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Catherine (Swearingen) Prater (abt. 1683 - abt. 1737)

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Catherine Prater formerly Swearingen
Born about in Calvert, Mdmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in
Died about [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 27 Apr 2014
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From Gary at "I did not do the research on Catherine Swearingen, I got my info. from the LDS (Mormon Church) years ago. I have run into this question before and was told that Catherine was a "descendant" of Garritt, which means she was not a daughter but descended from him."


Catherine Swearingen was born circa 1683 at of, Calvert, Md. She married John Prater, son of Jonathan Prather ( Prater I and Lyle Jane MacKay, in 1703 at Maryland. Catherine Swearingen died circa 1737 at Prince George, Md. She was sealed as a spouse of John Prater on 7 January 1999.[1]

A circular reference for this person has been found that would indicate she might be the daughter of Thomas and Jane Doyne. However, the source points to Prather genealogy, which is suspect[2]


  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index. This citation gives her as the wife of John Prather, but, does not address who her parents were.
  2. Swearingen/Vansweringen and Related Families by Karel L. Whyte


Removed Parents of Catherine Swearingen June 15, 2015. No verifiable source. Father: Gerret (Van Swearingen) van Sweringen (Sweringen-14)

Mother: Mary (Smith) Van Swearingen (Smith-24731)

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