The Ancestors and Family of Douglas F McSwain:Information about David McSwain
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David McSwain (b. 1700, d. 1770)David McSwain was born 1700 in Isle of Skye, Scotland, and died 1770 in Anson(Tryon)(Rutherford)(Cleveland) County, NC92, 93.He married Margaret Sergeant.
Notes for David McSwain:
David McSwain is believed to have come to America on the ship Snow Lowther, landing at Philadelphia on October 14, 1731.The Snow Lowther sailed from Rotterdam, Holland to Dover, England and then to the New World.(Source: Rupp, Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants, (1875),70-71).It was in Dover that David and his family boarded.
David is said to be buried in his family's cemetery in Cleveland County, NC.Early headstones were of local fieldstone with no or mimimal engraving.Regrettably, David's exact gravesite has been lost to time.However, in the 1930's, the Cleveland County Chapter of the DAR erected a granite headstone to replace David's original fieldstone one.Unfortunately, the DAR got this David confused with his son and listed the wrong spouse.This mistake has caused much consternation among those researching David's past.
More About David McSwain:
Burial: Unknown, McSwain Family Cemetery, Cleveland County, NC.93
Immigration: Most sources say he came to America in 1731 landing in Philadelphia, PA..
Migration: Moved to the Anson(Tryon)(Rutherford)(Cleveland) County area between 1760 and 1765..
Children of David McSwain and Margaret Sergeant are:
- +David McSwain, b. Abt. 1725, Scotland, d. Bet. 1780 - 1790, Rutherford(Cleveland) County, NC.