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.
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’.
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