Olive Swetman

3 August 1763–
Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Olive

When Olive Swetman was born on 3 August 1763, in Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Reuben Sweatman, was 18 and her mother, Mahitebel Forbes, was 25. She married John Parrey on 26 December 1783, in Hampden, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Parrey
Olive Swetman
Marriage: 26 December 1783
John Webb Parrey
Clarissa Parrey
Joanna Perry
Esther Perry
Anne Parry

Spouse and Children

    John Parrey



26 December 1783
Hampden, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States



    Clarissa Parrey


    Joanna Perry


    Esther Perry


    Anne Parry


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 13

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 31

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Swetnam .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Olive Swetman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Olive Swetman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Olive Parry in entry for Anne Parry, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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