George MCSWAIN Mary G MCSWAIN Sally H MCSWAIN Phillip K MCSWAIN Francis M MCSWAIN Arthur O'Dell MCSWAIN Samuel L MCSWAIN J W MCSWAIN Levina PADGETT Helen KENNEDY George B MCSWAIN Nancy C MCSWAIN William W MCSWAIN James L MCSWAIN Catherine WEATHERS Mini tree diagram

Julius Logan MCSWAIN1,7,2,4,6

18521,2,3,4,5,6 - UNKNOWN

Life History

1852

Born in Cleveland County, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5,6

13th Nov 1873

Married Levina PADGETT in Arkansas County, Arkansas.9,10,4

about 1875

Birth of son Arthur O'Dell MCSWAIN

29th Sep 1876

Birth of son Samuel L MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.2,8

1879

Birth of son J W MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.2

before Jul 1885

Death of Levina PADGETT in Arkansas County, Arkansas.6

16th Jul 1885

Married Helen KENNEDY in Arkansas County, Arkansas.6

1st Mar 1905

Death of son Samuel L MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.8

UNKNOWN

Death of Helen KENNEDY

UNKNOWN

Death of son Arthur O'Dell MCSWAIN

UNKNOWN

Death of son J W MCSWAIN

UNKNOWN

Died in Mississippi

Notes

  • Julius L McSwain appears first in the 1860 census in Cleveland(formerly Rutherford) County, North Carolina, at the age of 8.

    1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 6 August, p 54,Hse/Fam #385
    George McSwain     61
    Catherine McSwain 40
    Julius L McSwain       8

    1870 Federal Census, Giles County, Tennessee, 15 August, Pulaski,Civil District 4, Enumeration District page 41, Hse/Fam #306
    McSwain, Phelp 21 M W Farmer NC
    McSwain, Catheron 52 F W Keep House  NC [widowed mother of Phillip andLogan]
    McSwain, Login 18 M W Farm Labor NC

    After the move of some members of the family to Arkansas County,Arkansas, about 1875, J L appears in only the 1880 Arkansas County,Arkansas, census.  Two children are reported n that census: Samuel,age 4, who was buried in March 1905 in Mt Pleasant Cemetery in Ethel,Arkansas, and J W, about whom we have not yet learned anythingfurther.

    1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 10 June, PrairieTownship, page 16, Hse #110, Fam #113
    J L McSwain Self W M 27 Farmer NC NC NC
    Viney McSwain Wife W F 25 Hsekpg NC NC NC
    Sam'l L McSwain Son W M 4 AR NC NC
    J W McSwain Son W M 1 AR NC NC

    I originally expected that Viney was a nickname for Lavinia, a commonname in that era, and in related families in North Carolina.  Detailson the families around indicate that Viney is Levina (Lavinia)Padgett, daughter of Wiley and Lavinia McSwain Padgett.

    This was confirmed as I gradually found more information coming onlineand other genealogies included Lavina/Levina.  In November 2010,another researcher with whom I was in contact, Stephen McBride, foundtheir marriage record.

    Family History Library
    Groom's Name Logan Mcswain
    Groom's Birth Date 1851
    Groom's Birthplace Not Reported
    Groom's Age 22
    Bride's Name Lavina Padgett
    Bride's Birth Date 1854
    Bride's Age 19
    Bride's Birthplace Not Reported
    Marriage Date 13 Nov 1873
    Marriage Place Arkansas County, Arkansas

    J W is possibly the J W McSwain born in Arkansas that I later find inTexas.  That J W was John McSwain, who died in Gray County, Texas on21 April 1927.

    It appears to be Julius who marreid Helen Kennedy in 1885.  I haveinformation on no other J L McSwain of that age in this area.  I havefound no death information for Levina, nor indeed for Julius.  Butthis marriage record in 1885 would lead us to believe that Levina diedbefore July 1885.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    J L McSwain
    Gender Male
    Age 34, Birth Year abt 1851
    Spouse's Name Helen Kennedy
    Spouse's Age 28
    Marriage 16 Jul 1885 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 15 Jul 1885

    It is possible an entry in the Panola Mississippi census in 1920 (Beat5, Page: 4A, Hse #7) is for our Julius L, but the age is older than weexpect J L to be from our previous information:

    J L McSwain, Home in 1920: Sardis, Panola, Mississippi
    Age: 74 years, Estimated birth year: abt 1846
    He is sharing accommodations with William Smith, 60, and anothercouple named F J Maris, 26, and wife Lela, age 23.

Sources

  • 1. 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 6 August, p 54, Hse/Fam #385
  • 2. 1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 10 June, Prairie Township, page 16, Hse #110, Fam #113
  • 3. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1
  • 4. 1870 Federal Census, Giles County, Tennessee
    • 15 August, Pulaski, Civil District 4, page 41, Hse/Fam #306
  • 5. 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • p 31, Hse/Fam #587
  • 6. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 7. Edith Marie McSwain Jenkins, Personal Knowledge
  • 8. Gravestone of Samuel L McSwain, Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas
  • 9. Family History Library, Arkansas Marriage Records
  • 10. 1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • Household #110

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