David M MCSWAIN Samuel O MCSWAIN William MCSWAIN John MCSWAIN David MCSWAIN Louisa Jane MCSWAIN Sarah Elizabeth MCSWAIN Margaret S MCSWAIN John D MCSWAIN Nancy Jane MCSWAIN Mary Lucinda MCSWAIN J Cynthia MCSWAIN George Washington MCSWAIN William Kaiser MCSWAIN Lucinda P WRIGHT Berry MCSWAIN Drury D MCSWAIN Susanna HAMRICK Mini tree diagram
George Washington MCSWAIN

George Washington MCSWAIN1,3,4,5,6,7,2,8

23rd Jul 18211,3,4,5,6,7,2 - 25th Jun 19091,5,2

Life History

23rd Jul 1821

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

13th May 1841

Married Lucinda P WRIGHT in Rutherford County, North Carolina.5,16

about 1843

Birth of daughter Sarah Elizabeth MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.5,4

16th Nov 1843

Birth of daughter Margaret S MCSWAIN in Rutherford County, North Carolina.7,5,4

8th Feb 1846

Birth of son John D MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.9,10,5,7,1,4

13th Oct 1849

Birth of daughter Nancy Jane MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.11,4,7,3

16th Oct 1850

Birth of daughter Mary Lucinda MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.6,7,12,8,2

13th Mar 1853

Birth of daughter J Cynthia MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.7,2

26th Jul 1855

Birth of son George Washington MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.6,7,13,14

30th Mar 1859

Birth of son William Kaiser MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.7,15,5

before 1909

Death of Lucinda P WRIGHT in Cleveland County, North Carolina.8,2

25th Jun 1909

Died in Rutherford County, North Carolina.1,5,2

after 25th Jun 1909

Buried in Beaver Dam Baptist Cemetery, Shelby, Cleveland, North Carolina.1,2

Notes

  • 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 27 August, page294, Hse/Fam #456
    George McSwain 30 M Farmer $100 Real Estate b NC [b abt 1820]
    Lucinda McSwain 32 F VA [b abt 1818]
    Sarah E McSwain 7 F NC [b abt 1843]
    Margaret S McSwain 6 M b NC [b abt 1844]
    John D McSwain 4 M b NC [b abt 1846]
    Nancy J McSwain 11mos F NC [b abt June 1849]

    1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 14 August, page134, Hse/Fam #967
    George W McSwain 40 M Farmer $230 Real Estate $404 Personal  bornNorth Carolina [noted that David Sr is his father]
    Lucinda McSwain 42 F born North Carolina
    David M McSwain, Sr 78 M born North Carolina [father of George W]
    Margaret McSwain 16 F born North Carolina
    John D McSwain 14 M born North Carolina
    Nancy J McSwain 12 F born North Carolina
    Mary L McSwain 10 F born North Carolina
    Cyntha A McSwain 8 F born North Carolina
    George W McSwain 5 M born North Carolina
    William McSwain 1 M born North Carolina

    1880 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 1 June,Township 7, Sandy Run, District 71, page 1 (Scan 569A), Hse/Family #3
    George McSwain W M  59 Father Farmer NC NC NC [b abt 1821]
    Lucinda McSwain W F 61 Wife House Keeper  VA VA VA [b abt 1819]
    N J McSwain W F 27  Dau NC NC VA [b abt 1853]

    The following entry in the 1900 census appears to be this same GeorgeMcSwain, but he is a widow.  He is living in a household with hissingle daughter Nancy J, who is 50 years old, and a grandson whosemother was born in Virginia.  Note that the mother of Nancy isreported as born in North Carolina, as we expect for Lucinda from the1860 census.  All other data for George match.  This gives us a moreexact birth date in 1821.

    I see that grandson John W Blanton's mother was born in Virginia.Since he has a different last name, his mother would have been adaughter of George, all of whose children I would expect to have beenborn in North Carolina.

    1900 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 5 June, SandyRun, Township 7, District 58, page 2B, Hse/Fam #34
    McSwain, George Head  W M July 1821 78 Widowed NC NC NC Farmer Owns
    McSwain, Nancy J  Dau W F Oct 1849 50 Single NC NC NC
    Blanton, John W  Grandson W M Oct 1880  19 Single NC NC VA

    The Blanton Genealogy fills in a lot of details and provides the nameof the children.  The Nancy in this list matches the Nancy in the 1900census.  Note that the genealogy provides George's middle name asWashington, which I suspected from the initial W in 1860.  There wereother individuals in this clan named George Washington McSwain.  Thereare Georges in every generation, creating some confusion in trying tosort out records, which are notoriously vague and undetailed in the1800s.  Several are known only by their first name, and could alsohave been named after the first president.

    George Washington McSwain
    Birth 23 Jul 1821 in Rutherford, North Carolina
    Death 25 Jun 1909 in Rutherford, North Carolina
    Parents David McSwain 1782-1854
    Susanna Hamrick 1802-1894
    Marriage 13 May 1841 Rutherford, North Carolina, to Lucinda P Wright
    Children:
    Margaret S McSwain 1843 - 1926
    Sarah Elizabeth McSwain b 1843
    John D McSwain 1846 - 1913
    Nancy J McSwain b 1849
    Mary McSwain 1850 - 1928
    J Cinthia McSwain 1856 - 1915
    George McSwain b 1856
    William McSwain 1859 - 1945
    --  Blanton Family,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/9854432/person/-729195320?ftm=1

    The grave registry of Beaverdam Baptist Cemetery in Shelby, NorthCarolina, reports George's date of death as 25 June 1900, not 1909 asthe genealogies report.  A photo of his gravestone was published in2011 clarifying clearly that the yaer of death was 1909.  This date of1900 is reported in both the cemetery listing by W D Floyd, who hasprovided lists of many cemeteries in the area, and the entry on Find aGrave.

    I note also that unsourced reports in genealogies of the burial ofGeorge's wife Lucinda Wright McSwain also report her buried in theBeaverdam Cemetery.  On Floyd's list for that cemetery, her nameapepars only as L McSwain, with no dates.  The memorial reports thedates unreadable, and the photo later posted confirms this.  Onegenealogy reports, with no documentation or comment, a death date of 1Feb 1897 for Lucinda.

    George Washington McSwain
    Birth Jul. 23, 1821
    Death Jun. 25, 1900 [1909]
    Spouse Lucinda Wright McSwain
    Children:
    Sarah Hamrick McSwain Champion (1842 - 1915)
    Margaret Susannah McSwain Melton (1843 - 1926)
    John David McSwain (1846 - 1913)
    J. Cynthia McSwain Greene (1853 - 1915)
    Burial Beaver Dam Baptist Church, Shelby, Cleveland County, NorthCarolina
    Created by Elizabeth Marlow O. Jan 10, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #32811784,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32811784

Sources

  • 1. Beaverdam Baptist Cemetery Register, Shelby, Cleveland County, NorthCarolina
    • Location:http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/cleveland/cemeteries/bdamclev.txt;
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. 1900 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 5 June, Sandy Run, Township 7, District 58, page 2B, Hse/Fam #34
  • 4. 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 27 August, page 294, Hse/Fam #456
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Blanton Family,
  • 6. 1880 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 1 June, Township 7, Sandy Run, District 71, page 1 (Scan 569A),
  • 7. 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 14 August, page 134, Hse/Fam #967
  • 8. North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975
  • 9. 1870 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 23 August, Township 7, PO Mooresboro, page 7, Hse #50, Fam #53
  • 10. 1900 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 4 June, Sandy Run, Township 7, District 58, page 2A, Hse/Fam #23
  • 11. Hamrick Data Pages
    • http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~hamrick/wga75.html
  • 12. 1900 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 4 June, Sandy Run, Township 7, District 58, page 1B, Hse/Fam #17
  • 13. McSwain -- Old Rutherford County and Cleveland County, NC, Burials
    • Location: http://www.rfci.net/wdfloyd/cemm5.html;
  • 14. 1900 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 5 June, Sandy Run, Township 7, District 58, page 2B, Hse/Fam #20
  • 15. North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975
    • #17661
  • 16. Hamrick Data Pages
    • http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~hamrick/wga74.html

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