The following summarizes some of the reference materials used for this work. Specific references are described in more detail via footnotes (endnotes) in Appendix B, Source References. So Appendix A is a high level summarization of the sources listed in Appendix B.
This summary is focused on the Swaim family research. Similar materials were used for research on the other lines included in this book as well.
[Note: this list needs to be updated based on numerous additions to Appendix B, Source References].
Family and Bible Records
Swaim Family Record compiled by Olly Marie Robinson Swaim in the 1960’s. (My mother has several times said that she transcribed this from a family bible back in the 1960’s in the possession of Belle Hawkins Champion Swaim (my father’s mother).
John Swaim (b 1748) bible record (transcribed and included in Swaim-Tysen Family book, p. 327)
Swaim Family Genealogy by W. F. Crum (family information written down 3/13/1891 by W. F. Crum). This is family information passed down and was written by W. F. Crum on March 13, 1891 for cousin Charles Swaim. It appears to be derived from family bible sources and lists members of the John H. Swaim, Christopher Columbus Swaim, and John Swaim families.
Family history of Michael Anthony Swaim written by Sarah Florence Swaim and based on information from Rebecca (Swaim) Jones. This information was provided by Linda Livingstone in 2005 who obtained it from Barbara Trujillo.
Lovina Stack’s Diary excerpts provided by Linda Livingstone.
Family photographs in Don Swaim’s collection provided via Steve Swaim.
Family photograph’s in Jack Swaim’s collection.
The Robinsons by Eula May Robinson dated April, 1985.
Concerning the Robinson Family by W. W. Robinson dated Aug 6, 1950.
The Swaim-Tysen Family of Staten Island, New York, New Jersey and Southern States, Joseph F. Mullane, Lloyd B. Swaim, Marjorie Decker Johnson, 1984. (Contract printing of 500+ copies, no publisher as such).
Supplement, The Swaim-Tysen Family …, Joseph F. Mullane, Lloyd B. Swaim, Marjorie Decker
Annals of Staten Island, J. J. Chute, 1877
Staten Island and Its People: A History, 1609-1929, Charles W. Leng and William T. Davis, 1930.
The Quaker Family Lines of Mary A. Williams Walters, Pauline Walters, 1972.
Pre-Revolutionary Dutch houses and families in northern New Jersey and southern New York, Rosalie Fellows Bailey, 1936.
Biographical Memoirs of Huntington County, 1901.
A History of Huntington County, Salamonie Township, 1887.
History of Wells County, Indiana, 1776-1976, Dorothy Rose and Joyce Buckner, c1975.
History of Huntington County, Indiana
A Brief Record of Four Pioneer Families of St. Joseph County, Indiana, Charles M. Yoder, 1958.
A Letter on Robins Family History, Sidney Swaim Robins, 1954.
Daniel Sherwood and his paternal ancestors, Andrew Sherwood, 1929.
Genealogy of the Tapley Family, Harriet S. Tapley, 1900.
Pierce Genealogy: Being The Record of the Posterity of Captain Michael, John and Captain William Pierce, Frederick Clifton Pierce, 1889.
Ancestor Charts from other researchers
John H. Swaim compiled by Mrs. Ted Clifton in 1980 (provided by Pauline Utzinger)