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Re: Samuel Swint d. ca. 1867, Calhoun Co, MS
Posted by: Becky Smith Date: June 18, 2000 at 15:15:36
In Reply to: Re: Samuel Swint d. ca. 1867, Calhoun Co, MS by coby eddy of 183

I think you're looking for another Martha SWINT. I checked Mildred Ezell's SWINT book, and didn't find "Neff" in the index. This Martha m. Frank Emerson and they moved from Titus County, TX, out ot west Texas. Here's Samuel & Rebecca's family group record, just in case.

Family ID       48

Husband:       Samuel "Sam" SWINT - 79
Birth:       Apr 12, 1813       Place:       Hancock Co., GA
Death:       1867       Place:       Calhoun Co., MS
Burial:       1867       Place:       Calhoun Co., MS
Occupation:       Farmer
Religion:       Baptist
Father:       Rev. Frederic SWINT - 81 (1793-1860)
Mother:       Rebecca HARRIS - 82 (1793-1860)
Marriage:       Circa 1846       Place:       prob. Chambers Co, AL
Wife:       Rebecca CARTLEDGE - 80
Birth:       1827       Place:       SC - Edgefield Co?
Death:       1874       Place:       Titus Co., TX
Burial:       1874       Place:       Titus Co., TX
Occupation:       Homemaker
Religion:       Baptist
Father:       ??? CARTLEDGE - 2414
Mother:       Mary ??? - 2415 (1799-)
1. F Child:       Sarah SWINT - 897
Birth:       1848       Place:       Tallapoosa Co, AL
Spouse:       Isaac Newton MILLS - 898
Marriage:       Circa 1869       Place:       AL? or MS?
2. M Child:       Frederic SWINT - 11
Birth:       Jan 26, 1850       Place:       Tallapoosa Co, AL
Death:       Apr 13, 1911       Place:       Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co, TX
Burial:       Apr 1911       Place:       Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co, TX
Spouse:       Mary Frances "Molly" EMERSON - 12
Marriage:       Circa 1874       Place:       prob. Titus Co., TX
3. F Child:       Mary A. SWINT - 903
Birth:       Circa 1851       Place:       Tallapoosa Co, AL
Death:              Place:       no further info
4. F Child:       Martha SWINT - 647
Birth:       Jun 28, 1853       Place:       Tallapoosa Co, AL
Death:       Aug 20, 1930       Place:       Titus Co, TX
Occupation:       Homemaker
Spouse:       Francis Lafayette "Frank" EMERSON - 646
Marriage:       1874       Place:       TX - prob Titus Co
5. M Child:       Joseph SWINT - 905
Birth:       Nov 3, 1855       Place:       Tallapoosa Co, AL
Death:       Jun 11, 1931       Place:       Paducah, Cottle Co, TX
Burial:       1931       Place:       Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co, TX
Spouse:       Dora Ellen COLLEY - 906
Marriage:       After Jun 1880       
6. F Child:       Nancy SWINT - 907
Birth:       Circa 1857       Place:       Tallapoosa Co, AL
7. F Child:       Rebecca SWINT - 908
Birth:       May 1860       Place:       Tallapoosa Co, AL
Death:              Place:       Paris, TX
Burial:              Place:       Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co, TX
8. F Child:       Emmaline SWINT - 909
Birth:       Circa 1862       Place:       Tallapoosa Co, AL
Death:       Circa 1930/1933       Place:       Paris, Lamar Co, TX
Burial:              Place:       Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co, TX
Spouse:       Ben CHAPMAN - 910
9. M Child:       John Samuel SWINT - 911
Birth:       Mar 28, 1865       Place:       Tallapoosa Co, AL
Death:       Feb 16, 1945       Place:       Detroit, TX
Burial:       1945       Place:       Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar Co, TX
Spouse:       Jennie Olevia CHENNAULT - 912
Marriage:       Dec 23, 1888       Place:       near Halesburo, Red River Co, TX
Spouse:       Fannie ??? - 2470
Marriage:       Circa 1816       

Husband痴 Notes...
Samuel Swint moved to Chambers Co, AL in the mid 1830s and lived there until the mid or late 1840s when he moved to Tallapoosa Co, AL, where all his children were born. He spent approximately 20 years in Tallapoosa County.

Samuel Swint left Tallapoosa County, Alabama after the Civil War with his wife and family and a wagon train of about 20 wagons, with other relatives and perhaps some friends. They headed into Mississippi. At that time southern Louisiana was virtually impassable so even if they were intending to move to Texas, they would have taken this northern route. A sister of Samuel's, Susanna Swint, married Alexander Gilbert and they lived in Canton, Mississippi. Perhaps they went there but I have seen no evidence either way. I have so far never found my Swint ancestors in the 1870 census. They were not yet shown in Titus County, Texas. According to John Samuel Swint's account, the family stayed in Calhoun Co, MS, after Samuel was killed, until 1871, then moved on to Texas. I suspect they were missed in the 1870 census in Calhoun Co, MS. [John Samuel was the youngest son of Samuel Swint and Rebecca Cartledge.]

Near Calhoun City in Calhoun County, Mississippi, a stage driver lashed out at Sam's horse, apparently on purpose, and caused the horse to rear and Sam was thrown from the horse. He died four days later of injuries sustained in the fall. Presumably, Samuel Swint was buried in Mississippi. His son (my great grandfather) Frederic, at age 19, took over leadership of the wagon train. That was in 1867. According to John Samuel Swint (son of Samuel) the Swints stayed in Calhoun County, Mississippi for four years and headed for Texas in 1871. So they should be in the 1870 Calhoun Co, MS census, if it still exists. By 1874 when Rebecca Cartledge Swint passed away, the family was living in Titus County, Texas.

Frederic purchased 200+ acres of rich farmland about five miles west of Mt. Pleasant in Titus County.

Shown in the 1850 census in Tallapoosa County, AL are: Samuel Swint, 38, born in GA,
Rebecca, age 21, b. in SC
Sarah, age 2, b. in AL
Fedrick [Frederic], age 10/12, b. in AL
Jane Ruiy [maybe RAY], age 8, b. in GA

In the 1855 Alabama State Census, Samuel Swint ws shown in Beat 14 with 3 males under 21 (Frederic, age 7; Joseph, age 2; and one more, who?); 1 male over 21, himself); 3 females under 21 (Sarah, age 6/7; Mary A.; Nancy, if her bd of 1857 is wrong), and 2 females over 21 (wife, Rebecca Cartledge & perhaps her mother or sister), in Tallapoosa Co, AL. This seems to indicate that perhaps the mother or sister of Rebecca Cartledge was living with them.

Apparently, Samuel was not in Chambers County, AL but a few years. He was there by 1838 in the village of Wickersville, now Denton, AL. Samuel was 14 years older than his wife.

Add 1860 AL census figs from p. 203 of SWINT book.
Add 1880 TX census figs -- MILLS & SWINT
Add 1900 Titus Co, TX census figs.
Transcript of receipt from Samuel Swint:

Received of the Administrators of the Estate of Fredrick Swint, Sr. The sum of Four Hundred Dollars of my part of said Estate if I leave (unreadable) (unreadable) my part -- I am to pay back to said Administrators on a final settlement and if there is more than that coming to me they are to pay to me the amount over the four Hundred Dollars due me as a final settlement. this the 25 of September 1963. signed Samuel Swint

[on the copy in Mildred's book, it looks as if it might be Fedrick or Fredric with a middle initial joined and the signature looks somewhat better-written than the text.]

The route the SWINTs took from Alabama must have been the Tombigbee & Arkansas River Trail. It went from Montgomery, Alabama through Autauga, Chilton, Bibb Tuscaloosa, Fayette & Lamar Counties in Alabama, going northwesterly. Then almost due west through Monroe, Chackasaw, Calhoun (where Samuel Swint met his death), Yalobusha, Tallahatchie, Sunflower & Boliver Counties in Mississippi.

Wife痴 Notes...
Note to me: Check Edgefield District, SC in the late 1820s, 1830s for Rebecca Cartledge Swint's family.

Rebecca is probably from the Cartledges who left Columbia County, Georgia early and moved to Edgefield County, South Carolina. There were two early Cartledges there in 1800, Samuel and Edmund, both with large families. In 1830, in South Carolina, John and Samuel Cartledge both showed a daughter under five. No Cartledges were shown anywhere in Alabama in 1840, two in 1850 -- Tandy in Chambers County and the others were in Tallapoosa. Tandy married Mary SWINT, daughter of James. The Tallapoosa Cartledges were in the home of James Morgan who had married Susan (b. ca. 1826 in South Carolina).
In James Morgan's home (1850 AL census for Tallapoosa County) were:
James Morgan
his wife Susan (Cartledge), b. 1826
Mary Cartledge, b. ca. 1799, SC (Susan's mother?)
Sarah Cartledge, b. ca. 1832 (Susan's sister?)
Amanda Crow, b. ca. 1818, SC (Susan's sister?)
Elizabeth Crow, b. ca. 1841, SC (Susan's niece?)
Sarah Crow, b. ca. 1846, SC (Susan's niece?)
An Edmund Cartledge is buried at Midway Cemetery, Bullock Co, AL, a Confederate soldier, b. 28 Sep 1834 and d. 27 Apr 1865.
Based on the above, we'd have this family:
_______ Cartledge m. prob. in SC to Mary _________ and they had these children (plus others?):
Rebecca Cartledge b. 1827, SC, m. Samuel SWINT
Susan Cartledge b. 1826, SC, m. James MORGAN
Amanda b. ca. 1818, SC, m. ________ CROW
(Amanda had daughters Elizabeth & Sarah CROW)


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