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William Robinson Swagerty
Birth: Aug. 3, 1841
Cocke County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1916
Cocke County
Tennessee, USA
#16973 - William R. Swaggerty - of Newport - 10/02/1872

Appears on the muster roll of Captain Edwin Allen's Co C, 26th Regiment, Tenn Infantry; enlisted 6/26/1861
Deposition of William R. Swaggerty: age 30; resides about 1.5 miles southeast of Newport; farmer; lived on his father's land at time of mule being taken; took amnesty oath and was pardoned; in Confederate Army; had three brothers (served in CSA?)- Alexander (dead), G.C. and J.S; one lives here, the other in Texas; mentions "James Swaggerty, my father, and my mother and my sisters"
James Swaggerty and Joseph K. Gorrell swore they saw the mule taken
Alfred Hall and Grigsby Wood swore they believe Swaggerty to be loyal; 6/05/1865
Deposition of C.D. Fairfield: age 47; resident of Newport; physician
Deposition of P.W. Anderson: age 33; Newport; lawyer; a Union man
Deposition of James Swaggerty: age 72; about one mile east of Newport; farmer; claimant is his son

W.R. Swagerty, farmer and stock dealer at Newport, was born August 3, 1842, on the farm where he has since resided. He began life for himself when twenty-two years old and excepting some property received from his father, what he is now worth is mostly the fruit of his own industry and good management. He owns a fine farm of 396 acres near Newport. He was married in December, 1866, to Miss Lydia Allen, a daughter of James Allen, a native of Cocke County. He was a farmer, and served in the Mexican War. to Mr. and Mrs. Swagerty the following children have been born: Lora Anna, Fannie Dale, James M. (dead), Nannie Laura, Hattie Murray and Eunice. Mr. and Mrs. Swagerty's oldest and third daughters are members of the Missionary Baptist Church, and Mr. Swagerty is a Democrat in politics, and cast his first presidential vote for Horatio Seymour. He was elected justice of the peace in 1882, and his is a Master Mason. He is the sixth of ten children of James and Nancy (Clark) Swagerty, natives of Cocke County. He was for many years, justice of the peace, and was "High Constable" of the county for many years, and was a very successful farmer. He began life for himself a poor man, and before the Negroes were freed he was worth about $200,000, the fruit of his own industry and good management. Mr. and Mrs. Swagerty were of German descent. He was a son of James Swagerty, a native of Virginia, and was among the earliest settlers of Cocke County. He was for many years, justice of the peace. His first wife's name was Delilah, who died March 22, 1844, aged about seventy-one years. He was married again November 22, 1844, to Nancy H. Johnson. He was born in 1773 and died about 1868. Mr. James Swagerty, Jr. was born in 1800 and died 1885. Mr. W.R. Swagerty enlisted June 1861, in company C, Second Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States Army, and Served until 1864, when after the battle of Mission ridge, he was captured and kept as a prisoner of was at Sevierville Jail until the close of the war. He was wounded at the battles of Murfreesboro and Chattanooga. 
Family links: 
  James Swagerty (1800 - 1885)
  Nancy Clark Swagerty (1810 - 1882)
  Lydia Annis Allen Swagerty (1839 - 1895)
  Fanny Dale Swagerty Eubank (1869 - 1948)*
  Nannie Laura Swaggerty Maples (1878 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
James Swaggerty Family Cemetery
Cocke County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Carolyn Whitaker
Record added: Mar 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87518316
William Robinson Swagerty
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