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Re: The Swint Family in Texas
Posted by: Rebecca Smith (ID *****2718) Date: March 16, 2007 at 11:58:56
In Reply to: Re: The Swint Family in Texas by muhammad abdullah of 183

Hi, Muhammad –

First, I apologize for taking so long to reply. We had three days with thunderstorms during which I had to shut down the computer. The last one knocked our Internet out completely for part of two days; when we got the Internet back, it was about 20% of dial-up speed. Now things are back to normal.

I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to help you very much because I have not done any research on the Cass Co, TX SWINTs. They are distant cousins of my branch.

Mine were the ones in Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co, TX. As far as I know, ALL the southern SWINTS came from John SWINT, who died in 1801 in Hancock Co, GA. He was my 4th great grandfather, a Revolutionary War soldier. We think, but have not proven that he was a Jr., son of John SWINT, Sr. John who died in 1801, mentioned above, had seven sons whose descendants lived in different places. My particular branch of SWINTS were in GA, then AL (Chambers Co, Tallapoosa Co, Montgomery Co).

In John Swint’s 1801 will, no slaves are mentioned.

In John’s son Frederic’s loose estate papers, eight slaves are mentioned. Their names were
Antony, Caroline, Kit (an old man), Long (a boy), Henry (a boy), Melissa, Miles and Rob. The following is from Mildred Ezell’s book SWINT, page 166:

“The personal property was sold at his residence on 25 Jan 1861 with the widow SWINT purchasing the slaves Antony and Caroline. The other slaves went to B.G. TERRY (a boy Long), David SWINT (a boy Henry), John ALLEN (Kit an old man), Frederick SWINT (Melissa, Miles & Rob). The family did not seem to make any further purchases.”

Also, on page 159 of SWINT, in notes about the Darien Church:

“Feb. 21, 1835 – Rec. by exp Bro F. Swint’s Alan Kitt.” [This is clearly a reference to Kit mentioned above as “an old man” in early 1861.]

On page 161 of SWINT, in further notes about the Darien Church:

“”On another occasion Rev. Wilkins wrote: A great many of the people who lived in Hancock and Washington Counties, Ga., moved to Chambers Co, Ala. in the 1830s. The minutes of the Darient Baptist Church now in Linton, Ga., for 26 Dec 1835 show Bro. F. Swint, Sister Rebekah Swint, Sister Katherine Wilkins, Sister Mary Brookins and Kitt have letters of dismission.”

On page 168 (top) of SWINT:

“Of the Negroes Kit was the one who joined the church in Hancock Co., Ga. He was apparently dead in 1870. Anthony and Caroline seemed to be living together as man and wife in 1870 and apparently were on the same place as Rebecca. Lee is the Bob of the list. Henry was listed twice on this census.

“#1135 Swint, Antney 45 m B farmer Ga.; Caroline 45 Ga; Long 23 Ga; Henry 22 Ga; Miles 16 Ga; Lee 13 Ga.
#1136 Swint, Henry 22 B farmer Ga; Ellen 20 Ga; Eller 6 Ga; Leander 2/12 Ga.”

I checked the road atlas and found that Titus and Cass Counties are closer together than I'd thought -- maybe 15-20 miles. Morris County is between them, Titus to the west and Cass to the east. Morris used to be part of Titus County.

I have a little bit of info on Middleton Pool and his daughter Jane. I believe all of my POOL info came from Mildred Ezell’s book SWINT. According to the info I have, Major Middleton POOL was married to Catherine BATEMAN. [I have the following note that might be of interest: "Elijah Muhammed, leader of The Nation of Islam, was a POOL from Washington Co, GA, and apparently was a descendant of some of Middleton POOL's slaves."]

The daughter of Middleton POOL & Catherine BATEMAN was Jane I. POOL born 30 March 1820; died 26 March 1870; married 3 Dec 1840 in Washington Co, GA (by Frederic TRAWICK) to John F. SWINT. John F. SWINT was a son of Edmund SWINT & Mary RUSHING and grandson of John SWINT Jr. & Elizabeth CARTLEDGE. This is the John SWINT (m. to Elizabeth CARTLEDGE, whom I mentioned above) who was a Rev. War soldier & my 4th great grandfather. John & Elizabeth's sons were John, Edmund (father-in-law of Jane I. POOL), (Rev.) Frederic (my 3rd great grandfather), James, William David, Joseph & Samuel SWINT. [I have seen Jane POOL’s middle initial as both “J” and “I” and I think that someone misread her initial. I’m not sure which one is correct.]

I don't have a record of John, Edmund, or James having slaves. William David SWINT, their brother, was shown owning 9 slaves in 1832 and 11 slaves in 1834. He had land in Hancock Co, GA and Pike Co, GA. The sixth son, Joseph, is a big mystery. His brother William was appointed his guardian after their mother's death approximately 10 years after their father's 1801 death. There are almost no records of Joseph, and it's thought that he died by 1821, unmarried, without heirs. Samuel (the youngest son of John SWINT who d. 1801) m. Martha TRAWICK in 1824 and I found no record of their having slaves when I checked the book SWINT by Mildred Ezell.

John F. SWINT who married Jane I. POOL, died intestate 26 Nov 1852. Jane (POOL) SWINT died on 26 Mar 1870. They had seven children: Patrick Henry, Mary Frances, Sarah Jane, Mary Catherine, Edmund Thomas, Elizabeth Virginia, and John Ann "Jonnie". Two of these children, Mary Frances & Edmund Thomas, married BATEMANs. BATEMAN was their maternal grandmother's name, so there were close connections there. Both John F. SWINT & his wife Jane I. POOL, were born and died in Washington Co, GA. Their children were born there and at least one, Patrick Henry (the oldest) also died in Washington Co, GA. I don't know where the others died.

There were only two SWINT families in Mt. Pleasant, TX where my line lived from 1874 on (they’re all deceased now). Another SWINT family lived there for a while and they were distant relatives but neither family knew it. The other SWINTs who were temporarily in Mt. Pleasant, TX were, I believe, the ones who ended up in Edna, TX, and were descendants of John who died in 1801 and his son John. Their lineage is: John SWINT & Elizabeth CARTLEDGE; their son John SWINT & Rachel SPAULDING; their son John SWINT & Mary SHOWS; their son John Sousa SWINT was b. in Warren Co, GA and died in Edna, TX. John Sousa's son Dover Theodore died in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co, TX.

I was interested that your grandfather (?) mentioned being born in Texas or Arkansas. There was a line of SWINTs who went to Arkansas. They were descendents of John W. “Zack” SWINT, who was one of the sons of (Rev.) Frederic SWINT and Rebecca HARRIS, my 3rd great grandparents. One of their children who went to Arkansas was Lewis SWINT who married Jane C. and lived near Booneville, AR. Lewis was the first to go to Arkansas. Also Lewis’ brother Frederic(k) who lived in the same area but died in Page, OK. Another brother, Johnathan “John” Allman SWINT m. Elender COWLEY and lived in or near Booneville, AR where he died in 1934 from burns. [Note from Becky: I wonder if “Allman” should be Almon, as that was the maiden name of Mary C. ALMON, 2nd wife of John “Zack” SWINT.] The SWINTs were in Logan Co, AR and Yell Co, AR.

As to the Cass Co, TX SWINTs, I don't know anything about them. I'm sorry I can't answer your questions regarding that particular family or Cass County history.

Counties in Georgia you might try: Hancock, Washington, Glascock, Warren.

This is so long I’m going to post it and send some info in separate post.

Good luck to you, Muhammad!


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