Nelson Sweeney

2 February 1802–6 May 1865 (Age 63)
Washington, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Nelson

When Nelson Sweeney was born on 2 February 1802, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, his father, Joseph Sweeney, was 41 and his mother, Nancy Whitten, was 37. He married Elizabeth Jane Taylor on 20 March 1828, in Washington, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in McDonough, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 6 May 1865, in Emmet Township, McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Walker Cemetery, Sciota, McDonough, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nelson Sweeney
1802–1865
Elizabeth Baker McDonald
1817–1894
Marriage: 16 December 1839
Mary Ann Kendrick Sweeney
1840–1909
John Merritt Sweeney
1842–1903
William Oswell Sweeney
1844–1919
Margaret Emily Sweeney
1847–
George Wesley Sweeney
1849–1934
Winfield Scott Sweeney
1852–1918
Benjamin Franklin Sweeney
1855–1857
Maria Jane "Jennie" Sweeney
1858–1928

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 December 1839
Washington, Kentucky, United States
children

(8)

    Mary Ann Kendrick Sweeney

    Female1840–1909Female

    John Merritt Sweeney

    Male1842–1903Male

    William Oswell Sweeney

    Male1844–1919Male

    Margaret Emily Sweeney

    Female1847–Female

    George Wesley Sweeney

    Male1849–1934Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1760–1846Male

    Nancy Whitten

    Female1764–1851Female

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 10

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 17

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. 

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of McSweeney , an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Suibhne ‘son of Suibhne’, a byname meaning ‘pleasant’.2 Americanized form of French Choinière ( see Choiniere ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Nelson Sweeney, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nelson Sweeney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nelson Swiney, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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