Richard SWEET

Male Abt 1652 - Abt 1744  (~ 92 years)


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  • Name Richard SWEET  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1652  Warwick, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History RIGR Vol. 1 Part 2 pg. 89 East Greenwich Wills abstracts has Richard's will dated 4 Mar 1728 and proved 9 June 1744 cites EG pages 182A-183) Mentions wife Prisilla Sons Richard, John & William, Daughters Prisila, Elizabeth & Susannah
    Yet RIVR Vol. 6 pp 272-277 list the following children
    Benjamin, Elizabeth, Priscilla, Richard, John, Susannah and William of "Richard [& Priscilla]"
    Richard 3 Sweet's homestead was located at E. Greenwich RI. His burial marker (a fieldstone) has the initials "RS." His will made 10 Mar 1728 names wife Prisillah, sons Richard, John, William, Benjamin, and dau's Pricilla, Elizabeth, and Susannah. Wife, Pricilla, executrix. That his wife's surname was Carpenter is proved by receipts received by Miriam Carpenter who, as executrix,
    distributed the estate of her husband Wm Carpenter. These receipts were signed by mark by Richard & Pricilla Sweet; and name Meriam & Wm Capenter as Pricilla Sweet's father & mother. [Bristol Co, Taunton MA Registry of Probate, Probate Bk 2:104] 
    Died Abt 1744  East Greenwich, Kent Co., Colony of Rhode Island And Providence Plantations Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I837  Clancy Ancestors
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2015 

    Father Nicholas MILLER,   b. 1864,   d. 1904  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Hannah AUSTIN,   d. 1923, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F613  Group Sheet

    Father John SWEET,   b. 1620, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1677, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Temperance JEOFFRIES,   b. Abt 1629, Warwick, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1684, Warwick, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married Abt 1650  Warwick, Kent Co., Colony Of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F348  Group Sheet

    Family Priscilla CARPENTER,   b. 24 Jul 1661, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Colony Of Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1745  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Abt 1682  Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Colony Of Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Allen Niles August 21, 2001 at 10:54:34
      http://genforum.genealogy.com/sweet/messages/2177.html
      Richard 3 Sweet (John 2-1)married Priscilla Carpenter (don't know when). Richard 3 Sweet was a Baptist church elder at Kingstown RI in the area set off in 1721 as N. Kingstown. His wife Priscilla was probably born about 1663 based on when her mother, Pricilla Benet, died (20 Oct 1663)in MA. It seems reasonable Pricilla & Richard married about ca.1680, and their children born starting in the 1680's.
    Children 
    +1. John SWEET,   b. 23 Oct 1695, Warwick, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1754, North Kingston, Washington Co., Colony Of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. William SWEET,   b. Abt 1689
    +3. Benjamin SWEET,   b. Abt 1688,   d. Bef 21 Mar 1754  (Age ~ 66 years)
     4. Priscilla SWEET,   b. Abt 1693
    +5. Richard SWEET
     6. Elizabeth SWEET
     7. Susannah SWEET
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F352  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S39] Sweets of Rhode Island, Vol.1 Books 1 -5.

    2. [S51] Descendants of James Sweet, Florence Wetzel.