I know little about this original Johannes and Agnes Swallow. With a name like Johannes, we can presume they were either German or Dutch. There is a record of March 25, 1737 when Johannes Swallow mortgaged 180 acres on “the road leading to Rarington,” which could be almost anywhere.1 A complicating factor is that his son Johannes Swallow, Jr. died the same year he did. Both men wrote wills a short time apart, Johannes Sr. on December 27, 1748 and Johannes Jr. on December 30th. Both were yeomen of Amwell.