recently obtained this old map from a 1866 Beers Altas of Schenectady
County, NY from my cousin Lawrence Van Epps who lives in Glenville,
NY. "Swaggertown" in Dutch literally means "brother-in-law"
town according to Donald Keefer, local historian. Legend is that this
area was called this because so many of the local residents were related
to the Van Eps family. I feel this area was aptly named as evidenced
by the 14 families with the surname Van Epps (and Vanaps) on this map
alone, as well as other surnames of folks that married into the family
like Bulman, Hagadorn, Hedden, Osborn, Robbins,Schermerhorn, Slover,
Van Antwerp, and Van Vo(r)st.