George Burton MCSWAIN Living MCSWAIN Thelma MUSTIN Mini tree diagram

John William MCSWAIN1,2,4,3

BET APR AND MAY 19181,2,3 - about 19483

Life History


Resident in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas.2

about 1948

Died in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.3


Born in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,2,3

Other facts


Birth of son Living MCSWAIN


  • John's son commented on a genealogy discussion forum, providing a fewdetails about his father and grandfather:

    "My father, John William McSwain, was born in Stuggart, AR, in 1919;his father was George (Burton?) McSwain, also called "Slim." He hadsome brothers and sisters near DeWitt, AR. He was an oil/water welldriller, and died in Columbus, Ohio, in 1947-48."
    --  James B. McSwain, McSwain Family Genealogy Forum 03 November 1999,

    1920 Federal Census, Hall County, Texas, 28 January, District 107, p4B, Hse #63, Fam #64
    McSwain, George B  Head Rents M W 36  Mar AR NC NC  Runs Cotton Gin
    McSwain, Thelma  Wife F W 22  Mar  TN TN TN
    McSwain, John  Son M W 1yr 8 mos AR AR TN

    The 1920 census above indicates that in January 1920 John was alreadyalmost 2 years old.  The age given in the census indicates he was bornin April or May 1818.

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 14 April, District 8,p 9A, Stuttgart, 520 N Grand Ave, Hse #183, Fam #215
    McSwain, George B  M W 45  Married 13yrs AR MO MO  Well Driller
    McSwain, Thelma  F W 33  Married 13yrs  TN TN TN
    McSwain, John W  M W 12 AR AR TN

    There is a burial records that clopsely matches John.  The birth dateof 9 April 1918 is a match for the less specific April 1918 based onhis age in the 1920 census.  The burial is in Memphis, where he andhis parents had lived.  But the date of death on the grave does notmatch the date reported by his son James.  James (see quote above)saod his father died died in 1947-48.

    John William McSwain
    Birth Apr. 6, 1918
    Death May 26, 1986
    Burial Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Bartlett, ShelbyCounty, Tennessee
    Created by Family Hunter Sep 08, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #76174373,


Page created using GEDmill 1.11.0