Notes for William David McSwain: There is some discrepancy between sources on whether William David and his brother David were born in Orange County, North Carolina or in Virginia. Some sources express uncertainty between these two locations for the sister Priscilla, which some sources do not list in the genealogy. Due to the line of migration from Pennsylvania to North Carolina, there is reason to believe that the older son David was born in Virginia.
Cleveland County was created out of Rutherford and a bit of neighbouring areas in 1841. Thus some sources might differ or overlap in the use of the names. I have noticed that some sources even place events in "Cleveland, Rutherford." Some sources are also unclear as to whether they intend a city (or township or location) name or a county name.
Some sources refer to William and his father as William I and William II. But they are not commonly referred to as William (David) Sr and Jr. Some sources just give the same full name for both, but without any sequential designations.
Then one source refers to William II and his son as William Sr and William Jr. But I do not find sources that clearly inform us that the third William's name was William David, which you would expect if he is a Junior to his father who was William David II.
The will of William lists all his children [See below]. Note that the second child is referred to as Polly, yet the name in other sources is either Mary or Mary Margaret. I find Polly is a common nickname for women named Mary in the 1800s. There are several McSwain children named Mary but called Polly. Some sources seems to indicate that a child is named Mary Polly. One child will be listed in one census as Mary and the next census as Polly.
Sarah is listed in the will as Sally, a common nickname for Sarah. The witness Hugh Kerr is a great great grandson of William David.
The following information is from World Family Tree, Pedigree #809 ======================================================= He served in Brevard Co 10th NC Infantry.
1830 census Rutherford County, North Carolina. 1 male 60-70 1 female 70-80. William's will #489 written February 3, 1833 lists children David, Polly, Hannah, Sally, James, Rebecca, William, John, Thomas, Judith, Elizabeth, and George. Witnesses Hugh Kerr and John McSwain.
William was listed as voter #24 1835 Jolin's Precinct, Rutherford County. William was living in Orange County, NC in 1780 when John Moore went to Gates Defeat, Battle of Camden. William listed for road jury in Rutherford in April 1786.
Deed May 13, 1789 William bought 500 acres on Bowen River. Deed Book E I pa 291 witnesses David McSwain and Abednego Adams. Pension filed 1830 books 37-38 pa 134. -- World Family Tree, Pedigree 809
More About William David McSwain: Date born 2: 22 Jul 1762, St George Parish, Baltimore, MD.7971 Burial: Dec 1838, McSwain Family Cemetery, Cleveland, North Carolina.7972 Died 2: 10 Dec 1838, Rutherford, North Carolina.7972 Will: 23 Feb 1833, filed Rutherford County, North Carolina.7973
More About William David McSwain and Elizabeth Hicks: Marriage: Abt. 18317974
Children of William David McSwain are:
+David McSwain, b. 03 Mar 1782, Rutherford County, North Carolina7975, d. 1854, Cleveland County, North Carolina.