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David's Son, Amos












David Sweet b. 23 Jul 1716 in N. Kingston, Washingtin, Rhode Island d. 17 April 1805, Beekman, Dutchess, New York.

married:
Mercy Sweet b.

Children:
Thankful
Catherine b. 23 Feb 1743,  d. 12 May 1831  married Safford
*Eunice b. 6 Feb 1744, d. 11 Jan 1801 or d. 1773; married Brayton
Elnathan b. 2 Jan 1745, d. 25 Sep 1819
Jonathan b. *6 April 1748 d. 1757 Gransville, NY
Mary b. *1790 in Beekman, Dutchess ,NY
David b. *31 May 1750, d. 11 Mar 1813 in Delphi
John b. *30 Jun 1753 East Greenwich
Amos b. *26 Dec 1755 East Greenwich,
Mary Mercy b. *29 Sep 1760 in East Greenwich, d. 1780. married Irish
         * = found in Rhode Island Vital Extracts 1636-1899:

1755 Dec 26 Amos born in East Greenwich, Rhode Island
1760 Sep 29 Mary Mercy Sweet, sister to Amos, born in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
1790 Census:
    Column Explanation
  1. free white males 16 year upwards and head of families
  2. free white males under 16 years
  3. free white females and head of families
  4. all other free persons
  5. slaves
Sweet, Thomas............................1-1-2-0-0
Sweet, Rufus.............................1-2-1-0-0
Sweet, John..............................1-6-1-0-0
Irish, John..............................1-4-7-0-0
Irish, Isaac.............................1-5-2-0-0
Sweet, Elnathan..........................3-1-5-0-0
Sweet, Samuel............................1-4-5-0-0
Sweet, David.............................1-0-1-0-0  
Sweet, Amos..............................1-4-3-0-0   Amos, Dorcas?, Elias, Amos, Sarah 
                                      Grace and Lydia, plus two unaccounted male children. 
Sweet, Benjamin..........................2-0-2-0-0

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SweetRobertPawlingDutchessNY88a
SweetRufusBeekmanDutchessNY
SweetSamuelBeekmanDutchessNY
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 1800 Beekman, Dutchess, New York Census
Amos Sweet, living next door [house #309 of census].   His family includes:
..............males aged 0-9   (Missing Amos small-fry)
..............1 males aged 10-15   (Elias?? possibly)
..............1 males aged 16-25  
..............1 males aged 26-44  (?Amos?)
..............1 females aged 0-9   (??Sarah Grace??)  (Lydia not born yet)
..............1 females aged 10-15
..............1 females aged 16-25
..............1 females aged 26-44  (?Dorcas?)
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1810 Beekman, Dutchess, New York Census
Amos Sweet in Beekman, Dutchess, New York.  His household includes: 
.............. 2 males aged 0-9        no record of these children            
..............2 males age 10-15  Elias and Amos
..............1 male age 26-44  (Amos)
                      MISSING 1 FEMALE AGE 8 = Lydia
..............1 female aged 10-15  Sarah Grace 
..............1 female aged 16-25  Dorcas?

..............1 other free person.
..............They also have 2 horses, 3 cattle and 10 sheep.

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DAVID SWEET OF BEEKMAN'S WILL New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971, Dutchess, Wills 1751-1796 vol AA and A, pages 113-115 FamilySearch images:  Image 72 and 73 of 465  https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-28666-9895-68?cc=1920234&wc=M9S9-Y5J:712963436 [about half way down the page    page number stamped in right hand corner 113] Written in the most beautiful script: In the name of God Amen, I David Sweet of the town of of Beekman in the county of Dutchess and State of New York being weak in body but of sound mind and memory do this 11th day of January in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and one make and publish this my last Will and Testament - In manner and following _siz or biz:__ I will that all of my just-debts and funeral charges be paid by my Executors hereafter named I also will and hereby give unto my son Amos Sweet all my right- and Title to the farm whereon I now live on dindition off his taking care of and providing for my wife Mary during her life  I also will and order that all other Estate be equally divided between my sons Johnathan Sweet, Elna- than Sweet - David Sweet - John Sweet - Amos Sweet - and my daughter Catharine Stafford Marcy Irish and the heirs of my daughter Eunice Brayton deceased  And I do hereby constitude and appoint - my brother Elnathan Sweet and his son Jonathan Sweet Executors to this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby wake and disavor all other Wills by me heretofore made hereby ratifying this to be my last-Will and Testament - In witness & confirmation whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal the day and year above written  I also on further [114 page number stamped in left hand corner - new page] consideration constitute and appoint my son Amos Sweet to be executors with my friend Jonathan Sweet above mentioned and on account of the advan- ced age of my brother Elnathan above mentioned do hereby excuse him from the burden of the Execut- ion of this my last Will                                             David Sweet - DS Signed Sealed published and declared by the above testator as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who were called as witnesses. Thomas Baker Jr David Sweet Eben Cary Dutchess County SS - Be it remembered that on the 17th day of April One thousand Eight hundred and five personally appeared before me named James Tallmadge Surrogate of the said County who on his oath declared that he did see David Sweet sign and seal the amended written instrument puporting to be the Will of the said David Sweet bearing date the 11th day of January one thousand eight hundred and one and heard him publish and declare the same as for his Will and Testament That at the time thereof he the said David Sweet was of sound disposing mind and memory to the best of his knowledge and belief of the deponent  And that Thomas Baker Jr David Sweet and the deponent severally subscribed the said Will as witnessed thereto in the testators presence                                            James Tallmadge Jr                                                Surrogate Dutchess County SS  - Be it remembered that on the 17th day of April one thousand eight hundred and five Jonathan Sweet one of the Executors of the amended Will of David Sweet likewise appeared before me the said James Tallmadge Jr and was duly affirmed to the true execution and performance of the said [next page] Will by his taking the affirmation of an executor as  [stamped in corner 115] by him appointed.                                                James Tallmadge                                                    Surrogate
ANOTHER COPY - NOT SO PRETTY New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971- Dutchess, Wills 1796-1806  vol B Image 328 of 418 FamilySearch online images:  https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-28664-40710-37?cc=1920234&wc=M9S9-Y5R:n1102208463 Page 515 and 516 in the book:  This is another copy, appearing to be more "work book" in appearance.  Signed and approved in Poughkeepsie.

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