Joel P. Swinney (Sweeney) (1826-?) and Nancy Hartley (1834-?)
Joel Pate Swinney (Sweeney) and Nancy Hartley
Nancy Hartley was daughter of William C. and Francy Taylor Hartley and sister of Joel T., George William, Henry Clinton, John Taylor, Malinda Ann, William Clavin, and Frances Hartley.
Little is known about Nancy Hartley, other than she was born in 1834 and married Joel P. Swinney (Sweeney) April 2, 1852. Some estimate she died around 1855. Earlier references to the family was speled Sweeney, however as time passes, the descendants use Swinney.
Joel P. Swinney was the bondsman for the marriage of George William Hartley and Caroline Dungan.
In 1859, Joel P. Swinney purchased 200 acres, location: 1 SWSE WASHINGTON No 11N 5E 22; 2 ESE WASHINGTON No 11N 5E 22; 3 WSW WASHINGTON No 11N 5E 23. It was recorded in the Jackson, MS land office.
Joel's will was probated on January 28, 1861, in Claiborne County, MS, which suggests a death date of 1860 or 1861. He would not have been part of the Civil War. His wife Sarah Megee Swinney and Michael Megee were listed in the probate records. Michael is believed to be Sarah's father.
Joel Pate Swinney and Nancy Hartley Gallery
The pictures below are all of family member of Joel Pate Swinney and his second wife, Sarah Megee