Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New clue for research:

Lydia Sweet, 1802-1885, sister of Sarah Grace Sweet, married Elijah Jones 1797-1876
information in her daughter's death record:
Sarah E. Jones Whitman death 3 Apr 1880 in Hancock, MA.
    birthplace Stephentown, NY est 1830
    Mother:  Lydia Sweet born in Petersburg, NY
Petersburg is 9 miles south of Hoosick, nearer Grafton
Petersburg is about 25 miles north of Hancock, MA and slightly west.

Research suggestions:  The families of Petersburgh, New York, 1791-1991  #1697841 Item 12
Petersburgh Genealogy in Rensselaer, New York  LDS Genealogy
   Petersburgh has a Sweet Cemetery
Amanda Sweet Babcock 1824 - 1854  (Grafton tie?)
Anthony Babcock 1823-1854
Amos B (Babcock) . Sweet d. 5 Jan 1847 - 
Amos B. Sweet b. 1843 d. 7 May 1864
Caleb Sweet d. 6 Apr 1856 son of Amos Babcock Sweet and Lucy Martin
Clarissa Covey Sweet 1807-1899
Clarissa Sweet d. Dec 17 1857
Daniel N
Frank E
Henry R
Jacob Porter 
Jane M
Lucy Martin - wife of Amos Babcock Sweet
Luther Jr
Marinda Louisa
Napoleon Bonapart
Noyes P
Phebe Maria
Sarah Sweet Sweet b. Jan 26 1783 d. 27 Jan 1850
Sarah Sweet
Sarah Ann
Silas L
Susan M

Cemetery notes and/or description:
The Luther Sweet family created this cemetery, it appears on the 1876 plat map of Rensselaer County across the road from the Methodist Episcopal Church.

The Luther Sweet cemetery was established in about 1847 as a small, private burial ground for the Luther Sweet (the older) family.

The cemetery plot is located on private property near the "Pointed Window" house on the NE side of NY Highway 2, about 0.6 miles west of NY Highway 22 near Petersburgh, Rensselaer county, New York.  Ask permission.

Print 1876 plat mpa of Rensselaer County from historic map

Sunday, July 30, 2017


Sarah Grace Sweet's descendents say that she was born in Hoosick.

In 1779, Samuel Sweet is the only Sweet in the Hoosick Taxlists, Albany County.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Too many Amos'. Who's line is it anyway?

This is the old information that was submitted to the Church, but also to all descendents of Amos Jr. and Mary Dorcas.

The problem is that the information on Amos is incorrect.

There are multiple Amos' born in 1766.

Amos and Hannah Richardson Sweet
had Amos 30 Jun 1766 in Attleboro.  He is not our ancestor.

Our Amos did not marry two women:  1.  Mercy Carpenter and 2. Mary Dorcas.  They were having children at the same time, and Mercy's husband was in Canada.

Mercy's husband Amos was the son of Amos and Elizabeth Straight Sweet.  He was born 5 Mar 1766, and died 10 May 1838.  He is not our ancestor.

I have a birth date of 5 Feb 1766.  I cannot find proof to whom it belongs.
I have a death date of 1832.  I have not found whom that date belongs to either.
     These may be the dates of our Amos.

David's Amos was born 26 Dec 1755.  I have not found his wifes name but Amos receives the land at his father's death.  Land records may include her name.

Beekman Amos is thought to have been born about 1754.  (This is David's Amos:  born 26 Dec 1755)

Amos of Milford was born 15 Mar 1784 and died 28 Jan 1823.  This makes him too young to be the parents of the children listed above.

Ulysses Amos is a bit hard to read in 1800.  He has too many children in the household but he is the correct age.  He deserves more research.

  Dorcas as the most common name of Amos' wife, mother of Sarah Grace.
  Marriage 1783, by two seperate submissions.
  Amos birth 1766 in Hoosick, Rensselaer, NY,  Death 1848.
  Mercy's husbands birth and death - which are incorrect.

Amos Sweet 1766 - 1848 of Hoosick, New York
Mary Dorcas// 1768 - 
  Married 1783
    Children:  Amos 1791-  (Aunt Betty Wood had 1784)
                    Elias 1795 -   ( Aunt Betty Wood had 1791)
                    Sarah Grace - 1799  (This information is from her children) in Hoosick, Ren, NY
                    Lydia - 1802

Dorcus Joanna Casey Sweet

Dorcas Joanna Casey Sweet
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Birth: 1749
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Nov., 1835
Dutchess County
New York, USA

PARENTS: Thomas & Alice Casey of Rhode Island

HUSBAND: Stephen Sweet

DAUGHTER: Sarah Sweet Ferriss

Some additional information-Dorcas Casey Sweet was the wife of Stephen Sweet b. 30 May 1745 Kingston, Washington,RI;d. 1794 North Kingstown,Washington,RI;married
Dorcas Joanna Casey 1773 in RI. Their children were: Thomas Sweet 1774- ,Mary Sweet 1777- ,Stephen Sweet 1779-1826, John Sweet 1782- , Nehemiah Sweet 1785- ,"Phoebe" Sarah Sweet 1787-1867, Ann Sweet 1790- , Silas Sweet 1792- .

Dorcas Casey Sweet (a.k.a.Dorcas Joanna Casey) was the niece of the famous Colonial silversmith Samuel Casey of Kingston,RI.

Quaker Cemetery
Dutchess County
New York, USA

Created by: Terry Akin
Record added: Aug 18, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29115050