Caleb Swindle, Sr.

Male 1742 - Bef 1791  (49 years)


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  • Name Caleb Swindle 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Alt Birth 4 Apr 1737  Albermarle County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 1738-1742  Hyde County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Will 26 Nov 1790  Hyde County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died Bef Feb 1791  Hyde County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Probate 0Feb 1791  Hyde County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Also Known As Caleb Swindell, Sr.  [1
    Military Revolutionary War Patriot  [1
    Person ID I2035  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2019 

    Father John Swindle,   b. 20 Mar 1676, Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1772, Hyde County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Mother Mary McPherson,   d. 2 Mar 1744-45, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1727  Currituck County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • (The Lower Norfolk)
    Residence (Family) Currituck County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F1526  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Keziah (Clarke),   b. 1750, (Hyde County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, (Hyde County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married BY 25 Aug 1767  Hyde County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Children 
     1. Susanna Swindle,   b. ~1765, (Hyde County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~1786, (Hyde County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     2. Elizabeth Swindle,   b. ~1765, (Hyde County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Eleanor Swindell,   b. ~1765, (Hyde County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. FNU Swindell,   b. ~1765, (Hyde County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Charity Swindle,   b. ~1765, Hyde County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. FNU Swindill,   b. ~1765
     7. Caleb Swindle, Jr.,   b. 1766, (Hyde County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Christopher Swindle,   b. 8 Mar 1770, Hyde County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1830, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     9. Cason Swindle, Sr.,   b. 1776, Hyde County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1839, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F769  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth LNU 
    Married (Hyde County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F15332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - 4 Apr 1737 - Albermarle County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1738-1742 - Hyde County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - BY 25 Aug 1767 - Hyde County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 26 Nov 1790 - Hyde County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef Feb 1791 - Hyde County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 0Feb 1791 - Hyde County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - (Hyde County, North Carolina) Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Abstracted from "Hyde County Historical Journal",Vol.8,No.2,Fall 1984;


      "CALEB SWINDELL (SR.), son of JOHN SWINDELL, SR., was married to his first wife, KEZIAH _____, by 25 August 1767. We have been unable to indentify her parents. CALEB's will dated 26 November 1790, probated February Court 1791, mentions wife, ELIZABETH, and sons, CHRISTOPHER and CASON SWINDELL. His will dictated that the remaider of the estate should be equally divided between his children after the death of his wife, ELIZABETH.

      In a 1791 division of the remaider of the estate, his wife, ELIZABETH, received one-third and his heirs JESSE HARRIS, SR., THOMAS HARRIS, CHRISTOPHER SWINDELL, JAMES MASON, JESSE HARRIS, JR., ELIZABETH HARRIS, SUSANNA CARAWAN, JOHN BENSON, AND CASON SWINDELL received the remaining two-thirds divided into equal lots.

      Since we know that CASON and CHRISTOPHER were his sons, this equal distribution indicates that the others were his daughters and sons-in-law in right of their wives."

      _____


      Notes for CALEB SWINDELL: Caleb SWINDLE Sr. was born between 1738 and 1742 in Albemarie, Hyde Co., North Carolina. He signed a will on 26 Nov 1790. He died about 1791in Hyde Co., North Carolina. He had an estate probated in Feb 1791 in Hyde Co., North Carolina. He was a Cabinet Maker. In October 1841 Caleb gave power or attorney to his brother John, Jr.

      end of note [4, 10]
    • Isaac Swindle appears in White County, 1820.

      end of note [10]
    • Caleb Swindill1, Sr.
      Son of John Swindle and Mary McPhersone.
      ?Born on the 4th of April 1737 in Albemarle, North Carolina 5

      ?Married Keziah (Webb??8) before the 25th of August 1767 in Hyde County, North Carolina (1750 - 1810)e

      Children b, 4 (in order mentioned in will)

      Eleanor, born c1765, married Jesse Harris, (Sr. or Jr.)
      Daughter, born c1765, married Thomas Harris
      Christopher C., born on the 8th of March 1770 in Hyde
      Charity, born c1765, married James Mason
      Daughter, born c1765 married Jesse Harris, (Jr. or Sr.)
      Elizabethe, born c1765
      Susannae , born c1765
      Daughter, born c1765, married John Benson
      Cason Clarke, born c1776
      Married Elizabeth e (possibly mother of some children)

      Died in February 1791 In Hyde County b,c

      Person ID 01500

      Notes
      0 Text in red represents information obtained from the internet (family trees etc) which I have not yet confirmed.

      1 The spelling adopted is that of the 1790 census

      2 There is room for confusion between Caleb Sr., son of John, Sr., and Caleb, Jr., son of Josiah.

      3 1761 On the south side of Mattamuskeet Lake, Hyde County e
      1786 Living in Capt. Cason Gibbs' district, Hyde County, Feb 1786. 1 WM 21-60, 3 WM <21 or >60, 2 WF a (NB not 1784).
      1790 Living in Hyde County, North Carolina with one female, one adult over 16, one under 16. (Ancestry has incorrectly indexed this and 14 other entries as Carteret County)

      4 The 1786 census corresponds to Cason, three sons and two daughters. Possibly a son-in-law was living on his land. It does suggest that the other daughters were living away from home, ie probably of marriageable age, by 1786.

      5 The birth date in reference #b is only one month away from the better attested birth date for Caleb's brother Zedekiah.

      6 Caleb was a private in the Hyde County Regiment of Militia 9th September 1775. f

      7 Emory Swindell is listed as a son of Caleb in one family tree I have seen but the name did not come into the Swindell family until Robert, Caleb's nephew, married Sally Emory in about 1780. Caleb is unlikely to name a son with the surname of his nephew's wife.

      Some other family trees suggest Caleb as the father of other children of Roberts - Oliver, Samuel Lindsey and Thomas D.

      8 There seems to be evidence for identifying Keziah as Keziah Webb.

      Sources
      a) NC State Census 1784-1787 (see notes #3, #4)

      b) Owens Family Tree on Ancestry.

      c) North Carolina will abstracts - Probate 1791 SWINDEL, CALEB Elizabeth, Christopher and Cason

      d) There is a photograph puporting to be that of Caleb Swindle (1737 - 1791) on Ancestry but this Caleb died at least least 60 years before any such photograph could have been taken.

      e) "Caleb SWINDELL (Sr.), son of John SWINDELL (Sr.), was married to his first wife, Keziah _____, by 25 August 1767. We have been unable to identify her parents. Caleb's will dated 26 November 1790, probate February Court 1791, mentions wife, Elizabeth, and sons, Christopher and Cason SWINDELL. His will dictated that the remainder of the estate should be equally divided between his children after the death of his wife Elizabeth. In a 1791 division of the remainder of the estate, his wife Elizabeth received one-third and his heirs Jesse HARRIS, Sr., Thomas HARRIS, Christopher SWINDELL, James MASON, Jesse HARRIS, Jr., Elizabeth HARRIS, Susanna CARAWAN, John BENSON, and Cason SWINDELL received the remaining two-thirds divided into equal lots. Since we know that Cason and Christopher SWINDELL were his sons, this equal distribution indicates that the others were his daughters and sons-in-law in right of their wives."

      ...

      Jesse HARRIS (Sr.. or Jr..?) was married to Eleanor, presumably the daughter of Caleb SWINDELL (Sr.) Jesse HARRIS died circa 1795 and at May Court 1800, Elany HARRIS was bound to Elizabeth SWINDELL (relationship unknown) until the age of 18 to learn the trade of spinstress. In 1801, the estate of Jesse HARRIS was divided to Micajah, Cason, and Joseph HARRIS. At February Court 1801, Cason SWINDELL, brother to Eleanor HARRIS, was appointed guardian to Cason, Abey, Elana, and Micajah HARRIS.

      High Tides p10

      James MASON, Sr. and wife Charity Swindell MASON had eleven children, three of whom were Caleb, Keziah and Eleanor MASON.

      Susanna SWINDELL, daughter of Caleb SWINDELL (Sr.), married Joseph CARAWAN who died circa 1786.

      High Tides p11

      e) Colony of NC 1735 - 1764 Land Patents by Margaret M. Hofmann

      3324 pg. 328 John SWINDELL 5 March 1746/7 900 acres in Hyde County on
      Maromuskeet Lake upon Mulberry Savanna, joining the Lake and the swamp.

      4006 pg 37 Elizabeth PROCTOR 14 February 1739 100 acres in Beaufort Coumty
      on the S. side of Bay river, joining Amos CUTTERAL, John Moore, Moores
      Creek, and the river.

      5056 pg 189 John SWINDALE 29 September 1756 300 acres in Hyde County,
      joining his Own Survey and a Holler in the Swamp.

      5113 pg. 204 John SWINDELL 29 September 1756 640 acres in Hyde County,
      joining the Edge of the Savannah and the edge of the Swamp.

      5870 pg 374 Robert PALMER 24 October 1761 300 acres in Hyde County on the
      South Side of Mattamuskeet Lake, joining Mr. WHITE, Caleb SWINDAL, and the
      Lake.

      6019 pg 401 Robert PALMER 23 April 1762 640 acres in Hyde County on
      Mattamuskeet on the N. side of the Lake Creek of fort point, joining William
      SWINDALL and James Clayton.

      6126 pg 418 Samuel SWINDEL 23 April 1762 150 acres in Duplin County on the
      E. side of Great Coheary, joining the fork of kill swamp and the run of
      Blackmans Swamp.

      6740 pg. 283 James ELLISON (?) 1 September 1759 200 acres in Hyde County on
      Mattamuskeet Lake, joining John SWINDLE, James Clayton, and the Pocoson.

      f Hyde County Regiment of Militia 9th September 1775
      Hyde County Regiment of Militia Date Established: Colonels: Original Officers: September 9, 1775
      Col. Rotheas Latham Col. Abraham Jones Col. William Russell Col. Burridge H. Selby Col. Rotheas LathamLt. Col. Benjamin Parmelin 1st Maj. William Russell2nd Maj. Thomas Jones
      Known Lt. Colonels:
      Known Majors:
      Known Adjutants: Lt. Col. Benjamin ParmelinLt. Col. John EborneLt. Col. Robert Jennett 1st Maj. William Russell
      2nd Maj. Thomas Jones Caleb Mason
      Known Captains: John Eborne Caleb Forman Jerry Gaylord Stephen Gaylord Benjamin Gibbs Joseph Gibbs, Jr. Robert Jennett Solomon Jones Caleb Mason Solomon Rew Reuben Roundtree Thomas Smith
      Known Lieutenants - Captain Unknown: William Watson Samuel Weston Caleb White - Anthony Wise - Known Ensigns - Captain Unknown: - Edward Gray - Known Sergeants - Captain Unknown: - Samuel Selby, Jr. -
      Known Privates / Fifers / Drummers, etc. - Captain Unknown: Benjamin Balance Richard Brinn Stephen Brooks Henry Carrow Thomas Carrow John Carrowon, Jr. Joseph Carrowon William Carrowon John Clayton Wil liam Cox Francis Cradle Charles Cutrell Dav id Cutrell Peter Cutrell Daniel Daniels Jam es Davison John Dixon Benjamin Gaylord Hen ry Gibbs Jeremiah Gibbs Joseph Gibbs Rober t Gibbs Robert Gray David Green Ezeki el Harris John Harris Stephen Harris Thom as Harris William Harris Hugh Henry Samue l Henrys Anthony Hutson William Hutson John Jennett Abraham Jones Abraham Jones, Sr. James Jones Richard Jones Thomas Jordan John Lockhart John Mason Charles Mooney John Moore Jeremiah Murden John Neal Nathan iel Owen John Selby Samuel Selby, Sr. William Selby Robert Silverthorn Paul Sparrow Edw ard Spencer John Spencer, Sr. Nathan Spencer Job Surmon Joseph Surmon Peter Surmon Thomas Surmon Abraham Swindell Caleb Swindell Caleb Swindell, Sr. Joseph Swindell Josiah Swindell - Zedekiah Swindell -
      Brief History of the Regiment: On September 9, 1775, the Provincial Congress authorized thirty-five (35) existing county Militias to be organized. All officers were appointed and commissioned by the Provincial Congress. The Hyde County Regiment was active until the end of the war. Units of this regiment were known to have participated in the following known battles/skirmishes: Date(s):
      Known Battles / Skirmishes: 6/27/1779 Cape Hatteras #2
      3/15 /1781 Guilford Court House
      Ancestry

      Posted by: Esther Womack (ID *****2307) Date: February 19, 2003 at 05:36:04
      of 1164
      In the N.C. Archives are several Swindell Wills and some Inventories (with no Will) of some of their Estates. There are two who pose a problem. Am hoping that someone can help us separate the two Calebs.

      1791 Inventory of Caleb Swindle shows Lot #'s for the benefactors of his Estate. There are two Swindell males who each received a Lot (certain items including household goods and cash). One was Christopher and the other Cason.
      Other persons receiving Lots appear to be sons-in-law.

      1805 Will for Caleb Swindell names his children: Jean, Nanna, Abram,Caleb and youngest son Peledge. Wife Mary.

      Which of these Caleb's was John Swindle Sr.'s son? If the 1791 Caleb was the son of John Sr. then who is the 1805 Caleb? And vice versa.

      Appreciate any and all help!

      Posted by: Detia Roe (ID *****3316) Date: November 13, 2006 at 17:56:13
      In Reply to: The Caleb Swindells of Hyde Co. by Esther Womack of 1164
      According to the information I have, the 1791 Caleb is the son of John Swindle Sr. and Mary McPherson. The 1805 Caleb is the son of Josiah Swindle and Esther Balance (the mother might be wrong), and would therefore be the 1791 Caleb's nephew.

      Posted by: Esther Womack (ID *****2307) Date: February 19, 2003 at 05:48:37
      In Reply to: The Caleb Swindells of Hyde Co. by Esther Womack of 1164
      I omitted information on the 1791 Inventory of Caleb Swindell. One third of the estate went to Elizabeth Swindell which was the usual portion for a wife, so I am assuming that Elizabeth was the wife of Caleb of 1791?

      end of profile [1]

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