Hugh Kerr MCSWAIN Peter MCSWAIN Leroy Wellington MCSWAIN Lawson Mills MCSWAIN Avalona MCSWAIN Mini tree diagram

Catherine DAVIS1,2,4

19th Feb 18321,2 - 28th Aug 18793

Life History

19th Feb 1832

Born in South Carolina.1,2

about 1857

Married Hugh Kerr MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.2

about 1858

Birth of son Peter MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.2

28th May 1861

Birth of son Leroy Wellington MCSWAIN in Tennessee.1,5

8th Sep 1866

Birth of son Lawson Mills MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.6,7

about 1871

Birth of daughter Avalona MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.1

28th Aug 1879

Died in Cleveland County, North Carolina.3

after 28th Aug 1879

Buried in Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery, Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina

Notes

  • I have found no marriage record for Catherine's marriage to Hugh KerrMcSwain.  She was his second wife.  The youngest child reported in the1860 census, Peter W, is 2 years old.  It appeared that this wasCatherine's first child.  But I find that some genealogies report thatPeter's mother was Hugh's first wife Adalissa Hopper.  I have alsofailed to find any death record for Adalissa.

    1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 1 August, page51 (scan 430), Hse/Fam #363
    H K McSwain 43 M Farmer $900 Real Estate $1914 Personal born NoCarolina [b abt 1817]
    Catherine McSwain 37 F born So Carolina [b abt 1823]
    William S McSwain 19 M Farm Laborer born No Carolina [b abt 1851]
    Emily J McSwain 16 F born No Carolina [b abt 1844]
    Luther C McSwain 10 M born No Carolina [b abt 1851]
    Margaret L McSwain 8 F born No Carolina [b abt 1852]
    Peter W McSwain 2 M born No Carolina [b abt 1858]
    James McSwain 18 M Farm Laborer born No Carolina [b abt 1850]
    John T W McSwain 16 M Farm Laborer born No Carolina [b abt 1844]

    In 1870, Hugh is alone in the home, which would lead us to thinkCatherine has died.  But her grave says she died in 1879.  She likelywas ill at the time of the 1870 census.  It must have been an extendedillness, because no children are in the home.  The children must havebeen placed with family relatives.

    Hugh's daughter Rachel, whose husband died in 1862 in the Civil War,is enumerated as a second family in this household.  There is also a16-year-old Hannah McSwain keeping house in Hugh's household whom Ihave not identified.  No child of Hugh and any of his wives matchesthis child in any census.  She should have been in the 1860 census.

    1870 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 8 July,Township 3, P O Stices Shoals, page 7 (scan 112), Hse #45, Fam #51
    H K McSwain 33 M Farmer $200 Real Estate b North Carolina
    Hannah L McSwain 16 Keeps House F b North Carolina
    - Fam #52 -
    Rachel Paggett 28 Keeps House F b North Carolina Cannot write
    Cemantha Paggett 11 At Home F b North Carolina
    Susan P Paggett 8 At Home F b North Carolina

    Catharine Davis McSwain
    Birth Feb. 19, 1832
    Death Aug. 28, 1879
    Spouse Hugh Kerr McSwain (1817 - 1899)
    Children:
    Leroy Wellington McSwain (1861 - 1935)
    Lawson Mills McSwain (1866 - 1954)
    Burial Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery, Blacksburg, Cherokee County,South Carolina
    Created by Elizabeth Dec 18, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #32257125,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32257125

Sources

  • 1. 1880 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 21 June, Township 3, page 24, Hse/Fam #238
  • 2. 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 1 August, page 51 (scan 430), Hse/Fam #363
  • 3. 1870 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 8 July, Township 3, P O Stices Shoals, page 7 (scan 112), Hse #45, Fam
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #32257125,
  • 5. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #23499633,
  • 6. 1900 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 5 June, Rippys Township, District 50, page 4A, Hse #43, Fam #44
  • 7. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #23513092,

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