James Sweet

Male2 November 1779–28 May 1875

Brief Life History of James

When James Sweet was born on 2 November 1779, in Berlin, Rensselaer, New York, United States, his father, William Sweet, was 18 and his mother, Patience Maxson, was 15. He married Sally Clark in December 1800, in Berlin, Rensselaer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Poland, Chautauqua, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 28 May 1875, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Sweet
Sally Clark
Marriage: December 1800
Fanny Sweet
Sally Ann Sweet
Clark Sweet
William E Sweet
Angeline Sweet
Ambrose James Sweet
James A. Sweet
Maxon Sweet
Ann E. Sweet
Amy Sweet
Findley B. Sweet
Mary Sweet

Sources (7)

  • James Sweet, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Sweat, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • James Sweet in entry for William Sweet and Mary A. Howe, "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    December 1800Berlin, Rensselaer, New York, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 2

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.


    Age 7

    Oldest grave seen in the Memorials list


    Age 25

    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    Name Meaning

    English (Somerset): from the Middle English personal name Swet(e) (Old English Swēt(a) (male), Swēte (female)), or else a nickname from Middle English swet(e), sweyt ‘sweet; pleasing; beloved; attractive’ (Old English swēte, swōt), from which the personal names derive. Compare Swett .

    Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess and French Ledoux ‘the gentle, the sweet’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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