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

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