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Subject: James Sweet
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 10:40:01 EDT
Denise, The following information is what I have on the Sweet you have asked
about: The film numbers are SLC films
Dr. James SWEET , b. 28 May 1687 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. son of
Benoni SWEET (14) and Elizabeth (MANCHESTER). James (58) m. 6 Jul 1714, Mary
(SHERMAN), b. in Newport, Rhode Island. dau. of Ebenezer (Sherman).
SOURCE: S.L. film #0035003, James Sweet was the eldest son of Benoni and the
only child of this family to become a bone -setter. He purchased an estate at
Ridge Hill, near South Kingstown, R.I. The same in which William Congdon
lived and died. His birth date was found in the vital records of North
Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Benoni 14, James 3, John 1
Children of James and Mary (SHERMAN)
(1). Daughter, b. 1714
(2). Benoni, b. 2 Apr 1715 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
(3). Ebenezer , b. 5 Jun 1716, m. 3 Mar 1747, Mary (SCRANTON)
dau of Stephen (STRANTON)
(5). Mary, b. 4 Nov 1717, m. abt 1836 John (AUSTIN). Had dau. Mary (AUSTIN).
Mary SWEET AUSTIN, d. 31 Jun 1763 she was buried in the field of the home of
Benoni and James Sweet.
(5). James Jr. b. 4 Dec 1719, m. 1 Mar 1749, Mercy (NICHOLS)
(6) Elisha, b. 18 Oct. 1721.
(7) Freelove, b. 12 Apr. 1723, m. 18 Nov 1739, Nathan
(SHERMAN) in Portsmouth, Newport, R.I. (Vital records)
(8). Job Dr., b. 1 Dec. 1724, m. Jamima (SHERMAN), he m. 2nd.
Sarah (KINGSLEY), dau. of John and Abiah (KINGSLEY) in 1
(9) Elizabeth, b. 13 Nov. 1727, m. John (AUSTIN). Her sister's
(10) Margaret, b. 4 Apr. 1729. m. John (ALBRO). Margaret SWEET
ALBRO is buried in the field of the home of Benoni and
(11). Thomas , b. 30 Mar 1732, m. 1st. Sarah (CONDGON) Sarah b.
abt 1740, m. 2nd Frances (CONGDON), b. 11 Jan 1739
Sarah and Frances were sisters, daughters of WIlliam
CONGDON and Ann (GRIFFORD). Thomas d. before 7 Jul
1763, Hopkinton, Rhode Island.
(12). Hannah, b. 1734, South Kingstown, Rhode Island. m. John
(ROSE) in Oct 1790. she was a widow. Her will dated 20 Oct
1790, probated 15 Nov 1800. In Rhode Island. a descendant
of Hannah SWEET (ROSE), who in her will, mentions her
brother, Job and her beloved brother Thomas.
James SWEET , b. 4 Dec 1719, son of James and Mary SHERMAN. James (156) m.
in Coventry, Rhode Island. Mercy (NICHOLS) 1 Mar. 1750, dau. of Benjamin
(NICHOLS) and Hannah ((TIBBETTS). James d. 10 Feb. 1792.
SOURCE: Vital records of Coventry, Rhode Island, Vol 1 pg.5; Gazateer of New
York State, 1860: Arnolds Vital Records of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Vol.5, pg 113. James might have had second wife Sarah and other children.
James58, Benoni 14, James 3, John 1
Child of James and Mercy (NICHOLS)
(1) Jonathan, b. 15 Dec 1750, m. 29 Aug 1773 Esther LEWIS)
(2). Reuben, b. 3 Jun 1753 m. Mary (PALMER)
(3). John, b. 18 Sep 1755 m. Phebe (SPENCER)
(4). Peleg, b. 6 Apr 1758, m. Mary (WILKINSON)
(5) Hannah, b. 15 Apr 1761 m. William Bradley (STANNARD).