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Daniel Sweesy

Male 1756 - 1836  (79 years)

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  • Name Daniel Sweesy  [1, 2, 3
    Born 13 Jun 1756  Near the Raritan River in New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Jan 1836  White Deer, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I1349  Merged Tree

    Father Mathias Sweesy,   b. ABT. 1725, Southold, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. AFT. 1792, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Wife Unknown 
    Married ABT. 1745  Prob. Hunterdon County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F335  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Wife Unknown 
    Married Cumberland County, Pensylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
     1. George Sweesy,   b. BET. 1765 - 1784
     2. Thomas Sweesy,   b. BET. 1765 - 1784
     3. Mathias Sweesy,   b. BET. 1784 - 1794, Cumberland County, Pensylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     4. Son Sweesy,   b. BET. 1794 - 1800
     5. Dau Sweesy,   b. BET. 1794 - 1800
    Family ID F591  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary 
    Family ID F592  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • [18212.ged]


      The 1790 census of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania lists;

      Daniel Sweesy as head of household, with one male over 25, 2 males under 16, and 1 female over 25. Daniel moved from Greenwood Township to Northumberland County (now Union) about 1783, after the Revolutionary War.

      Daniel had two sons born before 1790.
      The 1800 census of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania lists;
      Daniel Swezey 26 to 45 -- 1 son-- 16 to 26--- 1 son 10 to 16-----3 sons 0 to 10

      The 1800 census lists; Northunberland County, White Deer Township.

      Sweesy Daniel; 3 sons under 10---1 son 10 to 16 --- 1 son 16 to 26--- 1 daughter -- under 10 -- 1 male 26 to 45 > Daniel 1 female 45 and up - Daniels Wife.

      It appears that two of these sons moved to Mercer County, Pennsylvania by 1810. They were probably George and Mathias. a Thomas was there by 1800.

      Mathias was in the war of 1812. He married Elizabeth Pounds.

      Pennsylvania Archives; Sixth Series

      Pensylvania First State Tax, 1778.. Cumberland County, Greenwood Township, Freemen, Daniel Swezey..... Tax... 1.10.0

      Transcript of Taxables; 1781.. Dan'l Swezey.... Tax... 37.10.0

      Transcript of Taxables; 1782.. Daniel Sweezey....Freemen.. Tax.. 2.5.0

      Daniel Swesey applied for a pension in 1832 for serving in the Revolutionary War

      Application for Pension of Daniel Swesey, Revolutionary War
      Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. Union County, Pennsylvania.
      On this 19th day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty three, personally appeared before the judges of the court of common pleas in and for the County at New Berlin now sitting Daniel Swesy--a resident of White Deer Township in the County of Union, aged seventy seven years, who being first duly sworn in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress, dated June 7, 1833. That he enlisted in the service of the United States and served under the following named officers and served as here stated. That he resided in Greenwood Township, Cumberland County, Pa., when he first entered the service of the United States. That he was drafted in the fall of the year 1777, for two months - that he marched in Captain John Hamilton's company by way of Carlisle, York & Lancaster to Valley Forge. At Valley Forge his company was placed under the command of General Lacy. That his______continued in Valley Forge, but one night and from there they marched a few miles below Valley Forge in order to guard the _______& to Phila. where the British Army there lay. That they were stationed at different places for the purpose_________________, until the period for which he was drafted had expired when he returned home. He thinks it was pretty late in the fall when he marched and returned in the winter of 1777 & 1778---does not remember of getting a written discharge this time. That he thinks again it was the fall of the year when he marched this tour which must have been in 1778. That he remembers that it was cold weather when he got home. That sometime after his return from the last mentioned tour, he enlisted for 5 months in Capt. Henry_________ghuty's Company_________ Gen. Sulevan's campaign--that he received _______________of $40---The service for which he was engaged during the period for which he was engaged, was boating up the river Susquhannah from Middletown to Tioga points and some intermediate points. That he continued in the service until his term, of 5 months expired when he was discharged--does not remember of a written discharge being given him. In the service he was subject to all the penalties and restrictions of any other enlisted soldier. The wile term engaged in this service were under the command of Capt. Dougherty.?
      That he marched a fourth time as a substitute for his brother, John Swesy, who was drafted. That he marched in Capt. Hugh McAllister's Company to Potter's Fort in Puns Valley, Pa. That he does not recollect he was under the Command of. That they continued to Potter's Fort, going out occasionally on scouting parties against the Indians, until his time of service expired and he was discharged. This was in the fall of 1781 pretty late. That the whole period of his service was 11 months and upwards for which he claims a pension..That from the change of residence and lapse of time, he knows of no person living who could testify as to his services nor has Documentary evidence of his military service.
      1. I, Daniel Swesy, was born near the Raritan River in the state of New Jersey, in 1756, June 13.
      2. I have no record of my age, but remember it from my parents as what they told me.
      3. I lived in Greenwood Township, Cumberland, Co. when I was called into
      service and continued there until about 40 years ago when I moved to
      White Deer township, Northumberland County, (now Union) his residence
      4. This I have answered.
      5. This I have also answered as far as I can remember.
      6. I never received a written discharge.
      7. Andrew McLanahan esq - John High, Wm Hayes, Naththen Laird, and
      many others in my neighborhood can testify as to my character, for my
      vivacity and their belief in my services as a revolutionary soldier.
      That he hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or amnesty except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.
      signed; Daniel Swesey

      Linn's "Annals of Buffalo Valley" Union County, Pennsylvania, published in 1877 -- on page 453 we find;
      Swesey, Daniel, died in White Deer, 31st January, 1836, leaving a widow, Mary.

      Daniel's Brothers, George, John, and Mathias were most likely with him on this tour of duty. They all served in Capt. John Hamilton's Company. from Cumberland County.

  • Sources 
    1. [S01669] Union County, Pa. Pension Application and Census records.

    2. [S01648] sweeze.
      Date of Import: Aug 1, 1999

    3. [S12068] 18212.ged.
      Date of Import: Jun 7, 2001

    4. [S01648] sweeze.
      Date of Import: Jul 29, 1999

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