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Swaggerty Family

Submitted by Linda

The Swaggerty Family

Frederick Schweickhart b. 1728 Germany, married 1746 to the daughter of a Swiss doctor came to America with their son and ended up in or near Cocke Co., TN. via PA. They had James Abraham Swaggerty b. 1748 in Germany, d. 1818 TN. He married Delilah Meeks; after her death married Nancy H. Johnson and had Benjamin Ailor Swaggerty b. 1793 S.W.Terr.., TN. He married Isabella Jones 1823 and they had Ari Andrew Swaggerty 5-31-1836 IN, he married Mary Ann Johnson. They had Margaret. Other children were born of each parents but I have listed my direct line. The rest of Margaret's info follows:

GODWIN, William F. b. 12-1833 DE, m. 4-16-1889 Sullivan Co., IN Margaret SECREST, b. 5-13-1863 IN. Had: Carrie E. 3-1890, Maud S. 2-1892, William T. 9-1895 & Marietta 3-1897 all Jasonville, IN.

Margaret SWAGGERTY, m. George GENTRY 1-2-1880 Sullivan Co., IN had: Emma F. 3-1882 & John 3-1884 both IN. Married Elijah SECREST 11-3-1885 Sullivan Co., IN had: Franklin A. 7-1886 IN. William was 66 when they married, he must have been married with children prior. He left them and went to Indian Terr., OK. Margaret m. Asa MAYFIELD 10-21-1912 Greene Co., IN. William m. Widow CUNNINGHAM who had kids from prior marriage. We believe Margaret died there. Carrie married & was a stage actress, died in fire abt. 21. Maud died abt. 22 of a lung problem. William had several houses and land. John Gentry and Franklin A. aka F.A. Secrest went by the last name Godwin and were in the military with William T. all as Godwin's.

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