John J. Sweeney

Brief Life History of John J.

When John J. Sweeney was born on 11 March 1805, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, his father, Daniel Sweeney, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Jones, was 28. He married Mariah S. Board on 26 December 1826, in Harrodstown, Kentucky, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 6 September 1848, in Perryville, Boyle, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Nevada, Mercer, Kentucky, United States.

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John J. Sweeney
Mariah S. Board
Marriage: 26 December 1826
Schuyler Sweeney
Martha J. Sweeney
Thomas M. Sweeney
David Sweeney
Benton Sweeney
Minerva Jane Sweeney
Basil P Sweeney
Lucyia B. Sweeney
James Harry Sweeney

Sources (5)

  • John J Sweeney, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John J Sweeney, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John J Sweeney, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

World Events (7)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

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.

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

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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