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Ancestors of Karen M. Swindell

Generation One

1. Karen Mae1 Swindell (Norman, #2) is still living.

Generation Two

2. Norman (nmn)2 Swindell (William, #4) was born on 5 Aug 1932 in Alexandria, Madison Co., Indiana.1,2,3,4 He married Gladys Adele Gejer (see #3) on 5 Apr 1958 in Bellerose Baptist Church, Bellerose, Queens Co., New York.5 He died on 11 Jan 1980 in Brotman Memorial Hospital, 3828 Delmas Terrace, Culver City, Los Angeles Co., California, at age 47.6,7 He was buried on 16 Jan 1980 in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., California.8

When Norman was born, his father wanted to name him William. But his mother insisted that there were too many Williams in the family, and so they named him Norman with no middle name. From his childhood until she died, Anna called him "Billy." It wasn't until he was in high school that he learned his real name. He started using his real name, Norman, when he moved to California. In Indiana, New York, and New Jersey, he is still known as Bill or Billy. He was at one time a Baptist. He was later a member, until his death, of Calvary Church of Santa Ana, California, a non-demoninational church. He began military service in 1952 with the Coast Guard. He ended military service in 1956. He was self-employed as an electronic technician between 1959 and 1980.9 Per his death certificate, he was ill with cancer between Jul 1979 and 11 Jan 1980. In reality, he was diagnosed a year and a half before his death.10

Children of Norman (nmn)2 Swindell and Gladys Adele Gejer (see #3) are:

3. Gladys Adele2 Gejer is still living.

Generation Three

4. William Floyd3 Swindell (Thomas, #8) was born on 17 Mar 1898 in Alexandria, Cass Co., Indiana.11,12,13,14 He married Anna Marie Legg (see #5) on 13 Dec 1924 in Frankfort, Clinton Co., Indiana. He and Anna Marie Legg were divorced circa 1945 in Indiana. He died on 1 Feb 1966 in Logansport State Hospital, Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana, at age 67.15 He was buried on 3 Feb 1966 in Park View Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison Co., Indiana.

He was a machinist in a factory in 1920.16 He was a salesman in 1932.17 He worked at the Anderson Stove Company on Vineyard Street in 1936 in Anderson, Madison Co., Indiana.

Children of William Floyd3 Swindell and Anna Marie Legg (see #5) were as follows:

5. Anna Marie3 Legg was born on 10 Dec 1901 in Markelville, Madison Co., Indiana. She married William Floyd Swindell (see #4), son of Thomas Edward Swindell and Viva Buck, on 13 Dec 1924 in Frankfort, Clinton Co., Indiana. She and William Floyd Swindell were divorced circa 1945 in Indiana. She married Jacob "Jake" Musselman between 1945 and 1949 in Madison Co., Indiana; He was a father figure to Norman through adolesence.18 She married Luther Tipton, son of Frederick Tipton and Margaret (--?--), after 1980 in Madison Co., Indiana. She died on 21 May 1988 in Anderson, Madison Co., Indiana, at age 86. She was buried on 25 May 1988 in Anderson, Madison Co., Indiana.

Generation Four

8. Thomas Edward4 Swindell (William, #16) was born on 27 Dec 1868 in Alexandria, Madison Co., Indiana.19,20,21,22,23,24 He and Viva Buck (see #9) obtained a marriage license on 11 Aug 1891 in Anderson, Madison Co., Indiana.25 He married Viva Buck, daughter of John M. Buck and Eva E. Finch, on 12 Aug 1891 in Madison Co., Indiana. They were married by W.R. Carter, a minister.26 He died at 3:30 p.m. on 14 Jul 1931 in Alexandria, Madison Co., Indiana, at age 62.27 He was buried on 17 Jul 1931 in Alexandria, Madison Co., Indiana. the cemetery is not legible on his death certificate.28

He was working as a day laborer in 1900.29 He was an engineer in "water works" in 1910.30 He was an engineer in a paper mill in 1920.31

Children of Thomas Edward4 Swindell and Viva Buck (see #9) were as follows:

9. Viva4 Buck (John, #18) was born on 6 Aug 1873 in Alexandria, Madison Co., Indiana.33 She and Thomas Edward Swindell (see #8) obtained a marriage license on 11 Aug 1891 in Anderson, Madison Co., Indiana.34 She married Thomas Edward Swindell, son of William Allen Swindell and Malissa Elizabeth Norris, on 12 Aug 1891 in Madison Co., Indiana. They were married by W.R. Carter, a minister.35 She died on 13 May 1900 in Alexandria, Madison Co., Indiana, at age 26.36,37

From her obituary:

In Memory of Mrs. Viva Buck Swindell Who Passed Away on May 13, 1900.

Mrs. Viva Buck Swindell, daughter of Mrs. George E. Grant, was born Aug. 6, 1873, in Alexandria, Ind., died May 13, 1900, aged 26 years, 9 months and 7 days. She was married to Thomas E. Swindell Aug. 12, 1890 [this date is incorrect]. Two children were born to them, a daughter and a son.

Again the death angel has entered a home and taken a loved one from us. A light has gone out, a chair is vacant, a voice to us is stilled forever, we will look and listen for her coming but she will return no more. And while we are summoning all our strength and faith to say, "Thy will be done," we know our lives will be broader, our aspirations higher, for she whom we have loved in life is beckoning upward.

Vivi [sic] was called in the bloom of womanhood, just when the days were the longest and the sun shone the brightest for her, but "He, who doeth all things well," knows best, and, though our hearts throb with pain and sorrow, we bow in submission to His will. She was an exemplary daughter, a loyal loving wife and mother, a faithful attendant of the Christian church and Sunday school and to know her was to love her. From childhood she lived a pure, simple, trusting life.

Last January that dreaded disease, consumption, fastened itself upon her, and for five short months she lingered, hopeful until a few days before her death. When she realized she must die she said, "Oh, I am not afraid, I am willing, but it is the separation from my family." She talked freely and was resigned and happy, and while singing that beautiful song, "Jesus Lover of my Soul," Vivi's spirit went from us.

Yes, it is well. She has gone from us, from our poor care, our human fallacy, straight to the Master's care, the Sheperd's love, blessed are they whose training is above! She will live in heaven, will know no more the conflicts that attend our life below; she shall walk with Christ himself in glory; she shall talk with sinless ones, and her ear no sound discourdant, no harsh word shall hear. Nay, but we have no words with which to tell how well it is with her--how well, how well.38

Generation Five

16. William Allen5 Swindell (Ashley, #32) was born on 3 Oct 1842 in Indiana.39,40,41,42,43,44 He married Malissa Elizabeth Norris (see #17) on 1 Dec 1864 in Madison Co., Indiana.45 He married Elizabeth Baker in Indiana; (Note: William Allen is widowed in the 1900 census. Later.... Lizzie Swindell was living in her son Harry's home in the 1900 census. Something is not accurate here... verify data.). He died on 16 Jun 1906 in Madison Co., Indiana, at age 63.46 He was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison Co., Indiana.

He was associated with the Ancient Free & Accepted Masons. He was Justice of the Peace in 1875. He worked in the lightening rod business for his uncle, W.A. Hendricks, at $14 per month circa 1859 in Indiana. He was lumber manufacturer between 1868 and 1875. From the 4 Jun 1880 Anderson Democrat on 04 June 1880: "W. Swindell, ex-Justice, was in Summitville with his newly married wife."47 He was a farm laborer in 1880.48 He was in the lumber business in 1886 in Alexandria, Madison Co., Indiana. He was a Deputy Prosecutor in 1887 in Indiana.

Children of William Allen5 Swindell and Malissa Elizabeth Norris (see #17) were as follows:

17. Malissa Elizabeth5 Norris was born between 1844 and 1845 in Indiana.81,82,83 She married William Allen Swindell (see #16), son of Ashley Swindell and Anna Hendrix, on 1 Dec 1864 in Madison Co., Indiana.84 She died on 10 Oct 1879 in Monroe Township, Madison Co., Indiana,. From the 10 Oct 1879 Anderson Democrat: "Mrs. W.A. Swindle, wife of Squire Swindle, of Monroe township, died after a brief illness last Tuesday morning. Mrs. S. was a very excellent lady and will be greatly missed in the community where she resided."85 She was buried in Indiana.

18. John M.5 Buck was born circa 1847 in Madison Co., Indiana; (birth estimated based on oldest known child's birth).86 He married Eva E. Finch (see #19) circa 1872 in Indiana; (marriage estimated based on oldest known child's birth). He died before 1886; (Eva was remarried circa 1886).

Children of John M.5 Buck and Eva E. Finch (see #19) were:

19. Eva E.5 Finch was born in May 1854 in Indiana.87 She married John M. Buck (see #18) circa 1872 in Indiana; (marriage estimated based on oldest known child's birth). She married George E. Grant circa 1886 in Madison Co., Indiana.88

Generation Six

32. Ashley6 Swindell (Willis, #64). According to the 1860 census, he was born circa 1803 in North Carolina.89 Other sources agree, however, he was born on 6 May 1809 in Hyde Co., North Carolina.90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97 He married Anna Hendrix (see #33), daughter of Joshua Hendrix and Frances Hramief Crouse, on 24 Oct 1833 in Wayne Co., Indiana.98,99 He died on 16 Dec 1891 in Madison Co., Indiana, at age 82.100,101 He was buried in Vinson Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Madison Co., Indiana.

In the 1840, 50, 60, and 80 census, he was listed as being a farmer.102,103,104,105 In 1870, he was listed as being a lumber manufacturer.106

Children of Ashley6 Swindell and Anna Hendrix (see #33) were as follows:

33. Anna6 Hendrix (Joshua, #66) was born on 16 Oct 1814 in North Carolina.188,189 She was born in 1816 in North Carolina.190,191,192 She married Ashley Swindell (see #32), son of Pvt. Willis Swindell and Unknown (Second Wife) (--?--), on 24 Oct 1833 in Wayne Co., Indiana.193,194 She died on 13 Apr 1895 in Madison Co., Indiana, at age 80.195,196 She was buried in Vinson Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Madison Co., Indiana.

Generation Seven

64. Pvt. Willis7 Swindell (Josiah, #128). Per the IGI and a local history book, he was born on 5 Mar 1763 in Hyde Co., North Carolina.197,198,199 According to High Tides, Hyde County's publication, Pvt. Willis Swindell was born on 6 Mar 1763 in Hyde Co., North Carolina.200 He married Unknown (First Wife) (--?--) in 1785 in North Carolina.201 He married Unknown (Second Wife) (--?--) (see #65) in North Carolina. He died on 9 May 1851 in Madison Co., Indiana, at age 88.202,203 He was buried in Vinson Cemetery, Section Ar., Lot 16, Row 6, Grave 3, Van Buren Township (south of Summitville), Madison Co., Indiana. His grave is located in the section on the west edge, almost north edge.204

Pvt. Willis Swindell served in the Revolutionary War at a very young age. He was said to have been a spy for the Continental Army. He was accepted for the DAR as a supplement, p. 205: "Swindle (Swindell) Willis b 3-5-1763 d 5-9-1851 m x Pvt NC." According to Syble Sayre, he was appointed patroller in Captain Thomas Daniels' district in 1800 or 1808.205 He was a member of the Mattamuskeet Primitive Church in 1808. He would have been married at this time to Ashley's mother (Willis' second wife). Also on this church's roster was a couple with the last name of Ashley. Quite possibly these two were Ashley's grandparents (this is still speculation).206 He moved from Randolph Co., North Carolina to Henry Co., Indiana. He appears in both county's census records for the same year.

Children of Pvt. Willis7 Swindell and Unknown (Second Wife) (--?--) (see #65) were:

65. Unknown (Second Wife)7 (--?--) was born circa 1763 in North Carolina. She married Pvt. Willis Swindell (see #64), son of Josiah Swindell and Unknown (First Wife) (--?--), in North Carolina. She died before 1830; (judging by ages, Willis does not appear to have a wife living with him at the time of the 1830 census).

66. Joshua7 Hendrix (Hendrick, #132) was born circa 1785 in North Carolina; (birth estimated based on death date of "J. Hendrix" found in the Tennessee Mortality Schedule).207 He married Frances Hramief Crouse (see #67), daughter of William Crouse and Catherine James, on 24 Oct 1804 in North Carolina. He died in (Tennessee?). He died of cancer in Jul 1859 in Decatur Co., Tennessee,. (If this "J. Hendrix" was Joshua, he died at age 74 which would indicate he was born in 1785.).208

Children of Joshua7 Hendrix and Frances Hramief Crouse (see #67) both born in North Carolina were as follows:

67. Frances Hramief7 Crouse (William, #134) was born circa 1786 in North Carolina; (birth estimated based on marriage). She married Joshua Hendrix (see #66), son of Hendrick Hendrix, on 24 Oct 1804 in North Carolina. She died on 12 Apr 1880 in Madison Co., Indiana.

Generation Eight

128. Josiah8 Swindell (John, #256) was born circa 1732 in Albemarle, Hyde Co., North Carolina.209,210 He married Unknown (First Wife) (--?--) (see #129) circa 1755 in North Carolina; (simply estimated). He married Esther Ballance after 1798 in Hyde Co., North Carolina. He died in 1806 in Hyde Co., North Carolina. His estate was probated in Aug 1806 in North Carolina.

He was registered his mark in Jun 1752 in Hyde County Court.211,212 Was on the October 1755 Hyde County Militia List under the leadership of Captain Henry Gibbs, Jr. His weapon was listed as a "carbine."213 From Bill Smith's notes: 7 December 1757, "Hyde Co., N.C.: John Swindell, planter, with love and affection to Josiah Swindell, Son, 150 acre plantation in Mattamuskeete. Witness Benjamin Mason and Stephen Denning."214 He served on a Grand Jury in Dec 1763.215 He is on the Hyde County list of Veteran of the American Revolution -- Hyde County Militia, 7 February 1782.216 He left a will on 7 May 1804 in Hyde Co., North Carolina; State of North Carolina, Hyde County:

"In the name of God amen I Josiah Swindell of the State and County aforesaid being weak in body but of sound mind and memory and both called to mind the uncertainty of this life and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, rivocking and disannulling all other wills and testaments whatever before by me made and done and for such worldly goods it both pleased God to bestow or give ___ leave in the manner and form following, that is to say leave and bequeath to my son Robert Swindell all my blacksmith shop ___ and instruments thereto belonging, and one handsaw and one crosscut saw and all my ___ debts that is due to me at my decease -- and as for the remaining on residue of the ___ tools I leave to be equally divided amongst my five sons: Caleb Swindell, Ananias, Samuel, Willis and Robert Swindell. (?) leave and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Esther Swindell all the remaining part ___ of my estate or property to be firmly to be her right and property ___ natural lifetime, and ___ at her decease I desire that the remnant shall be equally divided amoung my ten following children, ___, this the fulfilling of my debts is that my son Robert Swindell to have one.

Children of Josiah8 Swindell and Unknown (First Wife) (--?--) (see #129) all born in Hyde Co., North Carolina, were as follows:

129. Unknown (First Wife)8 (--?--) was born circa 1732 in (North Carolina?). She married Josiah Swindell (see #128), son of John Swindell Sr. and Mary McPherson, circa 1755 in North Carolina; (simply estimated).

132. Hendrick8 Hendrix was born circa 1754; (simply estimated).

Children of Hendrick8 Hendrix and an unknown spouse were:

134. William8 Crouse (Jacob Krause, #268) was born in 1761 in Pennsylvania. He married Catherine James (see #135), daughter of Catherine Peck, circa 1785; (marriage estimated based on oldest known child's birth). He died on 30 Nov 1838 in Randolph Co., North Carolina.

Children of William8 Crouse and Catherine James (see #135) were:

135. Catherine8 James (Catherine Peck, #271) was born in 1762. She married William Crouse (see #134), son of Jacob Krause and Frances Welt, circa 1785; (marriage estimated based on oldest known child's birth).

Generation Nine

256. John9 Swindell Sr was born on 20 Mar 1676 in Rappanoch, Richmond Co., Virginia, (per Charles Swindle); though the IGI says North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., Virginia.245,246,247 He married Mary McPherson (see #257) circa 1696 in Lower Norfolk, Currituck Co., Virginia, (as per Charles Swindle). Per the IGI, however, they are listed as being married in 1727 in Hyde Co., North Carolina.248,249 He died intestate in Hyde Co., North Carolina,. "An Inventory taken 15 May 1772 by John Swindell, Jr., Administrator, was submitted to June Court 1772. An Account of Sales of the Goods and Chattles of John Swindell, Sr., dated 4 July 1772 was returned to September Court 1772 by John Swindell, Jr., Administrator... Sons William, Zedekiah, Josiah, John, and Caleb Swindell were among the many buyers at the sale of this relatively large estate."250

He listed as a tithable in Currituck Co., North Carolina in 1742.251 He petitioned for a land warrant for 900 acres in Currituck Co. (this included the eastern part of Hyde Co. until 1745) on 27 Jul 1743.252 He moved into Hyde County in 1746. He deeded 300 acres on the north side of the Mattamuskeet Lake to his son John Swindell Jr. on 2 Sep 1751.253 He deeded land in Hyde County to his son, Zedekiah Swindell, 7 Dec 1757.254,255 From Bill Smith's notes: 7 December 1757, "Hyde Co., N.C.: John Swindell, planter, with love and affection to Josiah Swindell, Son, 150 acre plantation in Mattamuskeete. Witness Benjamin Mason and Stephen Denning."256 He was a juror in Jun 1759.257 He received his final land grant from Lord Granville of 308 acres near the Alligator River at a place called Black's (Blake's) Folley on 29 Apr 1761.258

Children of John9 Swindell Sr. and Mary McPherson (see #257) were as follows:

257. Mary9 McPherson. Per Liz Hastings Castro, she was born in 1700 in Virginia. If this is accurate, then the dates of her oldest children's births are inaccurate and the marriage date listed on the IGI is more likely accurate. (This needs to be verfied.).287 She married John Swindell Sr. (see #256), son of Timothy Swindell and Sarah (--?--), circa 1696 in Lower Norfolk, Currituck Co., Virginia, (as per Charles Swindle).288,289

She was not listed in "An Account of Sales of the Goods and Chattles of John Swindell, Sr." after John died intestate. The authors of High Tides presume that she had either died prior to John or that she was so advanced in years that she was living with one of her children and had no need for any of the household items.290

268. Jacob9 Krause was born in 1735 in Germany; (birth estimated based on oldest known child's birth). He married Frances Welt (see #269) circa 1760; (marriage estimated based on oldest known child's birth).

Children of Jacob9 Krause and Frances Welt (see #269) were:

269. Frances9 Welt was born in 1742 in Germany; (birth estimated based on oldest known child's birth). She married Jacob Krause (see #268) circa 1760; (marriage estimated based on oldest known child's birth).

271. Catherine9 Peck was born circa 1744; (birth estimated based on oldest known child's birth).

Children of Catherine9 Peck and an unknown spouse were:

 

 

 

 



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