I am trying to figure out that parentage of James A. Swepston, born June 19, 1846 Ohio, and who married Margaret Thornberry.His father was James W. Swepston, born 1816 Virginia; but the identity of his mother is not clear.
James William Swepston appears to have been married 3 times - but the documentation is not clear or consistent.His wives:
1.Elizabeth Claypool, married 2/10/1840; 2.Eliza Kelch, married 9/12/1844; 3.Hannah McLaughlin (no marriage record found).
Some sources report that James A. was the son of Hannah but his father was married to Eliza at that time of his birth and she was still living at the time of the 1850 & 1860 census.
To confound things further, Eliza's marital history is also confusing.