We have common ancestors...........I am from John's line also.
The first page of history sent to me from another Soward researcher reads "George SOWARD/SEAWARD/SEWARD...Born before 1650 in England..Died Circa 1683 in Dorchester County, MD..Occupation possibly a ships carpenter....emigrated to MD circa 1673; was granted or bought land parcels on the Choptank River ("Monsieurs Folly", "Sectar"...near head of Chicacomico, "Paden Arms"...on Taylor's Is in Purnells Cove, "Hardgrove" on Taylors Is.
Residence - 1645: bn England 1665: m1 ..England 1665: England, 2 children born 1673: Dorchester Co, MD, 2 children born 1683: Dorchester Co, MD (widowed) 1685: m2 ? 1710: d. ? He married Mary UNKNOWN, Born in England.Died after 1704
Children were Mary, Ann, William, and John, Sr
Thanks for answering.I have a great deal of documented information.