William Daniel Sweeney

1820–about 1863 (Age 43)
Lincoln, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Daniel

When William Daniel Sweeney was born in 1820, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States, his father, Daniel Sweeney, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Jones, was 43. He married Lucy A. Jones. He died about 1863, in Glasgow, Howard, Missouri, United States, at the age of 43.

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William Daniel Sweeney
1820–1863
Lucy A. Jones
1812–1873
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Kentucky or Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 10

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 12

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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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  • Wm. D. Swinney, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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