Mary Sweet

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Sweet was born on 3 November 1721, in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Richard Sweet Jr, was 45 and her mother, Fear Jones, was 32. She married Hezekiah Matteson on 18 October 1739, in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 27 February 1808, in Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hezekiah Matteson
Mary Sweet
Marriage: 18 October 1739
Judith Matteson
George Matteson, Sr.
Jeremiah Matteson
Fear Matteson
Peleg Matteson
Freelove Matteson
George Matteson
Mary Matteson
Sarah Matteson
Zilpha Matteson
Elizabeth Matteson
Thomas Hezekiah Matteson

Sources (37)

  • 1800 United States Federal Census
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Sweet - Published information: Cemetery record or headstone: birth-name: Mary Sweet
  • <Unknown>, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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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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