. 

V. BuFORD C, b. May 17, 1893. 

iv. Marv G. Hoke, was born Feb. 19, 1863, and died May 

15, 1864. 
v. Ella May Hoke, was born July 26, 1865. She married 

Huff, July 25, 1893. They have one child — Glad^-s, 

b. Aug. 12, 1894. 
vi. Otis A. Hoke, was born Sept. 3, 1868. 
vii. Gettie E. Hoke, was born Aug. 30, 1870. 
viii. Nettie O. Hoke, was born Sept. 22, 1875. 
ix. Howard O. Hoke, was born Dec. 5, 1877. 
X. Walter S. Hoke, was born April 12, 1880. 
xi. Frederick M. Hoke, was born May 18, 1883. 

XLIX. John C. Hoke" (Andrew Hoke\ Frederick 

The Szoopv Family. 225 

Hoke*, Sabina (Svvope) Hoke', John Swope', YostSwope') 
was born, Jan. 26, 1836, in Alexander and reared in Catawba 
county, S. C. In 1862 he enUsted in the Confederate army 
as a private. He was wounded at Chickamauga, and cap- 
tured at Nashville, Dec. 16, 1864, and taken to Camp Doug- 
las prison, Chicago, 111., where he remained until June, 1865. 
After his return from the war he resumed farming, and is 
one of the most successful farmers in York county, S. C. He 
is an active member of the M. E. Church. He married, Dec. 
31, 1856, Elizabeth, daughter of William R. Robertson, of 
Chester county, N. C. The parents of the young lady ob- 
jected to the marriage, so the young people eluded the vigi- 
lant parental eye and eloped. They reside at Rock Hill, S. 
C. They had issue — 

80. i. William B. Hokh, b. Nov. 3, 1857; m. Mary A. Spratt. 

81. ii. James A. Hokk, b. Jan. 6, i860; in. Harriet E. White, 
iii. vSarah E. Hokk, b. March 24, 1862; d. Nov. 3, 1873. 

82. iv. Mary M. Hokk, b. Jan. 4, 1865; m. William B. Knight. 

83. V. Nancy J. Hokk, b. Jan. 20, 1867; ni. Paul M. Berry. 

vi. Fannie C. Hokk, b. Feb. 8, 1869. She spent X^so years 
at Due West Female College, South Carolina, and com- 
pleted her education at Kee-Mar College, Hagerstown, 
Md., making a specialty of vocal and instrumental 

vii. Laura L. Hokk, b. Dec. 25, 1870; d. Nov. 15, 1871, at 

Rock Hill, vS. C. 
viii. John J. Hokk, b. Aug. 18, 1872. He is a student at 
WoflFord College. 

ix. Barbara Hokk, b. April i, 1874. She was educated at 
Due West Female College, South Carolina. 

X. Munnerlyn Hokk, b. Jan. 9, 1876. He is a student at 
Wofford College. 

xi. Hampton Hokk, b. July 5, 1878. He is a student at 

Wofford College, 
xii. Maggie F. Hoke, b. March 23, 1881. 
xiii. David R. Hoke, b. Sept. 29, 1883. 

E. Rhoda E. Hoke' (Andrew Hoke\ Frederick Hoke*, 
Sabina (Swope ) Hoke^ John Svvope', Yost Swope') was born, 
May 13, 1839. She married, Dec. 24, 1865, William H. 
BoLCH. She is a faithful member of the Lutheran Church at 
Conover, N. C. near her home. They had issue — 

226 The S'ccope Family. 

i. Cora Lee BoLCH, b. Sept. ii, 1S72. She married, Dec. 
28, 1890, Robert Herman. They had issue — 

i. Edith B., b. Jan. 20, 1892. 
ii. Verxa Hoke, b. July 12, 1894. 

LI. Julius B. Hoke*' ( Andrew Hoke^, Frederick Hoke*, 
Sabina ( Swope) Hoke', John Swope", Yost Swope' ) was born, 
June 6, 1844, in Catawba county, X. C. He enlisted in the 
Confederate army and was with Lee four years, taking part 
in some of the most .severe engagements of the war. He was 
twice wounded near the close of the war. He was with Lee 
when he surrendered at Appomattox. He now resides in 
Lincoln county, X. C, where he is engaged in milling on 
Anderson's Creek, in connection with other business enter- 
prises. In youth he was confirmed a member of the Luth- 
eran Church, but of late \'ears he has lived too far distant 
from the church of his choice, and has united with the M. E. 
Church. He married, Dec. 11, 1S66, Jane C. Punch, who 
was born July 3, 1847. They had children as follows: — 

i. Lee Hoke, b. March 25, 1868; d. Dec. 28, 1893. He mar- 
ried, Oct. 20, 1889, Elizabeth Abernathy. They had 

i. Pearl, b. Sept. 6, 1890; d. March 2, 1891. 
ii. John, b. Dec. 12, 1891. 

ii. Clauding T. Hoke, b. March 25, 1875, in Catawba 
county, N. C. He married, Sept. 8, 1S95, Ollie Wilker- 
iii. AxxiE E. Hoke, b. March 22, 1878, in Catawba county, 
X. C. 

LII. Rebecca E. Rowe' (Elizabeth (Hoke) Rowe', Fred- 
erick Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope\ Yost 
Swope' J was born March 28, 1844. She married, Jan. 30, 
1868, J. P. Cllne. They reside at Conover, X. C. She is 
a member of the Reformed Church, and an active .spirit in the 
erection of the new church of that denomination in Conover. 
They had issue as follows: — 

i. Bettie V. Cline, b. Nov. 6, 1869; m. Sept. 25, 1890, J. 
W. Rackette. They have two children, INIillie and 

The ScL'ope Family. 227 

ii. Annik B. Cunp;, b. July 15, 1S71; m. Dec. 8, 1886, J. L. 

Eisenhower. They have one child, Orin, b. Oct. i, 

iii. JUI.IUS F. Cline, b. April 15, 1873; d. July 25, 1874. 
iv. Carrie C. Cijne, b. April 19, 1875; ni. April 25, 1893, 

Dr. F. L. Herman. They have two children, Jennie G. 

and ^Marion C. 
V. Mary E. Clinic, b. Dec. 24, 1876. 
vi. Daniel P. Cune, b. July 6, 1879. 
vii. Pattie p. Cline, b. May 31, 1882. 

lylll. Sarah A. J. Roseman** (Annie (Hoke) Roseman'', 
Frederick Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope'', Yost 
Swope'j was born July 11, 1834, in Catawba county, N. C. 
She married, Feb. 6, i<S55, the Rev. Simeon Scherkr, a 
clergyman of the Lutheran Church. He was born, Oct. 29, 
18 19, in Guilford county, N. C. He was educated at Roanoke 
College, Virginia, and the Theological Seminary at Gettys- 
burg, Pa. He served various parishes in Virginia and North 
Carolina, and for twenty years was prominent in the ministry 
of the North Carolina Synod. His wife preceded him to the 
eternal world eleven years, dying Feb. 15, 1865. She is 
interred in the graveyard of Union Lutheran church in Rowan 
county, N. C. He subsequently married and had a son. Rev. 
James A. B. , who is a missionary of the Lutheran Church in 
Japan. He married Bessie Beaver, a missionary of the 
Presbyterian Church in Japan. Rev. S. and Sarah Scherer 
had issue as follows: — 

i. Rev. Luther P. vScherer, b. Jan. 13, 1856. He pre- 
pared himself for the ministry, of the Lutheran Church 
at Pennsylvania College and the Theological Seminary 
at Gettysburg, Pa. He was ordained and entered the 
active work of the ministry in 1S85. He served the 
parish of Harper's Ferry, Va., for several years, and 
then entered Kee- Mar College, Hagerstown, Md., as a 
teacher, where he remained a year. He is now pastor 
of the church at Radford, Va. 

84. ii. Rev. Wilberkorce J. D. ScHERER, b. Sept. 16, 1S5S; m. 

Mary A. Bingham. 

85. iii. Rev. Melancthon G. G. Scherer, b. March 16, 1861; 

m. Alice M. C. Ehrman. 
iv. Simeon M. D. Scherer, b. Nov. 24, 1863; d. 1881. 

LIV. Eugenia D. Roseman" (Annie (Hoke) Roseman^ 

228 The Swopc Fa mi/ v. 

Frederick Hoke*, Sabina ( Svvope ) Hoke', John S\vope^ Yost 
Swope^) was born July 7, 1S47. She married, Sept. 14, 1865, 
Dr. D. McD. Yount. The doctor has been a successful 
practitioner of medicine at Conover, N. C, for many years, 
where he also has a drug store. He has been honored with a 
seat in the Legislature of North Carolina for two terms — in 
1876 and 1877, and again in 1880 and 1881. They had issue 
as follows: — 

i. Robert YouxT, b. Sept. 12, 1S66; d. April 2, 1881. 
ii. Anna E. Yount, b. Oct. 19, 186S; 111., July 27, 18S7, Dr. 
Marion Moser. They had issue — 

i. Robert H., b. Sept. 28, 1889. 
ii. Marion E., b. Sept. 15, 1892. 
iii. Mary E., b. March 2, 1895. 

iii. Minnie E. Yount, b. Feb. 3, 1871; d. Oct. 23, 1874. 

iv. AuCE C. Yount, b. May 17, 1S73. She was graduated 
from Concordia College. She married, Dec. 27, 1891, 
the Rev. G. Edward Long, a Lutheran minister. They 
had issue — 

i. GerhardT, b. March 10, 1893. 
ii. STEI-EA L , b. Jan. 26, 1895. 

V. Eugene McD. Yount, b. Nov. 25, 1875. He was grad- 
uated from Newberry College, S. C, and is now study- 
ing medicine. 

vi. John D. L. Yount, b. May 20, 1S78. He is a student at 
Concordia, College. 

vii. Cora D. Yount, b. Aug. 20, 1S80. She is a student at 

Concordia College, 
viii. EuEA V. Yount, b. Nov. i, 18S2. 

ix. Herbert M. Yount, b. vSept. 7, 1884. 

X. Miriam E. Yount, b. March 14, 1889. 

LV. Cephas Quickle" (Elizabeth (Hoke) Quickie', Henry 
Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope', Yost Swope') 
was born in Lincoln county, N. C, Feb. 14, 18 19. He was 
baptized by the Rev. Daniel Moser, March 29, 1819, and con- 
firmed a member of the Lutheran Church by the Rev. Adam 
Miller, Sept. 8, 1838. He married. May, 1840, Sarah 
KiLLiAN. He is a farmer near Lincolnton, N. C. They 
had i.ssue as follows: — 

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i. Jacob Quicklk, was killed in the late war. 

ii. TiTus QuiCKLK, died quite young. 

iii. Levi Quicklk, married Alice Robinson. (See LVII.) 

iv. John Quicklk, married Josephine Crouse. They have a 
family of interesting children. They live in Lincoln- 
ton, N. C. 
V. Catharine Quicklk, married George Causler. They 
have two sons and one daughter. 

vi. Caroline Quicklk, married Samuel Bergen. They have 
children, and live in Lincolnton, N. C. 

LVI. Catharine M. Quickle'' (Elizabeth (Hoke) 
Quickie', Henry Hoke^ Sabina (Swope) Hoke'', John Svvope^ 
Yost vSwope' ) was born in Lincoln county, N. C, Nov. 4, 
1827, and was baptized Feb. i, 1828, by the Rev. David 
Henkle. She was confirmed a member of the Lutheran 
Church, Nov. 18, 1843, by the Rev. Adam Miller. She 
married, March 18, 1846, Ambrose Costner, who is pro- 
prietor of the Pioneer Roller Mills at Lincolnton, where they 
reside. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Mary A. Costner, b. July 2, 1S47; d. Nov. 9, 1862. 

86. ii. William A. CosTnkr, b. June i, 1849; m Sarah E. 

iii. Dr. Henry A. Costner, b. Oct. 2, 185 1; m., July 3, 1888, 
Lizzie Kirk. He is a practicing dentist in Chicago, 111. 

87. iv. Martha G. Costner, b. Nov. 11, 1854; m. Abel P. 

V. Dr. Thomas F. Co.stner, b. Nov. 27, 1858; m., June 3, 

1884, Dora Gatewood. He is practicing his profession 

at Lincolnton, N. C. 
vi. Robert E. Costner, b. Oct. 22, 1864. He is an attorney- 

at-law in Lincolnton. 
vii. James A. Costner, b. Aug. 30, 1867; m., May 3, 1893, 

Gertie Dewstoe. He is in the cotton manufacturing 

business at Mt. Holly, N. C. 
ix. Ada L. Costner, b. Sept. 3, 1876; m., Oct. 22, 1890, R. 

C. Belk, a farmer near Mt. Holly, N. C. They have a 

son and daughter. 

LVn. Catharine E. Hoke" (Henry Hoke", Henry 
Hoke,* Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope", Yost Swope^) 
was born May 12, 1831, in Lincoln county, N. C. She mar- 
ried, Aug. 3, 1855, Levi Robinson, who was born March 14, 

230 The Sicope Family. 

1830, and died June 23, 1880. She survives, residino: at 
Reepsville, N. C. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Daniei* Rorinson, b. Dec i, 1S56; d., i88r, in Texas, 
ii. Barbara Robinso.v, b. Aug. 17, 1858; m., Dec. 21, 1856, 

John Causler. The}^ have eight children, 
iii. David Robinson, b. May 26, r86o; m. , Dec. 9, 1891, 

Anna E. Heavner. 
iv. AijcE Robinson, b. May 25, 1862; in., Jan. 12, 1881, 

Levi Quickie. They have seven children. (SeeLV. ) 
V. John Robinson, b. Sept 11, 1866. 
vi. William Robix.son, b. Oct. 10, 1868. 
vii. PiNKNEV R0BIN.SON, b. Jan. 8, 1871; ni., Feb. 20, 1895, 

Laura Srance. 

LVIir. M.VRY A. Hoke" ( Henry Hoke', Henry Hoke\ 
Sabina (Swope) Hoke'\ John Swope", Yost Swope^) was born 
in Lincoln county, N. C, Feb. 28, 1833. She accompanied 
her father's family when they moved to Missouri, and there 
married, in 1S59, Robert Reid, who died, Jan. 28, 1877. 
She survives, residing in Cooper county. Mo., with her child- 
ren. They had issue: — 

i. SrsAN A. Reid, b. Oct. 7, i860; d., 1887; m., Sept. 18, 

1879, H. C. Nolan. They had one daughter, 
ii. Mary E. Reid, b. Nov 23, 1862; m., Jan. 15, 1885, A. A. 

iii. William H. Reid, b. June 24, 1865. 
iv. D.wiD H. Reid, b. Jan. 24, 1869. 
V. Robert Lee Reid, b. Sept. 8, 1872. 
, vi. Jessie Reid, b. June 28, 1876. 

LIX. Jacob Hoke" (Henry Hoke', Henry Hoke*, Sabina 
(Swope ) Hoke^ John Swope", Yost Swope' ) was born in 
Lincoln county, N. C, June 12, 1835; died, Feb. 19, 1876. 
He moved to Cooper county, Mo., in 1855, and married there, 
Oct. 17, 1858, Virginia C. Brownlee. They had the fol- 
lowing children: — 

i. Mary E. Hoke, b. Dec. 26, 1859; m , :\Iay 8, 1S84, John 

C. Case, 
ii. J.\MES Hoke, b. .\pril 18, 1863; m., May 19, 1884, Ruth 
Pettitt. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Francis. 
ii. Ida Bell. 
iii. Rose A. 

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iv. Jesse. 

iii. Si'SAN J. Hoke, b. Dec. 20, 1864; m., Oct. 10, 1880, 

WiLijAM J. Freeman. 
iv. Nellie A. Hoke, b. April 7, 186S; d. Oct. 13, 1893. 

LX. Dr. Augustus De Witt Hoke" ( David Hoke', Col. 
John Hoke\ Sabina (Svvope) Hoke^ John Swope", Yost 
Swope' ) was born Nov. 27, r832. He was graduated from 
the South Carolina Military Academy in 1852, and from 
Jeffenson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., six years later. 
He entered into partnership with his uncle, Dr. A. B. Crook, 
at Greenville, S C, where he was building up a very success- 
ful practice, which was interrupted by the breaking out of the 
war. He went to the front with the Butler Guards, of Green- 
ville, as their first captain, taking part in the first battle of 
Manassas, and being incapacitated for further service by a 
wound received in that battle, he returned to the practice of 
his profession at Greenville. There he continued to reside 
until his death, Aug. 22, 1876, enjoying the confidence of the 
community not only for his professional ability but for his 
high moral worth. He married, Nov. 21, 1866, Edith 
Mills, who resides in widowhood with her daughter at 
Greenville, S. C. They had issue: — 

i. David Mills Hoke, b. Nov. 27, 1867; in. March 6, 
1888, at Savannah, Ga., Grayson Martin, of that city. 

ii. Frances Catharine Hoke, b. April 14, 1S69. Resides 
with her mother in Greenville. 

iii. Augustus D. Hoke, b. Aug. 24, 1870 He reside.s in 
Greenville, and is engaged in the insurance business. 

LXI. Susan B. Hoke" (David Hoke', Col. John Hoke', 
Sabina (Swope) Hoke'\ John Swope^ Yost Swope\) was born, 
April II, 1836, in Greenville, S. C, and still resides there. 
She married, Nov. 15, 1859, Hon. Thomas Q. Donaldson, 
a lawyer, of Greenville, S. C. He was elected to the State 
Senate of South Carolina in 1872. At the end of his four 
years' service in the Senate he returned to the practice of his 
profession. He was also a member of the Tax Commission 
appointed by the Governor under the act of the Legislature 
for the improvement of the tax laws of the State. They had 
children as follows: — 

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234 The Sivope Family. 

i. Augustus Hoke Donaldson, b. Aug. 10, i860. He read 
law and was admitted to the Bar, ;May 29, 1883. Since 
that time he has b^en engaged with his father in the 
practice of his profession. 

ii. Lieut. Thomas Q. Donaldson, was born in Greenville, 
June 26, 1854. He was graduated from the U. S. Mili- 
tary Academy at West Point, June 13, 1887, and was 
assigned to the Seventh Cavalry, then stationed at Fort 
Riley, Kansas. He took part with his command in the 
battle of Wounded Knee, in the Indian campaign of 
1890, a .=light flesh wound from a spent ball fired by a 
treacherous Indian being the only casualty suffered b}- 
him. He has been detailed since that time as military 
instructor in two academies in South Carolina — the 
Patrick Military Institute from June 13, 189 1, to July 
6, 1893, and from that date to June 13, 1895, at the 
Clemson College. He is now first lieutenant of the 
Eighth Cavalr\-, stationed at Fort Yates, North Da- 
kota. He married, 1892, Bessie, daughter of the Rev. 
John O. Willson, at Anderson, S. C. 

iii. Sarah Elizabeth Donaldson, b. July 31, 1869. 

iv. Nannie Hoke Donaldson, b. Jan. i, 1873. 

LXII. Mary Brent Hoke" ( Michael Hoke\ Col. John 
Hoke', Sabina (Swope) Hoke'', John Svvope', Yost Swope' ) 
was born in Lincoln county, N. C. She married Dr. Hil- 
DRETH H. Smith. For many 3'ears they lived in Lincolnton, 
N. C, but now reside in Atlanta, Ga. They had issue as 
follows : — 

88. i. Frances Smith, b. April 8, 1S54; m. J. R. Whitesides. 

89. ii. Hon. Hoke Smith, b. S^pt. 2, 1S55; m. Birdie Cobb. 

90. iii. Elizabeth Smith, b. Oct. 11, 1859; m. I{verett 


91. iv. Burton .Smith; m. Fanny Gordon. 

V. John Smith; was accidentally killed at the age of 13 

LXIII. Gen. Robert F. Hoke" (Michael Hoke\ Col. 
John Hoke', Sabina (Swope) Hoke', John Swope", Yost 
37 Swope') was born in Lincolnton, N. C.V He received his 
education in his native town. On tlie breaking out of the 
war he entered the Confederate army and soon became a dis- 
tinguished officer, rising to the rank of major-general. It 
has been said of him that " he was a natural-born soldier and 

The Swope Family. 235 

commander. ' ' It was he who caused President L,incohi to 
remark: ' ' General Butler has been badly whipped by Ho-ke. ' ' 
He is at present the ranking officer of the Confederate 
army. He is a member of the Episcopal Church. He mar- 
ried IvYDiA Van Wyck. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Van Wyck Hoke. 

ii. Dr. Michael Hoke, residing at Lincohiton, N. C. 
iii. Lydia M. Hoke. 
vi. Frances B. Hoke; residing in Lincohiton. 

IvXIV. Sarah H. Crook'' (Sarah (Hoke) Crook', Col. 
John Hoke*, Sabina (vSwope) Hoke^ John Swope^ Yost 
Swope') was born in Greenville, S. C, 1836. While she 
was yet an infant her mother died, and she was taken to the 
home of her grandfather. Col. Hoke, in Lincolnton, N. C; 
there she lived until the death of her grandparents. At the 
age of sixteen she was sent to the Limestone Springs Female 
High vSchool, from which she was graduated, Dec. 20, 1853, 
with first honor. She afterwards took a special course in 
music and painting at Charleston, S. C. She married, Dec. 
31, 1866, William Francis Lester, who was born, Feb. 14, 
1823, and died, Oct. 31, 1885. He was graduated with honor 
from the South Carolina College at Columbia, at the age of 
nineteen years. He studied law with Gov. Perry at Green- 
ville, and was admitted to the bar in Columbia, S. C. His 
health failing, he then gave his attention to manufacturing 
pursuits. Mrs. Le->ter resides in Greenville, S. C, with her 
daug:hter. Thev had issue :^ 


i. Nannie H. Hoke Lester, b, March 7, 1868. She was 
educated at the Episcopal High School at Columbia, 
S. C, from which she was graduated June 15, 1SS7. 
She married, Nov. 15, 1892, Dr. William Clifton Black, 
an eminent physician of Greenville, S. C. They have 
two children — 

i. Hoke Barrymore, b. Jan. 25, 1894. 
ii. Hugh Ceifton, b. Nov. 23, 1895. 

LXV. William G. Childs" (Nancy (Hoke) Childs', Col. 
John Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke', John Swope", Yost 
Swope') was born Oct. 2, 1850. He married, Sept. 2, 1872, 
Alice Gibbs, who was born June 11, 1853. He resides at 

236 The Sii'Ope Family. 

Columbia, S. C, and is President of the Columbia, Newberry 
and Laurens R. R. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Ebhx Allstox Childs, b. June 9, 1873; ^- ^^^c. iS, 1875. 

ii. Edith Childs, b. March 21, 1875 
iii. Naxcy Childs, b. April 3, 1S77. 
iv. William G. Childs, b. March 9, 1S79: d, Feb. 24, 1882. 

V. Alice Childs, b. ]May 14, 1S81. 
vi. Elizabeth Childs, b July 15, 1SS3. 
vii. Eugenia Talley Childs, b. March 4, 1886. 
viii. Hoke Childs, b. Sept. 6, 18SS; d. Jan. 3, 1892. 
ix. Mary T. Childs, b. May 7, 1891. 

X. Ellen Hoke Childs, b. April 18, 1S94. 

LXVI. Hon. Lvsaxder D. Childs'* (Nancy (Hoke) 
Childs', Col. John Hoke\ Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John 
Swope'", Yost Swope') was born Aug. 12, 1S55. He married, 
July 13, 1S81, Mary Elizabeth Springs, who was born, 
May 20, 1864. He was a member of the Legislature of 
South Carolina for two terms of two years each. They had 
issue as follows: — 

i. Lysander D Childs, b. Sept. 7, 1882. 
ii. Jaxie Bo Bo Childs, b. March 21, 1884. 
iii. Margaret M. Childs, b. Feb. 21. 1888. 
iv. Richard Austin Childs, b. Aug. 29, 1891. 

LX\'II. David Augustus Childs* (Nancy (Hoke) 
Childs', Col. John Hoke^ Sabina (Swope) Hoke\ John 
Swope", Yost SwopeM was born Aug. 12, i860. He married 
Mary E. Gibbs, who was born Dec. 8, 1858. They had 
issue: — 

i. Mary Gibbs Childs, b. April 23, 1886. 
ii. David Augustus Childs, b. June 30, 1887. 

LXVin. Charles F. Hoke' (Col. Franklin A, Hoke*, 
Peter Hoke", Frederick Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke'', John 
Swope', Yost Swope') was born Jan. 4, 1839; married, Dec. 
30, i860, Louisa Austin. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Fannie C. Hoke, b. June 8, 1864. 

ii. William IMichal Hoke, b. Aug. 6, 1866; m., IMarch 26, 
1894, Louisa INIardin. They have one child — 

i. Michal, b. April i, 1895. 

I. Dr. Andrew Barry Crook. 2. Sarah Crook, wife of W. F. Lester. 3. Nannie H. Hoke 
Lester, wife of Dr. W. Clifton Black. 4. Hoke Barrymore Black. 5. Dr. W. Cliftou 

Black. 6. Hugh Clifton Black. 


The Swope Family. 239 

iii. Hattie H. Hoke, b. Aug. 29, 1868; d. Nov. 25, 1891; m., 
Dec. 23, 1890, Augustus M. Hoke. (See XXV.) They 
had one daughter, Hattie, who resides with her father 
at Atlanta, Ga. 

iv. Carrie Hoke, b. Nov. 29, 1872. 

V. Chari^es F. Hoke, b. Feb. 13, 1874. 

LXIX. Sarah Helen Hoke' (Col. F. A. Hoke^ Peter 
Hoke'^ Frederick Hoke*, Sabina ( Swope j Hoke'', John Swope", 
Yost Swope') was born Nov. 17, 1840; married, Nov. 20, 
1857, Joseph McCullough, who died. They had issue: — 

i. L11.LIE D. McCui,r,ouGH, b. 1859; m. Arthur McFall. 

They had issue — 

i. Kenneth. 
ii. John. 
iii. Edith. 
iv. A. C. 

ii. Mamie J. McCullough, b. March 6, 1861; m., Dec. 27, 
1887, W. G. Gambell. They had issue— 

i. Helen. 
ii. Mary. 

Sarah Helen Hoke married, secondl}-, Dec. 12, 1872, 
James H. Gaines. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Carrie J. Gaines, b. July 21, 1873. 
ii. Fames F. Gaines, b. Aug. 6, 1876. 
iii. Charles Hoke Gaines, b. Feb. 28, 1879. 
iv. Helen Hoke Gaines, b. Nov. 11, 1881. 

LXX. Mary E. Hoke' (Col. F. A. Hoke^ Peter Hoke^ 
Frederick Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke', John Swope'"', Yost 
Swope') was born May 15, 1847. She married, Nov. 29, 
1870, Samuel H. Owen. They had children as follows: — 

i Frank Hoke Owen, b. Aug. 25, 1871. 
ii. Hamlin Felder Owen, b. July 23, 1875. 
iii. Thomas E. Owen, b. April 11, 1878. 

LXXI. Caroline W. Hoke' (Col. F. A. Hoke", Peter 
Hoke\ Frederick Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke'' John Swope'" 
Yost Swope') was born Sept., 1850. She married, Dec. 20, 
1872, the Rev. H. R. Felder. They had children as fol- 
lows: — 

240 The Szi'ope Fa mil v. 

i. Mary Lea Feeder. 

ii. Hugh Felder. 
iii. Annie Felder. 
iv. Carrie Feeder. 

V. Helen Feeder. 

LXXII. Josephine H. Hoke' (Col. F. A. Hoke^ Peter 
Hoke', Frederick Hoke\ Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope'', 
Yost Swope' ) wa.s born May 16, 1852. vShe married, Ma}' 
20, 1873, A^iNCENT B. SwANN. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Mary Elizabeth Swann, b. June 20, 1877. 
ii. Helen L- Swann, b. Dec. 8, 1S79. 
iii. Walter Q. Swann, b. May 30, 1882. 
iv. Thomas C. Swann. b. Nov. 4, 1884. 
V. Joseph Blackstone Swann, b. Sept. 26, 1888. 
vi. Frederick A. Swann, b. Feb. 2, 1891. 
vii. Algernon H. Swann, b. Jan. i, 1894. 

LXXni. JOHxN Z. Hoke" (Col. F. A. Hoke'\ Peter Hoke\ 
Frederick Hoke\ Sabina (Swope) Hoke*, John Swope^ Yost 
Swope^) was born Oct. 10, 1S59. He married, Jan. 24, 1884, 
Kate Fielder. They had issue: — 

i. Eugene Pringle Hoke, b. Oct. 28, 1SS4. 
ii. John Z. Hoke, b. July 26, 1886. 
iii. Franklin A. Hoke, b. Oct. 26, 18S8. 

LXXIV. William W. Fry' ( Ermina (Hoke) Fry', 
Andrew Hoke'\ Frederick Hoke^ Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ 
John Swope*, Yost Swope') was born March 13, 1845. He 
married, Sept. 2, 1874, Mary E. Null. He resides at 
Polycarp, N. C. The^' had issue as follows: — 

i. Joseph H. Fry, b. Dec. 11, 1875. 
ii. John D. Fry, b. Aug. 19, 1877. 
iii. Jacob C. Fry, b. May 29, 1880. 
iv. Sarah E. Fry, b. Jan. 24, 1883. 
V. Martha E. Fry, b. Jan. 23, 1890. 

LXXV. Chandice M. Fry' (p:rmina (Hoke) Fry', 
Andrew Hoke', Frederick Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ 
John Swope^ Yost Swope') was born Dec. 2, 1846. She 
married, Jan. 16, 1865, Richard R. Teague. They had 
issue as follows: — 

i. Miles A. Teague, b. May 16, 1866; m., Aug. i;, 188S, 
Flora Johnston. They have four children. 

Tlic Swope Family. 241 

ii. Jonas L. Teague, b. Aug. 31, 1868; 111., Aug. 23, 1889, 

Carrie Johnston. They have three children, 
iii. Lawrence L. Teague, b. March 24, 1871; m., Dec. 24, 

1890, Ella Teague. 
iv. WiLUAM B. 'J'eague, b. April 21, 1874; m, July 7, 1892, 

Ida Hefner. They have two children. 
V. Vance Teague, b. Feb. 20, 1879 
vi. LoYD W. Teague, b. May 16, 1882. 

LXXVI. Frederick I^. Fry' (Ermina (Hoke) Fry*, 
Andrew Hoke\ Frederick Hoke*, Sabina (Svvope) Hoke^, 
John Swope", Yost SwopeM was born Feb. iS, 1848. He 
married, vSept. 8, 1870, Alice V. Fry. They had issue: — 

i. Martha E. Fry, b. April 9, 1871; ni., Aug. 22, 1889, 

David P. Deal. They have three children, 
ii. Fannie E. Fry, b. Jan. 19, 1873; d. March 11, 1873. 
iii. Loudon Fry, b. Aug. 20, 1874. 
iv. Burton Fry. b. Jan. 13, 1876. 
V. Charles M. Fry, b. Aug., 1878. 

vi. Moses P. Fry, b. Dec. 20, 1879; d. Feb. 11, 1880. \ i«.^^jj,s 
vii. John P. Fry, b. Dec. 20, 1879; d. Feb. 14, 1880. ^ 
viii. Londia L. Fry, b. vSept. i, 1881. 
ix. David G. Fry, b. Sept. 22, 18S4. 
X. James R. Fry, b. June 11, 1887. 
xi. Enos L. Fry, b. March 20, 1889. 
xii Emma C. Fry, b. Aug. 24, 1891. 
xiii Cora H. Fry, b. Aug. 2, 1S94. 

LXXVII. Daniel H. Fry' (Ermina (Hoke) Fry', 
Andrew Hoke', Frederick Hoke', Sabina (Swope) Hoke,^ 
John Swope", Yost Swope') was born Jnly 22, 1851. He 
married, Mary J. Malone. They had issue: — 

i. Alonzo L. Fry, b. Feb. 14, 1876. 
ii. Ellen C. Fry, b. July 18, 1879. 
iii. James P. Fry, b. June 11, 1883. 
iv. Lawrence E. Fry, b. Oct. 3, 1886. 
V. Gertie H. Fry, b. May 6, 1892. 

LXXVIII. Alice C. Fry' (Ermina (Hoke) Fry', Andrew 
Hoke\ Frederick Hoke', Sabina (Swope) Hoke\ John Swope^ 
Yost Swope' j was born iVug. i, 1853. S^^^ married, April 
20, 1874, Daniel Eiscenhower. They had children as 
follows: — 

242 The Szvope Family. 

i. :Marv Eiscenhower, b. Dec. 20, 1877. 

ii. Wilson E. Eiscenhower, b. Aug. 29, 1879. 

iii. Am.\nda E. Eiscenhower, b. Feb. 19, 1881. 

iv. Eddie M. Eiscenhower, b. March 29. 18S5. 

V. Bessie E. Eiscenhower, b. July 13, 1888. 

vi. Ch.\ H. Eiscenhower, b. Feb. 3, 1891. 

vii. EspiE H. Eiscenhower, b. Sept. 26, 1894. 

LXXIX. Rhoda M. Fry' ( Ermina (Hoke) Fry", Andrew 
Hoke', Frederick Hoke*, Sabina ( Swope; Hoke', John SwopeS 
Yost Swope' ) was born June 30, 1857. She married, Oct. 28, 
1874, William Hefner. They had issue:— 

i. Fannie E. Hefner, b. June 28, 1S75. She married 

Barney Bowman. They have one child, 
ii. John E. Hefner, b. Feb. 3, 1878. 
iii. George L. Hf:fner, b. March 24, 1879. 
iv. Dora E. Hefner, b. Aug. 17, 1880. 
V. Charees p. Hefner, b. June 8, 1885. 
vi. James R. Hefner, b. June 7, 1888. 
vii. Carrie C. Hefner, b. Oct. 29, 1S94. 

LXXX. William B. Hoke" (John C. Hoke^ Andrew 
Hoke', Frederick Hoke*, Sabina ( Swope ) Hoke^ John Swope% 
Yost Swope') was born Nov. 31, 1857. He is an expert 
machinist, and is superintendent of a factory at Ft. Mill, 
S. C, where he resides. He married, Jan. 14, 1880, Mary 
A. Spratt. They had issue: — 

i. John S. Hoke, b. Nov. 7, 1880. 
ii. Margaret Hoke, b. Jan. 21, 1882. 
iii. Joe M. Hoke, b. Feb. 13, 1884. 
iv. Millie M. Hoke, b. Aug. 11, 1886. 
V. Paul W. Hoke, b. Oct. 21, 1889. 

LXXXI. James A. Hoke' (John C. Hoke', Andrew 
Hoke\ Frederick Hoke\ Sabina (Swope) Hoke'', John Swope^ 
Yost Swope') was born Jan. 6, i860. He married, Dec. 22, 
1881, Harriet E. White. They had the following chil- 
dren: — 

i. Bessie Hoke, b. Jan. i, 1882. 
ii. James E. Hoke, b. June 16, 1886. 

EXXXII. Mary M. Hoke' (John C. Hoke". Andrew 
Hoke^ Frederick Hoke\ Sabina (Swope) Hoke'', John Swope', 
Yost SwopeV) was born Jan. 4, 1865. She was educated at 

The Sivope Family. 2.' 3 

Due West Female College, S. C, and married, Dec. 28, 1886, 
William B. Knight. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Clarice Knight, b. Dec. 24, 18S7. 
ii. James H. Knight, b. Aug. 11, 1890. 
iii. Mary E. Knight, b. Sept. 12, 1892. 
iv. AucE R. Knight, b. Jan. 4, 1895. 

LXXXIII. Nancy J. Hoke' (John C. Hoke^ Andrew 
Hoke^ Frederick Hoke\ Sabina fSwope ) Hoke'', John Swope^ 
Yost SwopeM was born Jan. 20, 1867. She married, Dec. 28, 
1886, Paul M. Berry. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Agile Berry, b. Oct. iS, 1887. 
ii. Childs Berry, b. Nov. 12, 18S9. 
iii. James Berry, b. Dec. 5, 1893. 

LXXXIV. Rev. Wilberforce J. D. Scherer" (Sarah 
(Roseman) Scherer^ Annie (Hoke) Roseman', Frederick 
Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope', Yost Swope') 
was born Sept. 16, 1858. He was graduated from Roanoke 
College, Va., and from the Theological Seminary of the 
Lutheran Church, at Gettysburg, Pa., entering the active 
ministry in 18S9. His first parish was Fairfield, Pa., where 
he still faithfully ministers to an appreciative congregation. 
He married, Nov. 12, .1891, Mary A. Bingham. They have 
three children, as follows: — 

i. Margaret R. Scherer, b. Aug. 20, 1892. 
ii. Mary E. Scherer, b. Sept. 20, 1893. 
iii. Jennie B. Scherer, b. April 26, 1895. 

IvXXXV. Rev. Melancthon G. G. Scherer" (Sarah 
(Roseman) Scherer^ Annie (Hoke) Roseman^ Frederick 
Hoke*, Sabina (Swope ) Hoke', John Swope"', Yost Swope^) 
was born March 6, 1861. He was graduated with first honor 
from Roanoke College, Va., in 18S1, having the previous 
year taken the Greek medal. He pursued his theological 
course at the Seminary of the General Synod, South, at 
Salem, Va., and was ordained to the ministry of the Lutheran 
Church, 1883. The first year of his ministry was spent in 
missionary work in the South, after which he entered upon 
regular parish work and is now pastor of St. James' Lutheran 
Church, of Concord, N. C. He is a member of the Board of 

244 T^^^^ Szvope Family. 

Directors of North Carolina College and a member of the 
Board of Directors of the Theological Seminary of the United 
Sj'nod, at Newberry, S. C. In [S95 he was elected secretary 
of the United Synod of the South. He married, Oct. 20, 
1886, Alice M. C. Ehrmax. They had issue: — 

i. M.A.RY R. ScHERER, b. Oct. 14, 1889; d. Xov. 8, 1895. 
ii. Paul E. ScherER, b. June 22, 1892. 

LXXXVI. William A. Costner' ( Catharine T Quickie) 
Costner*', Elizabeth (Hoke) Quickie", Henry Hoke\ Sabina 
(Swope) Hoke\ John Swope", Yost Swope'j was born in 
Lincoln county, N. C, June i, 1849. He married, Dec. 4, 
1867, Sarah E. Frazier. He is a farmer, living near 
Eincolnton, N. C. The}' had issue: — 

i. JEXNIE E. CosTXER, m., Oct., 1883, Robert B. Robinson. 

ii. Percy C. Costner. 
iii Oscar A. Costner 
iv. George H. Costxer. 

V. Ada May Costxer. 
vi. Alda Costxer. 

EXXXVII. Martha G. Costner" (Catharine TQuickle) 
Costner^ Elizabeth (Hoke) Quickie', Henry Hoke*, Sabina 
(Swope) Hoke^, John Swope', Yost Swope') was born in 
Lincoln county, N. C, Nov. 11, 1854. She married, Oct. 22, 
1872, Abel P. Rhyne. He is a cotton manufacturer at Mt. 
Holly, N. C. They had issue:— 

i. Augusta Rhyxe. 
ii. Walter Rhyxe 
iii. Henry Rhyxe. 
iv. LiLLiE Rhyne. 

V. Susie Rhyxe. 
vi. Helex Rhyxe 
vii. Mary Rhyne. 

LXXXVni. pRAxCiiS Smith" (Mary (Hoke) Smith^ 
Michael Hoke\ Col. John Hoke', Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ 
John Swope", Yost Swope') was born April 8, 1854. She 
married, Dec. 22, 1874, J. R. Whiteside. They reside in 
Atlanta, Ga. The}' have children as follows: — 


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i. Mary Brent Whiteside, b. Oct. 11, 1875. 
ii. Margaret Whiteside, b. Aug. 14, 1884. 

LXXXIX. Hon. Hoke Smith' (Mary (Hoke) Smith^ 
Michael Hoke^ Col. John Hoke*, Sabina ( Swope j Hoke^ 
John Swope', Yost Swope' ) was born in Lincolnton, N. C, 
Sept. 2, 1855. He was educated in his native place, and at 
the age of seventeen he moved to Atlanta, Ga., where he 
taught a school and read law. His energy and ambition soon 
won for him the reputation of one of the ablest lawyers of the 
South. During the presidential campaign of 1892 he was an 
active supporter of Grover Cleveland for the presidency, and 
did efficient service for him in the South. On the formation 
of his Cabinet the President, recognizing his abilities, tendered 
him the portfolio of Secretary of the Interior, which he ac- 
cepted and discharged the duties of his office, until the sum- 
mer of 1896, when he resigned. He married, Dec. 19, 1883, 
Birdie Cobb. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Marion Smith, b. Nov. 14, 1884. 
ii. Mary Brent Smith, b. May 23, 1888. 
iii. Lucy E. Smith, b. May 7, 1S92. 
iv. C. Addison Smith, b. May 21, 1S95. 

LXL,. Elizabeth Smith" (Mary (Hoke) Smithy Michael 
Hoke", Col. John Hoke*, Sabina ( Swope j Hoke^ John Swope^ 
Yost Swope') was born, Oct. 11, 1859, in Lincolnton, N. C. 
She married Everett McAshen. They reside in Houston, 
Texas. They have children as follows: — 

i. Samuei. M. McAshen, b. Dec. 14, 1881. 
ii. Mary Brent McAshen, b. Dec. 8, 1883. 
iii. Hoke Smith McAshen, b. Jan. 14, 1887. 
iv. H11.DRETH McAshen, b. Feb. 10, 1891. 1 'j'^jjjg 

V. Everett McAshen, b. Feb. 10, 1891. J 
vi. Burton S. McAshen, b. Jan. 20, 1894. 

LXLI. Burton Smith' (Mary (Hoke) Smith", Michael 
Hoke\ Col. John Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke', John Swope', 
Yost Swope') was born Sept. 18, 1864. He resides in At- 
lanta, Ga., where he is practicing law. He married Fannie 
Gordon, June 19, 1888. She is a daughter of Gen. Gordon, 
of Atlanta. They had issue — 

i. Gordon Smith, b. June 26, 1889. 
ii. HiLDRETH Smith, b. Dec. 14, 1892. 



I. John Daniel Swope^ (John% Yost^) was born in the 
old homestead, in Upper Leacock township, Lancaster count}'. 
Pa., Nov. 4, 17.SI. He inherited the homestead by his 
father's will, and it is yet in possession of his grandchildren. 
The older portion of the house was built by his father; just 
when, we do not know. John Daniel made an addition to it 
in 1812, enlarging it to its present size. It is a solid stone 
structure, the one gable being without window or opening in 
the wall. The walls are said to be two feet thick. It is in a 
good state of preservation, and will no doubt stand another 
century or more. It was in a corner of the orchard in the rear 
of the house, as shown in the picture, that Yost Swope was 
buried, and where his remains rested until 1884 — one hundred 
and forty-nine years. John Daniel married, in 17S1, Sarah 
Grabill , who was born Feb. 23, 1765. On the break- 
ing out of the Revolutionary War he joined Capt. Roland's 
company of " Associators " for the defense of American lib- 
erty. They were associated July 5, 1775. He died Dec. 17, 
1 82 1, and is buried in the graveyard at Salem (Heller's) 
Church, near his homs. They had issue — 

i. Salome Swoph, b. June 7, 1782; d. April, 30, 1852; m. 
Jacob Swope. (See Chap. VIII; ii.) 

2. ii. Catharine Swope, b. Aug. 26, 1785; m. Theodore Eby. 

3. iii. M.\RGARET Swope, b. 1790 (?); in. Isaac Ranck. 

4. iv. Mary Swope, b. Dec. 11, 1793; m. Adam Dietrich. 

5. V. Daniei, Swope, b. Aug. 17, 1S03; m. Susanna Heller. 

II. Catharine Swope' (John DanieP, John'-, Yost') was 
born in the old homestead, in Upper Leacock township, 
Lancaster count}'. Pa. She married Theodore Eby, who 


The Sivope Family. 251 

was born Oct. 5, 1788, and died March 5, 1873. About 1838 
they moved to the neighborhood of Dayton, Ohio. There 
she died, May 8, 1876, and in that vicinit}- her descendants 
reside. They had issue — 

i. Isaac Eby. b. Dec. 7, 1812; d. April 11, 186S; m. Marga- 
ret Shafer. They had ten children. 

ii. John Eby, b. Oct. 22, 1814; d. March 10, 1890; m. Sarah 
Heller. They had two sons — ^Joseph and George. 

iii. EiJZABKTH Eby, b. May 2, 1817; m. Henry Risser. They 
reside at Kinsley, Ohio, and have six children. 

iv. Daniel Eby, b. June 18, 1819; d. April 10, 1855; m. Anna 
Miller. The issue of this union were five children. 

V. Sarah Eby, b. March 26, 1821; m. Samuel Shank. They 
had three sons. 

vi. Adam Eby, b. Dec. 25, 1823; d. Aug. 23, 1890; m. Eliza- 
beth Bartel. They had seven children. 

III. Margaret Swope* (John DanieP, John", Yost^) was 
born in the Swope homestead in Upper Leacock township, 
Lancaster county, Pa., probably in 1790. She married, about 
1816, Isaac Ranck, a farmer, and also a native of Lancaster 
county. She died 1823 (?). Three children were the result of 
this union: — 

6. i. John Ranck, b. 1817; m. Elizabeth B. Corbin. 

7. ii. Daniel Ranck, b. March 14, 1819; m. Anna Hildebrand. 
iii. Isaac Ranck, b. Sept. 25, 1821, in East Cocalico town- 
ship, L,ancaster count}-. Pa. When but two years of 
age his mother died, and at four his father, so he was 
left to the care of his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth 
Swope, who carefully and tenderly reared him. On the 
breaking out of the gold fever, he joined a party for 
California. He sailed from Baltimore, July 21, 1849, 
going by way of Cape Horn. Since that time he has 
been engaged in various business enterprises, principally 
mining, he having valuable interests on the banks of 
the Shasta river, six miles north of Yreka, Cal. 

IV. Mary Swope' (John Danier'', John", YostM was born, 
Dec. II, 1793, in the homestead in Upper Leacock township, 
Lancaster county, Pa., and died March 16, 1870. She mar- 
ried Adam Dietrich, of Lancaster county, who was born 
April 9, 1790, and died Sept. 3, 18S5. Most of their descend- 
ants are living in Lancaster county. They had issue: — 

252 The Swopc Family. 

8. i. Catharine Dietrich, b. Dec. 13, 1810; ni., first, Francis 

Ruth; married, secondly, Martin Boniberger. 

ii. John Dietrich, b. Oct. 8, 181 2. 
iii. Adam Dietrich, b. Nov. 8, 1814. 
iv. Daniel Diktrich, b. Dec. 20, 1816; died in infancy. 

V. Mary Dietrich, b. Feb. 26, 1819; m. Musser. 

9. vi. Henry Dietrich, b. Feb. 16, 1822; ni. Sarah A. Rocka- 


10. vii. Samuel Dietrich, b. Sept 10, 1829; m., and has a 

family residing at Rohrerstown, Lancaster county, Pa. 

viii. Eliza Dietrich, b. Feb. 20, 1826; m. Rudasill. 

ix. Sarah Dietrich, b. Jan. 17, 1829; m. Brown, who 

X. Grabill Swope Dietrich, b. Oct. 12, 1836. 

V. Daniel Swope' (John\ Daniel', John', Yost') wa.s born 
in the homestead in Upper Leacock township, Lancaster 
county, Pa., Aug. 17, 1803. He being the only son in the 
family, inherited the old homestead and lived there until his 
death, Oct., 1892. After his death the property' passed into 
the hands of his daughters, and is .still owned b}' them, hav- 
ing been in the famih' 175 years. He married Susan 
Heller, of Lancaster county. He was a member of the 
Lutheran Church, and an office bearer in the same for a 
number of years. He and his wife are buried at Salem 
Church. They had issue as follows: — 

11. i. Grabill H. Swope, b. Dec. 4, 1834; m. Henrietta S. 

ii. Kate Sw'ope; m. Martin B.Weidler, of Glenola, Lancas- 
ter county, Pa. 

12. iii. Sarah Swope, b. July 19, 1838; m. S. M. Seldomridge. 
iv. Rebecca Swope; m. John C. Cowen. They have two 

sons — William and Frank. 

13. v. Lucy Swope; m. Isaac Withers. 

vi. Lizzie Swope; m. Geo. K. Swope. (See Chap IX; vii.) 
vii. Joseph Swope, b. Aug., 1855; d. June, i860, 
viii. Harriet vSwoPE, b. Nov., 1856; d. June, i860. 

14. ix :Mary Swope, b. June 12, 1848; \\\. Martin Bushong. 

15. X. Adam D. Swope, b March 21, 1850; m. Sallie A. Hoar, 
xi. Susanna Swope; m. Albert Kline. They re.side at 

Hinkletown, Lancaster county. Pa., and have one 
daughter, Elsie. 

VI. John Ranck"' (Margaret (Swope) Ranck\ John Daniel 
Swope'', John Swope,' vSwope') was born in Lancaster 

The ScC'Ope Fainily. 253 

county, Pa., 18 17, and died Jan. 12, 1884. When quite a 
young man he moved to Kentucky, and located in Bourbon 
county, where he engaged in farming and other business 
enterprises. He married Elizabeth Corbin, daughter of a 
prominent planter of Bourbon county, and a descendant of the 
distinguished Marshall family of Virginia and Maryland. In 
religion he was a Lutheran, in politics a Democrat, and a 
warm advocate of Secession. He is said to have been a well- 
read man and of good literary attainments. Three children 
were the result of this union: — 

i. Isaac N. Ranck, a farmer in Bourbon county, Ky., near 

Paris. He is unmarried, 
ii. Margaret Ranck; m., Nov. 29, 1885, J. H. Seaton, a 

farmer of Harrison county, Ky. 
iii. ElEnor Marshali. Ranck "is a woman of a refined 
sympathetic nature, a devoted wife and a shining light 
in the cause of Christ." While visiting friends in Lan- 
caster, Pa., in 1886, she united with St. John's Lutheran 
church in that city. There being no Lutheran church 
in Jamestown, she worships with her husband in the 
Christian church. She married, Jan. 3, 1888, in Paris, 
Ky., Hon. J. A. Williams. He attended the Law 
School in Louisville, Ky., in 1858 and 1859, and after 
being admitted to the Bar, began the practice of his pro- 
fession in Jamestown, Ky., in which he has continued 
since, interrupted only by his service as district attorney 
and judge of the county courts. He stands high as a 
lawyer, and is a man of extensive information and a 
genial gentleman. He is a devoted and zealous mem- 
ber of the Christian church. 

VI r. Daniel Ranck'' (Margaret (Swope) Ranck\ John 
Daniel Swope'\ John Swope", Yost Swope^) was born in Lan- 
caster county. Pa., March 14, 18 19. On reaching manhood 
he learned the potter's trade. He married, Feb. 20, 1842, 
Anna, daughter of Michael Hildebrand, of Earl township, 
Lancaster county. The following April they moved to 
Miffiinburg, Union county, Pa., where he conducted a pot- 
tery until 1844, when he returned to Lancaster county and 
settled at Salisbury; remaining there two years, he returned to 
his native township, where he carried on his business until 


254 "^^^^ Scuopc Faiiii/y. 

1891. He then retired and moved to New Holland, where 
he died, Aug. 2, 1894. They had issue as follows: — 

16. i. Georoh H. Ranck, b. Feb. 2, 1843; m. Anna E. Holl- 


17. ii. Catharine E. Ranck, b. Feb. 2, 1S45; i". Cyrus Rutter; 

m. secondly, Jacob Diflfenderfer. 

VIII. Catharine Dietrich' (Mary (Swope) Dietrich*, 
John Daniel Swope', John Swope") Yost Swope' ) was born in 
Lancaster county, Pa., Dec. 13, 1810. She married, March 
2, 1830, Francis Ruth, who died March 17, 1831. They 
had issue: — 

18. i. Elmira Ruth, b. IMarcli 2, 1831; m. John Lucas. 

Catharine Dietrich married .secondly, Jan. 14, 1834, Martin 
BoMBERGER, born Feb. 14, 1811. She is now (^1895) living 
in Daj-ton, Ohio, surrounded b}' a large family. They had 
issue: — 

i. Mary A. Bomberger, b. Feb. 13, 1835: m., April 22, 

1854, George Edgar, 
ii. John A. Bomberger, b. Sept. 10, 1836; m. Anna Din- 
gess. They had two sons — Gilbert and George, 
iii. Eliza C. Bomberger, b. Jan. 7, 1S39; ni., Sept. 10, 1856, 
Charles Lewis; d. Feb. 2, 1862. They had two sons, 
Louis and Martin C. — Louis, b. Jan. 28, 1S58; m., Oct. 

4, 1 886, Addie Perry, b. Dec. 3, 1868. Martin C, b. 
Feb I, i860; m., Sept. 21, 1888, Katie Bomiar, b. Sept. 
22, 1869. Eliza C. Bomberger m., secondly, April 4, 
1864, William Pontis; d. June 10, 1873. They had 
three children — George L., William G. and Samuel G. 
George L., b. Aug. 20, 1868; m., July 4, 1891, Nellie 
M. Shunk, b. Dec. 18, 1870; William G., b. Nov. 10, 
1870; d. March 15, 1872. Samuel G., b. Nov. 20, 
1872; m., June 27, 1895, Anna B. Marshall, b. 1865. 
Eliza C. Bomberger, m., thirdly, Jan. 3, 1883, William 

5. Tiffany, b. March 16, 181 9. 

iv. George H. Bg^iberger. b. Aug. 7, 1842. He was 
killed in the Rebellion. 

V. Martin F. Bomberger, b. Oct. 13, 1846; m., Dec. 8, 
1867, Jennie A. Tresler, b. Sept. 13, 1851. They had 
two children — Lydia and William. Lydia, b. Sept. 20, 
1868; m., April 22, 1890, William H.Webber, b. April 
12, 1863. William, b. Aug. 21, 1874. 

vi. Benjamin C. Bomberger, b. Oct. 15, 1S49; m., March 3, 


The Scvopc Family. 257 

1882, Margaret Dillion, b. May 4, 1847. They had three 

children— John M., b. Jan. 7, 1883; George W., b. Oct. 

18, 1884; Ellen C, b. Sept. 5, 1S8S. 
vii. CHARI.0TTE H. BOMBERGER, b. Dec. 4, 1852; m. Alonzo 

M. Olaphant. They had four children — Catharine, 

Harry, Edwin and Effie. 
viii. Samuel F. Bombergkr, b. May 4, 1S55. 

IX. Henry Dietrich' (Mary (Swopej Dietrich\ John 
Daniel Swope', John Svvope^ Yost Swope^) was born near 
Lancaster city, Pa., Feb. 16, 1822. He was married, in Lan- 
caster, by the Rev. John C. Baker, D. D., of the Lutheran 
Church, Dec. 6. 1849, to Sarah Ann, daughter of Mesheck 
and Maria Rockafield, who was born in West Lampeter 
township, Lancaster county, Oct. 3, 1829. He is Hving in 
South Bethlehem, Pa., where he is engaged in business with 
his son. Barton. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Barton W. Diktrich, 1). Dec. 14, 1850. Resides at South 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

ii. Charles O. Dietrich, b. May 6, 1857; ^- Jan. 21, i860. 

iii. Henry A. Rockafield Dietrich, b. May 14, 1861. He 
is actively engaged in business in South Bethlehem as 
a contractor in heating, ventilating and sanitary ap- 
paratus. He is also the inventor of a cast-iron sectional 
boiler, which he has had patented. He married, in 1894, 
Priscilla Webb, of North Wales, England; she is a 
daughter of Thomas and Mary Webb. 

iv. Mary E. Dietrich, b. Aug. 30, 1868, at Eden, Lan- 
caster county. Pa. 

X. Samuel Dietrich^ (Mary (Swope) Dietrich*, John 
Daniel Swope^ John Swope'"', Yost SwopeO was born in Lan- 
caster county, Pa., Sept. 10, 1824. He married, Feb. 16, 
1854, Mary Ann Stewart, who was born Oct. 16, 1831. 
They had issue as follows: — 

i. Elizabeth Dietrich, b. March 13, 1855; m., Dec. 13, 
1 87 1, Israel P. Mayer, b. Feb. 25, 1850. They reside in 
Lancaster, Pa., and have one daughter — Anna E., b. 
Oct. 17, 1888. 

ii. Sarah Dietrich, b. July 30, 1857; d. Sept. 9, 1857. 

iii. Henry Dietrich, b. June i, 1859; d. June 15, 1859. 

iv. Emma Dietrich, m. Benjamin Hershey, of East Hemp- 
field township, Lancaster county. Pa. They had issue 
as follows: — 

258- The Swopc Family. 

i. Dora. 
ii. Milton. 
iii. Samuel. 
iv. Frank. 
V. Emma. 
vi. INIary. 
vii. John. 
V. Franklin S. Dietrich, b Feb. 18, 1865. 
vi. Adam I. Dietrich, b. March 18, 1S67; is married and has 
a daughter Edith. 

XI, Grabill H. Swopf;' ( Danier. John DanieP, John^ 
Yost^) was born Dec. 4, 1834, i^^ the old Swope homestead, 
in Upper Leacock township, Lancaster county. Pa. He mar- 
ried, Aug. iS, 1869, Henrietta S. Robixsox, born March 
18, 1843. He is a farmer, near Holden, Missouri. They are 
members of the Presb^'terian Church. They had issue: — 

i. Florence SwoPE, b. May 31, 1870. 

XII. Sarah Swope^ (Daniel*, John DanieP, John", Yost^) 
was born in the Swope homestead, Juh- 19, 1S38. She mar- 
ried. March 3, 1855, Samuel M. Seldomridge, bom Dec. 
17, 183 1. He is merchandising at Farmensville, Lancaster 
county. Pa., is also a bank director and postmaster. They 
are members of the Lutheran Church. They had issue as 
follows: — 

i. Henry Clayton Seldomridge. b. May 8, 1S56; m., 
Dec, 1879, .\. Clara Grabill. They have two children — 

i. Florence G., b July 14, 1881. 
ii. Mable G., b March 9, 1884. 

ii. Charles Edgar Seldomridge, b. Jan. 15, 1858; m., 

Dec , iSSo, Anna O. ]Myer. They have one son — S. 

Melvin, b. Oct 15, 18S4. 
iii. D.\NiEL W. Seldomridge, b. Jan. 9, i860; d. Oct. 15, 

iv. Morgan Rufcs Seldomridge, b. April 14, 1S62; m., 

Oct 6, 1886, Sue W. Buck. They had issue— 

i. Blanche G., b Oct. 2, 1887; d. Nov. 9, 1887. 
ii. Ester G., b. June 28, 1889. 

V. Nettie Alice Seldomridge, b Nov. 11, 1865; d. Dec, 
21, 1865. 

The Sii'ope Family. 259 

vi. LiLi.iE M. Seldomridge, b. March 28, 1872. 

XIII. Lucy Swope' (Daniel*, John Daniel', John', Yost^ 
was born in the old vSwope homestead. She married Isaac 
Withers, a farmer in Lancaster county, Pa. They are 
members of the Reformed Church. They had issue as fol- 
lows: — 

i. Harry S. Withers, 1) June i, 1865 He is in the regu- 
lar army. 
ii. Lyman S. Withers, b. Oct. 13, 1868. 
iii. Hannah Withers, b. April 5, 1869; d. Oct. 21, 1877. 
iv. Alice Withers; d. Oct. i, 1870. 
V. Daniel Withers, b. July 27, 1870 
vi. William Withers, b. Dec. 27, 1871. 
vii. George Withers, b. Aug. 11, 1876. 
viii. Harvey Withers, b. Sept. 25, 1882. 

XIV. Mary Swope' (Daniel', John Daniel', John^ Yost') 
was born in the old homestead, June 12, 1848. She married, 
Sept. 3, 1868, Martin Bushong, b. Jan. 3, 1847. They re- 
side in Philadelphia, where he is engaged in the grocery 
business, on Race street. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Morris S. Bushong, b. Aug. 11, 1S69. 
ii. Agnes S. Bushong, b. Dec. 2, 1870; d. August 8, 1871. 
iii. Mabel S. Bushong, b. March ic, 18S0; d. Nov. 18, 1891. 

XV. Adam D. Swope^ (Daniel*, John Daniel'', John^ 
Yost') was born in the old homestead, in Upper Leacock 
township, Lancaster county. Pa., March 21, 1850. For a 
numVjer of years he farmed the old place, but subsequently 
retired from farming and engaged in other pursuits. He in- 
herited the old family Bible of Yost Swope, printed in Heidel- 
berg, 1620, and many valuable family papers which were de- 
stroyed by the burning of his residence, Sept., 1S95. From 
this Bible and the papers much of our information regarding 
the early Swopes was obtained. He married, Dec. 24, 1874, 
at Soudensburg, Pa., Sallie A. Hoar, who was born Nov. 
30, 1 85 1. Three daughters were the is.sue of this union — 

i Exellenza Swope, b. Nov. i, 1875. 
ii. Margie Swope, b. Oct. 29, 1S78. 
iii. Mary H. Sv^^ope, b. Oct. 20, 1883. 

26o The Swope Family. 

XVI. Hon. George H. Raxck*^ (Daniel Ranck', Marga- 
ret (Swope) Ranck\ John Daniel Swope\ John Swope'', Yost 
Swope^) was born, Feb. 2, 1843, in Mifflinburg, Union county, 
Pa. When he was one year of age his parents removed to 
Lancaster county, and there the son was reared At the age 
of eighteen years he began the battle of life as a school 
teacher, which profession he followed for eight years. By 
diligent application and study he soon became a well-read 
and quite a thorough scholar and belonged to the first class 
from Lancaster county which received permanent teachers' 
certificates from the State Department of Pennsylvania. In 
1869 Mr. Ranck gave up teaching and purchased a printing 
office in New Holland, Lancaster county, and established the 
New Holland Clarion. This paper was a success from the 
start, and soon came to be regarded as one of the most abh' 
conducted local newspapers in the State. He has always 
taken an active part in everything which promised to advance 
the interests of his community. His town is largely indebted 
to him as one of her most progressive citizens for her railroad, 
telegraph, and telephone connection with the outside world, 
the establishment of her national bank, and the improvement 
of her public schools. In 1889 he was elected a member of 
the Pennsylvania Legislature, and while there served on sev- 
eral important committees — Agriculture, Military, and Banks 
and Banking. He also took a leading part in the shaping 
of legislation on education then before the House. He mar- 
ried, May 22, 1866, Anxa Eliz.\beth, daughter of Samuel 
Hollingsvvorth and granddaughter of Abraham De Haven, of 
Lancaster county. She was born in New Holland, Aug. 19, 
1839. Five childred were the issue of this union — 

i. A daughter, born and died July 18, 1867. 
ii. Ivan Luther Ranck, b. Sept. 6, 186S. 
iii. Anna M. R.\nck, b. April 12, 1871. 
iv. Bertha V. Ranck, b. Oct. 2, 1875. d. April 2, 1883. 

V. Elizabeth E. R.anck, b. July 14, 1878. 

XVII. Catharine Elizabeth Ranck*' (Daniel Ranck\ 
Margaret (Swope) Ranck*, John Daniel Swope^ John Swope', 
Yost Swope') was born in Salisbury, Lancaster county, Pa., 


The Szvopc Family. 263 

Feb. 2, 1845. She married, Dec, 20, 1865, Cyrus RuTTER, 
who died Aug. 20, 1880. They had issue — 

i. Annie ly. RuTTER, b. Sept. 29, 1866; m., 1882, Roland B. 
Hauser. She died Nov. 24, 1886. They had issue— 

i. Harry, b. July 29, 1883. 
ii. Chari^es D., b. Sept. 24, 1886. 

ii. Daisy M. RuTTKR, b. Dec. 14, 1867; m., 1888, John J. 
Shirk. Tliey had issue — 

i. Anna E., b. Aug. 6, 1889. 

ii. John W., b. May 31, 1891. 
iii. William R., b. Dec. 22, 1892. 
iv. Charles E., b. June i, 1895. 

iii. Cora E. Rutter, b. Oct. 28, 1869. 

iv. George Luther Rutter, b. Nov. 18, 1871; d. May 27, 

v. Cyrus Newton Rutter, b. April 27, 1873; m,, 1893, Ida 

Greeny. They have one child — Albert N., b. March 31, 

vi. Daniel B. Rutter, b. Oct. 19, 1876; d. April 21, 1879. 
vii Jennie C. Rutter, b. Dec. 14, 1878. 

Catharine Elizabeth Svvope, married, secondly, in 1887, 
Jacob Diffenderfek. She died March 6, 1893. They 
had issue — 

i. Elsie Diffenderfer, b. 1890. 

XVIII. Elmir.v Ruth'' ( Catharine { Dietrich ) Ruth'", Mary 
(Swope) Dietrich', John Daniel S^vope^ John Swope', Yost 
Swope^) was born March 2, 1831. She married, July 22, 
1853, John Lucas, born Sept. 15, 1829; died Julys, 1891. 
She resides in Dayton, Ohio. They had issue — 

i. Robert E. Lucas, b. July 8, 1854; m., Aug. 24, 1882, 
Margaret Ryan, b. Feb. 3, 1862. 

ii. M.\RY A. Lucas, b. Dec. 18, 1856; d. Sept., 1857. 

iii. Martin F. Lucas, b. Jan. 7, 1857; m.. May 18, 1882, 
Mary E. Cashman, b. Oct. 3, 1861. 

iv. Thomas H. Lucas, b. Feb. 9, 1858; d. May 21, 1869. 

V. John K. Lucas, b. April 19, 1861; m., Nov. 30, 1882, Jen- 
nie Rumer, b. May 13, 1859. 






I. Adam Swope^ (John", Yost') was the youngest child, 
and was born in the homestead, in Upper Leacock township, 
Lancaster county. Pa., May 21, 1756 There he grew to 
manhood and left the impress of a boyish ambition by carving 
his name on the stone lintel of the spring-house door. It is 
now almost obliterated by time, only this remaining, " Adam 
Swope, 17." He married Sarah Grabill, of Lancaster 
county, who was born May 18, 1765. By his father's will 
he received a farm in Lancaster county, part of the original 
Swope purchase, on which he liv-ed. Early in 1800, at the 
urgent solicitation of his wife, because she thought the Swopes 
were becoming so numerous in Lancaster count}" that they 
could not be distinguished, he sold his farm and moved to 
Adams county. Pa. He bought a farm and other property 
near Littlestown, where he continued to live until death. He 
was also a large holder of Virginia lands. His wife did not 
live long to enjoy the distinction of dwelling in a community 
where the name was uncommon; she died Sept. 2, 1805, aged 
40 years, 6 months and 12 days. Adam Swope was also a 
silversmith; several pieces of his work are 3'et preserved by 
his descendants as precious heirlooms. After the purchase of 
his farm he built a mill on a small stream running through it, 
but the stream did not furnish sufficient power and the mill 
was abandoned, and subsequent!}' became the dwelling place 
of bats, and, the superstitious said, "ghosts." The}', no 
doubt, saw 

A phantom miller at the midnight liour, 
Grinding his wheat by an nnseen power. 










'n ii ill— 

The Sivope Family. 267 

Adam Swope was a member of a military organization , known 
as the " Associators," belonging to Capt. Roland's company, 
associated the 5th day of July, 1775, for the defence of Ameri- 
can liberty. He died Feb. 7, 182 1, and is buried in the grave- 
yard of St. John's L,utheran Church, at Littlestown, of which 
church he was a consistent member. They had issue as 
follows: — 

2. i. Catharine Swopk, b. March 7, 17S4; m., first, Adam 

Woods; secondly, Capt. Samuel Long; thirdly, James 
W. Foster. 

3. ii. Jonathan Swope, b. Mays, 1787; m. Elizabeth Brothers. 

4. iii. Samuel Swope, b. April 16, 1791; m. Margaret Weikert. 

5. iv. Ephraim Swope, b. July 4, 1796; m., firht, Catharine Le- 

Fevre; m., secondly, Susan Keeports. 

6. V. Susan Swope, b. June i, 1799; "i-' first, Solomon Stone- 

seifer; m., secondly, John Shorb. 

7. vi. Eliza Swope; m. Henry Weikerf 

II. Catharine Swope* ( Adam", John', Yost') was born on 
her father's farm, in Upper Leacock township, lyancaster 
county, Pa., March 7, 17CS4. She grew to be a winsome and 
attractive young woman, fond of company and very popular. 
At about eighteen years of age shi married Adam Woods. 
The following year he made a trip to Kentucky and perished 
among the Indians. They had issue: — 

8. i. Adam Swope Woods, b. June 9, 1803; m. Margaret 


Catharine Swope married, .secondly, Capt. Samuel IvONG, 
at lyittlestown, Pa., she having accompanied her father to 
that place from I^ancaster county. They moved to Bunker 
Hill, Md., on the Baltimore and Pittsburg turnpike, where 
they opened a house of ' ' public entertainment ' ' for travelers. 
Whilst hving there the war of 18 12 broke out and Capt. Long 
organized a company for his country's defence. After serv- 
ing his country for a time he returned home sick with fever 
and died in a few days. Mrs. Long continued her residence 
and business in the place for some time, when, at the per- 
suasion of her father, she moved to Abbottstown, Pa. , to a 
property owned by him. They had issue: — 

268 The SiL'ope Family. 

i. John Long married, but the name of his wife is unknown. 
They had issue as follows: — 

i. Samuel, m. and had six children. 

ii. Martin, m. and had six children. 

iii. Albert, ni. and had four children. 

iv Amanda, m. Garner and had two children. 

V. Ella, m. Campbell and had two children. 

9. ii. Sarah Long, b. Nov. 20, 1810; m. Barney McSherry. 

Catharine Swope married, thirdly, May 11, 1817, James W. 
Foster, who was born, Oct., 1784, and died, Nov. 30, 1870. 
Soon after her arrival in Abbotstown the ' ' village teacher, ' ' 
James W. Foster, a native of Donegal, Ireland, applied for 
boarding at her house and was accommodated. As a result 
of this they were married. May 11, 18 17, and continued 
living in Abbotstown. In their declining years they moved 
to Gettysburg, Pa., and lived there until death. The last 
few years of Mrs. Foster's life were j^ears of great suffering 
from a disease of the eye, which rendered her entirelj^ blind. 
Her portrait, as shown elsewhere in connection with that of 
her daughter Catharine, was taken at a great disadvantage at 
the age of 90 years. She was a confirmed member of the 
Lutheran Church, but later in life she changed her doctrinal 
views and united with the United Presbyterian Church, the 
church of her husband. She died, Jan. 14, 1878, at the ad- 
vanced age of 94 years, and rests at the side of her husband, 
James W. Foster, in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pa. 
They had issue: — 

i. Catharine, b. July 28, 1825. She being the only child 
of her parents, their care in declining years rested en- 
tirely upon her, and faithfully did she perform this 
duty. Her parents considered this her mission to the 
world, bvit she did not consider it her only mission. 
For many years she has given all her time and energy 
to Home Missions and Bible Society work, not only in 
her church, the I'nited Presbyterian, but outside of 
denominational lines. She has been especially active 
in the work of " The Woman's Christian Temperance 
Union." Wherever she finds herself she finds also 
ready to her hand some of the lines of work from which 
she cannot and would not escape. She has three times 
narrowly escaped death. At one time when bathing in 

1. Catharine Swope, wife of Adam Woods, Capt. S. I^ong, James W. Foster. 

2. Catharine M. W. Foster. 


The ScL'ope Family. 271 

the surf at Cape May she was carried out into deep 
water, but was rescued before life was extinct. Then 
in the Johnstown flood. She was a resident of Johns- 
town at the time of the flood. Her residence, a frame 
house, was caught by the first surge, lifted and carried 
away, she and the other occupants of the floating house 
escaped from the attic to the flat roof of a house in pass- 
ing and were saved. During the battle of Gettysburg 
she made a narrow escape from destruction while serv- 
ing water from the steps of her father's house to thirsty 
soldiers in passing; a shell struck the roof of the porch 
under which she had been standing and completely 
demolished it. She gives a very interesting account of 
her experience during the battle of Gettysburg in the 
history that she has written of "The Foster Family." 
We would gladl}- reproduce it here did space permit. 
Miss Foster still resides in Johnstown, Pa., devoted to 
works of benevolence. 

III. Jonathan Swope* (Adam'*, John", Yost^) was born 
on his father's farm in Lancaster county, Pa., May 5, 17S7. 
After the family moved to Adams county, he married Eliza- 
beth BrotheKvS, at Littlestown. In early life he learned 
the trade of gunsmith, which he carried on for many years. 
In 1857 he moved to Fuhon comity, 111., where he bought a 
farm and began farming. He died, 186S, at Astoria, 111. 
His wife preceded him to eternity, dying Sept. 30, 1842. 
They had children as follows: — 

10. i. Jacob Swopp:, b. July 2, iSii; m. Elizabeth Musser 

11. ii. Edw.\rd Swope, b. Oct. 12, 1814; m. Milly Jane Foley, 
iii. Levi Swope; died at the age of 14 years. 

IV. Samuel Swope* (Adam'* John", Yost') was born in 
Upper Leacock township, Lancaster county. Pa., April 16, 
1 79 1. On the removal of his father's family to Adams county, 
he accompanied them and lived there until death. He was a 
farmer by occupation, having inherited a part of his father's 
extensive real estate possessions. He was a confirmed mem- 
ber of the Lutheran Church, and one of the active spirits in 
the erection of the church at Bonnauville, in 1846. He mar- 
ried, 18 14, Margaret Weikert, who was born 1796, and 
died 1865. They had i.ssue:— 

12. i. James \V. Swope, b. March 2, 181 7; m. Balinda Eckert. 

272 The Szvope Family. 

13. ii. John A. vSwope, b. Sept. 13, 1819; m., first, Mary E. Mus- 

ser; ni., secondly, Mary E. Lott. 
iii. Samcel vSwopk, b. 1S22; d. 1SS3; m., 1855, Susan M. 

14. iv. Morgan H. Swope. b. 1826; m. Lucinda M. Landis. 

V. Mary L,. Swope, b. 1828; d, 1868; m., 1850, John Cush- 

vi. Nelson G. Swope, b. 1S32; d. 1835. 

15. vii. CuNTOx M. Swope, b. 1S34; ni. Ruth Wills. 

V. Col. Ephraim Swope* (Adam^ John', Yost') was born 
in Lancaster county, Pa., July 4, 1796. He lived on his 
father's farm near Littlestown, Pa., tuitil his marriage, when 
he removed to Littlestown and became a contractor in stone 
masonr}'. He had contracts on the Catholic Educational 
Buildings at Emmetsburg, Md., on the old Thaddeus Stev- 
ens' "Tape Worm" R. R., along the South Moiuitain in 
Penns^'lvania, and other important public works. He was 
colonel of a Pennsylvania militia regiment, and was widel}' 
known. He was twice married, both of his wives being 
descendants of Madam Mary Ferree, through her daughter 
Catharine, who married Isaac Le Fevre, mentioned elsewhere 
in this book. He married, first. May 2, 1821, Catharine 
Le Feyre,-'^ who was born Aug. 15, 1800, in Lancaster 
county, Pa., and who moved with her parents to Adams 
county. When her father bought the farm on which the}' 
lived, he paid $40,000.00 for it all in silver dollars brought in 
kegs by wagon, and it took several days to count it. They 
had the following children: — • 


16. i. Coi.. RuFus C. Swope, b. Aug. 28, 1822; 111. Evaline 

ii. Anx.a E. Swope:, b. Aug. 11, 1824; d. April 23, 1830. 
iii. Susax J. Swope, b. June 10, 1826; died. 

17. iv. Lucinda C. Swope, b. Feb. 2, 1S28; m. George Stone- 

V. Joseph A. Swope, b. Oct. 22, 1829; d. April 26, 1830. 
vi. Enoch Swope, b. Jan. 8, 1831; d. March 9, 1S31. 
vii. Amos A. Swope, b. Feb. 26, 1832. He married, moved to 

Florida and died there, 1876. 
viii. George W. Swope, b. March 3, 1834; d. Aug. 6, 1834. 
ix. Mary I^. Swope, b. May 17, 1835; d. July 30, 1835. 

*See Note VIII. 


The S'wope Family. 275 

Col. Ephraim Swope married, secondly, Jan. 31, 1839, 
Susan Keeports, who was born Nov. 8, 18 14. She now 
(1896) resides with her daughter, Mrs. Shirk, in Hanover, 
Pa. Col. Swope died March 8, 1862. They had issue: — 

18. i. Eliza A. Swope, b. Oct. 26, 1S39; ™- Jo^n H. Jones; she 

married, secondly, J. Harry Saltzgiver; she married, 
thirdly, Foose. 

19. ii. Margaret E. Swope, b. Feb. 27, 1S41; m. W. Hamilton 

iii. Luther A. Swope, b. Dec. 3, 1842. In 1863 he entered 
Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, Pa., where he re- 
mained four years. He then went to Muhlenberg Col- 
lege, AUentown, Pa., from which he graduated 1868. 
He remained there four years as a tutor. He spent one 
year at Harvard University as a post graduate, and one 
year at Union Theological Seminary, N. Y. He has 
taught for twelve non-consecutive years in private 
schools of the higher grade, and has been private coach 
for colleges and universities for twelve non-consecutive 
years. He has spent two seasons abroad. He is a 
member of the Harvard Club of New York. He is un- 
married and his home is at Hanover, Pa. - 



20. iv. L. H. Georgianna Swope, b. Jan. 11, 1845; m. T. H. \ e^^i^^^^ 

Benton Feete. _r) e , , J e.| 

21. v. Ellen V. Swope, b. Jan. 10, 1847; m. Jonas C. Spangler. I Ylt V/ c_ 

22. vi. John N. Swope, b. May 6, 1851; m. Louisa A. Houser. '„ 

23. vii. William K. Swope, b. Sept. 2, 1855; m. Adalaide P. 

Paxton . 

24. viii. Emma J. Swope, b. July 20, 1857; m George H. Shirk. 

VI. Susan Swopk* (Adam\ John', Yost') was born on her 
father's farm, in Lancaster county. Pa., June i, 1799. She 
married Solomon Stoneseifer, of Adams county, who was 
born July 15, 1796, and died March 16, 1832. They had 
issue as follows: — 

25. i. Balinda Stoneseifer, b. Oct. 6, 1815; m. Abraham 

ii. Ephraim Stoneseifer; m. Cordelia McElvain. They 
had children as follows: — 

i. Georgianna E.; m. J. Brenner, 
ii. William; died, 
iii. Clarinda; died in infancy. 

26. iii. Harriet Stoneseifer, b. March 13, 1820; m. Henry F. 


276 The Szvope Family. 

iv. Julia Stoneseifer; d. in infancy. 

27. V. Catharine Stoneseifer, b. May i, 1825; m. S. S. 

vi. WoRLEY Stoneseifer, b. April 3, 1S26; d. Oct. 17, 1847, 

vii. Edwin Stoneseifer, b. March 2, 1828; d. Aug. 19, 1856. 
He married Anna Basehoar. They had issue: — 
i. Margaret; m. a Waltman. 
ii. Sarah J.; m. John Wehler. 
iii. Belle; m. Lewis Robinson, 
viii. Dr. Lewis Stoneseifer, b. March i, 1S30; d. Nov. 9, 
1859; m. Anna E J. Myers. She survives, residing in 
Gettysburg, Pa., having subsequently married Jesse 
Walter of that place. They had issue, surname Stone- 
seifer: — 

i. Henry; died in childhood, 
ii. Gates; married and lives in Chicago, 111. 
iii. Nannie; died in infancy. 

28. ix. Alfred G. Stoneseifer, b. 1831; m. Sophia Barrett. 

Su.san Swope married, secondly. May, 1834, John Shore, 
who \Yas born 1787 and died 1S47. He ^vas a descendant of 
an old French Huguenot family. He was a farmer, near 
lyittlestowu. Pa. He took an active part in public matters, 
and was much respected by all who knew him for his honest}^ 
and uprightness and his many sterling traits of character. 
Susan Shorb died Feb. 16, 1851. They had issue: — 

29. i. James E. Shore, b. April iS, 1S35; m. Sarah Price. 

VII. Eliza Swopl* f Adam', John',' ) is said, tradition- 
alh-, to have been born after the removal of her parents to 
Adams county, Pa. It has been impossible to gather any ex- 
tended information regarding her or her descendants, owing 
to a want of interest on the part of those who could furnish 
data. She married Henry \Veikp:rt, and had issue as fol- 
lows: — 

30. i. Rebecca WeikerT; m. James Duttera, 
21. ii. Marv WeikerT; m. Jacob Hostetter. 

VIII. Adam Swope Woods^ (Catharine (Swope) Woods\ 
Adam Swope^ John Swope^ Yost Sw^ope') was born in Lan- 
caster county, Pa.. June g, 1803, and in infancy removed with 
his motlier to Adams count}', Pa., where he grew to man- 


The Sivope Family, 279 

hood. He married, Sept. 18, 1827, Margaret Camp- 
bell, who was born June 12, 1803. He immediately moved 
to Hunterstown, Adams county. Pa., where he opened a 
tailor shop, he having previously learned tailoring at L,ittles- 
town. His location not being very promising for the future 
he was seized with a desire to go west. In the fall of 1833 
he purchased a team and large wagon, in which he placed his 
little family and effects, and accompanied by his half-sister, 
Sarah (Long) McSherry, started for the then far west, their 
objective point being Dayton, Ohio. They traveled several 
weeks and reached Springfield, Ohio, where he met a resident 
of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, who set forth in glowing words the 
possibilities of his town and country. Having heard before 
flattering reports of the place, he determined to locate there, 
and directed his course thither. On arriving there he was 
greatly disappointed and chagrined at the place, but the in- 
habitants gave them such a cordial welcome that they soon 
felt at home. Discouragement gave way to contentment and 
happiness. Plenty of work came and prosperity followed. 
He remained there until the 25th of Nov., 1850, when he re- 
moved with his family to North Lewisburg, Ohio. He re- 
sided there until the fall of i860, when he removed to War- 
saw, Ind. , where his son Thomas had lived for about twelve 
years. Adam S. Woods was from youth religiously inclined, 
moral, temperate in all things, striving to do his duty to his 
maker and fellow -man, yet he never connected himself with 
any church until 1839, when he joined the M. E. Church. 
In this he remained until 1862, when his views underwent a 
change and he accepted the faith of the Adventists. This he 
held until his death, which occurred at Warsaw, Ind., May 
12, 1870, from erysipelas. A son says: " He was a kind 
father, a loving and affectionate husband, and a good, law- 
abiding citizen. His great loss was keenly felt and deplored 
by all." His wife survived him, dying April 20, 1891. 
The}^ had issue: — 

32, i. Mary Woods, b. June 26, 1S28; ni. Obed Abom. 

33. ii. Thomas Woods, b. Nov. 25, 1829; m. Catharine Smith, 
iii. Alfred H. Woods, b. May 13, 1832; d. Sept. 14, 1834. 

28o The Sivopc Fauiilv. 

iv. Cr^iNTON Campbell Woods, b. Maj' 23, 1S33; d. April 4, 

V. John Woods, b. Feb. 5, 1834; d. May 4, 1834. 

34. vi, Anna Woods, b. April 4, 1S35; m., first, Caleb Winder; 

11'.., secondly, Washington McGrew; m., thirdlj^ 
Thomas H. Banks, 
vii. Charles Woods, b. June 10, 1841; d. Aug. 10, 1831. 

35. viii. Catharine Woods, b. Sept. 6, 1842; m., first, Joseph 

Aspinwall; m., secondly, Stitsel; m., thirdly, 


36. ix. Margaret Amelia Woods, b. Feb. i, 1847; m. Thomas 

B Felkner. 

37. X. James Foster Woods, b. Nov. 6, 1851; m. Jemima Hall. 

IX. Sarah Long^ (Catharine (Swope) Long*, Adam 
Swope\ JohnSvvope'-', Yost Swope' ) was born Nov. 20, 18 10; 
died March 6, 1S93. She married, in Adams county, Pa., Bar- 
ney McSherry, who was born in that county Feb. 12, 1797, 
and died March 14, 1868. In the fall of 1833 she and her 
family moved from Adams county, Pa., to Ohio, and settled 
on a farm about twelve miles west of Dayton, where they 
continued to live. They were accompanied on their trip west 
by her half-brother, Adam S. Woods, who, on separating 
from them, settled in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. They had issue 
as follows: — 

38. i. Amos McSherrv (twin ), b. Nov. 5, 1830; m. Mary Bahill. 

39. ii. Louisa M. McSherrv (twin), b. Nov. 5, 1830; m. Daniel 

iii. Margaret McSherry. b. July 29, 1835; m., April 27, 

'^79! John Overholtser, b. Feb 18, 1834. 
iv. Barney McSherry, b. vSept. 10, 1838; m. Dec. 25, 1879, 

Martha Ford, b. Oct. 30, 1843. They reside in Brook- 

ville, Ohio, and have one son — Emory F. , b. June 13, 


X. Jacob Swope'' (Jonathan*, Adam", Johir, Yost^ was 
born, July 2, i8ii, in Adams county, Pa. He married there, 
Jan. 19, 1833, Eeizabeth Musser, who was born Oct. 19, 
1814 He lived in Adams county until 1857, when he moved 
to Fulton county. 111., to which place his son Edward pre- 
ceded him in 1856. Tliere he bought a farm and began the 
life of an agriculturist. He died April 8, 1887. His widow 




The Sivope Family. 285 

yet survives him (1896 ) at Astoria. Most of his descendants 
are Hving in the vicinity of Astoria, 111. They had issue: — 

40. i. Edward T. Swope, b. Dec. 25, 1S35; m. Francis E. 


41. ii. CATHARINE .A.. vSwoPE, b. Nov. 16, 1838; m Blocher. 

iii. Jane F. Swope, b. Sept. 3r, 1840; m. Adam Trone, Jan. 

31, 1858. He was born April 16, 1834 They had fif- 
teen children and eighteen grandchildren. 

42. iv. Elizabeth B. Swope, b. July r, 1842, m. Levi Fiilk. 

V. Jacob W. Swope, b. Oct. 21, 1843, in Adams county, Pa.; 
ni., Oct. I, 1S68, Amanda Davis. He resides at Astoria, 
111. They had issiie as follows: — 
i. Ross, b. Aug. 10, 1869. 
ii George, b. Sept. 10, 1871. 
iii Edward N., b March 4, 1874. 
vi. George D. Swope, b. May 17, 1845; m. Ida Kittle. They 
had issue: — 

i. Leonard. 
ii. George. 
iii Lizzie. 
iv. Peari, 

43. vii. Maria Swope, b. May 17, 1S45; m. first, George Brinton; 

m. secondU^ Carl Popenhager. 
viii. John H. vSwope, b. Sept. 22, 1851, in York county, Pa.; 
m , Oct. 5, 1S76, Florence W. Belden, b. March 4, 1859. 
They reside in Beardstown, 111. They had issue as fol- 
lows: — 

i. Frank Foster, b. Aug. 4, 1SS5. 
ii. Fred Riley, b. March 17, 1888. 
iii. Otto Orion, b. July iS, 1890. 
ix. James R. Swope, b. in York county. Pa., Feb. i, 1853; 
m., Feb. 16, 1888, Nora M. Skiles, who was born in 
Rush county. 111. They had issue as follows: — 
i. Claude Noel, b. Oct. 24, 1889. 
ii. Walter Hugo, b. March 6, 1892. 
X. Walter H.armen Swope, b. Jan. 3, 1855, in York county. 
Pa. He has V)een for many years a commercial traveler, 
and is connected with a large wholesale firm in Pueblo, 
Col. He is unmarried. 

XI. Edward Swope' (Jonathan', Adam', John', Yost') 
was born in Adams county. Pa., Oct. 12, 1814. He first 
entered the business world as a clerk in a country store. 
After reaching his majority he went to Springfield, O. , and 
entered the employ of a merchant there. It was onh' a short 

286 The Su'opc Family. 

time until he was offered an interest in the business, and 
he finally succeeded to the entire business. Early in his 
career he developed a tendency to the live stock trade, 
and soon became known as one of the largest dealers in live 
stock in Ohio. At one time he owned every hog in the State 
of Ohio that the feeder or farmer had to sell. He continued 
his large business in Ohio until 1S64, when he went to Buffalo, 
N. Y., where he was largely instrumental in developing the 
live stock interests of that city, then in its infancy, to large 
proportions. At the time of his death, March 16, 1895, he 
was the head of the firm of Swope, Hughes, Waltz & Ben- 
stead. His business associates said of him at his death: ' ' He 
was one with whom it has ever been a pleasure to transact 
business, finding in him a man above reproach, one who ever 
scorned an unworthy act or a dishonorable motive " He 
married, Dec. 9, 1S37, Milly Jane Foley, who died March 
29, 1863. She was a daughter of John and Jane Foley, who 
were born in Virginia, the former in 1777. the latter in 1776, 
and moved to Clark county, O. , in 1806. There the daughter, 
Milly Jane, was born, married and died. They had issue: — 

44. i. Jane Foley Swope, b. March 26, 1839; m. first, Leander 

D. Patton. She m., secondly, Washington Ward, 
ii. Elizabeth B. Swope, b. July 2, 1841. She was gradu- 
ated from the Springfield, Ohio, Female Seminary, and 
married, Jan. 21, 1S69, John D. Allen. They reside in 
Santa Ana, California, 
iii. Ann Eliza Swope, b. Dec. i, 1843. She was educated in 
Springfield, Ohio, graduating from the Female Semi- 
nary at that place. She married, Sept. 28, 1869, Melvin 
J. Green. Their residence is Boston. They, however, 
spend much of their time abroad in travel. They have 
one son, Melvin, a graduate of Harvard University, 
Class of '96, and an honor man. 

XII. James \V. Swope' (Samuel'. Adam', Johir, Yost^ 
was born March 2, 18 17, in Adams county, Pa. For many 
years he w^as engaged in farming near the place of his birth. 
A few years ago he retired and is now living in Gettysburg. 
He is a consistent member of St. James' Lutheran church. 
He married, 1855, Balinda Eckert. They had issue as 
follows: — 



The Szvope Fa^nily. 289 

i. Emma Swope, b. 1857; d. 1S60. 
ii. Jesse Swope, b. 1858; d. 1858. 
iii. Nathaniel Swope, b. i860. 

XIII. John A. Swope'' (Samuel', Adam', John', Yosf) 
was born Sept. 13, 1819, in Adams county, Pa. He married, 
April 20, 1843, Mary E. Musser, who died. He married 
secondly, Mary E. Eott, who was born Jan. 31, 1843, and 
died May 2, 1870. He has spent an active and useful life at 
Littlestown, Pa., where he still resides (1896), rapidly hasten- 
ing towards four score years, and as he expresses it, " earn- 
estly endeavoring to prepare myself to meet my Lord." 

XIV. Morgan H. Swope' (Samuel*, Adam', John', Yost') 
was born in Adams county, Pa., 1826, and died 1865. He 
married, in 1851, Eucinda M. Eandis, a daughter of Benja- 
min Eandis. After remaining a widow a few years she mar- 
ried Dr. Agideous Noel, of Bonnauville, Pa. Morgan Swope 
and Eucinda, his wife, had issue as follows: — 

i. John Wei^lington Swope, b. Dec. 25, 1852. 
ii. Henry L. Swope, b. May 9, 1855. 
iii. Mary J. Swope, b. Nov. 13, 1857; d. 1859. 
iv. Morgan F. Swope, b. May 8, 1859. 
V. Minnie M. Swope, b. April 8, 1864; d. Dec. 30, 1867. 

XV. Clinton M. Swope' (Samuel', Adam', John', Yost') 
was born, 1834, in Adams county, Pa., and lived there during 
the most active part of his life. A few years before his death 
he moved to Kansas, and died in Russell, that State, Oct., 
1885. He married, Feb. 4, 1858, Ruth Wills, a sister of 
Judge David Wills, of Gettysburg, Pa. They had issue:— 

i. James Wills Swope, b. Dec. 21, 1858; m., Aug. 31, 1884, 
Maggie McChesney, b. May 11, 1865. They reside in 
Chicago, 111, They had issue: — 
i. Vivian, b. Dec. 10, 1886. 
ii. Ruth, b. Oct. 16, 1888; died in infancy. 

XVI. Col. RuFUS C. Swope' (Ephraim*, Adam', John', 
Yost') was born Aug. 8, 1822, in Eittlestown, Pa. When 
quite a young man he learned the trade of a tanner; after 
acquiring a knowledge of that business he rented a tan- 
nery in his native town, which he carried on for a number 
of years. In 1852 he bought a tannery in Fairfield, Adams 

290 The Su'Ope Family. 

county, Pa., which he operated for several ^-ears and subse- 
quently sold. He early took an interest in military matters, 
and was a member of Gov. Johnson's staff, ranking as colonel. 
On the breaking out of the war he was the first commissioner 
of draft in the i6th district of Pennsylvania. In Dec, 1862, 
he was appointed b_v President Lincoln captain assistant 
quartermaster, and remained in the service until Aug., 1866, 
being on duty in Washington a year after the close of the war. 
In the fall of 1866 he was appointed internal revenue collector 
of the 1 6th congressional district, which position he held until 
March, 1S67, when he failed to be confirmed by the Senate, 
in consequence of having identified himself with the Johnson 
administration. He married, Dec. 25, 1846, Evaline C. 
Forrest, of Littlestown, who was born June 8, 1823. Thej^ 
reside in Fairfield, Pa. They had issue as follows: — 

45. i. Elvira F. Swope, b. Dec. 14, 1S47; m. Dr. J. A. Krum- 


46. ii. Gr.axville H. Swope, b. July 21, 1S49; in. Emma J. 


47. iii. Augustus S. Swope, b. Aug. 26, 1850; m. Martha A. 

iv. AxxA B. V. vSwoPE, b. Nov. 28, 1852; d. June 12, 1854. 

48. V. Ephraim B. Swope, b. March 24, 1S54; m Laura C. Gel- 

vi. Clayton M. Swope, b. Aug. 15, [S56; d. July 6, 1888. 

49. vii. Edward McPherson Swope, b. Oct. iS, 1858; m. Cora 

B. Stryker. 
viii. George E. Swope, b. March 9, 1861; d. March 22, 1861. 

XVII. IvUCiNDA C. Swope' (Ephraim', Adam'', John'\ 
Yost') was born, Feb. 2, 1828, in Littlestown, Pa., and died 
there April, 1S91. She married, July 23. 1846, George 
Stoxeseifer, who was born Dec. 26, 1821. He kept a store 
in Littlestown for many years, and was also engaged in other 
business enterprises. He was one of the organizers of the 
Littlestown Saving Institution, a director for sixteen years 
and its president for several 3'ears. He was a prominent pro- 
moter in building the Littlestown Railroad, a director for 
twent}' years, and secretary and treasurer for ten years. 
The}' were members of the Lutheran Church. The>' had 
issue: — 

I. Col. Rufiis C. Swops. 2. Edward M. Swope 3. Harry F. Swope. 
4. Granville H. Swope. 

The Swope Family. 293 

i. George Swope Stoneseifer, b. Nov. 20, 1847; d. April 

16, 1851. 
ii. Sarah C. Stoneseifer, b. April 26, 1850; m., July 30, 
1871, Henry H. Gilbert, b. Dec. 28, 1847. They reside 
in Littlestown, Pa., and have one son, John Stoneseifer, 
b. March 12, 18S5. 
iii, RuFus R. Stoneseifer, b. Oct. 31, 1852; d. Feb. 7, 1854. 
iv. Emma J. Stoneseifer, b. June 16, 1854; d. May 8, 1857. 
50. V. Mary IvUCinda Stoneseifer, b. April 23, 1856; m. 

William P. Stover, 
vi. jACOi! Sterner vStoneseifer, b. Sept. 24, 1857; d. May 

7, 1863. 
vii. Theodore H. Stoneseifer, b. April 13, 1865. 
viii. IvAURA J. Stoneseifer, b. July 19, 1867; m. Winton 
C rouse. 
ix. Vioi^ET B. Stoneseifer, b. Dec. 3, 1869; d. Dec. 21, 1871. 

XVIII. Eliza Ann Swope' (Ephraim*, Adam', John', 
Yost') was born, Oct. 26, 1839, at Eittlestown, Pa. She 
married, first, John H. Jones. They had one child— Eaura; 
m., secondly, J. Hakry Saltzgiver. They had is.sue: — 

i. George Saltzgiver. 
ii. Ellen Saltzgiver. 
iii. Harry Saltzgiver. 
iv. MoLLiE Saltzgivkr; died in childhood. 

V. Minnie Saltzgiver. 
vi. Emma SalTzgiver. 
vii. Luther Saltzgiver. 

XIX. Margaret E. Swope' (Ephraim*, Adam*, John^ 
Yost') was born, Feb. 27, 1841, in Eittlestown, Pa. She 
married Hamilton Grumbine and resides in Westminster, 
Md. They had issue: — - 

i. Harry Grumbine. 
ii. Josephine Grumbine. 

iii. Theodore Grumbine; died in early childhood, 
iv. William Grumbine. 
V. Minnie Grumbine. 
vi. Bessie Grumbine. 
vii. Emma Grumbine. 
viii. Margaret Grumbine. 
ix. Swope Grumbine. 

XX. E. H. Georgiana Swope^ (Ephraim*, Adam^ John^ 
Yost') was born, Jan. 11, 1845, in Littlestown, Pa. She 

294 '^^^^ Szi'Ope Family. 

married T. H. Benton Feetk, and resides in Washington, 
D. C. They had issue:— 

i. Annie Feete; died in childhood, 
ii. Amos Feete. 
iii. Luther Feete. 
iv Lulu Feete; died in childhood. 

V. Cora Feete; died in childhood, 
vi. Haleie Feete; died in childhood. 

XXI. Ellen V. Swope' (Ephraim\ Adam', John", Yost') 
was born in Littlestown, Pa., Jan. lo, 1847. She married, 
Dec. 12, 1875, Jonas C. Spangler, who was born Sept. 8, 
1847. He is a farmer. Their home, " Sunny Side," is near 
Kingsdale, Adams county. Pa. They had children as fol- 
lows : — 

i. Susan J. Spangler, b. Dec. 13. 1876. 
ii. William H. Spangler, b. March 7, 1879. 
iii. Alice J. Spangler, b. June 4, 1882. 
iv. Luther Swope vSpangler, b. Sept. 28, 1884. 
V. Ernest Keeport Spangler, b. June 27, 1890. 

XXII. John N. Swope' (Ephraim*, Adam', John', Yost') 
was born, May 6, 1851, in Littlestown, Pa. He married 
Louisa A. Houser. and resides in Frederick, Md. They 
had issue: — 

i. Albertus Swope. 
ii. Harry Swope. 
iii. Charles Swope 
iv. Sarah Sw^ope. 

XXIII. William K. Swope' ( Ephraim', Adam^ John^ 
Yost') was born in Littlestown, Pa., Sept. 2, 1855. He mar- 
ried at Alberquerque, New Mexico, Oct. 20, 1882, Adalaide 
Power Paxton, born Aug. 20, 1865. They reside at San 
Luis Potosi, Mexico. They have one son: — 

i. William Paxton Swope, b. May 11, 18S4, at Richmond, 
Grant county. New Mexico. 

XXIV. Emma J. Swope' (Ephraim', Adam', John", Yost') 
was born in Littlestown, Pa., July 20, 1857. She married, 
Dec. 30, 1884, George H. Shirk, a hardware merchant of 

The Sivopc Family. 295 

Hanover, Pa. He is a prominent Mason, and they are mem- 
bers of the Lutheran Church. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Stanley Shirk, b. Oct. 25, 1885. 
ii. Eliz.\beth Shirk, b. Feb. 9, 1889; d. June 18, 1889. 

XXV. Balindv Stoneseifer' (Susan (SwopeJ Stone- 
seifer^ Adam Swope^ John Swope^ Yost Swope^) was born 
in Adams county, Pa., Oct. 6, 1815, and died Nov\ 2, 1873. 
She married Abraham Bankert. They had issue as fol- 
lows: — 

i. Susan Jane Bankert; m. John Spalding, 
ii. Ephraim Bankert; died, 
iii. Edwin Bankp;rt; died in the army. 
iv. Alberta Bankert. 
V. Emma Bankert; died in childhood, 
vi. James Bankert. 
vii. Ellen Bankert. 
viii. Alfred Bankert; died in infancy. 

XXVI. Harriet Stoneseifer^ (Susan (Swope) Stone- 
seifer*, Adam Sw^ope'', John Swope^ Yost Swope^) was born 
in Adams county. Pa., March 13, 1820, died March 16, 1891. 
She married, Jan. 4, 1840, Henry F. Davis, who was born 
June 8, 18 16, died Oct. 15, 1894. After their marriage they 
moved to Waynesboro, Pa., where they lived until death, and 
where their children now reside. They had issue as fol- 
lows: — 

i. William H. Davis, b. Oct. 22, 1840; d. Jan. 24, 1845. 
ii. George F. Davis, b. Nov. 27, 1842; d. Dec. 5, 1862. 
iii. Charles T. Davis, b. Jan. 20, 1S45; m., June 2, [870, 
Eliza J. Sibbet, b. May 26, 1849 They had issue: — 
i. Jessie Sibbet, b. Jan. 22, 1871. 
ii. Alfred P., b. Feb. 19, 1873. 
iii. Hugh T., b. June 26, 1876. 
iv. Whorley S. Davis, b. March 17, 1847; m., Sept. 25, 
1878, Annie S. Benchoff, b. Nov. 7, 1854. They had 
issue : — 

i. Charles A., b. Aug. 18, 1879. 
ii. H.A.RRIET B., b. Aug. 22, 1881. 
iii. Guy F., b. Feb. 26, 1892; d. Feb. 21, 1893. 
V. Catharine A. Davis, b. May 10, 1850; m., vSept. 30, 
1874, John C. Krider, b. Nov. 23, 1847; d. March i, 
1885. They had issue: — 

2g6 The Swopc Family. 

i. James H., b. Aug. 19, 1875; d. May 12, 1880. 
ii. Ralph L., b. Feb. 2, i88r. 
vi. Alfred B. D.wis, b. Sept. 30, 1855; d May 11, 1873. 
vii. Fkanxis B. Davis, b. Dec. 10, 1858. 

XXVII. Catharine Stoneseifer' (Susan ( Swope) 
Stone.seifer*, Adam S\vope'\ John Swope', Yost Swope') was 
born May i, 1825, in Littlestown, Pa. She married Simon 
S. Bishop. He began his business career as a merchant in 
Littlestown; after conducting his store for .some years he dis- 
posed of it and bought a part of the old homestead where 
they now reside. He has held various responsible offices, 
was justice of the peace for twenty years and notary public 
for many years, having received five different commissions. 
He was for forty years a member of the United Brethren 
Church, but owing to some differences has of recent \'ears 
worshipped elsewhere. They had issue: — 

i. Laura V. Bishop. 

XXVIII. Alfred G. Stoneseifer' (Su.san (Swope) 
Stoneseifer\ Adam Swope'', John Swope", Yost Swope^) was 
born in Adams county, Pa., 1831. When young he went to 
Pike county. Mo., where he engaged in mercantile pursuits 
and married. During the war he moved to California and 
engaged in raising French Merino sheep, his place being 
known as " \Vood.side Stock Farm." In this business he 
amassed a fortune and built a fine residence in the stiburbs of 
Newman, Stanislaus county, Cal., where he resides. He 
married Sophia Barrett. They had issue as follows: — 

i Clarence A. Stoneseifer. 
ii. Mary B. Stoneseifer. 
iii. Catharine L. Stoneseifer. 
iv. Augustus a. Stoneseifer. 

XXIX. James E. Shore' (Susan (Swope) Shorb*, Adam 
Swope^ John Swope'', Yost Swope') was born on his father's 
farm near Littlestown, Pa., April 18, 1835, and died July 20, 
1887. In early manhood he went to St. Louis, Mo., where 
he engaged in merchandising, and amassed quite a fortune. 
He married, June 23, 1863, Sarah Price, of Louisville, Ky. 
Thev had issue: — 

The Szcope Family. 297 

i. Julia B. Shore; m. Dr. Seniple Floyd Jones, 
ii. Marv ly. Shore; died in youth. 
iii. Cecelia Shore; m. Dr. Tandy Allen Hughes, 
iv. James Shore; died in infancy. 

XXX. Rebecca Weikert' (Eliza (Swope) Weikert'. 
Adam Swope^ John Swope", Swope^ ) married James 
DuTTERA. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Jacob Duttera; m. Emma Sheely. 
ii. John Duttera; ni. Emma Hankey. They had issue:— 

i. Ella G. 

ii Mary R. 
iii. Anne C. 
iv. Lizzie E. 

iii. Amos Duttera; ni. Sarah Hoff. They had issue. 

iv. Jane Duttera; m. David Wherley. They had issue: — 

i. Jennie. 
ii. William. 
iii. Ellen 

V. Rebecca Duttera; m. J. Newton Cushurn. They had 
issue : — 

i. Annie. 
ii. John. 
iii. Mary. 

XXXI. Mary Weikert' (Eliza (Swope) Weikert', Adam 
Swope\ John Swope", Yost Swope' j married Jacob Hostetter- 
They had i.ssue: — 

i. Ann Ho.stetter; m. David Fry. They had one son, 

Harvey, who married and had a daughter, 
ii. Sarah Hostetter; m. John Ditzler. They had one son 

and two daughters, 
iii. Susan Hostetter; m. Peter Shank. They had two sons 

and two daughters. 
iv. Ellen Hostetter; m. George Wolff. They had five 

V. K.\TE Hostetter; m. Samuel Krug. They had two sons. 

vi. Maggie Hostetter; m. Burkholder. 

vii. Amos Hostetter; m. and died, leaving two daughters, 
viii. Samuel Hostetter; married. 

XXXII. Mary Woods" (Adam Swope Woods", Catharine 
(Swope) Woods\ Adam Swope^ John Swope", Yost Swope^) 

298 The Sivope Family. 

was born, June 26, 182S, in Hunterstown, Adams county, Pa. 
She grew to womanhood in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and mar- 
ried, June 17, 1S47, Obed Abom, born Aug. 19, 1825. In 
the fall of 1858 they moved to Warsaw, Ind., he taking a 
position as deputy in the office of her brother Thomas, who 
was then county clerk. Mr. Abom was afterwards elected to 
that office in 1863. " Mary Abom inherited all the good 
qualities of her father — kind, affectionate, benevolent and 
forgiving. vShe is a member of the Episcopal Church, and a 
worker in all undertakings for the advancement of the 
cause of Christianity." They had children as follows: — 

i. ZoRA A. Akom, b. May 3, 1S4S; ni , May 3, 1S70, Lee 
Pentecost. They reside in Tacoma, State of Washing- 
ton, and have four children 
ii Thomas E. Abom, b. May 25, 1850; m June 26, 1875. 
iii. Sadie Abom, b. Feb. 12, 1852; m.. May i, 1872, T. F. 
Fisher. They had one son — Channing, b. May 20, 1S73; 
d. Aug 10, 1S78. 
iv. Edwin C. Ahom, b. Jan. 13, 1833; ra., May 23, 1888, 
Alice Robinson. They have one son — Obed, b. May 4, 
V. Channing Deanf, Abom, b. Aug 10, 1865; d. Feb. 27, 

XXXIir. Thomas Woods" (Adam Swope Woods', Cath- 
arine (Swope) Wood.s*, Adam Swope', John Swope', Yost 
SwopeM was born Nov. 25, 1829, in Hunterstown, Adams 
county. Pa. He removed with his father's family to Mechan- 
icsburg, Ohio. He was educated in the common .schools of 
that place, and afterwards learned the tailor's trade wath his 
father. At the age of 17 years, having a desire to see more 
of the world, and especially of his relatives in the east, he left 
home without the consent of his parents and walked to the 
home of his grandmother, in Adams county. Pa., where he 
remained some months. He determined to make his trip 
home profitable, and purchased a stock of notions which he 
sold by the way. This was the beginning of a successful 
business career. Some time after his return west he estab- 
lished himself at his trade in Warsaw, Ind. He also began 
buying and selling real estate. This being more to his taste 
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the real estate business. In 1854 he was appointed deputy 
clerk of the courts of Kosciusko county, Ind. He was faithful 
and efficient in the discharge of the duties of the office, and 
was elected principal of the office by his party in 1855 for a 
term of four years. In 1859 he was re-elected for a term of 
four years without opposition from the opposing party. At 
the expiration of his term of office in 1863, he was appointed 
general deputy and acted as such for ten years. In 1874 he 
was again elected to the same office without having asked for 
the nomination. At the close of this term of office and his 
retirement from public service he was given a grand banquet 
by the Bar and court officials of Kosciusko county, at which 
strong resolutions were passed, expressing the highest confi- 
dence in his integrity and uprightness; also commending the 
faithful, affable and efficient discharge of the duties of his 
office for a quarter of a century. On this interesting occasion 
he was also presented with a handsome gold watch, as an 
additional tribute of the esteem of the donors — the Court and 
Bar of the county. In politics he was a Whig up to the time 
of the breaking up of parties in 1854; after that he became a 
Republican. He has been a strong believer in and staunch 
defender of the principles of his party, and has contributed 
much to its success. Believing that music as well as oratory is 
necessary to a successful political campaign, he has frequently 
contributed rhymes to be surg by the " Hoosier Glee Club." 
He now resides in retirement in Warsaw, enjoying the fruits 
of a well-spent life. He married, Jtuie 26, 1854, Cath- 
arine Smith. They had one son — WiUiam, who died Feb. 
12, i860, aged 3 years. 

XXXIV. Ann Woods* (Adam Swope Woods', Catharine 
(Swope) Woods*, Adam Swope', John Swope', Yost Swope') 
was born April 4, 1835. She was reared in Mechanicsburg, 
Ohio, and married, at North Lewisburg, Ohio, Nov. 2, 1S54, 
Caleb Winder, who was born April 23, 1828, and died 
Jan. 30, 1862. They had issue: — 

i. Ai,i.iNA Winder, b. Sept. 11, 1S55; d. April 6, 1861. 
51. ii. Thomas Winder, b. Feb. 26, 1862; m., June 30, 1884, 

Margaret Walsh. 

302 The Szcopc Family. 

Ann Woods married, secondly, Oct. 4, 1S66, Washington 
McGrew, who was born July 19, 18 14; died March i, 1S70. 
She married, tliirdl}-. Jan. 7. 1N74, Thomas H. Banks, who 
died. She now resides in widowhood in Warsaw, Ind. 
They had issue: — 

i. JESSIK E. Banks, b. Nov. 22, 1875. 

XXX\'. Catharine Woods'' (Adam Swope Woods^ 
Catharine (Swope 1 Woods\ Adam Swope^ John Swope^ 
Yost Swope') was born at Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Sept. 6, 
iSj.0. Her brother says of her: " She is the most impulsive 
member of the family, with strong likes and dislikes, yet full 
of the milk of human kindness, love for her fellow creatures 
and a passionate love for her offspring and kindred." She is 
a member of the Presbyterian Church. She married three 
times — first. Sept. 6, 1857, Joseph D. Aspinwale. His 
di.'ath was the result of exposure in the service of his country, 
he being a lieutenant in Company I, 30th Indiana Infantry. 

She married, secondly, Stitzel, and, thirdly, Ep- 

ERSON. She now resides in widowhood in Crawfordsville, 
Ind. Catharine Woods and Jo.seph D. A.spinwall had issue: — 

i. Dr. Joseph Aspinwall, practicing his profession in New 
York city. 

ii INIargaret Aspinwai.i,, who married Berr}-, and 

resides at Fort Dodge, Iowa. 

XXX\'I. Margaret A, Woods** (Adam Swope Woods\ 
Catharine (Swope) Woods*, Adam Swope^ John Swope', 
Yost Swope' j was born, Feb. i, 1847, in r^Iechanicsburg, 
Ohio. She married, March 13, [866, Thomas B. Feekner. 
A brother says: " Naturally she was the most vivacious and 
jolly member of the family, and always managed to get a 
little fun out of the most serious situation. She has had 
sore trials and afflictions in the helpless condition of her hus- 
band, who has been a paralytic for twelve years. Yet she is 
ever cheerful and shirks no duty imposed upon her." They 
reside at Albion, Ind., and had i.ssue as follows: — 

i. William Felkner, b. June 9, 1867; m. Oct. 4, 1888, 
Amelia Scarlett. They have one child— :\Iarjorie, b. 
Feb. 28, 1S90. 

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ii. Harry Woods Felkner, b. May 9, 1871; d. Sept. 13, 

iii. Anna C. Fei^kner, b. Feb. 11, 1S76. 

XXXVII. James Foster Woods' (Adam Swope Woods', 
Catharine (Swope) Woods*, Adam Swope', John vSwope^ 
Yost Swope') was born, Nov. 6, 1851, at North Lewisburg, 
Ohio. He moved with his parents to Warsaw, Ind., where 
he grew to manhood. After completing- his education in the 
high school of Warsaw he entered the office of his brother 
Thomas, intending to fit himself for the duties of that office. 
The confinement and monotony of the position did not suit 
his ta.ste, so he abandoned it to follow the bent of his early 
inclination, mechanical pursuits. Being particularly adapted 
to his business he has become one of the most skillful in his 
avocation in his part of the State. He is a man of extensive 
acquaintance and is regarded as an honorable, upright and con- 
scientious citizen. He married, Nov. 3, 1S74, Jemima Hall. 
They had issue: — 

i. Charges C. Woods, b. Sept. i, 1S75. 
ii. NoR-\ Woods, b. Nov. 4, 1877. 
iii. Catharine Woods, b. Aug. 31, 1882. 

XXXVIII. Amos McSherry" (Sarah (Long) McSherry', 
Catharine (Swope) Long\ Adam Swope"', John Swope", Yost 
Swope') was born, Nov. 5, 1830, near New Berlin, Adams 
county, Pa. On the removal of his family to Ohio, in 1833, 
he accompanied them and has lived there since that time. In 
early manhood he taught school for a number of years, then 
' ' pioneered it ' ' for eight years. He subsequently engaged 
in merchandising. He is now successfully engaged in the 
jewelry business, in partnership with his son, in Rockford, 
Ohio He married. Sept. 9, 1862, Mary Bahill, who was 
born, July 23, 1837, near Dayton, Ohio. They had issue as 
follows: — 

i. Grant McSherry, b. , May 27, 1S63, in Montgomery 
county, Ohio; m. Altha Taylor. He lives in Van Wert, 
Ohio, where he is engaged in the grocery business. 
They have one son — Ralph, b. 1894. 
ii. Auce McSherrv, b. Sept. 12, 1865, in Montgomery 
county, Ohio. 

3o6 The Szropr Family 

iii. Arthir McSherrv, b. Aug. 13, 1S67; d. Jan. 6, 1869. 
iv. B. E. McSherrv, b. June 19, 1S69, in Montgomery 
county, Ohio. He married and engaged in the jewelry 
business, with his father, in Rockford. 
V. Sarah McSherrv, b. March 13, 1S72. 
vi. George McSherrv, b. Aug. 21, 1875. 
vii. Marv McSherrv, b. Sept. 15, 1877. 

XXXIX. Louisa McSherrv*' (Sarah fLong) McSherry', 
Catharine (Swope) Long'. Adam S^vope^ John Swope', Yost 
vSwope') wa.s born, Xov. 2, i<S32, in Adams connty, Pa. vShe 
married Daniel Milukix, a farmer, near Brookville, Ohio, 
where she now resides. They had issue: — 

i. Samuel Mielikix, b. July 14. 1S56. After passing 
through the common schools of his district he attended 
Normal School and prepared himself for teaching. He 
taught in the public schools for seven years and then en- 
gaged in farming, near Brookville, Ohio, in which he still 
continues. He married, June r, 1880, Laura S. Mills, of 
Castine, Dark county, Ohio. They had issue: — 
i Clifton R. . b. March 16, i8Sr. 
ii. Noble H., b. March 13, 1890. 

XL. Edward T. Swope** ( Jacob", Jonathan', Adanv', John', 
YostM was born at Spring Forge, York county. Pa., Dec. 25, 
1835. After reaching his majority, in 1856, he moved to 
FuUon county, 111., and engaged in farming. He remained 
there until 1S70, when he moved to Nemeha county, Nebraska. 
He still resides (1896) on the farm on which he moved 
twenty-five years ago. He married, at Astoria, 111 , Aug. 16, 
1857, Frances E. Brown, who was born at Lodi, Seneca 
county, X. Y., Dec. 3, 1837, and died, Dec. 13, iSgr, near 
Stella, Xebraska. They had issue: — 

i. Clinton Swope, b. Feb. 18, 1859, at Canton, 111.; m. 

April 7, 1S91, Nora Van Vleet, of Lodi, N. Y. They are 

now living in Buffalo, N. Y. 
ii. Annie L. Swope, b., :May i, 1861, at Canton, 111.; m., 

Dec. 27, 1882, George Kittle. They live near Nemeha 

City, Neb. 
iii. Charles M. Swope, b., Aug. 16, 1S63, near Astoria, 111.; 

m., .\pril 15, 1S86, Martha Smitli. Tliey live in Nemeha 

county, Neb. 
iv. William C. Swope, b., .\ug 15, i,S65, at .\storia, 111. He 



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married, July 4, 1892, Celia Burke, and is living near 
Edmond, Oklahoma Ter. 
V. Ina F. vSvvope, b., May 29, 1871, near Aspinwall, Neb. 
She married, Jan. 26, 1888, Walker Mason, and is living 
near Stella, Neb. 
vi. Edgar Li^ovd Swope, b. Feb. 28, 1875. 
vii. Frank L. Swope, b. Oct. 15, 1877. 
viii. Wai.ter H. vSwope, b. Oct. 29, 1880. 

Xlyl. Catharine A. Swope" Qacob', Jonathan', Adam'', 
John\ Yost') was born in York coimty. Pa., Nov. 16, 1S38. 

She married. Jan. 31, 1858, Blocker, who was born 

April 16, 1837. They reside in Astoria, 111., and had issue 
as follows: — 

i. Eelen J. Beocher, b. Dec. 12, 1858; d. Dec. 26, 1894; 
m., Aug. 4. 1881, W. H. Koont. They had issue: — 
i. Winnie, b. May 12, 1882. 
ii. Lizzie C, b. Feb. 4, 1S84. 
iii. Cleveland E., b. March 30, 1885. 
iv. Jesse B , b. July i, 18S8. 
v. Mary N. (twin), b. April 18, 1890; died same 

vi. Robert F. (twin), b. April 18, 1890; d. April 
22, 1890. 

ii. Albert C. Beocher, b. May 23, i860; m., April 2, 1885, 
Eliza Walker. They have one son, Clyde, b. June 10 

iii. Lizzie M. Blocher, b. Sept. iS, 1866; ni., Sept. 18, 1887, 
F. G. Carter. They have had two children; Jes.sie G., 
b. June 7, 1892, and Bertha E., b. Jan. 5, 1895; d. Jan. 
17, 1895. 

iv. Jacob S. Blocker, b. March 23, 1870. 

XLII. Elizabeth B. Swope'' (Jacob', Jonathan\ Adam'', 
Johir, Yost') was born in York county, Pa., July i, 1842. 
She married at A.storia, 111., July 16, 1861, Levi Fulk, who 
was born in North Carolina, Jan. 11. 1822. In 1852 he 
moved to Schuyler county. 111., where he resided until the 
war, when he enlisted and served one year. He afterwards 
returned to his farm and followed his chosen avocation until 
1892, when he moved to Beardstown, 111., where he died. 
May 10, 1895. They had issue: — 

i. Robert F. Fulk, b. Dec. 27, 1863; m., June 14, 1891, 
Belle Billingsly. They had issue: — 

312 The Swope Family. 

i Ray, b. Aug. 14, 1S92. 
ii. Roy, b. Dec. 23, 1S94. 
ii. Daniel E. Fi'LK, b. May 7, 1S65. 

iii Maria M. Fclk, b vSept. 6, 1867; in , March, 18S6, Jon- 
athan Roudabush. They had issue as follows: — 
i. Ethel, b. Aug. 15, 18S7; d. July ii, 1888. 
ii. May, b. March 11, 1888; d. May 12, 1893. 
iii. J. Edward, b. June 11, 1890. 
iv. Minnie A., b. June 11, 1S93. 
iv. Charles M. Fulk, b. Dec. 23, 1869; m., March 10, 1891, 
Maria Lauler. They have one son, Clarence, b. Nov. 
30, 1893. 
V. Annie L. Fulk, b. Sept. i, 1871; ni., Dec. 25, 1894, John 

vi. John G. Fulk. b. May 23, 1873. 
vii. Minnie F. Fulk, b June 15, 1877. 
viii. RoLLA L. Fulk, b. July 24, 18S0. 
ix. Nellie A. Fulk, b. Feb. 12, 1883 

XIvIII. Maria Swope^ ( Jacob\ Jonathan*, Adam', John', 
Yost') was born in York comity, Pa., May 17, 1845. She 
married first, May 4, 1866, at Astoria, III, George Brixton, 
who was born Sept. 4, 1834; died Oct. 16, 1884. Eight 
children were the result of this union, as follows: — 

i. James Brinton, b. Oct. i, 1S66; in., Sept. 3, 1S89, Maggie 

Robinson. They have two children, 
ii. Mary Brinton, 1) Dec. 26, 1868; m., vSept. 24, 18S8; 

Martin Horner. They have four children, 
iii. George Brinton, b. Feb. 8, 187 1. 
iv. William Brinton, b. Feb. 6, 1877. 
V. LouELLA Brinton, b. Sept. 30, 1879. 
vi. Franklin Brinton, b. Jan. 5, 1S83. 
vii. Lizzie Brinton, b. Feb. 27, 1885; d. Aug. 4, 1889. 

Maria Swope married secondly, May 4, 1887, George Pop- 
penhager. They have one son: — 

i. Carl Poppenhagp:r, b. Oct. 31, 1888. 

XLH'. Jane Foley Swope'' (Edward', Jonathan*, Adam', 
John", Yost') was born March 26, 1839. She was given the 
best educational advantages, and was graduated from the 
Springfield, O., Female Seminary, and finished with a special 
course in music and the languages. She married, Dec. 9, 

The Swope Faynily. 313 

1857, IvEANDER D. Patton, of vSpriiigfielcl. O., who died 
Sept. 26, 1865. Two children were the issue of this union: — 

i. Edward Patton. 
ii. Patton. 

Jane Foley Swope married secondly, March 28, rSyi, 
Washington Ward, who died April 5, 1891. She resides 
in widowhood in vSpringfield, O. One daughter was the 
result of this union: — 

i. Bertha Ward. A student at Wittenburg College, Spring- 
field, O. 

XLV. Elvira F. Swope' (Col. Rufus C.\ Col. Ephraim*, 
Adam^ John''', Yost') was born in Adams county, Pa., Dec. 
14, 1847. She married, June 20, 1867, Dr. J. A. Krumrine, 
who was born July 28, 1842 They now reside in New York 
City. Six children were the result of this union:— 

i. Grace E. Krumrine, b. Aug. 10, 1S6S. 

ii. Nellie E. Krumrine, b. Jan. 12, 1871. 
iii. Guy Swope Krumrine, b. Nov. 22, 1874. 
iv. Earl G. Krumrine, b. June 19, 1878. 

V. Hazel J. Krumrine, b. July 31, 18S1. 
vi. Ina R. Krumrine, b. Oct. 21, 1884. 

XLVI. Granville H. Swope" (Col. Rufus C.\ Col. 
Ephraim*, Adam', John", Yost' ) was born in Adams county. 
Pa., July 21, 1849. He was engaged in business in Gettys- 
burg, Pa., for a few years after which he went to Baltimore, 
Md., and engaged in the wholesale cigar business. The firm 
being Buckingham, Swope & Co. He subsequently retired 
from the firm and is now engaged in the manufacture of 
cigars in Baltimore. He married, 1873, Emma J. Bucking- 
ham, of Gettysburg. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Annie Ray Swope, b. Sept., 1873. 
ii. Harry Forest Swope, b. June, 1875. 
iii. John L. Swope, b. Feb., 1877. 
iv. Granville C. Swope, b. March, 1S80. 
V. Emma B. Swope, b. April, 1885. 

XEVII. AuGUSTu.s L. Sw^ope' (Col. Rufus C.^ Col. Eph- 
raim*, Adam^ John'-', Yost') was born in Fairfield, Adams 

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county. Pa., Aug. 26, 1850. He married Martha A. Tay- 
lor, Sept. 26, 1S77. She was boni in Clearfield, Pa., Aug. 
4, 1858, where they were married. They had children as 
follows: — 

i. Cai.vix W. Swoph, b. July 4, 1S7S, in Edensburg, Pa. 
ii. Ida B. Swope, b. Aug. 2, 1S80, in Greenland, Col. 
iii. Anna E. Swope, b. Pel) 14, 1882, in Colorado Springs, 
iv. RuFUS C. Swope, b. Aug. 24, 18S5, in Colorado Springs. 

XLVIII. EPHRAni B. SwoPii'' (Col. Rufus C.\ Col. Eph- 
raim*, Adam', John', Yost' ) was born in Fairfield, Pa., March 
24. 1854. He married, Dec. 9, 1875, Laura C. Gklbaugh. 
They reside at Fairfield, Pa. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Ella M. Swope, b. Dec 8, 1S76. 
ii. Lottie G. Swope, b. Dec. 4, 1878; d., Nov. 3, 1891, of 

iii. Walter R. Swope. b. Oct. 10, 1880. 
iv. Fannie L. Swope, b. July 10, 1882; d. Oct. 12, 1882. 
V. George E. Swope, b. Aug. 17, 1883; d. Oct. 7, 1891, of 

vi. Grace E. Swope, b. Feb. 2, 1885; d., Nov. 22, 1891, of 

vii. Annabel Swope, b. June 24, 1886; d., Jan. 23, 1892, of 

viii. Joseph G. Swope, b. Feb. 7, 1888. 
ix. Clayton S. Swope, b. May 5, 1890. 
X. Alice \V. Swope, b. Oct. 11, 1S92. 
xi. Charles E. Swope, b. Jan. 9, 1895. 

XEIX. Edward McPherson Swope' (Col. Rufus', Col. 
Ephraim', Adam', John'"', Yost') was born, Oct. 18, 1858, in 
Fairfield, Pa. He married, Feb. 23, 1886, Cora B. Stryker. 
They reside at Petersburg, Pa. They had children as fol- 
lows: — 

i. Edna H. Swope, b. Feb 4, 1887; died in childhood, 

ii. RuFEsS. Swope, b. April 23, 1888. 

iii. Myrtle V. Swope, b. Aug., 1891. 

iv. William Stryker Swope, b. Nov. 26, 1894. 

L. Mary Lucixda Stoneseifer'' ( Eucinda (Swope) 
Stoneseifer', Col. Ephraim Swope*, Adam Swope', John 
Swope-, Yost Swope' ) was born, April 23, 1856, in Littles- 

The Stvopc Family. 315 

town, Pa. She married, Feb. 22, 1874, William P. Stover, 
b. May 23, 185 1. They reside at Littlestown , Pa. They 
had children as follows: — 

i. Laura B. Stover, b. July 7, 1875. 
ii. Georges. Stover, b. Feb. 17, 1878. 
iii. Elenora Stove;r, b. Feb. 21, 1880. 
iv. Vioi,ET May Stover, b. March 14, 1883. 

V. WiivLiAM R. Stover, b. Nov. 20, 1884. 
vi. Mary C. Stover, b. March 6, 1887. 
vii. Emma E. Stover, b. April 6, 18S9; d July 21, 1889. 
viii. Hei^En L. Stover, b. March 29, 189:. 
ix. Naomi G. Stover, b. Aug. 19, 1894. 

LI. Thomas Winder' (Ann (Woods) Winder", Adam 
Swope Woods', Catharine (Swope ) Woods\ Adam Swope\ 
John Swope^ Yost Swope') was born Feb. 26, 1862; married, 
June 30, 1884, Margaret Walsh. In 1895, he made a 
circuit of the United States, near the borders, on a bicycle, 
riding or walking the whole distance — estimated at 20,000 
miles — and contributing articles weekly to the Buffalo, N. Y. , 
Illustrated Express, descriptive of his trip. His tour and 
articles excited so much interest that he was solicited to make 
a .similar tour of England in the interest of the same paper, 
which he declined to do. He is now general advertising 
agent for the Eclipse Bicycle Co. at Elmira, N. Y. They 
had issue as follows: — 

i. Dora A. Winder, b. June 15, 1885. 
ii. Paul Winder, b. Aug. 26, 1886. 
iii. Caleb B. Winder, b. April 26, 1891. 
iv. Donald Winder, b. Oct. 22, 1894. 


First generation Yost Swope, 





















I. Rev. Benedict Swope was a clergyman of the Re- 
formed Church. Family traditions say that he was born near 
York, Pa. Public records, however, speak of him as " from 
Germany," so his place of birth is uncertain. There are 
some things which point to his being of the same family as 
Benjamin Swope, elsewhere mentioned, who lived near York 
in 1759 (Pa. Archives). One is that Benjamin was a member 
of the Reformed Church, as was R'^v. Benedict, while all the 
other Swopes of that section were Lutherans, according to the 
Church records. Rev. B. Swope entered the ministry of the 
Reformed Church in 1771. Harbaugh, in " The Fathers of 
the Reformed Church," says, " Rev. Benedict Swope is first 
mentioned in the Cotal minutes of 1770 as preaching in the 
neighborhood of Baltimore, as not being a member of Cotus, 
and as having been charged with creating strife in the con- 
gregations of Mr. Faber, who also was not a member of 
Cotus. These two men applied to Cotus to have their differ- 
ences adjudicated, and in the hope of doing some good, Cotus 
appointed Revs. Gross and Gobrecht to visit that region and 
if possible restore order. Mr. Swope was at that time an ap- 
plicant before Cotus for examination and ordination, which 

3i8 The Sic ope Family. 

was promised him in case the committee appointed to examine 
into the affairs of that charge should report favorably. The 
committee made a favorable report, dated Dec. 7, 1770, and 
he was directed to be ordained. Revs. Henop and Hendel 
were appointed to ordain him." After his ordination he be- 
came pastor of the Second Reformed Church in Baltimore, he 
being the choice of the evangelical party of the church. 
About 1774 he moved to Kentucky and settled at Logan's 
Station, Lincoln county, where he bought a tract of land. 
On the breaking out of the Revolutionary War he returned 
to Baltimore, where he remained until, then returned 
to Kentucky. He was a life-long friend of Bishop Asbury, 
and assisted Dr. Coke at the ordination of the Bishop in Balti- 
more, in 17S4. The Bishop refers to him in his joiu'nal as 
" a very pious, talented and zealous German minister, in full 
sympathy with the several movements in the Church." 
A great-grandson of Rev. B. Swope, Bishop John C. 
Keener, gives this account of the close of his life: "He 
preached in the German and English languages, and two 
years before his death he ceased his ministerial work. His 
death occurred at the home of his son Jacob, and was caused 
by something like gout. In the early part of the night on 
which he died he was very cheerful, talking to an old neigh- 
bor, and about break of day, March 30, 181 r, he died. He 
was con.scious and perfectly calm, death having no terrors 
for him." His age was 79 years and 6 months. He married 
Susanna Welker, who died March, 1795. They had children 
as follows: — 

i. John Swope, who had entered land near Shelbyville, 
Ky., in 1776, was killed by the Indians in 17S2, on Long 
run, Jefferson county, Ky. 

2. ii. Benedict Swope; m Margaret Keener. 

iii. PoujE SwoPE; m. Col. William Brent, an Englishman. 
He was a lawyer by profession, and served in the Revo- 
lutionary War with distinction. They had children as 
follows — ^John, Benjamin, Theresa and Matilda. 

3. iv. Jacob Swope; m. Margaret Pope. 

4. V. George Swope, b. Jan. 9, 1758; m., March 10, 1777, 

Margaret Huifhein. 

(From an oil portrait.) 

TH . 

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The Sivopc Family. 321 

5. vi. Susanna Swope, b. Nov. 16, 1761; m., April 20, 1780, 

Christian Keener. 

6. vii. David SwoPK; m.,Jan. 28, 1792, Polly Montgomery, 
viii. Sally Swope; m. Greenbury Majors. They had one son 

and three daughters. 

II. Benedict Swope'* (Rev. Benedict') married, in Balti- 
more, Md., Margaret, daughter of Melchoir Keener. For 
a time he was merchandising, probably in Baltimore. About 
1779 — according to records, tradition gives an earlier date — 
he moved to Lincoln county, Ky., where he bought eighteen 
hundred acres of land. The greater part of it was unim- 
proved Government land but that portion on which he lived 
had been improved previous to his purchase. A warrant for 
one thousand acres of the land is still in existence, bearing 
date Oct. 15, 1779. The price paid was four hundred pounds. 
He sold the greater portion of the land to individuals in small 
tracts, one of which was to Greenbury Majors, his brother- 
in-law. He died in Uncoln county, and is buried in a grave- 
yard on his farm, still occupied by his descendants. Benedict 
Swope and his wife Margaret had children as follows: — 

i. Jesse vSwope; m. Polly Hetrick. They settled in Pettis 

county, Mo., and reared a family, 
ii. Charles Swope; m. Polly Wilds. Residence, Howard 
county, Mo. 

7. iii. Benedict Swope; m. Dorcus Swope. 

8. iv. John Swope; m. Fannie Roerty. 

9. V. Samuel Swope ; m. Kemper. 

vi. Margaret Swope; m. Inglehart Yeizer, and lived in 

Lexington, Ky. 
vii. Elizabeth Swope; m. William Step. Children— Gold- 
son, Thomas, Elizabeth. 
10. viii. Sarah Swope; m. Joshua Dunn. 

ix. Nancy Swope; m. Elijah Whitten. They settled in 
Missouri and reared a family. 

III. Jacob Swope' (Rev. Benedict') was one of the early 
pioneers of Kentucky, and probably settled there at about the 
same time his brothers did. He became a large land holder 
in what is now Lincoln county. Many of his descendants 
still reside there and are influential and respected citizens. 
He married Margaret Pope, in Lexington county, Ky. 

322 The Swope Family. 

He was born 1767, and died Oct. 30, 1847. They had issue 
as follows: — 

11. i. John Brevett Swope, b. June 15, 1789; m. Frances A. 

ii. Susan Swope; m. Samuel Oglesby. 
iii. Polly Swope; ni. William Craig, 
iv. Greenbury Swope; m. George, of Woodford county, 

V. David Swope. 
vi. George Swope. 

12. vii. Jacob Swope, b. Jan. i, i<So2; ni. Harriet F. Waggoner, 
viii. Benjamin Swope. 

ix. Samuel Swope. 

IV. George Swope''' (Rev. Benedict') was born Jan. 9, 
1758, and died in Spencer count3^ Ky. He married, March 
10, 1777, Margaret Huffhfin. His marriage in all prob- 
ability took place in Baltimore, Md., or that vicinity, as he 
lived there after his marriage, and his children were born 
there. The date of his removal to Kentucky is not known. 
They had issue as follows: — 

13. i. William Swope, b. Feb. 19, 1779; m. Ruth Holtschaw. 

14. ii. Joseph Swope, b Feb. 6, 17S2; m. Sally Rednion. 
iii. George Swope, b. June, 1785; died in infancy. 

15. iv. Henry Swope, b. April 17, 1787; m. Sally Young. 

16. V. George Swope, b. March 14, 1788; m. first, Annie Davis; 

ni., secondly, Matilda Maddux. 

17. vi. LvDiA Swope, b. Feb. i, 1792; ni. Macom McCullum. 

18. vii. Michael Swope, b. May 8, 1794; m. Jane Rings 

V. Susanna Swoph" (Rev. Benedict') was born Nov. 16, 
1 76 1, and died Sept. 17, 1829. She married, April 20, 1780, 
Christian Keener, born Aug. 12, 1752; died Nov. 21, 
18 1 7. They lived and died in Baltimore, Md. Mr. Keener 
amassed quite a large fortune, and at his death left his child- 
ren well provided for. The issue of this union was as fol- 
lows: — 

i. Lydia Keener, b. Feb. 10, 1781; d. Aug. 6, 1781. 

ii. Anna Maria Keener, b June 4, 1782; d. 1878. She 
was twice married, first to Christian Reigert. They 
had four sons. Married, secondly, Rev. James Stevens. 
They traveled through Pennsylvania in their own car- 


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The S^copc Family. 325 

riage to his different appointments in the scattered 
settlements, sometimes meeting Indians by the way. 
She had a number of children, all of whom she survived. 
At her death she was a great, great, great, grandmother. 

19. iii. Susanna Keener, b. Oct. 2, 1784; m. Edward Orrick. 
iv. Sarah Keener, b. Nov. 17, 1788; d Dec 23, 17S8. 

V. MargareTTa Keener, b. Dec. 18, 1789; d. Oct. 18, 1791. 
vi. Christian M. Keener, b. June 14, 1791; d. Oct. 6, 1791. 
vii. Benedict Swope Keener, b. Jan 15,1793; d. June 20, 

viii. John J. Keenp:r, b. Feb. 8, 1794; d. Oct. 24, 1796. 

20. ix. Christian Keener, b. June 22, 1795; m. Mary C. Brice. 

X. Dr. David Keener, b. Aug. 25, 1796; d. July, i86r. He 
graduated in medicine but never practiced his profes- 
sion. He was the first chemist of Baltimore in his day, 
and for many years he was interested in the copper 
works of that city. He married Mary Zollickoffer, of 
Maryland. They had three children — Caroline, who 
married Dr. Dulin, and is still living in her seventy- 
ninth year. Maria L. and William Henry. 

xi. Maria Catharine Keener, b. Oct. 5, 1797; d. Feb. 6, 

1 84 1. vShe married Luther J. Cox, and had seventeen 

children, four of whom are now living — ^Jennings S., 

Samuel K , Luther J., and Mrs. Lottie Boardly. 

xii. William Swope Keener, b. Feb. 28, 1800; d. Nov. 22, 

1 801. 
xiii. Samuel Keener, b. Feb. 5, 1801; d. Feb. 3, 1854. He 

married Malvina McClellan. He moved to Ohio and 

became a farmer. 
xix. Charles Swope Keener, b. Aug. 26, 1802; d. Jan. 30, 


VI. David Swope'-' (Rev. Benedict') settled in what is now 
Lincoln county, Ky., and lived there for many years. He 
was an artist, and painted the picture of his sister Su.sanna, 
shown elsewhere. He died in Henderson, Ky., 1845. He 
married, Jan. 28, 1.792, Polly Montgomery, who died Nov. 
20, 18 1 3. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Martin Swope, b. March 8, 1 794. He was married twice, 

but we have no further knowledge of him. 
ii. DoRCAS SwoPE, b. April 2, 1796; d. July 30, 1871. She 
married her cousin, Benedict Swope. (See VII.) 

21. iii. Morgan Swope, b. Aug. 3, 1798; m. first, Mary Robin- 

son; m. secondly, Martha A. Ruby. 

326 The Sivope Family. 

iv. Montgomery Swope, b. Aug. 16, 1801; d. Sept. 20, 1826, 

in Henderson, Ky. ; unmarried. 
V. Polly Swope, b. Nov. 19, 1S04; died young. 

22. vi David Swope, b. Jan. 31, 1807; m. Lvicinda Miller. 

vii. Eliza Swope; m. John Speidell. He was a merchant in 
Louisville for a number of years; subsequently the 
family moved to Nashville, Tenn. They had children 
— ^John, Keener, Thomas. Richard, Benjamin, Jacob, 
Mary, Eliza, Johannah. 

VII. Benedict Swope' (Benedict", Rev. Benedict') was 
brought by his parents to Kentucky, when it was a wilder- 
ness filled with wild animals and Indians. After attaining 
manhood he married his cousin Dorcas, daughter of David 
Swope. They had issue as follows: — 

23. i. Mary Swope; m. Logan Dawson. 

ii. Margaret Swope, b. Aug. 20, 1820; d. Aug. 8, 1893; 

24. iii. Hardin Swope, b. March 31, 1816; d , 1859; m. Eliza J. 


25. iv. Dorcas Swope; m. Austin Frazier. 

26. V. Dr. Benedict M. Swope, b. Aug. 24, 1829; m. Elizabeth 


vi. Eliza Ann Swope, b. Aug. 27, 1S32; m. first, Evermount 
Dawson. They had one son, William L. She m., sec- 
ondly, Matthew Evermount. They had three sons — 
Armsted H., Matthew E., and Benjamin F. 

vii. Sar.\h E Swope, b. Aug. 12, 1^35; m. William Bronaugh 

VIII. John Swope'' (Benedict", Rev. Benedict') married 
Fannie Roerty, in Garrard county, Ky. They had issue 
as follows: — 

i. Benedict Swope, b. 1822; d. 1S93. 

ii. Daniel Swope; m. Matilda Waters They reside at Fill- 
more, Jassamine county, Ky. They had issue, John, 
Taylor, Daniel, Bruce, Ad. 
iii. Samuel R Swope, b. Nov. 21, 1.S26; m. Elizabeth Bright, 
b. Aug. 15, 1830. Residence — Gray's Point, Lawrence 
county. Mo. They had issue: — 

i. Henry, b. Oct. i, 1S49; m., Oct. 30, 1873, Ann 

ii. Benedict, b. Nov. 28, 1851; m. Nov. 16, 1873, 
Susan Grey. 

The Swopc Faynily. 327 

iii. Fannik, b, Nov. 22, 1853; m., March 26, 1874, 

Lee McL,emone. 
iv. Mattie, b. Sept. 16, 1855; d. Sept. 24, 1865. 
V. John, b, April 13, 1858; d. Nov. i, 1862. 
vi. Kate, b. Nov. 3, i860; d. Sept. 17, 1870. 
vii. JAME.S, b. Nov. 7, 1862; m. Dec. 2, 1883, Sallie 

Robinson. Residence — Grey's Point, Mo. 
viii. Ward, b. Dec. 12, 1864; m , Nov. 13, 1888, 
Martha Christian. Residence — Forest Grove, 
ix. Florence, b. March 16, 1867; m., Nov. 25, 1888, 

E. Yant. 
X. George, b. Nov. 18, 1869; m., March 21, 1894, 
Zella Williams, 
iv. Mary Swope; m. Thomas Floyd. Residence — Danville, 

Ky. They had issue, William, Fannie, Margaret. 
V. James Swope; d. unmarried, 
vi. Joseph Swope ; m. Mary Dunn. Residence — Indianapolis, 

Ind. They had two children, Fannie and Jesse. 
vii. Jesse Keener Swope resides at Morristown, Ind ; un- 
viii. ZerELDA Swope; m. Nov. 25, 1857, Abraham W. Barker. 
Residence — Danville, Ky. They had issue: — 
i. Fannie W., b. Sept. 30, 1858; died, 
ii. Salue, b. March 19, 1S60; d. June 19, i860, 
iii. Abraham P., b. Aug., 1862; d. Jan. 12, 1863. 
iv Eli.a W., b. Aug. 12, 1865. 
V. John J., b. Aug. 15, 1866; d. Sept. 3, 1892. 
vi Mary, b. Sept. 16, 1873. 
vii. Benedict vSwoPE, b. Jan. 2, 1878. 
ix. John Swope died unmarried. 
X. Sally Swope died young. 

IX. Samuel Swope' (Benedict', Rev. Benedict') married 
Miss Kemper, in Garrard county, Ky. They had issue:— 

i. John Swope; m. Millie Kemper, in Garrard county. 
They had issue: — 

ii. Joshua. 
iii. Henry. 

iv. Jamima; m. John Greening. 
V. Sally. 

vi Mary; m. Marksberry. 

ii. BURDETTE Swope; m. Vaughn, in Garrard county, 

iii. Elcinda Swope; m. Thompson, in Garrard county, 


328 The S7copc Fa7nily. 

X. Sarah Swope'' (Benedict', Rev. Benedict') married 
Joshua Dunn, and lived in Garrard county, Ky. They had 
issue: — 

i. Margaret Dunx; m Henry Smith. They had three 

daughters — ^Jennie, Addie, and Nannie, 
ii. Augustus Dunn; m. Margaret Liiicolnfeld. One son, 
Franklin, is in the navy. 

iii. Benjamin Dunn; d. unmarried. 
iv. Jesse Dunn; is unmarried. 

V. William Dunn; m. Belle Burnsides. They had children 
— Joshua, m. Rebecca Hill; Joseph, Lizzie, Corah, and 
vi Elizabeth Dunn; m. Ezekiel F. Gaines. They had two 
daughters — Sallie, m. Ray Morse; Ella, m. Samuel 
vii. Eliza Dunn; m. James Cook. They have one son, 

viii. Sarah Dunn. 
ix. Wilson Dunn. 

X. Charles Dunn; m. Peachy Overstreet. They had child- 
ren — ^largaret and William 
xi. Joshua Dunn; m. Monie McRoberts. They had child- 
ren — Thomas, Edgar, Ella, Harvey. 

XI. John Brevett Swope^ (Jacob-, Rev. Benedict') was 
born June 15, 1789, in Lincoln county, Ky. He continued 
to live there until about 1846, when he moved to Danville > 
Ky., where he died June 29, 18S1. He was possessed of a 
competency and was not engaged in any business, although 
in early manhood he read law, bttt never practiced the pro- 
fession. He married, May 10, 1826, Frances A. Hunton, 
who was born in Fauquier county, Va., Feb. 2, 1S04; died 
May 2, 1847. She was of the .same family as Gen. Eppa 
Hunton, late U. S. Senator from \'irginia. They had issue 
as follows: — 

i. Thomas H. Swope, was b?Trn and reared in Danville, Ky. 
He was graduated from Vale University, after which he 
read law with Judge Reavis, in Gainesville, Ala., but 
never practiced his profession. In 1S56 he went to 
Kansas City, ^lo., then a village of 1,000 or 1,200 
people, and made investments; also at Wyandotte. 
Later, in 1S64, he made extensive personal explorations 
in the Rockv Mountains, where he also made invest- 


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The Szvope Family. 331 

ments. All of these investments through time grew to 
large proportions, and he became very wealthy. He 
has given liberally of his large means to charitv and 
public purposes. In 1S91 he gave ^25,000 to Centre Col- 
lege, Ky. , and in 1S93 he gave three and a half acres in 
Kansas Cit}' for a park, and in 1S96 a tract of land con- 
taining 1313 acres of the finest land in Jackson county, 
four miles southeast of Kansas City limits, on the Blue 
River, for a city park to be named after the donor, 
" Swope Park." This magnificent gift is highly appre- 
ciated by the citizens of Kansas City, and is estimated 
to be worth a quarter of a million of dollars, and will 
give Kansas City the second largest park in this country. 
June 6, 1S96, was a day set apart for opening the park. 
Business was almost suspended, and thousands wended 
their way to their new pleasure ground, and all were 
enthusiastic in doing honor to their generous benefactor. 
It was there resolved to erect a statue in the park in 
honor of the donor. Althoiigh Mr. Swope has spent 
much of his tiine in Kansas City and made it the object 
of his generosity, jet he does not consider it his home. 
He cherishes a love for his native State and maintains a 
residence in Woodford county, Ky. , in the heart of the 
far-famed blue grass region. He is a man of wide read- 
ing and the most diversified information. He has kept 
abreast of the questions of the day, being a sagacious 
and careful observer of political and social changes. 
He has spent considerable time in the Old World, hav- 
ing made three trips abroad, 
ii. Wir^ijAM Craig Swope, b. Nov. 8, 1830; d. Oct. 8, 1867, 
in Kansas City, Mo. 

iii. Maggie A. Swope, b Oct. 20, 1832. She married, June 
16, 1858, William M. Fleming. They have one son, 
Stuart Swope, b. April 11, 1S59; m., Oct. 8, 1890, Mary 
Meredith Warfield. The family reside in Columbia, 

iv. John B. Swope ; m. Annie Wallace. He is a farmer re- 
siding at Midway, Ky. They have one son. 

V. Eliza J. vSwope; m. Dr. J. D. Plunket and resides in 
Nashville, Tenn. They have one daughter. 

vi. Felix F. Swope, b. April 24, 1844. He died Feb. 19, 
1864. from a wound received in battle in the service of 
the Confederacy. 

vii. Logan O. Swope, b. Feb. 27, 1847. He married. May 10, 
1877, Maggie, daughter of Hon. William Chrisman, of 
Independence, Mo., where they reside. They had issue 
as follows: — 

332 The Swope Fainilv. 

i. William C, b. March 29, 1878. 
ii. Frances H., b. Dec. 9, 1879. 
iii. Thomas H., b. Aug. 23, 1882. 
iv. Lucv Lee, b. July i, 1886. 
V. Margaret, b. May 21, 1888. 
vi. Stella, b. Oct. 12, 1893. 
vii. Sara, b. Feb. 12, 1896. 

XII. Jacob Swope^ (Jacob", Rev. Benedict^) wa.s born in 
Lincoln county, Ky., Jan. i, 1S02. He married, June 19, 
1823, Harriet F., daugher of Thomas and Mary Waggoner, 
a native of Virginia, wlio \vas born Aug. i, 1802; died July 
16, 1865. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Illinois, 
where they remained until 1836, when they removed to Platte 
county. Mo., where he engaged in farming. In 1859 they 
moved to Santa Clara county, Cal., where they resided until 
death. They had issue as follows: — 

i. David vSwope, b. March 12, 1824; d., about 1840, in Platte 
county. Mo. 

ii. Thomas W. Swope, b. in Kentucky, 1825; d., 1864, in 
Buchanan county. Mo. He married, in 1855, Margaret 
Long, who survived him. She afterwards married and 
moved to New Mexico, 
iii. Mary Garnett Swope, b. Nov. 8, 1827, in Kentucky. 
She married, in Missouri, 1856, W. F. Dollins, and died 
in Centre county. Mo., 1896, leaving ten sons and one 

iv. Jacob Swope, b. Sept. 27, 1829. He married, in 1853, 
Mar}- H. Long, in Clay county, IMo. In 1863 they 
moved to Santa Clara county, Cal., where he engaged 
in farming and stock raising. He died Dec. i, 1891. 
They had the following children — William F. and Jacob 
are merchandising in Seattle, Wash. ; Edwin, Reuben, 
Margaret, Harriet, Mary, Clara, Emma and Susan. 

V. John Franklin Swope, was born in Kentucky, 1832. 
He remained with his father on the farm until he was 
seventeen; he then went to California in search of gold 
(1849). After remaining thereabout two years he re- 
turned to Missouri, and on Feb. 3, 1855, married Laura 
A. Mann. They had issue as follows — ^Jacob L., Will- 
iam H., Alice, who married; James A., Anna E., who 
married: Randolph, Fannie H., who married; Stuart, 
MaryC, who married; Lewis, Charles A., and Sarah 
M. The family reside at Plattsbuig, Mo. 

The Sivope Fa?nily. 333 

vi. Ann Eliza Swope, was born in Piatt county, Mo., Sept. 
II, 1836. She married there, Aug. 3, 1853, Rush Mc- 
Comas. They moved to Santa Clara county, Cal., 1861, 
where Mr. McComas is engaged in farming, and is also 
president of the Garden City Bank and Trust Company, 
of San Jose, where they reside. They have two sons — 
Allen, a bookkeeper, and Henry, a lawyer, and five 
daughters, Cora, Ella, Harriet, Ann, and Katy. 
vii. Margaret Swope, was born in Piatt county. Mo., Oct. 
13, 1838. She married there, in 1856, V. L. Hollings- 
worth, who died the following year. She married, sec- 
ondly, J. M. Arnold, and moved to California, where 
she died, Nov. 24, 1886, without issue. 
viii. William Henry Swope, b. Feb. 6, 1841, in Piatt 
county. Mo.; m., 1877, in Santa Clara county, Cal., 
Laura Campbell. He is a farmer. They have three 
daughters — Ada, Ethel, and Tiny. 

ix. Harriet Swope, b. June 24, 1843, in Missouri. She 
m., in Santa Clara county, Cal., Dec, 1865, L. P. Alex- 
ander, a farmer. They have two sons— Arthur and El- 
bert — and six daughters, Belle, Emma, Josephine, 
Minna, Mabel, and Stella. 

XIII. William SwopE^ (George', Rev. Benedict') was 
born in Baltimore, Md., June 19, 1779; died in Owensboro. 
Ky., Jan. 2, 1861. He married Ruth Hollschaw, b. Oct. 
30, 1779; d. Oct. 8, 1869, in Davis coimty, Ky. They had 
issue as follows: — 

i. Christopher Swope, b. Oct. 26, 1804; m. Eliza Good- 
win. He was a farmer, and both were members of the 
Baptist Church. They had issue, but the names are un- 

ii. Samuel Swope, b. Nov. 16, 1807, in Spencer county, Ky.; 
d. in Davis county, Ky., June 15, i860, unmarried. 
27. iii. Sara M. Swope, b. Aug. 18, 1809; m. Preston Maddux. 

iv. Susan Swope, b. June 9, 1811, in Spencer county, Ky. 
She married there, William Phillips. They lived, after 
their marriage, in Davis county, Ky., where they died. 
They had issue— James and Edwin H. 
V. William J. Swope, b. March 27, 1814; d., Aug., 1869, in 
Spencer county, Ky. He married there, Nancy Mason. 
The issue of this union was as follows— Burges, Jane, 
James, Ann, Catharine, Sarah, Julia, Benjamin, John. 

vi. Mary A. Swope, b. April 14, 1816; m. John Goodman. 

vii. Louisa Swope, b. Sept. 22, 1818; d. in infancy. ^ 

334 ^'^'^ S'd'ope Family. 

viii. JUI.IA SwoPE, b. May 4, 1820, in Spencer county, Ky.; m. 
George Livingston, of New York. They are both dead. 
One son was the issue of this union — John, who lives 
near Owensboro, Ky. 
ix. Lucy SwoPE, b. June 24, 1823, in Spencer county, Ky.; 
m. George \V. Williams, a farmer. She died 1893. 
The}' had children — Nancy, Ruth, Rose, Mary, Law- 
rence, George, Dell, and RoUin, who is a physician. 

XIV. Joseph Swope^ (George', Rev. BenedictV) was born, 
Feb. 12, 1782, in Baltimore, Md. He accompanied his 
father's family to Kentucky, but it is supposed that he lived 
in Virginia some time prior to his removal to Kentuck}-, as 
he there married Sarah Redman. He died April 30, 1852, 
and is buried at Antioch Church, Union county, Ky. He 
was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. They had 
issue as follows: — 

28. i. A1.FRED SwoPE, b. Aug. 21, 1806; m. Eliza Maddux. 

ii. Elijah Swope, b. near Tajdorsville, Ky. He died, Feb. 

12, 1S86, near Parsons, Kansas. He married, first, 

Dobbins; m., secondly, Nancy Phillips; m., thirdly, 
Susan Stout, 
iii. James vSwoPE, b., Sept. 16, 1811, near Taylorsville, Ky.; 
d. Sept. 27, 187S, in Union count}-, Ky., and is buried 
at Antioch Church. He married, first, Mary Dobbins, 
of Taylorsville; m., secondly, Elizabeth Boyle, of Nel- 
son county, Ky. ; m., thirdly, Kitty O. Wilcox, 
vi. Marinda Swope, b., July 25, 1815, in Spencer county, 
Ky. ; m., Sept. 26, 1828, Samuel B. Aldeson, of Virginia; 
b. 1808; d., Nov. 15, 1886, at Cairo, Ky. 
v. Harvey Swope, b., April 24, 1822, near Taylorsville, Ky. ; 
m., Feb. 13, 1843, America C. Soloman; b., Dec. 24, 
1826, at Morganfield, Ky. They reside at Cairo, Ky. 
They had issue as follows: — 

i. Mary, b. Jan. 31, 1844; m., Oct. 9, 1859, 

Wilkins, and resides in Evansville, Ind. 
ii. Josephine, b. Sept. 29, 1847; m. Jan. 12, 1866. 

XV. Henry Swope'^ (George'^ Rev. Benedict^) was born 
April 17, 1787; m. Sally Young. They had issue: — 

i. JESSE Swope; died, 
ii. Abijah Swope; died, 
iii. Matilda Swope; died. 




The Swope Family. 339 

iv. Mary Swope; m. Ragan and resides in Kansas 

City, Mo. 
V. Amanda Swope. 

XVI. George Swope' (George-', Rev. Benedict') was 
born, March 14, 1788 (?9), in Baltimore, Md. He accom- 
panied his father's family to Kentucky, where he settled in 
Spencer county, and engaged in farming. He retired later 
in life and resided in Louisville, Ky., until his death, which 
occurred Sept. 18, 1876. He was a consistent member of the 
Baptist Church for seventy years. He married, first, Dec. 
17, 181 8, Annie Davis, born May 20, 1793. One son was 
the issue of this union — 

i. Robinson Davis Swope, b. Jan. 5, 1820. He was in 
Rosseau's division of Rosecrans' army. He was a 
prominent Mason and Odd Fellow. He died at his 
home, in Louisville, Jan. 15, 1863, unmarried. 

George Swope m., secondly, Oct. 28, 1824, Matilda 
Maddux, b. Jan. 28, 1806. She was a daughter of Nel- 
son Maddux and Martha Beauchamp. They had i.ssue as 
follows: — 

i. Martha Swope, b. Aug. 28, 1825; d. in infancy. 

ii. Amanda Swope, b. April 25, 1827; resides in Louis- 
ville, Ky. 

iii. JuuA Ann Swope, b. Dec. 31, 1829; d. April 10, 1888. 
She married Josiah R. Pye, of New York city, who was 
the founder of the "Cincinnati Humane Society," and 
organized and for many years managed the Brooklyn 
" Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals." 

iv. Malvina Oglesby Swope, b. Feb. 6, 1832; d. Jan. 20, 

29. V. Eliza Swope, b. Feb. 24, 1834; m. George W. Pitkin, 

vi. William Swope, b. Sept. i, 1837; d. Sept. 9, 1837. 

XVII. Lydia Swope' (George', Rev. Benedict') was born 
Feb. I, 1792. She married Macom McCullom and lived at 
Millwood, Lincoln county. Mo., in 1855. They had issue:— 

i. Greenburv Swope. 

ii. Eliza Ann Swope; m. Pace and moved to Texas. 

iii. Joanna Swope; m. Dobbins and lived at Spring 

River, Mo. 

340 The Szvopc Family. 

iv. LeGrand Swope. 
V. Mai.vina Swope. 

vi. Almeretta Swope; m. Palmer and settled in Texas. 

vii. Jane Swope. 
viii. Matilda Swope. 
ix. George Swope; went to California in 1852. 

XVIII. Michael Swope^ (George-, Rev. Benedict^) was 
born, May 8, 1794, near Baltimore, Md. He was taken with 
the faniil}^ to Kentucky, where he remained until 1835, when 
he moved to Indiana and settled in Scott county. He was 
one of the earliest settlers, and the country was verj' sparsely 
peopled and game was abundant. His son relates the story 
that a man, employed b}' his father, went out hunting and 
one da}" brought in three deer as the result of the daj-'s sport. 
Michael Swope m., Dec. 3, 18 13, Jane Ringo, b. Sept. 23, 
1792; d. Aug. II, 1866. He died Aug. 11, 1877. They 
had issue as follows: — 

i. Ai^BERT Swope; m. Catharine Siillivan and resides at 
Quincy, 111. They have children: — 

i. Homer M ; m. and has two daughters — Lillian 

T. and Alma A. Residence, Ouincy, 111. 
ii. Joseph Swope. 
iii. Charlotte Swope. 

30. ii. John S. Swope, b. March 4, 1S24; m. Matilda B. Noakes. 

31. iii. Francis Macomb Swope, b. 1S30; m. Sarah M. Vance. 

32. iv. Hilary F. Swope, b. April 22, 1832; m. Elizabeth Sul- 


V. Jane Swope; m. Randall and lives in Para, 111. 

They have two sons. 

XIX. Susanna Keener^ (Susanna (Swope) Keener\ 
Rev. Benedict Swope') was born Oct. 2, 1784; m. Edward 
Orrick. They had issue: — 

i. Dr. John Orrick; m. Lydia Kirk. They had seven 

33. ii. William K. Orrick, b. Nov. 20, 1808; m. Mary A. 

iii. Edward Orrick. 

XX. Christian Keener^ (Susanna (Swope) Keener^ 
Rev. Benedict Swope\) was born June 22, 1795; d. Oct. 23, 
i860. He was associated with his brothers, Samuel and 

1. Amanda Swope. 

2. E;iiza Swope, wife of George W. Pitkin. 

3. Robinson Davis Swope. 

4. Julia A. Swope, wife of Josiah R. Pye. 


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David, in the wholesale and retail drug business, in Baltimore, 
for a number of years. After the dissolution of the partner- 
ship Christian continued the business. He was a man of 
superior judgment and keen foresight, and his advice was 
often sought in public and private affairs. He was an active 
worker in the M. E. Church, a strong advocate of temperance 
and editor of the Temperance Herald. He married Mary C. 
Brice. They had issue as follows: — 

34. i. Rev. John C. Keener, D. D., b. Feb. 7, 1819; m. Mary 

A. Spencer, 
ii. EwzA Rebecca Keener, b. Feb. 7, 1821; d. Nov. 2, 

iii. Mary C. Keener, b. Nov. i, 1822; residing at 1016 Mc- 

Colloh street, Baltimore, 
iv. Susannah Swope Keener, b. June 10, 1824; ni. John C. 
Grafflin, of Baltimore; both are dead. The issue of 
this union was— F. Dorsey, b. April 6, 1858; Emma C, 
Edith B., Frederick L,. and Walter I. 
35 v. Sarah Brice Keener, b. June 26, 1826; m. William A. 


36. vi. Anna W. Keener, b. Aug. 2, 1828; m. Dr. J. W. Hanck. 
vii. Charles H. Keener, b. Feb. 17, 1831; d., Nov. 14, 1873, 

while acting as Governor of- the island Nevassa, a small 
island east of the West Indies. 
viii. Margaret C. Keener, b. Jan i, 1833; d. Dec. 13, 1838. 
ix. Sophia L. Keener, b. April 24, 1836; m. Thomas L. 
Mount, a native of Virginia. She reides at 1016 Mc- 
Colloh street, Baltimore. They had issue— Carroll B., 
Christian K., John K. Her daughter, Mary C, married 
Edward Jones, of Lynchburg, Va. Her son Thomas L. 
died young. 

37. X. D.wiD Keener, b. June 21, 1838; m. Margaret H. Cochran, 

XXI. Morgan Swope'' (David', Rev. Benedict') was born 
Aug. 3, 1798; m., first, Mary Robinson. They had issue:— 

i. Elizabeth Swope, b. Sept. 30, 1825; m. Dr. Benedict 

ii. Emily SwopE, died unmarried. 

Morgan Swope married secondly, Martha A. Ruby. 
They had issue: — 

William H. David M. John M. Morgan. 

346 The Szi'ope Family. 

XXII. David Swope' (David', Rev. Benedict'), born Jan. 
3, 1807; died July 9, 1893. He resided near Stanford, Ky., 
where he was engaged in farming. He married, 1837, 
LuciNDA Miller. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Catharine Swope, d. young, 
ii. Susan Swope, d. young. 

iii. Hon. Armsted M. Swope, b. May i, 1S44, in Lincoln 
county, Ky. He early showed the characteristics 
which when developed, made a noble, large-hearted 
man. He was given a good education, and after leav- 
ing college entered the law office of Col. T. P. Hill, who 
had been attracted to him when a boy. because of his 
" fine figure and splendid eye," and advised his parents 
to educate him. He made rapid progress in law, and 
at the end of two years went to Paris, Ky., and became 
associated with Judge Williams. There he acquired a 
large practice. In 1S77 he was appointed Internal 
Revenue Collector of the Seventeenth District of Ken- 
tucky. This position he held for seven years, retiring 
with one of the best records of an}' officer in the Gov- 
ernment service. In politics he was a Republican, and 
very active in promoting the interests of his party. He 
was one of the most popular and polished public 
speakers in the State, and was in constant demand on 
public occasions. His many admirers organized quite 
a strong movement to nominate him for Governor of 
the State, but he declined to allow his name to be used. 
Later, in 1884, he was strongly recommended by his 
friends and the press of the State for the Vice Presi- 
dency. After his resignation of the coUectorship he 
made a tour of Europe and Egypt, where he remained 
a year or more. For several years there had been per- 
sonal differences between him and Wm. Casseus Good- 
loe of a serious nature, and on Nov. 8, 1S89, the two 
met in the post office at Lexington. Goodloe stabbed 
Col. Swope, and the colonel before he fell shot Good- 
loe. Both died from their wounds, the colonel almost 
immediately, and Goodloe a few days later. The 
traged}' caused a universal gloom not onlj' in the com- 
munity, but throughout the State, where they were so 
well known. The Lincoln Coimty Bar in passing reso- 
lutions on his death, said: "Hon. A. M. Swope was a 
gentleman who through his attainments and virtues 
was worthy of the confidence that was reposed in him, 
and in every sense worthy of the honors and positions 


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The Szi'Opc Family. -j^n 

that were Ijestowed upon him. He was a man of 
brilliant attainments, of generous magnanimous feel- 
ings, of commendable aspirations, of honest convictions, 
of unfaltering courage, of steady honesty, of open- 
hearted charity, and in all things honorable." He was 
a man of commanding presence, six feet tall and 
weighed 225 pounds. He never married, although 
popular with the ladies and fond of their society. 

SALtiE SwoPE, m. • Ballard, and re ides at Point 

Lick, Ky. 

V. Elizabeth Swope, m. Nov. 22, 1870, • Broadus. They 

had four children two of whom are married. 
vi. Emma vSwope, m., first, Dr. Montgomery; m., secondly, 

Haselden, and resides in Danville, Ky. 

vii. James H. Swope, m. Jessie King. He is a farmer near 

Danville, Ky. 
viii. William M. Swope, b. Feb. 6, 1850; m., Nov. 20, 1878, 
Fannie, daughter of Ambrose M. Young, b. March 12, 
1862, in Jes.samine county, Ky. He is a farmer resid- 
ing at Hickman, Ky. They had issue as follows: — 
Mathie Y., b. Dec 28, 1880. Ariusted M., b. April 13, 
1883. William M., b. Jan. 5, 1886. Mabel, b. July 31, 

XXIII. Mary Swope* (Benedict', Benedict', Rev. Bene- 
dict') m. Logan Dawson, of Stratford, Lincoln county, 
Ky. The}- had issue: — 

Mary, m. Bryant. Johx. James J. Sar.\h D. 

Susan M., m. John Bright. John L., m. Mary Thur- 
man. Elijah H., m. Clel) Thurman. Robert F., m. 
Lulu Thurman. Eliza A., m. William H. Swope. 
William M., m. Josie McCormick. Iota, m. Samuel 
Thurman. Louis L. , m. Alice Raney. 

XXIV. Hardin Swope' (Benedict", Benedict', Rev. Bene- 
dict'), b. March 31, 1816; d. Nov. 13, 1S59, at Pleasant Hill, 
Mo. He married March 24, 1836, Eliza J. Burks. They 
had issue: — 

Mary, b. Jan. 15, 1838; m. Joseph Nowdasha. Dorc.\s, 
b. Feb. 19, 1S40; m. Barbe Bronaugh. Brady, b. 
Nov. 30, 1S41. Sarah E., b. March 6, 1843; m., first, 

Ranch; m., secondly, Hoover. Benj.^min, b. 

May 3, 1846. Peachy. 

XXV. Dorcas Swope* (Benedict', Benedict', Rev. Bene- 

350 The Szvope Family. 

diet'), married, Austin Frazier, in Garrard county, Ky. 

They had issue as follows: — 

Mary, m. William Salles, and had six children. RoBiiRT, 
m. Jane ]\Ioore. Bkxjamix F. and Sally. 

XXVI. Dr. Benedict M. Swope' (Benedict'', Benedict', 
Rev. Benedict'), born x\ug. 24, 1829; m. his cousin, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Morgan Swope (see XXI.). She was 
born Sept. 30, 1S25. Dr. Swope is practicing medicine at 
Bryantsville, Ky., where he is highly esteemed, not only for 
his professional abilit}', but for his broad intellectual attain- 
ments. They. had issue: — 

i. Mary Dorcas Swope, b. Oct. 25, 1850; ni., March 10, 

18S7, George Ragsdale. The}- reside at Pleasant Hill, 

it. David Morgan Swope, b. April 4, 1859; m.,Jan. 5, 1889, 

Nannie Watts. They reside at Ash Grove, Mo. They 

have children, Mary and Edna, 
iii. Roederick Keener Swope, b. June 25, 1S61; m. Sallie 

W. Boner. Residence Br3-antsville. They had issue: — 

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 

77/1? Sicope Family. -i^-i 

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. 

The Swopc Family. ocer 

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; 

The Szvope Family. 357 

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), 

The Szvope Family. 359 

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. 

360 77/1? Szi'opc Fa))iily. 

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 : — 

The Sivope Family. 363 

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, 

The Swope Faviily. •265 

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 
acted as the attorne}' for the general government in the 
courts of the U. S. at Pittsburg, Erie and Williamsport. 
He married Susan P. Irvine, and had children — Rol- 
land, William and Janie. The two former are promi- 
nent attorneys in Clearfield and Cunvensville, Pa. 

ii. C.A.ROLINA E. Swoopp:, b. Aug. 28, 1833. Resides at .Alex- 
andria, Pa. 

iii. Granville P. Swoope, b. Oct. 6, 1S35. He served through 
the war of the Rebellion in the Fifth Regiment of Penn- 
.sylvania Reserves, was promoted to a captaincy for 
gallant conduct at the battle of Gettysburg; died at 
Alexandria, Pa., June 6, 1869. 

iv. William Conrad Swoope, b. Aug. 10, 1838; d. April 21, 

V. Hannah M. Swoope, b. May 19, 1S41; ni., Sept. 14, 1876, 
William W. Brisbin, who died June 2, 1879. The ftimily 
reside at Alexandria, Pa. 

vi. George Howard vSwoope, b. Sept. 9, 1843; d. March 5, 

vii. John Porter Swoope, b Jan. 9, 1845. 
viii. Clara Swoope, b. vSept. i, 1847; m., Sept. 2, 1S71, George 
S. Ballantyne, M. D., who died July, 1891, at Hunting- 
don, Pa., and had issue. 


I. Jacob Swope\ of Lebanon township, Lancaster (now 
Lebanon) count}-, Pa., died prior to 1788. The records of 
the Land Department of Pennsjdvania show Jacob Swope to 
be a warrantee for 200 acres of land in Lebanon township, 
May 16, 1759. At his death he left the following children: — 

i. Jacob Swope. 

2. ii. Peter Swope, and his wife, Catharine. 

3. iii. Margaret Swope; m. John Mish. 

iv. Elizabeth Swope; m. Jacob Smith, of Cumberland 

county, Pa. 
V. Anna Maria Swopp:; m. Martin Rudy, of Dauphin 

county. Pa. 
vi. Catharine Swope; m. Peter Arnold. 

vii. Barbara Swope; ni. Shanley. 

viii. Susanna Swope; m. Daniel Houser. 

II. Peter Swope'' ( Jacob^) and his wife, Catharine, lived 
at Hagerstown, Md. We have knowledge of only one son, but 
there were several daughters — 

4. i. Jacob Swope. 

III. Margaret Swope" (Jacob') was born Sept. 28, 1738. 
She married Johannes Mish, b. Sept. 8, 1829; d. Jan. 
20, 18 10. Both are buried in Frieden's Kirch graveyard, 
near Shiremanstown, Cumberland count}-. Pa. They had 
three children — Jacob, John and George. George married 
and settled near Clearspring, Md., where he died, and where 
his descendants .still reside. 

I\'. Jacob Swope* (Peter, Jacob') married Eliza Leight, 
and lived at Hagerstown. They had issue as follows: — 

i. Anna Catharine Swope; m. Ellicott, New York. 

ii. Benjamin Leight Swope, was born in Hagerstown, Md. , 
about 1824, and died 1896. In early manhood he moved 
to Louisville, Ky. He there engaged in various business 

The Sii'ope Family. '.5^ 

enterprises, and stood very high in commercial circles. 
He was an expert accountant, and was employed on 
several famous cases. The press said at his death: 
" Louisville lost one of its most estimable citizens by 
the unexpected death of Mr. B. L. Swope. He was a 
gentleman of culture and literary taste, and an earnest 
and outspoken advocate for all that was best in govern- 
ment and politics. He wrote much good poetry and 
prose of a fugitive nature, and he did iiuich good all 
through his honorable and useful life." He married 
Jessie Staines, who survives him. They had children 
as follows: — 

i. JE.SSIK Swope. 

ii. Cornelius Swope, residing at Jackson, Tenn. 
iii. Katf: Swope. 
iv. S.\LiA' Swope. 

V. Thomas S. Swope, residing in Louisville, 
vi. EuzA Swope, residing in Louisville. 

iii. Rev. Cornelius E. Swope, D. D., was born in Hagers- 
town, Md., in 1826. He received his collegiate educa- 
tion in St. James College, in the same State, and was 
ordained a deacon of the Episcopal Church, at Burling- 
ton, N. J. His first call was to be assistant rector of 
Trinity Church, Chicago. Shortlyafter he became con- 
nected with Grace Church, as rector, and after a stay 
of three years became rector of Trinity Church, of Pitts- 
burg, Pa. In 1S67 he accepted a call to Trinit}- Episco- 
pal Chapel, New York, where he remained until his 
death, which occurred April, iSga. Dr. Swope was 
popular in social and religious circles in New York, and 
was an earnest and hardworking churchman. He died 
full of ecclesiastical honors. He was one of the found- 
ers and for several years president of the New York 
Churchmen's Association; a corporate member of the 
American Board of Foreign and Domestic Missions, and 
a member of the Standing Committee of the diocese of 
New York. From resolutions passed on his death by 
his brother clergymen the following is given: " We de- 
sire to put on record an expression of our high esteem 
for his character, and a sense of our great loss in his 
death; his calm judgment and genial nature endeared 
him to his associates and won their confidence. He will 
be greatly missed in many places of trust in the Church, 
but in none more than in her missionary councils. 
The Church-at-large throughout the whole I'nited 

368 Tlic S'ci'ope Family. 

States will mourn the loss of one whose calm judgment, 
sound understanding, and remarkable tact, made him 
one of the most marked men in her general councils." 
He married earh' in life, but his wife did not live long, 
and left no children. In 1S67 he spent some time in 
Europe, and while in Vienna, obtained the coat-of-arms 
of the Wurtemburg house of Schwab, believing his 
family to have descended from that house. 

iv. Sallv Swope. 

V. Virginia Swope. 



Col. Michael Swope, of York county, was one of the first 
purchasers of lots when the town of York was laid out 1741. 
This is the first record we have of him. He vyas a judge of 
the Orphans' Court of York county from 1767' to 1772, and 
commissioned a Justice of the Peace 1764. He was a member 
of the Assembly from 1768 to 1776. He was appointed, June 
30, 1775, by Act of Assembly, one of the Council of Safety. 
In 1775 he was elected major of the Independent Light In- 
fantry Co. The next year, on the organization of the cele- 
brated Flying Camp, he was made colonel of the first battalion 
of the first brigade. Col. Swope's battalion suffered as severely 
as any during the Revolutionary war. At Fort Washington, 
near New York, nearly his entire command was either killed 
or taken prisoners, he was among the latter. He married 
first, Mary, daughter of Casper Spangler, who came to 
America 1727, and by whom he had children; the names are 
unknown. She died previous to 1764. By his second wife, 
Eva, he had a son, Andrew vSimon, born Feb. 4, 1764, and 
another, George, born April 2, 1773. We have no account 
of Col. Swope after 17S3. In a list of taxables of that year 
we find his family to have consisted of five persons, and him 
to have been a man of considerable means, among man>- 
things mentioned being a silver plate or medal valued at thirty- 
two pounds, supposed to have been given him for distinguished 
services in the war. 

Hans Jorg Swab arrived in Philadelphia, Sept. 21, 1727. 
(Col. Rec, Vol. 3, page 597. ) This is supposed to be the 
George Swope who settled in the neighborhood of York. He 
was one of the organizers of Old Christ's Lutheran church at 
York, 1733. George Swope was "one of his majesty's Just- 


o T//e Swope Family 

ices of the Peace for the County of I^ancaster, Aug. 29, 1746." 
He was reappointed April 22, 1749. (Col. Rec, Vol. 5, pag^ 
378.) Penna. Archives, 1740 to 1756, page 38, refers to him 
as " a principal inhabitant." George Swope died 1757; his 
son George was administrator of his estate. Besides the son 
he had daughters — Anna Barbara, married Michael Rancke; 
Eva Elizabeth, married Peter Yeager, both of Paradise town- 
ship, now York county; Anna Eve, married Paul Burget; 
Anna M. , married Peter Huber. George Swope left a widow, 
Anna Eve. Nothing is known of any of the descendants of 
his children. 

Benjamin Swoope (Swope) was an inspector of the election 
during the riots at York, Pa., 1750. Penna. Archives, Vol. 
1748 tO'f756, page 52, gives his deposition touching the riots. 
Nothing further is known of him except that he lived in the 
country near York, and was a member of Zion's Reformed 
church in 1754. 


Note I. Elizabeth Herr was a daughter of Michael and Elizabeth 
Herr, of Manheim township, York county, Pa. Michael Herr died 
Sept 30, 177S (?), and his will was probated Nov. 15, 177S. He devised 
his plantation to his son John upon the payment of 400 pounds to his 
sister Elizabeth. His personal property was equally divided among his 
children and wife. Tradition says that the guardian of the children so 
mismanaged the estate that nothing was left for the children when they 
became of age. Elizabeth married Henr}- Swope, and John moved to 
the neighborhood of Louisville, Ky., about 1793. He there amassed 
quite a large fortune. He had eight children by two wives, and his 
descendants are among the most prominent and influential members of 
the community. This family of Herr are said to be descended from 
Rev. Hans Herr, the first Christian minister who settled in Lancaster 
county, Pa. 

NoTK II. An extended sketch is here given of the Shriver family for 
the reason that three different members of the Swope family have 
married into that family, viz: Eliza Swope, daughter of Henry vSwope, 
of Taneytowii, ]\Id., married Samuel S. Forney, whose mother was 
Rachel Shriver, daughter of David Shriver, of Little Pipe Creek, Md. 

Catharine Wirt, whose mother was Catharine Swope, daughter of 
John Swope, of Hanover, Pa , married Andrew K. Shriver, son of David 
Shriver, of Little Pipe Creek. 

Lydia Swope daughter of John Swope, of Hanover, married Henry 
Shriver, son of .\ndrew Shriver, of Conewago, Pa. 

The Swope Familv 


This narrative of the Shriver family was taken from the "Shriver 
Family History," and most of it was collected by Jndge Abraham 
Shriver from various authentic sources in 1826. Judjje Shriver was a 
son of David Shriver, of Little Pipe Creek, Md. Judj^e Shriver begins 
his account with Andrew Shriver, who was born 1673, but Andrew is 
not the first Shriver of whom we have knowledge; his father was Yost 
vShriver and his mother, Anna, who died in 1690; the date of birth is 
unknown. The father of Yost was Lorenz and mother, IMargareta, 
both of whom died in 1684. The dates of their births and marriage is 


" Andrew Shriver was a native of Alsenborn, in the Elector- 
ate Palatine, Oberanit, Lauten, Germany. Hi.s parents were 
Andrew Shriver, /. c, Schreiber, and his wife, Anna Mar- 
gareta, who had been the widow of John Young. He was 
born Sept. 6, 17 12, and baptized in the church at Alsenl)orn 
by John Miller, the Reformed pastor of that place. He came 
to America in the Fall of the year 1721 with his parents, who 
paid the passage of the whole family, and landed at Phila- 
delphia, after which they moved to the neighborhood of 
Goshenhoppen, near the Trappe, on the Schuylkill, where 
his father soon died. Andrew then learned the trade of 
tanner. Havdng attained his freedom in the year 1732, he 
worked one }'ear after, in which time he had 18 pounds in 

In the Spring of 1733 he married Anna Maria Keiser, and 
in June following he removed to Conewago, where, after pay- 
ing for sundry articles with which to begin the world, he had 
two shillings left. 

Anna Maria Keiser, his wife, was a daughter of Ulerich 
Keiser and Veronica, his wife. Both were natives of the 
Pfalz, Germany. Veronica's father was a tanner, who lived 
five hours from Heidleburg, in a small village called Reuche. 
Her father and mother came wath her to America in the fall 
of the year 1731. They arrived at Philadelphia, and moved 
to the neighborhood of where Andrew Shriver lived and 
where her father, soon died, and she married Andrew Shriver. 

In moving to Conewago, Andrew Shriver's step-brother, 
David Young, came with them and helped to clear three acres 

372 The Swope Family. 

of land, which they planted in corn, and Young then returned 
home. During this clearing — about three weeks — they lived 
under Young's wagon cover, after which Andrew Shriver 
peeled elm bark and made temporary huts to keep off the 
weather and by Fall prepared a cabin. The w^agon that 
brought them to this place passed through what is now 
known by the name of "Wills' Bottom," and in the grass, 
which was as high as the wagon, left marks of its passage 
which were visible for several years. There was no oppor- 
tunity for obtaining necessary supplies for the first year, short 
of Streamer's Mill, adjoining Lancaster. 

• One hundred atres of land where he lived, were the first 
he bought, which cost him one hundred piirs of negro shoes, 
being the price agreed upon with Mr. Diggs, the owner, of 
whom he shortly after bought more land, which was paid for 
in money. 

At the time of his settlement in Conewago, the nearest 
neighbor of Andrew Shriver was a family of the name of 
Forney, living where the town of Hanover is now located. 
It is worth}' of remark that these families were in after j'ears 
united in marriage. For a long time the public road from 
the South came by Andrew Shriver's house, and, at the time 
of his settlement, Indians lived near him in every direction. 
About this time, and for several years after, the Delaware 
and Catawaba Indians were at war and each Spring many 
warriors passed by, after stopping at Andrew Shriver's 
spring, which was a large flush limestone one. At this time 
they would display in triumph the scalps, painted and sus- 
pended from a pole, which they had been able to obtain from 
the enemy. They received the accommodation of free 
quarters as demanded; the consequence was they were very 
social, and smoked around the pipe of friendship very freely, 
without any attempt at wanton injury. 

Having but little cleared ground at this time, the stock 
was left to run at large in the woods. vSuch as were wanted, 
David, being the eldest child, had to collect ever}' morning, 
much to his discomfort, the pea vines and grass being nearly 
as high as himself and covered with dew, soon made his deer 
skin dress so wet as to render it like unto his skin, adhesive 

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to his body. Deer and other game were so abundant, and so 
destructive to grain fields, as to render hunting necessary for 
their protection. 

David Shriver, son of Andrew Shriver, and Anna Maria, 
his wife, was born in York county, Pa., at a place called 
Conewago, south of Hanover about six miles. His parents 
had been but a few years from Germany, and recently married 
when they settled at Conewago, in the woods surrounded by 
Indians. David Shriver, the first born, grew up with scarcely 
any education, the opportunity and means being both want- 
ing. The time of his majority was, of course, occupied in 
rendering his father assistance in the business in which he ^-as 
engaged. On arriving at age, he attracted the attention of 
Andrew Steiger, residing in Baltimore, who was an enter- 
prising man engaged in extensive business. Steiger employed 
him as storekeeper in a county store, which he located not far 
from his father's residence. The want of an education being: 
immediately experienced, he so applied himself to attain what 
his business required, that, in a short time he acquired a 
very good knowledge of figures, as well as wrote a fair hand, 
and otherwise improved himself in knowledge and address. 

At this time Lancaster had become a considerable town, 
and it was the custom to hold semi-annual fairs, which drew 
together vast numbers of people. At one of fairs David 
Shriver first met Rebecca Ferree, who had been placed at 
school in L,ancaster to acquire a knowledge of ornamental 
needle work. He accompanied her home, and was received 
with becoming respect by her father, but with much dis- 
pleasure and indignity b}' her mother, who was lilizabeth 
Eltinge, she having imbibed high notions in con.sequence of 
the opulence and distinction enjoyed by her family in New 
York. Standing well, however, with the daughter and father, 
he persevered and succeeded in his object. Previous to this 
he had settled on a tract of land provided for him by his 
father, at Little Pipe Creek, P'rederick county, Md., where 
he had erected some buildings and cleared lands. To this 
place he brought his wife, and thereupon built a mill, which, 
though of little value in after time, was, nevertheless, of con- 

374 ^^^'- Szcope Family. 

siderable importance to himself and neighbors at that period, 
the settlement being in its infancy. 

Having experienced the want of an education, he sought, 
at an early period to ha\-e his children taught, and for this 
purpose sent his eldest son abroad for some time, there being 
no school within reach of them. Possessing an inquisitive 
and discriminating mind, he added rapidly to his stock of in- 
formation As a self taught mathematician he made consider- 
able advance, and was instructor to his sons in the art of sur- 
veying — the compass and other instruments used being of his 
own manufacture. His mechanical talents were remarkable. 
He was, moreover, the umpire of the neighborhood, in the 
settlement of controversies. Having a great a\-ersion to law 
suits and litigation, he did much to preserve peace and 
harmony. His house was the resort of much company, and 
the place where travelers regularly sought shelter and repose; 
they were always received with kindness and liberalit}- and 
treated without reward. 

The disputes between the colonies and mother country 
early attracted his attention and he early became an active 
Whig. So warm w^as he in the support of the rights of his 
country that his friends were alarmed for his safety, and his 
clerg3'man emphatically warned him to beware; that the 
powers placed over him were of God; that he would be hung 
for treason and his famih- made beggars. He treated the 
admonition with marked contempt and persevered, taking an 
active part in committees, vigilance and public safety, and 
urging his countr3'men to vindicate their rights. He was, in 
consequence, elected a member of the convention of 1776, to 
frame a constitution for Maryland, and was afterwards con- 
tinued, with the exception of a year or two, a member of the 
lyegi.slature for thirty years, and until the infirmities of age 
admonished him of the propriet}' of retirement. He ever 
abhorred debt as a restraint upon his independence and free- 
dom of action Of course, his advancement to wealth was 
slow hut certain, and at his death without a cent of debt, he 
was worth seventy thousand dollars. 

David Shriver had two brothers and four sisters, who all 
married. The names of the brothers were Andrew and 

The Szi'Ope. Family. -'7 = 

Jacob; the former continued to reside on the home plantation 
and raised a large family. The latter moved to Littlestown, 
had one son, who died young, and his father shortly after. 

The character of Rebecca Shriver was entirely 
domestic. At an early period her mind became imbued with 
piety, and the duties of religion were at no time neglected or 
disregarded by her. On the contrary, .she delighted in de- 
votion; .she habitually spoke of the hour of her dissolution 
with complacency, and while afar off prepared to meet it as a 
matter rather to be desired than avoided. In her religion 
there was nothing, however, of gloom or austerity. She 
freely took part in the rational enjoyments of life, and was 
highh- social and benevolent, ever ready to receive all who 
called upon her, whether relative, friend or .stranger. The 
best refreshments of her table were always presented to them 
and their wants liberally supplied. 

As a mother .she was truh' affectionate, ever sympathizing 
in the afflictions and mini.stering to the welfare of her child- 
ren with a tenderness that could not be surpassed. Her 
husband having occasion to be much from home, the man- 
agement of the family, which was large, devolved mainly 
upon her, which she met without a murmur, and discharged 
with the propriety. 

David Shriver was born March 30. 1735, and died Jan. 30, 
1826, aged 90 years and 8 months. May 8, 1761. he married 
Rebecca Ferree, who was born Jan. 21, 1742. and died Nov. 
24, 18 1 2, aged 70 years, 10 months and 3 days. They had 
eight children — Andrew, David, Rachel, Abraham, Mary, 
Isaac, Jacob, Su.sanna. 

It may be of interest to state that :\Ir. Clarence Shriver, of 
Baltimore, Md., in a late tour of Europe, availed himself of 
the opportunity to vi.sit the home of his paternal ancestry, 
Alsenborn, Germany. He visited the family residence, 
the home of Anna Margareta Hess (the widow Young), wife 
of Andrew Shriver the emigrant, which is still occupied by 
descendants of the family. He obtained from Mrs. 
Hess, the present occupant of the house, a valuable relic — a 
pewter plate stamped with the Hess name, said to have been 
over two hundred years in po.ssession of the family." 

376 The Szvope Family. 

Note III. The progenitor of this Forney family in America was 
Johann Adam Forney, who came to this couiitr}' from Wachenheim-in- 
the-Haardt, near Manheim, Germany. Family tradition says that " the 
Forneys were originally Huguenot refugees from France, who sought 
an asylum in Germany from religious persecution." Johann Adam 
Forney broiight with him to this country a certificate from the magis- 
trates. Burgomaster and council of the city of Wachenheim, and sealed 
with the city council's great seal, May 7, 1721, setting forth among 
other things that, "As long as we have known him he has behaved 
himself honorably, piously and honestly as well becomes a good citi- 
zen, and moreover showed himself so neighborly that no one has had 
an}' complaint to make of him. He is also bound by no compulsory 
service or serfdom." He arrived in Philadelphia, Oct. 16, 1721. In 
1734 we find him in the Conewago settlement in York county, where 
he had bought land. The Pennsylvania Archives make frequent men- 
tion of him because of the trouble he had in holding his land, owing to 
the conflicting claims of Penn and Baltimore to the proprietorship of 
that part of Pennsylvania He, however, held his own and lived there 
until his death, which occurred about 1752, tradition says from the 
consequences of a wound inflicted by an Indian. Johann Adam Forney 
and his wife Louisa Elizabeth, had six children. One, Philip, married 
Elizabeth Sherz, they had several children, among whom was Adam, 
who married Rachel Shriver (s-ee note II.) They had eleven children, 
one of whom was Samuel, who married Eliza Swope. A very complete 
history of the Forney family has been compiled by Miss Lucy Forney 
Bittinger, of Sewickly, Pa., from which the above was taken. 

Note IV. Samuel S. Forney's mother, Rachel Shriver, was a daugh- 
ter of Rebecca Ferree, who married David Shriver, of Little Pipe Creek, 
Md. The history of the Ferree family is an interesting one, and is here 
given, for not only has the Forney branch of the Swope familv de- 
scended from ]\Iadam I""erree, but the Shrivers who are descended 
from the Swopes through Catharine Swope Wirt. We are indebted for 
our account of the Ferree family to the " Shriver Family Histor\- " and 
" Rupp's History of Dauphin and Cumberland Counties," etc. 

The Ferree ( L,e Fiere ) family were among the sufferers in 
France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes b}^ Louis 
XIV, in 16S5. 

"John Le Fiere had married a woman of rare endowments, 
Mary Warrimbere. Their children were Daniel, PhiHp, John, 
Catharine, Mary, Jane. On the destruction of tlie Protestant 
e.6tabHshments the familv removed from their home, near the 
Rhine, to Strasburg, Germany. Here they remained two 
years, but on the death of her hu.sband Mary went to Holland. 
The character of this ladv was tinctured with uncommon 

llie Sjvopc Faviilv. -xni 

resolution and intrepidity. She had left the land of her 
nativity for ever, the tie of love of country had been rudelv 
broken. iVbout this time hearing of the fair province of 
Pennsylvania, she resolved to seek its l)enevolent founder, 
William Penn. With this view, accompanied by her child- 
ren, she went to London in the year 1704, and when she 
arrived she employed a person to conduct her to Penn's resi- 
dence. While on their way the guide pointed out to her 
Penn's carriage, which was approaching them. Sb.e being of 
a determined and persevering disposition, called to Penn, who 
immediatel}' stopped his carriage, he being well acquainted 
with the French language, which was very pleasing to her, 
as she could not speak or understand the English language. 
Penn understanding her business invited her into his cai'riage 
as he was on his way to his home in Kensington, where he 
resided, to be near Queen Anne, of whom he was a distin- 
guished favorite. 

" William Penn became interested in the unfortunate 
Mary L/C Fiere, moved by the sad tale of her sufferings and 
the vicissitudes she had undergone. He received her into his 
house, introduced her to the Queen, who, commiserating her 
condition, promised her aid on emigrating to the ' Land of 
Penn.' William Penn procured lodgings for her in the 
vicinity, where she remained six months, until the ' vessel 
bound to the North river ' was ready to sail with emigrants. 
The Queen provided her with ploughs, harrows, axes, 
hatchets, saws, hand-mill for grinding corn, etc. Mary Le 
Fiere arrived in New York about eight months afterwards, 
and visited Esopus, then went to Philadelphia, taking with 
her letters to Penn's agent, with a grant for two thousand 
acres of land. She found the Hugenots dissatisfied with their 
situation, the vineyards on the Schuylkill near Philadelphia 
not proving profitable, which they resolved to abandon and 
join Madam Le Fiere in the proposed .settlement among 
Pequeas, whose king had been a favorite of Peiui's, and the 
location was strenuously recommended to Madam Le Fiere 
by the kind agent. ' ' 

Rupp, in his " History of Dauphin and Cumberland 
Counties," etc., thus describes the arrival of Madam Le 

378 The Sicope Family. 

Fiere and her party in the valley of the Peqnea: " It was on 
the evening of a summer's day when the Hugenots reached 
the verge of a hill commanding a view of the valley of 
Pequea; it was a woodland scene, a forest inhabited by wild 
beasts, for no indication of civilized man was near; scattered 
along the Pequea, amidst the dark-green hazel, could be dis- 
covered the Indian wigwams, the smoke issuing therefrom in 
its spiral form; no sound was heard but the songs of the 
birds; in silence they contemplated the beautiful prospect 
which nature presented to their view. Suddenly a number 
of Indians darted from the woods; the females shrieked, 
when an Indian advanced, and in broken English said to 
Madam Ferree: ' Indian no harm white; white good to In- 
dian; go to Beaver — our chief — come to Beaver.' " 

Few were the words of the Indian. They went with him 
to Beaver's cabin, and Beaver, with the humanity that dis- 
tinguished the Indian of that period, gave up to the immi- 
grants his wigwam. Next day he introduced them to Tawana, 
who lived on the great fiats of Pequea." 

" At the time of the Ferree settlement in his dominions 
Mary Ee Fiere took a present from Penn's agent to Tawana, 
and thus secured his friendship. ' " 

" She had a grant of 2000 acres of land, Daniel Ferree, 
her son, had a grant of 2000 acres, and her .son, Philip Ferree, 
who married I,eah, daughter of Abraham Du Bois, was pre- 
sented with the grant held by Du Bois for 2000 acres."- 

' ' Isaac lya Fevre held a grant for 2000 acres, and also ob- 
tained an additional grant by his marrying Catharine Ferree. 
Their son was the first white child born in the valley of the 
Pequea, Lancaster county, Pa." 

" The Ferree family, according to the above data, must 
have reached this country in the year 1705 or 1706. Allow- 
ing for the visit to Esopus, North river, New York, the set- 
tlement at Pequea was made a year or two later. ' " 

' ' The name of Madam Ferree will long be held in grateful 
remembrance by her numerous and warm-hearted progeny;" 
she died 17 16. Her descendants have been connected by 
marriage, with a number of the well-known families of the 

The S'cvope Family. I 379 

State, some of whose ancestors were identified with the 
Pequea settlement dating from 17 18 onward. / 

Phihp Ferree, son of John and Mary I^e Fiere, (Ferree), 
was born, 1687, at Steyn-Wiel, in the Palatinatfe and was 
about 21 years old when they came to this country. Having 
formed the acquaintance of several families in Ksopus, N. Y., 
he went to that place and lived one year with Abramam Du 
Bois, one of the twelve patentees of New Pfaltz. While in 
the family of Abraham Du Bois, Philip Ferree formed an 
attachment for his daughter Leah, whom he married, May 10, 
17 12, the ceremony being performed by Dominie Petrus Vas. 
She was born Oct. 16, 1687. Abraham Du Bois, who was 
born 1657, at Manheim, Germany, married, March 6, 1681, 
Margaret, daughter of Christian Deys at Esopus, and died Oct. 
7, 1 73 1. He was a son of lyouis Du Bois and his wife Catha- 
rine, daughter of Mathew Blanshon and his wife Madeleen 
Jorisse, who fled from France to Germany in 1650, where they 
remained until April 27, 1660, when they sailed for America 
in the ship "Gelded Otter," arriving here December 7, 1660. 
They settled at Esopus. Philip Ferree, after his marriage, 
moved to the Pequea settlement and connnenced improving 
land on the north side of Pequea creek, that had previously 
been taken up by his mother and family. Some of their first 
labors were to cut grass in the woods for the purpose of mak- 
ing hay, no land having been cleared on the part allotted 

"They placed timbers in the ground forked at the top, laid 
poles across them, and built their hay on top of that, and 
under this they lived. During their stay in this shelter their 
first son was born. They lived to have eight children — five 
boys and three girls. The names of the sons were Abraham, 
Isaac, Jacob, Philip and Joel. The daughters were Lena, 
Leah and Elizabeth. Abraham married Elizabeth I-Utinge or 
Eltenge, of Esopus, aud had six children. He was buried 
in Carpenter's graveyard, about a mile from where he was 
born, it being a l^urial ground pointed out by his grand- 
mother Mary." 

Rebecca, the eldest child of Abraham and Elizabeth (El- 
tinge) Ferree was born Jan. 21, 1742; married David Shriver, 

380 The Sicopc Family. 

May 8, 1761. David Shriver was born March 30, 1735. 
The}' had eight children. Their first daughter, Rachel, who 
was born Jan. 7, 1767, married Adam Forne\'. The issue of 
this marriage was ten children, the one son, Samuel S., as 
above referred to, was the founder of the Forney branch of 
the Swope family. 

Note V. Dr. Jesse Gilbert was a son of Bernard Gilbert, who was 
born March 24, 17S6, and married his cousin. Susannah, daughter of 
Jacol) Gilbert, of Adams county. Bernard Gilbert lived in Gettysburg, 
Pa. He was sheriff of Adams county. Pa., in 1821, prothonotary in 
1835, and county treasurer in 1836. He subsequently moved to Athens, 
Tenn., where he died. His father was George, and his grandfather 
Bernard Gilbert, who came to America in 1744, and settled in what 
is now Adams county, near the village of Bendersville, where he 
married Catharine Bender. 

Note VI. The Hays family and allied branches were among the earli- 
est settlers of the Cumberland Valley, Pa. Their first ancestor in this 
country was Patrick Haj-s, who came to this country from Ireland, 
where the family had lived some time after their emigration from Soct- 
land. He settled in Derry now Dauphin county, Pa., and had several 
children, one of whom was Capt. Robert, who served during the Indian 
wars of 1755-64, and also in the Revolution. He married Margaret 
Wray, and had besides other children, Patrick, who settled in Cumber- 
land county about 1821. His son Robert married Hannah Sharpe. Their 
son John married Jennie E. McFarlane. The children of this union 
were Belle McKinney Hays, wife of Gilbert E. Swope; Lucy Sharpe 
and Jane McFarlane. Hannah Sharpe, wife of Robert M. Hays, de- 
scended from Thomas Sharpe, who married Margaret Elder, the daugh- 
ter of a Scottish laird. He came to America prior to 1746, and settled 
on Big Spring, Cumberland county, Pa. He had five sons and five 
daughters; four of his sons were commissioned officers in the Revolu- 
tionary war, the fifth one, Alexander, was a private. Alexander mar- 
ried Margaret McDowell and had several children, one of whom was 
John, the father of Gen. A. B. Sharpe, of Carlisle, and Hannah, wife of 
Robert M. Hays, of Nevvville. Jennie E. McFarlane, wife of John 
Hays, was a daughter of Robert McFarlane and Lydia Belle McKinney. 
Robert McFarlane was a son of Robert, and Robert was a son of Patrick, 
and Patrick was a son of James, who came to this country about 1718, 
and settled in Cumberland Valle}-. The descendants of James McFar- 
lane through his son Patrick have lived in the nighborhood of New- 
ville, Pa. The Scottish clan of McFarlane are descended from the 
ancient Celtic Earls of Lennox. In the reign of James V of Scotland, 
the head of the clan was chosen to defend an important defile between 
the high and low lands of that part of Scotland. This duty was suc- 
cessfully performed. The reward was permission to carry on the family 
insignia "This I'll Defend." 

The Sivope Family. -jgi 

NoTK VII. The Henkle family are descended from the Rev. Johann 
Henkle, D. D., I^L. D., born in Leutschan, Hungary, and father con- 
fessor to Queen Maria aljout the year 1530. He sympathized with 
Protestantism, and maintained friendly relations with Melanchthon, 
Erasmus, vSpalatin and other reformers of the sixteenth century. One 
of his descendants. Count Henkle, was instrumental in sending to 
America Rev. Henry Melchoir Muhlenburg, the patriarch of Luther- 
anism in this county. Rev. Gerhard Henkle, who was a descendant of 
Count Henkle, was a German court preacher, and came to America 
about 1718, and located at Germantown, near Philadelphia, Pa. He 
had a son Jacob who was the father of the Rev. Paul Henkle, who was 
actively engaged in the ministry of the Lutheran Church in the South 
for forty-four years Three of his brothers were clergymen and five of 
his sons clergymen of the Lutheran Church, one of whom was Andrew 
before noticed. 

NoTK VIII. Isaac Le Fevre was born March 26, 1669, in France. 
During the persecutions of the Huguenots which followed the revoca- 
tion of the Edict of Nantes, his family were all killed. He alone escaped 
to the ho.spitable borders of Germany where he remained several years. 
He married in Germany in 1704, Catharine, daughter of John and IMary 
Warrimbere Le Fiere, also refugees from the persecutions in France. 
He accompanied Madame Le Fiere (Ferree) and her family to America 
about 1705, and settled in Pequea Valley, Lancaster county. Pa., where 
he obtained a grant for 2,000 acres of land. Isaac Le Fevre had six 
children, the oldest of whom was Abraham, born April 9, 1706. Abra- 
ham had Peter, and Peter had Joseph, and Joseph had Catharine, who 
married Col. Ephraim Swope. Joseph also had Elizabeth, who married 
John Keeports, whose daughter Susan was the second wife of Col. 
Ephraim vSwope. 

NoTK IX. The Spangler family from which Lydia, wife of Adam 
Swope (see page 75), is descended have traced their family back to 
George Spengler, who was born 1150, died 1190. He was cupbearer to 
the Bishop of Wiirzburg, and accompanied the Bishop and the Emperor 
Frederick Barbarossa on the Crusade, 11S9. Both he and the Bishop 
died of the plague, and were buried in the church of St. Peter, Antioch, 
1 190. Following is the descent of Lydia (Si)angler) Swope: 'George, 
^George, ''Killian, ^Killian, "Peter, "Hans, "Hans or Urban, ^George, 
^George, '"Frantz, "Lazarus, '-'Hans, '-Jacob, "Hans Rudolf, '''Hans 
Kasper born January 20, 1684, married February 9, 1712, Judith Zeigler. 
They emigrated to America 1727, and settled in York county, Pa. 
'"Jonas born May 26, 1715, at Weyler, Duchy of Baden, died in York 
county. Pa., 1762. His wife, Maria, born 1718, died October 15, 17S4. 
'"Henry born 1750, died 1791, married October 28, 1779, Maria C. Hoke, 
born 1753, died 1818. '^Lydia vSpangler married Adam Swope. 

Edward W. Spangler, of York, Pa., has written a very complete his- 
tory of that family from which the above was taken. 



Prior to the Revolutionary War quite a number of Schwab 
(Swope) families emigrated to this country, as will be seen by 
the followdng list taken from the Penna. Archives. 
Several of these families settled in Pennsylvania. Five fam- 
ilies of vSchwab lived in York county, Pa. , during the same 
decade, yet there are no records to show that they were re- 
lated; however, it is probable that they were, for it is hardly 
possible that five families bearing a name as unconmion as 
the Swope name lived in as sparsely a settled connnunity as 
York was previous to the Revolution and not be related. 
The following took the oath of allegiance immediately after 
their arrival in this country or on the date given with each 
name: — 

" A list of Ye Palatine Passengers imported in Yc ship 
William and Sarah, from Rotterdam, Sept. 18, 1727, Albert 

On ship Patience and Margaret, from Rotterdam, Sept. 2^, 
1748, Baltzer Schwab, aged 43 years. 

On ship Two Brothers, from Rotterdam, Sept. 15. 1748. 
John Philip Schwab. 

On ship Patience, from Rotterdam, Sept. 16, 1748, Hein- 
rich Schw^ab, 18 years old. 

On ship Neptune, from Rotterdam, Oct. 7, 1755. Jorg. 
Mich. Schwab. 

On imported brig Mary, of Philadelphia, from London, 
June 28, 1735, Peter Schwab. 

On ship Edinburg, from Rotterdam, Sept. 15, 1749, Freid- 
erick Schwab and Johan Walter Schwab. 

On ship Ann, from Rotterdam, vScpt. 28, 1749, Jacob 
Schwab and Hans Michael Schwab. 

On ship Patience, from Rotterdam, Aug. 11, 1750, Jacob 

384 The SiL'opc Family. 

On ship Osgood, from Rotterdam, vSept, 29, 1750, Johannes 

On ship Brotherhood, from Rotterdam, Nov. 3, 1750, John 
Yost Schwab. 

On ship St. Andrew, from Rotterdam, Sept. 14, 1751, 
Martin Schwab and J. Wendel (3 ) Schwab. 

On ship Duke of Wurtemburg from Rotterdam, Oct. 20^ 
1752, Jacob Bernhart Schwab. 

On ship Xeptune from Rotterdam, Sept. 24, 1754, John 
Jacob Schwab. 

On ship Hahfax from Rotterdam, Oct. 22, 1754, Johannes 

On .ship Chance from Rotterdam, Xov. i, 1763, John 
Christian Schwab. 

On ship Sarah from Rotterdam, Sept. 20, 1764, Peter 

On ship Polly from Rotterdam, vSept. 19, 1764, John Geo. 


Abernathy, Anna 
Abernathy, Mar}^ A 
Abom, Mar}^ 
Aspinwall. Catharine 
Barnitz, Rebecca . 
Barnitz, Eliza S. . 
Barnitz, George C. 
Barnitz, Anna C. 
Barnitz, Charles S. 
Barnitz, Bertha B. 
Barnitz, Mary R. 
Bare, Mary 
Bare. Adam S 
Bard, Lydia . . 
Bard, Anna E. . 
Bard, Elizabeth 
Bartlett, vSarah E 
Bartlett, George L,. 
Bankert, Balinda 
Bender, Lydia E. 
Bender, Leah . . 
Berry, Nancy J. 
Bishop, Catharine 
Blocher, Catharine 
Bolch, Rhoda E. 
Bridges, John vS. 
Bridges, Frances V 
Bridges, M.Julia . 
Bridges, Mary J. . 
Bridges, Helen J. 
Brinton, Maria . 
Burrell, Margaret S 
Buehler, Ella R. . 
Buehler, Mary C 
BuUer, Annie E- . 
Bucks, Annie E. . 
Bushong, Catharine 
Bushong, Mary 
Childs, William G. 


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Childs, Ly. Sander 1) 
Childs, David A. . . 
Childs, Nancy H. . 
Clabaugh, Katharine .\. 
Clement, Mary C. . 
Clark, Catharine :\I. 
Cline, Rebecca E . 
Costner, Catharine M 
Costner, William A. 
Costner, Martha G. 
Crapster, Mary E. • 
Crapster, IMary . 
Cremer, Rebecca 
Cremer, Henry W. 
Cremer, Charles E. 
Crook, Sarah E. . . 
Crow, Sallie . . . 
Cunningham, Catharine 
Davis, Harriet . . 
Dawson, Mar\- . . 
Delk, Ella R. . . 
Deane, Ivliza B . 
Dietrich, ^lary 
Dietrich, Henry . 
Dietrich, Henry A. R 
Dietrich, Samuel 
Donaldson, Susan B. 
Duttera, Reliecca 
Dunn, Sarah . . . 
Dunnington, Sarah B 
Eby, Mary .... 
Eby, Catharine ■ . 
Eichleberger, Anna ]M 
Eichleberger, Sarah 
Eichleberger, Rlanch( 
Eichleberger, William \V 

Eiscenhower, .\lice C 
Fetterman, Caroline G. 
Felder, Caroline W. 






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The Sicopc Family. 


Felkner, Margaret A. ... 302 

Feete, L. H. Georgiana .... 293 

Forster, Mary J 129 

Foster, Catharine 267 

Foster, Catharine :\I. W 268 

Forney, Eliza Si 

Forney, Henry S 1 1 1 

Forney, David S 117 

Forney, John S 118 

Forney, Sabina S 190 

Forne}', Maj. Daniel P 190 

Forney, Col. George H 191 

Forney, Gen. William H. ... 209 

Forney, Barbara A 210 

Forney, Gen. John H 213 

Forney, Emma E 214 

Forney, Amelia C, 214 

Forney, ]\Iaria E 217 

Forney, Elizabeth 108 

Frasier, Dorcas 349 

Fry, Ermina 223 

Fry, William W 240 

Fry, Chandice M 240 

Fry, Frederick L 241 

Fry, Daniel H 241 

Fry, Alice C 241 

Fry, Rhoda :\I 242 

Fulk, Elizabeth B 311 

George, Ellen M 106 

George, Henry 133 

George, Anna H 133 

Gebhart, Eliza 156 

Gilbert, Elizabeth loS 

Gilbert, Jessie E loS 

Gilbert, Clara J 134 

Gloninger, Anna B 45 

Gloninger, George 46 

Gloninger, Hon. John 46 

Gloninger, Capt. Peter 51 

Gloninger, Rev. Philip .... 51 

Gloninger, Mary 52 

Gloninger, Dr. John W 53 

Gloninger, John 54 

Gloninger, Maria E 55 

Gloninger, Catharine 56 

Gloninger, Dr. Cyrus D. . . .60 


Gloninger, John R. ..... 61 

Gloninger, James L 62 

Ciloninger, Caroline G 62 

Gloninger, Marj' A. . . . 67 

Grove, Eouisa C 105 

Groflf, Louisa 1S2 

Grumbine, Margaret E 293 

Helfensteine, Charles . ... 60 
Helfensteine, Mary ..... 53 

Henkle, Catharine 195 

Henkle, Col Noah 1 220 

Hefner, Rhoda M 242 

Hildt, Maria E 55 

Hoff heins, Julia A 90 

HofFheins, Rev. John A 124 

Hoff heins, Emma L 124 

Hofferd, Elizabeth 150 

Hofferd, John 159 

Hofferd, Catharine 173 

Hostetter, Mary 297 

Hank, Anna W 356 

Hoke, Sarah H 239 

Hoke, Mary E 239 

Hoke, Caroline W 239 

Hoke, Josephine H 240 

Hoke, John Z 240 

Hoke, William B 242 

Hoke, James A 242 

Hoke, Mary M 242 

Hoke, Nancy J 243 

Hoke, Sabina 185 

Hoke, Sarah ■ 1S6 

Hoke, Daniel 186 

Hoke, Frederick 187 

Hoke, Hon. Henry 188 

Hoke, Col. John 188 

Hoke, Sabina S 190 

Hoke, Daniel F 192 

Hoke, Dr George F 192 

Hoke, Alfred 193 

Hoke, Anna 193 

Hoke, Eliza B 194 

Hoke, Catharine M 195 

Hoke, Peter 195 

Hoke, Catharine 195 

Hoke, Andrew 196 

The Swopc Family. 


Hoke, Elizabeth 196 

Hoke, Annie 197 

Hoke, Elizabeth 198 

Hoke, Henry 199 

Hoke, Daniel 199 

Hoke, David 200 

Hoke, Michael 201 

Hoke, Sarah E 201 

Hoke, Col. John F 202 

Hoke, Nancy H 202 

Hoke, Capt. William J 203 

Hoke, Francis E 204 

Hoke, Mary A ... 206 

Hoke, Mary A 218 

Hoke, Sallie 21S 

Hoke, Col. Franklin A 219 

Hoke, Erniina 223 

Hoke, Frederick M 224 

Hoke, John C 224 

Hoke, Rhoda E 225 

Hoke, Julius B 226 

Hoke, Catharine E 229 

Hoke, Mary A 230 

Hoke, Jacob 230 

Hoke, Dr. Augustus D 233 

Hoke, Susan B . 233 

Hoke, Mary B 234 

Hoke, Gen. Robert F 234 

Hoke, Charles F 236 

Hoke, Col. John D 191 

Jacobs, Susanna 171 

Jacobs, Mary E 178 

Johnston, Louisa A 102 

Keener, Susanna 322 

Keener, Christian 340 

Keener, Rev. John C 355 

Keener, David 356 

Kelley, Salome 172 

Kennedy, Mary E 178 

Kuhn, Catharine 56 

Koser, Emma L, 124 

Knight, Mary M 242 

Krumrine, Elvira F 313 

Landis Eliza 182 

Lebkeicher, Elizabeth 177 

Lester, Sarah H 235 

Levan, Sophia . . . . 
Levan, Alfred G. . . . 
Levan, Horace C. . . . 
Long. Catharine . . . . 

Lucas, Elmira 

Maddux, Sarah ^\. 
Marburg, Jessie E. . . . 
Mathias, Adalaide E. . 
Mathias, Mary J. . . . 
Mathias, Dr. John S. . . 
Mc Ashen, Elizabeth . . 
McComas, Ann E. . . . 
McCullom, Lydia . . . 
McCuUough, Sarah . 
McSherr_v, Sarah . . . 
McSherry, Amos . . . 

Michal, Sarah 

Michal, Jacob 

Michal vSarah 

Michal, Col. William H. 
Michal, Dr. George W. 
Michal, Sarah E. . . . 
Millikin, Louisa . . . . 
Millikin, Samuel . . . 
Morgan, Mary A. . . . 
Morris, Emma V,. ... 
Mish, Margaret . . . . 

Naille, Anna C 

Naille, Anna R 

Oglesby, Rebecca . . . 
Ogelsby, Mary . . . . 

O'Neal, Ellen 

O'Neal, Dr. Walter H. . 
O'Neal, Mary E. . . . 
Orrick, Susanna . . . . 
Orrick, William K. . . 
Orth. Katharine G. . . 

Owen, Mary E 

Parson, Anna R 

Patton, Jane F 

Peck, Annie E 

Pitkin, Eliza S . . • . 
Poppenhager, Maria . . 
Pritchard, Lydia J. . . 
Quickie, F;iizabeth . . 
Ouickle, Cephas . . . . 

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• 239 
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• 305 
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. 189 
. 204 

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. 206 

• 306 

• 306 
. 21S 
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. 104 

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• 239 
. 129 

• 313 
. 209 

• 352 
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The Swope Family 


Quickie, Catharine I\I 229 

Ranck, George H 260 

Ranck, Margaret 251 

Ranck, Isaac 251 

Ranck, John 252 

Ranck, Daniel 253 

Rathvon, Louisa A 117 

Rathvon, William R. . . . , .117 

Rathvon, Samuel F 142 

Reid, Mary A 230 

Rhinedollar, Mary J 89 

Rhj'ne, Martha I . 244 

Rowe, Elizabeth 196 

Rowe, Rebecca E 226 

Rowan, Barbara A 210 

Roseman, Annie . 197 

Roseman, Sarah A.J 227 

Roseman, Eugenia D 227 

Roedel, Josephine 81 

Robinson, Catharine E 229 

Ruth Catharine 254 

Rutter, Catharine E 260 

Ryan, Amelia 173 

Sadtler, M. Julia 141 

Saltzgiver, Eliza A 293 

Scherer, Sarah A. J. ... . . 227 

Scherer, Rev. Luther P 227 

Scherer. Rev. Wilberforce J. D. . 243 
Scherer, Rev. MelancthonG. G. . 243 

Scholl, Mary 362 

Schmucker, Helen J 112 

Schgier, Rachel 174 

Seldomridge, Sarah 258 

Shriver, Henry D 78 

Shriver, Calvin S 78 

Shriver, Catharine 102 

Shriver, Louisa C 105 

Shriver, Ellen M 106 

Shriver, INIar}- 106 

Shriver, Anna E 106 

Shriver, Emma J 107 

Shriver, Henry \V 130 

Shriver, Eliza B 130 

Shorb, vSusan 275 

Shorb, James E 296 

Shirk, Emma J 294 

Sherk, Dr. John H, . 
vSherk, Elizabeth . . 
Slagel, Anna E. . . . 
Slagel, Rev. Calvin S. 
Smith, Mary B. . 
Smith, Frances . . . 
Smith. Hon. Hoke 
Smith, Fylizabeth . . 
Smith, Burton . . . 
Smeltzer, Blanche . . 
Spangler, Ellen V. 
Sprenkle, Anna H. 
Steinheiser, Lydia . . 
Stevenson, Mary A. . 
Stofer, Lydia E. . . . 
Stauffer, Fanny . . . 
Stoneseifer, Susan . . 
Stoneseifer, Lucinda C. 
Stoneseifer, Alfred G. 
Stover, Mary L. • ■ . 
Swann, Josephine H. 
vSwitzer, Mary .... 
Swope, Yost .... 
Swope, John .... 
Swope, Anna B. . . . 
Swope, Mary . . 
Swope, Henry .... 
Swope, Elizabeth . . 
Swope, Conrad . . . 
•Swope, John .... 
Swope, Henry .... 
Swope, Mary .... 
Swope, Dr. Samuel . 
Swope, Daniel H. . . 
Swope, Henry . . 
Swope, Adam .... 
vSwcpe, George H. . 
Swope, Rebecca . . . 
Swope, Catharine . . 
Swope, Lj'dia .... 
Swope, George ... 
Swope, Eliza .... 
Swtipe, Clara A. . . . 
Swope, John Adam . . 
Swope, Lj'diaJ. ... 
Swope, James A. . . 


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• 58 
. 106 
. 106 

■ 234 

• 244 

• 247 

• 247 

• 247 

• 131 

• 294 

• 133 
. 156 
. 219 

• 177 
. 166 

• 275 
. 290 
. 296 

• 314 
. 240 
. 106 
. 26 

• 37 

• 45 

• 52 

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■ 58 
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• 72 

• 72 

• 72 

• 75 

• 75 

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• 78 
, 81 
, 81 

■ 89 

• 89 

• 89 
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The Stvope Family 




John F 90 

Julia Ann go 

Rev. David 95 

Gilbert E 95 

Hon. John A 107 

Ella Wirt 108 

Adalaide E 123 

Hon. Samuel M 123 

Margaret S 133 

Katharine A 134 

Clara J 134 

John Jacob 148 

Jacob 148 

George M 149 

George Knicely .... 149 

Mathias 150 

Elizabeth 150 

Emanuel 150 

Frederick . 154 

Levi 154 

Daniel 154 

^^uriel 155 

Lydia 156 

Sophia 156 

Eliza 156 

Frederick 156 

Samuel 159 

Adam 159 

Isaac , . 159 

Isaac 160 

Fanny 166 

David 166 

Mary 169 

Emanuel 169 

Grabill B 170 

Leah 170 

Lydia 170 

Susanna 171 

Henry 171 

Salome 172 

John C 172 

Amelia 173 

Rachel 174 

Frederick E 174 

Frederick 178 

Anna E 178 
















































John Henry 179 



Henry K 180 

Elizabeth iSo 

Mary 181 

Louisa 182 

Catharine 182 

Eliza 182 

George K 183 

Sabina 185 

John Daniel 248 

Catharine 24S 

Daniel 252 

Grabill H 258 

Adam D 259 

Adam 264 

Jonathan 271 

Samuel 271 

Col, Ephraim 272 

Luther A 275 

Jacob 280 

Edward 285 

James W. 286 

John A 2S9 

Morgan H 289 

Clinton M 2S9 

Col. Rufus C 2S9 

William K. ..... 294 

Edward T 306 

Granville H 313 

Augustus L 313 

Ephraim B 214 

Edward M 314 

Belle M 95 

Rev. Benedict 317 

Benedict 321 

Jacob 321 

George 222 

David . . 325 

Benedict 326 

John 326 

Samuel 327 

John B VJ*^ 

Logan O j,.; 1 

Jacolj 332 

William 333 


The Stcope Family 

Swope, Joseph -334 

Swope, Henry 334 

Swope, George 339 

Swope, Michael 340 

Swope, ]Morgan 345 

Swope, David 346 

Swope, Hardin 349 

Swope, Dr. Benedict M 350 

Swope, Alfred 350 

Swope, John S 352 

Swope, Francis M 353 

Swope, Charlton A 353 

Swope, Hilory 355 

Swope, Jacob 338 

Swope, Christian 35S 

Swope, Jacob 359 

Swope, John 360 

Swope, Peter 361 

Swope, Dr. Henry 362 

Swoope, Dr. William 364 ; 

Swoope, Peter 364 

Swoope, Henry B 365 

Swope, Jacob 366 

Swope, Peter 366 

Swope, Rev. Cornelius E. ... 367 

Swope, Col. Michael 369 

Swope, Benjamin . '. 370 

Swope, Hans Jorg 369 

Teague, Chandice M. . . . . . 240 


Tinges, Frances \' 141 

Watterson, Caroline G 62 

Wantz, Clara A 89 

Wantz, Mary J 89 

Ward, Jane F 312 

Wampler, Kliza S 96 

Wampler, Augusta 124 

Weikert, Eliza 276 

Wells, Mary J 142 

Whiteside, Frances 244 

Wirt, Catharine 76 

Wirt, Henry 77 

Wirt, Emma J . 107 

Wirt, Bertha B 130 

Winebrenner, Eliza B 130 

Williams, Matia E 217 

Williams, Elenor M 253 

Winder, Ann 301 

Winder, Thomas 315 

Withers, Lucy 259 

Woods, Catharine 267 

Woods, Adam S 276 

Woods, Thomas 298 

Woods, James F 305 

Ycunt, Eugenia D 227 

Zimmerman, Sarah 189 

Zimmerman, Mary A 206 

Zimmerman, Annie E 209 


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