Lester, I hope you're still interested in info on Lavenia/Lavinia SWINT.
This information is extracted and paraphrased from the book SWINT by Mildred Ezell that was self-published in 1984 by Watkins Zap A Print, 144 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. The information is found on pp. 275, 277, 291, 292 and 305.
CHILDREN of Joseph SWINT and Martha Ann Katherine HOOD:
Mary Ann SWINT m. Jesse Jasper WATSON
Lee Reeves SWINT m. Martha P. SNIDER
Martha A.K. SWINT m. Isaiah BRAZZELL
Josephine SWINT, unmarried
Sarah Frances SWINT m. Alex EDMONDS
Frederick SWINT died at the age of 3 days.
Rebecca E. SWINT died at age 5.
Lavinia E. "Missie" SWINT (info shown below)
Joseph Bryant SWINT m. Bessie Frances BYAS
Martina P. SWINT m. William M. SCONYERS
John Strickland SWINT m. 1st Margaret Bell HEDGEPETH & 2nd Amanda Estelle BRITT
William Taylor SWINT m. Mary Frances STEVENS
Lavinia E. "Missie" SWINT, born 23 May 1859; died 1901-02, married William C. SNIDER (twin to Joseph D. SNIDER, brother to Martha P. SNIDER), born 1849, LA, son of William L. SNIDER and Jane Ann DYER. William L. SNIDER was born in 1815, TN or KY and died in 1855, leaving 7 small children; m. Jane Ann DYER (she was b. 9 Feb 1822 in LA and died 18 Jan 1886 at the home of her son-in-law J.W. NICHELSON in Ward 6, Claib. Par., dau. of Joel DYER). Children of William L. SNIDER & Jane Ann DYER are listed on page 291 of SWINT. I can provide you with that info if you need it.
CHILDREN of William C. SNIDER & Missie SWINT:
1. Minnie "Minesota" SNIDER b. ca. 1877; m. West WISE [Most of the SNIDERs moved to Brownwood, Texas]
2. Willie SNIDER (daughter) b. ca. 1880; m. 2nd Ernest HIGHNOTE
3. Andrew Cubb SNIDER b. 14 Dec 1892; d. 24 May 1958 (St. Rests); m. Sallie NOBLES, sister of Addie NOBLES who m. Jessie Simmons SWINT, son of Joseph Bryant SWINT & Bessie Frances BYAS. Sallie NOBLES was b. 20 Mar 1899 & d. 16 Nov 1954 (St. Rests)
4. Mattie SNIDER m. Ted ASHMORE, lived in Fort Worth, TX.
5. Dink SNIDER (son), m. Tabio ____, moved to Brownwood, TX.
On page 305 of SWINT, there's a copy of a photo of William SNIDER, his wife Lavinia E. SWINT and their family (4 children shown). It probably was taken before the last child was born.
Here is Lavinia's direct line, going back in time:
PARENTS: Joseph SWINT & Martha Ann Katherine HOOD
GRANDPARENTS: Rev. Frederic SWINT & Rebecca HARRIS (d/o Edward)
GREAT GRANDPARENTS: John SWINT & Elizabeth CARTLEDGE (Elizabeth's surname has not been 100% proven but many researchers accept her as John's wife.
Rev. Frederic & Rebecca were my 3rd great grandparents through their son Samuel SWINT; John & Elizabeth were my 4th great grandparents through Frederic.
Hope this helps!
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