George Washington MCSWAIN Sarah Elizabeth MCSWAIN Margaret S MCSWAIN John D MCSWAIN Nancy Jane MCSWAIN Hoyle Rinehart BLANTON J Cynthia MCSWAIN George Washington MCSWAIN William Kaiser MCSWAIN Lucinda P WRIGHT Mini tree diagram
Mary Lucinda MCSWAIN

Mary Lucinda MCSWAIN1,2,3,4,5

16th Oct 18501,2,3,4,5 - 25th Dec 19286,4,5

Life History

16th Oct 1850

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

25th Dec 1928

Died in Township 7, Cleveland, North Carolina.6,4,5

Unknown; death certificate states:  "Didn't have any Dr."

26th Dec 1928

Buried in Sharon Methodist Church Cemetery, Boiling Springs, Cleveland County, North Carolina.4,5

Other facts

 

Married Hoyle Rinehart BLANTON

Notes

  • 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 14 August, page134, Hse/Fam #967
    George W McSwain 40 M Farmer $230 Real Estate $404 Personal  bornNorth Carolina
    Lucinda McSwain 42 F born North Carolina
    Mary L McSwain 10 F born North Carolina

    There are clues that tell me that Mary married H R Blanton.  First inthe 1900 census, I found that Mary's widowed father George has a childnamed John W Blanton living in his home, and he is designated asGeorge's grandson.  This means he is the son of one of George'sdaughters.

    1900 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 5 June, SandyRun, Township 7, District 58, page 2B, Hse/Fam #34
    McSwain, George Head  W M July 1821 78 Widowed NC NC NC Farmer Owns
    McSwain, Nancy J  Dau W F Oct 1849 50 Single NC NC NC
    Blanton, John W  Grandson W M Oct 1880  19 Single NC NC VA

    Then in the 1880 census, I found H R Blanton and his wife M L living 2doors from George and Lucinda.  All the houses in between are familyalso:  Mary's brother George W (G W in the census) and widow CarolineHarrill.

    1880 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 1 June,Township 7, Sandy Run, District 71, page 1 (Scan 569A), Hse/Family #6
    H R Blanton W M  27 Father Farmer NC NC VA [b abt 1853]
    M L Blanton W F 27 Wife Keeping House NC NC NC [b abt 1853]
    B F H Blanton W M 8 Son NC NC NC [b abt 1872]
    S E Blanton W F 6 Dau NC NC NC [b abt 1874]
    G M Blanton W M 3 Son NC NC NC [b abt 1877]

    The Blanton Genealogy gives H R's name as Hoyle R Blanton.  Hoyle wasthe census enumerator in 1900.

    North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004
    Mary L Blanton
    Age: 78
    Date of Birth: 1850
    Death: 25 Dec 1928 Cleveland County, North Carolina

    North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975
    Mary Lucinda Blanton
    Age 78
    Birth 19 Oct 1850 Cleveland, North Carolina
    Death 25 Dec 1928 Township 7, Cleveland Co NC
    Cause of Death "Didn't have any Dr."
    Spouse's Name H R Blanton
    Father's name George Mc Swain born NC
    Mother's name Wright born NC
    Burial 26 December 1928 Sharon Methodist Episcopal Church, BoilingSprings NC
    Certificate #446 Filed 10 January 1929

    Mary Lucinda's memorial on Find a Grave gives us a more specific birthdate, correcting the often-erroneous 1900 census, which reported Oct1851 as her birth date.  On her grave it is 16 October 1850.

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    Mary Lucinda McSwain Blanton
    Birth Oct. 16, 1850 Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
    Death Dec. 25, 1928 Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA

    [From the death certificate]
    Mary Lucinda Blanton
    Deat 25 Dec 1928 Cleveland Co., N. C.
    Age 78y 2m 6d
    Birth 19 Oct 1850 Cleveland Co., N. C.
    Married, Spouse H. R. Blanton
    Father George Mcswain born North Carolina
    Mother Wright born North Carolina
    Burial 26 Dec 1928 Sharon M. E. Church Cemetery

    Parents:
    George Washington McSwain (1821 - 1900)
    Lucinda Wright McSwain (1819 - 1897)
    Spouse Hoyle Rinehart Blanton (1851 - 1932)

    Children:
    Burwell H Blanton (1872 - 1960)
    Sarah Elizabeth Blanton Whisnant (1874 - 1938)
    George Monroe Blanton (1877 - 1950)
    William Hoyle Blanton (1883 - 1960)
    Posey C. Blanton (1885 - 1968)
    Daisy Ella Blanton McSwain (1890 - 1985)

    Siblings:
    Sarah Hamrick McSwain Champion (1842 - 1915)
    Margaret Susannah McSwain Melton (1843 - 1926)
    John David McSwain (1846 - 1913)
    Nancy Jane McSwain (1849 - 1915)
    J. Cynthia McSwain Greene (1853 - 1915)
    William McSwain (1859 - 1945)

    Burial Sharon United Methodist Church, Sharon, Cleveland County, NorthCarolina

    Created by Elizabeth Olmstead Sep 16, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #29846299,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29846299
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Sources

  • 1. 1880 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 1 June, Township 7, Sandy Run, District 71, page 1 (Scan 569A),
  • 2. 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 14 August, page 134, Hse/Fam #967
  • 3. 1900 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 4 June, Sandy Run, Township 7, District 58, page 1B, Hse/Fam #17
  • 4. North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975
  • 5. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 6. North Carolina, Death Collection, 1908-2004

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