William David MCSWAIN David M MCSWAIN Mary Margaret MCSWAIN Hannah MCSWAIN Sarah MCSWAIN Rebecca MCSWAIN James MCSWAIN Elizabeth Jane MCSWAIN William MCSWAIN Susanna MCSWAIN John MCSWAIN Sarah MCSWAIN Jane MCSWAIN William D MCSWAIN Hannah MCSWAIN George MCSWAIN Judith MCSWAIN Elizabeth MCSWAIN Rebecca MCSWAIN Permelia MCSWAIN Thomas MCSWAIN Frances W BRIDGES Judith Moore MCSWAIN George MCSWAIN Judith A MOORE Mini tree diagram
Thomas MCSWAIN

Thomas MCSWAIN3,4,12,6,7,13,11,2

8th Sep 179611 - 22nd Dec 18723,10,1,2

Life History

1792

Born in North Carolina.11

(less likely)

8th Sep 1796

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

(most likely)

about 1815

Married Jane MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.2,27

about 1816

Birth of daughter Sarah MCSWAIN in North Carolina.25,26,2

18th Sep 1817

Death of Jane MCSWAIN in Jane died at age 27..2,27

30th Jun 1822

Birth of son William D MCSWAIN in North Carolina.15,3,14

Oct 1825

Birth of daughter Hannah MCSWAIN in Rutherford County, North Carolina.16,17,4

about 1827

Birth of daughter Judith MCSWAIN in North Carolina.20

about 1827

Birth of son George MCSWAIN in North Carolina.6,18,19

about 1829

Birth of daughter Elizabeth MCSWAIN in Rutherford County, North Carolina.6,21,22,20,23

about 1832

Birth of daughter Rebecca MCSWAIN in North Carolina.6,2

about 1836

Birth of daughter Permelia MCSWAIN in North Carolina.6

about 1838

Birth of son Thomas MCSWAIN in North Carolina.6,7

25th Jun 1854

Death of daughter Rebecca MCSWAIN.2

about 1858

Death of daughter Permelia MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina

8th Jan 1862

Death of Frances W BRIDGES.3,2

after 1870

Death of daughter Sarah MCSWAIN in North Carolina.24

4th Jul 1870

Death of son William D MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.14

22nd Dec 1872

Died in Cleveland County, North Carolina.3,10,1,2

after 22nd Dec 1872

Buried in McSwain Cemetery, Cleveland County, North Carolina.1,2

Other facts

 

Married Frances W BRIDGES

Notes

  • A transcription of gravestone information for Rutherford and ClevelandCounty cemeteries (http://www.rfci.net/wdfloyd/cemm5.html) includesthe information for Thomas McSwain.  His grave had no birth date, butdid give the death date and the age in days.  This was transcribed inthe online registry as:
    "McSwain, Thomas  76 years, 8 [3?] mos, 14 days [= born 8 April 1796] December 22, 1872  McSwain Cemetery, Cleveland Co, NC"

    The date for Thomas' birth in other sources indicates they have readthe number of months as 3 instead of 8.  This yields the date of birth8 September 1796.  Since this is the date used in other genealogies, Ialso am following this interpretation of the grave information.

    If it is actually 8 months, then the birth date would appear to be 8April 1796.

    1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 4 September, p315 (scan 158), Hse/Fam #595
    Thomas McSwain 54 F b NC (b abt 1796)
    Francis [Frances] McSwain 57 F NC (b abt 1793)
    Elizabeth McSwain 21 F b NC (b abt 1829)
    George McSwain 23 M Farmer b NC (b abt 1827)
    Rebecca McSwain 18 F b NC (b abt 1832)
    Permelia McSwain 14 F b NC (b abt 1836)
    Thomas McSwain 12 M b NC (b abt 1838)

    David Holden, a researcher on the McSwains, whom I have found reliableand careful, reports an earlier daughter Sarah, which matches reportsin other genealogies.  This Sarah McSwain married William B McSwain,son of William McSwain (b 1792) and Mary Nancy Bridges.  Holdenreports another early child Mary born in 1820.  Holden also reportsthe first child found here, Elizabeth, but reports her birth year as1821, and her brother William's as 1822.  Note that the enumeratorlisted Elizabeth first, but her age is younger than the followingbrother George.  Could the age be wrong, intending 29 instead of 21 aswritten?

    After Elizabeth, Holden then has daughter Judea (b 1823) and Hannah (b1825) before George, whom we find here in the 1850 census, born about1827.  Note that in addition to this Elizabeth, Holden also reportsanother daughter, born in 1829, named Eliza.  This is the one childothers report under the name Eliza or Elizabeth, born in 1829.Hannah, matching the age given by Holden, appears in the 1870 censusin Thomas' household, as a widow, keeping house for her widowedfather, with a large group of her own children.  (See 1870 censusbelow.)  If Selena was having children as early as Sarah in 1816, thenthe marriage date of 1823 reported in some sources is not correct.

    But in this 1850 census, Elizabeth is only 21 years old, making herborn in 1829.  Holden, unfortunately, has not provided analysis orsources on this section of his genealogy, so in this case, I amuncertain where to place Sarah.  With the birth dates I have, Sarahwould be born in 1816 (1860 census and genealogies) and then there isa gap of years to Elizabeth, born in 1829.  William could be inbetween, in 1822 as Holden proposes.

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    Thomas McSwain
    Birth 1792 NC
    Spouse Name Selena ??? [Bridges]
    Spouse Birth 1793 SC
    [no year of marriage in this text record]

    A year of marriage is reported by David Holden in his profile forFrances Bridges.

    Francis Bridges
    24 Dec 1794 in North Carolina
    Death 8 Jan 1862
    Burial McSwain Cemetery, Mt. Sinai Community, Cleveland Co., NC
    Marriage Thomas McSwain b 8 Sep 1796 in North Carolina
    Children
    1. Sarah McSwain b: ABT 1816 in North Carolina
    2. Mary McSwain b: 28 Jun 1820 in North Carolina
    3. Elizabeth McSwain b: 21 Oct 1821 in North Carolina
    4. William D. McSwain b: ABT 1822 in North Carolina
    5. Judea McSwain b: ABT 1823 in North Carolina
    6. Hannah McSwain b: ABT Nov 1825 in North Carolina
    7. George McSwain b: ABT 1827 in North Carolina
    8. Rebecca McSwain b: ABT 1828 in North Carolina
    9. Eliza McSwain b: ABT 1829 in North Carolina
    10. Permelia McSwain b: ABT Oct 1835 in North Carolina
    11. Thomas McSwain
    --  David Holden,http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dwh1951&id=I126

    Douglas McSwain clears up the conflict in his entry for Elizabeth,reporting her husband as Burwell Blanton McSwain.

    Elizabeth McSwain
    Birth 1829 in NC, Death 1874 in Cleveland County, NC
    Parents Thomas McSwain 1796 - 1872, Frances Bridges 1793 - 1862
    Marriage 7 Oct 1855 Cleveland County, NC to Burwell Blanton McSwain
    --  Douglas McSwain,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4520040/person/-1590235388

    1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 14 August, page72, Hse/Fam #516
    Thomas McSwain 64 M Farmer $700 Real Estate $1368 Personal Estate NC
    Francis McSwain 66 F NC
    Thomas McSwain Jr  22 M Common School Teacher NC

    In the 1870 census, Thomas is a widower, still head of the household,living with his daughter Hannah, age 45, who has also been widowed,and her children.

    1870 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 13 July,Township 3, PO Stices Shoals, page 15 (scan 116), Hse #109, Fam #115
    McSwain, Thomas 74 M Farmer $200 Real Estate $100 Personal  born NorthCarolina [b abt 1796]
    McSwain, Hannah 45 F W Keeping House born North Carolina Cannot reador write [b abt 1825]
    McSwain, Marion L 20 M W Farm Laborer born North Carolina Cannot reador write [b abt 1850]
    McSwain, Perry G 17 F W Farm Laborer born North Carolina Cannot reador write [b abt 1853]
    McSwain, William K 14 M W Farm Laborer born North Carolina Cannot reador write [b abt 1856]
    McSwain, Thos 14 M W Farm Laborer born North Carolina Cannot read orwrite [b abt 1860]
    McSwain, George A 8 M W At Home born North Carolina Cannot read orwrite [b abt 1862]

    -------------------------
    Thomas McSwain
    Birth Sep. 8, 1796
    Death Dec. 22, 1872
    76 yrs., 8 mos., 14 days
    DOB from rootsweb

    Parents:
    William David McSwain (1762 - 1838)
    Judith A. Moore McSwain (1757 - 1831)
    Spouses:
    Jane McSwain (1790 - 1817)
    Frances Bridges McSwain (1794 - 1862)
    Children Rebecca McSwain Ledbetter (1828 - 1854)

    Siblings:
    David McSwain (1782 - 1860)
    Mary McSwain Hamrick (1784 - 1817)
    Hannah McSwain Hamrick (1785 - 1875)
    Sarah McSwain Hamrick (1786 - 1866)
    Elizabeth Jane McSwain Moore (1791 - ____)
    John McSwain (1794 - 1867)
    Judith Moore McSwain Green (1798 - 1875)
    William McSwain (1806 - 1881)

    Burial McSwain Cemetery, Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina

    Created by Elizabeth Olmstead Jun 09, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #38138440,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38138440
    ---------------------------

Sources

  • 1. Rutherford/Cleveland County, NC, Burial Information
    • Name: Name: http://www.rfci.net/wdfloyd/cemm5.html;;
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. Hamrick Data Pages
    • http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hamrick/wga75.html
  • 4. 1870 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 13 July, Township 3, PO Stices Shoals, page 15 (scan 116), Hse #109,
  • 5. RootsWeb ID: I374 -- John Elias Green
    • Location: No longer Online;
  • 6. 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 4 September, p 315 (scan 158), Hse/Fam #595
  • 7. 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 14 August, page 72, Hse/Fam #516
  • 8. One World Tree (sm)
  • 9. My Maternal McSwain Ancestors
  • 10. Ancestry Trees
    • http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm-cgi?op=GET&db=*v133t0575&id=I1176
  • 11. Marriage Records, Family Tree Maker Archive, Vol #403
  • 12. Will of William David McSwain
    • Rutherford County, NC, #489 written February 3, 1833
  • 13. Ancestry Trees
  • 14. McSwain -- Old Rutherford County and Cleveland County, NC, Burials
    • Location: http://www.rfci.net/wdfloyd/cemm5.html;
  • 15. 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 14 August, page 72-73, Hse/Fam #577
  • 16. 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 4 September, p 315, Hse/Fam #593
  • 17. 1900 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 26 June, Boiling Springs, District 49, page 15B, Hse #338, Fam #339
  • 18. 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 11 August, page 69 (scan 881), Hse/Fam #491
  • 19. 1880 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 11 June, Township 2, District 66, page 17 (scan 477), No Hse #159, Fam
  • 20. Hamrick Data Pages
    • http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~hamrick/wga74.html
  • 21. Ancestry Trees
    • Douglas McSwain,
  • 22. 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 10 August, page 66, Hse/Fam #468
  • 23. North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930
  • 24. David Holden, RootsWeb Genealogy
  • 25. 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 4 September, page 315, Hse/Fam #573
  • 26. 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 14 August, page 72, Hse/Fam #515
  • 27. Gravestone of Jane McSwain, wife of Thomas McSwain, death Sept 1817

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