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.
- 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
- 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).
Avant Kith and Kin
link to Anthony Sweet line, on Carol Smith's site
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