Birth: 1797/8 Berkeley Co. [W]VA
Death: bef. 17 Jul 1852; aft. 1850; Champaign Co, OH
Note: Lived in Washington D.C., PA & Ohio
Marriage: Sarah “Eliza” Cochran, b. 1807 in New Jersey,
d. aft 1850
Married 4 Dec 1823, Frederick County VA
1.Rebecca Ellen b. 31 Dec 1829 D.C. / d. 1 Mar 1902 / m. Nathan Fitch Gibbs 
2.Sarah Catherine b. 25 Oct 1833 D.C. / d. 8 May 1911 / m. Humphrey Fitch Gibbs
3.Jacob Asbury b. 10 Feb 1831 D. C. d. 15 Jul 1858 at Gibbs residence
4.Anne E.* b. 1840 PA / d. 5 Jan 1863 / m. Rev. Jeremiah (“J.L.”) Ramsey 
5.Emma V. b. 2 Apr 1841 PA / d. 27 Jul 1905 IN / m. same Rev. Jeremiah Ramsey
* living with Jacob Thomas in 1860 Butler Twp Miami Co., IN
Note: Jacob Swimley was bondsman from this marriage in Fredeick County VA on 2 Oct 1826, Michael Price & Mary Cochran.
Note: 1850 Census: Champaign Co, Mad River, OH – p. 451; transcribed; “Sundey”
Note: “Also included in this subseries are a handful of bills and receipts and the 1830 agreement between Rodgers and Jacob Swimley regarding the building of a house in Washington, D.C.”
Source: Rodgers Family Papers (Collection 1208); f. Miscellaneous1802-1838, n.d. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Rodgers Family Papers 1791-1885 The Rodgers family is perhaps the most noted family in the history of the United States Navy.
Note: From: “Jehovah-Jireh.” A discourse commemorative of the twenty-seventh anniversary of the organization of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, Washington, D. C. Delivered on Sabbbath 25th November 1855 by Pastor, John C. Smith. McGill Printer, Washington D.C. 1855; pp 10, 11, 15.
? “Now we go back to the records of trustees. The Board of Trustees met at the house of Jacob
Gideon, on Wednesday, November 26, 1828. Meeting opened with prayer.Present, Messrs. Gideon, Preston, Phillips, and Stansbury. On motion of Mr. Gideon”—
? "Resolved, That proposals be invited from Messrs.W. S. Drummond, Jacob Swimley, Wood & Bryan,
Nathan Smith, and Mr: Homans.”
? "November 29, 1828. The Board met. Proposals received from three builders, and the work was given to Mr. Jacob Swimley." The admission of the newly-organized church into the Presbytery of the District of Columbia…”
? " The account of Mr. Swimley, the builder of the church, was closed by notes of the following description : one note for 8400, at twelve months ; one for $150, one for $100, and one for $100—all drawn, at 18 months, by J. Gideon, jr., as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, and endorsed by the trustees individually; the notes dated 20th May, 1829.
? cited in Early American technology: making and doing things from the colonial era to 1850, by Judith A. McGaw. UNC Press, 1994; pp 302-308
? cited in: THE GLOBE April 19, 1833 Washington, DC: $$ REWARD - RUNAWAY" - [NOTICE OF RUNAWAY APPRENTICE BOY OF WASHINGTON DC ARCHITECT JACOB SWIMLEY] - FRONT PAGE, COLUMN FOUR - Pierce Flynn, apprentice boy to the carpenter's business ran away on March 24th - about 19 - description follows - last seen in company of William J. Smith an apprentice as well - contact Jacob Swimley - Front Page - 2.5 Column Inches.
 lived in Green Twp Shelby OH in 1860. He was also guardian of Jacob’s children: “Nathan Gibbs gdn of Anna E Swimley, Emma Swimley, minor heirs of Jacob Swimley dec'd. Surities James Gibbs William C Kenton.” Champaign Co, Guardianship Vol. 1, pg. 436; 17 July 1852. Nathan and Humphrey were brothers, sons of Hugh Gibbs and Elizabeth Fitch.
BIO: Rebecca and Nathan’s son: “ALBION LINCOLN GIBBS, who is serving his third consecutive term as mayor of Longview, is one of Cowlitz county's best known citizens, having been actively and prominently identified with the land and timber interests of this section of the state for a number of years. Mr. Gibbs was born near St. Paris, Champaign county, Ohio, on the 26th of June, 1868, and is a son of Nathan F. and Rebecca E. (Swimley) Gibbs. His father was born at Urbana, Ohio, in 1821, and died about 1900. He was of Welsh and English ancestry, and the southern branch of the family, to which he belonged, settled in Virginia and North Carolina. They were connected with the Randolph family of Virginia and one Gibbs was a member of General Washington's staff. Rebecca E. Swimley was born in Washington, D. C., in February, 1829, and died about 1900. She was of German descent and her father, Jacob Swimley, was a noted architect, having designed several large public buildings in Washington.
Cowlitz County WA Archives Biographies.....Gibbs, Albion Lincoln June 26, 1868 / Author: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company; http://files.usgwarchives.org/wa/cowlitz/bios/gibbs24gbs.txthttp://files.usgwarchives.org/wa/cowlitz/bios/gibbs24gbs.txt
 m. 20 Mar 1862; had son Albion S. Ramsey. He was 8 days old when his mother died, and was raised by his Grandfather Ramsey’s family. Featured in: History of Miami County, Indiana: a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests, Volume 2. By Arthur Lawrence Bodurtha; Lewis Pub., 1914; p. 655.
Rev. Ramsey was b. 10 FEB 1833 /c. 13 APR 1833; Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Creagerstown, Frederick, Maryland; Parents Samuel Ramsey& Elizabeth Hahn. Rev. Ramsey then married Emma Swimley on 14 Apr. 1864. They are buried at Sante Fe Cemetery, Miami C. IN. They had children: Hannah b. 1866, Dora b 1869, Samuel b. 1871, Dudley, b. Jun 1873, Charles, b. May 1876, and Ora, b. Mar 1884 (& perhaps others…).