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Biography of Samuel Swann (1704-1774)

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Samuel Swann, born in Perquimans Precinct, was educated in law and surveying and in 1728 was appointed to a commission that located the boundary line between North Carolina and Virginia. He served in the lower house of the NC Assembly for 37 years, representing Perquimans Precinct from 1725-1739, and then representing the new formed Onslow County until 1762. Swann served as Speaker of the House and his book on the revision of NC Laws known as ‘Swann’s Revisal’ was published in 1752, which became the first book published in NC. The town of Swansboro in Onslow County was named in his honor.