Benjamin Swayze

Benjamin Swayze (1782 - 1850)

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Sgt. Benjamin Swayze
Born in Hope, Sussex County, New Jersey, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1806 in Beaver Dams, Thorold, Niagara, Upper Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kintore, Zorra, Oxford, Canada Westmap
Profile last modified 10 Jun 2019 | Created 14 Mar 2011
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Marriage: 1806 Beaver Dams, Thorold, Niagara, Ontario, Canada. Benjamin Swayzie 1782–1858 and Mary Pickard 1784–1871


  1. Lydia Swayzie, b. 3 Aug 1807, Beaverdams, Ontario, Canada
  2. Israel Swayzie, b. 5 Nov 1809, Kintore, Ontario, Canada d. 15 Jun 1855, Township of Houghton, Ontario (Age 45 years)
  3. John Swayzie, b. 7 Nov 1810, Kintore, Ontario, Canada d. 15 Mar 1889, Ontario, Canada (Age 78 years)
  4. Joel Swayzie, b. 11 Apr 1812, Ontario, Canada d. 11 Apr 1812, Ontario, Canada (Age 0 years)
  5. Caroline Swayzie, b. 23 Jan 1813, Kintore, Ontario, Canada d. 1 Apr 1814, Kintore, Ontario, Canada (Age 1 years)
  6. William Swayzie, b. 11 May 1815, Kintore, Ontario, Canada d. Ontario, Canada
  7. James B Swayzie, b. 13 Jan 1817, Oxford County, Ontario Canada d. 7 Jul 1845, Ontario, Canada (Age 28 years)
  8. Mariam Swayzie, b. 10 Oct 1819, Oxford County, Ontario Canada d. Ontario, Canada
  9. Magaret Catherine Swayzie, b. 16 Apr 1821, Beaverdams, Ontario, Canada d. Ontario, Canada
  10. Benjamin Swayzie, b. 23 Dec 1822, E. Nissouri, Oxford, Ontario, Canada d. 25 Sep 1910, Kintore, Oxford, Ontario, Canada (Age 87 years)
  11. Herman Swayzie, b. 30 Nov 1824, Beaverdams, Ontario, Canada d. 26 Aug 1876, Ontario, Canada (Age 51 years)
  12. Elias Coleman Swayzie, b. 11 Nov 1831, Kintore, Ontario, Canada d. Ontario, Canada
    Sgt. Benjamin Swayze served in the War of 1812
    Service started:
    Unit(s): Niagara Provincial Light Dragoons, Canada
    Service ended:

During the War of 1812, Benjamin served as a sergeant in Captain William Merritt's Troop of Provincial Light Dragoons. On the Nominal Return document dated 1847-08-17, his place of residence in 1836 was given as "Bayham" and he is said "to have been taken by the Enemy."[1]


  1. Library and Archives Canada, War of 1812, Nominal Return, Lukin Homfray Irving Fonds, MG24 G2, 15799, Mikan Number 99717
  • "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 27 April 2019), Mary Pichard in entry for Benjamin Swayzie, 25 Sep 1910; citing East Nissouri, Oxford, Ontario, yr 1910 cn 23524, Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,628.

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