Philander Sweet

12 September 1822–6 June 1908 (Age 85)
Whitehall, Whitehall, Washington, New York, United States

The Life of Philander

Philander Sweet was born on 12 September 1822, in Whitehall, Whitehall, Washington, New York, United States as the son of Sweet and Lucinda Woodcock. He married Abigail Daniels on 29 April 1860, in Greenfield, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Greenfield Twp, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 6 June 1908, in Greenfield, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Philander Sweet
Abigail Daniels
Marriage: 29 April 1860
Orville W. Sweet
Elsie Sweet
Adella Sweet
Isabelle Sweet
Abbie ( Abigail) Sweet

Spouse and Children

29 April 1860
Greenfield, Wayne, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Lucinda Woodcock





    Hugh Sweet


World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Age 15

Michigan is the 26th state.

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (3)

  • Philander Sweet, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Philander Sweet, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Philander Sweet, "United States Census, 1880"

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