David MCSWAIN Charles MCSWAIN William David MCSWAIN James MCSWAIN Mini tree diagram
Margaret Etta SERGEANT

Margaret Etta SERGEANT4,2,3

also known as Margaret SERGEANT2

about 17024 - UNKNOWN2,4,3

Life History


Born in Ireland.4

(less likely)

about 1702

Born in Isle of Skye, Scotland.1,2,3

(most likely)

about 1723

Birth of son Charles MCSWAIN in Isle of Skye, Scotland.5


Birth of son William David MCSWAIN in On the Open Sea.7,6,8


Married David MCSWAIN in Isle of Skye, Scotland.4


Birth of son James MCSWAIN in Rutherford County, North Carolina.1


Death of David MCSWAIN in Rutherford County, North Carolina.9,2,3


Death of son William David MCSWAIN in Rutherford County, North Carolina.2,6


Death of son James MCSWAIN in Rutherford County, North Carolina.1


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

Other facts


Buried in McSwain Cemetery, Mt. Sinai Community, Shelby, Cleveland County, NC.4,3


  • Margaret Etta Seargent
    Born in 1702 - Ireland
    Deceased - NC
    Buried - McSwain Cemetery, Mt. Sinai Community, Shelby, Cleveland Co., NC
    --    Cunard, http://gw.geneanet.org/kcunard?lang=en;pz=jonathan+riggins;nz=cunard;ocz=0;p=margaret+etta;n=seargent

    Note courtesy of the Cunard Genealogy.

    "Ireland:  My brother once found something that told him David had married a Betty Sergeant that he might have met while they were living in Ireland, waiting on the next ship to America, it could have been all rumor though, I thought it pretty neat though, my brother doing research."
    --  Larry Dean McSwain, Comment on this genealogy on Acnestry.com, 4 Dec 2014

    Individual Note
    Source: FGS 1236.001
    Harvey GREEN, starts his McSWAIN family with David McSWAIN (b. 1700) of "Isle of Skye", Scotland. m. Margaret MOORE (b. 1702) only one child traced "David" McSWAIN (no dates) ..prs Not Wm. David!

    Source: FGS 1236.002
    Mrs. Ray Mode (Mary), in the Cleveland Hist. Soc, 1980, Pg 402-3
    F.G. 758.
    "Son William McSWAIN and wife Susanna HAMRICK, settled near his father David McSWAIN on the East side of the 1st Broad River and is buried in the old McSWAIN graveyard, which is now known as the old Buck McSWAIN graveyard."

    Source: FGS 1236.003
    Mrs. Jean Oates McSWAIN, in the Cleveland Hist. Soc, 1980, Pg 406-7
    F.G. 764.
    "There is a controversy in the research of the McSWAIN Family.  S. C. JONES in his book 'HAMRICK Generations' states that David 1 & his son David, Jr came to Rutherford County, NC. and David 1 was the first white man to be buried in this part of the country. He also states that David, 1 son James married Elizabeth MOORE and left no 'heirs.'

    In Eleanor McSWAIN's book
    'Some Descendents of David McSWAIN Isle of Skye' states David, 1 as being born in 1700 in the Isle of Skye, Scotland. He came to America aboard the ship 'The Snow Louther'
    (per Joseph Fisher Master from Rotterdam last from Dover, Oct. 14, 1731)

    "David 1, his wife and two sons David, Jr. and Charles left Skye. Son William was born en-route."

    I have been unable to find any documents of the McSWAIN family name in the Old Tryon, Lincoln, or Rutherford Counties prior to the Deed of 13 May 1789, in Rutherfordton, NC.

    John LOAGAN conveys to William McSWAIN, some 500 acres of land lying on "Bowen's Creek" adjoining land of Jacob RANDAL
    Wit: Abednege ADAMS
    Wit: David McSWAIN
    --    Cunard, http://gw.geneanet.org/kcunard?lang=en;pz=jonathan+riggins;nz=cunard;ocz=0;p=margaret+etta;n=seargent

    Margaret Seargent McSwain
    Birth 1702, Ireland
    Death unknown Rutherford County, North Carolina
    Spouse David McSwain (1700 - 1770)
    Burial McSwain Cemetery, Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    Created by Jeff Lovelace Feb 08, 2014
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #124811957, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=124811957


  • 1. RootsWeb ID: I4725 -- William David (II) McSwain
    • Name: Name: http:/worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=prsjr&id=I4703;;
  • 2. Genealogy.com Trees
  • 3. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 4. Cunard Genealogy
  • 5. RootsWeb Trees
  • 6. Ancestry Trees
    • http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm-cgi?op=GET&db=*v133t0575&id=I1176&ftm=1
  • 7. Ancestry Trees
    • Lawson Family Tree http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2223652&id=I116922971
  • 8. RootsWeb ID: I4695 -- William McSwain
    • Name: Name: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=prsjr&id=I4695;;
    • references top-level individual
  • 9. Ancestry Trees
    • Lawson Family Tree http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2223652&id=I116922982

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