Tabitha F. "Bithy" Swindle

Female 1879 - 1912  (32 years)


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  • Name Tabitha F. "Bithy" Swindle 
    Born 20 Nov 1879  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Jun 1912  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Old Philadelphia Cemetery, Center Point, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I2072  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 6 Dec 1999 

    Father James Monroe "Mon" Swindle,   b. 10 Feb 1846, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1904, (Green Briar Bend) White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Rebecca "Becky" Goodson,   b. 22 Mar 1848, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1931, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1868  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7, 8
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1870  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1880  (White County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1900  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Photos
    Mother & Daughter
    Mother & Daughter
    Standing is Vernia Elivira "Ma Byars" Swindell Byars (1894-1985)
    and sitting is her mother, Rebecca "Aunt Becky" Goodson Swindle (1848-1930). She was known as, "Aunt Becky, the midwife" as she midwifed a great number of children born in White County. As a matter of fact, she midwifed Robert "Murlis" Wright, husband of her granddaughter, Bessie Lee Byars Wright.

    This photo was provided October 30, 2015, by Christine Bess Cornett, which was found at her mother's home, Pearl Byars Bess Fultz, another granddaughter of Aunt Becky...
    Swindell's Mill at the Caney Fork River, White County, Tennessee
    Swindell's Mill at the Caney Fork River, White County, Tennessee
    This is a zoomed-in shot of the remaining foundation of "Mon's Mill", great grandfather of the grandchildren of "Ma" Swindell & "Pop" Byars, taken from the other side of the Caney Fork River.

    Photo provided by cousin Christine Bess Cornett, November 19, 2015
    Family ID F773  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Nov 1879 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jun 1912 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Philadelphia Cemetery, Center Point, White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Lucile Byars Hennessee reports that Granny Swindle tells the story of "Bithy's" death to her youngest sister, Vernie. History is that Bithy, in menses, stepped into a skunk's nest and skunk urine mortally poisoned her. Her legs swelled. She tried to soak-out the noxious odor, alas, to no avail. Thus is the story of her tragic demise...

  • Sources 
    1. [S51] 1880 White County,Tn Census, District 5, taken by G.H.Templeton,, p. 158 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S52978] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSZV-JBL : accessed.

    3. [S52980] "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDWK-B8B : accessed.

    4. [S8472] "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGNJ-YW1 : acc.

    5. [S2298] "Cemeteries of White County", Volume I, Transcribed and Indexed by, p. 391 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S3987] "White County Marriage Records, Part of Book I: January 11, 1859 to June 11,, p. 18 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S52981] "Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VN4V-H6X : acce.

    8. [S58] "The Families of White County,Tennessee in 1860", enumerated & notated by, p. 118 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S52979] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD88-BVF : accessed.