Leonard Covington Sweat Sr.

Male8 December 1812–after 1872

Brief Life History of Leonard Covington

When Leonard Covington Sweat Sr. was born on 8 December 1812, in St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, 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 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Falls, Texas, United States in 1867 and Madison, Texas, United States in 1870. He died after 1872, in Texas, United States, and was buried in Jasper Cemetery, Crockett, Houston County, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Covington Sweat Sr.
Elizabeth Burgess
Marriage: 22 December 1828
Mary Sweat
Matilda Sweat
Leonard Covington Sweat Jr
Henry Sweat
Elizabeth Sweat
Missouri " Dora Marie Martha" Sweat
Nancy " Nan" Sweat
Lauida Sweat
Sarah Ann Sweat
William Leonard Levi Sweat
Gadi Sweat

Sources (9)

  • Lemuel Swett, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Leonard Covington, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • L C Sweat, "Texas, Voter Records, 1867-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 December 1828St. Landry, Louisiana, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Louisiana was the site of the final battles of the War of 1812.

    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. 

    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

    English: variant of 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 …

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