Louis Hobson MCSWAIN Judith N MCSWAIN Martha C MCSWAIN Rebecca Elizabeth MCSWAIN James Moore GREEN Preston GREEN James Reuben GREEN Squire Gilead GREEN Edward GREEN Asenith GREEN Nancy MCSWAIN Oliver MCSWAIN Reuben MCSWAIN Lucy MCSWAIN John MCSWAIN Louis Moore MCSWAIN Elijah Bonaparte MCSWAIN Sarah Ann Mary MCSWAIN Ambrose MCSWAIN Margaret Caldonia MCSWAIN Harvey MCSWAIN Mary A HAMRICK Mini tree diagram
Hannah MCSWAIN

Hannah MCSWAIN1,3,4,5,7,8,9,13,10

5th Aug 18391,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 - 21st Feb 19316,12,9

Life History

5th Aug 1839

Born in Rutherford County, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

1850

Resident in Cleveland County, North Carolina.1

30th Sep 1860

Married James Moore GREEN in Rutherford County, North Carolina.22,9

Sep 1861

Birth of son Preston GREEN in South Carolina.7,15,3

5th Oct 1864

Birth of son James Reuben GREEN in Grover, Cleveland, North Carolina.3,16,7,6,17,12

20th Apr 1867

Birth of son Squire Gilead GREEN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.3,16,18,7,6,13,10

about 1869

Birth of son Edward GREEN in South Carolina.7,16

19th Jun 1871

Birth of daughter Asenith GREEN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.8,19,3

7th Nov 1871

Death of son Edward GREEN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.16

3rd Dec 1901

Death of James Moore GREEN in Cherokee County, South Carolina.3,20,21

25th Nov 1911

Death of son Preston GREEN in Cherokee County, South Carolina.14

27th Aug 1925

Death of son James Reuben GREEN in Ellensboro, Rutherford County, North Carolina.16,6,17,12

28th Aug 1928

Death of daughter Asenith GREEN in Cherokee County, South Carolina.19

21st Feb 1931

Died in Double Springs, Cleveland, North Carolina.6,12,9

after 21st Feb 1931

Buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina.6,11,9

Notes

  • The Hamrick Data Pages, which report on many related familiesincluding McSwain, Green, Padgett, Moore, Hamrick and others, reportsHannah's birth as 5 October 1839, but David Holden, who reports ingreat detail on the McSwain and related lines, reports her birth as 5August 1839.  The Hamrick data also reports her marriage to JamesMoore Green.

    McSwain, Hannah (1839 - 1881)
    b. 5 Oct 1839 in Rutherford, NC d. 21 Feb 1881
    Father McSwain, Louis Hobson (1814 - 1867)
    Mother Hamrick, Mary (1816 - 1906)
    Spouse Green, James Moore (1842 - 1901)
    - m. Est 1865 in Cleveland, NC
    --  RootsWeb Trees, http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~hamrick/wga74.html

    I later learned that for some reason the death date in the Hamrickinformation was wrong.  Hannah actually died in 1931.  (See deathinformation at the end of these Notes.)  I detail some of the sourcesbelow.  Note also that though this source correctly reports thatHannah and James' first child was born in 1861, it errs in reportingtheir marriage at an estimated date of 1865.

    The date of death for her husband James Moore appeared wrong, since inthe 1880 census, Hannah is already reported as a widow. Laterinformation I received from descendant Doug Green indicated that JamesMoore was in fact still alive.  In July 2009, Doug told me that Jameswas in Virginia, where he had fled in 1871.  James and dozens of othermen had been arrested in Cleveland County, North Carolina (just acrossthe border from their home in York, County, South Carolina) for "KuKluxing."  Out of custody awaiting trial, it is reported that Jamesfled to Pittsylvania County, Virginia, where he actually married againand lived until he was found some years later by his son Reuben.  Atthat stage, he returned to his family, asking forgiveness and wasaccepted back by Hannah.  Doug reports that James died in 1891.  Seemore details in the Notes for James Moore Green.)

    1870 Federal Census, York County, South Carolina, 20 August, Division103, PO Yorkville, page 80 (scan 496), Hse #562, Fam # 553
    Green, James 27 M W Farming  No Real Estate  Personal Estate $100 b NC
    Green, Hannah 29 F W Keeping House b SC
    Green, Preston 9 M W At Home b SC
    Green, Reuben 6 M W At Home b SC
    Green, Gilliard 3 M W At Home b SC
    Green, Edward 1 M W At Home b SC

    1880 Federal Census, York County, South Carolina, 15 June, CherokeeTownship, p 25, Hse/Fam #239
    Green, Hannah W F 40 Keeping House NC NC NC (b abt 1840)
    Green, Preston W M 18 Son Works on Farm NC NC NC (b abt 1862)
    Green, Reuben J W M 15 Son Works on Farm NC NC NC (b abt 1865)
    Green, Gilead  W M 13 Son Works on Farm NC NC NC (b abt 1867)
    Green, Senith  W F 8 Dau Works on Farm NC NC NC (b abt 1867)

    In 1880 Hannah and her children are living next door to her parentsLouis and Mary (Hamrick) McSwain.

    A compilation of marriages in Rutherford County, North Carolina,reports the actual date of her marriage to James Moore Greene (herereferred to by his father's name, James Monroe Green).

    "GREEN, James Monroe and McSWAIN, Hannah - 30 September 1860 byWilliam McSwain, Minister. Reg. 26 December 1860 (Page 175). Note: s/oJames Monroe Green and Narcissa Hamrick. Both bur. Antioch Bapt. ChuCem, Cherokee Co, SC."
    --  GREEN(E) Marriages in Western NC Counties,http://www.geocities.com/pameladhudson/greenmarriagesNC.html

    Several family genealogies list Hannah's birth and death information.Some report her burial in Antioch Baptist Cemetery, but none gave thelocation of the cemetery.  I found this information in a nationalgrave registry that also provides photos of many graves.  DonaldGreene, a great-great grandson of Hannah, referred me to this sourceand also contributed a photo of Hannah.  Donald also says of Hannah,"She was known as Big Granny to her family and she outlived four ofher five children."
    --  email correspondence to Orville Boyd Jenkins, July 2008

    In 1900, James has returned and is enumerated with Hannah again.

    1900 Federal Census, Cherokee County, South Carolina, 14 June,Cherokee Township, District 2, p 18A, Hse #267, Fam #277
    Green, Jas M Head W M Dec 1842  57 Married 40yrs NC NC NC Farmer OwnsFarm
    Green, Hannah Wife  W F Aug 1839  60 Married 40yrs 4 children/4 livingNC NC NC

    Note that Hannah is reported as having borne 4 children and 4 areliving.  But this leaves out Edward, who is mentioned only in 1870 asa 1-year old.  It appears that Edward died before the 1880 census.  In1880 Hannah still has 4 living children, reported in the census.

    In 1930, Hannah was enumerated at age 91 in her son Gilead's hosueholdin Sandy Run, rural Cleveland County, North Carolina

    1930 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 25 April, SandyRun, District 23-26 Page 2A, Hse #20, Fam #23
    Green, Gilead Head Owns  Has a Radio M W 62 First Married at age 16 NCNC NC Farmer [b abt 1868]
    Green, Susanna Wife F W 71 First Married at age 34 NC NC NC [b abt1859]
    Green, Hannah Dau F W 37 NC NC NC [b abt 1893]
    1930 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 25 April, SandyRun, District 23-26 Page 2A, Hse #20, Fam #23
    Green, Gilead Head Owns  Has a Radio M W 62 First Married at age 16 NCNC NC Farmer [b abt 1868]
    Green, Susanna Wife F W 71 First Married at age 34 NC NC NC [b abt1859]
    Green, Hannah Dau F W 37 NC NC NC [b abt 1893]
    Green, Hannah Mother F W 91 Widow First married at age 22 NC NC NC [babt 1839]
    Lovelace, Louisa Sister-in-law F W 80 Widow First married at age 42 NCNC NC [b abt 1850]

    Hannah died the next year.

    Hannah McSwain Green
    b 5 Aug 1839
    d 21 Feb 1931
    Buried Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Blacksburg, Cherokee County,South Carolina.
    --  Find a Grave Memorial Registry,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=green&GScid=69416&GRid=16136379&

    Donald summarizes Hannah's family relationships this way:
    "Hannah McSwain the daughter of Rev. Louis H. McSwain. Hannah wasmarried to James Moore Green the son of James Green and NarcissusHamrick, whom you also list in your genealogy.  Hannah and J. M. Greenare buried at Antioch church in SC, near her parents' graves."
    --  Donald Greene, message in genealogy website guest book, 25 March2008

    All the burial information indicates, as reported above, that Hannahwas buried in Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina.  However,she actually died in Cleveland County, North Carolina.  Her NorthCarolina death certificate reports the following details.

    North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
    Mrs Hanner Green [Mrs Hannah Green]
    Widow, Age 92
    Birth 8 May 1838 North Carolina
    Death 21 Feb 1931 Sandy Run, Cleveland, North Carolina
    [Her obituary reprots that she died in the home of her son Gilead inDouble Springs, (Anderson County), South Carolina, just across theborder.  Her residence was Sandy Run.]
    Burial Antioch Cemetery (Cherokee Co SC)
    Spouse's Name J M Green
    Father's Name Louis L McSwain
    Mother's Name Mary Hammrick (sic)

    The death certificate has the typed name of Hanner Green.  Written inhand is the correct Hannah Green.  The informant was Gilliard (Gilead)Green, her son, whose address was given as Route 4, Shelby, NC, thesame as Hannah's.  But note that her obituary below reports that shedied at the home of her son Gilead in Double Springs, which is acrossthe border in Anderson County, South Carolina.  But Gileadhimself wasburie din the Double Springs cemetery, which his death certificatesays is near Washburn Station, NC.  Wanda Rabb tells me that Hannahwas living with her son Gilead at the time she died.  Cause of deathis reported as cerebral hemorrhage, with contributing causes old ageor arteriosclerosis.  Time of death was 7:00 PM.

    The place of burial is reported as "Antiarch" Cemetery.  This was theCemetery at Antioch Baptist Church, a little farther south, justacross the South Carolina state line in Cherokee County, nearBlacksburg.  Her parents Louis Hobson McSwain and Mary (Hamrick)McSwain were buried there, as well as her husband James Moore Green,who had died before her.  The death certificate has an incorrect dateof burial, 20 February 1931, the day before she is reported to havedied!

    Hannah's obituary refers to the cemetery location as "near Grover."Grover, North Carolina, is just north of the border, and AntiochChurch is south of the border toward the southeast on SC State RdS-11-21.

    --------------------------
    Mrs Green Dies at Age 91 Years
    Mother of Squire Gilead McSwain
    Double Springs Community
    Buried at Antioch

    Mrs Hannah McSwain Green one of the oldest women in the county, diedSaturday night [21 Feb 1931] at the home of her son, Squire GileadGreen, in the Double Springs community.  [But note that her deathrecord has the address of Gilead as Rt 4 Shelby NC, same as Hannah's.Gilliard's death certificate reports that Gilead was buried in theDouble Springs cemetery, which is says is "Near Washburn Station, NC"so there must be two Double Springs.]  Mrs Green was born August 5,1839, and was 91 years, six months and sixteen days old when the endcame.

    She was the widow of the late J M Green and daughter of Rev LewisMcSwain.  Her husband preceded her to the grave 30 years ago.  Theywere married in the year 1860 and to this union five children wereborn, one of whom survives, Squire Gilead Green.

    Also surviving are two brothers, L M McSwain and Reuben McSwain, 16(?) grandchildren, (??) great grandchildren, three great, greatgrandchildren.  Mrs McSwain was a faithful member of the Baptistchurch for (??) years and a charter member of Grover Baptist church.She was a woman of great faith and fortitude, having a smile and akind, cheerful word for all with whom she came in contact.

    The funeral was conducted from (at?) the residence of Squire McSwainat 11 o'clock Monday [23 Feb 1931] by Revs J W Sut(???) , D F Putnamand D G Washburn and her body was carried to Antioch Baptist Churchnear Grover for interment.

    --  Newspaper and date unknown, after 23 Feb 1931, courtesy of"Tenna57" on Ancestry.com, accessed 12 October 2015
    --------------------------

Sources

  • 1. 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 4 September, p 315 (scan 158), Hse/Fam #596
  • 2. RootsWeb -- McSwain-Padgett-Moore-Green
    • http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dwh1951&id=I648
  • 3. 1880 Federal Census, York County, South Carolina
    • 15 June, Cherokee Township, p 25, Hse/Fam #239
  • 4. RootsWeb ID: I6287
  • 5. 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 14 August, page 72, Hse/Fam #511
  • 6. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 7. 1870 Federal Census, York County, South Carolina
    • 20 August, Division 103, PO Yorkville, page 80 (scan 496), Hse #562,
  • 8. 1900 Federal Census, Cherokee County, South Carolina
    • 14 June, Cherokee Township, District 2, p 18A, Hse #267, Fam #277
  • 9. Obituary of Hannah McSwain Green, Double Springs, Anderson County,South Carolina
  • 10. 1930 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 25 April, Sandy Run, District 23-26 Page 2A, Hse #20, Fam #23
  • 11. Donald Greene, Website Guest Book Entry, June 2008
  • 12. North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975
  • 13. North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011
  • 14. Ancestry Trees
    • Renton Family,
  • 15. 1900 Federal Census, Cherokee County, South Carolina
    • 14 June, Cherokee Township, District 2, p 18A, Hse #268, Fam #278
  • 16. Ancestry Trees
  • 17. North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004
  • 18. 1920 Federal Census, Choctaw County, Oklahoma
    • 12 January, Lattimore (Township 7), District 64, page 7A, Hse #115,
  • 19. RootsWeb Genealogy
  • 20. Doug Green, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, July-August 2009
  • 21. Gravestone of James Moore Green, Antioch Cemetery, Blackburg, CherokeeCounty, SC
  • 22. Marriages of Rutherford County, North Carolina 1779-1868
    • Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc.; Location: Baltimore;Date: 1986;;

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