The Swann Family of West Virginia, Ohio & Kentucky
What to Bring?
1. A covered dish entree' and a desert. You can't go wrong with food around Swann's so bring your best dish or dishes...... Drinks for your family only.
2. Family PICTURES you would like to include in our digital collection. I will scan all pictures and RETURN them immediately.
3. Please bring your SWANN family tree with dates, names of important life events.
About are family
In the late 1700's, after the American Revolution, two brothers and their families moved to Cabell (Montgomery) County, Virginia from Charles County, Maryland via Amhearst County, Virginia. Leven Covington Swann a blacksmith and Thomas Reason (Rezin) Swann a farmer and Baptist Minister moved the area known as "Ousley Gap" near what is now the Mason and Cabell county line. They were accompanied by their parents "B & I Swann" who many family historians believe to be Benjamin and Isabelle Swann from the Eagleton Plantation in Charles County, MD.
Although Leven and Thomas Swann started two branches of the Swann Family in Cabell County, VA as it was known then, their ancestors had been in America for over 100 years. In fact, William Swann of Jamestown, Virginia was a successful early settler in the "new world." His son's Thomas and Edwin Swann went on to become very successful planters. In fact, in very recent history, one of the most successful plantations in the new world, the Swann Plantation, was sold for development. On this plantation you will find the grave of Thomas Swann one of the first of many successful Swann's. The Swann's served in the first representative government in the new world, the House of Burgesses, Governor of Maryland, the U.S. House of Representative and continue their public service to this day.
The purpose of this website is to preserve the history of our family for many generations to come as well as provide a virtual meeting place for Swann family members from around world.