Monday, July 26, 2010

My Swett/Sweat Line

I haven't worked on this line in quite a while and have never invested much time in it. Someone wrote to me over the weekend asking me some questions on it and I realized how little I know about this line so it has piqued my interest again.

I only go back as far as William Sweat, my GGGG Grandfather, so that's where we'll start!

William Sweat born: 1793 Shoreham, Addison, VT
died: 1847 Danby, Rutland, VT

Married: 31 Jan 1832 in Danby, Rutland, Vermont to:

Sophronia Fish Born: 1812 Danby, Rutland, VT


1. Elisha F. SWEAT b: 1833 in Danby, Rutland, Vermont
2. Elizabeth SWEAT b: Sep 1837 in Danby, Rutland, Vermont
3. Isaac A. SWEAT b: 1840 in Danby, Rutland, Vermont **my gg Grandfather


William was from Shoreham, Vermont, and settled at Danby Four Corners, Vermont, where he kept a tavern. [email from Rhonda Phillips]

Sweat, William, from Shoreham, Vt., m. Sophronia Fish and settled at the Corners where he kept tavern. He died here [Danby] in 1847, aged 54, leaving three children: Elizabeth, Elisha and Isaac. Elizabeth m. E. B. Bond and resides at the Borough; Elisha m. Harriet Hill of Sudbury, Vt. He was a soldier in the war of 1861, serving in the position of Orderly Sergeant of Co. K., 14th Regt. Vt. Vols., and died of wounds received at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa.; Isaac m. Catherine da. of Luman Horton and resides near the Borough. [History of Danby, by J. C. Williams, 1869, p. 269]

The 1850 Census for Danby, Rutland, Vermont, has:
Freelove Fish, 54, b. Vermont [b. 8 May 1796, aunt of Sophronia Fish]
Prudence Fish, 61, b. Vermont [b. 8 May 1790, aunt of Sophronia Fish]
Sophronia Sweat, 38, b. Vermont [maiden name Fish, widow of William Sweat]
Elisha Sweat, 17, b. Vermont [son of William Sweat]
Elizabeth Sweat, 15, b. Vermont [daughter of William Sweat]
Isaac Sweat, 10, b. Vermont [son of William Sweat]
-- and living not far away in the same town --
James Sweat, 59, b. Vermont [possibly brother of William Sweat]
Lovina Sweat, 20, b. Vermont [probably daughter of James Sweat]


Isaac Swett (gg Grandfather)
Birth: 1840 in Danby, Rutland, Vermont
Death: 24 Dec 1925 in Fitchchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts

married: Catherine HORTON b: 1834 in Vermont


1. Children Mary SWEAT b: 1865
2. Children William SWEAT b: 1868 in Vermont
3. Children Anna SWEAT b: 1870 (Great Grandmother)


Isaac C. Sweat of Danby, Vermont, enlisted as a Private on 6 Dec 1861, assigned to Company D of the 7th Infantry Regiment Vermont 12 Feb 1862, promoted to Full Corporal 1 Mar 1863, mustered out 25 Dec 1863. [ American Civil War Soldiers]

The 1870 Census for Danby, Rutland, Vermont, has:
Isaac Sweat, 30, b. Vermont
Catherine Sweat, 35, b. Vermont
Mary Sweat, 5, b. Vermont
Willie Sweat, 2, b. Vermont
Infant Sweat, 7 months, b. Vermont [Anna]
Sophronia Sweat, 50, b. Vermont [his mother]

The 1880 Census for Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, has:
Isaac Sweatt, self, 40, b. Vermont, parents b. Vermont, carpenter
Catherine Sweatt, wife, 46, b. Vermont, parents b. Vermont
Mary Sweatt, dau, 15, b. Vermont
Willie Sweatt, son, 12, b. Vermont
Anna Sweatt, dau, 10, b. Vermont

The 1890 Special Census (Veterans' Schedule) for Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, has:
Isaac A. Swett, Corporal, Co. D, 7th VT Infantry, 6 Dec 1861 - 25 Dec 1863, service 2 years and 19 days

The 1910 Census for Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, has:
William Sweat, head, 40, b. Vermont, parents b. Vermont, married 14 years
Agnes Sweat, wife, 31, b. Massachusetts, parents b. Massachusetts, mother of 2, living
Annie Sweat, dau, 13, b. Vermont
Isaac Sweat, father, 69, b. Vermont, parents b. Vermont, widower

Fitchburg Sentinel, Thursday, 24 Dec 1925 : ISAAC SWETT, 89, CIVIL WAR VET, DIES
Isaac Swett, veteran of the Civil war, died today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Annie Cochlin, 37 Lunenburg Street, in his 80th year, following a long illness. He was born in Danby, Vt., April 26, 1837, and came to Fitchburg about 20 years ago. For many years he conducted a farm. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Cochlin, 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He enlisted in the Civil war with Co. D, 7th Vermont regiment. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home with burial in Forest Hill cemetery. [Courtesy of Erik Hinckley. Source: VermontCivilWar.Org Database.]

Note: age is given as 89 in the heading and as 80 in the text, and birth year 1837 doesn't correspond to any Census Return.

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