Wiley PADGETT John H PADGETT W Edwin PADGETT Mary K PADGETT Barbara Ellen PADGETT Martha Elizabeth PADGETT William A PADGETT Susan Caroline PADGETT Burrell Wiley PADGETT Levina PADGETT Harriet L PADGETT Julia N PADGETT Lavinia Nancy MCSWAIN Mini tree diagram

Nancy Jane PADGETT2,3,6,1,4,7,5

Jan 18491,2,3,4,5 - UNKNOWN

Life History

Jan 1849

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




  • In 1850, Nancy Jane is first enumerated in the census as Nancy J.

    1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 4 September, p316, Hse/Fam #597
    Wyly Padgett 45 M Farmer NC
    Lavinia Padgett 31 F  NC
    Nancy J Padgett 2 F NC

    In the 1860 census, Nancy Jane is reported under her first name.  Sheis more commonly referred to by her middle name Jane.

    1860 Federal Census, Buncombe County, North Carolina, 10 August, P OFairview, page 10, Hse/Fam #110
    Wiley Padgett 50 M Shoemaker $0 Real Estate $75 Personal Estate bNorth Carolina
    Vina Padgett 42 F Domestic b North Carolina
    Nancy Padgett 10 F b NC

    1870 Federal Census, Cocke County, Tennessee, 23 August, District 9,page 18, Hse #122, Fam #123
    Padget, Wily 60 M W Farmer NC  (b abt 1810)
    Padget, Levina 52 F W Keeping House (b abt 1818)
    Padget, Nancy J 18 F W (b abt 1852)

    Jane Padgett is at home with her parents Wiley and Lavinia, atreported age 26, in the 1880 Arkansas County, Arkansas, census.  Thiswould make an approximate birth year of 1854.  But in the 1900 censusher birth date is given as January 1849.

    1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, Prairie Township, page16, Hse #106, Fam #109
    Wiley Padgett W M 72  Self Farmer SC SC SC
    Lovinia [Lavinia] Padgett W F 62 Wife Housekeeping NC NC NC
    Jane Padgett W F 26 Dau Single NC SC NC

    Jane is reported in the household of her sister Martha McSwian and ismisreported as the sister of Phillip, Martha's husband.  She should besister-in-law of Phillp.  She is also his second cousin.  Martha andJane's mother Lavinia is also living in the hosuehold in 1990.  In1880 Wiley and Lavinia, with daughter Jane, were living next door toPhillip.  Lavinia Padgett is also erroneously reported in the 1900census as Phillip's mother instead of mother-in-law.

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 19 June, PrairieTownship, District 7, Page 13B, Hse #218, Fam #293
    McSwain, Phillip K Head W M  Jan 1847  53 Married 25 years  NC NC NCFarmer
    McSwain, Marth [sic] E   Wife W F Oct 1847 52  Married 25 yearsHousekeeping  NC NC NC
    Padgett, Lavina  Mother [actually mother-in-law and kin to him acouple of othe ways] W F Mar 1819 81 Widowed NC NC NC
    Padgett, Jane Sister [actually sis-in-law & 2nd cousin] W F Jan 184951 Single NC NC NC

    The identity of Jane seems clarified in the 1910 census, where JanePadgett, age 60, is a boarder in the household of Bedford Rolen(actually Benjamin F Rowland, ref 1900).  Bedford's wife is Phillip'sdaughter Maggie.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 22 April, PrairieTownship, District 13, p 4A, Hse/Fam #59
    Rolen, Bedford Head M W 46 KY KY KY Farmer
    Rolen, Maggie  Wife  F  W 33 AR NC NC [born abt 1877]
    Rolen, Myrtle J  Dau  F  W 11 AR KY AR
    Rolen, Sarah E  Dau  F  W 9 AR KY AR
    Rolen, Roberta M  Dau  F  W 4 AR KY AR
    Rolen, John W  Son  M  W 3 AR KY AR
    Rolen, Vernie F  Dau  F  W 1yr 1mo AR KY AR
    Padgett, Jane  Boarder F W 60  NC NC NC.

    I notice that in this census Jane still has her maiden name. Thisseems to confirm earlier indications that Jane Padgett never married.However, she is listed as widowed.  So the mystery of her husband isnot yet solved.

    This leaves a discrepancy of the birth date.  The 1900 census recordsbirth dates, by month and year.  Jane McSwain is reported as born inJanuary 1849, consistent with the report in 1900 of her age as 51.This is 4-5 years off from the birth year of 1854, estimated from age26 in the 1880 census.


  • 1. 1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • Prairie Township, Family Search (LDS) elecronic transcription, p 16,
  • 2. 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 19 June, Prairie Township, District 7, Page 13B, Hse #218, Fam #293
  • 3. 1870 Federal Census, Cocke County, Tennessee
    • 23 August, District 9, page 18, Hse #122, Fam #123
  • 4. 1860 Federal Census, Buncombe County, North Carolina
    • 10 August, P O Fairview, page 10, Hse/Fam #110
  • 5. 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 4 September, p 316, Hse/Fam #597
  • 6. 1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 22 April, Prairie Township, District 17, page 4A, Hse/Fam #59
  • 7. RootsWeb -- McSwain-Padgett-Moore-Green
    • http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dwh1951&id=I44201

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