George MCSWAIN Mary G MCSWAIN Phillip K MCSWAIN Sarah H MCSWAIN Francis M MCSWAIN Julius Logan MCSWAIN Wiley Carew MCSWAIN Callie D MCSWAIN Matthew Oliver MCSWAIN James Magnus MCSWAIN Harriet L PADGETT Nancy C MCSWAIN William W MCSWAIN James L MCSWAIN Catherine WEATHERS Mini tree diagram

George B MCSWAIN1,6,8,2,9,4,7,10

20th Jun 18531,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 10th Apr 19001,7

Life History

20th Jun 1853

Born in Cleveland County, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5,6,7


Resident in Cleveland County, North Carolina.6

16th Apr 1876

Married Harriet L PADGETT in Arkansas County, Arkansas.9,30,4

3rd Jul 1877

Birth of son Wiley Carew MCSWAIN in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.11,12,13,14,15,2,16,8,17,18

Dec 1879

Birth of daughter Callie D MCSWAIN in Arkansas.2,8,19,20,15,21,7


Residence2 in Prairie Township, Arkansas, Arkansas.2

23rd Jul 1882

Birth of son Matthew Oliver MCSWAIN in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.22,18,11,23,13,17,3,15,16

1st Jan 1885

Birth of son James Magnus MCSWAIN in Arkansas.24,25,15,26,27,14,28,14,29

5th Dec 1897

Death of Harriet L PADGETT in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,7

10th Apr 1900

Died in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,7

after 10th Apr 1900

Buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,7


  • 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 4 August 1860, p 54, Hse/Fam #385
    George McSwain Sr   61 M Farmer $100 Personal Estate b NC
    Catherine McSwain 40  F b NC
    Mary G McSwain 17  F b NC
    Sallie H McSwain  15   F b NC
    Phillip R McSwain  12  M b NC
    Francis M McSwain 10  M b NC
    Julius L McSwain  8  M b NC
    ** George McSwain  7  M b NC **
    Nancy McSwain 6  F b NC
    William W McSwain   5  M b NC
    James L McSwain  1 M b NC
    Mary Weathers 84   F b NC

    About 1865, George moved with his widowed mother and siblings to GIles County, Tennessee.

    1870 Federal Census, Giles County, Tennessee, 15 August, Pulaski, Civil District 4, Enumeration District page 41, Hse/Fam #306
    McSwain, Phelp 21 M W Farmer NC
    McSwain, Catheron 52 F W Keep House  NC
    McSwain, George 17 M W Farm Labor NC

    The McSwains came to Arkansas from North Carolina about 1876, along with other relateives, named Padgett and Weathers.  In 1870 Catherine and son Phillip's family are found in one household in Giles County, Tennessee.  Other later residents of Prairie Township, Arkansas County, Arkansas, also lived in Giles County, such as the Butlers and Davidsons.  George and his wife Harriet were born in North Carolina.  Likewise all the brothers were born in North Carolina, and all their wives were except for William's wife, whom he married in Arkansas, and James, still unmarried at age 21 in the 1880 census.

    I had not found any actual marriage records until November 2010, when coresearcher Stephen McBride found George and Harriet's marriage record.

    Family History Library, Arkansas Marriage Records:
    Groom's Name George B. Mcswain
    Groom's Birth Date 1854
    Groom's Birthplace Not Stated
    Groom's Age 22
    Bride's Name H L Padgett
    Bride's Birth Date 1857
    Bride's Birthplace Not Stated
    Bride's Age 19
    Marriage Date 16 Apr 1876
    Marriage Place Arkansas County, Arkansas

    Their first child Wiley was born in Arkansas, and is reported as 3 years old in June 1880.  The family knows his birth date to be 3 July 1877.  Other factors about the family situation and the record of marriage in Arkansas County, it appears they arrived in Arkansas sometime in early 1876.

    George's brother William and his Arkansas-born wife Sarah had also been married about 3 years at the 1880 census, since their daughter Edna Earl was 2 years old.

    1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 7 June, Prairie Township, District 2, page 9A, Hse #52, Fam #55
    Geo McSwain W M 26 Farmer NC NC NC
    Harriett McSwain W F 23 Wife Housekeeping NC NC NC
    Wiley McSwain  W M 3 Son AR NC NC
    (Infant) McSwain  W F 1 Dau  AR NC NC

    The Infant was Callie D.

    Also living with George and Harriett is the minister of Christ Church Episcopal:
    P D Roberson W M 68 Minister  E Christ C  LA GA SC

    U.S., Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971
    Calvin Tichenor, Appointed 15 Nov 1887 Tichnor
    Geo B McSwain, Appointed 21 Mch 1891
    Arkansas County, Volume #56, p 3, 1882-1892

    I created a memorial for George on Find a Grave.

    George B McSwain
    Birth Jun 20, 1853 Cleveland County, North Carolina
    Death Apr 10, 1900 Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Burial Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Created by Orville Jenkins May 12, 2015
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #146366037,


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