Elizabeth McSwain

Cleveland, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth McSwain was born in 1829, in Cleveland, North Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas McSwain, was 33 and her mother, Frances Bridges, was 36. She married Burwell Blanton McSwain on 7 October 1855, in Cleveland, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Burwell Blanton McSwain
Elizabeth McSwain
Marriage: 7 October 1855
Cynthia McSwain
Permelia Jane "Mealie" McSwain
Doctor Franklin McSwain

Spouse and Children

7 October 1855
Cleveland, North Carolina, United States


    Cynthia McSwain



    Doctor Franklin McSwain


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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 1

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 33

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Suibhne ( see McSweeney ) or of a Gaelic patronymic based on Old Norse sveinn ‘boy’, ‘servant’, which was also used as a personal name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza McSwain in household of Burivell McSwain, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Mcswain in household of Thomas Mcswain, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eliza Mcswain, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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