Wiley PADGETT John H PADGETT William Ensley PADGETT John Pinkney PADGETT Mary PADGETT Edna Earl PADGETT Minnie Ola PADGETT Judith N MCSWAIN Mary G MCSWAIN Mary K PADGETT Barbara Ellen PADGETT Martha Elizabeth PADGETT William A PADGETT Nancy Jane PADGETT Susan Caroline PADGETT Burrell Wiley PADGETT Levina PADGETT Harriet L PADGETT Julia N PADGETT Lavinia Nancy MCSWAIN Mini tree diagram
W Edwin PADGETT

W Edwin PADGETT1,10,2,4,11,12,8,6,6,13

22nd Dec 18381,2,3,4,5,6,6 - 12th Nov 19073,4,9

Life History

22nd Dec 1838

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

9th Apr 1862

Married Judith N MCSWAIN in North Carolina.3,6

3rd Jan 1865

Birth of son William Ensley PADGETT in North Carolina.14,11,15,16,17,18,6

1867

Birth of son John Pinkney PADGETT in North Carolina.11,8,6

1870

Resident in District 9, Cocke, Tennessee.7

Oct 1870

Birth of daughter Mary PADGETT in Arkansas.1,8

1872

Birth of daughter Edna Earl PADGETT in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.8,6,19

Nov 1874

Birth of daughter Minnie Ola PADGETT in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.20,8,21,1

1880

Residence2 in Prairie, Arkansas, Arkansas.8

about 1886

Divorced from Judith N MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.6

10th Dec 1886

Married Mary G MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.13,6

about 1888

Death of Mary G MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.6

28th Aug 1897

Death of Judith N MCSWAIN in Ward, Lonoke, Arkansas.3

1900

Residence3 in Austin Station, Lonoke, Arkansas.1

12th Nov 1907

Died in Ward, Lonoke, Arkansas.3,4,9

Notes

  • In the 1850 census, we find Edwin as one of the children of Wyly (43)and Lavinia (31) Padgett in Cleveland, North Carolina, Hse/Fam #597
    Wyly Padgett    43 Male Farmer Born in NC
    Lavinia Padgett 31 Female Born in NC
    John H Padgett 13 Male Born in NC
    Edwin Padgett  12 Male Born in NC
    Mary K Padgett  7 Female Born in NC
    Barbara E Padgett 6 Female Born in NC
    William Padgett   4 Male Born in NC
    Elizabeth Padgett  3 Female Born in NC
    Nancy J Padgett   2 Female Born in NC
    Caroline Padgett   1month Female Born in NC

    This census reports parents and all children born in North Carolina.Note that the 1880 census below reports that Edwin's father was bornin South Carolina.

    The Padgett family is living next door to a McSwain family.  Only onechild is listed on the page with them, John, age 10 months.

    Hamrick Family information lists Edwin/Edmund and his family this way:

    Padgett, Edmond [Edwin] (1838 - 1907)
    b. 22 Dec 1838 in Rutherford,NC
    d. 12 Nov 1907 in Ward, Lonoke, AR
    spouse: McSwain, Judith N (~1841 - )
    - m. in NC
    ----------child: Padgette, William A (*1873 - 1922)
    ----------child: Padgett, Minnie Ola (1874 - 1961)

    Note that the Hamrick information lacks several children shown in theTennessee and Arkansas censuses below.  IN the 1860 and 1870 censuses,we see the Padgetts moving westward on their way ultimately toArkansas County, Arkansas, where they moved with other McSwain,Weathers and Padgett family members.  In 1860, Edwin is reported asEdmon.

    1860 Federal Census, Buncombe County, North Carolina, 10 August, P OFairview, page 10, Hse/Fam #110
    Wiley Padgett 50 M Shoemaker $0 Real Estate $75 Personal Estate bNorth Carolina
    Vina Padgett 42 F Domestic b North Carolina
    Edmon Padgett 21 M Farm Laborer b NC
    Mary Padgett 17 F Domestic b NC
    Ellen Padgett 15 F Domestic b NC
    William Padgett 13 M b NC
    Elizabeth Padgett 13 F b NC
    Nancy Padgett 10 F b NC
    Caroline Padgett 8 F b NC
    Wiley Padgett 6 M b NC
    Vina Padgett 4 F b NC
    Harriet Padgett 2 F b NC

    In 1870, Edwin has moved west and is enumerated in Cocke County,Tennessee, in the mountains of East Tennessee, near the North Carolinaborder.

    1870 Federal Census, Cocke County, Tennessee, 23 August, District 9,page 18, Hse #123, Fam #124
    Padget, Edwin 32 M W Farmer NC  (b abt 1838)
    Padget, Juliah 36  F W Keeping House b North Carolina (b abt 1834)
    Padget, William C [E?] 5 F W b North Carolina (b abt 1865)
    Padget, John P 3 F W b North Carolina (b abt 1867)

    1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 19 June, PrairieTownship (Ethel), District 2, page 24A, Hse #171, Fam #182
    Edwin Padgett  Self M Male W 41 Farmer NC SC NC
    Judy Padgett   Wife M Female W 46 Housekeeping NC NC NC
    W E Padgett   Son S Male W 15 NC NC NC
    John Padgett  Son S Male W 13 Works On Farm NC NC NC
    Mary Padgett  Dau S Female W 9 AR NC NC
    Edna E Padgett  Dau S Female W 7 AR NC NC
    Minneola Padgett  Dau S Female W 5 AR NC NC

    We learn from the Holden Genealogy by David Holden that the full nameof the son W E is William Ensley.

    In 1900 we find Edwin in Lonoke County.  He is now a widow, livingwith two single daughters, Mollie (Mary) age 29 and Minnie age 25.  Welearn from other sources that his wife Judith died in August 1897.They are living in the town of Austin Station in Lonoke County,Arkansas.

    1900 Federal Census, Lonoke County, Arkansas, 5 June. CarolineTownship, District 77, page 2, Austin Station, Hse #36, Fam #37
    Padgett, Edwin Head W M Dec 1838  age 61 Widowed NC SC NC Farmer
    Padgett, Mollie Dau W F Oct 1870  29 Single AR NC NC
    Padgett, Minnie Dau W F Nov 1874  25 Single AR NC NC
    McSwain, Ida  Boarder  Sept 1895  4 AR AR AR

    In their household is a boarder named Ida McSwain.  But Ida's age isonly 4!  She was born in September 1895.  The Padgetts are cousins tothe McSwains in Arkansas County.  I have not been able to account forIda among the families I know.  There are no other McSwains aroundthem.

    There were other McSwains from North Carolina in other counties ofArkansas at this time, and this Ida could be from one of them that Ido not have information on.

    I later found a Hamrick genealogy that adds a few other details, likeEdwin's first initial W.  This may stand for William, since that issuch a prominent name among the Padgetts and related families.

    W Edwin Padgett
    Birth 22 Dec 1838 in NC Death
    12 Dec 1907 in Lonoak, AR
    Spouse Judith N McSwain 1834-1897
    Children:
    John Pinkney Padgett b 1867
    Mary "Mollie" Padgett b 1870
    Edna Earl Padgett 1872-1956
    Minnie Ola Padgett 1874-1961
    --  Hamricks of Ireland,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/9887369/person/-728281014

    I found a marriage record for what looks like this Edwin Padgett inArkansas County, marrying M G McSwain (spelled McSwayne here) in 1886.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Edwin Padgett
    Age 48, Birth Year abt 1838
    Spouse's Name M G McSwayne
    Spouse's Gender Female
    Spouse's Age 43
    Marriage 12 Dec 1886 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 10 Dec 1886

    This record looks like the same W Edwin Padgett who married JudithMcSwain in North Carolina, then moved to Arkansas with other Padgettsand McSwain.

    Edwin was a brother of Martha Elizabeth Padgett, the wife of P KMcSwain, who was a distant cousin of Edwin's wife Judith.  Mary G(Polly) McSwain, also called Ida, was also a cousin of P K, and wasmarried to John Franklin McSwain of the same lineage.

    The personal details match for this Edwin who married Mary G McSwainin 1886 to be the W Edwin Padgett who married Judith McSwain in NorthCarolina.  But the report of death we have for Judith is not until1897. This, however, is from a Hamrick family report, and I have notfound her Arkansas death record.  I have not found Mary G McSwain inthe 1900 census.  W Edwin appears as a widowed father of twodaughters, in Lonoke County, Arkansas.

    The only possibility I can think of to account for this is that Edwinand Judith divorced and Edwin married Mary McSwain.  Another marriagerecord looks like the same Edwin married his former wife Judith(Judie) in 1888, two years after the marriage to M G McSwain.  But Ihave found no divorce record in Arkansas County records.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    E Padgett
    Gender Male
    Age 49, Birth Year abt 1839
    Spouse's Name Judie Padgett
    Spouse's Gender Female
    Spouse's Age 54
    Marriage Date 24 Oct 1888 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 24 Oct 1888

    Edwin was a widower when enumeraterd for the 1900 census in Austin,Lonoke County, Arkansas, about 100 miles northeast of Ethel, Arkansas,where he and Judith first lived with their Padgett and McSwainrelatives when they moved from Tennessee.  Edwin died in Ward, LonokeCounty, Arkansas in 1907.

Sources

  • 1. 1900 Federal Census, Lonoke County, Arkansas
    • 5 June. Caroline Township, District 77, page 2B, Austin Station, Hse
  • 2. 1860 Federal Census, Buncombe County, North Carolina
    • 10 August, P O Fairview, page 10, Hse/Fam #110
  • 3. FamilySearch
  • 4. Hamrick Data Pages
    • http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~Hamrick/wga81.html
  • 5. 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • Hse/Fam #597
  • 6. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 7. 1870 Federal Census, Cocke County, Tennessee
    • District 9, Post Office Newport, Hse #122, Fam #123
  • 8. 1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 19 June, Prairie Township (Ethel), District 2, page 24A, Hse #171, Fam
  • 9. Family Data Collection - Births
  • 10. Ancestry Trees
    • Hamricks of Ireland,
  • 11. 1870 Federal Census, Cocke County, Tennessee
    • 23 August, District 9, page 18, Hse #123, Fam #124
  • 12. 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 4 September, p 316, Hse/Fam #597
  • 13. Judy McSwain Miller
  • 14. 1900 Federal Census, Yell County, Arkansas
    • 13 June, Lamar, District 157, page 10B, Hse #166, Fam #168
  • 15. 1920 Federal Census, Yell County, Arkansas
    • 3 January, Lamar Township, District 191, page 1A, Plainview town, N
  • 16. 1910 Federal Census, Yell County, Arkansas
    • 15 April, Lamar Township, District 168, page 2A, Plainview town, East
  • 17. RootsWeb -- McSwain-Padgett-Moore-Green
    • http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dwh1951&id=I2975
  • 18. Salem Cemetery, Yell County, Arkansas, Register
  • 19. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 20. 1910 Federal Census, Lonoke County, Arkansas
    • 3 May, Ward Township, District 137, page 15A-B, Hse #269, Fam #275
  • 21. 1930 Federal Census, Lonoke County, Arkansas
    • 8 April, Ward Township, District 38, page 4A, Kuckelbur [sic] Rd,

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