Swink Family History

Ancestors of Ralph B. Swink, Sr

Person Page 10

John Lewis Swink

M, #229, (1735 - 15 Mar 1781)

Family: Mary Neace (1737 - 1837)

DaughterBarbara ("Barbay") Swink ( - bet Jul 1845 and Feb 1854)
DaughterCatherine Swink (abt 1765 - Aug 1852)
SonLewis Neace Swink+ (1774 - 1848)

Biography

Birth1735John Lewis Swink was born in 1735 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1,2
Marriagebef 1765He and Mary Neace were married bef 1765. Date bef 1765 based on date of birth of daughter Catherine3
Death15 Mar 1781He died on 15 Mar 1781 at age ~46 in Guilford County, North Carolina.4,5
MilitaryJohn Lewis Swink served in the military is not documented. He is no longer recognized by the DAR as a Revolutionary patriot. The stories that he was killed at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse are not documented. Another John Swink from North Carolina with a wife with first name Mary survived the war and records for him exist. Emma Swink Gray, daughter of Jonas L. Swink, joined the DAR in 1897 with John Lewis Swink as her patriot. Her reference was a statement by Jonas L. Swink that his grandmother had told him of his grandfather dying at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. It is possible that he died at the time of that major battle, not as a soldier but as a farmer defending his family and his property. Or it is possible it was a story to entertain a young boy. Jonas L. Swink was 88 years old when he swore to the statement before the judge, his son-in-law.6
Person SourceHe had person sources.4,7
Last Edited16 Nov 2019

Citations

  1. [S124] Upper South Carolina Genealogy & History, Vol XI, No 3, p 160, Source Medium: Book, Vol XI, No. 3
  2. [S31] Application for Membership, DAR, by Emma Swink Gray (Member #21334), 1897, Copy courtesy of Neal Crotwell Posey, Source Medium: Manuscript, Additional info added in 1939 by DAR from member #210617 lists year of birth
  3. [S31] Application for Membership, DAR, by Emma Swink Gray (Member #21334), 1897, Copy courtesy of Neal Crotwell Posey, No date of marriage listed
  4. [S124] Upper South Carolina Genealogy & History, Vol XI, No 3, p 160
  5. [S31] Application for Membership, DAR, by Emma Swink Gray (Member #21334), 1897, Copy courtesy of Neal Crotwell Posey
  6. [S191] Lorena Shell Eaker, German Speaking People West of the Catawba River in North Carolina 1750-1800, p 448
  7. [S31] Application for Membership, DAR, by Emma Swink Gray (Member #21334), 1897, Copy courtesy of Neal Crotwell Posey, Additional info added in 1939 by DAR from member #210617 lists John's middle name as Lewis

Chesley Wyatt Martin

M, #231, (8 Oct 1897 - 3 Aug 1989)

Family: Savilla Ann Newton (6 Aug 1896 - 5 Nov 1986)

SonJohnson B. Martin (3 Mar 1922 - 12 Feb 2010)

Biography

Birth8 Oct 1897Chesley Wyatt Martin was born on 8 Oct 1897 in Anderson County, South Carolina.
Marriage15 Feb 1920He and Savilla Ann Newton were married on 15 Feb 1920 in Anderson County, South Carolina.
Death3 Aug 1989He died on 3 Aug 1989 at age 91 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Last Edited18 Oct 2016

Savilla Ann Newton

F, #232, (6 Aug 1896 - 5 Nov 1986)

Family: Chesley Wyatt Martin (8 Oct 1897 - 3 Aug 1989)

SonJohnson B. Martin (3 Mar 1922 - 12 Feb 2010)

Biography

Birth6 Aug 1896Savilla Ann Newton was born on 6 Aug 1896 in Anderson County, South Carolina.
Marriage15 Feb 1920Chesley Wyatt Martin and she were married on 15 Feb 1920 in Anderson County, South Carolina.
Death5 Nov 1986She died on 5 Nov 1986 at age 90 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Last Edited18 Oct 2016

Absalom Thomas Bishop, Sr

M, #233, (1730 - 1807)

Parents

FatherThomas Bishop (1690 - )

Family: Martha ("Marthy") Greene (abt 1750 - )

SonAbsalom Bishop, Jr+ (1772 - )
DaughterMartha Bishop+ (abt 1780 - 26 Feb 1838)
SonNathan Bishop (1780 - bef 1820)
SonThomas Bishop+ (abt 1782 - 1864)
DaughterRebecca Bishop (abt 1790 - )

Biography

Birth1730Absalom Thomas Bishop, Sr, was born in 1730 in Virginia.1
Marriage1767He and Martha ("Marthy") Greene were married in 1767 in Halifax County, North Carolina.2
Death1807He died in 1807 at age ~77 at in vicinity of old Quaker Church in Union District, South Carolina.1
Note
Person SourceAbsalom Thomas Bishop, Sr, had person sources.3,1,4
Propertyabt 1751He owned property abt 1751 in Virginia. A large tract of land was given to Absalom Bishop Sr by his parents when he reached adult age. He became prosperous planter.5
Military1756He served in the military in Home Guard of the district during French and Indian War in 1756. After the war the farms had been neglected & the tobacco crops were failing.5
Residence1765He lived in North Carolina in 1765. He moved from Virginia to North Carolina in 1765 & established a farm.5
MiscAug 1775He & Nathan Greene cast votes for patriots at conventions for independence in Aug 1775 in North Carolina.6
Miscbet 1776 and 1781He produced crops for militia, took care of families of enlisted men, and supplied horses to volunteer troops during Revolutionary War bet 1776 and 1781 in North Carolina. Absalom Bishop drove his livestock into the swamp and hid food from Cornwallis & his troops as they marched through North Carolina to Virginia.6
Residenceabt 1778He lived on the Tyger River in Union District, South Carolina, abt 1778.3,6
Religion1780He was Quaker in Cane Creek Meeting in 1780 in Union County, South Carolina. He became a Quaker in North Carolina. His wife and her family were Quakers.7
Miscabt 1782He built the first grist mill on the Tyger River in Union District abt 1782 in South Carolina.6
Religion1784He was Quaker & helped build the "Quaker Church" in Union District South Carolina in 1784.8
Last Edited14 Nov 2019

Citations

  1. [S26] Allie Bishop Duffie, Ancestral Line of Absalom Bishop, Senior, 1926, Source Medium: Book, pp 8-9
  2. [S26] Allie Bishop Duffie, Ancestral Line of Absalom Bishop, Senior, 1926, 17
  3. [S117] Mamie Lee Mabry, Union County Heritage 1981, Source Medium: Book, pp 30, Article 78 (Lyles Gordon & Margaret Barnett Bishop)
  4. [S25] Sara M. Nash, Ancestors & Descendants: Nash, Gray, etc., Source Medium: Book, p 108, lists name as Thomas Absalom
  5. [S26] Allie Bishop Duffie, Ancestral Line of Absalom Bishop, Senior, 1926, pp 14-17
  6. [S26] Allie Bishop Duffie, Ancestral Line of Absalom Bishop, Senior, 1926, pp 18-20
  7. [S155] William F. Medlin, Quaker Families of South Carolina & Georgia, p 76
  8. [S26] Allie Bishop Duffie, Ancestral Line of Absalom Bishop, Senior, 1926, pp 21-24

Mary Montgomery Dunklin

F, #234, (abt 1873 - aft 1932)

Family: William Lafayette Gray (7 Mar 1856 - 3 Aug 1932)

DaughterHattie D. Gray
SonWilliam L Gray, Jr

Biography

Birthabt 1873Mary Montgomery Dunklin was born abt 1873.1
Marriage17 Dec 1895William Lafayette Gray and she were married on 17 Dec 1895.2,1
Deathaft 1932She died aft 1932.1
Person SourceMary Montgomery Dunklin had person sources.3,4,1
Last Edited30 May 2019

Citations

  1. [S167] Marguerite Tolbert, Irene D. Elliott, & Dr. Wil Lou Gray (Compiliers), South Carolina's Distinguished Women of Laurens County, Book, p 73, "Mary Montgomery Dunklin Gray" by William L. Gray Jr & Harriet Gray Blackwell
  2. [S66] J. C. Garlington, Men of the Time: Sketches of Living Notables, Source Medium: Book, p 173
  3. [S61] Yates Snowden, History of South Carolina, Source Medium: Book, Vol 3, p 194
  4. [S66] J. C. Garlington, Men of the Time: Sketches of Living Notables, p. 173

Jonas Little Swink

M, #235, (23 Apr 1809 - 3 Apr 1899)

Parents

FatherLewis Neace Swink (1774 - 1848)
MotherHannah Little (bet 1785 and 1790 - aft 1852)

Family: Martha Caroline ("Carrie") Gray (28 Feb 1828 - 6 Oct 1911)

SonJesse Lewis Swink+ (25 Jan 1854 - 4 Apr 1947)
DaughterMary Swink (abt 1856 - )
DaughterEmma M. Swink+ (14 Jan 1858 - 24 Sep 1909)
SonJonas William Swink+ (21 Mar 1862 - 2 Apr 1944)
DaughterLula Elizabeth Swink+ (24 Nov 1867 - 13 Dec 1950)
Swink, Jonas L. - Tombstone - 1899

Biography

Birth23 Apr 1809Jonas Little Swink was born on 23 Apr 1809 in Union County, South Carolina.1,2,3,4
Marriage2 Feb 1853He and Martha Caroline ("Carrie") Gray were married on 2 Feb 1853.3,5,6
Death3 Apr 1899He died on 3 Apr 1899 at age 89 in Laurens County, South Carolina. Jonas L. Swink died just days before his 90th birthday.1,2,3
Burial1899He was buried in 1899 at Gray Court Cemetery in Laurens County, South Carolina.2
Person SourceJonas Little Swink had person sources.7,8,9,10,11
Residencebet 1809 and 1893He lived in the house where he was born near Jonesville in Union County, South Carolina, bet 1809 and 1893.3
Property22 May 1845He owned / purchased 260 acres via a Bill of Partition on 22 May 1845 in Union District, South Carolina. Bill of Partition: Jonas Swink vs his brothers & sister (Leland, James & Minerva ) & what appears to be a John Ruebert. Elizabeth, sister of Jonas is married to a Shuebert so probably a relative of her husband. 260 acres is what Lewis Swink, father of Jonas, had resurveyed in 1827. In 1855 Jonas purchased a tract adjacent to the 260 acres his father had owned. This appears to be same tract that Jonas is purchasing 3 yrs before his father died and buying it from his brothers & sisters. Jonas lived at the same place he was born until he was 88 yrs old so appears to be the land of his father.12
Census1850He appeared in the census in 1850 in Union County, South Carolina.13
Occupationbet 1850 and 1880Bet 1850 and 1880 Jonas Little Swink was a planter / farmer according to census records in Union County, South Carolina.13,14,15,16
Property1855He owned a tract purchased adjacent to property his father had owned in 1855 in Union County, South Carolina.17
Religion1860He was in 1860 at donating land for a cemetery at the New Hope Methodist Church in Union County, South Carolina.18,19
Census1860He appeared in the census in 1860 in Union County, South Carolina.14
Militarybet Nov 1861 and May 1862He served in the military as private in South Carolina Volunteers bet Nov 1861 and May 1862 in South Carolina. Jonas L. Swink enlisted 23 Nov 1861 in Capt. Scaife's Co of 18th Regt SC Volunteers, which later became Co. A, 18th Reg, SC Infantry. He was listed absent on military furlough in Jan - Feb 1862, but was present on the roster from Mar 31 - Apr 30, 1862. (Jonas first enlisted in Capt James Gadberry's Co, 1st Regt, SC Volunteers on 12 Jan 1861 from which he was discharged 24 Apr 1861.)20,21,22
MilitaryMay 1862He served in the military - discharged from South Carolina Volunteers for being overage in May 1862.21
Census1870He appeared in the census in 1870 in Union County, South Carolina (Bogansville.)15
Misc1879He owns a piano per newspaper ad in 1879 in Union County, South Carolina.23
Census1880He appeared in the census in 1880 in Union County, South Carolina (Bogansville.)16
Property29 Mar 1882He owned 300 acres of land ("more or less") Bogansville Township which he sold to Jesse L. Swink for $1200 on 29 Mar 1882 in Union County, South Carolina. Note: Dower release by Caroline Gray Swink was signed & recorded in 1889. Union County BK K-29, p 71324
Religionabt 1886He was Methodist and joined the New Hope Methodist Church near Jonesville abt 1886 in Union County, South Carolina.3
ResidenceMay 1897He lived with his youngest daughter, Lula Swink Gray, in Laurens County, South Carolina, in May 1897.25
Last Edited16 Nov 2019

Citations

  1. [S124] Upper South Carolina Genealogy & History, Vol XI, No 3, p 160, Source Medium: Book
  2. [S111] Tombstone, Source Medium: Tombstone
  3. [S82] Obituary of Jonas Swink, Southern Christian Advocate, dtd 25 May 1899, v62, #49, p 11, c 2, Source Medium: Newspaper
  4. [S32] Applications for Membership, DAR, by Helen Gray Crotwell (Member #569697), Copy courtesy of Neal Crotwell Posey, Source Medium: Manuscript, Working papers for application for John Swink.
  5. [S84] Southern Christian Advocate, Obituray of Caroline Swink, 30 Nov 1911, p 13, c 2, Source Medium: Newspaper
  6. [S31] Application for Membership, DAR, by Emma Swink Gray (Member #21334), 1897, Copy courtesy of Neal Crotwell Posey, Source Medium: Manuscript, Additional info added in 1939 by DAR from member #210617 lists date of marriage
  7. [S128] Will of Catherine Swink, dtd 25 Jul 1845 in Spartanburg Dist., Codicil dtd 28 Apr 1852 in Union Dist., prd 12 Oct 1852, rcd 27 Nov 1852 in Union County, Will Bk C, pp 43-44, Source Medium: Microfilm
  8. [S26] Allie Bishop Duffie, Ancestral Line of Absalom Bishop, Senior, 1926, Source Medium: Book, p 27
  9. [S45] Death Certificate of Jesse L. Swink, Source Medium: Official Document
    Age 93, Died of nephritis, retired farmer, Certificate number: 5266
  10. [S31] Application for Membership, DAR, by Emma Swink Gray (Member #21334), 1897, Copy courtesy of Neal Crotwell Posey
  11. [S25] Sara M. Nash, Ancestors & Descendants: Nash, Gray, etc., Source Medium: Book, p 108
  12. [S123] Union District Conveyances, South Carolina, Original Document, Source Medium: Original Document, Report Book 1845-1848, p 2, dtd 22 May 1845
  13. [S8] 1850 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M432, Roll 859, p 82B
  14. [S10] 1860 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M653, Roll 1227, p 251
  15. [S12] 1870 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M593, Roll 1510, p. 347
  16. [S15] 1880 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series T9, Roll 1242, p. 448
  17. [S142] Union County Plat Book, South Carolina State Archives, Plat Book C, p 127, Reel UN062
  18. [S117] Mamie Lee Mabry, Union County Heritage 1981, Source Medium: Book, p 367, Article 763, "New Hope United Methodist Church" History
  19. [S157] Historical Plaque at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery
  20. [S175] National Archives, Compiled Service Rcds of Confederate Soldiers from South Carolina, M381, Roll 31
  21. [S177] Confederate States of America Records for South Carolina, South Carolina State Archives
  22. [S178] Janet B. Hewett, South Carolina Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865, Books, Vol I, p 472; Vol II pp 205, 452
  23. [S144] Newberry Herald, 4 Jun 1878, p 1, col 1
  24. [S121] Union County SC Deeds, Source Medium: Microfilm, Reel C220, Book H26, pp 535-536
  25. [S148] Laurens Advertiser, 4 May 1897, p 3, col 3

Martha Caroline ("Carrie") Gray

F, #236, (28 Feb 1828 - 6 Oct 1911)

Parents

FatherJesse Gray (1785 - 11 Nov 1868)
MotherMartha Bishop (abt 1780 - 26 Feb 1838)

Family: Jonas Little Swink (23 Apr 1809 - 3 Apr 1899)

SonJesse Lewis Swink+ (25 Jan 1854 - 4 Apr 1947)
DaughterMary Swink (abt 1856 - )
DaughterEmma M. Swink+ (14 Jan 1858 - 24 Sep 1909)
SonJonas William Swink+ (21 Mar 1862 - 2 Apr 1944)
DaughterLula Elizabeth Swink+ (24 Nov 1867 - 13 Dec 1950)
Caroline, Gray - Swink - Tombstone - 1911

Biography

Birth28 Feb 1828Martha Caroline ("Carrie") Gray was born on 28 Feb 1828 in Laurens County, South Carolina. Some sources say date of birth is 28 Jan 1828, tombstone and obit say Feb.1,2,3,4
Marriage2 Feb 1853Jonas Little Swink and she were married on 2 Feb 1853.5,3,6
Death6 Oct 1911She died on 6 Oct 1911 at age 83 in Woodruff, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.2,3,7
Burial6 Oct 1911She was buried on 6 Oct 1911 at Bethel Cemetery in Woodruff, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.8,3
Person SourceMartha Caroline ("Carrie") Gray had person sources.9,10,11,12
Religion31 Jul 1842She was Joined Bramlet Methodist Church, Laurens, SC on 31 Jul 1842.13,3
Census1850She appeared in the census in 1850 at in the house of her father in Laurens County, South Carolina.4
Religion1853She was Transferred membership to New Hope Methodist Church, Union County SC in 1853.3
Census1860She appeared in the census in 1860 in Union County, South Carolina.14
Census1870She appeared in the census in 1870 in Union County, South Carolina (Bogansville.)15
Census1880She appeared in the census in 1880 in Union County, South Carolina (Bogansville.)16
Misc11 Oct 1889She relinquished her dower rights to Jesse L. Swink who purchased land from Jonas L. Swink (29 Mar 1882) on 11 Oct 1889 in Union County, South Carolina.17
ReligionSep 1896She was returning to her childhood church, Bramlets Methodist, in Sep 1896 in Laurens County, South Carolina. Inside the back cover of the Bramlett Methodist Church Records is a notation of a donation by Mrs. Swink.18,19
Census1900She appeared in the census in 1900 at living with daughter Lula & John Gray in Laurens County, South Carolina.20
Last Edited23 Jul 2019

Citations

  1. [S109] Pinckney Geneology Society, Spartanburg S.C. Cemetery Survey Vol Two, Source Medium: Book, p 67
  2. [S111] Tombstone, Source Medium: Tombstone
  3. [S84] Southern Christian Advocate, Obituray of Caroline Swink, 30 Nov 1911, p 13, c 2, Source Medium: Newspaper
  4. [S8] 1850 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M432, Roll 855, p 259A, Image 118.
  5. [S82] Obituary of Jonas Swink, Southern Christian Advocate, dtd 25 May 1899, v62, #49, p 11, c 2, Source Medium: Newspaper
  6. [S31] Application for Membership, DAR, by Emma Swink Gray (Member #21334), 1897, Copy courtesy of Neal Crotwell Posey, Source Medium: Manuscript, Additional info added in 1939 by DAR from member #210617 lists date of marriage
  7. [S39] Bramlett Methodist Church Records (Original Document), Source Medium: Original Document, Year of death notated in church register
  8. [S109] Pinckney Geneology Society, Spartanburg S.C. Cemetery Survey Vol Two
  9. [S45] Death Certificate of Jesse L. Swink, Source Medium: Official Document
    Age 93, Died of nephritis, retired farmer, Certificate number: 5266
  10. [S84] Southern Christian Advocate, Obituray of Caroline Swink, 30 Nov 1911, p 13, c 2, First name of Martha.
  11. [S31] Application for Membership, DAR, by Emma Swink Gray (Member #21334), 1897, Copy courtesy of Neal Crotwell Posey, Additional info added in 1939 by DAR from member #210617 lists Caroline middle name as Greene - Not found in other sources
  12. [S25] Sara M. Nash, Ancestors & Descendants: Nash, Gray, etc., Source Medium: Book, p 108
  13. [S39] Bramlett Methodist Church Records (Original Document), 1842
  14. [S10] 1860 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M653, Roll 1227, p 251
  15. [S12] 1870 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M593, Roll 1510, p. 347
  16. [S15] 1880 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series T9, Roll 1242, p. 448
  17. [S164] Union County, South Carolina Conveyances; South Carolina State Archives, Bk K-29, p 713, South Carolina Archives Reel C2222, dtd 11 Oct 1889, rdc 16 Oct 1889
  18. [S84] Southern Christian Advocate, Obituray of Caroline Swink, 30 Nov 1911, p 13, c 2, Obituary lists return date as 1893
  19. [S39] Bramlett Methodist Church Records (Original Document), Church register lists Caroline Gray Swink return as Sept 1896
  20. [S16] 1900 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series: T623 Roll: 1534 Page: 385