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Family, Friends and Visitors,
Welcome to "The Swinsons of North Carolina"! I hope you enjoy the information I've compiled over the years and find it useful and informative. My Swinson information traces the migration of Richard Swinson from Virginia ca. 1675 to Chowan Precinct, where he died in 1716. From there, the information contained here follows the descendants of Richard as they establish families in numerous counties in southeastern North Carolina, such as Tyrrell, Pitt, Martin, Beaufort, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Cumberland, Pender, and Greene counties.
For those of you who have regularly visited this site over the years, I apologize for the very long period of inactivity. My last update on the page was September 2006. Since then, the military continued to keep me busy with deployments to Germany (2007), Qatar (2008-2009) and Afghanistan (2010). This past January, I retired from the Air Force and have been settling into a new job and a new home my wife and I purchased in Sanford, NC.
I'm eager to return to my research and have reset my sights on publishing the history of the Onslow County Swinsons. I believe such a book would serve as a useful companion to "Three Centuries of Swinson Kin", a book published by the Swinson Family Association in 2007 to document the Swinson families of Duplin County, NC.
I look forward to comparing notes, sharing information, and discovering our family history. Please feel free to contact me at the e-mail address above.
As you peruse the information on this page, I only ask that you be mindful of the following:
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2) DO NOT assume everything posted here is true and accurate. We all try, but mistakes creep in...please do your own research to verify.
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4) DO contact me if you find errors or omissions in the information on this page.
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- Zedick Calvin and Barbara Catherine Brown Swinson (34 KB)
Taken ca. 1920, at the home of Zedick and Barbara, in Duplin Co., NC. Courtesy of Barbara Druanne Swinson, granddaughter of Zedick Calvin and Barbara.
- Jesse and Calestia Ann Batts Swinson (27 KB)
My paternal great grandparents. Photo taken at the home of Zedick Calvin and Barbara Swinson, Duplin County, NC about 1920. Courtesy of Sammie Sutton Swinson.
- William and Lydia Ann Blake Screws (28 KB)
My 3rd Great Grandparents (Parents of Rebecca A. E. Screws Williams) Courtesy of Ginny Pinkham of Alexandeia, Va. Original photo in possession of Louella Wheeler, great granddaughter of William and Lydia.
- Montie Gue Swinson (Sep 2, 1883-Jun 14, 1970) (29 KB)
My grandfather. Date and location of photo unknown. Courtesy of my Father, Eddie Russell Swinson.
- Francis L. Marshburn (50 KB)
Husband of Bessie Rena Heath, daughter of Henry and Sally Foster Heath. Photo courtesy of Angela Crouch, great granddaughter of Francis and Bessie.
- John Austin and Peanie Ellen Horne Swinson (30 KB)
Montie Gue's brother. Photo taken at John Swinson's farm on the Ten Mile, near Maple Hill, Onslow Co., NC. John and Peanie's house still stands on Gurganus Rd. Date unknown. Courtesy of cousin Freida Marie Swinson Jeter.
- Bessie Heath Marshburn (Jul 14, 1885-Jan 19, 1941) (42 KB)
Daughter of Henry and Sally Foster Heath. Photo courtesy of Angela Crouch, great grandaughter of Francis and Bessie Rena Heath Marshburn.
- Charlie Thomas Swinson (Oct 21, 1886-Dec 1, 1963) (22 KB)
Montie Gue's brother. Photo taken at Charlie Thomas' home on Swinson Rd, near Ten Mile Creek, in Onslow Co., NC ca. 1961. Courtesy of Freida Marie Swinson Jeter, granddaughter of Charlie Thomas.
- Nathan Hubert Marshburn (Dec 8, 1911-Oct 24, 1975) (62 KB)
Son of Cagie Edgar and Narcissus Miranda Williams Marshburn. Photo courtesy of Nathan's granddaughter, Kathi Sullenberger Beck.
- Jesse Gaston and Mary Eliza Horne Swinson (17 KB)
Montie Gue's brother. Photo taken at the old Jesse Swinson homeplace on Swinson Rd, near Ten Mile Creek, in Onslow Co., NC. Date unknown. Courtesy of cousin Freida Marie Swinson Jeter.
- Robert A. Swinson, TSgt (Select), USAF (86 KB)
Technical Sergeant (Select) Robert Swinson, C-130 Flight Engineer, Over Afghanistan, 2002. Photo Courtesy of Robert A. Swinson
- Robert Adolph Taylor (Mar 14, 1917-Jun 22,1981) (22 KB)
My maternal grandfather. Photo believed to have been taken in Gainsborough (State unknown)in 1943 based on the annotation on the bottom of the picture. Courtesy of my Mother, Betty Taylor Swinson.
- Edward C. Swinson, MSgt (Select), USAF (16 KB)
Chris Swinson, Master Sergeant (Select), 2001 Charleston Air Force Base Senior NonCommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony 2001. Photo Courtesy of Chris Swinson
- Mary Evelyn Heath Taylor (16 KB)
My maternal grandmother. She currently resides in Jones Co., NC, beloved by children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Courtesy of my grandmother.
- Carrie Swinson Jarman (3 KB)
Carrie Swinson Jarman, daughter of Montie Gue Swinson and Lucy Chase. Photo courtesy of Judith Jarman-Boudreaux.
- Cagie Edgar Marshburn (Jan 27, 1878 - Oct 8, 1928) (17 KB)
My great grandfather. Courtesy of Grady Rhem Marshburn, Jr., grandson of Cagie Edgar.
- Chris & Robert Swinson, Kuwait, 2003 (85 KB)
This picture was taken aboard Robert's C-130 at Kuwait City International Airport in 2003. This is the first time we had seen each other in 5 years. We rendezvoused again in 2004...this time at Balad Air Base, Iraq. You've never appreciated your brother until you've gone through a mortat attack together!
- Furney Dennis and Mary Jane Watson Heath (35 KB)
My maternal great grandparents. Date and location unknown. Photo courtesy of my grandmother, Mary Evelyn Heath Taylor.
- Ebenezer Swinson Research Paper (13 KB)
Courtesy of Mr. Thomas Byrd of Cary, NC.
- Onslow Grantors Index: Apr 28, 1846-Apr 23, 1920 (42 KB)
Swinson Grantors Deeds on file in the Onslow County Register of Deeds Office, Jacksonville, NC.
- Onslow County Death Certificate Information (65 KB)
The result of personal research in the Onslow County Register of Deeds office. The information has been transcribed verbatim from original certificates.
- Biography of Charlie Thomas Swinson (8 KB)
Courtesy of Freida Marie Swinson Jeter, granddaughter of Charlie Thomas
- Onslow Grantees Index: Nov 30, 1853-Oct 22, 1923 (65 KB)
Swinson Grantee Deeds on file in the Onslow County Register of Deeds Office in Jacksonville, NC.
- Last Will and Testament of Richard Kanaday (13 KB)
Will of Richard Swinson's son-in-law, husband of his daughter, KATHARINE. Devised 20 Apr 1744 and proved 23 Oct 1749 in Tyrrell County, NC.
- Onslow County Marriages (23 KB)
Marriage information on file in Onslow County Register of Deeds office, Jacksonville, NC.
- Biography of Edward Swinson, son of Jacob Edward (9 KB)
Courtesy of Nellie Mae Swinson Batson, daughter of Edward.
- Duplin Grantors Index: 1787 to 1885 (69 KB)
Swinson Grantor Deeds on file in the Duplin County Register of Deeds Office in Kenansville, NC.
- Last Will and Testament of Samuel Durrance (13 KB)
Samuel Durrance, husband of Elizabeth Swinson, devised his Will on 21 Nov 1756. His Estate was inventoried 30 Nov 1756.
- Biography of Jacob Edward Swinson (7 KB)
Courtesy of Peggy Ann Swinson Burkart, granddaughter of Jacob Edward.
- Corpl. Lamuel Hardison Williams, C.S.A. (6 KB)
Extracted Civil War service records of Lamuel Hardison Williams, Co. B, 24th Regt, NC State Troops.
- Selected Duplin County, NC Marriages, 1789-1933 (45 KB)
Swinson and related family marriages in Duplin County, NC.
- When Did Richard Swinson I Arrive in Virginia? (6 KB)
A Comparison of Two Headright Patents in Relation to Richard Swinson's Arrival in Virginia
- Biography of Montie Gue Swinson (6 KB)
By Chris Swinson
- Civil War Ancestors (39 KB)
Swinson (and related families) Confederate Civil War Ancestors
- Jones County Marriages (6 KB)
Extracted Marriage Records on file in Jones County Register of Deeds office, Trenton, NC.
- Rev. War Pension Applications of Theo. Swinson (67 KB)
Transcripts of both Revolutionary War pension applications filed by Theophilus Swinson - Sept 1833
- Pvt. Johnathon Hill Basden, C.S.A. (6 KB)
Extracted Civil War service records of Pvt. Johnathon Hill Basden, Co. K, 61st Regt., NC State Troops.
- Some Swinson Deed Transcripts (119 KB)
Swinson Deed transcripts from county records. Personal research of Chris Swinson
- Onslow, Jones and Pender County Cemetery Surveys (434 KB)
Some Cemetery Surveys conducted by Chris Swinson from 1999-2000.
- Rev. War Pension Papers of Richard Swinson (III) (39 KB)
Richard, son of Richard, Jr., son of Richard I; Completed in Washington County, NC between Feb and May 1824. National Archives File No. S42033
- Pvt. Hosea Mashburn, C.S.A. (5 KB)
Extraced Civil War service records of Pvt. Hosea Mashburn. I believe the individual these records describe to be my 2nd great grandfather.
- Chronology of John Swinsons in NC in 1700s (102 KB)
By Tom Byrd of Cary, NC. Additional research on Judge Cliften Moore's work of 1955. Provides proof of John Swinsons not accounted for in Judge Moore's work.
- Swinsons at Rootsweb
- North Carolina Confedrate Troops
- Confederate Regiments Links Page
- Duplin County, NC Genforum
- Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, Va. (CSA Hosp.)
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- Crews Genforum
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- Baisden/Basden Family Homepage
- View My Guestbook
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- Fort Fisher, N.C. - Hosea Marshburn captured here
- Point Lookout, MD Prison Camp Records
- Catherine Mary Swinson, dau. of Jesse and Nancy An
- Civil War Chronologies
- Jones County, NC - A History
- NC County Maps -1895
- Duplin County Register of Deeds On-Line
- Margaret Ann Swinson, dau. of Theophilus Swinson
- Swinson GenForum
- Onslow County, NC Genforum
- New Hanover County, NC Genealogical Page
- Sons of Confederate Veterans Homepage
- Lenoir County, NC GenForum
- Onslow County, NC Genealogical Page
- Our Heritage ~ Levi Heath & Prudence Swinson Genea
- Tyrrell Co., NC Genealogical Page
- Chowan Co., NC Genealogical Page
- Washington Co., NC Genealogical Page
- Duplin County, NC Genealogical Page
- Heath GenForum
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- NC in the Revolutionary War - Excellent Info!
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