I'm a descendant of William B. Swan through his son William Swan and Sarah Haley.I'm not sure if I descent from Martha Jane Sergeant or Sarah Taylor.Several years ago I was communicating with an individual who had done extensive research on this line and here is an excerpt from the email she sent me:
------------BEGINNING OF EXCERPT___________________ I show Wm B - div. Martha J 1849 & md Sarah TAYLOR 29nov1850.Phyllis Swan thought that Sarah had been md #1-Wm Gordon TAYLOR. I looked for him in Fr Co (not Coffee) & really couldn't find him.I did find a Wm G on Fr Co 1840 Cen: 1120013000010011
By 1850 Fr Co TN Cen - I find a Sarah TAYLOR 35 NC Wm T 2 TN Martha TAYLOR 4 TN Jas 10 TN Geo TAYLOR 13 TN lvg in H/H#980 of Dixon JETSON.
Wm B was in H/H #973 alone - not far away - huh!
1849 State vs Wm B & Sally TAYLOR for lewdness
By 1860 Fr Co TN census - I find Sarah SWAN with Jas 12, Martha 12, Wm R(poss B?)10, Sarah E 7, C C (f)6, Samuel B 4.
Lots of questions here -but you know how the census work was.
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All of this is kind of confusing.I'm not sure if William is the son of Martha Jane Sergeant or Sarah Taylor. Dates are very confusing concerning William's date of birth.