History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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PHILIP C. SWARTLEY, of Line Lexington, Bucks county, belongs to a family that has been prominent in the affairs of the section in which he resides for five generations. His paternal ancestor, Philip SCHWARTLEY, was born in Eppingen, in Necker Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany, October 28, 1764, and accompanied his elder brothers John and Jacob to America in the ship "Minerva," arriving in Philadelphia September 30, 1772. The SCHWARTLEY brothers located for a time in Franconia township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, where Philip married Sarah ROSENBERGER, born January 24, 1765, daughter of the Rev. Henry and Barbara (OBENHOLTZER) ROSENBERGER, and granddaughter of Henry ROSENBERGER, the pioneer ancestor of the family in America. Philip SCHWARTLEY about the year 1790 settled in New Britain township, and became a large landholder and prominent citizen of that township. He died September 23, 1840, and his wife Sarah died April 6, 1849. They were the parents of nine children, the sixth of whom, Abraham SWARTLEY, was the grandfather of Philip C. SWARTLEY. He was born in New Britain township and resided there all his life, becoming a large landholder and a prominent and useful citizen. He died November 17, 1879. He was twice married, his first wife being Anna DELP, daughter of John DELP, of New Britain, also of German descent, whose family, like that of her husband, were of the Mennonite faith. Abraham and Anna (DELP) SWARTLEY were the parents of four children: Henry D., Philip, Abraham, and Sarah, who died young. Abraham SWARTLEY married (second) Barbara HUNSICKER, who survived him, and had four children; Isaac, who died young; John; Anna, wife of Levi HENGE; and Sarah, who married Joseph HYER.

Henry D. SWARTLEY, eldest son of Abraham and Anna (DELP) SWARTLEY, was born in New Britain township. Soon after his marriage he settled in Hilltown township, where he followed the life of a farmer. He married Sarah CLYMER, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (KULP) CLYMER, and they were the parents of five children: Annie, wife of Milton D. ALDERFER; Abraham C. who married Sallie DETWEILER; Philip C. the subject of this sketch; Henry C., who married Elizabeth MYERS; and Sarah, who married David B. BEIDLER, of Philadelphia.

Test taken from page 240-241 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

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