Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Amos Sweet - Revolutionary Soldier

Name:Amos Sweet
Residence Date:1776
Residence Place:Dutchess, New York, United States
Comments:Fifth Regiment

Source Citation: New York in the Revolution as Colony and State, Vol. I - Extracts; Publication Place: Albany, New York; Publisher: J. B. Lyon Co.; Publication Year: 1904; Page Number: 143.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. New York, Genealogical Records, 1675-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data:
For individual sources please see the source information listed with each record. Many of the source documents are available in the Genealogical Research Library collection or at the Family History Library.


  1. Hello. I am David Waterman of Dryden, NY. I am a local amateur historian searching for the Amos Sweet who was the first settler of this Military Tract town in 1797. He was only here for 3-4 years but this is the Amos Sweet of the Ulysses 1800 census. Dryden was still part of Ulysses at that time. Your census data on him disagrees with mine. I have 42010 11010 0, which keeps him under 45. Can't seem to verify this on line but I will check the copy at the local Historical Society. You might check your source. I am thinking Dryden's Amos is son of Amos Elias of Attleboro, and he went back to Attleboro after his bad experience in Dryden with a defective title, but it only works with my version of the census. If so, there is quite a story to tell, that fits other census data and various other anecdotal information I have gathered.
    Thrilled to run across your blog.

  2. I double checked this census as you suggested. It truly is difficult to tell which line on the second page pairs up with the ones on the first page so I counted down from the top of the page and ended up with 4 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0. Take another look at it and let me know what you think.

  3. Hello everyone
    I have pics of headstones and layout of the sweet family cemetery in ny. Please contact at tdjaxladybug59@gmail.com

    1. Any information on Amos would be appreciated. I am trying to locate his wife, children etc to know if he is ours