Griffin Sweet

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

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

about 1768


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+7 More Children

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

1 English (most common in the West Country): nickname from Middle English swete ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’. The Old English bynames Swēt(a) (masculine) and Swēte (feminine) derived from this word survived into the early Middle English period, and may also be sources of the surname.2 Translation of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess .3 In New England, a translation of French Ledoux .

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

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Sources (2)

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

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