Benjamin SWEET

Male 1785 - 1858  (72 years)


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  • Name Benjamin SWEET  [1
    Born 2 Apr 1785  Kent Co., Colony Of Rhode Island And Providence Plantations Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Mar 1858  Grosvenor Corners, Town Of Carlisle, Schoharie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I636  Clancy Ancestors
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2015 

    Father Lawrence David MIELAK 
    Mother Marie Helen HAVLOVIC 
    Family ID F473  Group Sheet

    Father Sylvester SWEET, Jr,   b. 19 Oct 1762, East Greenwich, Kent Co., Colony of Rhode Island And Providence Plantations Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1803, Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Hannah Luther TANNER,   b. 28 Feb 1766, North Kingston, Washington Co., Colony Of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1851, Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 30 May 1782  North Kingston, Washington Co., Colony Of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Family ID F268  Group Sheet

    Family Hannah HAMSTREET\HEEMSTRADT,   b. 15 Jun 1795, Charlestown, Montgomery Co., New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1871, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Dec 1819  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eunice SWEET,   b. 27 Oct 1818, Albany, Albany Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1872, Heber City, Wasatch Co., Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +2. John Carlysle SWEET,   b. 22 Nov 1820, Sloansville, Schoharie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1876, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Elizabeth Mariah SWEET,   b. 29 Sep 1822,   d. 16 Feb 1918, Middlefield, Otsego Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     4. Malinda SWEET,   b. 11 Jan 1825
    +5. Joseph Nelson SWEET,   b. 17 Aug 1827, Charlestown, Montgomery Co., New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1913, Grosvenor Corners, Town Of Carlisle, Schoharie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +6. Ezra H SWEET,   b. 24 May 1830, Charlestown, Montgomery Co., New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Emily H SWEET,   b. 16 Jan 1835, Charlestown, Montgomery Co., New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1898, Cobleskill, Schoharie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F267  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • From: John F. Chandler [mailto:JCHBN@CUVMB.CC.COLUMBIA.EDU]
      Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 5:06 PM
      To: SWEET-L@rootsweb.com
      Subject: Re: Sylvester Sweet Jr
      Lew wrote:
      My source of information is my GG grandmother's letter to the Worthington Family Group circa 1895. Sylvester Jr. b 10/19/1762 , N Kingston , RI , d Petersburg , NY 12/14/1803
      This is a pretty close match to Sylvester Sweet who was born in EastGreenwich (not North Kingstown) on October 7 of that year, the son of Sylvester and Mary (Johnson) Sweet. The will of Sylvester Sr, written in 1804, mentioned grandson Luther Sweet as son of Sylvester Sweet deceased
      Luther b 4/3/1783 ; Benjamin b 1785 ; Polly b 10/21/1787 ;Wanton (my line) b 10/6/1789 Betsey b 8/4/1793 ; Sally b 5/7/1793 ;Phebe b 11/16/1795; Tabitha b 11/16/1797 Harry b 11/27/1798 all in RI.; Lydia b 7/30/1802 in NY.
      Betsey is shown above with birth date three months after Sally's. I deduce that her birth year is wrong and probably should be 1791.
      The family moved to Petersburg , NY in 1799 via the Mohawk Trail. Three boys reached maturity.
      Note that the 1800 census shows Sylvester Sweet Jr still in East Greenwich. The tally has one adult male 26-45, one male 16-26, two boys 10-16, one adult female 26-45, one girl 10-16, and two girls under 10. This is a good match to the list of children shown above, assuming Harry died as a baby, as well as two of the four girls born in the 1790's.
      John Chandler

    Died:
    • now Carlisle

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Sweet, Toomey, French and Sibbald.