The Carden/Swallows Genealogy Website has had several problems the last couple of years, and Trisha Carden has not had time to maintain it. Our ministry work has become profoundly more demanding and there simply has not been enough time. Below is how it got broken and our plans for fixing it.

June 6, 2009 I fixed about 6,000 broken links today. That is about as far as I can take it with automated tools. I estimate there are still a thousand or so broken links on the site. They will have to be found and fixed one at a time the old fashioned way. However, you should be able to tell a considerable improvement on the site. Please encourage everyone to report broken links. There are tens of thousands of links on the web site. I'll never find all the broken ones on my own.
June 13, 2009 Found and fixed 3 broken links today. Please report broken links. There are tens of thousands of links on the web site. I'll never find all the broken ones on my own.
June 20, 2009 Fixed 5 broken links.
July 4, 2009 Fixed 16 broken links.


In August, 2007 the entire site had to be moved from one server to another. When that change was made a number of links no longer worked because the new server was case sensitive. Many of these have not yet been found and fixed.

In June 2008 the tcarden.com domain name was lost. The new domain name, tntcarden.com was replaced in most but not all links. So a number of links became inoperable at that point. Many of these have not yet been found and fixed.

In August through October 2008 we experienced two computer failures. The tools we were using to maintain the site do not work on our new computers. The tools we now have to work on the site are technically more demanding and Trisha has not had time to learn how to use them.

In January 2009 some concerns were raised about the privacy of some living people who had information published on the site. Since there was no viable way to change those pages, the pages were simply removed. They need to be edited and replaced on the site.

The result of all of the above is that the web site is not working very well anymore. Please help us with the broken links. If you find a broken link just hit the back button to go back to the page with the broken link. Open an e-mail to genealogy @ sign tntcarden dot com. With your browser open to the page with the broken link go up to the top where the link is (looks like http://www.tntcarden.com/tree etc.) and copy and paste it into the e-mail. Use your mouse to highlight the broken link on the page and copy and paste it into the e-mail as well. Say "broken link" in the subject line and send it. The e-mail will be acknowledged soon and the link fixed eventually.



It is now clear that Trisha will not be able to work on the site any longer. I, (Thor Carden her husband), have the expertise to work on it, but very little time. If you find something wrong please let me know at genealogy @ sign tntcarden dot com. I'll fix it all as I have time, but it took two years for it to get broken it will probably take four years to get fixed.

This is all the information I have at this time. I don't claim that it's all been correctly proven. Instead it's meant to be helpful as a 'guidepost' or 'map' for helping others further their own research. As time goes by I hope it becomes better.

If you would like the work to proceed more rapidly there are two things you can do:

(1) When you find something that is broken send me the complete URL of the page where it occurred and a detailed description of the problem. (A URL is that thing that looks like this: http://www.tntcarden.com/tree/ensor/Carden1.html) If I have to look for it, I'll put fixing it off in favor of more explicitly described errors.

(2) Volunteer to help us in our ministry, so I have more time to devote to the genealogy web site. See www.biblestudybymail.com to see how you can help us without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Nashville, Tennessee
On the internet since 1998
Updated June 2009


I have over 900 pages 
on  my website



Cemeteries, Census, Deaths, General
Kings Mountain, Maps, Marriages
Military, Orphanage, Stories



The most frequently 
appearing surnames

My Main Genealogy Lines

Ancestry.com UK

Bogus Tombstone

The story behind this WebSite
by Thor Foy Carden
History my ancestors 
helped shape
 Helpful History Odds & Ends
My Childhood Stories

Grandmother's Photo-Journal
 6 Generations Photo trees

Location Table 
of my ancestor's birth & death

My Favorite Genealogy Links
Stump Family Bible
Main Genealogy Lines of Patrica Swallows Carden
Basham Harris /  Harrison Moore Smith, James
Bonner Henderson O'Neal Smith, John
Clarke Isbell Phelps Starnes
Cockrill Jared Porter Story
Dowell Keeling Rickman Swallows
Ensor Leath Scarborough Tatum
Gatlin Lykins Shrum Taylor
Gifford Mayberry Sirles Turner
Main Genealogy Lines of Thor Carden
Augustine  Carden Hester Uhlman
Barkanda Carden2006-RollCall Moore Wheeler
Barkanji Clark Keller Whitacre
Behren  Foy Robertson Whitfield
Manifest of the S. S. Noordland

Manifest of the S. S. Eturia

My son-laws Genealogy Lines

Richardson Kilpatrick Braswell Johnson
(Tennessee line)
Matheny Overman Brassell
Ortloff Ferrell Bracewell
My Friends Genealogy Lines
Alabama County Map Kentucky County Map
Maryland County Map North Carolina Map
Tennessee County Map Virgina County Map

The Three Fold Messages of the Three Fold Ministry of Christ

Christian Ministries We Support
Mustard Seed Outreach
Camp Joy Ministries
Family Christian Academy
History That our Ancestors Helped to Shape

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag, And
whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protestor to burn the flag."


  • Wars and Conflicts   list of wars and conflicts involving America from 1622 until 1991
  • Colonial Milita
  • Watauga Articles of Association (Includes our direct line of Isbells & Sherrills)

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  • Battles of the American Revolution
  • Revolutionary War   Includes Basham, Foy, Jared, Isbell .....
  • The Cherokee Country   (Map of the TN, N.C., GA, and AL area late 1700's)
  • Route of the Over-the-Mountain Men Map
  • Battle of King's Mountain Roster   Unofficial and incomplete
  • Kings Mountain Georgia Participants  New ! ! !
  • List of Wm. Lenoir's Company King's Mountain  42 names 
  • The Patriots at King's Mountain by Bobby G. Moss - I have the book and will do free look ups.
  • Battle of King's Mountain  (Includes our direct line of Isbells.)
  • Map of  Revolutionary War in South Carolina showing movement of troops 1780
  • The Battle of King's Mountain  by General Joseph Graham September 30, 1845
  • Battle of King's Mountain Links
  • The Battle of King's Mountain 7 Oct 1780 hosted by TN GenWeb
  • 1928 Historical Statements Concerning The Battle Of Kings Mountain

  • America
  • War of 1812(Includes our direct line of Ensors, O'Neals, and Jones)
  • First Seminole WarNEW !!  includes my Basham ancestor
  • War for States' Rights -   Carden, Clark, Basham, Bonner, Ensor, Evans, Foy, Gatlin,  Huddleston, Majors, Moore, O'Neal, Smith
  • Heroine of the War fro States' Rights -  Louisa Jane Wheeler Clark (1836 - 1898)

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  • Mexican Campaign at Vera Cruz  and World War I     Includes Augustine ancestors
  • World War II   Includes Infantry 37th Division, 148th Infantry Regement, Company L Philippines participation
  • Old Army Buddies of Odis Swallows Sr.Infantry 37th Division, 148th Infantry Regement, Company L 
  • Vietnam "War"-  Dedicated to Jarvis James Carden
  • America
      4 Generations with The United States Marine Corps  my son, husband, his two uncles, and his grandfather.
      Army Reserve in Gulf War II
    *Want to see my 8 grandchildren?

    Helpful History Odds & Ends
  • Carr's Creek Critter Scare - Story from Robertson County, Tennessee
  • Unknown Teacher's Journal from Washington DC area German Orphan's Asylum
  • 1834 Tennessee map
  • Tennessee County Map
  • Naming Patterns
  • Defining Cousins
  • Cousins Chart
  • Nicknames
  • Epidemics - Blue indicates Tennessee
  • What to Take on a Wagon Train
  • Tennesee Roads before 1800
  • 8th Tennessee Cavalry CSA {aka 13th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry}
  • Extract from 1830 Tennessee Census    Includes surnames: Isbel, Evans, Huddleston, and Carr.
  • 44th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A.
  • Lawrence County, Alabama Marriage Records
  • My Favorite Genealogy links

  • The American Military Man
    (prayer at the end)

    The average age of the military man is 19 years.
    He is a short haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man, half normal boy.
    Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country.
    He never really cared much for work and he would rather wax his own car than wash his father's; but he has never collected unemployment either.
    He's a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student, pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away.
    He listens to rock and roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and 155mm Howitzers.
    He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when he was at home because he is working or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk.
    He has trouble spelling, thus letter writing is a pain for him, but he can field strip a rifle in 30 seconds and reassemble it in less time in the dark.
    He can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must.

    He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a professional.
    He can march until he is told to stop or stop until he is told to march.
    He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without spirit or individual dignity.
    He is self-sufficient.
    He has two sets of fatigues: he washes one and wears the other.
    He keeps his canteens full and his feet dry.
    He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but never to clean his rifle.
    He can cook his own meals, mend his own clothes, and fix his own hurts.
    If you're thirsty, he'll share his water with you; if you are hungry, his food.
    He'll even split his ammunition with you in the midst of battle when you run low.
    He has learned to use his hands like weapons and weapons like they were his hands.
    He can save your life - or take it, because that is his job.
    He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay and still find ironic humor in it all.
    He has seen more suffering and death then he should have in his short lifetime.
    He has stood atop mountains of dead bodies, and helped to create them.
    He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have fallen in combat and is unashamed.
    He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while rigid attention,
    while tempering the burning desire to 'square-away' those around him who haven't bothered to stand, 
    remove their hat, or even stop talking.
    In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home, he defends their right to be disrespectful.
    Just as did his Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather, he is paying the price for our freedom.
    Beardless or not, he is not a boy.
    He is the American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over 200 years.
    He has asked nothing in return, except our friendship and understanding.
    Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration with his blood.

    "Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
    Protect them as they protect us.
    Bless them and their families for the selfless acts
    they perform for us in our time of need 
    I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.?

    Odis Swallows Sr. - my father

    Web Pages of my Family

    Genealogy WebSites of "Cousins"

    No Tombstone Unturned  By Betty Ensor Thomas & Maura Kay Ensor
    Containing: Allison, Alston, Amonett, Anderson, Beard, Bell, Bishop, Bryant, Bumstead, Burton, Byrne, Camden, Carr, Christian, Cleghorn, Coleman, Cosle, Costly, D'Aubigne, Daniel, Davis, Dedmon, Ditty, Draper, England, Ensor, Evans, Ewing, Featherstone, Fergus, Garrett, George, Grant, Gregory, Guerrant, Hatcher, Hensley, Holman, Horton, Howell, Huddleston, Huff, Hulme, Jarrell, Jared, Jewry, Joses, LaFavre, Lasley, Lefever, Lewis, Lollar, Lound, Lynch, Maddox, Maddux, Maheny, Martian, Martin, Martiou, Massey, Matthews, McCormick, McKinley, Meador, Mears, Moore, Nicholas, Nicholson, Nunally, Palmer, Parker, Pendleton, Poague, Prime, Pryme, Raulston, Ray, Reade, Robinson, Roulston, Ruffin, Scholfield, Scruggs, Shank, Shanks, Shirley, Smith, Spangler, Summers, Talbot, Talbott, Taylor, Thomas, Toler, Trabue, Travis, Troys, Verruiel, Waller, Warner, Whitacre, Young

    Isbell Branches by Marian Brown
    Containing : Descendants of William Isbell and other Isbell family information

    Parallels Between The Gospel And Ancient Fairy Tales



    References and Sources

    Disclaimer:  The purpose of this Web Page is to share information for the purpose of research.  I have not proved documentation of all genealogy material, nor have I kept source notes as I should.  But I had lots of fun and met some great people along the way..

    If you find any mistakes please contact the Web Page creator, Trisha Carden G followed by dash, then ma, at sign, tcarden, dot, and finally com. , and I shall try to correct them.
    Site copyright 1999, 2000, 2001 Trish S. Carden (Please feel free to use this information but if you do please put a link back to this page)