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Rootweb post about this Amos and Mary Dorcas

From: Shirley Becker <skncr@cox.net>
Subject: Amos Sweet
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 10:26:50 -0800
References: <200601151600.k0FG0gPs012934@lists5.rootsweb.com>
In-Reply-To: <200601151600.k0FG0gPs012934@lists5.rootsweb.com>

Hi John
Old info that I have in my unverified data base. It may help someone
in this.

Re: Amos Sweet and Dorcas-NY Posted by: Allen Niles Date: August
07, 2000 at 11:03:54
In Reply to: Re: Amos Sweet and Dorcas-NY by Donna Darting Fairbanks
of 2211
Amos Sweet & Elizabeth (Straight) Sweet were married 8 Apr 1759 at E.
Greenwich RI. [Source: Arnold's VR of RI]. They could not have had a
son Amos Jr who married in 1733. Amos & Elizabeth (Straight) Sweet
supposedly had children born at N. Kingstown RI : Henry, b 2 Mar
1760; Isaiah, b 14 Jul 1762; Lydia, b 25 Jan 1764; and Amos, b 7 Mar
1766. The family removed to Stephentown NY where Amos Sr is said to
have died in 1793 of small pox. His widow removed to St Armand Que.,
Canada, where she died. Their dau Lydia married Abel Tanner. Their
son Isaiah married Elizabeth Niles. There were other Amos Sweets one
of whom may have married Dorcas Casey of RI. What dates do you have
for the births of the children you named as Elias, Amos, Sarah Grace,
and Lydia??

Capt. Amos SWEET (115), b. abt 1735, in North Kingstown, Rhode
Island. son of John (40) and 2nd wife, Sarah MaCLAFLEN. Amos m.
Elizabeth (STRAIGHT), b. 9 Mar. 1734, dau. of Henry and Sarah
(SUNDERLAND or SUNDERLIN) STRAIGHT, 8 Apr 1759, in East Greenwich,
Rhode Island. He served in Capt. Wallis' Co. 1757 of East Greenwich,
Rhode Island. He built the first saw mill in the town of Ber1in, New
York in 1780. He served in the Revolutionary War. Was of North
Kingstown, Rhode Island. and Berlin, New York. He d. after 1790 in
Berlin, New York.

Children of Amos (115) and Elizabeth (STRAIGHT)
* i. Sarah "Sally", b. 30 Jun. 1760, m. Augustus (JEROME) in 1779. He
was b. in l750 and d. in 1817. She d. 8 Sep. 1845.
ii. Huldah, b. 1762, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
* iii. Lydia, b. 25 Jan. 1764, m. Abe (TANNER).Abe, b. 22 Jun 1762
Exeter, Rhode Island She d. 7 Mar 1849 in Stephentown, New York.
Buried in Stephentown Baptist Cemetery. Lydia d. 7 Mar 1842
* iv. Amos Jr. (253) b. abt 1766, he m. Mary (DORCAS)
v. Isiah, b. abt 1768

Shirley Becker

From: john.chandler@alum.mit.edu (John Chandler)
Date: January 14, 2006 4:10:34 PM PST
To: SWEET-L@rootsweb.com
Subject: Re: Amos Sweet x2 plus a Sarah Grace and a John

Chuck wrote:

> Amos 2 Sweet who married Mary Dorcas/Gorcas (I have Dorcas -your
> info unless a typo says Gorcas) was the son of Amos 1 Sweet and
> Elizabeth Staright. I show Amos 1's birth as 1739 based on info I
> found in the DAR files. He was the son of John 2 Sweet and Lydia
> Whaley. I should mention, however, that Amos 1 is not mentioned in
> his father's Will as are most of John and Lydia's children.

Cyndi Sweet has studied the microfilm of John's will and come up with
a more thorough reading. In particular, she discerned the names of
sons Theophilus and Amos, who were missing in the Beaman transcription.

As for the 1739 birth, I wonder if that is anything more than a
guess of 20 years before the marriage... It's probably a good
guess in any case.

> Is your info on Amos, b. 5 Mar 1766 documented?

I would like to know that, too.

John Chandler

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