⍉ Mercy's husbband, Amos

Amos Sweet
    b. 5 Mar1766 in Kingston, Rhode Island
    d. 10 May 1838 in Dunham, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada
    son of Amos Sweet and Elizabeth Straight, formerly of Rhode Island.
             Amos and Elizabeth Straight marriage record  Index

Mercy Carpenter
    b. (headstone shows ca. 1768)
    d.  14 Nov 1828

Amos was born in Rhode Island, but moved with his family to Albany County, New York in the area later known as Stephenstown, Rensselaer, New York.  He and many of his family moved up to Dunham, Quebec, Canada.  He is buried in the Chapel Corner's Cemetery there in Dunham.

It was believed that this was our Amos for some time.  However, this is not possible.  This man is most definately the son of Amos Sweet and Elizabeth Straight, with his birth recorded in Rhode Island and on his headstone.  He is having children with Mercy at the same time our Sarah Grace Sweet is born from Dorcas, thus leaving us to reason that there is another Amos who is Sarah Grace's father.

We have multiple men by the name of Amos Sweet, and we do not know when the erronious information began to creep in to our family story.  However, we can state with a very high probability that Mercy's husband is not our ancestor.

The family of Amos Sweet and Mercy Carpenter are as follows:

Henry, b 2 Mar 1760; 
Isaiah, b 14 Jul 1762; married Elizabeth Niles
Lydia, b 25 Jan 1764; married Abel Tanner
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. (Source:  Rootsweb:  From: Shirley Becker <skncr@cox.net>
Subject: Amos Sweet  Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006)

Amos Sweet married Elizabeth Fitchett in 1821/2 in Dunham, Canada in the Church of England.

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