Philander Sweet

Brief Life History 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 Township, 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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Philander Sweet
Abigail Daniels
Marriage: 29 April 1860
Orville W. Sweet
Elsie Sweet
Adella Sweet
Isabelle Sweet
Abigail Sweet

Sources (25)

  • Philander Sweet, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Philander Smet, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"
  • Philander Serut in entry for Abigal Serut, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.


Michigan is the 26th state.


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

Name Meaning

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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