Ira Sweet

13 February 1789–15 April 1866 (Age 77)
Winchester, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ira

When Ira Sweet was born on 13 February 1789, in Winchester, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Peleg Sweet, was 30 and his mother, Mary Wilkinson, was 30. He had at least 2 daughters with Orra Sweet. He lived in Belvidere, Boone, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Buffalo Township, Buchanan, Cedar, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died on 15 April 1866, in Aurora, Buchanan, Cedar, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Aurora, Buchanan, Cedar, Iowa, United States.

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Ira Sweet
Orra Sweet
Emily Adelia Sweet
Rosalinda Sweet

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Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 13

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 23

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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)

  • Ira Sweet in household of Andrew J Eddy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ira Sweet, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ira Sweet, "Iowa, Buchanan County Obituaries and Cemetery Records, ca.1796-1988"

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