Archibald B. Sweeney

Male14 May 1811–3 August 1863

Brief Life History of Archibald B.

When Archibald B. Sweeney was born on 14 May 1811, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, his father, Daniel Sweeney, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Jones, was 34. He married Frances Robinson or Robertson on 18 December 1834, in Washington, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Boone, Franklin, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Bourbon Township, Boone, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died on 3 August 1863, in Randolph, Missouri, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Moberly, Randolph, Missouri, United States.

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Archibald B. Sweeney
Mary A. Bentley
Marriage: before 1855
Theophilus Sweeney
Fleming Lacy Sweeney
Smith Alexander Sweeney
Paris W Sweeney
Emmett A. Sweeney

Sources (7)

  • Archibald Swaney, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Archibald Swiney Or Sweeney, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Archibald Sweeney, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    before 1855Boone, Missouri, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

    Age 1

    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 14

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Donal, Kieran, Eamonn, Paddy, Senan, Tadhg, Aileen, Assumpta, Brennan, Caitlin, Colm.

    Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McSweeney , from Gaelic Mac Suibhne ‘son of Suibhne’, a personal name meaning ‘pleasant’. Loss of initial Mac in this surname seems to have been encouraged by the Irish variant Ó Suibhne. For the Scottish form Mac Shuibhne with loss of the final syllable and lenition of the personal name after Mac, compare McSween and McQueen .

    Americanized form of French Choiniere .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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