In the year 1858, Jess Swinson and his sons, Jesse and James, begin a journey from Ireland to America in hopes of reclaiming the family fortune and reuniting their family. As Jess stands on the deck of the ship, biding farewell to his wife and five children, he exclaims, "With God as my witness! I vow that an heir of my seed will one day reclaim the Swinson fortune and social standing." The path that unfolds before the three Swinson men is wrought with trial and heartbreak as they slowly make their way to America, only to be separated once more, causing James to go his own way. Jess and Jesse make their way to the wilderness of North Carolina to start a new life. In Clinton, North Carolina, Jesse mets Colista Anita Batts, a young woman of courage and determination to match that of Jasse. The wide-canvas story that evolves will keep the reader waiting to see the end result. Swinson is a story of great loss, great love, and the promise of tomorrow as Jess' vow is never forgotten and is passed down to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren after his death. This story is written in the dialect of the setting of its time and place.