Hugh Kerr MCSWAIN Rachel MCSWAIN William S MCSWAIN Emily J MCSWAIN John MCSWAIN Luther Carson MCSWAIN Adalissa MCSWAIN Margaret L MCSWAIN George Davis MCSWAIN Mini tree diagram

Adalissa HOPPER1,3,2

7th Jan 18181,2 - 13th Apr 18572

Life History

7th Jan 1818

Born in Cleveland County, North Carolina.1,2

about 1838

Married Hugh Kerr MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.3,1

30th May 1840

Birth of daughter Rachel MCSWAIN in North Carolina.4,1,5,6

about 1841

Birth of son William S MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.7,1

about 1843

Birth of daughter Emily J MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.1,7

about 1846

Birth of son John MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.1,8

31st Dec 1849

Birth of son Luther Carson MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.7,9,1


Birth of daughter Adalissa MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.10

about 1852

Birth of daughter Margaret L MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.7

13th Jan 1854

Birth of son George Davis MCSWAIN.11

8th Jul 1855

Death of son George Davis MCSWAIN.11

13th Apr 1857

Died in Cleveland County, North Carolina.2

after 13th Apr 1857

Buried in Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery, Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina.2


  • 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 5 September,page 319 (scan 160), Hse/Fam #620
    Hugh K McSwain 33 M Farmer $200 Real Estate b North Carolina
    Ulissa McSwain 32 F b North Carolina Cannot read or write
    Rachel McSwain 11 F b North Carolina
    William S McSwain 9 F b North Carolina
    Emily J McSwain 7 F b North Carolina
    John McSwain 4 F b North Carolina
    Luther C McSwain 8mos F b North Carolina

    Various genealogies reperot that this Ulissa is a tually AdalissaHopper.  Note that the following genelaogy reprots the year of deathas 1856.  The date on her grave is 1857, which I would take asdefinitive.

    Adalissa Hopper
    Birth 7 Jan 1818 in Cleveland, North Carolina
    Death 13 Apr 1856 in Cleveland Co, NC
    William Hopper 1777 - 1854
    Rebecca Sarratt 1784 - 1847
    Marriage to Hugh Kerr McSwain 1840 Cleveland, North Carolina
    -- Carver,

    If Adalissa died in April of either 1857 or 1856, it appears that sheis not the mother of Hugh's son Peter Willis McSwain, who is reportedas 2 years old in 1860, thus born in about 1858.  At age 2, however,it could have been later 1857.  However, in 1880, Peter is reported as21, making it more likely tat he was born in mid to later 1858, not1857.  I have found no actual birth record, or burial information thatreports his birth date.  It seems more likely that Peter's mother wasCatherine Davis, who would have thus married Hugh Kerr McSwain inabout 1857 or the first part of 1858.  I have found no marriage recordfor them.

    The children reported in Adalaiss's memorial on Find a Grave arecalculated by Find a Grave form memorials that have ben posted.  Sothis list cannot be exhaustive.

    Adlissa Hopper McSwain
    Birth Jan. 18, 1818 Rutherford County, North Carolina
    Death Apr. 13, 1857
    d/o William & Rebecah Sarratt Hopper
    Spouse Hugh Kerr McSwain (1817 - 1899)
    Rachel McSwain Padgett (1840 - 1888)*
    Luther Carson McSwain (1849 - 1913)*
    Adlissa McSwain (1851 - 1931)*
    George Davis McSwain (1854 - 1855)*
    *Calculated relationship
    Burial Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery, Blacksburg, Cherokee County,South Carolina
    Created by Elizabeth Dec 18, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #32257053,


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