Jireh Swift was born circa 1665 in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States to William Swift (c1665-1749) and Ruth Allen Tobey (1628-1706) and died 17 April 1749 Wareham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Abigail Gibbs (1677-1740) 26 November 1694 in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He married Mary Besse (c1700-) 19 November 1741 in Wareham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

Great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather of singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.


Additional information from the book, "William Swyft of Sandwitch and some of his Descendants" pg 6 per FAG contributor #47419841: "Jireh, fourth son of William and Ruth Swift born 1665, married Abigail Gibbs of Sandwich, Nov. 26, 1697 and had by her twelve children. After her death he married Mary Besse, of Wareham, Nov. 19, 1741, who survived him and is named, with all his children and Catherine "Curby", probably a daughter of his niece, Sarah Kirby, in his will dated March 29, 1744 and presented at Court May 1, 1749. Jireh died after a busy and prominent life at Wareham in April, 1749 aged 84."

  • lists "Swift, Jireh Dea., d Apr 17 1749, in 77th yr"


Offspring of Jireh Swift and Abigail Gibbs (1677-1740)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alice Swift (1698-1783)
Susanna Swift (1699-1745)
Jabez Swift (1701-1769)
Zephaniah Swift (1702-1781)
William Swift (1705-1748)
Nathaniel Swift (1707-1790) 14 March 1707 Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States 13 March 1790 Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States Abia Tubber (1713-1782)
Jireh Swift (1709-1782) 23 November 1709 Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts 16 March 1782 Acushnet, Bristol County, Massachusetts Deborah Hathaway (1713-1794)
Job Swift (1711-1801)
Silas Swift (1713-1794)
Abigail Swift (1715-1796)
Isaac Swift (1720-1811)
Rowland Swift (1722-1795)




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