Milton Sweeney

Maleabout 1807–14 January 1884

Brief Life History of Milton

When Milton Sweeney was born about 1807, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, his father, Daniel Sweeney, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Jones, was 31. He married Ann Clarke on 31 October 1827, in Washington, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Clear Creek Township, Drew, Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 14 January 1884, in Garnett, Lincoln, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 78.

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Milton Sweeney
Emily Phelps
Marriage: 28 August 1845
John Sweney
Mary Elizabeth Phelps
Moriah I Phelps
William H Phelps
Sallie Jane Sweeney

Sources (7)

  • Milton Sweeney, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Milton Sweeny, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Milton Sweeney in entry for Sallie Pace, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 August 1845McDonough, Illinois, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 19

    Historical Boundaries: 1826: McDonough, Illinois, United States


    Age 22

    Historical Boundaries: 1829: McDonough, Illinois, United States

    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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