Thomas Miner MCSWAIN Effie A MCSWAIN Walter Edmond MCSWAIN Henry Garland MCSWAIN Levi Bradley LASTER Benjamin Walker STOKES Mallie Antonia MCSWAIN La Sedaylia MCSWAIN Ethel Agnes MCSWAIN Ida E MCSWAIN Thomas R MCSWAIN Mary Jackson EVANS Mini tree diagram

Gula Virgina MCSWAIN7,8,3,8,4,5,6,1,2

Sep 18893,4,5,6,2 - 4th Feb 19391,2

Life History

Sep 1889

Born in Arkansas.3,4,5,6,2

5th Jul 1908

Married Levi Bradley LASTER in Johnson County, Arkansas.8

21st Feb 1927

Divorced from Levi Bradley LASTER in Johnson County, Arkansas.7

26th Feb 1927

Married Benjamin Walker STOKES in Franklin County, Arkanss.8,1

1929

Death of Benjamin Walker STOKES in Johnson County, Arkansas.2

15th Mar 1938

Death of Levi Bradley LASTER in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.9,10,2

4th Feb 1939

Died in Johnson County, Arkansas.1,2

after 4th Feb 1939

Buried in Shrigley Cemetery, Coal Hill ,Johnson County, Arkansas.1,2

Notes

  • 1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 24 June, Ward Township,District 44, page 16B, Hse #272, Fam #280
    McSwain, Thos M Head  W M Mar 1855 45 Married 19 yrs NC NC NC FarmerRents
    McSwain, Mary J Wife W F June 1862 37 Married 19 yrs 7 children/6living AR TN TN
    McSwain, Goula V Daughter W F Sep 1887 12 Single AR NC AR Servant

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Levi Laster
    Age: 21, Birth Year 1887
    Residence: Coal Hill, Johnson, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name: Gula McSwain
    Spouse's Age: 18
    Spouse's Residence: Coal Hill, Johnson, Arkansas
    Marriage 5 Jul 1908 Johnson County
    Marriage License Date: 3 Jul 1908

    Goulia Virginia McSwain
    Birth ABT Sep 1887 in Arkansas
    Death 4 Feb 1939
    Burial Shrigley Cemetery, Johnson Co, AR
    Father Thomas M. McSwain b 10 Mar 1855 in North Carolina
    Mother Mary (Mollie) J. Evans b 14 Jun 1863 in Arkansas
    Marriage 1 5 Jul 1908 Levi B. Laster b 22 Aug 1888 in Arkansas
    Divorced Feb 21, 1927.
    Children
    Homer L. Laster b 17 Jul 1909 in Arkansas
    Amy Laster b 10 Nov 1912 in Arkansas
    Myrtis Laster b ABT 1915 in Arkansas
    Marriage 2: 26 Feb 1927 Benjamin Walker Stokes b 26 Feb 1884 inArkansas
    Children:
    Gerald Stokes b ABT 1927 in Arkansas
    --  David Holden,http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dwh1951&id=I67274

    In 1910 Levi and Gula were the last family listed in Lee Township ofJohnson County, Arkansas.

    1910 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 4 May, Lee Township,District 61, page 2A,  Hse #244, Fam #247
    Laster, Levi Head M W 21 Married 4 years AR AR AL Farm Laborer [b abt1889]
    Laster, Gertie (? Gula) F W 21 Married 4 years AR MS MS No Occupation[b abt 1889]
    Laster, Homer Son M W 8mos Single AR TN AR [b abt Aug 1809]

    1920 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 6 January, Hartman,District 74, page 4A, Hse #66, Family #70
    Laster, Levi B Head Rents M W 32  AR KS OK Laborer, Bridging (b abt1887)
    Laster, Gulia Wife F W 32  No children AR TN AR (b abt 1887)
    Laster, Homer Son M W 10  AR AR AR (b abt 1909)
    Laster, Amy Dau F W 7  AR AR AR (b abt 1909)
    Laster, Myrtis Dau F W 4yrs5mos  AR AR AR (b abt Aug 1915)

    Arkansas Divorce Index, 1923-1939
    Volume 14, Docket #1334
    Plaintiff Levi Laster
    Defendent Name Gula
    Divorce 21 Feb 1927 Johnson County

    Gula got married again 5 days after her divorce was granted.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    B W Stokes
    Age 43, Birth Year 1884
    Residence Coal Hill, Johnson, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Virginia McSwain
    Spouse's Age 38
    Spouse's Residence Coal Hill, Franklin, Arkansas
    Marriage 26 Feb 1927 Franklin County
    Marriage License Date 26 Feb 1927

    1930 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas, 19 April, Coal Hill,District 3, page 7A, New Town, Hse #138, Fam #145
    Stokes, B W Head Rents $7 M W 46  First married at age 20 AR KY USFarmer
    Stokes, Goolia Wife F W 44 First married at age 18 AR KY AR
    Stokes, Homer Son M W 20 Single AR AR AR
    Stokes, Amie Dau F W 17 Single AR AR AR
    Stokes, Myrtis Dau F W 14 Single AR AR AR

    Gulia Stokes
    Birth 1889
    Death 1939
    Parents:
    Thomas Miner McSwain (1855 - 1910)
    Mary Jackson Evans McSwain (1863 - 1942)
    Spouses:
    Benjamin Walker Stokes (1884 - 1929)
    Levi Bradley Laster (1888 - 1938)
    Siblings:
    Henry Garland McSwain (1886 - 1940)
    La Sedaylia McSwain (1894 - 1896)
    Burial Shrigley Cemetery, Johnson County, Arkansas
    Created by Brenda Huntley May 05, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #19238822,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19238822

Sources

  • 1. Ancestry Trees
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. 1910 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 4 May, Lee Township, District 61, page 2A,  Hse #244, Fam #247
  • 4. 1930 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 19 April, Coal Hill, District 3, page 7A, New Town, Hse #138, Fam #145
  • 5. 1920 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 6 January, Hartman, District 74, page 4A, Hse #66, Family #70
  • 6. 1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Arkansas
    • 24 June, Ward Township, District 44, page 16B, Hse #272, Fam #280
  • 7. Arkansas Divorce Index, 1923-1939
    • Volume 14, Docket #1334
  • 8. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 9. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
  • 10. U.S., Headstone Applications, 1925-1963

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