James Sweet

Brief Life History of James

James Sweet was born on 2 November 1779, in Berlin, Rensselaer, New York, United States as the son of William Sweet and Patience Maxson. 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
1779–1875
Sally Clark
1782–1875
Marriage: December 1800
Fanny Sweet
1802–1882
Sally Ann Sweet
1804–1892
Clark Sweet
1806–1889
William E Sweet
1809–1896
Angeline Sweet
1811–1894
Ambrose James Sweet
1813–1859
James A. Sweet
1813–1893
Maxon Sweet
1816–1901
Ann E. Sweet
1817–
Amy Sweet
1819–1893
Findley B. Sweet
1823–1921
Mary Sweet
1825–1923

Sources (7)

  • James Sweet, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Sweet, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James Sweet in entry for James H. Sweet, "New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952"

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

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.

1786

Oldest grave seen in the Memorials list

1804

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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