these surnames show up in Pike County Illinois by 1850. Swan, VanMeter, Vertrees, Gerard, etc.
The link to the VanMeter, Vertrees family has been established. Does anyone know more on this Swan family. Burr Harrison Swan born Kentucky 1810 and on 1850 census of Pike County, Illinois. Burr Harrison was a Revolutionary War Hero of Virginia and he was probably named after him. Any help on the Swan family would be appreciated.