Re: Archibald Thomas & Swimley VA to OH
“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.