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?
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Thanks, I'm so glad I found you guys!