James BRIDGES William MCSWAIN Richard E MCSWAIN Susanna MCSWAIN William B MCSWAIN Mary M MCSWAIN Lavinia Nancy MCSWAIN George Washington MCSWAIN Burwell Blanton MCSWAIN Frances W BRIDGES Elizabeth HAMRICK Mini tree diagram

Mary Nancy BRIDGES1

also known as Nancy BRIDGES1

1789 - UNKNOWN

Life History

1789

Born in North Carolina

16th Apr 1811

Married William MCSWAIN in Rutherford, North Carolina.1

1812

Birth of son Richard E MCSWAIN in North Carolina.2,3

24th May 1813

Birth of daughter Susanna MCSWAIN in North Carolina.2,6,5

about 1815

Birth of son William B MCSWAIN in North Carolina.7,8,9

15th Dec 1815

Birth of daughter Mary M MCSWAIN in Rutherford County, North Carolina.10,2,13,14,15,12

Mar 1819

Birth of daughter Lavinia Nancy MCSWAIN in Rutherford County, North Carolina.17,16,18,19,20

about 1827

Birth of son George Washington MCSWAIN in Rutherford County, North Carolina.2,21,23,24

15th Jul 1829

Birth of son Burwell Blanton MCSWAIN in Rutherford County, North Carolina.26,9,25,27,28,29,30

9th Jan 1864

Death of son George Washington MCSWAIN in Orange County, Virginia.21,22

after 1870

Death of son William B MCSWAIN.7

1st Dec 1879

Death of daughter Susanna MCSWAIN in Double Shoals, Cleveland, North Carolina.4,5

2nd Nov 1889

Death of daughter Mary M MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.10,11,10,12

after 1900

Death of daughter Lavinia Nancy MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.16

13th Sep 1903

Death of son Burwell Blanton MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina.25

UNKNOWN

Death of William MCSWAIN in Cleveland County, North Carolina

UNKNOWN

Death of son Richard E MCSWAIN

UNKNOWN

Died

Notes

  • I think Bridges or Hamrick sources are mistaken about this Nancy bornin 1789 being the daughter of this James Bridges and ElizabethHamrick.  Both these parents are reported as born in 1721.  This Nancyor Mary Nancy was born in 1789!  Her mother would have been 68 yearsold at her birth!  Not very likely!

    Even worse, Nancy's sister Salena is reported by the Hamrickgenealogies as born in 1794!  Yikes!  At least one generation ismissing in here!  I have not had time to sort these Hamricks andBridges out.  Her death is reported to have occurred in 1895, whichwould make her 106 years old.  This is possible, though unusual.

    The children of Nancy's parents are difficult to work out.  Differentfamily sources have different information.  Some have two daughtersnamed Nancy, one born in 1768 and another in 1789, which would be thisone.  Some information indicates that this second Nancy's name wasMary Nancy.  However, one source has this Nancy and a sibling Marywith separate birth information and different husbands.  Too manydetails are missing to be certain.

    A genealogy of Descendants of William Bridges reports three separatesisters, with some information but not all the facts we would like.Nancy Bridges b 1768 is shown as the first child of James Bridges andRebecca Hamrick, while Nancy Bridges born 1789 is the 6th child.  ThisJames Bridges is reported as the son of William Bridges, born about1726 in Prince William County, Virginia.  This James is thought to bethe 5th son of William Bridges.

    The Hamrick family data pages, however, reports the wife of this JamesBridges to be Elizabeth Hamrick, which appears to be a differentperson, rather than the same Rebecca with a different or additionalname.  The Bridges genealogy does indicate some uncertainty as towhether the name of James' wife was Rebecca Hamrick.

    The William Bridges genealogy reports that Nancy Bridges born in 1768married Price Hamrick.  The Bridges genealogy reports that the secondNancy born 1789 married Benjamin Hughes.  Another source indicates shewas Ben's second wife.The Hamrick information does not have a separateNancy born 1789, but appears to show this birth date on another entryfor Nancy who married Price Hamrick.  The death date in both cases is1830, the date given in the Bridges genealogy for the first Nancy born1768.

    The Bridges genealogy reports the third sister to be named Mary andmarried to William McSwain.  This matches earlier information I hadfor Mary Nancy Bridges married to William McSwain.  The Bridgesgenealogy has separate birth and death dates for their second Nancyand their Mary:  Nancy born in 1789 and died 1875 and Mary born in1892.  This source has no death date for Mary.

    If this is based on firm information, this indicates that earlierinformation giving the name of William McSwain's wife Mary Nancyshould be modified to Mary.  I have not found full information on allthese people.  Unfortunately, too many posted sources do not tell howthey arrived at what they post.  Thus I have not been able todefinitely determine which source is reliable.

    Meanwhile the North Carolina marriage records report the marriage ofNancy Bridges to William McSwian in 1811.

    North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004, www.ancestry.com
    William, Sr. McSwain
    Spouse Nancy Bridges
    Marriage 16 Apr 1811, Rutherford County, North Carolina

    One of their sisters Salena W (also known as Frances or Frankie)Bridges married another McSwain named Thomas.  This matches William'sbrother.  Both were sons of William David McSwain and Judith Moore.

    Several genealogies have confused Nancy's husband Wiliam McSwain, bornabt 1792, with another William McSwain born 1806 who married JudithHamrick.  Several have shown the same William married to both thesewives, even though the dates and facts for both families and theirseparate children overlap.

    Mary Bridges
    Birth 27 Jan 1789 in Rutherford, Cleveland, North Carolina
    Death 23 Apr 1895 in North Carolina (age 106)
    Parents James I Bridges 1752-1820
    Rebecca Hamrick b 1753
    Marriage 1806 Rutherford, North Carolina, to William McSwain
    --  TG Davis Family,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/6952036/person/-1194291182

    Note that the date of marriage this genealogy reports is the same yearas the date of birth of the other William McSwian, who marreid JudithHamrick.

Sources

  • 1. North Carolina, Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
  • 2. David Holden, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, October 2007
  • 3. 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 4 September, page 157, Hse/Fam #587
  • 4. Ancestry Trees
    • Ballance and Webber,
  • 5. 1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedules
    • Aug 7 1880, Enumeration District 73, page 1
  • 6. Ancestry Trees
    • TG Davis Family,
  • 7. RootsWeb Genealogy
  • 8. 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 14 August, page 72, Hse/Fam #515
  • 9. 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 4 September, page 315, Hse/Fam #573
  • 10. Beaverdam Baptist Cemetery Register, Shelby, Cleveland County, NorthCarolina
    • Location:http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/cleveland/cemeteries/bdamclev.txt;
  • 11. Hamrick Data Pages
    • http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hamrick/wga75.html
  • 12. Find a Grave Comment
  • 13. 1880 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 3 June, Township 7, Sandy Run, District 71, page 1 (Scan 569A), Hse
  • 14. 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 19 August, page 272, Hse/Fam #297
  • 15. Ancestry Trees
    • Hamrick-McSwain2,
  • 16. 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 19 June, Prairie Township, District 7, Page 13B, Hse #218, Fam #293
  • 17. 1870 Federal Census, Cocke County, Tennessee
    • 23 August, District 9, page 18, Hse #122, Fam #123
  • 18. 1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 10 June, Prairie Township, p 16, Hse #106, Fam #109
  • 19. 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 4 September, p 316, Hse/Fam #597
  • 20. 1860 Federal Census, Buncombe County, North Carolina
    • 10 August, P O Fairview, page 10, Hse/Fam #110
  • 21. U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
  • 22. The Hamrick Generations
    • Name: Edwards and Broughton; Location: Raleigh; Date: 1920;
    • pp 37-38
  • 23. 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 4 September, p 315, Hse/Fam #593
  • 24. 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 13 July, PO not named, page 73, Hse/Fam #48
  • 25. Ancestry Trees
    • Douglas McSwain,
  • 26. 1870 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 13 July, Township 3, PO Stices Shoals, page 15 (scan 116), Hse #111,
  • 27. 1880 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 4 June, Township 2, District 66, page 6 (Scan 471B), Hse #49, Fam #52
  • 28. Hamrick Data Pages
    • http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~hamrick/wga74.html
  • 29. 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 10 August, page 66, Hse/Fam #468
  • 30. North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930

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