Descendants of William Sweeny of Chester, PA

Chester, PA, near Philadelphia, is no longer the best area to live, but used to be a thriving city where many of my ancestors originated from.

Descendants of Anthony Chamness

Chamness Family of Williamson County, Illinois

The Death of Sergeant James Alfred Taylor

Cape Charles, Virginia police sergeant dies from a gunshot would trying to capture a killer.

John Sweeny of Lewes, Sussex, Delaware

John Sweeny could be the father of William Sweeny of Chester, PA. John's will leaves William out, but does that mean he is not his father?

Free Pedigree Chart - 5 Generation

Free 5 Generation Pedigree Chart...

Samuel Roe (b. 1799-1800)




Samuel Roe is my 5th Great Grandfather. His daughter was Catharine "Kitty Ann" Roe who married William Sweeny. This branch of the Roe family had moved from Kingsessing, PA (just south of Philadelphia) to Darby where Samuel and his brother Uriah established a shoe manufacturing business. (this from an advertisement from a local paper). The Samuel Roe family including "Kitty" were active members in Darby's Mount Zion Methodist Church (from copies of church records). In fact Samuel was a minister there. He married Elizabeth Tribet (b. 1805).

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