Leonard Covington Sweat

8 December 1812–after 1872 (Age 59)
Texas, United States

The Life of Leonard Covington

When Leonard Covington Sweat was born on 8 December 1812, his father, Gideon Sweat, was 30 and his mother, Lettita Johnson, was 17. He married Elizabeth Burgess on 22 December 1828, in St. Landry, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He died after 1872, in Texas, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Jasper, Jasper, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Covington Sweat
1812–1872
Elizabeth Burgess
1813–
Marriage: 22 December 1828
Mary E. Sweat
1832–
Mary Sweat
1832–
Matilda Sweat
1847–1898
Sylvester Curtis Sweat
1850–
Leonard Covington Sweat Jr
1835–1931
Henry Sweat
1837–
Elizabeth Sweat
1839–1918
Missouri " Dora Marie Martha" Sweat
1843–
Lauida Sweat
1848–
Lauida Sweat
1848–
Nancy " Nan" Sweat
1850–1900
Sarah Sweat
1851–1888
William Leonard Levi Sweat
1853–1925
Gadi Sweat
1858–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 December 1828
St. Landry, Louisiana, United States
children

(14)

    Mary E. Sweat

    Female1832–Female

    Mary Sweat

    Female1832–Female

    Male1835–1931Male

    Henry Sweat

    Male1837–Male

    Elizabeth Sweat

    Female1839–1918Female

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 8

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 18

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant of English Sweet .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Leonard Sweat

Found on Ancestry: Submitted by Cheryl Tilley Perkins, Great, Great, Great Granddaughter of Leonard Covington Sweat I. It has bothered me for some time that people are mistakenly perpetuating infor …

Sources (3)

  • Lemuel Swett, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Leonard Sweat, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Leonard Covington, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"

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