Addison Rogers Sweet

Brief Life History of Addison Rogers

When Addison Rogers Sweet was born on 14 November 1817, in Clayville, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Charles Newkirk Sweet, was 28 and his mother, Jemima Rogers, was 26. He married Sophia G Sweet about 1850. He lived in Schroeppel, Oswego, New York, United States for about 27 years. He died on 30 May 1892, in Phoenix, Schroeppel, Oswego, New York, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Phoenix, Schroeppel, Oswego, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Addison Rogers Sweet
1817–1892
Sarah Campbell
1838–1896
Marriage: about 1860
Vaughn C. Sweet
1862–1946
Glenn M Sweet
1864–1937

Sources (9)

  • Addison Sweet, "New York State Census, 1892"
  • Addison R Sweet, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • Addison R Sweet in entry for Vaughn C Sweet, "United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975"

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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1846

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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