Sarah Lucy THROCKMORTON Sarah RANDALL Mini tree diagram

William Riley UPCHURCH3,4,5,1,2

26th Apr 18241,2 - 26th Dec 18933,2

Life History

26th Apr 1824

Born in North Carolina.1,2

about 1849

Death of Sarah RANDALL in Stanly County, North Carolina.5

26th Dec 1893

Died in Stanly County, North Carolina.3,2

after 26th Dec 1893

Buried in Cedar Grove UMC Cemetery, Norwood, Stanly County, North Carolina.3,2

about 1949

Married Sarah Lucy THROCKMORTON.4,5

Other facts


Married Sarah RANDALL


  • One genealogy has his middle name as Ranson, reporting Riley as anickname.

    "I always remembered my g.g.g.grandmothers name being Sarah Lucy Throgor Throckmorton, I saw her gravestone beside William Riley Upchurch ata church somewhere in Stanly county years ago, my g.g.g.grandfatherCharles McSwain is buried beside his first wife Luraner WashburnMcSwain at Cedar Grove near Norwood, N.C."
    --  Larry McSwain, Comment on an Ancestry Tree, 11 Sep 2014

    "Marriage Contract with W. R. Upchuch - According to research by ErwinUpchurch, the marriage agreement 'setting forth that none of theproperty including the dower in lands left her by her first husband,Charles McSwain, should go to pay any debts of said Upchurch, and thatshe should have said property all in her own name to do with as shepleased.'  This agreement was duly executed and is recorded in theRegister of Deeds office in Stanly Co., NC."
    --  Robin Cacopardo, Schiebler/Cacopardo Family Tree, Ancestry Trees,

    "Sarah Lucy (Laraner) Throckmorton McSwain married William RileyUpChurch in Norwood, Stanly county N.C. after Charles McSwain died in1848.  I figured she must have married him in the early 1850's, healready had a couple of children from a previous marriage,I think hewas married to a Sarah Randall, one of his boy's was named Osborne,this name was carried down in my family, Osborne Benjamin McSwain myg.g. and my father Jack Osborne McSwain."
    --  Larry McSwain, personal communication via Ancestry Messaging toOrville Boyd Jenkins, 6 December 2014

    U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865
    William R Upchurch
    Residence Stanly County, North Carolina, North Carolina
    Farmer, Age at Enlistment 36
    Birth Date abt 1826
    Enlistment 25 Mar 1862 Stanly County, North Carolina, Private
    Enlisted in Company I, North Carolina 52nd Infantry Regiment on 28 Apr1862.
    Promoted to Full Corporal on 01 Nov 1864.
    Sources North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster

    William Riley Upchurch
    Birth Apr. 26, 1824 North Carolina
    Death Dec. 26, 1893 Stanly County, North Carolina
    Burial Cedar Grove UMC Cemetery, Norwood, Stanly County, NorthCarolina
    Created by William Poplin Apr 26, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #89158531,


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