I have obtained some of the material in this collection from the New Jersey Historical Society. In 1845, John Sanford Swaim and Lyndon Swaim (of Greensboro, North Carolina) corresponded with each other and shared what they believed to be their genealogy.
John S. Swaim had a few errors and misunderstandings in his letter regarding his Swaim ancestry.Over the years, these misunderstandings morphed into some family legends that created controversy and disagreement among various Swaim researchers.Lyndon Swaim and John S. Swaim concluded that they both descended from an Anthony Swaim, who was the immigrant ancestor of the Swaim lineage, who supposedly came to Staten Island, NY in 1700.
Using original documents contained in this John S. Swaim file from the New Jersey Historical Society, plus other original evidence contained in the Swaim - Tysen books, by Lloyd Swaim, Joe Mullane, and Marjorie Johnson, we were able to make corrections in the lineage connections.
If anyone is interested in the latest research findings and conclusions and the Swaim Surname Y DNA project, please feel free to contact me.