Source: Christine W.

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I received E-mail in October 2001 from Christine containing information on the descendants of Joel Swindell

Joel Swindell and Metilda Grant were my Great Grandparents.   Joel
was in the Civil War and received a war pension and is buried in 
Grants Chapel Cemetery in Arkansas.  This is close to Hot Springs. 
His Children were:

Joel Fill Swindell
Mary Swindell
Willie Swindell
Ora Swindell
Benjamin Ceal Swindell (My grandfather. He lived to be 103 years old.)

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He [Benjamin Ceal Swindell] did tell me he left home (at the time in Arkansas) and 
came to Oklahoma.  He said he rode a horse, and all he seen was tall grass and indians.  He 
met my grandmother here and married and then they went back to Arkansas for awhile 
but soon came back to Okla. 

I have a copy of the Civil War Pension Application that Joel Joseph 
Swindell made. It says That in 1901  he applied for this pension in Arkansas.  He 
served in the 3rd  Mississippi Battalion from 1861 to April 1865 (Infantry).  That he 
was shot in the right knee at Chickamoga, Tennessee.


                                       Petition for Re Instatement On Pension
                                        List Of Hot Spring County, Arkansas

To The Board Of Pensions Of
Spring County Arkansas

The petitioner herein, Joel Swindell would respectfully show to this nonorable board
that he was for several years a pensioner under the laws of this State by reason
of service in the Confederate Army, and that his Proof of Service is on file in the
Auditor's office of the State of Arkansas: that in September 1908,  he removed from
this State to Texas and ceased to draw any pension;  that about a year ago, he again
settled in Hot Spring County Arkansas and now resides in said County as his
permanent residence;  that by direction of the Auditor of the State Of Arkansas
whose letter is hereto attached, he is now applying to this board for re-instatement
as a pensioner as a Confererate Soldier.

Petitioner states that he is now 76 years of age , owns no property in the world,
and has a wife who is also old and disabled.

Wherefore, he asks that he be re-instated so as to permit him to draw his regular
Confederate pension under the laws of this state.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of July 1915.


It shows that he would get $50.00 pension.  


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I found some notes that my mother has written down before she
passed away.

Joel Joseph Swindell
Born   August 1  1837
Died    April    20  1922  Buried in Grants Chapel Cemetary Hot Springs
County Arkansas.
Married  Matilda Grant.   d. 1926

Children
Mary Swindell
Joe Fell Swindell
Willie (May be William) Swindell
Ora Swindell
Benjamin Ceal Swindell  

Joe Fell Swindell   Married?
Children
Carl Swindell
Anna Swindell
Lorene Swindell
Dale Swindell

Willie Swindell    Married  Dottie ?
Children
Mattie Swindell
Willie Swindell
Pauline Swindell
Walter Swindell
Fuston Swindell

Mary Swindell   Married Jasper Lutin [Louton]
Children
Charlie Lutin
Braz    Lutin       
Addie  Lutin
Luttie Lutin

Ora Swindell   Married  Frank Lambert
Children
Mamil  Lambert
Delila  Lambert
Julia   Lambert
Elsia Lambert
Lucy (Lucie) Lambert
Vergie Lambert

Benjamin Ceal Swindell
Born Sept. 9, 1880
Married December 28, 1904  at White Bead Indian Territory, Okla.
Married  Caroline Cagle b. Oct. 25. 1887     d.  Sept. 4, 1976
Children
Carl Swindell    b.  Oct. 10, 1905   d.   May 28th 1927
Opel Swindell   b.   Feb. 18, 1907   d.   March 18, 1907
Noami Swindell b.   May 3 1908     
Cleo Swindell    b. June 23, 1910     d.   May 17,  1983
J. T. Swindell     b.  Jan. 28, 1913     d. April 21,   1913
Nona Bell Swindell   b.  Jan 19,  1915   d.   Feb. 10, 1915
Foster Swindell   b.  April  7,  1817    d.   April 30. 1955
Helen Swindell    b.  Nov. 24, 1919      deceased
Yandell Swindell   b.  Sept. 2, 1921      deceased

I received E-mail in November 2001 from Christine containing information on the descendants of Joel Swindell



Benjamin Ceal Swindell
   Born Sept. 9, 1880    Died  April 6, 1984
   Married December 28, 1904  at White Bead Indian Territory, Okla.
   Married Harriett  Carolyn Cagle   b. Oct. 25. 1887   d.  Sept. 4, 1976
      Parents:  Father:  John Richmond Cagle 1867-1930  Mother: Mary Elisabeth Ballard

Children :
Carl Swindell           b.   Oct. 10, 1905           d.   May 28, 1927
Opel Swindell           b.   Feb. 18, 1907           d.   March 18, 1907
Noami Swindell          b.   May 3 1908              Living in Little Rock Arkansas  as of Oct. 2001 
Mollie Cleo Swindell    b. June 23, 1910             d.   May 17,  1983
J. T. Swindell          b.  Jan. 28, 1913            d. April 21, 1913
Nona Bell Swindell      b.  Jan 19,  1915            d.   Feb. 10, 1915
Foster Swindell         b.  April  7,  1817          d.   April 30, 1955
Helen Swindell          b.  Nov. 24, 1919            d.   June 5, 1989
Yandell Swindell        b.  Sept. 2, 1921            d.   Feb. 2, 1993


Noami Swindell
  married Elmer Lawrence Aug. 5, 1925     Elmer died  Sept. 1986
  Children:
     Carroll Lawrence


Mollie Cleo Swindell
  Married John Mathes    Dec. 29, 1928
     Parents:  John Standhope McCarver Mathes:  Mother Ola Guest Mathes
  Children:
     Joe Burl Mathes                 born  Sept. 6, 1930
     Thelma Christene Mathes         born   June 26  1934
     Kenneth Wayne Mathes            born   Sept. 28  1936


Foster Swindell
  Married Pauline Harold   Dec. 1, 1941
  Children:
    Phllis Ann Swindell

Helen Swindell
  Married 1st.  Marrion Mathews   Sept. 25, 1938
  Married  2ed
  Married  3rd.   Tommy Roberts
     Children:
       Linda Matthews
       Roger Matthews
       Vickie Roberts
       Tommy Roberts

Yandell Swindell
  Married   Martha Becky Ingram   July 30, 1942   Becky died  Jan. 1989
  Children:
     Yanice Swindell	

I received E-mail in June 2002 from Christine containing information on the descendants of Joel Swindell

I did find where Matilda was buried, where my mother always
said she was but I was trying to find Swindell and she was
going by Swindle.

This is the reading on her headstone.
M. A. Swindle
Born 18, Oct. 1840
Died  29, Dec. 1926
Wife of Joel Swindle
This is in Restland Cemetary, Cunningham, Texas.

I also found who her parents were.

John Grant born about 1818 in South Carolina or Georgia
Married Rebecca  born About 1823 South Carolina or Georgia.
Married About 1840 in Alabama.
Children:

Matilda Grant    b. Abt  1840 in Alabama
John H. Grant    b. Abt. 1847 in Alabama
Benjamin F. Grant b. 12 Nov. 1849 In Alabama
      died 11, 29, 1915  Hot Springs, Arkansas
Aney E. Grant    b. Abt  1851 in Alabama
Puss Grant         b.  Abt. 1853  in Mississippi or Alabama
Rebecca Grant    b.  Abt 1855  in Mississippi
James L. Grant    b.   Abt.  1860
Henry Harry Grant  b. Abt 1866
Dovie Grant          b.  Abt. 1866

There is a lot of information on Matilda's brother Benjamin in the
Arkansas genealogy.  He is the one that gave the land for the Grant
Chapel Cemetary in Arkansas.  And one thing I don't understand is
why Joel went by Swindell and Matilda went by Swindle.  I feel that
maybe her son she was living with at the time may have went by the
old family spelling of the name.

Type: e-mail

Date: 2001-10-00

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Pages that use this source:

Harriett Carolyn Cagle

Dorothy Dell Fisher

Matilda A. Grant

Martha Elizabeth Ingram

Elsie M Lambert

James Franklin Lambert

Julia Geneva Lambert

Lucy Bell Lambert

Marnie C Lambert

Ora Delila Lambert

Vergie E Lambert

Braze Henry Louton

Charles Beals Louton

Randell Jasper Alexander Louton

Annie Mae Swindell

Becky Yannice Swindell

Benjamin Ceal Swindell

Carl Swindell

David Joseph Swindell

Foster Swindell

Helen Swindell

J. T. Swindell

Joel Joseph Swindell

Mary Rebecka Swindell

Mollie Cleo Swindell

Naomi Swindell

Nona Bell Swindell

Opel Swindell

Ora Bell Swindell

William Henry Swindell

Yandell Swindell


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