William David MCSWAIN David M MCSWAIN Elijah Matterson HAMRICK Sarah Elizabeth HAMRICK Judith HAMRICK Elijah M HAMRICK Thomas MOORE Hannah MCSWAIN Sarah MCSWAIN Rebecca MCSWAIN James MCSWAIN Elizabeth Jane MCSWAIN William MCSWAIN Susanna MCSWAIN John MCSWAIN Thomas MCSWAIN Judith Moore MCSWAIN George MCSWAIN Judith A MOORE Mini tree diagram

Mary Margaret MCSWAIN1,8,3,9,7,4

16th Mar 17847 - 23rd Feb 18236,3

Life History

16th Mar 1784

Born in Orange County, North Carolina.6

(less likely)

16th Mar 1784

Born in Rutherford County, North Carolina.1,2,3,4

(most likely)

about 1797

Born in North Carolina.7

(less likely)

about 1801

Birth of daughter Sarah Elizabeth HAMRICK in Rutherford County, North Carolina.10,11


Married Elijah Matterson HAMRICK in Rutherford County, North Carolina.4

1st Feb 1809

Birth of daughter Judith HAMRICK in Rutherford County, North Carolina.12,13,14,15,16,17

Dec 1815

Birth of son Elijah M HAMRICK in Rutherford County, North Carolina.18

about 1816

Died in Rutherford (nka Cleveland) County, North Carolina.6,3

(less likely)

23rd Feb 1823

Died in Rutherford (later Cleveland) County, North Carolina.5,2

(most likely)

Other facts


Married Thomas MOORE


  • One source had two separate children, Mary and Margaret.  Theestimated date of birth of Margaret was 1792.  But the exact date ofbirth in that source for the next child, William, was 22 Sep 1792.This means no other child could have been born to that family in 1792. That date is also reported for William by other sources.  They couldhave been twins.

    For a long time I found no other sources with the name Mary Margaret,or a separate Margaret.  It appeared best to follow this World FamilyTree source in naming this child Mary Margaret.  In July 2007 I foundone site that gave Margaret as the nickname of this Mary, with thesame birth date, but different county information (Orange instead ofRutherford), but a different approximate death date with the samelocation:
    "McSwain, Mary "Margaret" b: 16 Mar 1784 in Orange County, NorthCarolina d Abt Rutherford  (nka Cleveland) County, North Carolina"
    --  http://www.rfci.net/wdfloyd/cemm5.html

    This may need to be reconsidered, since I have discovered that theHamrick family data  has a set of children with birth dates beginningafter the date of death of Mary McSwain, wife of Elijah Hamrick.According to the list of children, Mary had 10 children before shedied in 1823.

    They list Margaret, her sister as the second wife of Elijah, who had 7more children after that.  17 children would be a lot of children forone woman to have.  And the death year of 1823 matches the death dateI have from other sources for Mary Margaret:  23 Feb 1823.

    The 1860 census report for Thomas Moore and his wife Margaret reportsMargaret as age 53.  This would make her birth year about 1796 or1797, 5 years after the date suggested by the source mentioned above.

    1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 13 July,Eastern Division, PO Guntersville, page 89, Hse/Fam #598
    Thomas Moore 65 M Farmer $320 Personal Estate b North Carolina
    Margaret Moore 63 F b North Carolina
    G M 22 M b North Carolina
    Elizabeth Jolly 7 F b North Carolina


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm-cgi?op=GET&db=*v133t0575&id=I1176
  • 2. Hamrick Data Pages
    • http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hamrick/wga75.html
  • 3. RootsWeb ID: I374 -- John Elias Green
    • Location: No longer Online;
  • 4. RootsWeb ID: I4707 -- Mary McSwain
    • Name: Name:http:/worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=prsjr&id=I4707;;
  • 5. One World Tree (sm)
  • 6. RootsWeb Genealogy IrishEyes
    • Name: Name:http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=irisheyes;;
  • 7. 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 13 July, Eastern Division, PO Guntersville, page 89, Hse/Fam #598
  • 8. Will of William David McSwain
    • Rutherford County, NC, #489 written February 3, 1833
  • 9. World Family Tree Vol. 129
    • Pedigree #809
  • 10. Ancestry Trees
    • Davis Family,
  • 11. Ancestry Trees
    • Darcey Slaughter,
  • 12. Rutherford/Cleveland County, NC, Burial Information
    • Name: Name: http://www.rfci.net/wdfloyd/cemm5.html;;
  • 13. 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • p 132, Hse/Fam #295, as tanscribed at
  • 14. 1880 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 3 June, Township 7, Sandy Run, District 71, page 6, Hse #57, Fam #60
  • 15. 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 13 August, page 132-3, Hse/Fam #955
  • 16. FamilySearch
  • 17. Hamrick Data Pages
    • http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~hamrick/wga74.html
  • 18. Family Data Collection - Individual Records

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