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* Swinsons of North Carolina*

Updated September 6, 2012


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:

1) The information here is FREE to anyone who wants it.
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.
3) DO give credit where appropriate and cite your sources...don't claim credit for the work of others.
4) DO contact me if you find errors or omissions in the information on this page.
5) DO have fun researching our ancestors and spread the word!

Chris Swinson
Sanford, NC United States

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Family Photos

  • 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.

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