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Samuel Swindle and Eleanor Carawan?
Posted by: Ruth (ID *****7287) Date: September 22, 2005 at 10:03:47
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The following information was sent to me and I wondered if there was anyone that could document that Samuel Swindle was married to Eleanor Carawan. Samuel's will indicates otherwise.

There is a document dated 07 Jun 1807 in Bladen County, North Carolina for a Samuel Swindall, which
indicates that at the time of his death Samuel's wife was named Mary. This is a copy of Samuel's will and reads:

"State of North Carolina

Bladen County

Know all men by these presents that Samuel Swindall Sen. of the County and State aforesaid planter for the love good will and affection which I have and do bare for my well beloved wife Mary Swindall and for divers other good causes and considerations me hereunto moving have given and granted and do by these presents do give and grant unto the said Mary Swindall during her natural life four negroes to wit: Nan Cuffo Salim and Lucy together with the third part of my stock and household furniture which negroes and other property after her death shall be equally divided between my four sons Viz: Willis, Samuel, Henry and James Swindall which property I the said Samuel Swindall do for myself my heirs executors administrators and assigns warrant and forever defend unto them their heirs and assigns as above directed against any lawfull claim or claims but be it remembered that the said Samuel Swindall will have the use of said property during my natural life the same as tho' this deed of gift had never been given and likewise be it remembered that the said Mary Swindall must not move the above mentioned property out of said County without the consent of my sons Viz: Willis, Samuel, Henry and James.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th of June in the year of our Lord 1807.
Samuel Swindall (seal)

May Term 1808: This deed was proved by John High and ordered to be registered.
J.S. Purdie, C.C."

Deed Book 11, 13 Feb 1822, Henry Swindle of Greene County, N.C. to Samuel Swindle-Bond for $ 3000-Whereas Henry Swindle or his heirs will be entitled to a distributive share of the personal property of his Mother, Mary Smith at her death, provided the said Mary Smith should died intestate and whereas Samuel Swindle has paid said Henry Swindle this day $150 as full compensation of his distributive share Wit: Jas. Shipman. Feb Term 1825

Notice both Mary Smith and Eleanor Carawan had the same children.


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