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SWEET Family


Although a very old family in Marion County with many notable connections and descendants, W.W. Sellers was apparently not as familiar with the lineage of the SWEETs as he was with other families' and did not set aside a section for them. In his discussion of the BAKER family, however, Mr. Sellers states:

"William Baker, as hereinbefore stated, married the Widow Giles, whose maiden name was Annis Philips; to this marriage were born a daughter, Mary, who married Gospero Sweet--they removed West;..."
--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902), p. 447

by Victoria Proctor, Jan 2002.


PRIMARY SOURCES:

  • 1790 Federal Census, South Carolina, Georgetown District,
    • Prince Frederick's Parish:
      No SWEETs listed
    • Prince George's Parish:
      Sweet, Anthy 1-1-2-0-28

  • Will of SWEET, Anthony dated October 1813, recorded Nov 1813
    Names: wife Dorothy; sons: Anthony Sweet, Gospero Sweet (unmarried and under 21), Silvius Sweet; daughters: Sary [Sarah] Exum, Mary Sweet, Nancy Sweet (unmarried and under 21), Martha Sweet (unmarried and under 21)

  • 1850 Federal Census, Gadsden County, Florida, p. 147:
    SWEET, Gospero 81 M Farmer $3000 SC
    SWEET, Benjamin 24 M Farmer GA
    SWEET, Susan 18 F SC
    SWEET, Mary 2 F FL
    SWEET, Ann 3/12 F FL


SECONDARY SOURCES:

  • Sweet Family History
    Excerpts from a family history written in 1896 by William Charles Sweet, son of Gospero Sweet and grandson of Anthony Sweet.

  • Published resources:
    Vivian C. Grow. The Genealogy of the Sweet Family (Colquitt, GA: 1967).

  • LINKS
    • Avant Kith and Kin
      link to Anthony Sweet line, on Carol Smith's site

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