Re: Oswald Family, South Carolina
Nancy, yes I have heard the name pronounced "Olswalt". My Grandmother said that when the Oswald's came to Monroe Co. Alabama, her father said a "Olswalt" family had moved to Excel. Some called them "Osalts" I don't know how they came up with that. My ggrandfather was Jesse Daniel Oswald jr. His grandfather was Levi H. Oswalt. They moved from Lexington, SC to Covington Co. Alabama then up around Andalusia, Alabama. He was a Baptist preacher. There were 9 sons. Most were Oswalt's. My gggrandfather Jesse Daniel Oswald (Levi's son) was Oswalt until after the Civil War, then the spelling was changed, I would like to know how that happened. When I read the Oswalt genforum, the post of the Lexington Oswalt's names are much the same as the names of Levi's children. Samuel, Simeon, Jesse, etc. Do you have a Levi in your line?