Archibald B. Sweeney

14 May 1811–3 August 1863 (Age 52)
Washington, Kentucky, United States

The Life 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 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Boone, Boone Township, Franklin, Missouri Territory, 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
Frances Robinson or Robertson
Marriage: 18 December 1834
Mary E Sweeney
Elizabeth Jane Sweeney
Theophilus Sweeney
Fleming Lacy Sweeney
Smith Alexander Sweeney
Paris W Sweeney
Emmett A. Sweeney

Spouse and Children

18 December 1834
Washington, Kentucky, United States


    Mary E Sweeney


    Elizabeth Jane Sweeney


    Theophilus Sweeney


    Fleming Lacy Sweeney


    Smith Alexander Sweeney


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

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

1 Irish: reduced form of McSweeney , an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Suibhne ‘son of Suibhne’, a byname meaning ‘pleasant’.2 Americanized form of French Choinière ( see Choiniere ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Archibald Swaney, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Arch Swinney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Archibald Swiney, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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