Swink Family History

Ancestors of Ralph B. Swink, Sr

Person Page 15

Jesse Gray

M, #360, (1785 - 11 Nov 1868)

Parents

FatherJohn Gray, Sr (abt 1735 - bet 8 Mar 1806 and 4 Aug 1806)
MotherAilsie Green (1740 - abt 1795)

Family: Martha Bishop (abt 1780 - 26 Feb 1838)

DaughterAilsey Gray
DaughterElizabeth Gray
SonRichardson Gray
SonWalter Gray
SonHezekiah (Ezekiah) Gray+ (5 Sep 1806 - 27 Nov 1854)
DaughterMary Green Gray (20 Jul 1815 - 17 Jul 1892)
SonWilliam Gray (1820 - )
SonJohn Manning Gray (abt 1828 - )
DaughterMartha Caroline ("Carrie") Gray+ (28 Feb 1828 - 6 Oct 1911)
DaughterEmily Gray (abt 1831 - )
Gray, Jesse - Tombstone - 1868

Biography

Birth1785Jesse Gray was born in 1785.1,2,3,4
Marriagebef 1806He and Martha Bishop were married bef 1806.5,6,7
Death11 Nov 1868He died on 11 Nov 1868 at age ~83.1,8
Burial1868He was buried in 1868 at Bramlett Methodist Church Cemetery in Gray Court, Laurens County, South Carolina.1,9
Person SourceJesse Gray had person sources.10,7,2,5,11,12
Property1806He owned - buys 148 acres of land on Enoree River in 1806 in Union District, South Carolina.13
Misc8 Mar 1806He receives two slaves (Rose abt 26 & Pat abt 11 yrs) from John Gray Sr in payment of a $400 debt. (Recd 13 Mar 1806) on 8 Mar 1806 in Union District, South Carolina. (Family stories relate that the deed for this transaction was signed in blood from the wrist of John Gray, sealing an agreement that the slaves be freed within seven years. John Gray died a few months later and Jesse Gray freed the two women in the next year.)14,15
Misc10 Nov 1807He emancipates 2 Negroes, (Rose abt 30 yrs and her daughter Pat abt 15 yrs), witnessed by John Gray on 10 Nov 1807 in Union District, South Carolina.16,17
Religionbet 1830 and 1868He was member of Bramlett's Methodist Church bet 1830 and 1868 in Laurens County, South Carolina. Jesse Gray was one of the founders of Bramlett's Methodist Church abt 1830 and was still active in 1864 serving as a trustee.8,10,18
Census1850He appeared in the census in 1850 in Laurens County, South Carolina.4
Occupation1850In 1850 Jesse Gray was a farmer.4
Last Edited20 Jun 2019

Citations

  1. [S111] Tombstone, Source Medium: Tombstone
  2. [S56] Emmie Marguerite Tolbert, Family Journal of the Gray Reunions for 1937 & 1938, Source Medium: Book, 1938: p 16
  3. [S25] Sara M. Nash, Ancestors & Descendants: Nash, Gray, etc., Source Medium: Book, p 108
  4. [S8] 1850 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M432, Roll 855, p 259A, Image 118.
  5. [S149] Joseph T. Maddox & Mary Carter, South Carolina Revolutionary Soldiers, Sailors, Patriots, & Dependents, Vol I, p 35
  6. [S56] Emmie Marguerite Tolbert, Family Journal of the Gray Reunions for 1937 & 1938, 1937, p 3; 1938, p 16
  7. [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 Gray.
  8. [S39] Bramlett Methodist Church Records (Original Document), Source Medium: Original Document
  9. [S99] Laurens County Historical Society & Laurens County Arts Council, Scrapbook: Laurens County, Source Medium: Book, "John and Ailsey Gray" by Sara Mary Nash, pp 200-201
  10. [S26] Allie Bishop Duffie, Ancestral Line of Absalom Bishop, Senior, 1926, Source Medium: Book, p 23
  11. [S117] Mamie Lee Mabry, Union County Heritage 1981, Source Medium: Book, p 30, Article 78 (Lyles Gordon & Margaret Barnett Bishop)
  12. [S162] Washington Judicial District, South Carolina, Pre-1822 Equity Records for Laurens County, Equity Court Case #8, 1820, Reel LR14, Box 9, South Carolina State Archives
  13. [S123] Union District Conveyances, South Carolina, Original Document, Source Medium: Original Document, Roll C2206, Book H, pp 441-442
  14. [S123] Union District Conveyances, South Carolina, Original Document, Roll C2206, Book H, pp 440-441
  15. [S120] Brent Holcomb, Union County SC Deed Abstracts, Source Medium: Book, Vol II, p 137
  16. [S120] Brent Holcomb, Union County SC Deed Abstracts, Vol II, p 183
  17. [S123] Union District Conveyances, South Carolina, Original Document, Roll C2207, 1806-1809, Book I, pp 363-364
  18. [S56] Emmie Marguerite Tolbert, Family Journal of the Gray Reunions for 1937 & 1938, p 16

Martha Bishop

F, #361, (abt 1780 - 26 Feb 1838)

Parents

FatherAbsalom Thomas Bishop, Sr (1730 - 1807)
MotherMartha ("Marthy") Greene (abt 1750 - )

Family: Jesse Gray (1785 - 11 Nov 1868)

DaughterAilsey Gray
DaughterElizabeth Gray
SonRichardson Gray
SonWalter Gray
SonHezekiah (Ezekiah) Gray+ (5 Sep 1806 - 27 Nov 1854)
DaughterMary Green Gray (20 Jul 1815 - 17 Jul 1892)
SonWilliam Gray (1820 - )
SonJohn Manning Gray (abt 1828 - )
DaughterMartha Caroline ("Carrie") Gray+ (28 Feb 1828 - 6 Oct 1911)
DaughterEmily Gray (abt 1831 - )
Bishop, Martha Greene - Gray - 1838

Biography

Birthabt 1780Martha Bishop was born abt 1780 in Union District, South Carolina.1,2
Marriagebef 1806Jesse Gray and she were married bef 1806.3,4,5
Death26 Feb 1838She died on 26 Feb 1838.6,7,2
Burial1838She was buried in 1838 at Bramlett Methodist Church Cemetery in Gray Court, Laurens County, South Carolina.6
NoteNone of the sources listed have a middle name for Martha. At least one article has listed Greene as her middle name, but these articles seem to confuse her with her mother.
Person SourceMartha Bishop had person sources.8,9,10,11,2
Last Edited14 Oct 2019

Citations

  1. [S111] Tombstone, Source Medium: Tombstone, Died in her 53 year
  2. [S25] Sara M. Nash, Ancestors & Descendants: Nash, Gray, etc., Source Medium: Book, p 108
  3. [S149] Joseph T. Maddox & Mary Carter, South Carolina Revolutionary Soldiers, Sailors, Patriots, & Dependents, Vol I, p 35
  4. [S56] Emmie Marguerite Tolbert, Family Journal of the Gray Reunions for 1937 & 1938, Source Medium: Book, 1937, p 3; 1938, p 16
  5. [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 Gray.
  6. [S111] Tombstone
  7. [S56] Emmie Marguerite Tolbert, Family Journal of the Gray Reunions for 1937 & 1938, 1938: p 16
  8. [S26] Allie Bishop Duffie, Ancestral Line of Absalom Bishop, Senior, 1926, Source Medium: Book, pp 21-24
  9. [S99] Laurens County Historical Society & Laurens County Arts Council, Scrapbook: Laurens County, Source Medium: Book, "John and Ailsey Gray" by Sara Mary Nash, pp 200-201
  10. [S56] Emmie Marguerite Tolbert, Family Journal of the Gray Reunions for 1937 & 1938, 1937: p 3; 1938: p 16
  11. [S117] Mamie Lee Mabry, Union County Heritage 1981, Source Medium: Book, pp 30, Article 78 (Lyles Gordon & Margaret Barnett Bishop)

Lula Elizabeth Swink

F, #362, (24 Nov 1867 - 13 Dec 1950)

Parents

FatherJonas Little Swink (23 Apr 1809 - 3 Apr 1899)
MotherMartha Caroline ("Carrie") Gray (28 Feb 1828 - 6 Oct 1911)

Family: John Marion Gray (21 Jan 1863 - 2 Feb 1930)

DaughterMarian Gray (abt 1892 - )
SonJesse Robert Gray (1894 - 1894)
DaughterCarrie Lou Gray (abt 1896 - )
SonJohn Gray (abt 1898 - )
DaughterMary Helen Gray+ (13 Aug 1899 - 4 Nov 1978)
SonHarold Gray (abt 1902 - )
DaughterEdna Gray (abt 1904 - )
SonGeorge Gray (abt 1906 - )
SonEarle Gray (abt 1909 - )
Swink, Lula - Gray - Tombstone - 1950

Biography

Birth24 Nov 1867Lula Elizabeth Swink was born on 24 Nov 1867 in Union County, South Carolina.1,2
Marriage25 Dec 1890John Marion Gray and she were married on 25 Dec 1890.2,3,4
Death13 Dec 1950She died on 13 Dec 1950 at age 83 in Woodruff, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.5,2,6
Burial1950She was buried in 1950 at Bethel Cemetery in Woodruff, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.6,5
Person SourceLula Elizabeth Swink had person sources.7,8,9
Census1870She appeared in the census in 1870 in Union County, South Carolina (Bogansville.)10
Census1880She appeared in the census in 1880 in Union County, South Carolina (Bogansville.)11
Education1887She was educated and graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in 1887 at Clifford Female Seminary in Union County, South Carolina. This was the first class to graduate.12
Census1900She appeared in the census in 1900 in Laurens County, South Carolina.13
Census1910She appeared in the census in 1910 in Laurens County, South Carolina.14
Last Edited6 Mar 2020

Citations

  1. [S107] Southern Christian Advocate, Source Medium: Newspaper, Vol 115, #7, p. 13, c. 1
  2. [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.
  3. [S122] Tommy J. Vaughan & Michael Bicknell, Union County SC Marriage Records, Source Medium: Book, p 174
  4. [S107] Southern Christian Advocate, Obituary of John M. Gray, 1 Jan 1931, Vol 95, #1, p. 13, c. 4
  5. [S107] Southern Christian Advocate, dtd 15 Feb 1951, Vol 115, #7, p 13, c 1
  6. [S111] Tombstone, Source Medium: Tombstone
  7. [S107] Southern Christian Advocate, Vol 115, #7, p. 13, c.1
  8. [S56] Emmie Marguerite Tolbert, Family Journal of the Gray Reunions for 1937 & 1938, Source Medium: Book, 1937: p 9
  9. [S32] Applications for Membership, DAR, by Helen Gray Crotwell (Member #569697), Copy courtesy of Neal Crotwell Posey, Working papers for application for John Swink & John Gray.
  10. [S12] 1870 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M593, Roll 1510, p. 347
  11. [S15] 1880 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series T9, Roll 1242, p. 448
  12. [S117] Mamie Lee Mabry, Union County Heritage 1981, Source Medium: Book, p 384
  13. [S16] 1900 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series: T623 Roll: 1534 Page: 385
  14. [S18] 1910 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series T624, Roll 1464, p 290, (first name listed as Lala)

John Marion Gray

M, #363, (21 Jan 1863 - 2 Feb 1930)

Parents

FatherRobert Adams Gray (12 Sep 1828 - 30 May 1904)
MotherHannah Childress Abercrombie (29 Jul 1834 - 18 Sep 1883)

Family: Lula Elizabeth Swink (24 Nov 1867 - 13 Dec 1950)

DaughterMarian Gray (abt 1892 - )
SonJesse Robert Gray (1894 - 1894)
DaughterCarrie Lou Gray (abt 1896 - )
SonJohn Gray (abt 1898 - )
DaughterMary Helen Gray+ (13 Aug 1899 - 4 Nov 1978)
SonHarold Gray (abt 1902 - )
DaughterEdna Gray (abt 1904 - )
SonGeorge Gray (abt 1906 - )
SonEarle Gray (abt 1909 - )
Gray, John M - Tombstone - 1930

Biography

Birth21 Jan 1863John Marion Gray was born on 21 Jan 1863 in Gray Court, Laurens County, South Carolina.1,2,3
Marriage25 Dec 1890He and Lula Elizabeth Swink were married on 25 Dec 1890.4,5,6
Death2 Feb 1930He died on 2 Feb 1930 at age 67 in Woodruff, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.7,8,2
Burial1930He was buried in 1930 at Bethel Cemetery in Woodruff, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.9
Person SourceJohn Marion Gray had person sources.10,11,3
Census1910He appeared in the census in 1910 in Youngs Township, Laurens County, South Carolina.12
Last Edited27 May 2019

Citations

  1. [S107] Southern Christian Advocate, Source Medium: Newspaper, Vol 95, #1, p. 13, c. 4
  2. [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 & John Gray.
  3. [S56] Emmie Marguerite Tolbert, Family Journal of the Gray Reunions for 1937 & 1938, Source Medium: Book, 1937: p 9
  4. [S32] Applications for Membership, DAR, by Helen Gray Crotwell (Member #569697), Copy courtesy of Neal Crotwell Posey, Working papers for application for John Swink.
  5. [S122] Tommy J. Vaughan & Michael Bicknell, Union County SC Marriage Records, Source Medium: Book, p 174
  6. [S107] Southern Christian Advocate, Obituary of John M. Gray, 1 Jan 1931, Vol 95, #1, p. 13, c. 4
  7. [S107] Southern Christian Advocate, Vol. 95, #1, p. 13, c. 4
  8. [S151] Obituary of John Marion Gray, State, Columbia, SC, 4 Feb 1930, p 15
  9. [S111] Tombstone, Source Medium: Tombstone
  10. [S32] Applications for Membership, DAR, by Helen Gray Crotwell (Member #569697), Copy courtesy of Neal Crotwell Posey, Working papers for application for John Gray.
  11. [S84] Southern Christian Advocate, Obituray of Caroline Swink, 30 Nov 1911, p 13, c 2, Source Medium: Newspaper
  12. [S18] 1910 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series T624, Roll 1464, pp 11A-11B

Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Campbell

F, #364, (6 Sep 1829 - 4 Aug 1872)

Parents

FatherAlexander Campbell (bet 1797 and 1804 - aft 1860)
MotherMargaret ? (bet 1802 and 1805 - )

Family: Jesse Bishop (28 Feb 1819 - 21 May 1896)

SonThomas Jefferson Bishop (5 Dec 1855 - 24 Jan 1941)
DaughterNancy Bishop (abt 1857 - bef 1870)
DaughterMargaret Elizabeth ("Maggie") Bishop+ (13 Jan 1859 - 20 Mar 1929)
SonJesse G Bishop (26 Sep 1860 - 7 Mar 1921)
SonJohn Wesley Bishop (4 Jan 1863 - 15 Mar 1950)
DaughterLena E Bishop (17 Jun 1865 - 6 Jun 1945)
Campbell, Elizabeth - Bishop - Tombstone - 1872

Biography

Birth6 Sep 1829Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Campbell was born on 6 Sep 1829 in South Carolina.1,2
Marriage30 Nov 1854Jesse Bishop and she were married on 30 Nov 1854 in Union County, South Carolina.3
Death4 Aug 1872She died on 4 Aug 1872 at age 42 in South Carolina.2
Burial1872She was buried in 1872 at Fair Forest Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Jonesville, Union County, South Carolina.2
Person SourceElizabeth ("Lizzie") Campbell had person sources.1,4,5,6
Census1850She appeared in the census in 1850 in Union County, South Carolina.6
Census1860She appeared in the census in 1860 in Jonesville, Union County, South Carolina.7
Census1870She appeared in the census in 1870 in Jonesville, Union County, South Carolina.8
Last Edited14 May 2020

Citations

  1. [S46] Death Certificate of Margaret E. Bishop Swink, Source Medium: Official Document, Certificate number: 5428, Cause of death: Angina Pictoris, 2 years duration, contributory cause – chronic myocarditis
  2. [S111] Tombstone, Source Medium: Tombstone
  3. [S122] Tommy J. Vaughan & Michael Bicknell, Union County SC Marriage Records, Source Medium: Book, p. 140
  4. [S26] Allie Bishop Duffie, Ancestral Line of Absalom Bishop, Senior, 1926, Source Medium: Book, pp 26-27
  5. [S12] 1870 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M593, Roll 1510, p 463B, Nickname Lizzie
  6. [S8] 1850 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M432, Roll 859, pp 82A-82B
  7. [S10] 1860 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M653, Roll 1227, p 252
  8. [S12] 1870 Census, Series M593, Roll 1510, p 463B

Thomas Bishop

M, #365, (abt 1782 - 1864)

Parents

FatherAbsalom Thomas Bishop, Sr (1730 - 1807)
MotherMartha ("Marthy") Greene (abt 1750 - )

Family: Mary Burns (bet 1789 and 1792 - 1864)

SonMartin Bishop
SonBenjamin Thomas Bishop (abt 1807 - )
SonSamuel Bishop+ (abt 1817 - 13 Dec 1889)
SonJesse Bishop+ (28 Feb 1819 - 21 May 1896)
DaughterMelissa Bishop (bet 1827 and 1831 - )
DaughterSarah Jeanette Bishop (1832 - 1910)
SonWilliam Bishop (abt 1834 - )

Biography

Birthabt 1782Thomas Bishop was born abt 1782 in South Carolina.1,2
Marriageabt 1806He and Mary Burns were married abt 1806.3
Death1864He died in 1864 in Franklin County, Alabama.4,5
Burial1864He was buried in 1864 at Maud Burns Cemetery in Colbert County, Alabama.4,5
OccupationThomas Bishop was a Carpenter.6,7
OccupationThomas Bishop was a farmer / planter.5,2
Person SourceHe had person sources.7,8
Miscaft 1816He planned to migrate to Ohio with brothers when Quakers were leaving the South over fear of war due to slavery. According to family lore, a fever swept through killing many children, Thomas & brother Absalom Jr had to stay behind. Their brother Nathan went to Ohio aft 1816.9
Census1830He appeared in the census in 1830 in Union County, South Carolina.10
Census1840He appeared in the census in 1840 in Union County, South Carolina.11
Census1850He appeared in the census in 1850 in Union County, South Carolina.2
Census1860He appeared in the census in 1860 in Franklin County, Alabama. He and his wife were living in home of his son Samuel.1
Last Edited14 May 2020

Citations

  1. [S10] 1860 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M653, Roll 10, p 717, Image: 179
  2. [S8] 1850 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M432, Roll 859, p 18A, Image: 285.
  3. [S26] Allie Bishop Duffie, Ancestral Line of Absalom Bishop, Senior, 1926, Source Medium: Book, pp 21-24
  4. [S58] Find A Grave.com, Source Medium: Internet, Memorial #133560286
  5. [S117] Mamie Lee Mabry, Union County Heritage 1981, Source Medium: Book, pp 30-31, Article 80 (Thomas Bishop & His Descendants)
  6. [S26] Allie Bishop Duffie, Ancestral Line of Absalom Bishop, Senior, 1926, 23
  7. [S117] Mamie Lee Mabry, Union County Heritage 1981, pp 30, Article 78 (Lyles Gordon & Margaret Barnett Bishop)
  8. [S26] Allie Bishop Duffie, Ancestral Line of Absalom Bishop, Senior, 1926, pp 19, 23
  9. [S26] Allie Bishop Duffie, Ancestral Line of Absalom Bishop, Senior, 1926, p 23
  10. [S5] 1830 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M19, Roll 171, p 165
  11. [S7] 1840 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M704, Roll 516, p 24

Mary Burns

F, #366, (bet 1789 and 1792 - 1864)

Parents

FatherRobert Burns (bef 1755 - aft 1800)
MotherMargaret Pearson ( - aft Apr 1775)

Family: Thomas Bishop (abt 1782 - 1864)

SonMartin Bishop
SonBenjamin Thomas Bishop (abt 1807 - )
SonSamuel Bishop+ (abt 1817 - 13 Dec 1889)
SonJesse Bishop+ (28 Feb 1819 - 21 May 1896)
DaughterMelissa Bishop (bet 1827 and 1831 - )
DaughterSarah Jeanette Bishop (1832 - 1910)
SonWilliam Bishop (abt 1834 - )

Biography

Birthbet 1789 and 1792Mary Burns was born bet 1789 and 1792 in Union County, South Carolina.1,2
Marriageabt 1806Thomas Bishop and she were married abt 1806.3
Death1864She died in 1864 in Franklin County, Alabama.4,5
Burial1864She was buried in 1864 at Maud Burns Cemetery in Colbert County, Alabama.4,5
Person SourceMary Burns had person sources.6,7
Census1850She appeared in the census in 1850 in Union County, South Carolina.2
Census1860She appeared in the census in 1860 in Franklin County, Alabama. She & her husband were living in home of her son Samuel.1
Last Edited14 May 2020

Citations

  1. [S10] 1860 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M653, Roll 10, p 717, Image: 179
  2. [S8] 1850 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M432, Roll 859, p 18A, Image: 285.
  3. [S26] Allie Bishop Duffie, Ancestral Line of Absalom Bishop, Senior, 1926, Source Medium: Book, pp 21-24
  4. [S58] Find A Grave.com, Source Medium: Internet, Memorial #133560442
  5. [S117] Mamie Lee Mabry, Union County Heritage 1981, Source Medium: Book, pp 30-31, Article 80 (Thomas Bishop & His Descendants)
  6. [S26] Allie Bishop Duffie, Ancestral Line of Absalom Bishop, Senior, 1926, 23
  7. [S117] Mamie Lee Mabry, Union County Heritage 1981, pp 30, Article 78 (Lyles Gordon & Margaret Barnett Bishop)

William Bishop

M, #367, (abt 1834 - )

Parents

FatherThomas Bishop (abt 1782 - 1864)
MotherMary Burns (bet 1789 and 1792 - 1864)

Biography

Birthabt 1834William Bishop was born abt 1834 in South Carolina.1
Person SourceWilliam Bishop had person sources.1
Census1850He appeared in the census in 1850 in Union County, South Carolina.1
Last Edited18 May 2019

Citations

  1. [S8] 1850 Census, Source Medium: Microfilm, Series M432, Roll 859, p 18A, Image: 285.