Gideon Sweet

Brief Life History of Gideon

When Gideon Sweet was born on 26 May 1748, in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thomas Sweet, was 47 and his mother, Rebekah Peck, was 44. He married Experance White on 21 January 1771, in Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in North Attleborough Center, North Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1790. He died on 29 November 1827, in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Old Kirk Yard, Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Gideon Sweet
Experance White
Marriage: 21 January 1771
Polly Sweet
Polly Sweet
Experiance Sweet
Captain Dexter Sweet
Gideon Sweet
Nancy Sweet
Roxcy Sweet
Leonard Sweet
Sullivan Sweet
Minda Sweet
Hartford Sweet
Otis Sweet
Leprilete Sweet

Sources (27)

  • Gideon Sweet, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Gideon Sweet, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Gideon Sweete, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""


George Washington elected first president of United States.

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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