James Sweet

2 November 1779–28 March 1875 (Age 95)
Berlin, Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life 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 14. He married Sally Clark in December 1800, in Berlin, Rensselaer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Poland, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1865. He died on 28 March 1875, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 95.

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

Spouse and Children

December 1800
Berlin, Rensselaer, New York, United States


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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.
1791 · Founded

Age 12

Rensselaer County was organized from Albany County in 1791.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

1 English (most common in the West Country): nickname from Middle English swete ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’. The Old English bynames Swēt(a) (masculine) and Swēte (feminine) derived from this word survived into the early Middle English period, and may also be sources of the surname.2 Translation of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess .3 In New England, a translation of French Ledoux .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Sweat, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • James Sweet in entry for James H. Sweet, "New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952"
  • James Sweet in entry for Amy Blakeslee, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"

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