Jane Hiettb. 26 Jan 1811 / d. 18 May 1895 MiddlewayJefferson Co., WV – Age 84/ buried at Morgan Chapel Graveyard, Bunker Hill, Berkeley Co. WV.Father:John Hiettb. 31 Jan 1767in Frederick County, Virginia/ Mother:Mary Lockeb. 23 Oct 1773 in Berkeley County, Virginia
?Married:May 18, 1836 :
Martin Miller Swimley
Birth:7 Aug 1812Bunker Hill, Berkeley County [W]Va
Death:2 Sep 1890 / MiddlewayJefferson Co., WV - Age 79/ buried;Morgan Chapel Graveyard, Bunker Hill, Berkeley Co.
/William Hiatt, Jr. b: ABT 1739 d: 16 FEB 1826
/John Hiett b: 31 JAN 1767 d: 25 JAN 1824
|Sarah Unknown b: ABT 1740
Jane Hiett b: 26 JAN 1811 d: 18 MAY 1895
|/John Locke b: ABT 1726 d: 7 FEB 1795
|/George Sr. Locke b: 25 APR 1747 d: 28 SEP 1823
Mary Locke b: 23 OCT 1773 d: 14 JUN 1847
|/John Hiatt b: 1674 d: 1764
|/John Hiatt, Jr. b: ABT 1696 d:
|| Margaret Unknown
Sarah Hiatt b: 9 OCT 1753 d: 7 JUL 1829
Margaret Stevens b:ABT 1725 d:AFT 1810
Martin & Jane's Children:
1. John H.b.24 Jan 1839 / d. 4 Oct 1840- infant
2. Harrison Hiettb.24 May 1841/m. Laura Virginia Cunningham 27 Feb 1872
3. Samuel Jeffersonb.11 Dec 1843 / d. 12 Jun 1926 / m. LucyG. Huyett 3 Mar 1875
4. Jacob Lewisb.21 Mar 1846 / d. 23 Feb 1913 / m. Mary Davenport Payne, 22 Feb 1872
5. Sarah Janeb.13 Apr 1848 / d. 5 JAN 1850 - infant
6. Mary Catherine Virginiab.22 Dec 1850 / d. 7 Apr 1877 / m. Otho J. Hardesty 2 Sep 1873
7. Martin Miller, Jr.b.9 Sep 1854 / d.6 Jan 1931 / m. Martha “Mattie” Brooke Carter on20 Jun 1885.
8. George William (M.D.)b.5 Jun 1837 / d. 1 Feb 1926 / m. Sarah (Sally) Hinton4 Dec 1879
Note:“MARTIN SWIMLEY – was born in Berkeley county, West Virginia, August 7, 1812.His parents both died in that county; his father, Jacob Swimley, on the 16th of January, 1824, and his mother Catherine (Snider) Swimley, on the 2d of December 1859.They were of German descent.Jane Hiett became the wife of Martin Swimley, May 18 1836, in Jefferson county, West Virginia.She was born in this county, January 26, 1811, and is of English descent.Her parents, John and Mary (Locke) Hiett, have been dead thirty-five years......Mr. Swimley settled on a farm in Middleway district March 28, 1848, and has a place in prosperous condition.His address is Middleway, Jefferson County, West Virginia."[*Source:Biographical Sketch in H. H. Hardesty’s Historical Hand Atlas – Jefferson Co., Chicago, IL 1883, p. 20.]
HOMESTEAD:1373 Box Factory (old Swimley Road)Road.After Martin’s death, farm bought (or inherited) by Hardesty Family [His grandchildren by daughter, Mary, were Hardesty’s].In the 1940’s bought by Smith Family; “Smith’s Dairy Farm.”This property is very close to the Opequon Creek bordering Brucetown in Frederick County and Berkeley County West Virginia near his Father, JACOB SWIMLEY's original land.To the North is the Middleway District.To the South is Clarke County where Swimley Station on the B & O railroad can be found, as well as Swimley Road.The Swimley School is located on the Martin Swimley property, right off of Box Factory Road.
"Plats of the partition of the lands of Martin Swimley, deceased, containing 473 acres, more or less, and adjoining Dutterer, Ms. Mary Hout, the Valley Branch, the B & O Railroad, Carter, Frank Swartz, O.B. Hillard’s Blacksmith Shop, Peter Bower’s heirs, Mrs. H.C. Hammond, Dr. A.P. Thomson, Edward A. Colston, Solomon Gruber, and
A.H. Tanquary." LAND RECORDS (Jefferson County WV)
Swimley Station was built on farmland owned by theMartin Miller Swimley family."Swimley Station" sits on the tracks that ran the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad It was an unincorporated community in northern Clarke County, Virginia.Swimley lies near the border
with Jefferson County, West Virginia on Swimley Road (Virginia Secondary Route 672 - off of Crums Church Road.
A store and post office was run there - thriving during the times of the railroad: "Grain and fertilizers" were "handled and general merchandise" was "carried on." Martin's sons Samuel J. Swimley and Martin Swimley, Jr. and grandsons were proprietors of Swimley Station:
S. J. Swimley and Wife
To:B & O Railroad Company Deed
"This deed made this 18th day of November 1901 between
S. J. Swimley and Lucy E. Swimley his wife, the first party and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, the second party, witnesseth that in consideration of $611 dollars in saidS. J. Swimley and Lucy E. Swimley do hereby grant and coming with covenants of general warranty with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, its successors and assignees, all that parcel of land situated in Clarke County Virginia....."
Martin SWIMLEY's Father:
? Birth: 11 Sept. 1770 Lancaster PA
? Death: 16 February 1824 in Berkeley County Virginia / buried at Morgan Chapel Graveyard, Bunker Hill, Berkeley Co. WV
2nd mariage & Martin's Mother:
2) Catherine Snyder (might be a widowed last name), b. 1770 / ? Married 23 Jun 1804 / d. 2 Dec 1859 Berkeley County WV / buried at Morgan Chapel Graveyard, Bunker Hill, Berkeley Co. WV with Jacob; Tombstone: “79 yr. wife of Jacob.”
“Jacob Schwemly came from Germany to Pennsylvania about the year 1760.” He “married and died soon after, leaving a son, Joahn Jacob, whose birth is recorded in the family Bible in 1770.”
Note the following record:
Jacob Schwemly (Schwemley, Schwemle, Schwemla).
From the Abstract of Wills Lancaster County PA.
September 11, 1772 October 10, 1772
Wife. Dorothea Schwemly. Child: Jacob.
Bro.-in- law: Michael Bower.
Ex. Dorothea Schwemly. Twp. Manheim
Jacob's Mother Anna Dorothea married George Boltz about 1773 and moved to Berkeley/Jefferson County abt. 1777. They lived in the Middleway District.
Jacob Swimley Homestead
According to records,Jacob lived on land just west ofthe Opequon Creek and on one of the southern tributaries of Mill Creek. “Land Books – 1802 – show Jacob Swimley with 142 acres.Land Books – 1813 – still showJacob Swimley with 142 acres …Interestingly,thislandseems to have been in the possession of his first Father-in-law, David Lewis.He had bought land from Lord Fairfax in 1759 “along the south side of Mill Creek just where it joins the Opequon.Later he bought 400 acres from the same situated on both sides of Mill Creek."
According to BERKELEY Co. Deed Book #46, p. 1; 2 DEC 1841:
“land lying on the drains of the Opequon, adjoining John Haslet and Merchant heirs, one tract of 142 acres conveyed to Jacob Swimley by Robert Chenoweth and wife on the 26 of August 1796, the other tract of 54-1/8 acres conveyed by Levi Henshaw, to said Swimley by deed dated 19th of October 1816 and recorded in the Clerk's Office of the County Court of Berkeley...”
It is important also to note that Jacob’s Mother and step family the Boltz’s/Pulses’ lived just East within the Middleway District of Jefferson County.Jacob’s property is situated in Berkeley County, but borders Jefferson County and lies just North of Frederick County and Northeast of Clarke County (all areas to which his children were to migrate and develop their own homesteads).