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First of all, we do not have any record that shows when Richard Sweazea was born. We first find him in Elbert County, Georgia in 1804, in the Georgia land lottery. We know that he was living with his Grandfather, Richard Coulter, in Elbert Co., Ga. since 1786. Next we find him in Roane County, Tenneessee in 1805. The last record there is about 1818. It is believed that he moved to Wayne County, Missouri about 1821 with his brother, Charles Sweazea. A widow Jane Sweazea was living in Wayne County in 1830. We believe she was his widow. She was born between 1770 and 1780, so we would think that Richard was born about the same time or close. I am guessing that he was born about 1770. That would make him about fifteen years of age when his father was killed in N.C. and he went to Georgia with his Grandfather Richard Coulter. The John Sweazea living in Wayne and Bollinger Countys, born 1804 in Georgia almost has to be the son of Richard and Jane Sweazea. I figure he was living next door to his mother in 1830, in Wayne County. Mo. John then moved to what is now Bollinger County. John Sweazea doesn't fit into Charles Family and doesn't fit into Mathias Sweazea family. He could fit into the John Sweazea family of Jackson Co., Tn, but I do not believe he is of that family either. My conclusion is that he is the son of Richard and Jane Sweazea. Of course I am always open to change if something comes up.