Killion/Swaim in Stokes Co NC pre 1813

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seeking help in getting documentation regarding parents of William Swaim Killion (Kilion-77), b 1809 in Stokes Co NC and died in 1885 in Jackson County IL. Parents are Michael John (Killion-78) and Milliy Swaim (Swaim -310) Killion - we have lots of hearsay but no concrete evidence that proves parentage. Can anyone assist??
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in Genealogy Help by Carol McIntyre G2G Crew (750 points)

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Possible?

Name: Michael Killian
Gender: Male
Spouse: Milly Swaim
Spouse Gender: Female
Bond date: 1 Feb 1806
Bond #: 000139743
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
ImageNum: 007780
County: Stokes
Record #: 02 168
Bondsman: Jesse Butner
Witness: N Shober

Source Information

Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.

by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (959k points)
Could not find any birth record.
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Clear birth record is gonna be hit or miss in 1809 era Stokes, NC. We know that "Millie" Swaim was the daughter of William Swaim & his wife Nancy Ann Robbins from mention in William's LW&T and a Family Bible record. We also know Millie Swaim married Michael John Killion from Marriage Records. And finally, we know that Swaim family naming traditions were pretty strictly held that the second born son is named after the Mother's Father. The fact that his middle name is Swaim is another strong clue as the name Swaim in N America has a very clear lineage back to a single Dutch immigrant ancestor.

But unfortunately, rural NC did not start officially recording birth statistics until the mid to late 1800's, so unless there is another Family Bible out there or a marriage record that includes parents, there's just not much available as documentation of parentage in that time period.
by Phillip Rich G2G6 Mach 4 (43.7k points)

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