Griffin Sweet

17 September 1742–
East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Griffin

When Griffin Sweet was born on 17 September 1742, in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Griffin Sweet, was 33 and his mother, Priscilla Sweet, was 24. He married Olive about 1768. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States in 1790 and Lorraine, Jefferson, New York, United States in 1810.

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Griffin Sweet
Marriage: about 1768
Polly Sweet

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World Events (6)

Age 34
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1791 · Founded
Age 49
Rensselaer County was organized from Albany County in 1791.
Age 61
France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

(1997: 11094;2007: 22500; 2010: 30051)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.

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  • Grifen Sweet, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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