I am a descendant of John Swallum and Mary Deford. I only have a very little info on Joseph (Josef Swalm), or his wife, Christianna Lindy. I do have a bit more on the Deford/Hopwood side if you're interested. According to info I was given (not checked out), Joseph was born about 1755 in Niederjossa, Hessen, and served in the von Knyphausen Reg't. during the Revolutionary War. He was taken prisoner at Trenton on Christmas Day. Christianna, who was born about 1769 in Frederick County, VA, died and was buried in Bedford, Coshocton, OH. No record of Joseph having been in Bedford. Contact me if you're interested in the Defords. RLKING.