William Daniel Sweeney

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

The Life Summary 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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    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

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Swanigan
    Sweaney
    Sweeny
    Sweany
    McSweeney
    Sweeley
    Swinney
    Sweney

    Sources (1)

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

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