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...

Fallen Officer Memorial Dedication Service

In Memory of Sergeant James A. Taylor
October 10, 2012, 2:00 PM

Sergeant James A. Taylor was a well-known and very efficient police officer in the Town of Cape Charles who was shot and killed by Jerry Warren, a man he was attempting to arrest. Warren was wanted for a double shooting that took place on Thursday night, November 28, 1918.  Warren fled into a home on Jefferson Avenue.  On Friday morning, November 29, 1918, Sergeant Taylor entered the home where Warren was hiding to make the arrest.  Warren opened fire striking Sgt. Taylor in the arm, leg, and the fatal wound to his abdomen.  Sgt. Taylor left behind a wife and eight children. 

Sergeant Taylor gave his life to protect the citizens of Cape Charles and this would be even more tragic if he is forgotten.

Cape Charles Police Department, Virginia
End of Watch: Friday, November 29, 1918

A dedication service will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Central Park.  Please join the Town of Cape Charles, Sergeant Taylor’s relatives and law enforcement family for the dedication service.

Sweeny Family Mini Reunion 2012


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