Birth Name: Colden Rainey Swindell
Place of Birth: Bronwood, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 30, 1983
Ethnicity: English, Irish, Welsh
Cole Swindell is an American country music singer and songwriter.
Cole is the son of Betty and William Swindell.
Cole’s paternal grandfather was Dewey Brantley Swindell (the son of Lawrence Brantley Swindell and Birdie Fred Durrence). Dewey was born in Georgia. Lawrence was the son of Horrace Baker Swindle and Martha Matilda “Tillie” Smiley. Birdie was the daughter of John Miller Durrence and Mary L. “Mollie” Smiley. Tillie and Mollie Smiley were first cousins.
Cole’s paternal grandmother was Eloise Brannen (the daughter of William Dudley Brannen and Cassie Ree Jones). Eloise was born in Georgia. William was the son of James Iverson Brannen and Julia R. Olliff. Cassie was the daughter of Harley Thomas Jones and Cassie Riggs.
Cole’s maternal grandfather was Colden Rainey (the son of Othello “Buck” Rainey and Ivey Rebecca Coxwell). Othello was the son of Albert Sidney Johnston “Sid” Rainey and Carrie Hannah Goodson.
Cole’s maternal grandmother was Betty Sue Carlisle (the daughter of James Ernest Carlisle and Mary Louise Jackson). Betty was born in Georgia. James was the son of James Bennett Carlisle and Sarah Melinda Murray. Mary Louise was the daughter of Burwell G. Jackson and Susan E. Irvin.
Sources: Obituary of Cole’s father – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogies of Cole’s maternal grandparents, Colden Rainey and Betty Sue (Carlisle) Rainey – http://www.findagrave.com