John David MCSWAIN William Adney MCSWAIN Gabriel Washburn MCSWAIN Priscilla MCSWAIN Eunice MCSWAIN Catherine MCSWAIN Charles J MCSWAIN George A MCSWAIN Margaret MCSWAIN Nancy MCSWAIN Martin Moore MCSWAIN David K MCSWAIN Sarah Ann MCSWAIN Minor M MCSWAIN Lurany WASHBURN Thomas Asbury MCSWAIN Sarah Lucy THROCKMORTON Margaret MCSWAIN Catherine ROBERTSON Mini tree diagram

Charles MCSWAIN3,2,7,2,7

13th Aug 17863,2,4 - 18th Dec 18485,6,2

Life History

13th Aug 1786

Born in Rutherford County, North Carolina.3,2,4

1st Jan 1814

Married Lurany WASHBURN in Stanley, Gaston, North Carolina.26,6

5th Nov 1814

Birth of son William Adney MCSWAIN in North Carolina.8,2

25th Jan 1817

Birth of son Gabriel Washburn MCSWAIN in North Carolina.9,10,11,2,12

about 1818

Birth of daughter Priscilla MCSWAIN in North Carolina.8

12th Aug 1819

Birth of daughter Eunice MCSWAIN in Rutherford County, North Carolina.13,14,2

about 1823

Birth of daughter Catherine MCSWAIN in North Carolina

about 1824

Birth of son Charles J MCSWAIN in North Carolina.13

2nd Apr 1825

Birth of son George A MCSWAIN in Stanly County, North Carolina.15,16,17

about 1827

Birth of daughter Margaret MCSWAIN in North Carolina

22nd Aug 1828

Birth of daughter Nancy MCSWAIN in North Carolina.8,2

30th Oct 1829

Birth of son Martin Moore MCSWAIN in Stanly County, North Carolina.13,18,19,20,21,22,2

about 1830

Birth of son David K MCSWAIN in Stanly County, North Carolina.23

14th Sep 1834

Birth of daughter Sarah Ann MCSWAIN in North Carolina.13

about 1836

Birth of son Minor M MCSWAIN in Stanly County, North Carolina.24

15th Sep 1845

Death of Lurany WASHBURN in Ugly Creek, Stanly, North Carolina.6,25,2

18th Dec 1848

Died in Ugly Creek, Stanly, North Carolina.5,6,2

after 18th Dec 1848

Buried in Cedar Grove UMC Cemetery, Norwood, Stanly County, North Carolina.1,2

about 1849

Birth of son Thomas Asbury MCSWAIN in Norwood, Stanly, North Carolina.8,4,4

about 1948

Married Sarah Lucy THROCKMORTON in Norwood, Stanly, North Carolina


  • The part of Rutherford County, North Carolina, where David McSwain and his family lived became part of Stanley County when Rutherford was divided into smaller portions.  They lived at Ugly Creek, later called Hardy Creek.

    The Washburn Genealogy provides good information about Charles and Lurany (Lewraner) and their children.

    8. LEWRANER WASHBURN (GABRIEL) was born December 05, 1794, and died September 15, 1845 in Home, Near Ugly Creek, Stanley County, NC. She married CHARLES MCSWAIN January 01, 1814, son of DAVID MCSWAIN and CATHERINE ROBERTSON. He was born August 13, 1786, and died December 19, 1848 in Home, Near Ugly Creek, Stanley County, NC.
    Burial Cedar Grove Methodist Church Cemetery
    28. i. WILLIAM ADNEY MCSWAIN, b. November 05, 1814, Montgomery Cnty, NC; d. January 07, 1866, Laurens County, SC.
    ii. MARGARET MCSWAIN, b. October 31, 1815; m. RICHARD RANDLE, November 05, 1833.
    29. iii. GABRIEL MCSWAIN, b. January 25, 1817.
    30. iv. PRISCILLA D MCSWAIN, b. February 01, 1818.
    v. EUNICE NICEY MCSWAIN, b. August 12, 1819; m. PATRICK B. UPCHURCH, April 20, 1837.
    vi. DAVID K MCSWAIN, b. November 05, 1820.
    vii. ELIZABETH MCSWAIN, b. January 01, 1822.
    31. viii. CATHERINE MCSWAIN, b. April 15, 1823.
    32. ix. CHARLES J MCSWAIN, b. March 24, 1824.
    33. x. GEORGE A MCSWAIN, b. April 02, 1825.
    xi. JOHN MCSWAIN, b. March 14, 1826.
    34. xii. NANCY MCSWAIN, b. August 22, 1828; d. May 10, 1906.
    35. xiii. MARTIN MOORE MCSWAIN, b. October 30, 1829.
    xiv. LURANER MCSWAIN, b. December 01, 1830.
    36. xv. MINER M MCSWAIN, b. January 14, 1832.
    --  Descendants of Gabriel Washburn,

    "Charles had 16 children by his first wife Luraner, my g.g. grandfather Thomas Asbury McSwain was by his second wife Sarah Lucy Throckmorton McSwain, this right before his death in 1848."
    --  Larry McSwain, personal Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 3 December 2014

    David Holden reports that Charles' parents were David McSwain and Priscilla (Last name unknown).  It seems to me that the David who was Charles' father was born in 1750 in Virginia.  He also appears to be the one who was called John, or John David, and was married to Rebecca Cowart and Catheirine Robinson.  Catherine is reported by several family genealogies as the mother of Charles born in 1786.

    Charles McSwain
    Birth 13 Aug 1786 in North Carolina
    Death 19 Dec 1848
    Burial Cedar Grove United Methodist Cemetery, Norwood, Stanly Co., NC
    Father David McSwain b 1 Mar 1734 in Maryland
    Mother Priscilla <Unknown>
    Marriage Lewraner Washburn b 5 Dec 1794
    William Adney McSwain b 5 Nov 1814 in North Carolina
    Margaret McSwain
    Gabriel Washburn McSwain b 25 Jan 1817 in North Carolina
    Priscilla D McSwain b ABT 1818 in North Carolina
    Eunice (Nicey) McSwain b 12 Aug 1819 in North Carolina
    Catherine McSwain b ABT 1823 in North Carolina
    Charles J McSwain b ABT 1824 in North Carolina
    George A McSwain b ABT 1825 in North Carolina
    Nancy McSwain b 22 Aug 1828 in North Carolina
    Martin Moore McSwain b ABT 1829 in North Carolina
    David K McSwain b ABT 1830 in North Carolina
    Minor M McSwain b ABT 1832 in North Carolina
    Sarah Ann McSwain b 14 Sep 1834 in North Carolina
    Marriage 2 Sarah Lucy Throckmorton
    Children Thomas Asbury McSwain b ABT 1849 in North Carolina
    --  David Holden,

    I'm glad to hear from You Orville, my line goes like this, My father was Jack Osborne McSwain, he died in Pembroke Pines, Florida, his father was William Boyd McSwain, who was married to Bonnie Mitchell, had 3 boys, she died and he remarried Mary Kiser, they had 2 girls.

    Next comes Osborne Benjamin McSwain, he was married to Amanda Childers, they were from down about Cherokee county S.C., Osborne's father was Thomas Asbury McSwain, mother Alice (Aly Ann) Carpenter, then comes Charles McSwain who was married to Luraner Washburn McSwain, he and she had abt. 16 children together, she died, I should have her death date somewhere in my records, probably in the 1840s, he then married my g.g.g.grandmother Sarah L. Throckmorton.

    Charles's father was David McSwain, I think his mother was Catherine Robertson.
    --  Larry McSwain, personal Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 5 December 2014

    Charles McSwain
    Birth unknown
    Death Dec 19, 1848
    Spouse Lurane R McSwain (____ - 1847)
    Daughter Eunice McSwain Upchurch (1819 - 1897)
    Age at death 62 yrs 4 months 2 days
    Burial Cedar Grove UMC Cemetery, Norwood, Stanly County, North Carolina
    Created by William Poplin Apr 26, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #89158446,


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • James Isaacs,
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. Ancestry Trees
    • Kari Upchurch,
  • 4. South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1965
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Lawson Family Tree
  • 6. Washburn Genealogy
  • 7. Larry Dean McSwain, personal communication
  • 8. RootsWeb Trees
  • 9. 1880 Federal Census, Nevada County, Arkansas
    • 29 June, Alabama Township, page 34, Hse/Fam #1
  • 10. 1870 Federal Census, Columbia County, Arkansas
    • 8 July, Alabama Township, p 4, PO Falcon Arkansas, Hse/Fam #32
  • 11. Ancestry Comments
  • 12. 1850 Federal Census, Marshall County, Mississippi
    • 15 November, Northern Division, scan p 345, Hse/Fam #902
  • 13. Ancestry Trees
  • 14. Mt Zion Cemetery, Lexington, Cleveland, Oklahoma
  • 15. Ancestry Trees
    • Schiebler/Cacopardo,
  • 16. 1860 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Arkansas
    • 25 September, Talladega Township, p 21, PO Locust Grove, Hse/Fam #146
  • 17. 1850 Federal Census, Stanly County, North Carolina
    • 4 October, Ross District 8, page 103 (scan 52), Hse #727, Fam #733
  • 18. North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930
  • 19. 1850 Federal Census, Stanly County, North Carolina
    • 31 July, Center, page 8A, Hse #105, Fam #106
  • 20. 1860 Federal Census, Stanly County, North Carolina
    • 18 July, PO Albemarle, page 129 (scan 65), Hse #936, Fam #940
  • 21. 1870 Federal Census, Stanly County, North Carolina
    • 19 August, Center, PO Albemarle, page 8, Hse/Fam #54
  • 22. 1880 Federal Census, Stanly County, North Carolina
    • 2 June, Centre [sic], District 202, page 3, Hse/Fam #3
  • 23. 1860 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Arkansas
    • 25 September, Talladega Township, p 20, PO Locust Grove, Hse/Fam #138
  • 24. 1860 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Arkansas
    • 25 September, Talladega Township, p 20, PO Locust Grove, Hse/Fam #139
  • 25. Ancestry Trees
    • Lawson Family Tree,
  • 26. Ancestry Trees
    • James Isaacs,

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