American ancestors of Edgar Scudder Cook & his wife Josephine Bailey
of Pottstown & Redlands
& The Whitalls of West Jersey

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  • ID: I1691
  • Reference Number: 1691
  • Name: Sven Gunnarsson 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 26 MAR 2012
  • Birth: in Sweden or Finnland, probably
  • Death: BET NOV 1677 AND 13 MAR 1678/79 in Wicaco, Philadelphia Co. (now), New Sweden 2
  • Burial: Wicaco, Philadelphia Co. (now), New Sweden
  • Note: "probably was one of the first to be buried at the Wicaco church" 3
  • Note: Left Goteborg Sweden in 1639 on ship Kalmar Nyckel, with pregnant wife and two children. Initially at Fort Christina plantation. Became freeman in 1645, resided Kingsessing, operated grist mill on Cobbs Creek. In 1664 moved across the Schuylkill to Wicaco, had 1125 acre plantation, land later to become city of Philadelphia. 3
  • Immigration: 1639 New Sweden
  • Note: "Sven Gunnarsson had arrived in New Sweden in 1640, as a convict, with his wife and young children. After his servitude expired, he settled first in Kingsessing on land still owned by the family in 1671. On 5 May 1664, Governor d'Hinojossa granted him and his sons 800 acres in Wicaco, which was confirmed by a Lovelace patent dated 1 May 1671." 4
  • Note: Good biography 2



    Marriage 1 Unknown
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has No Children Sven Svensson b: 1636 in Sweden
    2. Has No Children Gertrude Svensdotter b: ABT 1638 in Sweden
    3. Has Children Olle Svensson b: 1640
    4. Has No Children Anders Svensson b: 1642 in New Sweden
    5. Has No Children Svensdotter b: 1644

    Sources:
    1. Title: The 1693 Census of the Swedes of the Delaware; Family Histories of the Swedish Lutheran Church Members Residing in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West New Jersey & Cecil County, Md. 1638-1693. by Peter Stebbins Craig. Studies in Swedish American Genealogy 3; SAG Publications, Winter Park, Florida 1993.
      Abbrev: bk Craig P - 1693 Census
      Note:
      FILE Craig-P--1693-Census.pdf
      Page: p. 33
    2. Title: Peter Stebbins Craig, 'New Sweden Settlers, 1683-1664, Part 1 (1638-1640)' & 'New Sweden Settlers, 1683-1664, Part 2 (1641)' by Peter Stebbins Craig in Swedish American Genealogist, Vol 16 (1996): 63-86 & 219-.
      Abbrev: ja Craig P - Settlers
      Page: p. 85
    3. Title: Dr. Peter S. Craig, 'Sven Gunnarsson and his Swanson Family'. Copied 17 May 2007 from the website of The Swedish Colonial Society, www.colonialswedes.org. Originally published in 'Swedish Colonial News', Vol 1, No. 18, Fall 1998.
      Abbrev: ws Craig P - Swanson Family
      Note:
      FILE Swedish-Colonial-News.pdf
    4. Title: 1671 Census of the Delaware. by Dr. Peter S. Craig. publ by the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 1999, Monograph Series no. 4.
      Abbrev: bk Craig P - 1671 Census
      Page: p. 13
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