WILLIAM SWEENEY - My 4th G-Grandfather


Military service: Ensign/War of 1812 Enlisted VA

During the Revolution, he rendered service to the Revolutionary Army by purchasing supplies for troops stationed in Prince Edward County. On November 11, 1781, ( certificate #Reg. C 8552; VA State Library) a public service claim was issued by John Norton, District Commissary as follows: "No. 40. I hereby certify I have received for public use of William Swenia, one Beef adjudged to weigh two hundred pound including the fifth quarter, given under my hand this 11th day of Nov. 1781. His name is spelled "William Swenney" for more beef furnished November 13, 1783, Requisition No. C 8552.