James Sweet

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

The Life Summary 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 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
1804–1891
Clark Sweet
1806–1889
William 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
1823–1920
Mary Sweet
1825–1923

Spouse and Children

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

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    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.
    1791 · Founded
    Age 12
    Rensselaer County was organized from Albany County in 1791.
    1804
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Sweeting
    Swett
    Sott
    Sweat
    Sweatt

    Sources (7)

    • James Sweet, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Sweet in entry for William Sweet and Mary A. Howe, "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930"
    • James Sweet in entry for James H. Sweet, "New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952"

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