Leonard Covington Sweat

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

The Life Summary of Leonard Covington

When Leonard Covington Sweat was born on 8 December 1812, his father, Gideon Sweat, was 30 and his mother, Letitia “Letty” 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
Elizabeth Burgess
Marriage: 22 December 1828
Mary E. Sweat
Mary Sweat
Matilda Sweat
Sylvester Curtis Sweat
Leonard Covington Sweat Jr
Henry Sweat
Elizabeth Sweat
Missouri " Dora Marie Martha" Sweat
Lauida Sweat
Lauida Sweat
Nancy " Nan" Sweat
Sarah Sweat
William Leonard Levi Sweat
Gadi Sweat

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+9 More Children

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+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.

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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 (13)

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

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