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Pioneer Families of Franklin Co., VA

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Swinfield Hill: Pioneer Families of Franklin Co VA

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Swinfield Hill:
NOTE: Baby Swinfield Hill, b Mar 19 1814, d Sep 20, 1815, 18mo buried next to Swinfield and Martha Hill. This could possibly be a grandson
NOTE FROM JUDY CARDWELL: The Swinfield who lives in Franklin Co VA is a different Swinfield than the Swinfield in NC. One shows on the 1820 Franklin Co VA census and one shows on the Burke Co NC 1820 census. There are 2 different Swinfields. Franklin Swin is older than the Swin in Burke Co NC. The Swin in Burke Co is supposedly the son of W Hill. And Wm Hill is the "maybe" son of Swinfield in Franklin Co VA.

SOURCE: Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of VA Land Patents and Grants, Edited by Dennis Ray Hudgins, Vol 7: 1762-1776, VA Genealogical Society, Richmond, 1999, p102
SWINFIELD HILL, 150a Halifax Co on both sides of Pig Riv, crossing the Grindstone br.; 22 Sep 1766, p1002. [pounds]2. Collection of land patents housed in the Archives of the Library of VA.

SOURCE: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/tith.htm
First List of Tithables of Pittsylvania Co, Yr 1767
"The History of Pittsylvania Co" by Maud Carter Clement
List of Land and Tithes Taken by Hugh Innes for Pittsylvania Co Anno. Dom. 1767:
Robert Hill, SWINFIELD HILL & Thos Hill
SWINFIELD HILL
NOTE FROM JUDY S. CARDWELL Judyscard@aol.com
The Pittsylvania 1767 Tax list should really be Halifax Co VA as during the tax paying months it was still Halifax Co VA. Pittsylvania Co was not formed until much later in the 1767 yr. Taxes are always paid in the spring and census records are completed in the summer and fall months.
The 2nd Swinfield on this list is shown as 0 tithe and 150a of land. This Swin has aged off the tax list, or become too old to pay a tax or is handicapped in some way is therefore tax exempt. This Swinfield is either the father of Robt or the brother of Robt. A man aged off of a tax list between the yrs of age 50-60, so that would place this Swin probably the brother of Robt. It may help to find the deed for the 150a of land which is probably in Halifax Co VA. Men who aged off the tax list still had to pay taxes on the land that they owned.
NOTE FROM JUDY S. CARDWELL
The tax lists do tell us that he [elder Swinfield] was b in 1751 OR BEF as the taxable age was age 16 in VA.
NOTE FROM BEV MERRITT
It is my understanding a tithable is anything tax can be collected on, personal, head tax or real estate. I think they are 5. Robt & 2 sons, and Swinfield and Thos as separate people. Unless, and this is pretty unlikely, the 2 sons lived at home and also owned property. They were taxed in the family unit and also taxed for their real estate or horses or whatever. Thos was in another district so it's pretty possible that the Thos's were 2 different people. I'd guess that Robt named his sons after his brothers. . .Even with Swinfield being a unique name there could have easily been more than one in the family. You just can't make a judgment from this information.
NOTE FROM JUDY S. CARDWELL
The list of voters and list of tax payers are two different lists. Only landowners of 25a or more with a house, or 50 acres of unimproved land, could vote, so any men who did not own land could not vote even is they were of age to vote. On the 1767 tax list, Swinfield who is listed with Robt did not own any land, he lived with his father. The elder Swinfield owned 150a, so he could vote. . .Both Swinfield's were probably in Pittsylvania Co aft the 1767 Tax Lists, so those tax lists need to be searched after 1767. A simple guess would be that the elder Swin d. Probably the Halifax and Pittsylvania Order Books around the time of 1767 may give more information on the elder Swin. . . Tax lists are invaluable to genealogists, since taxes were pd every yr. White males over age 16 were charged a poll tax every yr. This tax went to help the unfortunate and poor people in the county. Men who owned property had to pay on their property by acreage in addition to the poll tax. BUT ALL MEN paid a poll tax whether they owned property or not. A poll tax is described as a head tax or a tax on a man's head. If he was in a county and was age 16 or older, he pd a poll tax. Swin who does not pay a poll but pays on 150a is NOT Swin, son of Robt. Swin, son of Robt is listed with his father and his father pays his poll tax because Swin still lives at home. A man's name ONLY SHOWS ONCE on any given tax list, so there are 2 early Swinfields.
NOTE FROM BARBARA BLACKWELL LOCKER
NO SWIN was listed as a voter! Meaning Swin with 150a could not vote either.

SOURCE: Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of VA Land Patents and Grants, Edited by Dennis Ray Hudgins, Vol 7: 1762-1776, VA Genealogical Society, Richmond, 1999, p235
SURNFIELD [sic] HILL, 54a Pittsylvania Co on both sides of Pigg Riv; 16 Mar 1771, p435. 5 Shill

SOURCE: Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of VA Land Patents and Grants, Edited by Dennis Ray Hudgins, Vol 7: 1762-1776, VA Genealogical Society, Richmond, 1999, p263
SWINFIELD HILL, 250a Pittsylvania Co on the N side of Pigg Riv, adj. Robt Hill; 20 Jun 1772, p689. [pounds] 1.S5. Collection of land patents housed in the Archives of the Library of VA

MILITARY SERVICE:
SOURCE: VA Genealogist, XXIII, 225-6, Transcribed by Helen L. Cropley
At a meeting of the Committee of Pittsylvania Co on Wed 27 Sep 1775, SWINFIELD HILL was nominated ENSIGN for the militia.
SOURCE: Men of the Rev, published by the First Natl Bank of Bassett, Henry Co VA, in 1975, from information collected by Lela C. Adams; John H. Gwathney, Historical Register of Virginians in the Rev 1775-1783. Richmond: Dietz Press, 1938, p378; and VA Magazine of History and Biography, XVII, 192, Transcribed by Helen L. Cropley
SWINFIELD HILL, Capt, Henry Co Militia. Mar 1779 - Mar 1781
SOURCE: Barbara Blackwell Locker
In Mar 1781 SWINFIELD led a company of men under the Genl Order issued by Col Abram Penn. He took the Oath of Allegiance at "Aug Court of 1789" in Franklin Co and commanded a company in the Rev War. He was a Capt of the Militia in both Henry and Franklin Cos. He saw action at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.** SWINFIELD was made "Maj of second battalion" at Apr Court 1793, OB2, p245, Franklin Co VA. "VA Rev Publick Claims Vol 2" by Abercrombie, p418, lists SWINFIELD HILL of Henry Co in two entries.
**Update from Barbara Blackwell Locker: After visiting the NC battlefield of Guilford Courthouse, I found SWINFIELD HILL was not listed as participating in the battle!  I was told by the park ranger, some of the men arrived "aft the battle had begun" and therefore were "NOT listed in the records as being in the battle."  This may have been the case with Swinfield Hill.  So I consider it the choice of the researcher whether he is listed as being at the battle, since there is a difference between opinions of the day (in VA) and actual records at the battlefield.
SOURCE: History of Patrick & Henry Cos, VA, Pedigo & Pedigo, Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, Baltimore, 1990, p73
Names of Militiamen who marched to the assistance of Genl Greene at Guilford Court House: SWINFIELD HILL led a company.
SOURCE: Helen L. Cropley
In a biographical sketch of SWINFIELD HILL, Wingfield says that he supplied bacon to Capt John Donelson's Company on his march against the Indians in Jun 1778, and food for the Company on Donelson's return in Aug 1778. In Aug 1780 he purchased 4 barrels of corn at an auction of public grain sold at the Henry Co Courthouse. On Mar 29 1783, he was appointed to make a list of souls, tithes, and taxable property in his company of militia in Henry Co. The members of his company were listed "as of the date he was 'ordered from Henry Co to the assistance of Genl Greene at Hillsborough, NC." (Wingfield, Marshall, An Old VA Court: Franklin Co VA, 1786-1789. Rpt. Baltimore: Clearfield Publishing Co, Inc, 1966, p215, Transcribed by Helen L. Cropley) SWINFIELD Hill's company had been ordered out under a Genl Order to the VA Militia issued by Col Abram Penn Mar 1781. (VA Militia Records, p188)
SOURCE: Carol Bowman
Geo Ferguson (brother of John Ferguson Jr who married Mary Hill) served in SWINFIELD HILL's Company during the Rev War.

SOURCE: Library of VA/Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys--catalog card; Land Office Grants A, 1779-1780 (v1&2, p1-685) p168
Oct 20, 1779, John Doughter, grantee. 400a on the waters of Pigg Riv and adjoin.g SWINFIELD HILL'S land, Pittsylvania Co.

SOURCE: History of Patrick and Henry Cos, Virginia G. Pedigo and Lewis G. Pedigo
Henry Co Commonwealth's Grants or Patents copied from the land books in the Land Office in Richmond, VA. Collection of land patents housed in the Archives of the Library of VA.
Book A, p55, Thos and SWINFIELD HILL, Executors and Legatees of Robt Hill, dec'd, 20 Oct. 1779, 468a on Hatchett Run, Henry Co.
Book B, p1, Thos and SWINFIELD HILL, Executors and Legatees of Robt Hill, dec'd, 8 Nov 1779, 468a on the Meadow Branch, adjoin.g Hill's old Survey, etc, Henry Co.
Book B, p6, Thos and SWINFIELD HILL, Executors and Legatees of Robt Hill, dec'd, 10 Nov 1779, 378a on the Meadow Branch and McDowel's Branch, Henry Co.
Book B, p51, SWINFIELD HILL, 10 Nov 1779, 186a on Pigg Riv, adjoin.g Bates's land, Henry Co.
Book B, p69, Thos and SWINFIELD HILL, Executors and Legatees of Robt Hill, dec'd, 20 Nov 1779, 371a on the S side of Pigg Riv adjoin.g John Furgason, Henry Co.
Book B, p70, Thos and SWINFIELD HILL, Executors and Legatees of Robt Hill, dec'd, 22 Nov 1779, 266a on the S side of Pigg Riv, adjoin.g SWINFIELD HILL'S, Henry Co.
Book E, p632, Thos and SWINFIELD HILL, Executors and Legatees of Robt Hill, dec'd, 1 Sep 1780, 159a on both sides of Blackwater Riv, adjoin.g John Stephenson.

SOURCE: Library of VA/Land Office Patents & Grants & Surveys--catalog card; Land Office Patents E, 1775-1776, 1780-1781 (v2, p463-930), p632
Sep 1, 1780, Thos and SWINFIELD HILL, Executors and Legatees of Robt Hill, dec'd, 159a on both sides of Blackwater Riv adjoin.g John Stephenson, Henry Co.

SOURCE: Library of VA/Land Office Patents & Grants & Surveys--catalog card; Land Office Patents D, 1780-1781 (v1&2, p1-930), p370
Feb 1, 1781, Thos and SWINFIELD HILL, Executors and Legatees of Robt Hill, dec'd, 130a on the N branches of Pigg Riv and on the S side of a Mountain called the Grassey Hill, Halifax Co.

SOURCE: The 1782 Henry Co, VA, Personal Property Tax List/newriver web site
SWINFIELD HILL, 1 Tithe, 0 Negroes, 11 Horses, 15 Cattle

SOURCE: Library of VA/Land Office Patents & Grants & Surveys--catalog card; Land Office Patents P, 1784-1785, p91
Jul 10, 1784, Thos and SWINFIELD HILL, Heirs of Robt Hill, dec'd, 391a on the branches of Blackwater Riv and adjoin.g Thomsons line, Henry Co.

SOURCE: VA Genealogist, XXIV, 192, Transcribed by Helen L. Cropley
1785, SWINFIELD signed the petition of Henry Co residents for the formation of a new county, Franklin.

SOURCE: Standifer Web Site: Henry Co Wills, p118-119: Joseph Jones.
Inventory. 30 Aug 1785. Appraised by Swinfield Hill, Luke Stadefer, Wm Menefee and Stephen Smith. Total valuation is £ 4.13.0. Returned 27 Oct 1785.

SOURCE: Alphabetical Index to the COBs of Pittsylvania Co VA, 1767-1800, Vol II, Compiled and published by Genealogical Services (Alexandria Library-Genealogy Room)
Date of Final Decree: Plaintiff: Defendant
Feb 20, 1786: Swinfield Hill: James Roberts [rrd: Jas Roberts also sued by Robt]

SOURCE: Barbara Blackwell Locker
SWINFIELD was a member of the first Court on Mar 6, 1786, to set tavern rates.

SOURCE: Standifer Web Site: Henry Co Wills, Will Book I (1779-1799), p129-30:
Jul 28, 1786: Joseph Jones. Estate account. Payments made to John Rentfro, Thos Brandon, Nicholas Alley, Peter Saunders, Danl Spangler, John Graham, Swinfield Hill, Wm Standefer (as admr. ) and ___Prunty.
Receipts from John Bates, Jerremiah Bohannon, John Tuson, John Huff, Wm McCay, Alexander Southerland, Ebenezer Pyat, Jesse Rentfro, Peter Saunders.
Aprroved 28 Jul 1786 by Geo Waller, Jno Salmon. Returned 18 Jul 1786.

SOURCE: Wingfield, Marshall, An Old VA Court: Franklin Co VA 1786-1789. Rpt. Baltimore: Clearfield Publishing Co, Inc, 1966, p7, 136, 65, Transcribed by Helen L. Cropley
SWINFIELD HILL was a member of the first Franklin Co court on its organization in 1786 and was made one of the original justices of the Franklin Co Court. His name occurs regularly in the records of the court between 1786 and 1789 since he was in attendance at most of the meetings. He is regularly identified as a gentleman. In addition, he was also appointed coroner for the county in Jul 1788 and was appointed to receive tax money and settle it with the Deputy States Attorney for Franklin Co for the Commonwealth of VA, the county, and the parish. He was regularly given positions of responsibility and may have acted as the county attorney.

SOURCE: DB I, p116-118, posted on the Aday Family History & Genealogy Repository
Nov 20 1786: Walter Aday from Richard Ballard Jr (both Franklin Co) 107a both sides of Gills Creek Wit: T. Arthur, Richard Ballard, John Ferguson Sr, Thos Prunty, SWINFIELD HILL

SOURCE: http://www.ls.net/~newriver/va/fran1786.htm
1786 Franklin Co, VA, personal property tax list
SWINFIELD HILL
No. Tithes 2
Whites over 21 1
Whites 16-21 0
Slaves over 16 1
Slaves under 16 0
Horses 6
Cattle 17

SOURCE: 1787 Franklin Co Personal Property Tax List B
Swinfield Hill: self
0 white males over 16 under 21
0 blacks over 16
0 blacks under 16
7 horses
22 cattle

SOURCE: Franklin Co DB I, p355, Transcribed by Helen L. Cropley
Jul 2, 1787: Violet Hill, SWINFIELD HILL and his wife, MARTHA, Thos and Aley Hill, David Barton and Hannah, Thos Jones Jr, and Anna, Walter Bernard and Ruth, and Barlet and Mary Wade of Henry Co, legatees of Robt Hill deceased, conveyed to James Callaway of Campbell Co 12 1/2a by survey in Henry Co near the Washington Iron Works for 130 pounds.

SOURCE: Franklin Co 1788 Personal Tax List B, p12: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~ysbinns/vataxlists/index.htm
Jun 2, 1788: Swinfield Hill

SOURCE: Ancestry.com: Marriage Bonds of Franklin Co VA 1786-1858, p152
Jul 6, 1789: SWINFIELD HILL sur. for Nathan Mason and Hannah Aden

SOURCE: Jane Williams
1790 Census, Halifax Co: It took 3 yrs to complete the gathering of material for
that census. It was the 1st Federal census so it definitely covered more territory than the state censuses taken earlier. I have a copy of Mary Bondurant Warren's book HALIFAX CO VA COLONIAL POLL AND TITHABLES LIST. Publisher: Heritage Papers, Danielsville, GA 300633-9676 In the front of the book are 2 pgs about the poll and tithables lists. "Found in Halifax Co VA DB3, in its final pgs were lists of voters for the 1760s elections. Where there was no tithables lists, or censuses, such an extensive "poll" list provides the names of men able and willing to vote. Not every adult white male could vote; they had to be a freeholder, owning land or a significant personal estate to be enfranchised. Swinfield Hill is not in the index. 1764, 1765, 1768, 1769 are the yrs covered, and then the Colonial tithables and Tax Lists for Halifax transcribed from photocopies at the VA State Lib. (now Lib. of Va.) Accession #21481 are also included.

SOURCE: Alphabetical Index to the COB of Pittsylvania Co VA, 1767-1800, Vol II, Compiled and published by Genealogical Services (Alexandria Library-Genealogy Room)
Date of Final Decree: Plaintiff: Defendant
Nov 17, 1800: Smithfield [sic] Hill: Parker Gee

SOURCE: Franklin Co DB II, p241, Transcribed by Helen L. Cropley
Jun 6, 1791: SWINFIELD and PATTY HILL conveyed to Thos Hill 130a by survey dated May 7, 1753 in the Co of Halifax now Franklin on the N branches of Pigg Riv and the S side of the Grassy Hill for 50 pounds.

SOURCE: Barbara Blackwell Locker
1792 SWINFIELD served as Representative in VA House of Delegates, Franklin Co VA, History by Wingfield, p214.

SOURCE: Wingfield, Marshall, An Old VA Court: Franklin Co VA 1786-1789. Rpt. Baltimore: Clearfield Publishing Co, Inc, 1966, p212-213, Transcribed by Helen L. Cropley
Nov 10, 1792: In an act of the Genl Assembly of VA, SWINFIELD HILL was named one of several trustees for 2 towns proposed for Franklin Co. The first was the town of Wisenburgh laid out on 40a of land belonging to Moses Grier. The second was the town of Germantown laid out on 32a belonging to Danl Layman and Stephen Peters. SWINFIELD HILL was the only trustee named for both towns.

SOURCE: Barbara Blackwell Locker
1794-95 SWINFIELD served as Representative in VA House of Delegates, Franklin Co VA, History by Wingfield, p214.

SOURCE: Library of VA/Land Office Patents & Grants & Surveys--catalog card; Land Office Grants No. 33, 1795-1796, p133
Aug 14, 1795, SWINFIELD HILL, Walter Bernard, and Saml Taylor, Grantees; 965a on Blackwater Riv adjoining land of Stephenson, Pierce, etc, Franklin Co.

SOURCE: Barbara Blackwell Locker
1796 SWINFIELD named, among others, by the legislature to deepen and clear a channel of the Pigg Riv to Washington Iron Works.

SOURCE: Library of VA/Land Office Patents & Grants & Surveys--catalog card; Land Office Grants No. 34, 1796, p545
Jul 27, 1796, SWINFIELD HILL, Walter Bernard, and Saml Taylor, Grantees; 376a on the Mine Branch of Pigg Riv, Franklin Co.

SOURCE: Library of VA/Land Office Patents & Grants & Surveys--catalog card; Land Office Grants No. 34, 1796, p543
Oct 27, 1796, SWINFIELD HILL, Walter Bernard, and Saml Taylor, Grantees; 171a on the N side of Blackwater Riv in Franklin Co.

SOURCE: Wingfield, History, p214-218, Transcribed by Helen L. Cropley
1798-1799: SWINFIELD HILL was Sheriff of Franklin Co

SOURCE: Franklin Co DB III, p549, 704, 693; Book IV, p271, Transcribed by Helen L. Cropley
Feb 6 1798: Robt Skerbery of Franklin Co conveyed to SWINFIELD HILL, Walter Bernard, and Wm Armstrong of Franklin Co 100a of land on the waters of Story Creek for 38 pounds.
Mar 30, 1799: Wm Campbell of Franklin Co conveyed to SWINFIELD HILL, Wm Armstrong, and Walter Bernard 114 1/2a on the branches of Story Creek.
Apr 1, 1799: HILL, Bernard and Armstrong conveyed to Wm Campbell 161a of land on the branches of Story Creek.
Nov 2, 1799: SWINFIELD HILL, Walter Bernard and Wm Armstrong conveyed 106a of land on Blackwater Riv to John Thurmond.

SOURCE: Franklin Co Tax List, VA Genealogist, XXII, 172, Transcribed by Helen L. Cropley
1800: SWINFIELD HILL was taxed for 2 tithables (himself and a son over 16), 2 horses, and 4 slaves over 16.

SOURCE: Library of VA/Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys--catalog card. Land Office Grants No. 45, 1799-1800, p252
Mar 29, 1800, SWINFIELD HILL, Walter Bernard, and Saml Taylor, Grantees; 65a on the branches of Blackwater and the Maple Swamp, Franklin Co.

SOURCE: Library of VA/Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys--catalog card. Land Office Grants No. 43, 1799-1800, p567
Mar 31, 1800, SWINFIELD HILL, Walter Bernard, and Saml Taylor, Grantees; 96a, Franklin Co.

SOURCE: Ruth Fentress
Sep 17, 1800, Superior Ct, Franklin Co (Superior Court OB3, p206, Isaac Hill by Swinfield Hill his next friend appears as plaintiff in suit agst Saml Dillion in Trepass Assault & Battery) (My understanding is that "next friend" didn't literally mean "friend," but meant representing him in a court case or suit. However, I really do not know. If Swinfield was a lawyer or officer of the court, that might explain the term used here.)

SOURCE: 1810 Census, Franklin Co, Transcribed by Helen L. Cropley
SWINFIELD HILL 1 M over 45
Wife 1 F over 45
Son 1 M 26-45
Son 1 M 16-26
Daughter 1 F 16-26

SOURCE: Library of VA/Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys--catalog card. Land Office Grants No. 64, 1813-1815, p331
Dec 20, 1814, SWINFIELD HILL, Thos Fowler, Skelton, and Taylor, Grantees, 123a, Franklin Co.

SOURCE: 1820 Census, Franklin Co, p15, Transcribed by Helen L. Cropley
SWINFIELD HILL 1 M over 45 engaged in manufacturing
3 slaves
No one else living in his household

SOURCE: 1830 Census, Franklin Co, p68, Transcribed by Helen L. Cropley
JOHN SWINKFIELD HILL, aged 50-60 yrs, is the only HILL listed in the county. He may have been a son of SWINFIELD HILL.
NOTE FROM JUDY S. CARDWELL Judyscard@aol.com
The 1830 Franklin Co VA census record that you show with the name John Swinkfield Hill was not transcribed correctly. That should read "John Hill (Swinkfields)". There are other Hills on this census record John Hill Sr and Jr on p65, James p66, Miriam p67 and Wm p69. The note by this one John Hill indicates, to me, that this John Hill belongs to Swinfield.

SOURCE: Barbara Blackwell Locker
Inventory of SWINFIELD HILL, 1835
Franklin Co VA Will Book 3 p437-438
An Inventory and appraisement of the Slaves and personal Estate of Swinfield Hill Dec'd taken by us this 13th day of Dec 1835
10 pounds of powder 4.20
1 Tin trunk .50
1 Trunk 1.00
1 Bed & --- furniture 15.00
1 Pair of Stillards 1.50
1 Desk and Book case 3.00
2 Historys of the Bible .50
1 Kettle- large pot oven & Skillet 5.00
1 Negro woman Sarah & Child 425.00
1 Ditto Girl named Juresih 300.00
1 Ditto named Sean 250.00
1 Ditto named Edmund 190.00
1 Bay horse 15.00
1 Shot Gun 3.00
1 Saddle & Bridle .87 1/2
1 Table 1.00
1 Store Iare and Bed Stead .62
$1216.20
Given under our hands this 13 day of Dec 18-5
David Young
John Capell
Robert Jones
Moses Greer Jr
At a Court held for Franklin Co Jun 7, 1831
This Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Swinfield Hill Dec'd
was returned and ordered to be recorded
Teste Caleb Tate CFC
Note by Barbara Blackwell Locker: some data difficult to decipher
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Franklin Co VA Will Book 7 p39, 40, 41
(p39)
Dr The Estate of Swinfield Hill Dec'd In account current with Moses Greer dec'd late Administrator of the said Swinfield Hill Dec'd
1826 Decem 13 To Paid Hannah Webb pr acct no 1 2.39
A @ A @ Paid Clerk's Tickets no 2 & 3 2.14
A @ A @ Paid Sheriff pr Recpt no 4 1.30
1847 May A @ Paid Thos Fowler pr Recpt no 5 296.00
1828 Jun 12 A @ Paid Saml Saunders I ----Recpt no 6 274.05
(p40)
1831 A Paid Clerks Ticket no 7 4.37
1832 May 22 A Paid Bradley Wades note pr rec no 8 60.00
A @ A @ Paid Do Do A pr rec no 9 107.00
1827 Jun 21 A Paid W. T. Greer pr recpt no 10 14.65
1825 A Paid Clerks Tickets no 11 2.00
1836 A Paid Clerks Tickets for 1833-4, 5 & 6 no12 8.36
1836 May 9 A Pd R. M. Taliaferro pr recpt no 13 13.25
1840 Mar 3 A Pd Robt Jones--pr rect no 14 48.23
1839 Dec A Paid Clerks Ticket no 15 1.00
1833 A Paid for Coffin 2.00
1836 Oct 15 A Paid WILSON HILL pr recpt no 16 50.00
A @ A @ Paid Robt I Webb for David Young
admitted by Ro. I Webb 450.00
A @ A Paid Robt I Webb part his interest
admitted by him 250.00
1848 Dec A Paid Clerks Tickets for continuance
of Hills admr ag Cunningham from
1839 to 1848 09 years $1 pr year 9.00
1849 Feb 23rd A Co - -ipions ou $2137.13 cents @.3 pr cent 106.85
1827 Feb 6 A Pd JOHN HILL his part of Legacy pr no 16 21.50
1849 Feb 23rd A Clerks Tickets for the year 1849 for the
order to settle this acct and recording the same .72
A @ A and allowed Comm--ioner for settling
this acct 1.00
A @ A and due Estate as pr contra 11.32
$2137.13

1826 CR
Dec 13th By amount of sale of Estate 52.13
1827 Apr 14 A amount of Negro woman & child sold for 440.00
1835 A Hire of Edmund (negro boy) 20.00
1836 A DoDo 25.00
A @ Iuriah & two children sold 1000.00
A @ sale of Edmund (negro boy) 600.00
$2137.13
In obedience to an order of the Co Court of Franklin made on the 5th day of Feb 1849 I have this day proceeded to state and settle the account current of Moses Greer Dec late administrator of SWINFIELD HILL, and I find upon said settlement a balance due the estate from said administrator of $411.32 cents as will be seen pr annexed account all of which is respectfully submitted
Given under my hand this 23rd day of Feb 1849
- - - A. Scott Como
At a Court held for Franklin Co the 5th day of Mar 1849
This account current of Moses Greer administrator, of Swinfield Hill Dec'd was returned and continued, for exceptions. And at a court held for said Co the the 3rd day of Apr 1849. This said Account was again
(p41)
exhibited into Court and ordered to be recorded
Teste
M. G. Ca----- (?) cfc
(Submitter Note: hard to read, may contain errors of transcription)
Submitter: Barbara Blackwell Locker

RESEARCH NOTES:
SOURCE: Jsquilter via Judy S. Cardwell
An old VA Court by Marshall Wingfield, p215: Swinfield Hill was appointed capt of the militia of Henry Co in 1779. On Mar 29, 1783, Swinfield Hill was appointed to take a list of souls, tythes, and taxable property in his own company of militia. The members of Capt Hill's company are listed as of the date he was "ordered from Henry Co to the assistance of Genl Greene" at HILLSBORO (NC) ( goes on to list the officers).
Counties were divided into militia districts during the Amer Rev, so the county could keep up with those men of age to help in the Rev. Swinfield was appointed Capt of his mititia district to take a list of these men who pd a poll tax or tithable; in other words, he was the tax collector of that militia district. After the Rev came townships as we have them today.
He apparently did this until he was called to war and was sent to Hillsboro in 1783 to help Genl Greene. This is not saying he moved to Hillsboro (Orange Co NC) only that he helped Genl Greene in the war efforts as did many other men.
We have been discussing 3 Swinfield Hills:
Swinfield b 1751 OR BEF, possibly a brother to Robt, name on the 1767 tax list
Swinfield b c.1743 who married Martha, and is a son of Robt
Swinfield b c.1774 who moved to Burke Co NC from Franklin Co NC along with a Wm Hill and lived thereafter in Burke Co NC until his move to Carter Co TN in 1840.
The Swinfield b c.1743 is probably the one who is of age to participate in the Rev.
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