Johannah Sweet

1695–1757 (Age 62)
East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Johannah

When Johannah Sweet was born on 13 February 1695, in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Henry Sweet, was 32 and her mother, Mary Ridgeley Andrews, was 32. She married Robert Vaughn on 19 March 1718, in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died about 22 March 1757, in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Vaughn Lot, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johannah Sweet
1695–1757
Robert Vaughn
1690–1757
Marriage: 19 March 1718
John Vaughn
1719–
Caleb Vaughn
1720–1803
Daniel Vaughn
1722–1804
David Vaughn
1722–1804
Sarah Vaughn
1726–1760
Benjamin Vaughan
1730–1818
Robert Vaughn
1732–1811
Margaret Vaughn
1734–1800

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
19 March 1718
East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America
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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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Johannah Vaughan, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • Johanna in entry for Benjamin Vaughaun, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • Johanna in entry for David Vaughaun, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"

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