David MCSWAIN Mother UNKNOWN Mini tree diagram
Unknown MCSWAIN

Unknown MCSWAIN2

16751 - UNKNOWN

Life History

1675

Born in Isle of Skye, Scotland.1

about 1700

Birth of son David MCSWAIN in Isle of Skye, Scotland.5,2,3,6,4

1770

Death of son David MCSWAIN in Rutherford County, North Carolina.2,3,4

5th Jul 2002

Record Change

UNKNOWN

Died

Other facts

 

Married Mother UNKNOWN

Notes

  • Most sources lack the name of David McSwain's father.  His mother'sname is likewise unknown.  A few sources have a birth date for David'sfather.

    The Ballance family genealogy is one of those that reports a date ofbirth for David's father:
    (Unknown First Name) McSwain
    Birth 1675 in Isle of Skye, Scotland
    Death in Isle of Skye, Scotland;  (Wife Unknown)
    Son David McSwain 1700 - 1770
    --  BALLANCE Family,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11896024/person/-35150885

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    Clan MacQueen
    SCOTTISH RAMPANT LION

    The Macqueens or Clan Revan are a Celtic race. They were of theHebrides, and the founder of the clan is supposed to have beenRoderick Dhu Revan MacSweyn or Macqueen. In the thirteenth centuryCastle Sween, in Kintyre, was occupied by MacSweens. There wereMacSweens among the Lamont clansmen executed at Dunoon in 1646.
    The ancestor of the MacEwans was called Swene MacEwan. The HebrideanMacqueens were subject to the Lords of the Isles. The Macqueens ofCorrybrough, an offshoot, settled in Strathdearn. When the 10thMackintosh married Mora MacDonald of Moidart, Revan-MacMulmor MacAngusand Donald MacGillandrish came with the bride, and settled near hernew abode.

    John and Sweyn Macqueen signed the Clan Chattan Bond of 1609. CaptainDonald Macqueen, 7th of Corrybrough, died in 1813. He was succeeded byhis son, Donald, Captain 2nd Madras Cavalry, who was succeeded by hisbrother, John Fraser Macqueen, Q.C. He died in 1881. The chiefship,but not the estate, fell to his brother, Lachlan, of the East IndiaCompany. Lachlan died in 1896, and was succeeded by his only son,Donald, as Chief, who was resident in New Zealand.

    The Macqueens of Pollochaig, Clune and Strathnoon are the leadingcadets. The Clan MacSweyn is officially regarded as distinct from thatof Macqueen, and the arms of the MacSweyn Chief have been registeredas such.
    --  Clan MacQueen,http://www.scottishclans.webspace.virginmedia.com/clan-macqueen.htm
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    The McSwains are related to both the McQueens and theMcDonalds/MacDonald clans, and are a part of the clan confederationfamously known as the  Clan Chattan.  There are McSuain sub-septs inMcQueen and McSwain sub-septs in McDonald, and you will findreferences to various configuration and suggested Tartans related tothose two broad clan groups.  In Ireland, the name is associatedhistorically with the McQueens, and the name is found in the Sweeny,McSweeney and other variations of the descendants of the sameancestors.

    As well as being descended from the Viking settlers, some of whomfirst came as mercenaries, they claim descent from the original IrishHigh Kings.

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    MacQueen History
    From the gaelic 'Mac Shuibhe' or 'son of Sweyn', the MacSween clanclaim kinship with the Irish high kings, of the same descent as thegreat clan Donald.

    A number of MacQueens are said to have provided an escort at themarriage between the daughter of the clan Ranald and the chief of clanMacKintosh. After this union took place, many of them did not returnto their homelands but chose to settle around the Findhorn valley.This branch of the family, known as clan Revan became part of thegreat federation of clans known as Clan Chattan and by the sixteenthcentury they were in possession of the lands of Corrybrough. Theybecame a prominent and important family of the district.

    The MacQueen clansmen are also numerous on the islands of Skye andLewis and yet another branch of the family held lands at Castle Sweenin Argyllshire.

    The Hebridean branch of the MacQueens have long enjoyed a reputationas outstanding fishermen and also boast of having the Rev. DonaldMacQueen as a kinsman. He was a minister on the isle of Skye in theeighteenth century and was described as "the most intelligent man inSkye". He was looked up to by his kinsmen and also won the admirationof Dr. Samuel Johnson, who was introduced to him on his famous tour ofthe Western Isles.

    From the eighteenth century onwards the fortunes of the MacQueen clanfailed, and the chiefs are believed to have emigrated to New Zealand.The family are now widely scattered throughout Scotland and much ofthe English-speaking world, and the chiefship of the clan is notestablished at the moment.
    --  Scot Clans,http://www.scotclans.com/scottish_clans/clan_macqueen/history.html
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Sources

  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Ballance Family,
  • 2. Ancestry Trees
    • Lawson Family Tree
  • 3. Douglas McSwain Genealogy
    • http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/c/s/Doug-Mcswain/WEBSITE-
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. McSwain Cemetery Transcription, by W D Floyd
    • Name: Name:http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/cleveland/cemeteries/mcswain.txt;;
  • 6. RootsWeb ID: I4695 -- William McSwain
    • Name: Name:http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=prsjr&id=I4695;;

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