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Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: August 27, 2017
Caption: Sarah Swearingen Blackford
& her two daughters Benoni and Eliza
Additional Description: “In 1798, John Blackford married Sarah Swearingen, a direct descendant of ferry owner Thomas Van Swearingen. Sarah died in 1805, leaving Blackford with two children under the age of nine.” John Blackford married Elizabeth Knode in 1812. They were Henry Kyd Douglas' great-grandparents.Close-up of NPS signage at Ferry Hill
Submitted: August 28, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p396359
File Size: 1.570 Megabytes
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