Descendants of William Harrison Swor
Generation No. 1
1. William Harrison1 Swor was born Abt. 1824 inHinds, MS, and died Bef. 1900 in LA. Hemarried Ruth Verlinda Strait 01 May 1851 in TX. She was born March 1835 in Allen, KY.
Notes for WilliamHarrison Swor:
William H. Swor -Private; Company A, Mississippi Infantry
More About WilliamHarrison Swor:
Census: 1837, MS 1837State Census Index, Simpson County, No Twp.
Notes for RuthVerlinda Strait:
Verlinda's daughterAlice Swor of Rocky Mt., La., wrote a letter in July 1894 to Mr. W. T.Willoughby of KY, asking if he could tell them anything about the Willoughbyfamily. She stated "[my mother's] name was Verlinder Strait. She leftKentucky in the fall of 1847, I think, in company with her brother and sister,Jeremiah Pinson, and Mary Emily Strait. Aunt Hetty Strait, mama's oldest sister,was married to Mr. Hinton Willoughby, she had one daughter named ElisabethVerlinder and a son named Samuel Briggs, they were named for their respectivegrandmothers and grandfathers. My mama is the youngest child of Briggs Straitand his first wife, who was a Miss Verlinder Pinson, daughter of Zephaniah andRuth Pinson, who lived for many years near Scottsville." This letter isreproduced in Vol X No 1 1987 of The Longhunter magazine.
Verlinda is listedwith Briggs and his second wife Harriet, in the 1850 Clark Co. AR census, age14. When and where did she meet and marry William Harrison Swor? In TX on May1, 1851.
They are found in the1860 census of Lafayette Co. Mississippi, (PO Paris) with Martha Swor age 7,Laura Swor age 4, John Swor age 8 mos. and William Young age 9 (he is probablyher nephew, son of her sister Mary Emily Young). All the Swor children wereborn in Mississippi.
In 1880, the family isliving in Bossier Parish, LA (ED 10 p 23 house #2), with Verlinda's name givenas Melinda, age 46 b KY; William H. is age 56 b MS. There are 8 children athome, which does not include John who was born about Jan 1860, so either he hasdied or married.
In 1900 Verlinda isage 65 (b Mar 1835 KY) widowed, living in Bossier Parish, (ED 22 sheet 1 house#18) with only her unmarried daughter Alice age 45 with her. She reportedhaving had 10 children, with 6 still living at that time.
She has not beenlocated in 1910.
In 1920 Verlinda, age84, is living in Shreveport (ED 62, sheet 18, at 2124 Harp St.) with bachelorson James E. and spinster daughter Alice.
Marriage Notes forWilliam Swor and Ruth Strait:
Marriage recordlocated in TX State Gazette, Vol 2 ,May 10, 1851 very hard to read photocopy
Children of WilliamSwor and Ruth Strait are:
2 i. Martha Alice2 Swor, born 06January 1855 in MS; died 28 February 1933.
Notes for Martha AliceSwor:
In 1860 Lafayette Co.MS census (Paris PO, house #696) Martha is age 7, and in 1880 Martha A. is age22.
In 1894, Alice wrote aletter for her mother, postmarked Rocky Mt., LA, in which she identified hermother Verlinda Strait Swor, her aunts Hetty Strait Willoughby, and Mary EmilyStrait, her uncle Jeremiah Pinson Strait, and her grandparents, Briggs Straitand his first wife Verlinda Pinson and Verlinda's parents, Zephaniah and RuthPinson. (The Longhunter, Vol X No 1, 1987, p 3)
Evidently Alice nevermarried, as she was still a spinster in 1900, age 45, living with her widowedmother in Bossier Parish, LA (ED 22 p 1). Her date of birth is given as Jan1855 Mississippi.
In 1920 census, Aliceage 65 is living with her brother James E. Swor, and their mother Velinda [sic]age 84 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA (ED 62 p 18).
More About Martha AliceSwor:
Burial: Rock MountCemetery,Benton, LA
3 ii. Laura M. Swor, born Abt. 1857 in MS.
4 iii. John Swor, born January 1860 in LA.
5 iv. William Armstrong Swor, born 1869 inLafayette, MS; died 1931.
More About WilliamArmstrong Swor:
Burial: Rock MountCemetery, Benton, LA
+ 6 v. Lee Sommerville Swor, born 26 May 1865 inLA; died March 1944 in LA.
7 vi. James Edgar Swor, born 1867 in LA; died1931.
More About James EdgarSwor:
Burial: Rock MountCemetery, Benton, LA
8 vii. Lucy Swor, born Abt. 1869 in LA.
9 viii. Verlinda Swor, born Abt. 1873 in LA.
10 ix. Ann Swor, born Abt. 1878 in LA.
Generation No. 2
6. Lee Sommerville2 Swor (William Harrison1)was born 26 May 1865 in LA, and died March 1944 in LA. He married Addie Lenora Smith 28December 1893 in Bossier Parish, LA. She was born 29 December 1876 in LA, and died 17 September 1955 in LA.
Notes for LeeSommerville Swor:
In 1920 Lee is listedas circulation manager for a newspaper in Shreveport, LA
Located in 1920 censusin 1917 West Gary Street, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA
born in AR instead ofLA?
More About LeeSommerville Swor:
SS#: 439-01-4003 /issued LA
Children of Lee Sworand Addie Smith are:
11 i. James P.3 Swor, born 24 May1905; died December 1983 in Shreveport, Caddo, LA.
12 ii. William E. Swor, born July 1898.
13 iii. Lester A. Swor, born 24 February 1910;died September 1976 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA.
Notes for Lester A.Swor:
Hope Street High School Eight-B, Shreveport, LA, Caddo Parish
More About Lester A.Swor:
14 iv. Swor. She married O. P. Ice.
+ 15 v. Murff H. Swor, born 28 August 1906 in LA;died November 1976 in Shreveport, Bossier, LA.
Generation No. 3
15. Murff H.3 Swor (Lee Sommerville2,William Harrison1) was born 28 August 1906 in LA, and died November1976 in Shreveport, Bossier, LA. Hemarried Mary Frances Evans. Shewas born 16 June 1910.
Notes for Murff H.Swor:
In 1920 Murff waslisted living with his unmarried uncle, James E. Swor, his grandmother,Verlinda age 84, and unmarried aunt, Alice.
More About Murff H.Swor:
Children of Murff Sworand Mary Evans are:
16 i. Martha4 Swor.
+ 17 ii. CDR Jerry Glenn Swor, born 10 March 1930in LA.
Generation No. 4
17. CDR Jerry Glenn4 Swor (Murff H.3,Lee Sommerville2, William Harrison1) was born 10 March1930 in LA. He married Mary ValeriaAllen. She was born 15 October 1933in TN.
Children of Jerry Sworand Mary Allen are:
18 i. Lisa5 Swor.
19 ii. Mary Swor.
20 iii. David Swor.