Joseph Van Swearingen
Joseph Van Swearingen (1800-1837) - Born circa February 1800. A career U.S. Army infantry officer who served in the Black Hawk War and the Second Seminole War where he was killed, 25 Dec 1837, in the Battle of Okee-cho-bee, Florida.
Captain Joseph Van Swearingen was one of four officers killed on Christmas day, 1837, while advancing against hostile Seminole Indians at the battle of Okee-cho-bee, Florida. He is buried at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.