William McSwain enlisted in 1782 while living in Tryon County, NC, and
served as private in Captain Brevard's company of the Tenth Regiment, NC
Continental Line, length of service eighteen months.
Born in 1762 to David McSwain Sr. and Susanna Hamrick in Cleveland Co NC.
Died Dec. 10th, 1838 in Rutherford Co., buried in the "McSwain Burying
Ground," Mt. Sinai Church, Shelby NC. First spouse is Judith Moore, with
whom he had twelve children. Judith died in 1831. He married Elizabeth in 1831.
In 1855 his widow, Elizabeth, was 76 years old and living in Cleveland Co
NC. She was allowed pension and bounty land on account of his service.
Source, Memorial Branch, War Department letter dated October 15, 1931 for
the military and pension application information.
I have joined the Sons of the American Revolution based upon the service
of William McSwain, and am currently working on "supplementals."
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