The Swartwout Family
of Oppenheim

 

The following was submitted by Kathy Hoeldke.  The Swartout family is trying to compile enough material and combine efforts to write a history on this family.  It is still unknown where many of the family settled.   Samuel stayed in Oppenheim, and Abraham and Thomas landed in Canada, but where did everyone else go?!?   Where are the parents buried?  If you have any contributions to make or are connected to the family, Kathy would like to hear from you.



Descendants of Johannes Swartout

JOHANNES SWARTOUT was born February 15, 1753 in Dutchess County, New York and died September 17, 1823 in Oppenheim, New York. He married AALTJE (ATTIE) BEDELL 1775 in Fishkill, New York. She was born January 16, 1759 in Fishkill, New York and died February 26, 1813 in Oppenheim, New York.  They are both buried in the Chatsey Cemetery, Oppenheim, New York.

Children of JOHANNES SWARTOUT and AALTJE BEDELL are:

  1. Phebe Swartout, born February 23, 1776, Hopewell, Dutchess County New York; d. June 13, 1809, Oppenheim, New York.  Buried at Chatsey Cemetery, Oppenheim, New York.

  2. Martha Swartout, born September 07, 1777, Hopewell, Dutchess County, New York.

  3. Jacobus Swartout, was born October 23, 1778, Hopewell, Dutchess County, New York.

  4. John Swartout, born January 04, 1781, Hopewell, Dutchess County, New York.  He died June 04, 1860, Half Moon, Saratoga County, New York.  In 1810 he married Sally Bedell Rogers.  Sally was born in 1786 and died in 1875.


  5. Samuel Swartout, born July 11, 1782, Hopewell, Dutchess County, New York.  He died January 25, 1865, Oppenheim, New York.  He married Partherna Cline, Oppenhiem, New York.  She was born July 27, 1794, New York and died on September 13, 1870, in Oppenheim, New York.

    Samuel and Partherna are also buried in the Chatsey Cemetery, Oppenheim, New York. Samuel served in the New York Militia, as a Private.



  6. Cornelius Swartout, b. April 20, 1784, Hopewell, Dutchess County, New York.  He died on November 26, 1868, at Utica, New York.  He was married first to Elizabeth Beekman on December 07, 1806, at St. Johnsville, New York.  She was born September 16, 1787 and died March 11, 1817.

    Cornelius married second, Lucy Ransom, on October 26, 1817;  She died December 27, 1876, at Utica, New York.



  7. Abraham Swartout, born May 31, 1787, in Hopewell, Dutchess County, New York.  He came to Canada with his family in 1829.  He died May 30, 1868, in Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  He married Elizabeth Goodrich, about 1806 in New York.  She is the daughter of Samuel and Lornana Goodrich, born 1787 in New York.  Elizabeth died of a stroke on March 14, 1862 in Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  They are buried in the Newark Community Cemetery, Norwich, Ontario, Canada and are listed in the Census: 1861, North Norwich, Oxford, Ontario, Canada.


    Children of ABRAHAM SWARTWOUT and ELIZABETH GOODRICH are:

    i. Mary Swartwout was born 1806, New York; and died in 1889, South Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  She married first (1) Jacob Moyer, about 1824.  Jacob was born 1801, United States and died in 1855.  Mary later married (2) Charles Anstice on June 02, 1858, in Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  Mary is buried in the Newark Community Cemetery, Norwich, Ontario, Canada.

    ii. Abraham Swartwout, was born 1809, Montgomery County, New York.  Abraham married Julia Town, about 1834 in South Norwich, Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  Julia was born in 1819 in Canada West, Canada and died 1876 in Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  They are both buried with other Swartwouts in the Newark Community Cemetery, Norwich, Ontario, Canada and are listed in the Census for 1861, North Norwich, Oxford, Ontario, Canada.

    iii. Phoebe Ann Swartwout was born December 04, 1811, New York and died April 29, 1889 in Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  She married Rueben Mott between March 09 - 10, 1831, in the London District, Ontario, Canada.  Rueben was born November 1800, in New York and died on June 16, 1882, Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  They are both buried in the Norwich Village Cemetery, Norwich, Ontario, Canada.

    iv. James Swartwout, was born 1818 in New York.  He married a woman named Arcina.

    v. Alpheus Swartwout, was born 1823 in New York and died in  Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  He married (1) Mary Jane Pratt, on June 26, 1846, in the Brock District, Canada.  Mary Jane was born in 1825 and died young in 1855.  She is buried in the Newark Cemetery, Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  Alpheus later married (2) Eliza M., about 1856, in Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  Eliza was born in 1828, in Ontario, Canada.  Alpheus and Eliza are listed in the Census for the year 1861, in North Norwich, Oxford, Ontario, Canada.

    vi. Lorenzo Dow Swartwout, was born in 1825, Montgomery County, New York.  He died on February 13, 1898 in Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  Lorenzo married Adeline Van Valkenburgh on May 17, 1856 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

  8. Thomas Swartout, was born on October 03, 1793, Hopewell, Dutchess County, New York.  He died in 1872, at Newark, Ontario, Canada.  He married Prudence Wyse (WEISS, WISE) between 1819 - 1820, in New York.  Prudence is the daughter of Benjamin Weiss and was born August 1797, New York and died in 1872 also, at Newark, Ontario, Canada.

    They are buried in the Newark Community Cemetery, Norwich, Ontario, Canada

    Reference to Thomas Swartout's Will:  29 December 1869; 
    Registered, 11 February 1873
    In the Will that Thomas wrote, he left Prudence 25 acres of land till she departed or remarried.  It would then go to his son George and his wife. The land was sold by George to Thomas Abraham.

    Children of Thomas Swartout and Prudence (Weiss) are:

    i. Charlotte Swartout, was born September 22, 1816 in Oppenheim, New York.  She died on September 14, 1895 in Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  Charlotte married George Lossing, in New York.  George was born on January 28, 1812 in Dutchess County, New York and he died on February 13, 1890 in Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  They are buried in the Norwich Village Cemetery, Norwich, Ontario, Canada.

    ii. Luther Swartout, the eldest male, was born in 1820, New York.  He died in 1885, Dereham Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada.  Luther married Mary Cypher on March 02, 1845 in Norwich.  Mary was born in 1823 in New York State and died in 1891, Dereham Twp., Canada.  Luther and Mary Swartout are listed among residents in the Norwich Twp. Census for the year 1851.

    ii. Mary Swartout, was born 1823 in Oppenheim, New York.  She died in 1903 in Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  Mary married Jerry Siple about 1843 in Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  Jerry was born in 1821.

    iii. Purthena Swartout, was born on October 09, 1825 in Oppenheim, New York.  She died on April 27, 1916 in Springford, Ontario, Canada.  Purthena married a man named John Gilbert about 1841 in Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  John was born in 1816, Springford, Ontario, Canada and he died March 03, 1905 in Springford, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada.  Purthena and John are buried in the St. Charles Anglican Cemetery, Dereham Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada.  John's military service includes the Rebellion of 1837.

    08/08/04  From Dave Cooper 
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    John Gilbert was born on September 14, 1815(*1) in Springford, Oxford County, Canada West and died on March 03, 1906(*2) on his farm at Lot 21 Concession 6 of North Norwich Township, Oxford County, Ontario. He married Purthena Swartout on January 24, 1844(*3) in North Norwich Township, Oxford County, Canada West. John and Purthena Gilbert are buried in the Springford Cemetery, Norwich Township, Oxford County Ontario.

    Primary Proof:  . From the Norwich Gazette Newspaper obituary Friday March 10, 1906.
    The death occurred on Friday March 3, 1906 of John Gilbert, one of the oldest and best known of the farmers of North Norwich Township his home on the 6th concession. Mr. Gilbert was a son of Josiah Gilbert, a United Empire Loyalist, who served seven years in the American Revolution. When the war was over, not being able to reconcile himself to living under other than British rule, he came to Canada. In the year 1808, he came to Oxford County, where he took up land and now known later as the Anstice Farm at Springford, and it was there that John Gilbert was born nearly 90 years ago. Mr. Gilbert attended school in the first schoolhouse built in the settlement, which was situated on the 7th concession of South Norwich. The building was very primitive and in reviewing his past experiences, Mr. Gilbert sometimes described it. It was built of logs and, as glass was an almost unknown luxury in the sparsely settled districts of Ontario at the time, sheets of glazed paper were utilized for windows. Mr. Gilbert served in the rebellion of 1837/38 and had in his possession a musket he carried at the time.

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    iv. George Swartout, was born between 1828 - 1829 in New York.  He married Helen Gilbert, September 07, 1853 in the Brock District, Ontario, Canada.  Helen was born in 1835.   George died in 1915, and Helen followed her husband shortly after, resting in 1922.  They are both buried in the Newark Community Cemetery, Norwich, Ontario, Canada and are listed in the Census for the year 1891 in North Norwich, Oxford, Ontario, Canada.

    v. Martha Swartout, was born in 1830 in New York.  She died in 1901 in Norwich, Ontario,  Canada.   Her husband, John Cromer, of Norwich, Ontario, Canada was born in 1826 and died in his home town of Norwich.

    vi.  Janetta Swartout, was born in 1834 in Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  She died in 1906 in Norwich.  Janetta married Augusta Bushell in 1854 in Norwich.  Augusta was born in 1832 and died 1916.

    vii. Catherine Swartout, was born in 1839; also a native of Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  She had a New Year's celebration - marrying Thomas Bushell on January 01, 1857 in Norwich, Ontario, Canada.  Thomas was born in 1835, in  England.  Catherine died in 1925 and Thomas died shortly thereafter in 1927.

    viii. Eliza Ann Swartout, the youngest of the family, born in 1841 in Norwich.  She died on November 09, 1924 in Warwick, Ontario, Canada.  Eliza married Martin Welch on October 30, 1858 in North Norwich, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada.  Martin was born in 1814 in New York State.


       


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