Rice Swearingen: Death: 1806
Note: Elie, son of Samuel Elie Swearingen was probably born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, about 1740. He was a physician, and during the Revolutionary war served as a surgeon in the Continental army. After the war, he settled in the piney woods of Edgefield District, South Carolina, on the road between Augusta and Charleston, and built the first house in that section of country. His place went by the name of Pine House for nearly a centruy. (Since the railroad which runs within a mile of the Pine House, has been built between Augusta and Columbia, the post office was moved to the station - Trenton. The original name, however, still sppears on some not very old maps). He continued to follow his profession, and raised in his garden a great variety of herbs, from which he distilled and prepared many of his medicines. The same still was used by the next generation as a hopper for dripping lye from ashes. His death was caused either by the horse he was riding stumbling and falling with hime, or by his falling from his horse, he being quite a corpulent man. He left a son named Rice. - from the Family Historical Register - 1884 Surgeion in Continental Army. Settled in Edgefield District, SC after war, between Charleston and Augusta.
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