I have been reading these postings about Swinney's in the Arp/Swinneytown area between you, Micheal, Larry, and Clarence. I don't know much about the Swinney's on my end so I am searching for any information.
I grew up in Swinneytown. My dad, David Wayne Swinney (b.Jan 18, 1952), my mom Gwenitta Lynne Gandy Swinney(b.June 29, 1957), My older sister Stacie Lashea Swinney Everett(b. June 24, 1980), myself Julie DeAnn Swinney(b. April 18, 1982), and my younger brother Matthew David Swinney (b. April 7, 1986) have a house there.
My dad's parents are Curtis Leroy Swinney(b. Aug. 28, 1917?-d. Aug.21, 1997) , married to Martha Jane Waller Swinney. My grandpa Curtis Leroy Swinney siblings were Floyd Swinney(unknown date but do know was the oldest sibling),Maggie Swinney(unknown date),and Tom B Swinney (unknown date but was baby of family).There parents were Tommie Swinney and Minnie Swinney(d. 197?). I know that Tommie and Minnie owned land in Swinneytown and they split it up among the children. To my knowledge Swinneytown got its name because all the land owned there were mostly owned by Swinneys. I would like to find out more about my family and relatives. I know some names that my dad tells me we are related to them but it has just been said "Oh,yeah so-and-so is our cousin, we are related to them" but I dont know how.
I would like to figure out how all these Swinney's are connected.I have been told that Cecil Swinney is my cousin (i dont know the links in the family tree how to get to him).I have been told that Clarence Swinney (Overton,TX Jeweler) is my cousin (I dont know the linkage here either) I have been told that Bill Swinney is my cousin, Frank Swinney is my cousin, Gary Dale Swinney is my cousin who has a sister named Donna Kay Swinney and also a brother named Terry Joe Swinney and all of these names I dont know the linkage. Right now I am just putting out names here to try to get some response from anyone and maybe I can find other names,parents,siblings,cousins anything that will fill in the gigantic holes I have. I know I am definitely related to the Swinney's in the Arp/Swinneytown/Overton area I would just like to find out who they are and start tracing my family.