John J. Sweeney

May 1805–6 September 1848 (Age 43)
Washington, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John J.

When John J. Sweeney was born in May 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 Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, 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
Minerva Jane Sweeney
David Sweeney
Benton Sweeney
Basil P Sweeney
Lucyia B. Sweeney
James Harry Sweeney

Spouse and Children

26 December 1826
Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, United States


    Schuyler Sweeney


    Martha J. Sweeney


    Thomas M. Sweeney


    Benton Sweeney


    Minerva Jane Sweeney


+4 More Children

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+5 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 7

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

Age 13

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

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)

  • John J Sweeney, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John J Sweeney, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John J Sweeney, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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