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Richard Johnson Swearingen

Full Name: Richard Johnson Swearingen
Birth date: June 5, 1808
Death date: January 20, 1861

Terms of Service

  • House, 5th Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, R.J. Swearingen, age 45 (born circa 1808), native state South Carolina, emigrated from Mississippi in 1848, physician, postoffice Chappell Hill, Washington County. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • Richard J. Swearingen (1808-1861), burial in Masonic Cemetery, Chappell Hill, Washington County. Find a Grave .
  • SWEARINGEN, RICHARD JOHNSON (1808-1861). "Richard Johnson Swearingen, physician, farmer, and state legislator, was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina, in 1808, according to his headstone. (Many genealogy sources give the birthdate as June 5.)" Death date 1/20/1861. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • R.J. Swearingen's account of trip to Nicaragua, "Description of Central America: By a Texan," State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 5/17/1856, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Death notice, Dr. R.J. Swearingen, The Weekly Telegraph (Houston, Texas), 1/29/1861, p. 2, col. 8, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Death date 1/20/1861 at Chappell Hill. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Richard J. Swearingen, partner in the Warren Town (Development) Co. in 1850, planter and "former Texas state representative," discussion of Swearingen's trip to Nicaragua in 1856, pp. 5-6, 9, 16, 60-61, 174. The Confederates of Chappell Hill, Texas: Prosperity, Civil War and Decline 2005.

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