Person:Jacob Swallow (2)

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Jacob Swallow
b.bef. 1760
d.bef. 27 October 1817 Augusta County, Virginia
m. bef. 1760
  1. Jacob Swallowbef 1760 - bef 1817
m. bef. 1796
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Name Jacob Swallow
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1760
Marriage bef. 1796 to Mary Stephenson
Death? bef. 27 October 1817 Augusta County, Virginia

Jacob Swallow was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Parentage of Jacob Swallow

The parentage of Jacob Swallow is undetermined. In his will, Jacob names several "brothers and sisters", children of Detrich 'Peter' Koontz, so it is likely that Jacob was perhaps a child born out of wedlock with Peter Koontz and another woman (perhaps with a surname of "Swallow"), which would explain the different surname (which was somewhat common during that time period for a child born out of wedlock to take his mother's surname).

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 89.--11th March, 1785. John Taite, Sr., to Thomas Stevenson Delivered to Jacob Swallow 1st June, 1787, 400 acres patented to said John Taite on Pine Run, a branch of South River near South Mountain. Teste: Samuel McConkey, Anthony Mustoe.


Will of Jacob Swallow

  • Page 287.--2d March, 1796. Jacob Swallow's will--To brother, Peter Kountz, tract whereon Philip Dull lives; to brother Peter Kountz's eldest son; to Mary that was formerly my wife, but now absconded and left my bed and board without any provocation; to sister, Mary Smith; to brothers and sisters, viz: Paul Koontz, John Kountz, Wm. Kountz, Polly Smith, and Sarah Kerler. Executors, John and Wm. Koontz. Teste: J. Ray, Wm. Willson, Samuel McCorkell. Proved, 27th October, 1817, by William Wilson; Joseph Ray is since dead; Samuel McCorkle is out of Commonwealth. John Krountz qualifies.


Records of Jacob Swallow in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 89.--11th March, 1785. John Taite, Sr., to Thomas Stevenson Delivered to Jacob Swallow 1st June, 1787, 400 acres patented to said John Taite on Pine Run, a branch of South River near South Mountain. Teste: Samuel McConkey, Anthony Mustoe.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1786--September 27, Mathias Swink and Sally Wilson, daughter of Robert Wilson. Mathias is son of Lawrence Swink. Surety, Jacob Swallow; witnesses, Wm. Heart, Wm. Christian.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1787--April 21, James Hulet and Jacob Swallow, surety. James Hulet and Elizabeth McCorkle, daughter of Saml. McCorkell (consent). Elizabeth is 22 years old. Teste: John McCorkell, Benj. Chapman, Saml. McCorkell.
  • Vol. 2 - Thomas Stephenson vs. Jacob Swallow, Leonard Shown, William Wilson--Debt. Augusta, 23d March, 1790.
  • Vol. 2 - JUDGMENTS - APRIL, 1791 (I to Z). - Thomas Stephenson vs. Jacob Swallow, Leonard Shown, William Wilson--Debt. Augusta, 23d March, 1790.
  • Vol. 1 - APRIL 19, 1791. - (436-437) Admn. of estate of Thos. Stephenson granted Jacob Swallow.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1791--December 22, Mark Hatton and Jane Kindred; surety, Jacob Swallow.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1796. - Margaret Hatton, infant, by Margaret Hatton, her next friend, vs. Jacob Swallow and wife, Mary, and Peter Miller, infant, his servant and apprentice.--Slander. 20th September, 1794.
  • Page 60.--3d May, 1800.--Henry Hawk to sons John and Abraham Hawk--Bill of sale to personal property. Teste: John Coalter, Jacob Swallow.
  • Page 359.--3d May, 1800, Henry Hawk's will (Hawp?)--To wife, Catharine; to sons, John and Abraham; to son, Jacob; son, Frederick; daughter, Elizabeth Fogus; to daughter, Catharine Shoultz; son, Andrew; daughter, Rachel Gregory; to daughter, Polly Gregory; daughter, Catherine Wintermaker (Winters) by a former wife Teste: Michael Garber, Jr.; Jcob Swallow, Jno. Coalter. Executors, sons John and Abraham. Proved 26th March, 1804. Executors qualify.
  • Vol. 1 - OCTOBER, 1803 (P to Z). - Mary Swallow vs. Jacob Swallow.--Divorce.
  • Vol. 2 - John Hughes vs. Jacob Swallow's representatives--O. S. 306; N. S. 109-- Bill, December, 1819. In 1803 orator purchased tract in Augusta on Piney Run from Jacob Swallow. It was conveyed 11th March, 1785, by John Tate to Thomas Stephenson, who died, intestate, and the land descended to his three daughters, viz: Susannah, wife of John Cook; Mary, wife of Jacob Swallow; wife of William Hughes, mother of orator, who died, intestate, when orator was infant only 3 days old and he inherited 1/3 of her interest. Mrs. Swallow died without children. Jacob moved about the State, then went West and there died, testate. Will in Augusta dated 27th October, 1817. Paul Koontz lived in Maryland and is now dead. William Koontz lives in Maryland. Polly Smith, wife of Jacob Smith, lives in Indiana. William Koontz (executor of Jacob Swallow) and Sarah Keller and her husband, Ludwick Keller, live in Rockingham. Samuel Gibson deposes, 14th April, 1821, at house of Thomas Brown in Augusta, he was born and raised in Pennsylvania and resided near neighbors to Thomas Stevenson or Stinson and went to school there with his children; also knew him in Virginia after he moved. John Huse was recognized as Thomas' grandson by his daughter Jane (?), who married William Huse. They were married in Pennsylvania. John is not the son of _____ Cooper, who married Rachel Stinson. The Coopers removed from this country 20-30 years ago. David Brand deposes, as above, John was son of Mrs. Mary Huse. Maj. William Wilson ditto, was well acquainted with William Hughes, who said John was his son. Deed, 25th March, 1805, by Jacob Swallow and John Cook and Susannah, heirs of Thomas Stephenson, deceased, to John Hughes, their interest in tract on Pine Run, 200 acres.