SWOPE Family

First Generation

1. Isaac M1 Swope was born Bucks Co, Pennsylvania 1824.

He married three times. He married Hannah Weaver Moore Milford, Holland Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, November 8, 1845. Married by Rev. J.H. Sherwood

Hannah was born in Pennsylvania 1820. The Hunterdon Co marriage records have her last name as Weaver.

He married Margaret Irwin Milford, Holland Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, November 13, 1875. Margaret was born 1829. He married Lavinda Schamp 1883. Lavinda was born in New Jersey 1836. In the 1850 census Alexandria Twp Hunterdon Co Nj page , Isaac (age 26) is recorded with Hannah (age 30), Mary (age 10m), and John (age 20). Isaac is a mason born in PA.

In the 1860 census Town of Milford, Alexandria Twp Hunterdon Co NJ page 766, Isaac (age 35) is recorded with Hanna (age 39), Mary (age 10), William (age 8), Emma (age 4), and John (age 1). Isaac is a Mason born in Pa.

In the 1870 census Alexandria Twp Hunterdon Co NJ page 14, Isaac (age 43) is recorded with Lavinda (age 33), William (age 18), Emma (age 13) and Nettie (age 1). Isaac is a farmer born in PA.

In the 1880 census Holland Twp Hunterdon Co NJ page , Isaac (age 55) is recorded with his wife Margarett (age 50) and servant Rachal Foose (age 22).

As Reported in the Hunterdon Gazette December 4, 1883 found at http://njsuttonfamily.org/Newspaper/jan1883.htm "It is reported that Isaac M. Swope, of Milford, has eloped with Mrs. Lavina Schamp of Bridgeton, Pa. Swope and the woman have been on intimate terms for a number of years past. He is aged about 59 years and Mrs. Schamp is only 40 and is described as a very handsome woman. Some years ago Mr. Swope was a member of the Board of Freeholders. The Milford Leader says: "Not being content with the amount of cash he had realized from the sale of his effects, his wife informs us that he had abstracted the contents of a small savings bank belonging to his daughter. He also took with him a gold watch belonging to his daughter, which was given her by her deceased mother. Where the parties now are is not known and but few seem to care. Swope has been married three times and is the father of several children. His deserted wife is a lady respected by all who know her."

Isaac M Swope and Hannah Weaver Moore had the following children:

child 2 i. Mary J2 Swope was born in New Jersey 1849.

child 3 ii. William Swope was born in New Jersey 1851.

child 4 iii. Emma Swope was born Illinois 1856. In the 1870 census she is noted as born in NJ. Emma died about 1898 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey. She married William Melick in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, September 13, 1875. William was born in New Jersey April 13, 1854. William(5168) was the son of John W Melick and Elizabeth A Hart. (See William Melick for the continuation of this line.)

child 5 iv. John Swope was born in New Jersey 1858.

Isaac M Swope and Lavinda Schamp had the following child:

child 6 v. Nettie Swope was born Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1868.

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