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Carswells of Ireland, Georgia Florida

Meredith Gibson (View posts)
Posted: 16 Mar 2000 10:20PM GMT
I just finished a posting and lost lit so this one is going to be very brief!
My ancestor John Martin Jr of GA had sister named Sarah (Sallie) Martin married to Matthew Carswell, son of Alexander Carswell who brought his family to America to Savannah, GA in 1772, moved to St. George Parish (now Burke Co.) in 1775, fought in American Rev. and was granted 287 1/2 acres for service. He chose it to be in Franklin Co. GA. so granted in 1785.
Some years back I was on mailing list for theCarswell Chronicle..does it still exist?
John Martin Jr. named his lastborn son ... Jared Carswell Martin he was my 2nd ggf.
Does any of this ring a bell?

Carswell Chronicle

Larry S. Thomas (View posts)
Posted: 26 Sep 2000 6:35PM GMT

In the event your March query has not been answered, The Carswell Chronicle was discontinued when Robert M. Carswell retired. You can still access the Chronicle at the Carswell Family page. I will have to find the URL and will send it to you. I have the Alexander and Isabella Browne Carswell pedigree chart going back to Scotland and the 1200's. The work back into Scotland was done by Bill and Ann Carwell. If you would like to see it, please e-mail me and I will send you a username and password.

the brown name

Dasiy (View posts)
Posted: 8 Oct 2000 6:02PM GMT
have you possibly ran across the name caroline brown in your names. she was married to my ancestor james creswell born in burke county georgia later moved to burke county n.c

re:Carswell Chronicle pedigree

Posted: 7 Nov 2000 12:33AM GMT
Edited: 7 Jun 2002 4:40AM GMT
Hi Larry,
I would be interested in the Carswell Pedigree chart the Carswell Cronicle site. I have just started to search my genealogy. I have been told by relatives that "my" Carswells are descended from Mary Queen of Scots and became curious.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Lis P Thomas

Carswells in Georgia

Posted: 16 Nov 2000 11:02AM GMT
Edited: 14 Nov 2001 11:51PM GMT
Hi Jack,
I am researching my husband's family(Lightfoots) and I am seeing Carswell being used as a first name in 1846 in Crawford County Ga. Carswell Sr's Parents were (Phillip)Benjamin Lightfoot and Jincy Holliday from Burke County. Jincy's father was named Gilford Holliday. Are there any connections here that you can see? Thanks for your attention. Good Searching! Pat.

Lighfoots in Ga.

Posted: 29 Nov 2000 2:05PM GMT
Edited: 23 Dec 2002 3:16AM GMT
Hi Pat,

I found a Delphia Sarah Lightfoot, born in 1828 in Ga. This is the only LIGHFOOT that I have found in my family. Maybe you can link her up with your family. IÂ’ll give you her relationship with the CARSWELLs. Maybe some of these names will help you find your Lighfoots in Crawford County, Georgia. I HOPE SO:o)

This Delphia Sarah Lightfoot married David Preston on 21 Mar. 1850 in Crawford County, Ga,

This David Preston was born on 04 Jun.1826 in Carlisle, Cumberland, England. His parents were Elizabeth James Preston, b.abt 1797 in Ireland, d. 05 Dec.1863 in Dale County, Alabama. James Preston Elizabeth Jane Clark were married abt.1825 in Ireland or England. Elizabeth Jane Clark, b. abt 1798 in Ireland, d. abt 1870 in Dale County, Alabama.

I show that Elizabeth and James Preston had six children. They were;
# 1. David Preston, b. 04 Jun.1826.

# 2. Ann Clark (Nancy) Preston, b. 22 Sept.1828.

# 3. Mary Jane Preston, b. abt 1836 in Crawford County, Ga. died in Geneva County, Florida. She married Robert Knight Carswell, b. 1829 in Montezuma, Macon County, Ga. died in 1908 in Geneva County, Fla. This Robert Knight Carswell was the son of Mahala Knight Edward Carswell, II., b. abt.1797. Edward, II. Was the son of Jane Trimble Edward Carswell, I., b. Dec.1755. Edward, I. Was the oldest son of Isabella Roche Brown Alexander Carswell. Alexander Isabella came to America in 1772 with their six children on the ship Elizabeth and settled near Savannah, Ga.

# 4. Elizabeth W. Preston

# 5. Patsy P. Presto,

# 6. Mary Preston

I show that David Preston Dalphia Sarah Lightfoot had six children. They were;
# 1. William E. Preston, b. 1851

# 2. David W. Preston, b. 1854 married Nora Bartlett on 25 Nov.1880 in Houston County, Alabama.

# 3. Andrew J. Preston, b. 1859 married Mary Andrews on 16 Dec. 1838 in Crawford County, Ga.

# 4. John Preston, b. 1863.
# 5. James W. Preston, b. 1866
# 6. Thomas W. Preston, b. 1867 married Lula Preston in 1893.

Please let know if any of this information helps you. My email address is

Have a nice day,
Cousin Jim Carswell in Woodstock

The username password

Jim Carswell (View posts)
Posted: 29 Nov 2000 2:30PM GMT
Hi Larry,

Could you please send me the USERNAME and the PASSWORD that you were telling Meredith about. I would really like to get a copy of that information. Thanks for your help.

Cousin Jim Carswell in Woodstock, Ga.

Carswell Chronicle

Posted: 19 Feb 2001 2:05PM GMT
Edited: 25 Feb 2002 6:05AM GMT
I too would be most interested in receiving the password to look at the family tree. Please send it to me at

Carswell Chronicles

Posted: 5 Mar 2001 4:44PM GMT
Edited: 4 Jul 2001 7:58PM GMT
I am very interesated in being able to see the Carswell Chronicles. Please send me the user name and pass word. Thanks, Barbara


Posted: 2 Apr 2001 11:40AM GMT
I would like to have the Carswell information for Scotland. My gggrandmother was Jane Carswell from Ireland/Scotland.
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