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Swinks of North Carolina

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Researching George W. Swink married Crissie
Sophia Fesperman Swink. Two Children:
William Daniel Swink and Julie Ann Swink Long. I know where Crissie Sophia is buried, but unable to find George W. Swink after 1860 when he married. Crissie a widow by 1880 census.


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I believe that your George W. Swink was the older brother of my g-grandmother, Minta Isabella Swink Potts. Have you been able to find out anything about his father's (George L.)family?

Would really like to share information with you.

George W. Swink

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Thank you for answering me. I only have the information that I found in 1850 census on Surry County, NC. Yes, your g-grandmother is the sister to George W. She is listed on the census. I think there was a younger sister named Mary Swink, but have not got to check it out yet. Have not got any information on George Leonard other that the 1850 census. I would love to share information with you.


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This is really great. You're the first I've found who is researching this branch of the Swink family. By the way, the youngest sister was named Margaret.

Please contact me at KWCHEC@AOL.COM so we can compare notes.



Bethamy (View posts)
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I believe I may be related to the Mary Swink you were referring to. It seems the time frame would fit. Please email me so that we may be able to research this further.


Swinks in NC

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The Mary Swink I was referring to is named Margaret Mary Swink and she married William Swisher. They were married in Yadkin County. Hope this will help you. Maybe we have the same line.

Mary Swink

Bethamy (View posts)
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I don't think thay are the same person. The Mary Swink I'm descended from was married to a Chipman.
Thanks anyway!

Leonard Swink

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I have information from a relative on a Leonard Swink. He was one of three brothers that came over from Germany, aboard the "Sarnall Hugh Percy" which sailed from Rotterdam, Holland. It arrived in Pennsylvania on Aug. 27, 1730 which marked the beginning of the migration of the Swink family across America. The three young men were Leonard, Peter and Hartman Swink. From Penn. they sailed to Charleston, S.C. There they continued into N.C. where they purchased land, cleared it and produced crops. There were called the "planters" although some worked at other trades. Leonard Swink, one the the three, crossed the mountains into Tenn. settling in what is now Rutherford Co.. Here he married and reared a family. One of his son's was Michael Swink, and I understand he married and fathered 9 children by his 1st wife and 6 though a 2nd marriage. One of his son's William Leonard Swink married Nancy Ann Thompson 7/3/1848 in the Brown's Mill Dist. of Rutherford Co. Nancy Ann was the daughter of Frank Martha Sanders Thompson.
William Leonard had a younger brother J.Walton(Walt) Swink who married the widow, Ophelia Whitten Blackburn, and I understand a distant reltive of Abraham Lincoln. Four children were born to this marriage, Georgia Ellen (my grandmother) Steve Leonard, and Annie. Flora D. died at 2 yrs of age.
J. Walton (Walt) died June 11, 1909 and is buried at Salem United Methodist cemetry as well as my grandmother, Georgia Ellen Swink Patterson. I understand J. Walton, somethimes referred to as J.W. was a very prominent farmer and business man. He was V.P. of the Home Exchange Bank of Rutherford, Tn, a member of the Salem Methodist CHurch and a leader in the community. He gave the 1st acre of land for the church to be built. My grandmother used to go to the church and clean and build a fire in the pot-bellied stove before the pastor got there on Sunday mornings. My grandmother was a very sweet and wonderful lady. She passed away in 1960.
Is this the same Leonard Swink?

I, too, and trying to tracy our family history.

Any information, you can give will be appreciated.

George Leonard Swink

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I have found George Leonard Swinks father. He was George Swink, and he was married at least two times. He was in the Rowann Co., NC wills. The heirs are listed at Wiley Swink, Johnson Swink, Peter R. Swink and George Leonard Swink, and Mary E.St Clair, and Clarke Bishop. Mary E. St Clair and Clarke Bishop were both living out of Salisbury, Rowan Co, NC. They had to advertise in the newspaper, Carolina Watchman to settle the estate because of these two heirs living out of state. I did not recognize any of the names you mentioned, but that does not mean we are not related. I have not found yet when and where they came into America.


Michael Swink

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In reading over these long past postings, I've found that I have attached my g-g-g-grandfather, Michael Swink, to the wrong family. It's no wonder he never fit in! My Michael appears to be the son of George Leonard Swink, not John Leonard Swink. It all makes much more sense now.

Collette, I've corresponded with you before, but didn't get into enough detail, I guess.

Reba or Collette, please contact me so I can straighten out my Swinks. Is this branch at all related to the Hans Michael Swink tree?
Please contact me at
Thanks, I'm so glad I found you guys!
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