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 Descendants of Isaac Sweetland 

Generation No. 1 

1.  ISAAC1 SWEETLAND was born 1560 in Sussex County, ENGLAND (Source: Mary Adams.), and died in Sussex County, ENGLAND.  He married ?.   

Isaac Sweetland was born in 1560 in Sussex County, England.  His three sons, John, Thomas, and James, came to America about the middle of the 17th century and settled in Massachusetts and Connecticut.  There is a legend that the three quarrelled and that one of them thereupon changed his name to Swetland.  Several branches of the Sweetland family are said to be able to establish relationship by means of this common legend.     

Children of ISAAC SWEETLAND and ? are:

2.             i.   JOHN2 SWEETLAND, b. 1603, Sussex County, ENGLAND; d. 1685, Providence, Rhode Island.

3.            ii.   THOMAS SWEETLAND, b. 1609, ENGLAND; d. 1682, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

              iii.   JAMES SWEETLAND, b. ENGLAND. 

  • James commanded the ship JAMES on a voyage from the Barbados Island to New York in 1678. 

  • William Sweetland was on the JAMES also.  (The Complete Book of Emigrants 1661-1699 Peter Wilson Coldham) 

 

Generation No. 2 

2.  JOHN2 SWEETLAND (ISAAC1) was born 1603 in Sussex County, ENGLAND (Source: Mary Adams.), and died 1685 in Providence, Rhode Island (Source: Mary Adams.).  He married (1) ELIZABETH ? Bef. 1644.    He married (2) SUSANNA Abt  1644.    He married (3) TEMPERANCE ? Abt  1648.   

John was the eldest son of Isaac Sweetland.  He was born in England and traveled to America with his two brothers sometime prior to the year 1650 and dies in the town of Providence, RI.     

Child of JOHN SWEETLAND and ELIZABETH ? is:

4.             i.   WILLIAM3 SWEETLAND, b. 1646.     

Children of JOHN SWEETLAND and SUSANNA are:

5.            ii.   WILLIAM3 SWETLAND, b. 1646, Salem, Essex Co, Massachussets; d. Abt  1703, Salem, Connecticut.

              iii.   SUSANNA SWEETLAND, b. 1647 (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of JOHN SWEETLAND and TEMPERANCE ? are:

               iv.   TEMPERANCE3 SWEETLAND, b. 1649 (Source: Emily Putnam).

6.             v.   JOHN OLIVER SWEETLAND, b. 1651; d. June 9, 1711, Abbotts Run Valley by Arnold Mills, Rhode Island.

               vi.   MARY SWEETLAND, b. 1654, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records; Emily Putnam).

              vii.   ABIGAIL SWEETLAND, b. 1656 (Source: Emily Putnam).

             viii.   MEHETEBEL SWEETLAND, b. 1656 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. 1656 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              ix.   MEHETEBEL SWEETLAND, b. Abt  1659, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records).

               x.   EDWARD SWEETLAND, b. Abt  1662, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records).

 

3.  THOMAS2 SWEETLAND (ISAAC1) was born 1609 in ENGLAND (Source: Emily Putnam), and died 1682 in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married ISHEL 1640 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Children of THOMAS SWEETLAND and ISHEL are:

                i.   ELIZABETH3 SWEETLAND, b. January 6, 1645/46 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   REBECCA SWEETLAND, b. April 7, 1649 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. JOSIAH TREADWAY, January 9, 1672/73 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   MEHETABLE SWEETLAND, b. 1651 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   SARAH SWEETLAND, b. May 2, 1654 (Source: Emily Putnam).

                v.   THOMAS SWEETLAND, b. January 18, 1654/55 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               vi.   PUHANAH SWEETLAND, b. March 28, 1657 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              vii.   SAMUEL SWEETLAND, b. April 19, 1659 (Source: Emily Putnam).

             viii.   BETHIA SWEETLAND, b. July 7, 1661 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              ix.   MICHAEL SWEETLAND, b. December 7, 1671 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               x.   BENJAMIN SWEETLAND, b. December 7, 1671 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              xi.   JAMES SWEETLAND, b. December 12, 1672 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

Generation No. 3 

4.  WILLIAM3 SWEETLAND (JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born 1646 (Source: Mary Adams.).  He married ?.       

Child of WILLIAM SWEETLAND and ? is:

7.             i.   JOSEPH4 SWEETLAND, b. 1683. 

 

5.  WILLIAM3 SWETLAND (JOHN2 SWEETLAND, ISAAC1) was born 1646 in Salem, Essex Co, Massachussets (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland), and died Abt  1703 in Salem, Connecticut.  He married AGNES ? March 8, 1674/75 in Salem, Massachussets (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).  She was born Abt  1650 in Salem, Essex Co, Massachussets (Source: LDS: IGI records). 

William is said to have been Captain of the Ship "James", which sailed Feb 13, 1678, from Barbados to New York, carrying rum and molasses. 

William and Agnes Swetland are reported as living in Salem, New London County, Connecticut in 1703.     

Children of WILLIAM SWETLAND and AGNES ? are:

                i.   PETER4 SWETLAND, b. July 1, 1676, Salem, Massachusetts (or Conn.). 

  • No family 

               ii.   GRACE SWETLAND, b. March 8, 1678/79, Salem, Massachusetts (or Conn.) (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   JOHN OLIVER SWETLAND, b. July 1, 1681, Salem, Massachusetts (or Conn.) (Source: Emily Putnam); m. SARAH DAVIS TREADWAY (Source: Emily Putnam).

8.            iv.   JOSEPH SWETLAND, SR., b. November 5, 1683, Salem, Essex Co, Massachussets; d. September 6, 1749, Hebron, Andover Co, Connecticut.

                v.   BENJAMIN SWETLAND, b. Abt  1685, Salem, Essex Co, Massachussets (Source: LDS: IGI records); d. September 11, 1707 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. HANNAH HALE.

               vi.   SARAH SWETLAND, b. 1686, Salem, Essex Co, Massachussets (Source: LDS: IGI records; Emily Putnam); d. February 28, 1773 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. WILLIAM BASSETT. 

 

6.  JOHN OLIVER3 SWEETLAND (JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born 1651 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died June 9, 1711 in Abbotts Run Valley by Arnold Mills, Rhode Island (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married REBECCA CLARK August 4, 1684 in Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of MATTHEW CLARK and ABAGAIL MAVERICK.  She was born Abt  August 1669 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died September 22, 1748 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • More About JOHN OLIVER SWEETLAND:  Burial: Peck Cemetery, Arnold Mills, Rhode Island (Source: Gladys Tillotson.)

Fourth child of John Sweetland (born 1603).  John Oliver Sweetland is buried in Peck Cemetery, Arnold Mills, Rhode Island. 

This John Sweetland's last name is spelled Sweatland in the record of their marriage, Swetland in the record of the baptism of their first seven children at Marblehead, and Sweetland in the vital records of the family in Attleboro, Massachusetts.     

Children of JOHN SWEETLAND and REBECCA CLARK are:

9.             i.   WILLIAM4 SWEETLAND, b. July 12, 1685, Marblehead, Massachusetts.

10.           ii.   JOHN SWEETLAND, b. May 22, 1687, Marblehead, Massachusetts; d. 1776, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts.

              iii.   SAMPSON SWEETLAND, b. April 28, 1689, Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); m. ELIZABETH BRADFORD (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   ABIGAIL SWEETLAND, b. March 13, 1691/92, Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

                v.   RUTH SWEETLAND, b. May 27, 1694, Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); m. JAMES CUMMINGS, July 1, 1732; b. , Providence, Rhode Island (Source: Emily Putnam).

11.           vi.   MARJERY SWEETLAND, b. March 28, 1697, Marblehead, Massachusetts.

              vii.   BENJAMIN SWEETLAND, b. December 25, 1703, Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

             viii.   DEBORAH SWEETLAND, b. April 9, 1708, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachussets (Source: LDS: IGI records); m. STEPHEN PECK, March 22, 1732/33 (Source: Emily Putnam).

12.          ix.   SAMUEL SWEETLAND, b. September 1, 1711, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts. 

 

Generation No. 4 

7.  JOSEPH4 SWEETLAND (WILLIAM3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born 1683 (Source: Mary Adams.).  He married ?.       

Child of JOSEPH SWEETLAND and ? is:

13.            i.   JONATHAN5 SWEETLAND, b. 1707; d. 1767. 

 

8.  JOSEPH4 SWETLAND, SR. (WILLIAM3, JOHN2 SWEETLAND, ISAAC1) was born November 5, 1683 in Salem, Essex Co, Massachussets (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland), and died September 6, 1749 in Hebron, Andover Co, Connecticut (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).  He married MERCY (OR MARTHA) BABCOCK February 13, 1703/04 in Milton, Massachussets (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).  She was born Abt  1683 in Kensington, Luzinne Co, Pennsylvania (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died April 26, 1761 in Hebron, Andover Co, Connecticut. 

Joseph, also known as Captain Joseph Swetland, was born in Salem, Mass.  On May 4, 1701 when he was seventeen years old, he with two others went to Milton, Mass., and was baptized in the parish church there.  Feb 13 1704, he married Mercy Babcock of Milton.  A record in the parish church of Milton reads, "Nov. 12, 1717, Joseph Swetland and Mercy, his wife, and Mary Sprage her sister had a letter of Dismission from Milton Church to the Church of Lebanon." 

Joseph must have  been "well to do", for in 1741 he was assessed two pounds, twelve shillings, two pence to pay the salary of Rev. Eleazer Wheelock. 

In the Conn. Colony Records, May 10, 1733, it is stated that Joseph Swetland was a Representative or Deputy for the Town of Hebron in the Assembly;  he was also confirmed as Lieutenant of the North Company in 1730.  In 1736, this record appears: "This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr Joseph Swetland of Hebron to be Captain of the North Company or Train Band in the town of Hebron and order that he be commissioned accordingly."  Joseph Swetland died Sept 6, 1749.     

Children of JOSEPH SWETLAND and MERCY BABCOCK are:

14.            i.   WILLIAM5 SWETLAND, b. January 28, 1704/05, Milton, Massachussets; d. August 29, 1780, Hebron, Connecticut.

15.           ii.   JONATHAN SWETLAND, b. August 12, 1709, Milton, Maine; d. September 22, 1767, Hebron, Andover Co, Connecticut.

              iii.   JOSEPH SWETLAND, b. Abt  1710.

               iv.   JOSEPH SWETLAND, JR., b. May 26, 1711, Lebannon, New London Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records).

                v.   ZERAIAH SWETLAND, b. January 28, 1712/13, Lebannon, New London Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records).

               vi.   PETER SWETLAND, b. June 10, 1716, Lebannon, New London Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records).

              vii.   JOSIAH SWETLAND, b. May 8, 1718, Lebannon, New London Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records).

16.        viii.   CALEB SWETLAND, b. June 21, 1719, Hebron, Tolland Co, Connecticut.

              ix.   MERCY SWETLAND, b. May 9, 1722, Hebron, Tolland Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records). 

 

9.  WILLIAM4 SWEETLAND (JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 12, 1685 in Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married MARY CRUFF November 15, 1711 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Children of WILLIAM SWEETLAND and MARY CRUFF are:

17.            i.   JOHN5 SWEETLAND, b. Abt  September 14, 1718, Marblehead, Massachusetts.

               ii.   MARY SWEETLAND, b. Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); m. PHILLIP HAMMOND, January 11, 1731/32 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   SAMUEL SWEETLAND, b. December 4, 1726, Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); m. ELIZABETH BRADFORD (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

10.  JOHN4 SWEETLAND (JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 22, 1687 in Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records; Emily Putnam), and died 1776 in Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married "ELIZABETH" MEHETABLE FULLER April 30, 1716 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of JONATHAN FULLER and MARY STEVENS.  She was born Abt  1690 in Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records).

  • Notes for JOHN SWEETLAND:  Burial in Peck Cemetery, Arnold Mills, Rhode Island. 

Children of JOHN SWEETLAND and "ELIZABETH" FULLER are:

18.            i.   JOHN5 SWEETLAND, JR., b. June 7, 1719, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts; d. 1805, Arnold Mills, Rhode Island.

               ii.   MEHETABLE SWEETLAND, b. January 26, 1721/22, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records); m. JOSEPH REAZE, May 30, 1741 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   REBECCA (OR REBECKAH) SWEETLAND, b. September 9, 1727, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records); m. BARNABAS THRESHER, April 9, 1748 (Source: Emily Putnam); b.  (Source: Emily Putnam).

19.          iv.   ESTHER (OR EASTER) SWEETLAND, b. October 2, 1729, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts.

                v.   WILLIAM SWEETLAND, b. February 29, 1731/32, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records); m. MINDWELL HOWARD, March 2, 1753 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

11.  MARJERY4 SWEETLAND (JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born March 28, 1697 in Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married JABEZ GOULD April 21, 1719 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Child of MARJERY SWEETLAND and JABEZ GOULD is:

                i.   JABEZ5 GOULD, JR., m. ESTHER SWEETLAND, March 15, 1766; b. February 27, 1743/44, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

12.  SAMUEL4 SWEETLAND (JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born September 1, 1711 in Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records).  He married ESTHER ROBBINS September 20, 1733 in Attleborough, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam; Provo Utah Library), daughter of JOHN ROBBINS and HANNAH CLARK.  She was born May 28, 1715 in Attleborough, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam), and died 1771 in Arnold Mills, Rhode Island at Peck Cemetery (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • More About SAMUEL SWEETLAND:  Revolutionary War Soldier (Source: Gladys Tillotson.)     

Children of SAMUEL SWEETLAND and ESTHER ROBBINS are:

                i.   SURVIAH5 SWEETLAND, b. January 27, 1733/34, Attleborough, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam); m. PETER CLARK, November 2, 1759 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   HANNAH SWEETLAND, b. January 27, 1735/36, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam).

20.         iii.   THOMAS SWEETLAND, b. May 18, 1737, Attleborough, Massachussets.

               iv.   JAMES SWEETLAND, b. May 28, 1739, Attleborough, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • More About JAMES SWEETLAND:  Revolutionary War Soldier 

21.           v.   BENJAMIN SWEETLAND, b. August 12, 1741, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachussets.

               vi.   ESTHER SWEETLAND, b. February 27, 1743/44, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam); m. JABEZ GOULD, JR., March 15, 1766.

              vii.   SAMUEL SWEETLAND, b. March 2, 1745/46, Attleborough, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam); m. ABIGAIL TITUS, March 5, 1775 (Source: Emily Putnam).

             viii.   SAMSON SWEETLAND, b. May 26, 1748, Attleborough, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam).

22.         ix.   DAVID SWEETLAND, b. July 10, 1750, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachussets.

               x.   ABIGAIL SWEETLAND, b. February 20, 1751/52, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam).

              xi.   RUTH SWEETLAND, b. February 20, 1751/52, Attleborough, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam).

             xii.   BENONI SWEETLAND, b. December 3, 1753, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam); d. December 3, 1753, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam).

23.       xiii.   NATHAN SWEETLAND, b. November 28, 1754, Attleborough, Massachussets.

24.        xiv.   CLARK SWEETLAND, b. January 31, 1757, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachussets; d. January 1, 1818, Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery.

              xv.   CHLOE SWEETLAND, b. November 1, 1758, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam).

             xvi.   STEPHEN SWEETLAND, b. December 12, 1760, Attleborough, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

Generation No. 5 

13.  JONATHAN5 SWEETLAND (JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born 1707 (Source: Mary Adams.), and died 1767 (Source: Mary Adams.).  He married HEPSIBA PUMMERY (Source: Mary Adams.).   

  • More About HEPSIBA PUMMERY:  8 children (Source: Mary Adams.)     

Child of JONATHAN SWEETLAND and HEPSIBA PUMMERY is:

25.           i.   JONAH6 SWEETLAND, b. September 30, 1746, Hebron, Andover Co, Connecticut; d. January 24, 1831, Triangle, Broome County, New York. 

 

14.  WILLIAM5 SWETLAND (JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2 SWEETLAND, ISAAC1) was born January 28, 1704/05 in Milton, Massachussets (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland), and died August 29, 1780 in Hebron, Connecticut (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).  He married (1) TEMPERANCE SHIPMAN February 17, 1728/29 (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).  She died May 9, 1731 (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).  He married (2) JOHANNA PUMMERY March 15, 1732/33 (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).   

On August 9, 1759, the record says: "Captain Leach's Return of Soldiers Detached in Hebron are vis: William Swetland the Father in ye room of ye son Azariah." As one of William's sons is Azariah, it is clear that on one occasion William served in the Militia Company in place of his son. (As written in the genealogy of the Swetland family by Roger Swetland).     

Child of WILLIAM SWETLAND and TEMPERANCE SHIPMAN is:

                i.   TEMPERANCE6 SWETLAND, b. Bef. 1731 (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).     

Children of WILLIAM SWETLAND and JOHANNA PUMMERY are:

               ii.   RHODA6 SWETLAND (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).

              iii.   AZARIAH SWETLAND (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).

               iv.   LIDDIE (OR LYDIA) SWETLAND (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).

                v.   JOHN SWETLAND (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).

26.          vi.   AARON SWETLAND, b. July 29, 1753, Hebron, Connecticut; d. March 4, 1819, Freetown Cortland, Cortland County, New York.

              vii.   SARAH SWETLAND (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).

             viii.   HANNAH SWETLAND, b. April 3, 1734, Hebron, Connecticut (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland). 

 

15.  JONATHAN5 SWETLAND (JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2 SWEETLAND, ISAAC1) was born August 12, 1709 in Milton, Maine, and died September 22, 1767 in Hebron, Andover Co, Connecticut.  He married HEPSIBA POMEROY November 7, 1732 in Hebron, Andover Co, Connecticut.  She was born Abt  1709, and died February 6, 1770 in Hebron, Andover Co, Connecticut.     

Children of JONATHAN SWETLAND and HEPSIBA POMEROY are:

                i.   JONATHAN6 SWEETLAND, b. October 23, 1734.

               ii.   HEPSIBA SWEETLAND, b. October 26, 1736.

              iii.   ELIJAH SWEETLAND, b. August 17, 1738.

               iv.   DANIEL SWEETLAND, b. October 1, 1739.

27.           v.   NOAH SWEETLAND, b. October 1, 1742, Hebron, Tolland Co, Connecticut.

               vi.   JOEL SWEETLAND, b. May 13, 1745.

              vii.   HEPSIBA SWEETLAND, b. April 17, 1749. 

 

16.  CALEB5 SWETLAND (JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2 SWEETLAND, ISAAC1) was born June 21, 1719 in Hebron, Tolland Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records).  He married MARY LEWIS.       

Children of CALEB SWETLAND and MARY LEWIS are:

                i.   SAMUEL6 SWEETLAND, b. May 16, 1745, Hebron, Tolland Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records).

               ii.   CALEB SWEETLAND, b. November 27, 1749, Kent, Litchfield Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records). 

  • More About CALEB SWEETLAND:  Birth date may be Oct 26, location may be Hebron, Conn 

28.         iii.   SURLEWIS SWEETLAND, b. May 23, 1751, Kent, Litchfield Co, Connecticut. 

 

17.  JOHN5 SWEETLAND (WILLIAM4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born Abt  September 14, 1718 in Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married ELIZABETH GRANT January 5, 1735/36 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Child of JOHN SWEETLAND and ELIZABETH GRANT is:

                i.   JOHN6 SWEETLAND, b. October 28, 1750, Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Gladys Tillotson.); m. JANE THOMPSON, May 21, 1772 (Source: Gladys Tillotson.). 

 

18.  JOHN5 SWEETLAND, JR. (JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born June 7, 1719 in Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died 1805 in Arnold Mills, Rhode Island (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (1) ELISABETH FULLER June 6, 1745 (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of JOHN FULLER and ELIZABETH WISE.  She was born July 17, 1729 in Attleborough, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam), and died July 25, 1752 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (2) LYDIA DAY January 12, 1753 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born 1730 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died 1804 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

Notes for ELISABETH FULLER:  Neice of "Mehitabel "Elizabeth" Fuller. 

Marriage Notes for JOHN SWEETLAND and ELISABETH FULLER:  This Elizabeth Fuller was the daughter of Jonathan Fuller, the brother of Mehetable Fuller, wife of John Sweetland (this John's mother).  So the son married the niece. 

John Sweetland was a Revolutionary soldiers, as was his son, John.     

Children of JOHN SWEETLAND and ELISABETH FULLER are:

                i.   REBECCA (OR REBECKAH)6 SWEETLAND, b. March 10, 1745/46, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records); m. AGABUS BISHOP, October 29, 1764, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire (Source: Emily Putnam).

29.          ii.   JOHN SWEETLAND, b. August 14, 1750, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts; d. October 23, 1823, Wallingford, Vermont.     

Children of JOHN SWEETLAND and LYDIA DAY are:

              iii.   WILLIAM6 SWEETLAND, b. March 3, 1754, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records); d. January 9, 1837, Abbott Run, Rhode Island (Source: Emily Putnam); m. SARAH ARNOLD, December 9, 1779 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Notes for WILLIAM SWEETLAND:  William was a Revolutionary Soldier. 

30.          iv.   BOWEN SWEETLAND, b. January 19, 1756, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachussets; d. 1793, Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery.

                v.   BETTEY SWEETLAND, b. March 5, 1758, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records); m. NATHANIEL SHEPARDSON, December 30, 1778 (Source: Emily Putnam).

31.          vi.   JAMES SWEETLAND, b. September 29, 1760, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts; d. June 3, 1784, Attleborough, Massachussets.

              vii.   LYDIA SWEETLAND, b. October 18, 1762, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records); d. 1784 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. ENOCH ARNOLD, May 1, 1783 (Source: Emily Putnam).

             viii.   GEORGE SWEETLAND, b. February 19, 1765, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records); d. April 1766, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam).

              ix.   GEORGE SWEETLAND, b. April 19, 1767, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam); d. 1827 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. NANCY WALKER, December 30, 1794 (Source: Emily Putnam).

32.          x.   OLIVER SWEETLAND, b. February 19, 1770, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts; d. 1854, Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery.

 

19.  ESTHER (OR EASTER)5 SWEETLAND (JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born October 2, 1729 in Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records).  She married DANIEL SMITH, JR. February 2, 1753 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Children of ESTHER SWEETLAND and DANIEL SMITH are:

                i.   ESTHER6 SMITH (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   DAVID SMITH (Source: Emily Putnam).

33.         iii.   ABIGAIL ANN SMITH. 

 

20.  THOMAS5 SWEETLAND (SAMUEL4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 18, 1737 in Attleborough, Massachussets (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married ABIGAIL PUSHEE January 4, 1763.       

Children of THOMAS SWEETLAND and ABIGAIL PUSHEE are:

                i.   BENJAMIN6 SWEETLAND, b. July 30, 1763, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   BETTY SWEETLAND, b. November 7, 1765, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); m. AGABUS BISHOP, February 22, 1790 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   DAVID SWEETLAND, b. April 2, 1768, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   ESTHER SWEETLAND, b. January 20, 1771, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

                v.   GABRIEL SWEETLAND, b. January 21, 1774, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

               vi.   CLARK SWEETLAND, b. May 20, 1776, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

              vii.   NATHAN SWEETLAND, b. October 6, 1778, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

             viii.   THOMAS SWEETLAND, b. November 30, 1780, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

21.  BENJAMIN5 SWEETLAND (SAMUEL4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born August 12, 1741 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: IGI (International Genealogy Index from LDS Church).).  He married CHLOE GOULD August 19, 1784 (Source: Emily Putnam).   

  • More About BENJAMIN SWEETLAND: Benjamin was a Revolutionary War Soldier     

Children of BENJAMIN SWEETLAND and CHLOE GOULD are:

34.           i.   ASA6 SWEETLAND, b. December 26, 1784, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts; d. March 8, 1867, Little Valley, New York.

               ii.   BENJAMIN SWEETLAND, b. April 22, 1786, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. November 26, 1808 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   SARAH SWEETLAND, b. August 28, 1787, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   ABIGAIL SWEETLAND, b. February 22, 1789, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); m. WILLIAM MAY, January 23, 1814 (Source: Emily Putnam).

                v.   BETTY SWEETLAND, b. September 8, 1790, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

               vi.   ZEMAS SWEETLAND, b. April 5, 1792, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

              vii.   EMIRANCY SWEETLAND, b. January 22, 1805, Vernon Twp, Windham, Vermont (Source: IGI (International Genealogy Index from LDS Church).). 

 

22.  DAVID5 SWEETLAND (SAMUEL4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 10, 1750 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married HEPZIBATH TITUS February 10, 1774 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born in Mansfield.  

Children of DAVID SWEETLAND and HEPZIBATH TITUS are:

                i.   SAMUEL6 SWEETLAND, b. September 5, 1775, Douglass, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   HEPZIBATH SWEETLAND, b. September 1, 1777, Douglass, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   NAOMI SWEETLAND, b. March 31, 1780, Douglass, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

23.  NATHAN5 SWEETLAND (SAMUEL4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born November 28, 1754 in Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married REBECCA (Source: Emily Putnam).   

  • The birth of Nathan, thirteenth child of this family, is recorded in the Hallowell, Maine, records.  Evidently he settled there after the Revolution.  He is recorded as having been born "Nov. 27, 1754, in Attleborough". 

  • More About NATHAN SWEETLAND:  Revolutionary War Soldier (Source: Gladys Tillotson.)     

Children of NATHAN SWEETLAND and REBECCA are:

                i.   LURVIAH6 SWEETLAND, b. October 17, 1782, Hallowell, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   STEPHEN SWEETLAND, b. August 26, 1784, Hallowell, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   JEPHTHAN SWEETLAND, b. January 26, 1787, Hallowell, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   MATTHEW SWEETLAND, b. January 19, 1789, Hallowell, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).

35.           v.   SETH SWEETLAND, b. April 10, 1791, Hallowell, Maine; d. October 30, 1861, Farmingdale, Maine.

               vi.   DAVID SWEETLAND, b. July 23, 1793, Civil, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).

              vii.   ANNA SWEETLAND, b. July 5, 1796, Civil, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).

             viii.   JOANNA SWEETLAND, b. April 6, 1799, Hallowell, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

24.  CLARK5 SWEETLAND (SAMUEL4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born January 31, 1757 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam), and died January 1, 1818 in Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (1) ELIZABETH HANCOCK June 3, 1784 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born October 19, 1757 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died December 5, 1798 in Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (2) "NANCY" HANNAH SHEPPARD November 28, 1799 in Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born August 1776 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died May 12, 1838 in Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of CLARK SWEETLAND and ELIZABETH HANCOCK are:

                i.   CLARRINDA6 SWEETLAND, b. January 29, 1785, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. May 12, 1795, Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   SAMUEL SWEETLAND, b. November 3, 1786, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. March 14, 1837, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   LEVI HANCOCK SWEETLAND, b. October 11, 1788, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. September 8, 1847, Attleborough, Massachusetts.

               iv.   "BETSEY" ELIZABETH SWEETLAND, b. August 11, 1790, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. October 2, 1790, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

                v.   BETSEY SWEETLAND, b. May 15, 1792, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

               vi.   CELINDA SWEETLAND, b. May 12, 1795, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. 1857, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); m. NAAMAN FULLER, July 14, 1844 (Source: Emily Putnam); b. Abt  1810 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              vii.   LINDA HARVY SWEETLAND, b. September 20, 1797, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. September 27, 1843, Attleborough, Massachusetts. 

  • Never married     

Children of CLARK SWEETLAND and "NANCY" SHEPPARD are:

             viii.   MARIETTA6 SWEETLAND, b. March 9, 1801, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. 1863 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Never married 

              ix.   HORACE S SWEETLAND, b. November 3, 1802, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. December 13, 1811, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

               x.   CHARLOTTE SWEETLAND, b. February 1804, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. March 17, 1804, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

              xi.   CHARLES E SWEETLAND, b. May 1815, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. November 17, 1821, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

Generation No. 6 

25.  JONAH6 SWEETLAND (JONATHAN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born September 30, 1746 in Hebron, Andover Co, Connecticut (Source: Mary Adams.), and died January 24, 1831 in Triangle, Broome County, New York (Source: Mary Adams.).  He married MARY HARRIS (Source: Mary Adams.).  She was born Abt  1748 in Saybrook, Middox Co, Connecticut, and died January 29, 1819 in Triangle, Broome County, New York.

  • More About MARY HARRIS:  9 children (Source: Mary Adams.)     

Children of JONAH SWEETLAND and MARY HARRIS are:

36.           i.   ALANSON7 SWEETLAND, b. 1792, Triangle, Broome County, New York; d. November 19, 1833, Triangle, Broome County, New York.

               ii.   HEPSIBAH SWEETLAND, b. September 20, 1775, Lebannon, New London Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records); m. DAVID PRINCE; b. , Windsor, Berkshire Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records).

              iii.   DANIEL SWEETLAND, b. January 10, 1777, Lebannon, New London Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records).

               iv.   ROXEY SWEETLAND, b. August 4, 1779, Lebannon, New London Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records); m. ORANGE WRIGHT; b. , Smithville, Cheriango Co, New York (Source: LDS: IGI records).

                v.   ALPHEUS SWEETLAND, b. May 25, 1781, Lebannon, New London Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records).

               vi.   LUMAN SWEETLAND, b. 1787. 

 

26.  AARON6 SWETLAND (WILLIAM5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2 SWEETLAND, ISAAC1) was born July 29, 1753 in Hebron, Connecticut (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland), and died March 4, 1819 in Freetown Cortland, Cortland County, New York (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).  He married (1) MARY CHAPMAN October 21, 1779 (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).    He married (2) LOIS ALLEN March 1789 in Salisbury, Connecticut (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland), daughter of ? ALLEN and ?.  She was born December 29, 1763 in Connecticut (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland), and died March 23, 1854 in Freetown Cortland, Cortland County, New York (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland). 

Aaron served two terms of enlistment as a soldier in the Revolutionary War.  The official records of the Bureau of Pensions Washington, DC state that he first enlisted from Sharon, Connecticut, May 1775, as private in the company commanded by Captain Amos Chappell, under Colonel Hinman, and was discharged Nov. 1775.  He enlisted again in May 1780, and served fourteen months as Sergeant in a company commanded by Captain Painter, under Colonel Baldwin.  The only battle in which he is reported as having part in Fort St. John. 

On May 18, 1818, while then living at Cincinnatus, New York, Aaron made application for a pension as a soldier of the Revolutionary War.  This was granted and after his death, March 4, 1819, the pension was paid to his widow, Lois Allen Swetland, until her death March 23, 1854.      

Child of AARON SWETLAND and MARY CHAPMAN is:

                i.   WILLIAM7 SWETLAND, b. April 19, 1782, Salisbury, Connecticut (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland); d. January 1, 1864, Plattsburg, New York (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland). 

William Swetland became a lawyer and later a celebrated Judge at Plattsburg, New York, where his former residence is now used as a historical museum.  In the library of that house is a fine oil portrait of Judge William Swetland, attached to which is a remarkable tribute to him as a most distinguished citizen and jurist.  He lived in Plattsburg during the War of 1812.  Following the Battle of Plattsburg in 1814, some British officers, captured in the battle, were paroled in the town.  One of these officers (name unknown) became an intimate friend of Judge Swetland.  When these officers were released at the close of the war, this friend of Judge Swetland's gave him as a parting gift a pair of silver-tipped ivory-handled razors in a leather case.  Later the Judge gave these razors to Harmon Swetland, William's half brother.  They have been passed down to Roger W Swetland and then to Mark W. Swetland, Jr.     

Children of AARON SWETLAND and LOIS ALLEN are:

               ii.   MARY7 SWETLAND (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).

              iii.   WALTON SWETLAND (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).

               iv.   MILTON SWETLAND (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).

37.           v.   HARMON SWETLAND, b. July 23, 1798, Salisbury, Connecticut; d. January 27, 1880, between Harrison Valley and Mills, Pennsylvania.

               vi.   JULIA SWETLAND (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland). 

 

27.  NOAH6 SWEETLAND (JONATHAN5 SWETLAND, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2 SWEETLAND, ISAAC1) was born October 1, 1742 in Hebron, Tolland Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records).  He married MOLLY CUSHMAN.  She died June 7, 1826. 

  • More About MOLLY CUSHMAN:  Burial: McMillan Cemetery, Conesus, New York     

Children of NOAH SWEETLAND and MOLLY CUSHMAN are:

                i.   POLLY7 SWEETLAND, b. June 25, 1765, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records).

               ii.   LYDIA SWEETLAND, b. April 13, 1767, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records).

              iii.   HEPHZABE (OR HEPSIBAH) SWEETLAND, b. September 8, 1768, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records).

               iv.   MOLLEY SWEETLAND, b. December 9, 1770, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records).

                v.   SARAH SWEETLAND, b. June 29, 1774, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records).

38.          vi.   "STOADDARD" NOAH STODDARD SWEETLAND, b. May 9, 1776, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont.

              vii.   EUNICE SWEETLAND, b. July 4, 1778, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records).

             viii.   TIRUPHA SWEETLAND, b. May 27, 1782, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records).

              ix.   ELEAZER SWEETLAND, b. September 22, 1786, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records). 

 

28.  SURLEWIS6 SWEETLAND (CALEB5 SWETLAND, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2 SWEETLAND, ISAAC1) was born May 23, 1751 in Kent, Litchfield Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records).  He married THANKFUL BLISS.       

Children of SURLEWIS SWEETLAND and THANKFUL BLISS are:

                i.   CALEB7 SWEETLAND, b. June 25, 1777, Kent, Litchfield Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records). 

  • More About CALEB SWEETLAND:  Birth date may be March 24 1784 

               ii.   PHILETUS SWEETLAND, b. July 19, 1780, Kent, Litchfield Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records); m. LUCY CASE; b. , Ohio (Source: LDS: IGI records).

              iii.   LYDIA SWEETLAND, b. April 21, 1782, Kent, Litchfield Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records).

               iv.   LEWIS SWEETLAND, b. July 17, 1786, Warren Twp, Litchfield Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records).

                v.   MOLLY SWEETLAND, b. March 9, 1789, Warren Twp, Litchfield Co, Connecticut (Source: LDS: IGI records). 

 

29.  JOHN6 SWEETLAND (JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born August 14, 1750 in Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died October 23, 1823 in Wallingford, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (1) ELIZABETH.    He married (2) "SALLY" SARAH WOODS October 14, 1773 in Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born December 25, 1750 in Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 18, 1837 in Wallingford, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • More About JOHN SWEETLAND:  Burial: Sugar Hill Cemetery, Wallingford, Vermont (Source: Gladys Tillotson.) 

John served in the Revolutionary War.  He was a sergeant and fought at Bunker Hill and Trenton. 

John and Sarah Sweetland moved from Attleboro, Massachusetts to Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire in 1784.  About 1795 they moved to Rutland, Vermont.  Early in the next century the sons, Bowen and James, settled in Dryden, New York, where they together owned and operated a sawmill on the creek. 

Marriage Notes for JOHN SWEETLAND and "SALLY" WOODS:  There is a record contradictory to this.  Some say that John Sweetland and Sarah Woods were parents of all eight children and both died in Wallingford, Vermont, he in 1823 and she in 1835, and both are buried in Sugar Hill Cemetery.     

Children of JOHN SWEETLAND and "SALLY" WOODS are:

39.           i.   JOHN7 SWEETLAND, b. June 10, 1774, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts; d. May 7, 1858, Wallingford, Vermont.

40.          ii.   BENJAMIN SWEETLAND, b. August 10, 1778, Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts.

              iii.   WILLIAM SWEETLAND, b. May 19, 1778, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. July 23, 1863, Wallingford, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam); m. POLLY ? (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   SARAH SWEETLAND, b. August 24, 1780 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. February 16, 1816 (Source: Emily Putnam).

                v.   BETSEY SWEETLAND, b. January 25, 1782 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. March 19, 1826 (Source: Emily Putnam).

41.          vi.   BOWEN SWEETLAND, b. December 29, 1786, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire Co, New Hampshire; d. March 15, 1859, Dryden, New York.

42.         vii.   JAMES SWEETLAND, b. April 30, 1788, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire Co, New Hampshire; d. November 22, 1862, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York.

             viii.   NANCY SWEETLAND, b. February 18, 1790, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire (Source: Emily Putnam); d. September 15, 1850 (Source: Emily Putnam).

43.         ix.   GEORGE SWEETLAND, SR., b. September 16, 1794, Poultney, Vermont; d. September 22, 1882, East Evans, New York. 

 

30.  BOWEN6 SWEETLAND (JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born January 19, 1756 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam), and died 1793 in Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married NANCY BATES December 7, 1780 (Source: Emily Putnam).   

  • Notes for BOWEN SWEETLAND:  Bowen was a Revolutionary Soldier. 

Children of BOWEN SWEETLAND and NANCY BATES are:

44.           i.   RUFUS7 SWEETLAND, b. September 10, 1781, Attleborough, Massachusetts.

               ii.   NANCY SWEETLAND, b. September 16, 1783, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); m. JAMES FAIRBANKS, JR., May 27, 1826 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

31.  JAMES6 SWEETLAND (JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born September 29, 1760 in Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died June 3, 1784 in Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married MARY SHEPARDSON April 29, 1780 (Source: Emily Putnam).   

  • Notes for JAMES SWEETLAND:  James was a Revolutionary Soldier. 

Children of JAMES SWEETLAND and MARY SHEPARDSON are:

                i.   MARY7 SWEETLAND, b. May 20, 1782 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. LOAMMI DAY, October 4, 1806 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   JAMES SWEETLAND, b. September 20, 1784 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. 1809, Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

32.  OLIVER6 SWEETLAND (JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born February 19, 1770 in Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died 1854 in Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married CYNTHIA BOWEN September 29, 1793 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born 1771 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died 1856 (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of OLIVER SWEETLAND and CYNTHIA BOWEN are:

                i.   HALSEY7 SWEETLAND, b. February 7, 1794, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records); d. 1875, Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery (Source: Emily Putnam); m. AMEY B RICHARDSON, March 18, 1824 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   LAURA SWEETLAND, b. October 22, 1796, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records); d. 1875, Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Never married 

              iii.   CALISTA SWEETLAND, b. December 13, 1798, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records); d. 1878, Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery (Source: Emily Putnam); m. RUSSEL PARK, September 22, 1829 (Source: Emily Putnam).

45.          iv.   NELSON BROWN SWEETLAND, b. June 13, 1801, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts; d. 1875, Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery.

46.           v.   ALBERT DAY SWEETLAND, b. December 16, 1804, Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts; d. 1884.

               vi.   SAUSAN SWEETLAND, b. 1811 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Never married 

 

33.  ABIGAIL ANN6 SMITH (ESTHER (OR EASTER)5 SWEETLAND, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born  (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married ? BROWN.       

Children of ABIGAIL SMITH and ? BROWN are:

                i.   JAMES ARNOLD7 BROWN.

47.          ii.   BESSIE BALLON BROWN. 

 

34.  ASA6 SWEETLAND (BENJAMIN5, SAMUEL4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born December 26, 1784 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 8, 1867 in Little Valley, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married TABITHA HOUGHTON (Source: Emily Putnam).   

One branch of the Sweetland family settled in New England, but a few years later than the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock.  While not a numerous family, they are found in Massachusetts and other New England states in early dates.  A branch of the early family settled in Vermont where Asa Sweetland was born in 1784 and died March 8, 1867.  In 1828 he moved to Little Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York.  He was a leading member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which he served as class leader.      

Children of ASA SWEETLAND and TABITHA HOUGHTON are:

                i.   LEWIS7 SWEETLAND, b. January 2, 1810, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam); d. September 17, 1873 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. DRUSILLA PALMER (Source: Emily Putnam). 

Lewis came to Little Valley, New York, in 1830.  He was the local preacher of the Methodist Episcopal Church for several years.  Later he was ordained and became an itinerant preacher. 

               ii.   ASA SWEETLAND, b. 1812, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam); d. December 18, 1887 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. MATILDA FISHER, March 8, 1832 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   LEBAN SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   PRUSIA SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

35.  SETH6 SWEETLAND (NATHAN5, SAMUEL4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born April 10, 1791 in Hallowell, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam), and died October 30, 1861 in Farmingdale, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (1) SARAH.  She was born Abt  1786, and died April 26, 1824 in Farmingdale, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (2) MARY ANN SHAW 1824 in St Gardiner, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).  She died February 16, 1857 in Farmingdale, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of SETH SWEETLAND and SARAH are:

48.           i.   NATHAN7 SWEETLAND, b. August 6, 1808, Hallowell, Maine; d. March 1, 1872, Farmingdale, Maine.

               ii.   MATTHEW SWEETLAND, b. June 9, 1813, Hallowell, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   SARAH ANN SWEETLAND, b. April 15, 1816, Hallowell, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of SETH SWEETLAND and MARY SHAW are:

               iv.   EDWARD7 SWEETLAND, b. September 19, 1825, Civil, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).

                v.   ARABELLA SWEETLAND, b. January 15, 1827, Civil, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).

               vi.   JANE WILKINS SWEETLAND, b. October 27, 1829, Hallowell, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).

              vii.   CHARLES SWEETLAND, b. November 23, 1828, Civil, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).

             viii.   PERLEY SWEETLAND, b. April 21, 1831, Hallowell, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).

              ix.   ALONZO SWEETLAND, b. February 10, 1834, Civil, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine (Source: IGI (International Genealogy Index from LDS Church).).

               x.   ELIZABETH SWEETLAND, b. November 16, 1835, Civil, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).

              xi.   SETH SWEETLAND, b. January 1, 1841, Hallowell, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).

             xii.   FRANKLIN SWEETLAND, b. September 1843, Civil, Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

Generation No. 7 

36.  ALANSON7 SWEETLAND (JONAH6, JONATHAN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born 1792 in Triangle, Broome County, New York, and died November 19, 1833 in Triangle, Broome County, New York.  He married ANNA B HATCH.       

Children of ALANSON SWEETLAND and ANNA HATCH are:

49.           i.   CHARLES JOHNSON8 SWEETLAND, b. 1822, Triangle, Broome County, New York; d. December 2, 1899, Broome County, New York.

               ii.   GEORGE W SWEETLAND, b. October 14, 1827. 

 

37.  HARMON7 SWETLAND (AARON6, WILLIAM5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2 SWEETLAND, ISAAC1) was born July 23, 1798 in Salisbury, Connecticut (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland), and died January 27, 1880 in between Harrison Valley and Mills, Pennsylvania (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).  He married ROSAMOND WATROUS December 5, 1824 in Freetown Cortland, Cortland County, New York (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland), daughter of AUSTIN WATROUS.  She was born October 22, 1805 in Granville, Washington Co. (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland), and died April 6, 1896 in Harrison Valley, Pennsylvania (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland). 

Harmon's grandson Roger W Swetland helped take care of him in his last illness and was with him when he died. 

Harmond and Rosamond lived in Freetown, New York until 1856, when they moved to Harrison Valley, Pennsylvania, where they first lived on the top of Snyder Hill, north of the village, on the road to Ulysses. 

All four of Harmond and Rosamond's children eventually moved to Harrison Valley where their parents moved.  Mulford came first, followed by his parents and sister Julia, then Austin, and finally Morgan in 1864.  Morgan is the only child who was married before moving to Pennsylvania.     

Children of HARMON SWETLAND and ROSAMOND WATROUS are:

                i.   MORGAN WAYNE8 SWETLAND, b. Freetown Cortland, Cortland County, New York (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).

               ii.   MULFORD REED SWETLAND, b. Freetown Cortland, Cortland County, New York (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland). 

Mulford, Julia, and Austin were school teachers in the old-time district schools of Potter County. 

Civil War information:

  • Residence not listed, 31 years old

  • Enlisted 9/21/1864 at Corning, NY as a Private

  • On 10/3/1864 he mustered into "I" Co. NY 189th Infantry

  • He was Mustered Out on 5/30/1865 at Washington DC

50.         iii.   AUSTIN AARON SWETLAND, b. June 3, 1832, Freetown Cortland, Cortland County, New York; d. November 29, 1899, Harrison Valley, Pennsylvania.

               iv.   JULIA ESTHER SWETLAND, b. Freetown Cortland, Cortland County, New York (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland). 

Mulford, Julia, and Austin were school teachers in the old-time district schools of Potter County.  

 

38.  "STOADDARD" NOAH STODDARD7 SWEETLAND (NOAH6, JONATHAN5 SWETLAND, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2 SWEETLAND, ISAAC1) was born May 9, 1776 in Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records).  He married TRYPHENA BLACKMAN June 5, 1800 in Thetford, Vermont (Source: Mary Jillson-Stout.), daughter of DAVID BLACKMAN and MARY HOUSE.  She was born April 28, 1782 in Coventry, Connecticut (Source: Mary Jillson-Stout.), and died July 28, 1851. 

  • More About "STOADDARD" NOAH STODDARD SWEETLAND:  Burial: Union Cemetery, Lavonia, New York (Source: Mary Jillson-Stout.)

  • More About TRYPHENA BLACKMAN:  Burial: Union Cemetery, Lavonia, New York (Source: Mary Jillson-Stout.) 

The Sweetland family moved out of Vermont, after Noah, Sr.  died.  They moved to Livingston County, New York.  Molly Sweetland lived with one of her daughters, died June 7, 1826, and was buried in the McMillan Cemetery in Conesus, New York.  Tryphena went with her son, David Hopkins Sweetland, and his wife, Amanda Francis, when they moved to Dansville, New York, where she died July 28, 1851.  She was buried back in the Union Cemetery, Livonia, New York with her husband.     

Children of "STOADDARD" SWEETLAND and TRYPHENA BLACKMAN are:

                i.   POLLY8 SWEETLAND, b. September 9, 1801, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records).

               ii.   LYDIA SWEETLAND, b. October 25, 1803, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records).

              iii.   EMILIA SWEETLAND, b. March 19, 1806, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records).

               iv.   DAVID HOPKINS SWEETLAND, b. June 1, 1809, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records); m. AMANDA FRANCIS (Source: Mary Jillson-Stout.).

                v.   NOAH ALANSON SWEETLAND, b. March 30, 1811, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records).

               vi.   JERUSHIA SWEETLAND, b. March 29, 1813, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records).

              vii.   ELIZA SWEETLAND, b. January 10, 1815, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records).

             viii.   ELEAZER CUSHMAN SWEETLAND, b. October 4, 1817, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records).

              ix.   AZUBAH SWEETLAND, b. February 29, 1820, Thetford, Orange Co, Vermont (Source: LDS: IGI records). 

 

39.  JOHN7 SWEETLAND (JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born June 10, 1774 in Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died May 7, 1858 in Wallingford, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (1) PHEBE HART.  She was born 1777 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died May 10, 1852 in Wallingford, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (2) SARAH GOULD January 1, 1799 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born July 27, 1774 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died February 21, 1849 (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of JOHN SWEETLAND and PHEBE HART are:

51.            i.   JOCK8 SWEETLAND, b. July 18, 1800.

               ii.   CLARISSA SWEETLAND, b. June 17, 1803 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. September 1, 1873 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. T MILTON SPRAGUE, November 1, 1831 (Source: Emily Putnam).

52.         iii.   LEVI SWEETLAND, b. January 15, 1805; d. March 11, 1854, Wallingford, Vermont.

               iv.   NANCY SWEETLAND, b. October 13, 1806 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. JAMES JOHNSON, October 23, 1825 (Source: Emily Putnam).

                v.   MALINDA SWEETLAND, b. January 18, 1809 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. October 5, 1811 (Source: Emily Putnam).

53.          vi.   LYMAN SWEETLAND, b. April 23, 1813; d. December 18, 1861, ?.

              vii.   DENNIS SWEETLAND, b. October 2, 1814 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. November 15, 1847 (Source: Emily Putnam).

             viii.   SARAH SWEETLAND, b. Abt  January 1824 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. March 9, 1826 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

Gravestone reads, "Sarah, daughter of John Jr and Sarah, died Mar 9, 1826, Age 2 years, 3 Mos, 26 d. 

 

40.  BENJAMIN7 SWEETLAND (JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born August 10, 1778 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married JANE ASHTON March 12, 1799 (Source: Gladys Tillotson.).  She was born November 18, 1781 in Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Gladys Tillotson.). 

  • More About BENJAMIN SWEETLAND:  relationship unsure     

Children of BENJAMIN SWEETLAND and JANE ASHTON are:

54.           i.   BENJAMIN8 SWEETLAND, b. May 9, 1801, Marblehead, Massachusetts; d. September 23, 1845, Marblehead, Massachusetts.

               ii.   JOHN SWEETLAND, b. Abt  1803, Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Gladys Tillotson.); m. ELIZA BASSETT, Abt  1859 (Source: Gladys Tillotson.). 

 

41.  BOWEN7 SWEETLAND (JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born December 29, 1786 in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire Co, New Hampshire (Source: LDS: IGI records; Emily Putnam), and died March 15, 1859 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married BETSEY DURKEE.  She was born December 5, 1789 in Scipio, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died February 5, 1859 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • More About BOWEN SWEETLAND:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

  • More About BETSEY DURKEE:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 214 line 39 

Bowen and James Sweetland - The "History of Dryden, N.Y." contains the following items: 

"SWEETLAND, BOWEN AND JAMES, came from Vermont as young men early in the century and together owned and operated a saw mill on the creek and twenty rods below the Woolen Mill where the banks of the old mill pond can still be seen in the pasture lot of D. Bartholomew.  Afterwards, Bowen kept the hotel where the Blodgett Hotel was built later.  The old building where Sweetland served as landlord, having been moved off and remodeled, is believed to be the house where Thomas Tomlin now resides on Union Street, having been first  occupied after its removal by Esquire E.H. Sweet, the nurseryman and shoemaker. 

"Bowen Sweetland finally owned and occupied the Burlingame farm, one-half mile north of the village, where he died March 13, 1859, 72 years of age.  His seven children all settled in the West except Bowen Jr. who died a few years ago, and Lucinda, who married Alanson Burlingame, Sr. and died in Dryden about thirty-five years ago.  

James, after leaving the saw-mill, purchased the farm a mile east of the village which he afterwards sold to Bradshaw, and then removed to the Layton farm near the lake, where he died in 1862, aged 74 years.  His wife was Frances Wakelee, and his eight children all found in the West, except two sons, George and LaFayette, still residents of Dryden, and Sarah (Hiles) who recently died here. 

Dryden was first settled in 1797, and organized as a village in 1803.  Bowen and James Sweetland must have come to Dryden soon after it was incorporated, since James was married there in 1811, and he met and courted his wife there. 

Notes for BETSEY DURKEE:

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 214 line 39

Betsey Durkee was the first white child born in Scipio, New York.     

Children of BOWEN SWEETLAND and BETSEY DURKEE are:

55.           i.   NELSON DURKEE8 SWEETLAND, b. October 9, 1811, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. August 1, 1849, Newark, Illinois.

56.          ii.   HARRISON WOOD SWEETLAND, b. July 30, 1813, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. September 28, 1888, Sandwich, Illinois.

              iii.   SARAH CYRINDA SWEETLAND, b. March 17, 1815, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. 1852 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Never married 

               iv.   "LUCINDA" ROXANNA LUCINDA SWEETLAND, b. October 7, 1817, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: LDS: IGI records); d. December 19, 1869, Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. ALANSON BURLINGAME (Source: Emily Putnam); d. December 11, 1888 (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.). 

  • More About "LUCINDA" ROXANNA LUCINDA SWEETLAND:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

  • More About ALANSON BURLINGAME:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 214 line 39 

57.           v.   WARREN MONGOMERY SWEETLAND, b. November 18, 1819, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. January 22, 1902, West Highland Park, Illinois.

58.          vi.   JOHN BOWEN SWEETLAND, b. September 19, 1822, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. February 18, 1892, Dryden, New York.

59.         vii.   BETSY MATILDA (OR MATILDA BETSEY) SWEETLAND, b. February 25, 1825, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. December 18, 1885.

60.        viii.   FREDERICK AUGUSTUS SWEETLAND, b. December 23, 1827, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. September 29, 1919, Wyoming, Illinois.

61.          ix.   ANNA AMANDA SWEETLAND, b. May 7, 1830, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. October 26, 1917, Elmira, New York. 

 

42.  JAMES7 SWEETLAND (JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born April 30, 1788 in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire Co, New Hampshire (Source: Emily Putnam), and died November 22, 1862 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married "FANNY" FRANCIS WAKELEE December 30, 1811 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of WILLIAM WAKELEE and JERUSHA GRISWOLD.  She was born November 30, 1791 in Fairfield, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died February 6, 1864 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • More About JAMES SWEETLAND:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

  • More About "FANNY" FRANCIS WAKELEE:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 33 line 1

1860 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 638 line 21 

In the 1840's, James lived across the road from his son Jervis in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York.  James owned a farm of about 160 acres.  This is where he spent his life and later died.

Notes for "FANNY" FRANCIS WAKELEE:

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 33 line 1

1860 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 638 line 21 

Marriage Notes for JAMES SWEETLAND and "FANNY" WAKELEE:  James and Frances Sweetland lived and died in Dryden, New York (Tompkins County).     

Children of JAMES SWEETLAND and "FANNY" WAKELEE are:

62.           i.   JERVIS WAKELEE8 SWEETLAND, b. January 2, 1813, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. March 13, 1898, Anthony, Harper Co, Kansas.

               ii.   JOHN BOWEN SWEETLAND, b. March 28, 1815, Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. March 20, 1817, Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).

  • More About JOHN BOWEN SWEETLAND:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.) 

              iii.   "EMILY" EVELINE AMELIA SWEETLAND, b. September 18, 1821, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. October 20, 1893, Battle Creek, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam); m. LEVI ALDRICH, November 28, 1851 (Source: Emily Putnam); b. January 27, 1820, Erie County, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. December 16, 1892, Edwardsburg, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam). 

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 33 line 1

1870 Michigan, Cass Co. Ontwa Twp, household 129 line 3

Mary Sweetland age 13 was living with them in 1870 - Emily's brother Augustus's daughter 

Notes for LEVI ALDRICH:

Census Info:

1870 Michigan, Cass Co. Ontwa Twp, household 129 line 3 

Newspaper Clipping:  Death of Dr. Aldrich 

Dr Levi Aldrich died at his home in this village, on Friday evening, Dec. 16th, 1892, in the 73d year of his age.

 Dr Levi Aldrich was born in Erie county, N.Y., Jan. 27th, 1820.  He received his early education at a private school, and later attended at Salem Academy in Chantanqua Co., N.Y.  He studied medicine with Dr. George Sweetland, in the county of his birth; attended lectures at the Albany Medical College, and also at the Buffalo Medical University, where he graduated in 1849.  He practiced medicine in Erie Co, N.Y., until 1860, when he moved to Michigan.  In 1863 he moved to Edwardsburg and actively engaged in the practice of medicine.  He twice represented this district in the house of representatives and once as senator, and was a member of the constitutional convention of 1867. 

 He married Miss E.A. Sweetland in November 1850.

 About 8 years ago he was taken sick and remained an invalid until the time of his death.  For nearly three years he has been confined to his room.  Whether suffering from the pains of surgical operations, or those incident to disease, no complaining was heard.  He bore with fortitude his afflictions and remained cheerful to the last and fully appreciated the care and kindness bestowed upon him.  No children blessed his home.  He leaves a widow and numerous other relatives and acquaintances to follow him. 

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, at his late residence, Rev. A.N. Eldred officiating.  The burial took place in our village cemetery. 

More About LEVI ALDRICH:

  • No children

  • Occupation: Physician & Surgeon

63.          iv.   SARAH SOPHRONIA SWEETLAND, b. April 5, 1823, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. April 5, 1897, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York.

64.           v.   LAFAYETTE SWEETLAND, b. January 13, 1824, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. April 7, 1899, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York.

65.          vi.   AUGUSTUS CRARY SWEETLAND, b. April 23, 1828, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. December 31, 1906, Cassopolis, Michigan.

66.         vii.   GEORGE JAMES SWEETLAND, SR., b. March 7, 1830, Dryden, New York; d. April 17, 1917, Dryden, New York.

67.        viii.   "WALLACE" WILLIAM WALLACE SWEETLAND, b. June 30, 1832, Dryden, New York; d. January 17, 1916, Angola, New York.

68.         ix.   JOHN BOWEN SWEETLAND, b. July 5, 1834, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. February 19, 1899, Edwardsburg, Cass Co., Michigan. 

 

43.  GEORGE7 SWEETLAND, SR. (JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born September 16, 1794 in Poultney, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam), and died September 22, 1882 in East Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married ABIGAIL F BAIRD November 18, 1819 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born May 27, 1800 in Poultney, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam), and died February 17, 1858 in East Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • More About GEORGE SWEETLAND, SR.:  Dr. George Sweetland, of Evans Center, New York     

Children of GEORGE SWEETLAND and ABIGAIL BAIRD are:

                i.   JOHN LEROY8 SWEETLAND, b. August 25, 1821, Evans Center, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. December 24, 1847, East Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • John LeRoy died as a result of an infection incurred while performing an autopsy during medical course.  He was not married. 

69.          ii.   GEORGE SWEETLAND, JR., b. May 13, 1823, Evans Center, New York; d. January 24, 1898.

              iii.   ALTANA SWEETLAND, b. August 5, 1825, Evans Center, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. November 27, 1876, East Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. GEORGE N BARNARD (Source: Emily Putnam).

70.          iv.   BETSEY M SWEETLAND, b. September 7, 1827, Evans Center, New York; d. February 26, 1905, Angola, New York.

71.           v.   ALBERT SWEETLAND, b. March 21, 1830, Evans Center, New York; d. 1903, Angola, New York ?.

               vi.   NATHANIEL SWEETLAND, b. November 2, 1832, Evans Center, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. April 2, 1885, East Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. MARGARET SALISBURY (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Nathaniel and Margaret lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, at which time they made a deed to Deloss Sweetland of at least a part of their inheritance from Dr. George Sweetland. 

  • No children 

72.         vii.   DELOSS SWEETLAND, b. December 24, 1834, Evans Center, New York; d. October 19, 1914, Angola, New York. 

 

44.  RUFUS7 SWEETLAND (BOWEN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born September 10, 1781 in Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married CLARISA BELL July 29, 1803 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Child of RUFUS SWEETLAND and CLARISA BELL is:

73.           i.   EDWIN8 SWEETLAND, b. March 22, 1813, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts. 

 

45.  NELSON BROWN7 SWEETLAND (OLIVER6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born June 13, 1801 in Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died 1875 in Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married ABBY C DANA October 19, 1826 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Children of NELSON SWEETLAND and ABBY DANA are:

74.           i.   EDWARD A8 SWEETLAND.

               ii.   HENRY SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   SARAH SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   ANNE SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).

                v.   GEORGE SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam), m. SUSAN MUNDSON (Source: Emily Putnam).

               vi.   ABBIE C SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).

              vii.   C DANA SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam), m. LILLIAN EMPSON (Source: Emily Putnam).

             viii.   HALSEY SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).

              ix.   JOHN SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).

               x.   AMASA SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

46.  ALBERT DAY7 SWEETLAND (OLIVER6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born December 16, 1804 in Attleborough, Bristol Co, Massachusetts (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died 1884 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married HANNAH S ? May 4, 1828 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born 1809 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died 1884 in Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of ALBERT SWEETLAND and HANNAH ? are:

75.           i.   ALBERT C8 SWEETLAND.

               ii.   ELLEN AUGUSTA SWEETLAND, b. August 6, 1828, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. October 21, 1829, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   CHARLES RUSSELL SWEETLAND, b. March 26, 1832, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. July 25, 1835, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   CORDELIA LITUS SWEETLAND, b. March 1, 1840, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. September 15, 1841, Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).

                v.   LUCIAN SWEETLAND, b. 1843 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. 1922 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Never married 

76.          vi.   SAMUEL SWEETLAND, b. November 21, 1844, Attleborough, Massachusetts.

              vii.   ELLA SWEETLAND, b. April 25, 1849, Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

47.  BESSIE BALLON7 BROWN (ABIGAIL ANN6 SMITH, ESTHER (OR EASTER)5 SWEETLAND, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1)  She married ? CECIL.       

Child of BESSIE BROWN and ? CECIL is:

                i.   MAE8 CECIL, m. ? PERRY. 

 

48.  NATHAN7 SWEETLAND (SETH6, NATHAN5, SAMUEL4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born August 6, 1808 in Hallowell, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 1, 1872 in Farmingdale, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married SARAH MAHONEY October 11, 1832 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born Abt  1809, and died February 24, 1871 in Farmingdale, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Notes for SARAH MAHONEY:  Sarah Mahoney's last name is spelled "McHing" in the record of the marriage.  Evidently they named another daughter "Christiana" and she married John H. McCausland of Fardiner at Farmingdale, Feb 17, 1860.  Probably a third daughter, Josephine, married Albert S Buswell of Hallowell at Farmingdale on Dec 30 1865.     

Children of NATHAN SWEETLAND and SARAH MAHONEY are:

                i.   CHRISTIANA8 SWEETLAND, b. July 19, 1835, Gardiner, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam); d. August 3, 1840, Gardiner, Maine (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   CHRISTIANA SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam), m. JOHN H MCCLAUSLAND, February 17, 1860 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   JOSEPHINE SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam), m. ALBERT S BUCWELL, December 30, 1865 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

Generation No. 8 

49.  CHARLES JOHNSON8 SWEETLAND (ALANSON7, JONAH6, JONATHAN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born 1822 in Triangle, Broome County, New York (Source: Mary Adams.), and died December 2, 1899 in Broome County, New York (Source: Mary Adams.).  He married POLLY YOUNG in New York.  She was born in New York, and died June 5, 1886 in New York. 

  • More About POLLY YOUNG:  6 children (Source: Mary Adams.)     

Child of CHARLES SWEETLAND and POLLY YOUNG is:

77.           i.   CHARLES EDWARD9 SWEETLAND, b. May 28, 1842, Triangle, Broome County, New York; d. July 1, 1923, Belvidere, Illinois. 

 

50.  AUSTIN AARON8 SWETLAND (HARMON7, AARON6, WILLIAM5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2 SWEETLAND, ISAAC1) was born June 3, 1832 in Freetown Cortland, Cortland County, New York (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland), and died November 29, 1899 in Harrison Valley, Pennsylvania (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).  He married SUSAN AGNES THOMAS December 23, 1860 (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland), daughter of BENJAMIN THOMAS and CATHERINE GORTON.  She was born October 28, 1836 (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland), and died January 6, 1892 in Harrison Valley, Pennsylvania (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland). 

Mulford, Julia, and Austin were school teachers in the old-time district schools of Potter County.  Austin received his teacher's certificate on November 25, 1857.  and got his first job contract on December 12, 1857.  This job was to teach at Harrison Valley, Pennsylvania, for a term of three months at a compensation of fifty and one half dollars. 

Austin Aaron Swetland was named after his two grandfathers; Austin Watrous and Aaron Swetland. 

Austin was a mechanic, worked first at the trade of cooper and later as blacksmith.  During the Civil War he and his brother Mulford, enlisted in the 189th Regiment, New York, where Austin attained the rank of corporal, which position, he often jocularly said was to wait on the men on guard duty.  Austin and Mulford were tent mates and were both present at the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox, a scene which he often described to his son Roger. 

When his son Roger was about 17, Austin's hard labor at the anvil had impaired his health and he moved to Coudersport, Pennsylvania, where for a few months he had an unsatisfactory partnership with a Dr. Mattison, but soon "bid off" one of the "Star Mail Routes", running each way daily, a stage between Coudersport and Westfield.  He later ran a similar route between Coudersport and Cross Fork, well down the present Jersey Shore Pike.  During this time he moved from Coudersport to Westfield, where he lived when his son met the girl, Carrie Thomas, who was later to become his wife.  The stage business did not prove very profitable and father soon sold it out and bought from Peter Leonard the combined Cheese factory, shingle mill and feed mill at Harrison Valley, which he later dubbed "the old ranch".   

After Austin moved back to Harrison Valley, he was elected Justice of the Peace and reelected till the time of his death.  He was also elected Treasurer of Potter County for one term, the most remunerative job he ever had. 

Civil War information:

  • Residence not listed, 32 years old

  • Enlisted 9/21/1864 at Corning, NY as a Private

  • On 10/3/1864 he mustered into "I" Co. NY 189th Infantry

  • He was Mustered Out on 5/30/1865 at Washington DC

  • Promotions: Corpl     

Child of AUSTIN SWETLAND and SUSAN THOMAS is:

78.           i.   ROGER W9 SWETLAND. 

 

51.  JOCK8 SWEETLAND (JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 18, 1800 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married ?.       

Children of JOCK SWEETLAND and ? are:

                i.   NAPOLEON E. B.9 SWEETLAND, b. April 29, 1828 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   JERVAM (?) SWEETLAND, b. October 27, 1830 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   SARAH M SWEETLAND, b. April 12, 1832 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   LYDIA A SWEETLAND, b. April 21, 1834 (Source: Emily Putnam).

                v.   HESTER A SWEETLAND, b. March 31, 1836 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               vi.   PRISCILLA SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).

              vii.   ALTANA (?) SWEETLAND, d. April 7, 1851 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

52.  LEVI8 SWEETLAND (JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born January 15, 1805 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 11, 1854 in Wallingford, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married BETSEY SARGENT HUBBARD September 27, 1827 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born March 20, 1809 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died July 5, 1896 in Wallingford, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of LEVI SWEETLAND and BETSEY HUBBARD are:

79.           i.   MARCELLUS LEVI9 SWEETLAND, b. October 10, 1828, Wallingford, Vermont; d. June 19, 1893, Weston, Vermont.

               ii.   HERBERT SWEETLAND, b. October 1834, Wallingford, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam); d. April 13, 1852, Wallingford, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   BETSEY SWEETLAND, b. May 31, 1840 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. March 24, 1912 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. PHILIP CONGDON (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

53.  LYMAN8 SWEETLAND (JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born April 23, 1813 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died December 18, 1861 in ? (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married EMILY JANE January 25, 1841.       

Child of LYMAN SWEETLAND and EMILY JANE is:

                i.   JOHN MCCLURE9 SWEETLAND, b. October 20, 1842 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

54.  BENJAMIN8 SWEETLAND (BENJAMIN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 9, 1801 in Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam), and died September 23, 1845 in Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married MARY ANN PUTNAM February 7, 1824 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Children of BENJAMIN SWEETLAND and MARY PUTNAM are:

                i.   CHILD1 (M OR F ?)9 SWEETLAND, b. Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. October 6, 1825 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   CHILD2 (M OR F ?) SWEETLAND, b. Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. October 28, 1827 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   CHILD3 (M OR F ?) SWEETLAND, b. December 1831, Marblehead, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam); d. September 27, 1832 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

55.  NELSON DURKEE8 SWEETLAND (BOWEN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born October 9, 1811 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died August 1, 1849 in Newark, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married HULDA LANING May 7, 1840 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born November 9, 1819 in Starkey, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 2, 1899 in Newark, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • More About NELSON DURKEE SWEETLAND:  Occupation: doctor 

  • More About HULDA LANING:  Hulda was a cousin of President Franklin Pierce     

Children of NELSON SWEETLAND and HULDA LANING are:

                i.   HELEN9 SWEETLAND, b. July 23, 1841, Northville, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam); d. July 29, 1841, Northville, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   NELSON LANING SWEETLAND, b. May 28, 1843, Newark, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam); m. (1) EMMA M WARNER, June 16, 1871, DeKalb, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam); m. (2) JENNI BRODIE, June 1, 1887, Cook, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • No children

  • Occupation: physician 

              iii.   ALBERT MONTGOMERY SWEETLAND, b. March 17, 1846, Newark, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam); d. April 2, 1926, Newark, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Never married

  • Occupation: State Attorney of Kendall County for 32 years 

               iv.   HULDAH ANNA SWEETLAND, b. December 5, 1849, Newark, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam); d. March 30, 1930, Newark, Illinois. 

  • Never married

  • Occupation: an artist of unusual talent 

 

56.  HARRISON WOOD8 SWEETLAND (BOWEN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 30, 1813 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died September 28, 1888 in Sandwich, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married HARRIET BRAINARD July 7, 1839 in LaSalle, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Children of HARRISON SWEETLAND and HARRIET BRAINARD are:

80.           i.   HARRIET9 SWEETLAND.

               ii.   HENRY A SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam), m. LUCINDA M UNDERWOOD, December 24, 1876, DeKalb, Illinois (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900). 

  • More About HENRY A SWEETLAND:  3 children 

              iii.   LEVI H SWEETLAND, b. Abt  1840, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam); d. Columbia Falls, Montana (Source: Emily Putnam). 

Census Info:

1920 Montana, Flathead Co. Columbia Twp, line 75 

               iv.   MARTHA SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam), m. P. EMMET CULVER, September 14, 1870, DeKalb, Illinois (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900 (http://www2.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/genealogy/marrsrch.html).

                v.   REUBEN C SWEETLAND, b. 1840, Millington, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam). 

Civil War information:

  • Residence Newmark Illinois (or Newark, Illinois)

  • Enlisted on 8/16/1861 as a Private

  • On 8/20/1861 he mustered into "F" Co IL 36th Infantry

  • He died on 7/28/1863 at Tullahoma, TN

  • Promotions:  Corpl

               vi.   CHARLES F SWEETLAND, b. May 21, 1840, Millington, Kendall, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam); m. HELEN A LEMORE, August 23, 1876, DeKalb, Illinois (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900). 

Civil War information:

  • Residence Aurora, IL

  • Enlisted on 9/9/1861 as a Private

  • On 9/12/1861 he mustered into "F" Co IL 36th Infantry

  • He was mustered out on 5/30/1865

  • He was listed as POW. 

  • 18 months a prisoner in Andersonville

              vii.   BETSY SWEETLAND, b. September 28, 1842, Millington, Kendall, Illinois (Source: IGI (International Genealogy Index from LDS Church).).

             viii.   AMANDA F SWEETLAND, b. May 28, 1856, Millington, Kendall, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

57.  WARREN MONGOMERY8 SWEETLAND (BOWEN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born November 18, 1819 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died January 22, 1902 in West Highland Park, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (1) MARTHA N PATTEN October 28, 1845 in DeKalb, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).    He married (2) ELIZABETH H WILCOX Aft. 1860 (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of JOSEPH WILCOX and RACHEL HOVEY.  She was born August 11, 1821 in Utica, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died February 21, 1901 in Highland Park, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of WARREN SWEETLAND and MARTHA PATTEN are:

                i.   LOUISE9 SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam), m. LESLIE B BRINKERHOFF (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   HELEN MARIE SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   DANA W SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Twin of Dale 

               iv.   DALE M SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam), m. HATTIE WARDEN (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Twin of Dana 

                v.   ELIZABETH SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).

               vi.   J ALICE SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of WARREN SWEETLAND and ELIZABETH WILCOX are:

81.         vii.   MARY LOUISE9 SWEETLAND, b. September 5, 1851, Syracuse, New York; d. January 28, 1921, Portland, Oregon.

             viii.   HELEN MARIE SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Never married 

82.         ix.   DANA WARREN SWEETLAND, d. March 6, 1912.

83.          x.   DALE M SWEETLAND, d. February 22, 1920.

              xi.   ELIZABETH SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam), m. WILLIAM CHESTER GARWOOD, March 8, 1920, Seattle, Washington (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • No children 

84.        xii.   "ALICE" JENNIE ALICE SWEETLAND, b. August 29, 1866; d. March 27, 1945. 

 

58.  JOHN BOWEN8 SWEETLAND (BOWEN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born September 19, 1822 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died February 18, 1892 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married EMILY TANNER 1853 (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of WILLIAM TANNER and POLLY AYLOR.  She was born Abt  1829 in New York (Source: 1860 Census.), and died September 6, 1896 (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.). 

  • More About JOHN BOWEN SWEETLAND:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

  • More About EMILY TANNER:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: David & Mary Bickford.) 

Occupation: Wagon Maker 

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 214 line 39

1860 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 60 line 20 

Notes for EMILY TANNER:

Census Info:

1860 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 60 line 20     

Children of JOHN SWEETLAND and EMILY TANNER are:

                i.   HATTIE M9 SWEETLAND, b. Abt  1854, New York (Source: 1860 Census.). 

Census Info:

1860 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 60 line 20 

               ii.   LEROY B SWEETLAND, b. Abt  1856, New York (Source: 1860 Census.). 

Census Info:

1860 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 60 line 20 

 

59.  BETSY MATILDA (OR MATILDA BETSEY)8 SWEETLAND (BOWEN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born February 25, 1825 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died December 18, 1885 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married (1) WILLIAM MOFFAT.    She married (2) ?.   

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 214 line 39

Children of BETSY SWEETLAND and WILLIAM MOFFAT are:

                i.   ELLA9 MOFFAT (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   HATTIE MOFFAT (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of BETSY SWEETLAND and ? are:

              iii.   MAY E9 ? (Source: Emily Putnam), m. ? MCMILLAN (Source: Emily Putnam).

85.          iv.   ?. 

 

60.  FREDERICK AUGUSTUS8 SWEETLAND (BOWEN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born December 23, 1827 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died September 29, 1919 in Wyoming, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (1) MARY E CASS October 15, 1853 in Cook, Illinois (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900.).    He married (2) EFFIE DELL HAVENHILL February 12, 1873 in LaSalle, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born November 3, 1851 in Newark, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam), and died April 1, 1914 in Wyoming, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of FREDERICK SWEETLAND and MARY CASS are:

                i.   CHARLES AUGUSTUS9 SWEETLAND, b. Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. ANNIE KEISER (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   CARRY LEWIS SWEETLAND, b. Indianapolis, Indiana (Source: Emily Putnam); d. 1890, Wyoming, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam); m. CLEM DILLON (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of FREDERICK SWEETLAND and EFFIE HAVENHILL are:

              iii.   BIRDIE ETHEL9 SWEETLAND, b. November 27, 1875, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam); d. August 1965, Illinois (Source: Social Security Death Index.); m. JOESPH SWANSON (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   LENA EFFIE SWEETLAND, b. Wyoming, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam); m. JONATHAN EDWARD TRACK, June 30, 1915 (Source: Emily Putnam).

                v.   MARTHA OCTAVIA SWEETLAND, b. Wyoming, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam); m. J WM GARSIDE (Source: Emily Putnam).

               vi.   NELSON ROSA-BELL SWEETLAND, b. Wyoming, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam); d. February 1920, Wyoming, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam); m. ? EVERSON. 

  • Occupation: Dr 

              vii.   HELEN LOUISE SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam), m. (1) LUCIUS LEMIEUX; m. (2) HARRY WHITAKER.

             viii.   EMMA WINIFRED SWEETLAND, b. Wyoming, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam); m. HARRY E RAKESTRAW, June 30, 1915 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              ix.   FREDERICK HAVENHILL SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam), m. LILLIAN MEESKE (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

61.  ANNA AMANDA8 SWEETLAND (BOWEN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 7, 1830 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died October 26, 1917 in Elmira, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married GEORGE WOOD TRUESDELL 1855 (Source: Emily Putnam).   

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 214 line 39     

Child of ANNA SWEETLAND and GEORGE TRUESDELL is:

                i.   LILLIAN9 TRUESDELL (Source: Emily Putnam), m. HERBERT M LOVELL (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

62.  JERVIS WAKELEE8 SWEETLAND (JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born January 2, 1813 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 13, 1898 in Anthony, Harper Co, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married CANDACE CARPENTER April 23, 1837 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of ABNER CARPENTER and ABIGAIL HUGHES.  She was born November 2, 1817 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 31, 1913 in Anthony, Harper Co, Kansas (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland). 

More About JERVIS WAKELEE SWEETLAND:  Burial: Anthony Cemetery, Anthony, Harper Co. , Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam.) 

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 34 line 8

1860 Michigan, Branch Co. Algansee Twp, household 1960 line 34

1880 Kansas, Harper Co. Anthony Twp, household 75 line 14 

The family lived on a farm three miles SE of Dryden near Hiles Lake in New York. 

Newspaper Clipping:  J.W. Sweetland - An Octogenarian Citizen of Anthony Died Sunday Evening 

Jervis Wakelee Sweetland was born January 2, 1813, in the town of Dryden, Tompkins county, New York.  Died March 13, 1898 in Anthony, Harper county, Kansas. 

Mr. Sweetland was married to Candace Carpenter on the 23rd day of April, 1837, in the town of Dryden, Tompkins county, New York, where they both had grown to manhood and womanhood, at the ages of 25 and 19 respectively.  They lived the early part of their married life in Dryden and then moved to Michigan to try their fortunes in what was then known as the New West.  From that state they moved to Illinois and remained until some of their children married and moved to Iowa, where Mr. and Mrs. Sweetland also went.  In 1878 they moved to Kansas, and finally to Anthony, where they have lived during the past eleven years.  There were born to them ten children, four of them died in early childhood.  The others: 

James M Sweetland, resident of the state of Washington.

Mary Ann, deceased wife of C.D. Bickford, this county.

William Albert Sweetland, resident of Medoc, Missouri.

Lydia Frances, wife of A.J. Weinheimer residing north of Anthony.

Sarah Amelia, wife of George Evans, residing west of Anthony.

Levi Aldrich Sweetland, youngest child, residing west of Anthony. 

J.W Sweetland had many warm friends in Anthony, and though he had been bedfast nearly all winter and was very old, they had hoped with the family that he would recover.  For years he has been nearly blind but his was a familiar figure on our streets and every one always had a pleasant word for the old gentleman.  He was strong in his likes and dislikes, but was a man of sterling integrity and always took an uncompromising position for what he considered right.  He hated cant and hypocrisy, and was never slow in plainly expressing his views upon such conditions.  Ala in all he was a good citizen and will be missed by our people.  The BULLETIN joins his many friends in sympathy to the aged widow and the sons and daughters. 

Notes for CANDACE CARPENTER:

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 34 line 8

1860 Michigan, Branch Co. Algansee Twp, household 1960 line 34

1880 Kansas, Harper Co. Anthony Twp, household 75 line 14

1900 Kansas, Harper Co. Anthony Twp, household 104 line 4

Living with daughter Sarah in 1900;  10 children born, 5 children living 

Candace fell and broke her hip in March of 1913. 

Newspaper Clipping:  SHE WAS A REMARKABLE WOMAN. 

Candace Carpenter Sweetland was born in Tompkins County, New York, November 2, 1817 and died at Anthony, Kansas, March 31, 1913 at the ripe age of 95 years, 4 months and 25 days. 

In the year 1836 she was united in marriage with Jervis W Sweetland and to the union ten children were born, four of whom survive her and were present in her last hours and at her death.  These are, William Albert Sweetland, of Joplin, Missouri, Lydia Frances Winehammer, of Harper, Kansas, Sarah Amelia Evans and Levi Aldrich Sweetland of Anthony, Kansas.  Mother Sweetland also leaves behind twenty-six grandchildren, forty-eight great grandchildren. 

Moving to Hillsdale, Michigan from her native state in the year 1856 and to Woodford county, Illinois in 1872, she came with her husband to Anthony in 1878.  Residing at Anthony and vicinity.  Mrs. Sweetland took up her residence with her children and with them the remaining days of life were passed. 

Converted in early life, Mrs. Sweetland united with the Methodist church in 1837 and she lived the consistent upright, peaceful life of a true Christian for seventy-six years.   

...this good woman were made pleasant and happy. 

She was with her children, and their children, and had all the comforts of good homes and the care of those who loved her.  So she lived patient, happy, unselfish, exemplifying the characteristics of a useful and well spent life. 

...from the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Evans, on Tuesday, April 1. Rev. John R Edwards conducted the service and the interment was at Forest Park Cemetery. 

(... are places the article did not get copied correctly).  

Marriage Notes for JERVIS SWEETLAND and CANDACE CARPENTER: 

The family lived in Dryden, New York until about 1854 when they moved to a farm near Harford, in Cleveland County (east of Tompkins Co) in New York. (Today this is Cortland Co).   There they lived for about a year when they moved to Michigan.  The parents along with James Montgomery, Mary Ann, Lydia Frances, Sarah Amelia, Levi Aldrich, and William Albert moved.  

The next spring, about 1856, the family moved to Hillsdale County, Michigan.   

About 1859, the family moved to Algansee in Branch Co, Michigan. 

In 1863 the family moved to Kinderhook, Michigan. 

The family moved to Panola, Woodford Co, Illinois in the fall of 1870.  In 1872, Candace & Jervis moved to Edwardsburg, Cass Co, Michigan.  Their son Albert & his wife Celestia moved into their home in Panola, Illinois.  In February 1875, Candace & Jervis moved to Franklin Twp, Green County, Iowa with their children Albert & Sarah. 

In 1878, Jervis & Candace Sweetland, Levi Sweetland, and George & Sarah Evans moved to Harper County, Kansas.  Around 1880, Jervis & Candace along with their son Levi, moved to Franklin Twp, Green Co, Iowa and lived on the corner of Albert's property. 

In 1884 & 1885, Jervis & Candace moved back to Harper County, Kansas where their daughters Lydia & Sarah were living.  Their son Albert & family, along with his brother Levi, moved to Lexington, Clark County, Kansas.     

Children of JERVIS SWEETLAND and CANDACE CARPENTER are:

86.           i.   JAMES MONTGOMERY9 SWEETLAND, b. April 13, 1839, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. February 28, 1911, Union City, Washington buried in Shelton Cemetery, Shelton, Mason Co, Washington.

               ii.   MALE SWEETLAND, b. January 2, 1841, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: LDS: IGI records); d. Bef. 1850, New York.

87.         iii.   MARY ANN SWEETLAND, b. March 31, 1842, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. August 15, 1882, Danville, Harper Co, Kansas.

88.          iv.   "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT SWEETLAND, b. May 12, 1845, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. December 20, 1939, Joplin, Jasper Co, Missouri.

89.           v.   LYDIA FRANCES SWEETLAND, b. January 12, 1848, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. December 7, 1935, Harper, Kansas.

90.          vi.   SARAH AMELIA SWEETLAND, b. September 9, 1850, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. October 27, 1943, Twin Falls, Idaho.

91.         vii.   LEVI ALDRICH SWEETLAND, b. June 17, 1853, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. July 18, 1937, Danville, Harper Co, Kansas.

             viii.   ABBIE HENRIETTA SWEETLAND, b. September 20, 1856, Camden, Hillsdale Co, Michigan or Reading, Michigan (Source: LDS: IGI records); d. October 1859, Algansee, Branch Co, Michigan (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland). 

              ix.   FRANK SWEETLAND, b. August 15, 1859, Camden, Hillsdale Co, Michigan (Source: LDS: IGI records); d. October 1859, Algansee, Branch Co, Michigan (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland). 

  • Twins Frank and Freddie Sweetland died at age 4 months. 

               x.   FREDERICK SWEETLAND, b. August 15, 1859, Camden, Hillsdale Co, Michigan (Source: LDS: IGI records); d. October 1859, Algansee, Branch Co, Michigan (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland). 

  • Twins Frank and Freddie Sweetland died at age 4 months. 

 

63.  SARAH SOPHRONIA8 SWEETLAND (JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born April 5, 1823 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died April 5, 1897 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married ANDREW HILES April 26, 1848 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He was born February 20, 1824 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 6, 1896 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • More About SARAH SOPHRONIA SWEETLAND:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

  • More About ANDREW HILES:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.) 

Census Info:

1880 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, page 59A 

Notes for ANDREW HILES:

Census Info:

1880 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, page 59A     

Children of SARAH SWEETLAND and ANDREW HILES are:

                i.   "DEWITT" H. DEWITT9 HILES, b. January 14, 1851, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. February 19, 1925, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; m. LIBBIE JAYNES, March 11, 1869 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • More About "DEWITT" H. DEWITT HILES:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York 

Census Info:

1880 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, page 59A 

               ii.   FRANCES AMELIA HILES, b. August 9, 1854, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam). 

Census Info:

1880 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, page 59A 

 

64.  LAFAYETTE8 SWEETLAND (JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born January 13, 1824 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: LDS: IGI records; Emily Putnam), and died April 7, 1899 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married LYDIA GRISWOLD March 7, 1848 (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of DANIEL B GRISWOLD.  She was born June 22, 1825 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died February 26, 1914 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • More About LAFAYETTE SWEETLAND:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

  • More About LYDIA GRISWOLD:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 32 line 41

1860 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 638 line 21 

Emily Putnam has LaFayette's date of birth as 1-13-1826.  The History of Griswold family gives the birth as 1824.  Gravestone also gives his dates as 1824-1899.  The census records also confirm the 1824 dates. 

Notes for LYDIA GRISWOLD:

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 32 line 41

1860 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 638 line 21     

Children of LAFAYETTE SWEETLAND and LYDIA GRISWOLD are:

92.           i.   MORRIS F9 SWEETLAND, b. December 5, 1853, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. April 3, 1923, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York.

93.          ii.   FANNIE MARGARET SWEETLAND, b. December 18, 1854, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. February 8, 1921, Phoenix, Arizona (buried in Dryden NY ???).

94.         iii.   WILLIAM ORRIS SWEETLAND, b. July 19, 1858, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. McLean, New York. 

 

65.  AUGUSTUS CRARY8 SWEETLAND (JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born April 23, 1828 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died December 31, 1906 in Cassopolis, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married LYDIA TANNER March 6, 1853 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born September 7, 1834 in Harford, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died June 6, 1911 in Cassopolis, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam). 

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 33 line 1     

Child of AUGUSTUS SWEETLAND and LYDIA TANNER is:

                i.   MARY ELLEN9 SWEETLAND, b. January 11, 1857, Harford, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. WILLIAM H VOGLE.

Census Info:

1870 Michigan, Cass Co. Ontwa Twp, household 129 line 3

Living with Aunt "Emily" Eveline Aldrich in 1870 

 

66.  GEORGE JAMES8 SWEETLAND, SR. (JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born March 7, 1830 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died April 17, 1917 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married HANNAH LUGENIA MARSH March 6, 1859 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born October 10, 1839 in Harford, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died September 7, 1895 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • More About GEORGE JAMES SWEETLAND, SR.:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

  • More About HANNAH LUGENIA MARSH:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.) 

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 33 line 1

1860 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 637 line 17

1880 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, page 65A

 

Newspaper Clipping ---   OBITUARY - George J Sweetland - Oldest Member of Masonic and Old Fellows Lodges Died Last Night 

George J Sweetland died at 7:20 Tuesday night in his home in Pleasant Street, Dryden, aged 87 years, 1 month, and 10 days. 

The funeral will be held at the house at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon and interment will be at Green Hills with Masons and Odd Fellows in attendance. 

Mr. Sweetland's health was not good for several years past but he was possessed of a rugged constitution and attended to a great deal of work around the place.  A week before his death while busy at the barn he fell and fractured one hip. 

He was born in the Bradshaw house, east of Dryden, now owned by his son, E.R. Sweetland, on March 7, 1830; his parents were James and Frances Wakelee Sweetland, early settlers in this town.  His father was a native of Vermont, and his mother of Herkimer county.  He was the last of a family of eight children.  On March 6, 1859, he married Hannah Marsh of Harford; Mrs. Sweetland died September 7, 1895.  Mr. Sweetland leaves three sons, Monroe M Sweetland of Ithaca, Dr George J Sweetland of Constantine, Michigan, and E.R. Sweetland of Dryden; and two daughters, Mrs. J.D. Ross and Miss Libbie Sweetland of Dryden.  Another son, Dr John Sweetland, died a year ago. 

Mr. Sweetland was the oldest member of Dryden Lodge, No. 472, F. & A.M., having been made a Master Mason in 1860, the year following the organization of the lodge.  His father, James Sweetland, was a Mason and a member of the old lodge that existed from 1815 until 1830 and held its meetings in the Bradshaw house. 

Mr. Sweetland was also the oldest member of Dryden Lodge of Odd Fellows of which he was a charter member. 

Notes for HANNAH LUGENIA MARSH:

Census Info:

1860 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 637 line 17

1880 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, page 65A     

Children of GEORGE SWEETLAND and HANNAH MARSH are:

                i.   MONROE MARSH9 SWEETLAND, b. August 14, 1860, Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. February 12, 1944, Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. GEORGIA SMITH, July 17, 1901 (Source: Emily Putnam); b. April 19, 1858, Trumansburg, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. May 24, 1929, Ithaca, New York (Source: Emily Putnam). 

Census Info:

1880 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, page 65A 

Inscription of Grave Stone of Monroe Marsh Sweetland in Dryden New York-----  

MONROE MARSH SWEETLAND, born in Dryden, son of George and Hannah Marsh Sweetland, was County Clerk, Recorder, City Judge, County Judge, Surrogate, United States Commissioner, Graduate of Union College, Albany Law School and Cornell University.  Founder of Delta Chi College Fraternity.  Member of the American and New York Bar Association, Methodist Church, Masonic, Odd Fellow, Grange and other Fraternities, a supporter of the Constitution of the United States, a believer in the Christian Religion and that the noblest motive is the public good. 

(This inscription on the back of the immense granite monument, with the usual inscription on the front.) 

From the Internet:  Monroe Marsh Sweetland  born: 14 August 1860 died: 12 February 1944 

The son of George James Sweetland and Hannah Lugenia (Marsh) Sweetland, Monroe Marsh Sweetland was born 14 August 1860 in Dryden, New York.  He received the B.A. degree from Union College (1885), the LL.B. degree from Albany Law School (1886), and the LL.M. from Connell University in 1890. 

Sweetland, who as a Delta Tau Delta, was interested in fraternal work and ritual.  Like Crandall, he claimed credit for originating the idea for the organization that would become Delta Chi.  He also claimed sole credit for the design of the badge and for selecting the name "Delta Chi" because he liked the way the two words sounded together. 

Along with Founders Gorham, Stillman, Barnes, Cranddall, and Potter, Sweetland was present on the 13th day of October 1890 for the official chartering of the fraternity. 

Sweetland spent his professional career in Ithaca.  He held various elected and appointed positions including city judge of Ithaca and county judge of Tompkins county.  In the 1917 election, in recognition of his efforts to streamline court procedure, he received more than one-thousand write-in votes, without campaigning, for a seat on the New York state Supreme Court. 

In 1901, Sweetland married Georgia Smith of Ithaca.  She died in 1929.  They had no children.  In politics Sweetland was a Democrat who frequently gained endorsement of the Prohibition Party.  Other organizations which he joined included the Odd Fellows, the Grange, the Masons, and the Knights Templar.  He also belonged to the Methodist Church. 

Sweetland was one of a few of the founders who stayed in contact with the fraternity.  He was frequently a guest of the Mother Chapter, speaking at initiation and Founder's Day events. 

During the debate over law vs. general membership, Sweetland supported the general side.  "It was my idea not to restrict membership entirely to law men, He stated in an interview in the Quarterly. 

At the 1940 Convention, Sweetland originated the "hand shake across the country" to pass the greetings of the Founding Fathers to future generation of Delta Chi.  This custom has continued into the present at banquets, regional conferences, and international conventions. 

Aged eighty-three years, Sweetland died 12 February 1944 in Ithaca and was buried nearby.  During the 1990 centennial convention held in Syracuse and Ithaca, many of those attending visited Sweetland's grave and placed a wreath of white carnations there. 

More About MONROE MARSH SWEETLAND:

  • Founder of Delta Chi Fraternity

  • No children

  • Occupation: Lawyer & Judge

95.          ii.   JOHN JAMES SWEETLAND, b. December 28, 1863, Dryden, New York; d. March 7, 1916, Constantine, Michigan.

96.         iii.   ALICE BELL SWEETLAND, b. July 11, 1866, Dryden, New York.

               iv.   LIBBIE JAYNE SWEETLAND, b. March 28, 1869, Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. December 15, 1958, Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • More About LIBBIE JAYNE SWEETLAND:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

Census Info:

1880 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, page 65A

 Pamphlet -- For School Commissioner --  Vote for Libbie J Sweetland 

Miss Libbie J Sweetland, the Prohibition and Democratic candidate for School Commissioner district of Tompkins county, comprising the towns of Caroline, Dryden, Groton and Lansing has served with much success  the present term and has displayed great ability as an educator and remarkable fitness for the office. 

She was born in the town of Dryden, where her ancestors have been devoted to all public interests of the town for a century past.  Yet Miss Sweetland is the first of her family to hold any public office in any of the four towns comprising the district. 

She was educated in the district schools, the Dryden high school, the Cortland normal and Cornell university, always holding a high scholarship.  She first taught in the district school in her home district, next for two years at Freeville, then for two years in the State of Michigan, and thereafter for two years in Moravia high school, from which school she went to the Dryden high school. 

She was on her fifth year as a teacher in that school when she was elected school commissioner.  In addition to her normal and other diplomas she has a Michigan state certificate.  She is a member of the State science teacher's association, the National educational association and a constant contributor to the principal educational publications of the day. 

Miss Sweetland has recently published an annotated edition of Alice Caray's poems which have been introduced into many schools and has been very favorably received.  She has other educational works in preparation. 

Miss Sweetland is active in church and charitable work and while she has always performed her duties in season and with painstaking fidelity she has kept fully abreast of the educational and scientific movements of the day.  Her botanical collection is probably the largest individual collection of the sort in the country and includes many rare specimens. 

As a teacher Miss Sweetland was noted for her ability to get a remarkably large amount of educational work from her pupils and to interest them in their studies so that they came willingly to school and preserved the best of deportment.  To a large degree she has influenced in a similar manner the pupils of the district, who regard Miss Sweetland as their friend. 

It is rare that so excellent a candidate in every respect is placed on any ticket.  It is the custom to give at least tow terms to the officers in Tompkins county and Miss Sweetland has well earned a reelection. 

A prominent Dryden citizen says: "When we consider the intelligence of the district which she represents, her fitness and natural qualifications for the office as well as the splendid record she has made as a teacher, educator, and citizen there can be no doubt of her election." 

All who are interested in our school should vote for Libbie J Sweetland. 

97.           v.   GEORGE JAMES SWEETLAND, JR., b. August 5, 1872, Dryden, New York; d. March 29, 1954, Constantine, Michigan.

98.          vi.   EDWIN REGUR SWEETLAND, SR., b. January 10, 1875, Dryden, New York; d. October 21, 1951, Dryden, New York. 

 

67.  "WALLACE" WILLIAM WALLACE8 SWEETLAND (JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born June 30, 1832 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died January 17, 1916 in Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married MENORA VAN CAMP February 1, 1854 in Versailles, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born February 10, 1836 in Evans Center, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died November 2, 1925 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 33 line 1

1870 Michigan, Cass Co. Ontwa Twp, household 115 line 16 

Wallace lived near Lincoln, Alcona Co, Michigan (about 1869) on a lumber mill. 

Newspaper Clipping ---         WALLACE W SWEETLAND 

Wallace W Sweetland died January 17th at his home at Angola, N.Y.  He was born in the town of Dryden, July 1, 1832, and was a son of James Sweetland, one of the pioneers of Dryden.  He leaves one brother , George J Sweetland, of Dryden, his wife, and two sons, James Sweetland and Dr Frank Sweetland, of Angola. 

Mr. Sweetland was a Civil War veteran, having served in a Michigan regiment.  Nearly all his life he resided in Michigan; during the past few years his home has been at Angola. 

More About "WALLACE" WILLIAM WALLACE SWEETLAND:  Civil War - pension number SC951-481 

Notes for MENORA VAN CAMP:

Census Info:

1870 Michigan, Cass Co. Ontwa Twp, household 115 line 16     

Children of "WALLACE" SWEETLAND and MENORA VAN CAMP are:

99.           i.   FRANK WESLEY9 SWEETLAND, b. July 1, 1855, Dryden, New York; d. Angola, New York.

               ii.   FRED WAKELEE SWEETLAND, b. August 24, 1856, Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. March 25, 1888, Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. LILLIAN BELLE OATMAN, February 24, 1887 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

Census Info:

1870 Michigan, Cass Co. Ontwa Twp, household 115 line 16 

              iii.   JAMES SWEETLAND, b. November 25, 1867, Edwardsburg, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam); d. February 18, 1936, Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam). 

Census Info:

1870 Michigan, Cass Co. Ontwa Twp, household 115 line 16 

 

68.  JOHN BOWEN8 SWEETLAND (JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 5, 1834 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died February 19, 1899 in Edwardsburg, Cass Co., Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married FRANCES E BACON February 19, 1868 (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of ? and ?.  She was born Abt  1850 in Michigan, and died March 25, 1933 in Portland, Oregon (Source: Emily Putnam). 

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 33 line 1

1870 Michigan, Cass Co. Ontwa Twp, household 133 line 27

About 1870, John was living in Edwardsburg, Cass Co, Michigan.

1880 Michigan, Cass Co. Edwardsburg, household 73 line 7 

 

Newspaper Clipping:  Dr. Sweetland Dead - Passed Away Sunday Morning After a Brief Illness 

It is the painful duty of the writer to announce the death of Dr John B Sweetland, editor and publisher of the ARGUS, which occurred on Sunday morning, Feb. 19th, 1899, at his pleasant home in this village.  He was in the 64th year of his age.  There are moments in the experience of us all when we cannot convey to other hearts the emotions of our own.  To me such a moment is the present.  Nearly twenty years ago I entered his employ, and from that moment until I saw the flickering lamp of life go out, our friendship remained unbroken. 

John B. Sweetland was born in Dryden township, Tompkins Co., N.Y., July 4th, 1834, his parents being James and Frances Sweetland.  His father died on the old homestead in 1862, and his mother passed away in this village in 1863.  After receiving a common school education, he taught school for a few terms and then entered Central N.Y. College to fit himself for the study of medicine.  In 1859 he entered the medical department of the University of Buffalo and graduated with honor in 1861.  In the same year he drove from his native state to Michigan, and in 1862 he enlisted in Co. M, the Michigan Calvary, as a private.  About a year later he was made a surgeon in the regular army an sent to Louisville, where he had charge of a ward until the close of the war, when he came to Edwardsburg, where he has since been actively and successfully engaged in the practice of his profession. 

On the 10th of February, 1868, he was married to Frances E Bacon, and died on the 31st anniversary of their wedding.  This happy union was blessed by the birth of four children - Jennie, LeRoy, Eva and John.  The latter died when but eight years of age.  Dr. was greatly beloved by his family, and was returned the affection with the full strength of his strong nature.  Besides his estimable wife and three children, he leaves four brothers - Fayette and George J, of Dryden, N.Y.; A.C, of Grand Junction, Michigan, and W.W. of this place. 

In the fall of 1874, he was elected to the legislature on the Republican ticket and performed the duties in a conscientious manner. 

Having for many years viewed the licensed liquor traffic as a great wrong, totally at variance with all the principles of good government, he became a Prohibitionist, and through the columns of the ARGUS, in party conventions and deliberative assemblies he has denounced this institution with a force and eloquence that showed him to be a writer and speaker of more than ordinary power.  While he sometimes ran counter to the prejudices and passions of others on political and religious questions, yet the sorrow manifested on all sides at his sudden taking off fully demonstrates his popularity and the strong faith of all in the integrity of his action and the purity of his purpose.  He was always ready to defend his views, never shrinking from any service required by his fidelity to duty.  He was an honest and truthful man in public and private life; his word was sacred.  His heart and his hand were always open to sympathize with and relieve the needy, and no case of suffering or distress ever appealed to him in vain, and many are the people in this vicinity who have ample cause to hold him in grateful remembrance.  While at times he may have appeared severe, yet at heart he was eminently kind, generous and forgiving.  Though tenacious in adhering to his own views, he had a great respect for the honest opinions of others, although they differed from him.  But he has gone; peace be to his ashes.  Let us imitate his virtues and cherish his memory. 

The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, at the house, and were conducted by Ontwa Lodge, No. 49, I, O.O. 

  • Civil War

  • Occupation: Physician & Surgeon

Notes for FRANCES E BACON:

Census Info:

1870 Michigan, Cass Co. Ontwa Twp, household 133 line 27

1880 Michigan, Cass Co. Edwardsburg, household 73 line 7     

Children of JOHN SWEETLAND and FRANCES BACON are:

                i.   JENNY9 SWEETLAND, b. Abt  1870, Michigan. 

Census Info:

1870 Michigan, Cass Co. Ontwa Twp, household 133 line 27 (age 7/12 in this census)

1880 Michigan, Cass Co. Edwardsburg, household 73 line 7 

               ii.   LEROY B SWEETLAND, b. Abt  1872, Michigan. 

Census Info:

1880 Michigan, Cass Co. Edwardsburg, household 73 line 7 

              iii.   "EVA" EVELYN SWEETLAND, b. Abt  1876, Michigan; m. ? SLUSSER.

 Census Info:

1880 Michigan, Cass Co. Edwardsburg, household 73 line 7

                iv.   JOHN SWEETLAND, b. Aft. 1880. 

  • More About JOHN SWEETLAND:  Died at 8 years old (Source: Emily Putnam)

 

69.  GEORGE8 SWEETLAND, JR. (GEORGE7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 13, 1823 in Evans Center, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died January 24, 1898 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (1) EMMA JANE SALISBURY 1849 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born October 24, 1826 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 29, 1857 in East Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (2) HARRIET ABBOTT May 4, 1858 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born June 15, 1822 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

Part of the information for this family was found in "Descendants of George Abbott" Boston, 1906.     

Children of GEORGE SWEETLAND and EMMA SALISBURY are:

                i.   ABBIE ANN9 SWEETLAND, b. March 20, 1850, East Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. November 10, 1853 (Source: Emily Putnam).

100.         ii.   GEORGE L SWEETLAND, b. August 5, 1855, East Evans, New York; d. November 7, 1931.     

Child of GEORGE SWEETLAND and HARRIET ABBOTT is:

101.        iii.   THADDEUS C9 SWEETLAND, b. November 20, 1859, East Evans, New York; d. April 10, 1890. 

 

70.  BETSEY M8 SWEETLAND (GEORGE7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born September 7, 1827 in Evans Center, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died February 26, 1905 in Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married ORANGE JAMES DIBBLE May 20, 1849 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He was born 1820 in Evans Center, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died July 30, 1889 in Buffalo, New York and buried in Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of BETSEY SWEETLAND and ORANGE DIBBLE are:

                i.   LEROY SWEETLAND9 DIBBLE, b. April 9, 1849, Evans Center, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. December 26, 1872, Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Never married 

               ii.   CLARA MARIE DIBBLE, b. May 8, 1852, Evans Center, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. 1930, Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. HARRISON H BUNDY (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   IDA MAY DIBBLE, b. August 21, 1854, Evans Center, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. April 12, 1936, Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Never married

  • Occupation: Owned and ran a notionís store (with sister Abbie) 

               iv.   ELIZA JANE DIBBLE, b. July 30, 1856, Evans Center, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. October 1, 1927, Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Never married

  • Occupation: teacher 

                v.   ABBIE SWEETLAND DIBBLE, b. August 21, 1858, Evans Center, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. HOWARD JEROME STEWARD, December 29, 1885 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Occupation: Owned and ran a notionís store (with sister Ida) 

102.        vi.   ORANGE HEZEKIAH DIBBLE, b. February 14, 1861, Evans, New York; d. December 6, 1894, Evans, New York. 

 

71.  ALBERT8 SWEETLAND (GEORGE7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born March 21, 1830 in Evans Center, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died 1903 in Angola, New York ?.  He married CORDELIA HELEN MORSTMAN June 27, 1860 in Evans Center, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born 1840 (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of ALBERT SWEETLAND and CORDELIA MORSTMAN are:

                i.   LEROY9 SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam). 

  • Never married 

               ii.   ABBIE SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam), m. DELBERT BARTHOLOMEW.

  • No children 

 

72.  DELOSS8 SWEETLAND (GEORGE7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born December 24, 1834 in Evans Center, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died October 19, 1914 in Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married JUSTINA MOORE December 26, 1859 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born January 27, 1834 in Hamburg, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of DELOSS SWEETLAND and JUSTINA MOORE are:

103.          i.   CHARLES DELOSS9 SWEETLAND, b. January 9, 1861, East Evans, New York; d. Angola, New York.

               ii.   LIZZIE J SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

73.  EDWIN8 SWEETLAND (RUFUS7, BOWEN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born March 22, 1813 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married PHILINDA DAVIS November 28, 1844 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Child of EDWIN SWEETLAND and PHILINDA DAVIS is:

                i.   MALE9 SWEETLAND, b. November 21, 1846 (Source: IGI (International Genealogy Index from LDS Church).). 

 

74.  EDWARD A8 SWEETLAND (NELSON BROWN7, OLIVER6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1)  He married MARGARET WADE.       

Children of EDWARD SWEETLAND and MARGARET WADE are:

                i.   GEORGE9 SWEETLAND, m. ELLA REYNOLDS (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   SARAH SWEETLAND, d. infancy.

              iii.   MARTHA SWEETLAND, d. infancy.

               iv.   WILLIAM SWEETLAND, m. PHOEBE (Source: Emily Putnam).

                v.   EDWARD SWEETLAND, m. MAE ? (Source: Emily Putnam).

               vi.   HENRY SWEETLAND, m. HATTIE (Source: Emily Putnam).

              vii.   JOHN SWEETLAND, b. 1870 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. infancy.

104.      viii.   CHARLES C SWEETLAND, b. August 7, 1872.

              ix.   ANNA SWEETLAND, b. 1877 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. ORVA COOK (Source: Emily Putnam).

               x.   MARGARET SWEETLAND, b. 1880 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. W RILEY MCKOWN (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

75.  ALBERT C8 SWEETLAND (ALBERT DAY7, OLIVER6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born  (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married SUSAN POTTER RALPH August 26, 1862 in Providence, Rhode Island (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Children of ALBERT SWEETLAND and SUSAN RALPH are:

                i.   LEON9 SWEETLAND, b. 1871 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. 1899, Abbotts Run near Attleborough Mass, buried in Paine Cemetery (Source: Emily Putnam).

105.         ii.   LOUIS IRVING SWEETLAND, SR., b. 1874. 

 

76.  SAMUEL8 SWEETLAND (ALBERT DAY7, OLIVER6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born November 21, 1844 in Attleborough, Massachusetts (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of SAMUEL SWEETLAND are:

                i.   ROBERT9 SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   MARY SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   JENNY SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam), m. HOWARD (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   EMMA SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam), m. ? SHEA (Source: Emily Putnam).

                v.   IDA SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).   

 

Generation No. 9

77.  CHARLES EDWARD9 SWEETLAND (CHARLES JOHNSON8, ALANSON7, JONAH6, JONATHAN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 28, 1842 in Triangle, Broome County, New York (Source: Mary Adams.), and died July 1, 1923 in Belvidere, Illinois (Source: Mary Adams.).  He married MARY VIOLA BROWN in New York.  She was born March 23, 1844 in New York (Source: Mary Adams.), and died February 11, 1938 in Belvidere, Illinois (Source: Mary Adams.).     

Children of CHARLES SWEETLAND and MARY BROWN are:

                i.   VIETTA10 SWEETLAND, b. September 18, 1863; m. MIRON JACOBS, March 5, 1882, McHenry, Illinois (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900 (http://www2.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/genealogy/marrsrch.html).).

106.         ii.   LEON EDWARD SWEETLAND, b. July 26, 1865, Triangle, Broome County, New York; d. Illinois.

              iii.   "ODE" ORION SWEETLAND, b. April 10, 1867.

               iv.   ERMINNIE SWEETLAND, b. July 18, 1869.

                v.   "MINNIE" NELLIE ERMINNIE SWEETLAND, b. April 26, 1871; m. EVERETT E MCBROOM, December 25, 1889, McHenry, Illinois (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900 (http://www2.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/genealogy/marrsrch.html).).

107.        vi.   CHARLES GERALD SWEETLAND, b. September 7, 1873; d. 1956.

              vii.   PARLEY SWEETLAND, b. March 21, 1876.

108.      viii.   JAMES BROWN SWEETLAND, b. June 11, 1878, Broome Co, New York.

              ix.   VERNE SWEETLAND, b. October 9, 1880.

               x.   "DORA" DORIS SWEETLAND, b. April 2, 1883.

              xi.   CARL RAYMOND SWEETLAND, b. August 20, 1885; d. January 1962, New York.

             xii.   MACON MOORE SWEETLAND, b. August 12, 1887.

            xiii.   HUGH SWEETLAND, b. January 19, 1890. 

 

78.  ROGER W9 SWETLAND (AUSTIN AARON8, HARMON7, AARON6, WILLIAM5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2 SWEETLAND, ISAAC1) was born  (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).  He married CARRIE THOMAS.   was born  (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland).     

Child of ROGER SWETLAND and CARRIE THOMAS is:

                i.   MARK WALLACE10 SWETLAND, b. Harrison Valley, Pennsylvania (Source: Genealogy by Roger W Swetland). 

 

79.  MARCELLUS LEVI9 SWEETLAND (LEVI8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born October 10, 1828 in Wallingford, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam), and died June 19, 1893 in Weston, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married MARTHA BURTON April 12, 1849 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born March 20, 1831 in Andover, Maryland (Source: Emily Putnam), and died June 6, 1896 in Weston, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of MARCELLUS SWEETLAND and MARTHA BURTON are:

                i.   FLORENCE MARTHA10 SWEETLAND, b. June 2, 1852, Weston, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam); d. March 29, 1892, Weston, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam); m. GEORGE CONE.

109.         ii.   HARRY MARCELLIUS SWEETLAND, b. August 10, 1856, Weston, Vermont.

              iii.   MAUD NETTIE SWEETLAND, b. December 2, 1868, Weston Twp, Windsor County, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam); d. December 30, 1903, Weston, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam); m. GEORGE CONE. 

 

80.  HARRIET9 SWEETLAND (HARRISON WOOD8, BOWEN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born  (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of HARRIET SWEETLAND are:

                i.   HORATIA10 SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   BETSY SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

81.  MARY LOUISE9 SWEETLAND (WARREN MONGOMERY8, BOWEN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born September 5, 1851 in Syracuse, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died January 28, 1921 in Portland, Oregon (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married LESLIE BRINCKERHOFF September 10, 1873 in Newark, Kendall, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam), son of WALTER BRINCKERHOFF and ADELINE WASHBURN.   

  • Mary and Leslie Brinckerhoff lived in Onarga, Illinois; Chicago, Kenilworth, Illinois; Atchison, Kansas; and Seattle, Washington.  After Leslie died, Mary moved to Portland, Oregon to be with her children.     

Children of MARY SWEETLAND and LESLIE BRINCKERHOFF are:

110.          i.   ARTHUR GAY10 BRINCKERHOFF, b. May 27, 1878; d. May 1928.

111.          ii.   DANA GILBERT BRINCKERHOFF, b. August 14, 1887. 

 

82.  DANA WARREN9 SWEETLAND (WARREN MONGOMERY8, BOWEN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born  (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 6, 1912 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married SADIE WICKER.   was born  (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Child of DANA SWEETLAND and SADIE WICKER is:

                i.   DANA10 SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

83.  DALE M9 SWEETLAND (WARREN MONGOMERY8, BOWEN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born  (Source: Emily Putnam), and died February 22, 1920 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married HATTIE WARDEN February 1, 1886 in Lake, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Child of DALE SWEETLAND and HATTIE WARDEN is:

                i.   MELVIN10 SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

84.  "ALICE" JENNIE ALICE9 SWEETLAND (WARREN MONGOMERY8, BOWEN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born August 29, 1866 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 27, 1945 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married HARRIE LIVINGSTON REQUA September 5, 1892 in Highland Park, Lake, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Child of "ALICE" SWEETLAND and HARRIE REQUA is:

                i.   FREDERICK LIVINGSTON10 REQUA, b. December 23, 1894 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. October 1969, San Francisco, California (Source: Social Security Death Index.). 

 

85.  ?9 (BETSY MATILDA (OR MATILDA BETSEY)8 SWEETLAND, BOWEN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born  (Source: Emily Putnam).     

Children of ? are:

                i.   RUTH10 ? (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   ELIZABETH ? (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   CLAIRE ? (Source: Emily Putnam).

86.  JAMES MONTGOMERY9 SWEETLAND (JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born April 13, 1839 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died February 28, 1911 in Union City, Washington buried in Shelton Cemetery, Shelton, Mason Co, Washington (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (1) ANNETTE NICHOLS August 20, 1862 in Michigan (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland; Emily Putnam), daughter of JOHN NICHOLS and ASCENITH EDMONDS.  She was born July 2, 1845 in Quincy, Branch Co. ,Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam), and died July 9, 1919 in Ludington, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (2) MAGGIE LEWISTON Bef. 1891 (Source: Gladys Tillotson.).   

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 34 line 8

1860 Michigan, Branch Co. Algansee Twp, household 1960 line 34 

When the Civil War began, James joined the 4th Michigan Cavalry, Company M. He was gone almost a year but was crippled and returned home. 

About 1869, James lived in the northern part of Michigan at a lumber camp about 8 miles from Lincoln, Alcona Co, Michigan with his wife Annette and 3 children. 

In 1880, James was living in Sweetland, Michigan.  This town was named in Jamesís honor.  James and Albert both fathered twins.  James was running a saw mill in Sweetland, Michigan. 

James lived in Washington in 1909.  He was living alone at this time. 

Newspaper Clipping-- 

James Sweetland, a pioneer of the Canal region, met a horrible death Tuesday morning, being blown to fragments by the explosion of blasting powder.  Just how the accident occurred will never be known, but three boxes of powder owned by the county and stored in Sweetland's chicken house, on his ranch at the mouth of the Skokomish river, exploded while the owner was caring for his poultry.  A fisherman named Ed McKay, who was stopping at the Sweetland ranch, was getting breakfast when the blast shattered the windows of the cottage and inflicted minor injuries on McKay.  Regaining saw nothing but the fragments of the scattered lumber, and on closer inspection fragments of its shattered owner.  Neighbors attracted by the explosion came and guarded the surroundings until Undertaker Willey arrived from Shelton and gathered up all that he could find of Sweetland, the largest section being from one thigh and about twelve inches long.  It is surmised that the unfortunate man was moving the powder when in some manner, either from sparks from his pipe or by concussion, it was exploded. 

Deceased was a veteran of the civil war and aged about 73 years.  He was a widower and had been twice married, having a daughter living at Snohomish in this state.  Although once a prominent lumberman in Michigan, but was unfortunate and came to this county to start anew.  He took up logging work with Ed Simpson on Hood's Canal about twenty-five years ago and has ever since made his home near Union City, living from his pension and the proceeds of his chicken ranch.  He was a staunch Republican and always took a lively interest in party affairs.  He was a good citizen, well liked by those among whom he lived, and his shocking death is generally regretted.  The funeral will be held from the chapel Friday at 10AM by request of Mrs. Hexstrom of Everett.

 

---Article by Darrell A Lowe, 4911 127th Pl SE, Bellevue, WA 98006---  James Montgomery Sweetland     Born  13 April 1839, Dryden NY     Died  28 February 1911, Union City WA 

I first noticed James Sweetland in a list of Sweetland ancestors passed down to me by my parents.  The list had been compiled by Leon Sweetland and was retyped by my mother to update with current family additions.  Actually it was his burial place that caught my attention, Union City WA.  This is the current day Union WA and is only 6 miles from where we purchased, in 1981, a vacation cabin on the Hood Canal.  The list only had birth and death dates with no details but the geographic location was intriguing.  Why had he come so far from his family and what brought him to this region.  I was also a long way from my roots in Kansas and wondered at the coincidence that had brought us to Union. 

The first bit of insight into James came from my grandmother Laura Lowe's account of her life with my grandfather.  In it she mentioned a visit to a fair in Seattle by Anderson my grandfather and a side trip to Union City to visit Uncle James.  This occurred in the summer of 1908.  This was the extent of the information I had in the papers from my folks.  In 1991 I was given a copy of the "Life Story of William Albert Sweetland"  This was Jamesís brother and I eagerly read the account to see what was included about James. 

James was 6 years older than William.  He is mentioned as a part of the family as they moved to Michigan about 1854.  James joined the 4th Michigan Cavalry, Company M at the start of the Civil War.  He was gone almost a year.  He came home crippled and unable to go back.  James was married in 1862.  About 1869 William went to live with James, Annette and their three children in a lumber camp in upper Michigan 8 miles from Lincoln.  William stayed with them for 2 years before returning to Kinderhook in lower Michigan.  James was running a lumber mill during this time. 

In 1880 William and his family were living near Jefferson IA and went to visit James.  James was living with his family in Sweetland Michigan.  The town was located 200 miles from the port of Ludington MI, and had been named for James.  Sweetland doesn't show up on the current Michigan road map but based on the mileage must have been located in Mason County, Michigan.  It was noted that both William and James were the fathers of twins and that during the 3 week visit they had the twins picture taken.  James at this time was running a saw mill. 

The next mention of James in the William Albert Sweetland narrative is the 1908 visit to the Seattle fair and subsequent visit to James in Union City which was also mentioned in my grandfathers story.  29 years had past since they had seen one another.  James did not recognize William at first and then thought he was Levi.  James was living alone about 2 miles from Union City.  He had a dog, 300 hens, a fine garden and a comfortable house.  He showed the visitors a cherry tree that was nine feet in circumference located about 2 miles from his house.  They went with him to Sheldon to see if James could sell his beans at a canning factory there.  William stayed and visited with James for 2 weeks before he continued his trip.  What had happened to James in those 29 years?  No other details were given. 

Livonia and I went to Shelton in July of '91 to research James.  We found several references to him in the early histories and entries in the census records.  Emma B Richer wrote "Long, Long Ago in Skokomish Valley".  This was published by Mason County Historical Society, Belfair, Washington.  The life of James Sweetland becomes alive again in some of the narration.  About 1891 there is an entry that places him near Union.  "Still further toward Union, James Sweetland had a little place, but he was more logger than farmer, an early version of "gentleman farmer".  On the same page is a description of the biggest cherry tree in Washington.  Union City was founded in 1855 and had quite a checkered development history. 

In January, 1891, a handful of men were five miles upriver, sawing logs and dynamiting jams.  The comment was made: "We trust that there will be flood enough to open the river so that the great expense of clearing the jam will not be lost and that the immense amount of timber in Skokomish Valley now blocked up can be brought down in the near future".  In April James Sweetland moved his logging camp to The Forks, anticipating the opening of that jam in the river.  However, in October, the jam was described as being about three miles thick having been forming for 50 years and that the Skokomish Boom & Logging Co. had been working for 18 months in wrecking the jam.  The forecast was that "a lively logging season is now promised on the Skokomish River."  In November came the glad news that a freshet had brought down "some splendid large logs" from Sweetland's camp.  But by May, 1892, logs were stranded along the river for ten miles up from Hood Canal. 

In August 1894, Wm F Foster with logger Ed Simpson bought the James Sweetland place in Middle Skokomish and proceeded to clear the land, fence the cultivated portion and build a house.  There are several references to joint logging operations carried out by Ed Simpson and James Sweetland.  Ed was not related to Sol G Simpson of the Simpson Lumber Co. 

On November 7, 1900 JM Sweetland of Clifton, WA and Maggie Lewiston also of Clifton applied for a marriage license.  Clifton is now called Belfair.  Belfair is about 16 miles east of Union at the end of the Hood Canal.  The record is found in the Mason County Historical Society marriage abstracts. 

In 1906 in "A History of Hoodsport, Gateway to the Olympics, Ida's Story" written by Jean L Bearden, James appears again.  "The first automobile accident occurred when Dr. Wells' new car and a wagon driven by James Sweetland met on the road.  They managed to pass, but Sweetland's horse reared, throwing him to the ground and knocking him unconscious.  Dr. Wells had a hard time bringing him around and it was several months before Sweetland who lived at Union, regained his strength"  Dr. Wells was a doctor from Shelton.  James was 67 years old. 

In the 1910 Mason County census, James M Sweetland is listed as head of the family, married, 70 years old, divorced, born in NY, father born in Vermont and mother born in Mass.  His profession was farmer, truck farmer and the record indicated he owned his home. 

On February 28, 1911 there is an account of James' death.  "James Sweetland had a small neat farmstead below the Webb Ranch.  Somewhere during my mid-teen years, one morning while at breakfast we heard a distant explosion which jarred our house.  Later we learned that Sweetland's dynamite stored in his chicken house had blown up as he was starting the day's work.  We were sick with horror when told that his remains, picked up bit by bit, didn't fill a water pail." 

The burial records in the Mason County Historical Society files show he was buried in the Shelton Cemetery Lot H, Location blk 22-23-24 1st addition IOOF.  He was 73 yr 10 mon 10 days old according to the record on page 82.  He was listed as widowed.  The cemetery is in use today and is located on the high ground in the northwest part of Shelton.  The William Albert Sweetland narrative also tells of James death.  "About the first week in March I received word that on Feb 28 my brother James was killed by an explosion of dynamite that was stored in his hen house by the county road boss.  He was buried at Sheldon WA.  Celia was the only one of his children who lived near him and she wrote me about it". 

James was a brother of my great grandfather William Albert Sweetland

Darrell A Lowe, 4911 127th Pl. SE, Bellevue WA 98006  (425) 746-9612

--- end of Darrell's article --- 

Information from David & Mary Bickford:  James M. Sweetland - Residence Milton MI; 23 years old. Enlisted on 8/7/1862 at Dowagiac as a Private. On 8/29/1862 he mustered into "M" Co. MI 4th Cavalry     He was discharged on 1/7/1863 at Louisville, KY 

4th Regiment Michigan Cavalry 1862-1865

The Fourth Cavalry was authorized about the 1st. of July, 1862, with Colonel R. Minty, of Detroit, Lt. Colonel of the Third Cavalry as commander, being ordered into rendezvous at Detroit, on the 29th. of July. It was mustered into the service of the United States on the 29th. of August, with the maximum force, being composed of companies recruited in various parts of the State. When they left Michigan on the 26th. of September, it had on its rolls the names of 1233 officers and men. They were fully armed and equipped, their destination being, Louisville, KY. 

The Fourth, under the command of Colonel Minty, marched from Louisville on October the 10th., being in the advance on Stanford, KY, where the confederate Morgan was stationed with 2500 men, two pieces of artillery. Attacking and driving Morgan as far as Crab Orchard, killing a Lieutenant Colonel, taking a Major and 11 men prisoners, the Regiment marched back to Mumfordsville. On November 1st., it marched, 543 strong, from this point, with the cavalry division, via Bowling Green, South Union, Springfield and Mitchellville, to Galatin, TN, there reporting to Major General Crittenden, on November 8th. Crossing the Cumberland River, it met and drove back Morgan's pickets, next morning marched to Lebanon, again driving in his pickets, then at a gallop entered that town, two miles in advance of the Infantry, attacking and driving Morgan, with his force of 750 men, his two pieces of artillery, capturing a large number of mules, commissary stores and clothing, rejoining Crittenden at Silver Springs, where they engaged in scouting the surrounding countryside. 

On the 19th, they escorted the 14th. Brigade from Rural Hill to Stewart's Ferry, where they continued on scouting duty, when on the 9th., they reported to General Stanley, Chief of Cavalry, then marched to Camp Rosecrans, near Nashville, where they were again engaged in scouting, having lost 3 men wounded, during October and November. At 7 Oíclock on the morning of December the 4th., Colonel Minty, with 302 officers and men, moved from Nashville on a reconnaissance in the direction of Franklin. When about eight miles from Nashville, they encountered the confederate pickets, driving them back on both Wilson Creek and Franklin Pikes, to their reserve, posted at Hollow Tree Gap, naturally an exceedingly strong position. Dislodging the confederates at this point, they advanced to within one mile of Franklin, where a large confederate force was stationed., thence they returned to camp at Nashville, not having sustained any loss. On the 17th., the Regiment, as part of a larger cavalry force, under the command of General D.S. Stanley, moved towards Triune, engaging the confederates about eight miles out, on the Wilson Creek Pike, driving them back to within three miles of Triune. Learning that the southerners were in force at that point, under Buckner and Hardee, General Stanley withdrew three miles and halted on a crossroad to Franklin, the horses remain saddled all of the night. Before daybreak, they moved on, arriving at Franklin about 7 A.M. Finding the confederates 1300 strong, well posted, under cover of houses along the bank of the river, Colonel Minty advanced with the Regiment at a gallop to a shallow ford, the bridge having been destroyed, where, with his revolving rifles, he succeeded in forcing a crossing, capturing the rebel pickets and dislodging the force behind them. He pursued them three miles, keeping well in advance of the mounted force, killing one Captain and four men, wounding six, and capturing a stand of colors along with seventeen prisoners, two of whom were officers. Then returning to Franklin, they destroyed a large supply of flour and other stores. Notwithstanding the Regiment was much exposed to hostile fire, they suffered no casualties. They then returned to camp at Nashville. 

On the 15th., Captain Abeel, with a picket of 40 men, stationed on the Murfreesboro Pike, was approached by a flag of truce, then while negotiating with a rebel officer, who accompanied it, was surprised and captured with his entire command. 

On the 20th., they fought at Laurel Hill. On the 21st., Captain Mix, with 50 men moved out of camp, with orders to scout in the direction of Franklin, on both sides of Wilson Creek Pike, to obtain all information possible. About 2 miles out, he met Colonel Stanley, in charge of a forage train, with two regiments of infantry, a section of artillery, and a detachment of 30 men of the 4th. Kentucky cavalry. The Colonel informed Captain Mix that the Kentuckians were skirmishing with the confederates, and directed him to join them, assume command, then act as his judgment might dictate. Dismounting his men, but failing to dislodge the rebels, strongly posted behind a stone wall, the Captain remounted his force, then charged, causing a precipitate retreat of the defenders, only after they fired two volleys, wounding Sergeant McIntire of Company "B", while the confederates lost 7 killed, with 10 captured. 

There was a general advance of the Army of the Cumberland from Nashville, on the 26th, towards Lavernge. The Regiment, in command on Lieutenant Colonel Dickinson, as a part of Minty's Brigade, met the confederates about 10 miles out, on the Murfreesboro Pike. After sharp skirmishing, the rebels fell back, being steadily reinforced until reaching Lavernge, where they made a stand with 2500 cavalry and mounted infantry, with four pieces of artillery, under the command of General Wheeler. Here the fighting continued until dark, when the Regiment bivouacked, having lost one wounded. On the morning of the 27th., the rebels having fallen back, Minty's Brigade moved forward, with the exception of one battalion of the 4th., under the command of Captain Mix, who was sent to the left in advance of the brigade, to report to General Hazen, on the Jefferson Pike. General Hazen directed Captain Mix to gain possession of a bridge, about two miles in front of him, to prevent its destruction. He pushed forward, when he was immediately confronted by a force of rebel cavalry. He charged, then in less than fifteen minutes, had possession of the bridge, having driven an entire rebel regiment of cavalry before them. He was in turn attacked by the whole force of the brigade, but held his position, for an hour and a half, when General Hazen came up with his infantry, when the confederates fell back. Captain Mix had two men wounded with three taken as prisoners. 

On the afternoon of the 31st., the Regiment having moved rapidly across the country from Lavernge, whither it had been sent the night before to operate against General Wheeler, rejoined the brigade, which took up a position on the right flank of General McCook, at Stone River, and nearly parallel to, and about three-fourths of a mile from, the Nashville and Murfreesboro Pike.  

Here the Regiment, formed a line of dismounted skirmishers, close to the edge of a wood, out of which had been driven a large force of confederate cavalry. Colonel Minty, with his brigade, was here driven back by an overwhelming force of dismounted cavalry, with four pieces of artillery, just at sundown. The rebels remounted, then advancing from the woods, formed four lines. After falling back to the cover of a small knoll, the Colonel reformed the brigade, then ordered a charge, General Stanley leading two companies of the 4th., along with 50 men of the 15th. Pennsylvania, routing the confederates, while capturing four stands of colors. At the same time, Colonel Minty charged the first line in his front, and with the balance of the 4th., along with the 1st. Tennessee, driving it back, then again reforming, dashed at the second line of rebels, which in turn broke and ran, retreating from the field. During the engagement the Regiment lost 5 wounded, 3 prisoners with 2 missing, while in the whole operations surrounding the Battle of Stone River, lost 12 horses killed, 3 wounded and 8 captured. While the loss to the confederates appears to have been very great in prisoners, as Minty's Brigade alone captured 192. 

The Regiment, with its brigade, moved out from Murfreesboro on the evening of the 9th., returning to Nashville, scouting the area in between the two cities, to return on the 19th. Early in February the Regiment set out on a scouting mission to gain information and hinder the confederates operating under General's Wheeler and Forrest. During this scout the Regiment marched over 250 miles in much privation, due to the rainy cold weather, but returned with 145 prisoners, including 2 Colonels and 14 other commissioned officers. 

The Regiment remained in the Tennessee area, continually scouting and skirmishing with the rebels, until April of 1864, when 800 strong and well equipped, now armed with the Spencer repeating carbine, they left Nashville, under the command of Colonel Park, marching to Columbia, where they became part of the 2nd. Cavalry Division. They then moved through Shelbyville, Tullahoma and Dechard, over the Cumberland Mountains to Stevenson, then Bridgeport, crossed the Tennessee River, to Shell Mound, crossed Raccoon Ridge, Lookout Valley, Lookout Mountain, Pigeon Mountain to Lafayette, then across Taylor's Ridge to Vilanon, GA. They then participated in all of the movements of the army, in the March to Atlanta, where scouting and skirmishing became almost a daily occurrence, in addition to the patrols needed to locate the defensive positions of the retreating confederates. When the Regiment reached Atlanta, in August, its men and mounts had been worked to the limits of endurance. 

During the past 12 months, the Regiment had marched over 2600 miles, when they were ordered back to Nashville for remounting and reequipping. On the 12th. of January, 1865, they again moved out, to conduct operations in the Alabama and Georgia areas. 

On the 7th. of May 1865, the Regiment was ordered to proceed, as quickly as possible, to Spaulding, GA, in Irwin County, and picket the Omulgee River, from Hawkinsville to the mouth of the Oconee River, for the purpose of preventing the escape of Jefferson Davis, who was then supposed to be making his way to the coast, and if the Regiment got on his track to follow him wherever he went, then to capture, or kill him without fail. At Abbyville, Colonel Minty became satisfied that Davis had already crossed the Ocmulgee River, then ascertained that the 1st. Wisconsin Cavalry were following him closely in the direction of Irwinsville. With 153 of his best mounted men of the Regiment, he followed the line of the Ocmulgee for some miles, then took a bridle path, or blind road through the woods towards Irwinsville, arriving there about 2 A.M. on the 10th., to find that Davis's party had not yet passed.  

Pretending to be a part of his escort, Colonel Pritchard gained information from a citizen that Davis was encamped in the woods about three fourths of a mile north of the town. 

The camp in which Davis and his family were found was pleasantly situated, surrounded by a thick pine forest, close to a small swamp, not far from a running brook, affording healthful refreshment for the weary fugitives who rested near its banks. In the camp were standing three wall tents, in line, parallel with the road, facing the opposite direction, while the narrow space between the tents, was occupied by several horses, without equipment. Still beyond, in advance of this line of tents, was a small tent, pitched against a large tree. In this closure of tents, reposing all unconscious of the impending danger, lay Davis and his family, together with his military staff. Nearby was the rest of the camp, which appeared to be troops, with army wagons, ambulances, horses and cavalry equipment. The Regiment charged into the camp just at early dawn, completely surprising them, then making the arrest. A few Michigan men then guarded the tents, while the main force was called to the sound of firing, unfortunately caused by a collision of a portion of the 4th., with the 1st. Wisconsin Cavalry, closing in on the camp simultaneously with the 4th.  

The camp was soon broken up, when after breakfast and a brief rest, the male prisoners were mounted on their own horses, Mrs. Davis, her servants and the rest of the family were placed in the ambulances for the trip to Macon. On arriving at Macon, Colonel Pritchard, Captain Hudson and Lieutenant's Stauber and Purinton, with 22 men were detailed to escort Davis to Washington D.C.  

There having been a reward, of 100,000 dollars, posted for the capture of Davis, the men of the 4th. were naturally elated at their good fortune, however, the War Department appointed a commission that decided that the men of the 4th. were indeed entitled to the money, but when Congress approved the appropriation, a claim was immediately put forth by the men of the 1st. Wisconsin. It was not until July of 1868 that a bill authorizing the payment was passed, and at that time Congress felt the reward be shared by both the 4th. Michigan and the 1st. Wisconsin. 

When the money was distributed, it was shared equally by all men who had participated in the expedition. 

The Fourth gained a national reputation, with world wide notoriety, by the capture of Davis. It was an accomplishment of an eminently special and important duty, for the nation, so distinctive and definite in its character, as to render a like service impossible, giving it a place in the history of the war, without parallel. 

The Regiment, while feeling its duty was more than aptly performed, and that the war was indeed finally complete, returned to Nashville, on the 1st. of July, where they were mustered out of service and paid off. Returning to Michigan, they arrived at Detroit, where they were disbanded on the 10th. 

More About JAMES MONTGOMERY SWEETLAND:  Came to Washington around 1885  (Union City, Washington)     

Children of JAMES SWEETLAND and ANNETTE NICHOLS are:

                i.   ORRIN J10 SWEETLAND, b. March 21, 1864 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. May 17, 1864, Quincy, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   CELIA CANDACE SWEETLAND, b. August 1, 1866, Milton, Cass County, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam); m. CHARLES HAGSTROM (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   EMMA SWEETLAND, b. June 21, 1868, Victory, Mason County, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam); d. Ludington, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam); m. REUBEN BROWNSON (Source: Emily Putnam).

112.         iv.   JOHN JERVIS SWEETLAND, b. May 19, 1871, Victory, Mason County, Michigan; d. March 24, 1928, Melbourne, Florida.

                v.   LYDIA SWEETLAND, b. July 1, 1876, Lincoln, Mason County, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam); d. May 20, 1924, Ludington, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam); m. WALTER BAUMAN (Source: Emily Putnam).

               vi.   MARTHA SWEETLAND, b. June 27, 1879, Sweetland, Mason County, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam); d. 1913, Ludington, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam); m. FRED MYERS (Source: Emily Putnam).

              vii.   MARY SWEETLAND, b. June 27, 1879, Sweetland, Mason County, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam); d. May 20, 1924, Ludington, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam); m. WILLIAM MATTIS (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

87.  MARY ANN9 SWEETLAND (JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born March 31, 1842 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died August 15, 1882 in Danville, Harper Co, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married CHARLES DANIEL BICKFORD September 13, 1862 in Kinderhook, Branch County, Michigan (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland; Emily Putnam), son of JONATHAN BICKFORD and PHOEBE PURDY.  He was born May 31, 1842 in Algansee Twp, Branch County, Michigan (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), and died April 5, 1887 in Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas (Source: David & Mary Bickford.). 

  • More About MARY ANN SWEETLAND:  Burial: Danville Cemetery, Danville, Harper County, Kansas (Source: David & Mary Bickford; Emily Putnam.)

  • More About CHARLES DANIEL BICKFORD:  Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas (Source: David & Mary Bickford.) 

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 34 line 8

1860 Michigan, Branch Co. Algansee Twp, household 1960 line 34

1870 Michigan, Branch Co. Algansee Twp, household 196 line 13

1880 Kansas, Harper Co. Chicaskia Twp, household 18, line 23 

Mary Ann and her children lived with Albert & Celestia during 1876 while her husband sold lightening rods (1876 in Franklin Twp, Green County, Iowa). 

Notes for CHARLES DANIEL BICKFORD:

Census Info:

1870 Michigan, Branch Co. Algansee Twp, household 196 line 13

1880 Kansas, Harper Co. Chicaskia Twp, household 18, line 23 

Charley enlisted with the first 75,000 troops in the Civil War and took part in the first battle of Bull Run. 

Occupation: Sheriff     

Children of MARY SWEETLAND and CHARLES BICKFORD are:

113.          i.   ELMER ELLSWORTH10 BICKFORD, b. December 20, 1863, Coldwater, Algansee Twp, Branch County, Michigan; d. May 18, 1946, Fairfield, Solano County, California.

114.         ii.   CARRIE MAY BICKFORD, b. May 25, 1865, Coldwater, Algansee Twp, Branch County, Michigan; d. July 20, 1948, Oswatomie, Miami County, Kansas.

              iii.   FRED EVERETT BICKFORD, b. February 11, 1868, Coldwater, Algansee Twp, Branch County, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam); d. November 14, 1900, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado (Source: David & Mary Bickford.); m. "JETTIE" JENNIE E DUGAN, December 12, 1899, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado (Source: David & Mary Bickford.); b. September 1868, Iowa (Source: David & Mary Bickford.). 

Census Info:

1870 Michigan, Branch Co. Algansee Twp, household 196 line 13

1880 Kansas, Harper Co. Chicaskia Twp, household 18, line 23

1900 Census, Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs, ED 27, sheet 6, line 93 (precinct 30?) 

From David Bickford:  "The Western Star" newspaper of Coldwater, Kansas had these articles about Fred Bickford: "Fred Bickford of Gorham's Ranch came up Monday to spend Christmas in the city and returned Thursday."  (December 29, 1888) 

"Fred Bickford has been confined to his bed the past week with an attack of malaria but is now improving under the care of Dr. Prichard."  (January 26, 1889)

In a biography of Fred father, Charles D. Bickford  written by Diana Tacey. She stated that from what relatives knew of Fred, he just disappeared and they felt he had went south from Kansas.  

DEATH RECORD: 

The Colorado Springs Death Register, transcribed by Linda Vixie:

Date of Death: 14 Nov 1900

Name: Fred E. Bickford

Age: 32 years, 9 months, 3 days

Marital Status: Married

Occupation: Check man on train

Born: Michigan

In Colorado: Short time

Place of death: 525 N. Weber, Colorado Springs

Reported by: H______ McDonald

Place of interment: N/45 [Evergreen]

Linda Vixie Email: linda@vixie.org 

DEATH NOTICE :  Oct. 21, 1900 in the Colorado Springs Gazette, page 9. Colorado Springs, CO.     BICKFORD DEAD 

"Word has been received in this city of the death of Fred Bickford, formerly well known here. He was for many years employed by the Colorado Springs Transfer company, the last year or two engaged in checking on the trains. He was suffering from diabetes and went to Excelsior Springs, MO., some weeks ago." 

Nov. 16, 1900, Colorado Springs Gazette, page 10, Colorado Springs, CO.    

FUNERAL OF FRED BICKFORD 

"The funeral of Fred Bickford will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Catholic church. He died very suddenly the day before yesterday. He had been ill for a long time, but his sudden death was a surprise to his friends. Mr. Bickford was employed by the Colorado Springs Transfer company and had a large number of friends in the city." 

115.         iv.   "BERNICE" BEATRICE BERNICE BICKFORD, b. July 2, 1874, Coldwater, Algansee Twp, Branch County, Michigan; d. May 17, 1960, Los Angeles County, California.

 

88.  "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9 SWEETLAND (JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 12, 1845 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died December 20, 1939 in Joplin, Jasper Co, Missouri (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married CELESTIA MIRANDA MCNALL November 14, 1871 in California, Branch County, Michigan (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), daughter of HIRAM MCNALL and HARRIET BARNES.  She was born June 10, 1848 in Kinderhook Twp, Branch Co, Michigan (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died January 14, 1911 in Joplin, Jasper Co, Missouri (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland). 

  • More About "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT SWEETLAND:  Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri

  • More About CELESTIA MIRANDA MCNALL:  Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri (Source: Emily Putnam; Gladys Tillotson.)

Marriage Notes for "ALBERT" SWEETLAND and CELESTIA MCNALL:  Celestia and William Sweetland are both buried in Joplin, Jasper Co, Missouri. 

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 34 line 8

1860 Michigan, Branch Co. Algansee Twp, household 1960 line 34

1880 Iowa, Greene Co. Franklin Twp, household 8 line 23

1900 Missouri, Jasper Co. Jasper Twp, household 26 line 1

1920 Montana, Lewis & Clark Co. Helena, household 100 line 9

Living with son Charles in 1920 

William served in the Civil War.  He went into the service at approximately age 16.  On February 16, 1865, William enlisted in the war.  He was ranked as a private in Company B of the 11th Michigan Infantry under Captain William G Whitney.  At this time he was listed on his enrollment papers as: 5 ft 10 in height, dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, a farmer.  He was discharged on September 16, 1865.  They received $16 a month. 

Albert spent the fall of 1870 and first part of 1871 helping moving his parents to Illinois and working on the railroad in Clinton, Clinton Co, Iowa and McGregor, Clayton Co, Iowa.  He settled back in Branch Co, Michigan. 

Albert & his wife Celestia moved to Panola, Woodford Co, Illinois to the home of his parents Jervis & Candace after the parents moved back to Michigan.  Their son Charles was born here. 

In the summer of 1874, Albert and his family moved to Farmer City, DeWitt Co, Illinois and ran a butcher shop for 3 months.  The water disagreed with their son Ernest so they moved back to Panola. 

In February 1875, Albert & Celestia moved to Franklin Twp, Green County, Iowa with his sister Sarah & husband George Evans.  George & Albert split 160 acres.  Their parents Jervis & Candace moved to Iowa with them. 

In 1884 & 1885, Jervis & Candace moved back to Harper County, Kansas where their daughters Lydia & Sarah were living.  Their son Albert & family, along with his brother Levi, moved to Lexington, Clark County, Kansas.  The family lived in Clark County for three years. 

In May 1888, the family moved from Kansas because Celestia was in poor health.  They moved to Anthony, Harper County, Kansas.  They lived near Jervis, Candace, and Levi Sweetland.  They lived in Anthony for two years.  

In March of 1890, Albert & Levi went to Joplin, Jasper Co, Missouri and the family soon followed. 

The family moved to Alba, Jasper Co, Missouri in 1891. 

In the summer of 1895, Albert sent Celestia to Nevada to a hospital in hopes the rest from home cares and medical attention would improve her health.  Nellie McKinley worked for the family while Celestia was away. 

In 1907, they moved to Joplin, Jasper Co, Missouri. 

In the spring of 1912, Albert Sweetland and daughter Grace & Alva Sweezy moved to Quapaw, Ottawa Co, Oklahoma. 

In 1915, Albert took a claim near his son Garfield in Washington State.  He stayed only until 1916 when he returned to Missouri. 

On August 3, 1924, all of Albert's children and grandchildren met with him at his daughter Laura's home for a family reunion.  Ernest and Garfield came from Montana; Leon from El Paso, Texas;  Delbert from Norman, Cleveland Co, Oklahoma; and Grace from Bernice, Delaware Co, Oklahoma.  His brother Levi and sister Lydia & family were there.  Floyd Norton, Celestia's nephew, was there with his wife and daughter. 

In July 1934, this is what life was like for Albert's children:

  • Ernest was living in Helena, Lewis and Clark Co, Montana.  He was an engineer at the high school and central grade building.  His children all lived in Montana.

  • Delbert was living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, Oklahoma but was not able to do work of any kind.  Vae was also living in the city.

  • Leon was a pastor of the First Methodist church in McPherson, McPherson Co, Kansas.  Leon Jr was living in El Paso, El Paso Co, Texas and all the other children were living in Kansas.

  • Lena was living on a farm near Maple City, Kansas and her children all lived in the same county.  Damon and Gerald were living in Winfield, Harper Co, Kansas.

  • Ada, Garfield's widow, was married on July 1, 1934 to Clyde Henry Pearl and was living in Grants Pass Oregon.  Vada was living with her.  Uceil was living in Los Angeles, California.

  • Laura was living in Argonia, Sumner Co, Kansas and Anderson was working on the Section of the Santa Fe Railroad.  All of her children were married except Pearl who was living at home and teaching at the Junior High.

  • Grace was living in Inola, Rogers Co, Oklahoma, where she and Alva were both teachers.  Eldon was in college and Henry Lee was at home.

  •  Several of his grandchildren were married and he had 23 great grandchildren.  The oldest grandchild, Geraldine, was eight years old and the youngest was a daughter born to Olive and Fred on August 31, 1933 named Ida Jean Rush. 

Information from David & Mary Bickford:  William A. Sweetland - Residence not listed; 19 years old. Enlisted on 2/16/1865 at Kinderhook as a Private. On 2/25/1865 he mustered into "B" Co. MI 11th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 9/16/1865 at Nashville, TN (First name also Albert.) 

Notes for CELESTIA MIRANDA MCNALL:

Census Info:

1880 Iowa, Greene Co. Franklin Twp, household 8 line 23

1900 Missouri, Jasper Co. Jasper Twp, household 26 line 1 

In Memoriam: 

Mrs. Celestia Miranda Sweetland "fell to sleep" at 6 P.M., Saturday, January 14, 1911, at her home in Joplin, Missouri, aged 62 years, 7 months, and 4 days. 

Celestia McNall was born June 10th, 1848, in Kinderhook Twp, Branch County, Michigan.  She was married to William Albert Sweetland, November 14th, 1871, in California, Branch County, Michigan.  Seven children were born to this union.  Nine times in her nearly forty years of married life, the family changed its abode.  She lived successfully in Michigan, where her honeymoon days were passed; in Illinois, where her tow oldest sons, Charles Ernest and Delbert Jay, were born; in Iowa, where twins, a boy and a girl, Leon Hiram and Lena Harriet, and later another son and yet another daughter, James Garfield and Candace Laura, were added; in Kansas, where her youngest child, Grace Alberta, was born; and in Jasper County, Missouri, where the last twenty-one years of her life were spent, five of them in Joplin. 

Such are the mile-stones of her quiet life.  She inherited the blood of generations of godly men and women.  She was the ninth generation from those who crossed the ocean to escape the persecutions of Archbishop Laud, and the sixth generation from Huguenot ancestors who fled to America for conscience sake.  Two of her forefathers were in the historic church founded by Roger Williams in Providence, Rhode Island, the first Baptist Church in the Western Continent. 

Six of her grandsires in one hundred and fifty years time fought for their firesides in border and Pequot wars, and in the French and Indian and Revolutionary armies.  Her great-grandmother was a mathematical genius, her grandmother a noted nurse, and her grandfather one who would have suffered the rack or the thumbscrews rather than tell a lie or betray a trust; while her father, Hiram McNall, was a universally recognized as of the highest Christian character, of tireless energy, and of sterling honesty.  No blot mars the page of his life's history. 

Celestia McNall showed this ancestry in all of her traits.  Although a delicate child, motherless from early childhood, she did not hesitate, when her step-mother died, to take charge of the household and the younger children, although only twelve years old at the time.  Undoubtedly she broke her health down thereby.  Her life was burdened with continuous ill-health, yet so admirable were her characteristics as a nurse, and so thorough her grasp of hygienic conditions that she raised to healthy maturity every one of her seven children, kept a hospitable home, and did much work along charitable, reform and religious lines, all of which was done cheerfully and willingly. 

At the age of fifteen, she united with the Baptist Church.  A quarter of a century later, she united with the Methodist Church, and died within its fold.  The Rev. E.W. Elayer, her pastor, conducted her burial service.  Mrs. Sweetland loved God.  She loved His church.  She loved His Word, and could repeat so much Scripture that her minister son, Leon, said to her not long before her death, "I wish I knew as much of the Bible as you do". 

She was fond of reading and fond of music.  And in her last illness, when singing was impossible, she repeated to herself her favorite hymns.  She suffered much and long, and, at last, longed to be at rest.  She was conscious to the last.  Her last words were a whispered greeting to her eldest son, Ernest, who came home to see her die. 

Remembering her love of song and her delight in Scripture, her memorial service was rich in both.  The first tow songs were old favorites with her, "How Firm a Foundation, Ye Saints of the Lord," and "All the Way My Saviour Leads Me."  Two in her memory were sung, "Asleep in Jesus", and "In That City".  Miss Essie McKinney, an old friend of the family, at Mrs. Sweetland's own request, rendered the solo, "Only Remembered By What I Have Done." 

The Rev. E.W. Elayer read the Scripture lesson from various parts of II Timothy; 1:1-13, 2:1-7, 3:1-6, and 13-17 and 4:1-8.  The sermon was from the text in II Timothy 4:7, "I have fought a good fight," etc. 

She left to mourn her loss two sisters and two brothers, a husband sorely shaken by the sad bereavement which has come upon him, and these children: C.E. Sweetland, Anderson, Missouri; D.J. Sweetland, Fletcher, Oklahoma; Rev L.H. Sweetland, Chicago, Illinois; Mrs. Lena Davison, Chitwood, Missouri; J.G. Sweetland, Freeman, Washington; Mrs. Laura Lowe, Anthony, Kansas; and Mrs. Grace Sweezy, Joplin, Missouri. 

Although these children are scattered over five states, most of them visited their mother during her last days.  The Rev. Leon H Sweetland was detained by sickness in his family, while snows in the mountains prevented the son, Garfield, in distant Washington, from getting to his mother's bedside. 

Mrs. Sweetland was proud of her family.  "I am rich in my children," she declared to the writer in speaking of her approaching death.  "My work is done I am no longer needed; I long to go." 

Friends sent beautiful flowers to grace her casket, as did also her Sunday school class and the Hoffman W.C.T.U of which she had long been a member.  She was tenderly laid to rest in the beautiful Fairview Cemetery, in Joplin, Missouri, but her good works still live to bless the lives of all who came within the reach of her unselfish and devout Christian life.  Mrs. Lora S. LaMance     

Children of "ALBERT" SWEETLAND and CELESTIA MCNALL are:

116.          i.   CHARLES ERNEST10 SWEETLAND, b. October 14, 1872, Panola, Woodford Co, Illinois; d. May 3, 1951, Helena, Lewis and Clark Co, Montana.

117.         ii.   DELBERT JAY SWEETLAND, b. February 4, 1874, Panola, Woodford Co, Illinois; d. December 21, 1941, Norman, Oklahoma.

118.        iii.   LEON HIRAM SWEETLAND, SR., b. March 25, 1880, Franklin Twp, Green Co, Iowa; d. March 3, 1964, Loveland, Colorado.

119.         iv.   LENA HARRIET SWEETLAND, b. March 25, 1880, Franklin Twp, Green Co, Iowa; d. July 12, 1968, Dexter, Kansas.

120.         v.   "GARFIELD" JAMES GARFIELD SWEETLAND, b. November 18, 1882, Franklin Twp, Green Co, Iowa; d. September 3, 1930, Whittier, California buried in Rose Hill Memorial Park in Whittier, California.

121.         vi.   LAURA CANDACE SWEETLAND, b. July 3, 1884, Franklin Twp, Green Co, Iowa; d. October 31, 1966, Wellington, Kansas.

122.       vii.   GRACE ALBERTA SWEETLAND, b. May 11, 1886, Lexington, Clark Co, Kansas; d. July 4, 1957, Carthage, Missouri. 

 

89.  LYDIA FRANCES9 SWEETLAND (JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born January 12, 1848 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died December 7, 1935 in Harper, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married "ADAM" JOHN ADAM WEINHEIMER February 2, 1872 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He was born in GERMANY. 

Census Info:

1850 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 34 line 8

1860 Michigan, Branch Co. Algansee Twp, household 1960 line 34     

Children of LYDIA SWEETLAND and "ADAM" WEINHEIMER are:

123.          i.   KATIE MAY10 WEINHEIMER, b. December 27, 1874, Panola, Illinois.

124.         ii.   EDITH BERTHA WEINHEIMER, b. March 4, 1877, Panola, Illinois.

125.        iii.   JOHN JERVIS WEINHEIMER, b. November 13, 1881, Panola, Illinois.

126.        iv.   EARL HENRY WEINHEIMER, b. May 4, 1886, Harper, Kansas. 

 

90.  SARAH AMELIA9 SWEETLAND (JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born September 9, 1850 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died October 27, 1943 in Twin Falls, Idaho (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married GEORGE L EVANS December 12, 1872 (Source: Emily Putnam), son of ? EVANS and ?.  He was born May 1845 in Pennsylvania, and died October 2, 1935 in Twin Falls, Idaho (Source: Emily Putnam). 

Census Info:

1860 Michigan, Branch Co. Algansee Twp, household 1960 line 34

1880 Kansas, Harper Co. Anthony Twp, household 75 line 14

1900 Kansas, Harper Co. Anthony Twp, household 104 line 4

1900 census - 5 children born, 4 children living 

In February 1875, Sarah & George Evans moved to Franklin Twp, Green County, Iowa with her brother Albert.  George & Albert split 160 acres.  Their parents Jervis & Candace moved to Iowa with them. 

In 1878, Jervis & Candace Sweetland, Levi Sweetland, and George & Sarah Evans moved to Harper County, Kansas. 

In 1913, Sarah's mother was staying with her. 

In 1923, Sarah was living in Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co, Idaho. 

Notes for GEORGE L EVANS:

Census Info:

1880 Kansas, Harper Co. Anthony Twp, household 75 line 14

1900 Kansas, Harper Co. Anthony Twp, household 104 line 4 

More About GEORGE L EVANS:  Occupation: farmer     

Children of SARAH SWEETLAND and GEORGE EVANS are:

127.          i.   MINNIE MYRTLE10 EVANS, b. December 26, 1873, El Paso, Illinois.

128.         ii.   ROY J EVANS, b. August 2, 1878, Clearwater, Kansas.

129.        iii.   BERTHA BEE EVANS, b. July 17, 1880, Anthony, Harper Co, Kansas.

               iv.   IVA MARGARET EVANS, b. January 4, 1885, Anthony, Harper Co, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam); m. J. ROY MCMILLIAN, November 25, 1926 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

Census Info:

1900 Kansas, Harper Co. Anthony Twp, household 104 line 4 

 

91.  LEVI ALDRICH9 SWEETLAND (JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born June 17, 1853 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: LDS: IGI records), and died July 18, 1937 in Danville, Harper Co, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married MARTHA ETTA GEORGE June 4, 1890 in Carthage, Jasper Co, Missouri (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of SELIM GEORGE and HARRIET SMITH.  She was born September 14, 1849 in Castleton, Barry County, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam), and died September 7, 1932 in Anthony, Harper Co, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam; Dixie Lee Kennedy). 

  • More About MARTHA ETTA GEORGE:  Burial: September 9, 1932, Danville Cemetery, Danville, Harper County, Kansas (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)  

Census Info:

1860 Michigan, Branch Co. Algansee Twp, household 1960 line 34

1880 Kansas, Harper Co. Anthony Twp, household 75 line 14

1920 Kansas, Harper Co. Anthony Twp, household 86 line 30  

In 1878, Jervis & Candace Sweetland, Levi Sweetland, and George & Sarah Evans moved to Harper County, Kansas.  In 1918, Levi was still living in Harper County.  

More About LEVI ALDRICH SWEETLAND:  Occupation: farmer  

Notes for MARTHA ETTA GEORGE:

Census Info:

1850 Michigan, Barry Co. Castleton Twp, household 896 line 5

1880 Kansas, Harper Co. Chicaskia Twp, household 19 line 30

1920 Kansas, Harper Co. Anthony Twp, household 86 line 30      

Child of LEVI SWEETLAND and MARTHA GEORGE is:

                i.   CHESTER CHARLES10 SWEETLAND, b. July 30, 1892, Danville, Harper Co, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam); d. September 20, 1892, Danville, Harper Co, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  

Newspaper Clipping--  

On Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the spirit of the little babe of Mr. and Mrs. LA Sweetland took its flight.  Sorrow has touched another home and caused the heart-strings to bleed; but the little darling was for some cause taken from its earthly home to dwell in Heaven with Jesus, who, while on earth took little children in his arms and blessed them.  Funeral services were conducted at the house Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock by Rev. J.R. Edwards, after which the body was taken for burial.  

 

92.  MORRIS F9 SWEETLAND (LAFAYETTE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born December 5, 1853 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died April 3, 1923 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married "RETTIE" LORETTA VAN TINE January 3, 1879 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born March 13, 1859 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died May 31, 1944 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  

  • More About MORRIS F SWEETLAND:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

  • More About "RETTIE" LORETTA VAN TINE:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)  

Census Info:

1860 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 638 line 21      

Children of MORRIS SWEETLAND and "RETTIE" VAN TINE are:

130.          i.   LELAND ISAAC10 SWEETLAND, b. November 4, 1875, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. April 20, 1966, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York.

131.         ii.   GRACE LYDIA SWEETLAND, b. September 2, 1886, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. October 28, 1978, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York.  

 

93.  FANNIE MARGARET9 SWEETLAND (LAFAYETTE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born December 18, 1854 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died February 8, 1921 in Phoenix, Arizona (buried in Dryden NY ???) (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married MORRIS DAVENPORT November 28, 1871 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He was born October 27, 1850 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died July 1922 (Source: Emily Putnam).  

Census Info:

1860 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 638 line 21     

Children of FANNIE SWEETLAND and MORRIS DAVENPORT are:

                i.   MARY ELLEN10 DAVENPORT, b. December 17, 1872 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. SAMUEL WEIMER VAN KIRK, November 17, 1902 (Source: Emily Putnam).  

  • Mary Ellen and Samuel lived in New York City and had 2 children.  

               ii.   FAYETTE EDWIN DAVENPORT, b. November 19, 1876, Walden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. ELOISE GRACE MAINE, June 26, 1905 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   LETTIE JANE DAVENPORT, b. January 22, 1879, Walden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   FANNIE L DAVENPORT, b. October 2, 1880, Walden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. September 19, 1881, Walden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).

                v.   DANIEL D DAVENPORT, b. October 15, 1881, Walden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. February 10, 1882, Walden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).

               vi.   HILDA MARIA DAVENPORT, b. April 22, 1883, Walden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. BASIL D MILLER.

              vii.   ERNEST ALEXANDER DAVENPORT, b. August 21, 1890, Englishtown, New Jersey (Source: Emily Putnam); d. August 1975, Onondaga County, New York (Source: SSN database.); m. NELLIE E DAVIS, February 7, 1917 (Source: Emily Putnam); b. September 28, 1895 (Source: SSN database.); d. June 1982, Onondaga County, New York (Source: SSN database.).

             viii.   FREDERICK F DAVENPORT, b. May 22, 1892, Englishtown, New Jersey (Source: Emily Putnam); d. August 21, 1892, Englishtown, New Jersey (Source: Emily Putnam).

              ix.   LENORE DAVENPORT, b. June 22, 1895, Englishtown, New Jersey (Source: Emily Putnam); d. September 5, 1895, Englishtown, New Jersey (Source: Emily Putnam).

               x.   BEATRICE ALICE DAVENPORT, b. July 16, 1896, Englishtown, New Jersey (Source: Emily Putnam); d. May 2, 1988, Maricopa County, Arizona (Source: SSN database.); m. GEORGE F SOULE, January 1, 1921 (Source: Emily Putnam); b. September 4, 1896 (Source: SSN database.); d. March 1980, Maricopa County, Arizona (Source: SSN database.).  

 

94.  WILLIAM ORRIS9 SWEETLAND (LAFAYETTE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 19, 1858 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died in McLean, New York.  He married MARY SOPHRONIA PURVIS September 11, 1877 (Source: Emily Putnam).   

Census Info:

1860 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, household 638 line 21      

Children of WILLIAM SWEETLAND and MARY PURVIS are:

                i.   TILLIE10 SWEETLAND, b. September 25, 1878, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam); d. January 1963, Illinois (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).

132.         ii.   NELLIE MAY SWEETLAND, b. May 2, 1881; d. Homer, New York.

133.        iii.   JOHN LAFAYETTE SWEETLAND, b. June 5, 1886; d. January 1970, New York.  

 

95.  JOHN JAMES9 SWEETLAND (GEORGE JAMES8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born December 28, 1863 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 7, 1916 in Constantine, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married FLORENCE MAY June 1, 1887 in or October 16, 1887 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born June 6, 1871 in Edwardsburg, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam), and died October 14, 1925 in Constantine, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam).  

Newspaper Clipping ---  DR JOHN JAMES SWEETLAND  

The funeral services of Dr John James Sweetland were held at the Sweetland home Friday, March 10 at 2pm and were conducted by the Rev George Beiswanger, pastor of the Lutheran church.  It was the most largely attended funeral  service in Constantine for many years and floral tributes were beautiful and profuse.  The pall-bearers were Drs Cameron, White Pigeon. Sidmore O'Dell and Kingsley Three Rivers, Partlow and Slote, Constantine and Dr JC Fleming, Elkhart, Ind, honorary.  The remarks of Rev Beiswanger were as follows:  

Recently our village has been having a number of severe shocks.  Death following upon death until our cemetery reveals mound after mound of new made graves but the greatest shock in many years came on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning as the news spread that Dr Sweetland was killed.  

We were shocked because of the manner of the death.  The Doctor was known as a fast driver yet he knew his machine and for miles around knew every foot of the road out of Constantine and because of a previous accident was more careful.  Many thought he was driving too fast but in order to cover the ground to see his many patients over a large territory he felt justified at times in burning the dust and those to whom he brought relief justified him in his fast driving.  

We are all shocked because he is still a young man.  a laboring man or a mechanic whose toil requires a large amount of physical energy begins to wane after he has passed the fifty mark but the professional man whose experience, and practice is worth as much and even more than his theory is just coming into his own at such a period.  In fact, if he keep pace with his profession, he is a safer physician at sixty than at forty. Dr Sweetland in the prime of your life.  In the zenith of your profession, when theory is versified by practice was being perfected by talent and taste we are shocked at the sudden departure!  Dr Sweetland, when the world is looking for a man with talent for his profession and a taste for his talent, why didst thou leave us so abruptly.  We are shocked at thy departure.  

We are shocked because he was charitable in his profession.  We are living under the wage and compensation system.  Every man has a right to a fair return for services rendered.  We are also living in an age of limited hours of service.  On every hand organizations, states and nation are fixing the minimum wage and the maximum hours of toil.  The Doctor broke over both of these laws.  If the hours of the day were not long enough he robbed the night; no degree of heat or cold could keep him from his patients.  No night was too cold to keep him from leaving his warm bed and no day too hot for him to leave his cool couch.  

He also wrested the law of compensation.  It was not a question whether men would pay or could pay but simply to call for service; and still more, where the heart was willing and the means meagre his heart was in unison with the heart of Christ, "who came not to be ministered unto, but to minister." And here may be fulfilled to him the Scripture passage, "In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren ye have done it unto me".  

You ask me why such a life is gone and so suddenly and when so many feel it cannot be spared? We answer, we do not know.  Again you ask me, why one should be taken and another left?  And again we say we do not know.  We cannot explain it any more then can be explained why the great war on yonder shore is taking away thousands of lives.  But this we know, God is still at the helm of the world.  

Fifty years ago we were at war among ourselves.  State was pitted against state and bother was slaying brother.  Looking back over those dreadful years we now can say, God overruled it for good.  Who dare say otherwise?   Nearly a century and a half ago we were at war with old England and the strife seemed as useless as the strife of today.  But God overruled it for good.  This land has been blessed and gives promise of a blessing to the whole earth.  Shall God not overrule this death for your good, for our good?  Surely He will.  god is good.  "All things work together for good to them that love God."  

Child of JOHN SWEETLAND and FLORENCE MAY is:

134.          i.   DENNIS MAY10 SWEETLAND, b. April 6, 1889, Edwardsburg, Michigan; d. November 6, 1928, Constantine, Michigan.  

 

96.  ALICE BELL9 SWEETLAND (GEORGE JAMES8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 11, 1866 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married JOHN DOLPH ROSS August 17, 1892 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He was born May 29, 1867 in Sarona, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  

Census Info:

1880 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, page 65A  

Children of ALICE SWEETLAND and JOHN ROSS are:

                i.   JAMES ALBERT10 ROSS, b. October 4, 1900, Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. ETHEL K HENDERSON, July 16, 1927 (Source: Emily Putnam).

135.         ii.   ROSELIA LUGENIA ROSS, b. March 22, 1907, Dryden, New York; d. April 3, 1994, Dryden, New York.  

 

97.  GEORGE JAMES9 SWEETLAND, JR. (GEORGE JAMES8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born August 5, 1872 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 29, 1954 in Constantine, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married ETHEL MILDRED MARK June 16, 1906 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born February 21, 1885 in Grand Harbor, North Dakota (Source: Emily Putnam), and died  in Constantine, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam).  

Census Info:

1880 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, page 65A  

More About GEORGE JAMES SWEETLAND, JR.:  Occupation: Physician      

Children of GEORGE SWEETLAND and ETHEL MARK are:

                i.   MONROE MARK10 SWEETLAND, b. January 20, 1910, Salem, Oregon (Source: Emily Putnam); m. LILLIE MCGRATH, October 15, 1933 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   ADA LOUISE SWEETLAND, b. September 17, 1912, Salem, Oregon (Source: Emily Putnam); d. July 25, 1998, Lake County, Illinois (Source: SSN database.); m. CARL J WAHLIN, February 14, 1934 (Source: Emily Putnam); b. December 11, 1907, Illinois (Source: SSN database.); d. May 1972 (Source: SSN database.).

              iii.   GEORGE JAMES SWEETLAND III, b. May 25, 1919, Three Rivers, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam); d. 1938, Constantine, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

98.  EDWIN REGUR9 SWEETLAND, SR. (GEORGE JAMES8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born January 10, 1875 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died October 21, 1951 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married HESTER DONNELLY September 28, 1914 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born March 29, 1884 in Armagh, IRELAND (Source: Emily Putnam), and died June 6, 1936 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  

  • More About EDWIN REGUR SWEETLAND, SR.:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

  • More About HESTER DONNELLY:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)  

Census Info:

1880 New York, Tompkins Co. Dryden Twp, page 65A      

Child of EDWIN SWEETLAND and HESTER DONNELLY is:

136.          i.   EDWIN REGUR10 SWEETLAND, JR., b. March 18, 1920, Ithaca, New York; d. June 10, 1992.  

 

99.  FRANK WESLEY9 SWEETLAND ("WALLACE" WILLIAM WALLACE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 1, 1855 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died  in Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married HARRIET BELLE CASH October 18, 1893 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born May 7, 1876 in Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died  in Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  

Census Info:

1870 Michigan, Cass Co. Ontwa Twp, household 115 line 16  

Newspaper Clipping - Dr. Frank W Sweetland  

The much talked of "good old times" were drab and difficult, according to Frank W Sweetland, M.D., who has been practicing medicine in Anola since 1888.  He has known what it is to pass an entire half-day driving six or eight miles through deep mud with horse and buggy a distance he now covers in his car in a few minutes.  And there were no movies or radio to afford relaxation after a long day's work.  

"These are the best times we've ever had, and should be appreciated," Dr Sweetland declares, "There's more to live for, and people are better educated and healthier.".  

- Native of Tompkins County -  

Born in Tompkins County, near Ithaca, Dr. Sweetland passed much of his boyhood in the home of an uncle, a Michigan physician.  Through him, he became interested in medicine.  After graduation from Buffalo Medical School, he practiced in Edwardsburg, Michigan, and subsequently in Elkhart, Indiana.  In 1888, he located in Angola (NY).  

He has served a dozen terms as mayor of the town, and is a past president of the board of education, of which he has been a member for twenty years.  A life long Republican, he thinks the Roosevelt Administration has "spent a lot of money without much to show for it".  

"Relief and welfare work are right enough," he says, "but I'd like to see increased public improvements."  

Dr Sweetland respects the young doctor of today.  

"He takes his profession seriously and comes out of college well equipped for practice," he commented.  

Keeping up-to-date in his profession claims much of Dr Sweetland's time.  He points to the increased cooperation of the public as an important factor i the progress of medicine, general recognition of the health value of fresh air and sunshine, prenatal treatment for women, and well baby clinics.  

Dr Sweetland married Harriet Cash of Evans.  They are the parents of one son, Fred, and two daughters, Mrs. Eugene Guillaume of Tonawnada and Mrs. Charles Norcross of Angola.  Both daughters are graduates of Elmira College.  Three grandchildren are frequent and welcome visitors to the Sweetland home.  

- Interests are varied -  

Dr Sweetland's varied interests range from music to woodwork.  His hobby, violin repairing, proves a happy combination of the two.  He has repaired dozens of violins, taking infinite pains to preserve the original beauty of their tone.  If he hadn't studied medicine he probably would have become a musician; for as a young man, he made the choice between two careers, musician and physician.  He has a natural talent for music and has studied piano and organ.  At odd moments, he can turn a competent hand to carpentry, and enjoys tinkering with his radio, car, or other mechanical device.  He reads "a little of everything," with current problems and scientific discoveries and inventions predominating.  

Dr Sweetland avails himself of Buffalo's cultural advantages, having heard most of the leading concert artists, symphony orchestras, and operas.  His keen mind defies the years, and retains a rare zest for living and study.  His affiliations include the Masonic fraternity, the Erie County Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.      

Children of FRANK SWEETLAND and HARRIET CASH are:

137.          i.   FRED WESLEY10 SWEETLAND, b. September 8, 1900, Angola, New York.

               ii.   RUTH THELMA SWEETLAND, b. May 25, 1903, Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. August 1973, New York (Source: SSN database.); m. EUGENE GUILLAUME, December 30, 1933 (Source: Emily Putnam); b. June 22, 1905 (Source: SSN database.); d. August 1974, New York (Source: SSN database.).  

  • More About EUGENE GUILLAUME:  Occupation: Physician  

              iii.   GRACE ELEANOR SWEETLAND, b. April 20, 1909, Angola, Erie County, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. December 13, 1995, Angola, Erie County, New York (Source: SSN database.); m. CHARLES NORCROSS, February 1, 1930; b. December 30, 1893, New York (Source: SSN database.); d. September 1967, Angola, Erie County, New York (Source: SSN database.).  

 

100.  GEORGE L9 SWEETLAND (GEORGE8, GEORGE7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born August 5, 1855 in East Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died November 7, 1931 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married PHOEBE JANE BARTHOLOMEW Aft. 1890.  She was born October 7, 1861 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died August 12, 1924 (Source: Emily Putnam).      

Children of GEORGE SWEETLAND and PHOEBE BARTHOLOMEW are:

138.          i.   RAY AARON10 SWEETLAND, b. May 21, 1895, East Evans, New York; d. September 1983, Florida.

               ii.   EMMA L SWEETLAND, b. April 23, 1897 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. October 1989 (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).

              iii.   JENNIE A SWEETLAND, b. April 8, 1899 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. January 1976, New York (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  

  • Not married yet in 1936  

 

101.  THADDEUS C9 SWEETLAND (GEORGE8, GEORGE7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born November 20, 1859 in East Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died April 10, 1890 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married PHOEBE JANE BARTHOLOMEW (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born October 7, 1861 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died August 12, 1924 (Source: Emily Putnam).      

Children of THADDEUS SWEETLAND and PHOEBE BARTHOLOMEW are:

139.          i.   MABLE A10 SWEETLAND, b. July 10, 1884, East Aurora, New York.

               ii.   GEORGE JOHN SWEETLAND, b. April 2, 1886 (Source: Emily Putnam).  

  • Never married  

              iii.   FRANK THAD SWEETLAND, b. September 19, 1888 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. March 1963, New York (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  

 

102.  ORANGE HEZEKIAH9 DIBBLE (BETSEY M8 SWEETLAND, GEORGE7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born February 14, 1861 in Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died December 6, 1894 in Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married SARAH LAVERTY (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Children of ORANGE DIBBLE and SARAH LAVERTY are:

                i.   LEROY MELVILLE10 DIBBLE (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   WALLACE AUGUST DIBBLE (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   MARVIN DIBBLE (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   SARAH MARIE DIBBLE (Source: Emily Putnam), d. Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. MAX FERRIS (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

103.  CHARLES DELOSS9 SWEETLAND (DELOSS8, GEORGE7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born January 9, 1861 in East Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died  in Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married JESSIE INGERSOLL March 17, 1886 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Children of CHARLES SWEETLAND and JESSIE INGERSOLL are:

140.          i.   GLENN10 SWEETLAND, b. April 22, 1890, Angola, New York; d. April 1977, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

141.         ii.   WILLIAM SWEETLAND, b. May 11, 1887, East Evans, New York; d. March 1965, New York.  

 

104.  CHARLES C9 SWEETLAND (EDWARD A8, NELSON BROWN7, OLIVER6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born August 7, 1872 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married JESSIE A RYKER December 26, 1900 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born March 24, 1877 (Source: Emily Putnam).      

Children of CHARLES SWEETLAND and JESSIE RYKER are:

                i.   CHARLES10 SWEETLAND, d. infancy.

142.         ii.   WILLIAM SWEETLAND, b. 1903, Indianapolis, Indiana.

              iii.   REBECCA SWEETLAND, b. 1905 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. ELDO RUTLEDGE (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   EDWARD SWEETLAND, b. 1909 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. EDNA TOOMER (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

105.  LOUIS IRVING9 SWEETLAND, SR. (ALBERT C8, ALBERT DAY7, OLIVER6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born 1874.  He married ANA R.       

Children of LOUIS SWEETLAND and ANA R are:

                i.   LLOYD I10 SWEETLAND, b. 1898 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   LOUIS IRVING SWEETLAND, JR., b. 1915 (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

Generation No. 10  

106.  LEON EDWARD10 SWEETLAND (CHARLES EDWARD9, CHARLES JOHNSON8, ALANSON7, JONAH6, JONATHAN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 26, 1865 in Triangle, Broome County, New York, and died in Illinois.  He married DAISY NORTHRUP May 30, 1889 in McDonough, New York.  She was born 1870, and died 1927 in Nielsville, Wisconsin.      

Children of LEON SWEETLAND and DAISY NORTHRUP are:

143.          i.   IDELLA MAE11 SWEETLAND, b. October 7, 1891; d. August 1985, Nielsville, Wisconsin.

144.         ii.   BEATRICE SWEETLAND, b. March 4, 1893; d. 1963, Ottawa, Illinois.

145.        iii.   NORA BRIDGET SWEETLAND, b. April 14, 1894, Nielsville, Wisconsin; d. April 1948, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

               iv.   GLADYS SWEETLAND, b. November 2, 1895.

                v.   BESSIE SOPHIA SWEETLAND.

               vi.   PARLEY J SWEETLAND, b. June 7, 1898.

              vii.   LEONA EUGENIA SWEETLAND.

             viii.   BIRDINE LAURA SWEETLAND.

              ix.   CHARLES SWEETLAND.

               x.   LYLE SWEETLAND.

              xi.   MAXINE VERONICA SWEETLAND.  

 

107.  CHARLES GERALD10 SWEETLAND (CHARLES EDWARD9, CHARLES JOHNSON8, ALANSON7, JONAH6, JONATHAN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born September 7, 1873 (Source: Mary Adams.), and died 1956 (Source: Mary Adams (email).).  He married STELLA M BEAM June 28, 1899 in McHenry, Illinois (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900).  She was born 1877 (Source: Mary Adams (email).), and died 1961 (Source: Mary Adams (email).).      

Child of CHARLES SWEETLAND and STELLA BEAM is:

146.          i.   KENNETH EUGENE11 SWEETLAND, b. 1912.  

 

108.  JAMES BROWN10 SWEETLAND (CHARLES EDWARD9, CHARLES JOHNSON8, ALANSON7, JONAH6, JONATHAN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born June 11, 1878 in Broome Co, New York (Source: LDS: IGI records).  He married RUTH VICTORIA REED HOLIDAY.       

Children of JAMES SWEETLAND and RUTH HOLIDAY are:

                i.   MARIAN RUTH11 SWEETLAND, b. May 16, 1899, Dundee, Kane Co, Illinois (Source: LDS: IGI records).

               ii.   CHARLES SWEETLAND, b. October 17, 1905, Belvidere, Boone Co, Illinois (Source: LDS: IGI records); d. December 1975, Florida (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).

              iii.   LILLIAN LUELLA SWEETLAND, b. May 1, 1912, Woodstock, McHenry Co, Illinois (Source: LDS: IGI records).  

 

109.  HARRY MARCELLIUS10 SWEETLAND (MARCELLUS LEVI9, LEVI8, JOHN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born August 10, 1856 in Weston, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married ADA PEACE December 27, 1887 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born May 18, 1865 in Weston, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam), and died June 15, 1905 in Brattleboro, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam).      

Child of HARRY SWEETLAND and ADA PEACE is:

                i.   MILDRED FLORENCE11 SWEETLAND, b. November 30, 1892, Putney, Vermont (Source: Emily Putnam); d. July 1975, Vermont (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration); m. NELSON P JONES, June 28, 1917 (Source: Emily Putnam).  

  • More About MILDRED FLORENCE SWEETLAND:  Took her maiden name back after her divorce (Source: Emily Putnam)  

 

110.  ARTHUR GAY10 BRINCKERHOFF (MARY LOUISE9 SWEETLAND, WARREN MONGOMERY8, BOWEN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 27, 1878 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died May 1928 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married MARY CHARLOTTE CUNNINGHAM April 2, 1900 in Winnetka, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born April 2, 1881 (Source: Emily Putnam).      

Children of ARTHUR BRINCKERHOFF and MARY CUNNINGHAM are:

                i.   RUTH MARJORIE11 BRINCKERHOFF (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   BERTHA ELIZABETH BRINCKERHOFF (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   MARGARET BRINCKERHOFF (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   ARTHUR WARREN BRINCKERHOFF, b. October 13, 1913 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. April 8, 1998, San Francisco, California (Source: Social Security Death Index.).  

  • Social Security Card issued in Oregon (Source: Social Security Death Index.)    

111.  DANA GILBERT10 BRINCKERHOFF (MARY LOUISE9 SWEETLAND, WARREN MONGOMERY8, BOWEN7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born August 14, 1887 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married BLANCHE MABEL JUDKINS August 26, 1914 in Seattle, Washington (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born April 25, 1888 (Source: Social Security Death Index.), and died April 1983 in Portland, Clackamas, Oregon (Source: Social Security Death Index.).      

Children of DANA BRINCKERHOFF and BLANCHE JUDKINS are:

                i.   JANE LOUISE11 BRINCKERHOFF (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   ALLEN GILBERT BRINCKERHOFF, b. November 22, 1922, Oregon ? (Source: Emily Putnam); d. January 30, 1984, California or Virginia (Source: Social Security Death Index.).  

  • Social Security card issued in Oregon (Source: Social Security Death Index.)  

              iii.   BETTY LOU BRINCKERHOFF (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

112.  JOHN JERVIS10 SWEETLAND (JAMES MONTGOMERY9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 19, 1871 in Victory, Mason County, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 24, 1928 in Melbourne, Florida (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married MARY JOSEPHINE SMITH 1896.  She was born September 1, 1878 in St Ignace, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam).      

Children of JOHN SWEETLAND and MARY SMITH are:

147.          i.   ERNEST GUY11 SWEETLAND, b. July 28, 1897, St Ignace, Michigan.

               ii.   WALTER JOHN SWEETLAND, b. November 18, 1899, St Ignace, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam); d. August 27, 1904, Gaylord, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   LESTER LEON SWEETLAND, b. August 15, 1901, St Ignace, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam); d. March 1974, Florida (Source: SSN database.); m. GLADYS MILLS, January 18, 1930 (Source: Emily Putnam); b. July 8, 1905, Blackley, Georgia (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

113.  ELMER ELLSWORTH10 BICKFORD (MARY ANN9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born December 20, 1863 in Coldwater, Algansee Twp, Branch County, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam), and died May 18, 1946 in Fairfield, Solano County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  He married REBECCA WHITEHEAD April 19, 1884 in Florence, Marion County, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of HENRY WHITEHEAD and REBECCA GUTHRIE.  She was born February 23, 1862 in Liverpool, Fulton County, Illinois (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), and died May 19, 1935 in Vallejo, Solano County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  

  • More About ELMER ELLSWORTH BICKFORD:  Burial: May 21, 1946, Carquinez Cemetery, Vallejo, Solano County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)

  • More About REBECCA WHITEHEAD:  Burial: May 22, 1935, Carquinez Cemetery, Vallejo, Solano County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)

Occupation: farmer  

Census Info:

1870 Michigan, Branch Co. Algansee Twp, household 196 line 13

1880 Kansas, Harper Co. Chicaskia Twp, household 18, line 23      

Children of ELMER BICKFORD and REBECCA WHITEHEAD are:

148.          i.   GERTRUDE11 BICKFORD, b. August 3, 1886, Anthony, Harper County or Florence, Marion Co, Kansas; d. December 5, 1976, Vallejo, Solano County, California.

               ii.   GENEVA BICKFORD, b. November 11, 1887, Florence, Marion County, Kansas or Coldwater, Kansas (Source: David & Mary Bickford.); d. October 16, 1888, Florence, Marion County, Kansas (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).

              iii.   KATE BICKFORD, b. July 14, 1892, Florence, Marion County, Kansas (Source: David & Mary Bickford.); d. October 25, 1893 (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).

               iv.   UNNAMED BICKFORD, b. July 14, 1892, Florence, Marion County, Kansas (Source: David & Mary Bickford.); d. October 25, 1893 (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).

149.         v.   EMERSON MARION BICKFORD, b. January 20, 1894, Canton, Illinois or Liverpool, Fulton County, Illinois; d. November 22, 1962, Redding, Shasta County, California.

150.        vi.   CHARLES HENRY BICKFORD, b. August 12, 1895, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois; d. June 8, 1964, Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma.

151.        vii.   FRANK C BICKFORD, b. July 17, 1897, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois; d. November 19, 1974, Napa, Napa, California.

152.      viii.   JAMES EVERETT BICKFORD, b. November 20, 1898, Canton, Illinois or Liverpool, Fulton County, Illinois; d. August 29, 1988, Napa, Napa County, California.

              ix.   BERNICE LUCILLE BICKFORD, b. February 10, 1901, Carrier, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: David & Mary Bickford.); d. June 27, 1915, Carrier, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  

  • More About BERNICE LUCILLE BICKFORD:  Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)

  153.         x.   BURNETT B BICKFORD, b. August 10, 1902, Carrier, Garfield County, Oklahoma; d. July 20, 1965, Napa, Napa County, California.

              xi.   WALTER L BICKFORD, b. August 16, 1904, Carrier, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: David & Mary Bickford.); d. November 13, 1904, Carrier, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  

  • More About WALTER L BICKFORD:  Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)  

             xii.   ELLSWORTH BICKFORD, b. March 8, 1906, Carrier, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: David & Mary Bickford.); d. March 7, 1912, Carrier, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  

  • More About ELLSWORTH BICKFORD:  Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)  

154.      xiii.   EUGENE BICKFORD, b. November 9, 1908, Carrier, Garfield County, Oklahoma; d. July 17, 1994, Pope Valley, Napa, California.  

 

114.  CARRIE MAY10 BICKFORD (MARY ANN9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 25, 1865 in Coldwater, Algansee Twp, Branch County, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam), and died July 20, 1948 in Oswatomie, Miami County, Kansas (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  She married (1) FRED KNECHT January 1884 in Prob. Kansas (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  He died Bef. December 6, 1884 (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  She married (2) SAMUEL WOODS MCCLURE January 26, 1885 in Branch County, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam), son of HUGH MCCLURE and RHODA.  He was born December 17, 1861 in Algansee Twp, Branch County, Michigan (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), and died February 13, 1920 in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  

  • More About CARRIE MAY BICKFORD:  Burial: Danville Cemetery, Danville, Harper County, Kansas (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)  

Census Info:

1870 Michigan, Branch Co. Algansee Twp, household 196 line 13

1880 Kansas, Harper Co. Chicaskia Twp, household 18, line 23     

Children of CARRIE BICKFORD and SAMUEL MCCLURE are:

                i.   PAUL A11 MCCLURE, b. January 18, 1886, Coldwater, Michigan or Danville, Harper County, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam); d. November 1, 1905, Hinton, Caddo County, Oklahoma (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   "EDITH" RHONDA EDITH MCCLURE, b. December 28, 1887, Vilas, Colorado (Source: Emily Putnam); d. January 21, 1960 (Source: David & Mary Bickford.); m. CLARENCE R HUNTER, April 30, 1907 (Source: Emily Putnam).

155.        iii.   HUGH MERIDAN MCCLURE, b. July 15, 1894, Harper, Kansas; d. September 1983, Oklahoma.  

 

115.  "BERNICE" BEATRICE BERNICE10 BICKFORD (MARY ANN9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 2, 1874 in Coldwater, Algansee Twp, Branch County, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam), and died May 17, 1960 in Los Angeles County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  She married WILLIAM W SHIELDS August 18, 1892 in Harper County, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam), son of TIMOTHY SHIELDS and MARY ?.  He was born April 11, 1870 in Algansee Twp, Branch County, Michigan (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), and died September 15, 1951 in Los Angeles County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  

Census Info:

1880 Kansas, Harper Co. Chicaskia Twp, household 18, line 23      

Children of "BERNICE" BICKFORD and WILLIAM SHIELDS are:

156.          i.   MARY ANN11 SHIELDS, b. December 9, 1894, Albion, Kansas or Algansee Twp, Brance County, Michigan; d. November 3, 1945, Los Angeles County, California.

               ii.   ELMA FRANCES SHIELDS, b. July 30, 1909, Randlett, Cotton County, Oklahoma (Source: Emily Putnam); d. June 8, 1994, Culver City, Los Angeles, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford; Social Security Death Index.); m. PAUL L KNISLEY, June 10, 1934 (Source: Emily Putnam); b. April 17, 1908, West Virginia (Source: David & Mary Bickford; Social Security Death Index.); d. March 15, 1975, Culver City, Los Angeles, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford; Social Security Death Index.).  

 

116.  CHARLES ERNEST10 SWEETLAND ("ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born October 14, 1872 in Panola, Woodford Co, Illinois (Source: LDS: IGI records; Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died May 3, 1951 in Helena, Lewis and Clark Co, Montana (Source: Newspaper clipping).  He married NELLIE JANE BALDWIN January 24, 1897 in Webb City, Jasper Co, Missouri (Source: Newspaper clipping), daughter of EZRA BALDWIN and REBECCA COX.  She was born November 25, 1867 in Iowa (Source: Iowa, Bangor MM, Marshall County - Hinshaw Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy.), and died September 15, 1960 in Livingston, Montana (Source: Newspaper clipping).  

  • More About CHARLES ERNEST SWEETLAND:  Burial: Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Montana (Source: Newspaper clipping.)

  • More About NELLIE JANE BALDWIN:  Burial: Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Montana (Source: Newspaper clipping.)  

Census Info:

1880 Iowa, Greene Co. Franklin Twp, household 8 line 23

1900 Colorado, Costilla Co. Mosca Precinct, household 145 line 4

1920 Montana, Lewis & Clark Co. Helena, household 100 line 9

1930 Montana, Lewis & Clark Co. Helena City, household 565 line 15  

Many of my (Kathy Miller Bolam) relatives went to Intermountain Union College together:  Margaret Tullock (step-Grandma), Atha Stellmon (Grandma), Clarice Stellmon (Great Aunt), Glem Stellmon (Great Uncle), Robert E Miller (Grandpa), Elva Sweetland (Grandma), Vera Sweetland (Great Aunt), and Edith Sweetland (Great Aunt).  There may have been others but I don't know of them.  Elva, Vera,  and Edith's father, my Great Grandfather, was a janitor at the college.  Leon Sweetland was the President of the college.  

Charles was called Ernest by his family when he was growing up.  

He spent the summer of 1894 working for his uncle George Evans in Harper County, Kansas. 

In May 1898, Charles and his family moved to Mosca, Alamosa Co, Colorado.  He suffered with sciatic rheumatism and they hoped that he would fair better in Colorado.  They lived in San Luis Valley.  

In the fall of 1902, Charles and family moved home from Colorado to Zincite, Missouri.  The operated a grocery store that Leon had purchased.  

On March 1, 1906, Ernest and family moved to Anderson, McDonald County, Missouri.  

In the spring of 1917, Charles & family moved to Maywood, Illinois and later moved to Helena, Lewis and Clark Co, Montana.  He worked at Montana Wesleyan College as the caretaker.    

Newspaper Clipping:  Charles E Sweetland Former Engineer for Schools, Dies 

Charles Ernest Sweetland 78, former school engineer who had lived in Helena for more then 30 years, died early this morning at St. Peter's hospital where he had been a patient since April 1.  

Mr. Sweetland was born Oct 14 1872 in Illinois.  He was married in Webb City, MO, Jan 24 1897 to the former Nellie McKinley, who survives him.  

They came to Helena in 1917, Mr. Sweetland worked as engineer at Intermountain Union college for 10 years and was engineer at Central elementary school for 19 years.  

He had been in ill health for four and one half years and had spent most of that time with a daughter, Mrs. Robert Miller, in Livingston.  He returned to Helena April 1 to enter the hospital.  

In addition to his widow and Mrs. Miller, Mr. Sweetland is survived by another daughter, Mrs. I.W. Hartzog of Helena; a son, Merrill Sweetland of Spokane; a step-son, Neil McKinley of Whitehall; 17 grandchildren; a brother, the Rev. Leon H Sweetland of La Junta, Colorado, formerly of Helena, and three sisters, Mrs. A.G. Sweezy of Spavinaw, Oklahoma; Mrs. Laura Lowe of Argonia, Kansas, and Mrs. John Davison of Dexter, Kansas, and a number of nieces and nephews.  

The body is at the Opp-Conrad-Retz funeral home.  Arrangements are pending.  

 

Newspaper clipping:  C.E. Sweetland Stricken Today - Father of Livingston Woman Dies at Helena 

C.E. Sweetland 78, father of Mrs. Robert E Miller of Livingston, died at St. Peter's hospital in Helena this morning after an illness of more than four years.  

He had resided with his daughter during most of his illness, returning to Helena about a month ago.  

He was a native of Illinois and later lived for several years in Missouri.  He came to Montana in 1917 and for many years was employed by the Helena public school system as an engineer.  

He is survived by his widow, by two daughters, Mrs. I.W. Hartzog of Helena and Mrs. Miller of Livingston, by one son Merrill Sweetland of Spokane; by a stepson, Neil McKinley, Whitehall; a brother, the Rev. Leon H Sweetland of La Junta, Colorado, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Laura Lowe of Argonia, Kansas, and Mrs. Grace Sweezy of Spavinaw, Oklahoma.  There are several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

Funeral arrangements are pending.  The body is at the Opp-Conrad_Retz funeral home.  

Occupation: Engineer for the Public School System; Janitor at Wesleyan College; farmer  

Notes for NELLIE JANE BALDWIN:

Census Info:

1870 Missouri, Jasper Co. Preston Twp, household 29 line 6

1880 Missouri, Jasper Co. Mineral Twp, page 361A

1900 Colorado, Costilla Co. Mosca Precinct, household 145 line 4

1920 Montana, Lewis & Clark Co. Helena, household 100 line 9

1930 Montana, Lewis & Clark Co. Helena City, household 565 line 15  

Nellie Baldwin ran a boarding house.  Gladys Miller said that Edith Sweetland used to talk about so-and-so used to live at our house one summer.  

Nellie moved to Missouri as a child with her parents.  When Nellie married Charles, she had two sons Neil McKinley age 9 and Ray McKinley age 8.

Ethnicity/Relig.: Quaker      

Children of CHARLES SWEETLAND and NELLIE BALDWIN are:

157.          i.   EDITH VELMA11 SWEETLAND, b. December 4, 1897, Webb City, Missouri; d. August 28, 2000, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana.

               ii.   "EARL" EZRA EARL SWEETLAND, b. December 1, 1899, Mosca, Colorado (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland); d. July 9, 1907, Joplin, Missouri.  

Census Info:

1900 Colorado, Costilla Co. Mosca Precinct, household 145 line 4  

158.        iii.   VERA VEOLA SWEETLAND, b. December 17, 1901, Mosca, Colorado; d. October 11, 1930, Havre, Montana.

159.        iv.   ELVA MARIE SWEETLAND, b. November 17, 1904, Chitwood (Joplin), Missouri; d. March 5, 1989, Helena, Montana.

160.         v.   "MERRILL" JOHN MERRILL SWEETLAND, b. June 14, 1906, Tiff City, McDonald County, Missouri; d. May 15, 1981, Spokane, Washington.  

 

117.  DELBERT JAY10 SWEETLAND ("ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born February 4, 1874 in Panola, Woodford Co, Illinois (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died December 21, 1941 in Norman, Oklahoma (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married "LIZZIE" ELIZABETH C LOWE October 16, 1901 in Union Star, DeKalb Co, Missouri.  She was born April 19, 1867 in Gentry County, Missouri (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 31, 1939 in Norman, Oklahoma (Source: Emily Putnam).  

Census Info:

1880 Iowa, Greene Co. Franklin Twp, household 8 line 23

1900 Missouri, Jasper Co. Jasper Twp, household 26 line 1

1920 Oklahoma, Cleveland Co. Norman City, household 394 line 44  

Delbert went to Kansas (from Missouri) to work in July 1896 and returned in August 1897.  

In 1898, Delbert moved to Los Angeles, California.  He ended up in Arizona where he worked in Phoenix until he returned to Missouri in April 1899.  

When Delbert & Lizzy were first married, they lived in Medoc, Missouri. They later moved to Creek Co, Indian Territory, near Sapulpa, Oklahoma.  

In 1907, Delbert bought 160 acres in Caddo County, Indian Territory, Oklahoma.  

In 1917, Delbert moved to Norman, Cleveland Co, Oklahoma where Vae could go to High School and the university.  

In 1920, Delbert had build a boarding house in Norman where he and Lizzie kept boarders and roomers.  In 1928, Delbert was living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, Oklahoma.  He had rheumatism.  

Occupation: School Teacher, House Painter  

Notes for "LIZZIE" ELIZABETH C LOWE:

Census Info:

1920 Oklahoma, Cleveland Co. Norman City, household 394 line 44      

Child of DELBERT SWEETLAND and "LIZZIE" LOWE is:

                i.   "VAE" GWENDOLYN DELETTA VAE11 SWEETLAND, b. February 11, 1904, Sapulpa, Creek County, Indian Territory, Oklahoma (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland; Emily Putnam); m. WAYNE DAVIS, May 11, 1924 (Source: Emily Putnam).  

Census Info:

1920 Oklahoma, Cleveland Co. Norman City, household 394 line 44  

 

118.  LEON HIRAM10 SWEETLAND, SR. ("ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born March 25, 1880 in Franklin Twp, Green Co, Iowa (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died March 3, 1964 in Loveland, Colorado (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration; Emily Putnam).  He married ULA CHANDLER June 14, 1904 in Easton, Buchanan Co, Missouri.  She was born July 24, 1882 in Easton, Missouri (Source: Emily Putnam), and died September 2, 1966 in Littleton, Colorado (Source: Emily Putnam).  

Census Info:

1880 Iowa, Greene Co. Franklin Twp, household 8 line 23

1900 Missouri, Jasper Co. Jasper Twp, household 26 line 1  

Leon taught school in 1900 in Warrensburg, Johnson Co, Missouri.  

Leon first preached on January 19, 1902 at Oronogo, Michigan.  

In May 1907, Leon and family moved to Moundville, Colorado.  

In 1913, Leon graduated from Northwestern University and Garrett Biblical Institute.  Just after commencement they moved to Zion City, Illinois.  

In 1916, Leon and family moved to Maywood, Illinois.  In 1917, Leon moved to Helena to be president of Montana Wesleyan College.  In September 1919, he left Helena and returned to Maywood, Cook Co, Illinois.  

Leon & family moved to Havre, Hill Co, Montana in the summer of 1920 to work at the church there.  

Before 1924, Leon moved to El Paso, Texas.  

More About LEON HIRAM SWEETLAND, SR.:  Occupation: School Teacher, Preacher      

Children of LEON SWEETLAND and ULA CHANDLER are:

161.          i.   LEON HIRAM11 SWEETLAND, JR., b. July 18, 1905, Jasper, Missouri; d. February 1, 1993, Loveland, Colorado.

162.         ii.   PAUL CHANDLER SWEETLAND, SR., b. May 11, 1907, Moundville, Colorado; d. August 22, 1984, State College, Pennsylvania.

163.        iii.   EMILY ESTHER SWEETLAND, b. March 29, 1909, Doe Run, Missouri; d. July 1, 2000, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

164.        iv.   FORREST EDWARD SWEETLAND, b. March 4, 1911, Chicago, Illinois; d. November 28, 1952, Loveland, Colorado.

165.         v.   RALPH EUGENE SWEETLAND, b. November 26, 1913, Zion City, Illinois; d. November 26, 1977, Riverside, Riverside, California.

166.        vi.   WILLIAM ERNEST SWEETLAND, b. August 8, 1915, Lake Bluff, Illinois; d. July 22, 1976, East Lansing, Michigan.

167.       vii.   "RUTH" ULA RUTH SWEETLAND, b. May 28, 1920, Maywood, Illinois.  

 

119.  LENA HARRIET10 SWEETLAND ("ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born March 25, 1880 in Franklin Twp, Green Co, Iowa (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died July 12, 1968 in Dexter, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married JOHN WHEELER DAVISON October 16, 1904 in Missouri (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland).  He was born December 20, 1875 in Zincite, Missouri (Source: Emily Putnam), and died June 29, 1952 in Anthony, near Dexter, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  

Census Info:

1880 Iowa, Greene Co. Franklin Twp, household 8 line 23

1900 Missouri, Jasper Co. Jasper Twp, household 26 line 1  

In 1900, Lena taught school in Zincite, Missouri.  

When Lena and John were first married, John ran a general store in Zincite, Missouri.   On April 20, 1905 they moved to Chitwood, Jasper Co, Missouri to run a dry goods store.  

In March 1917, Lena and John moved to Sumner County, Kansas.      

Children of LENA SWEETLAND and JOHN DAVISON are:

168.          i.   DAMON DANIEL11 DAVISON, b. April 15, 1907, Joplin (Chitwood), Missouri; d. February 24, 2003, Pecos County, Texas.

169.         ii.   LELAND HIRAM DAVISON, b. July 30, 1908, Joplin, Missouri; d. July 19, 1979, Hobbs, Lea, New Mexico.

170.        iii.   CELESTIA OLIVE DAVISON, b. September 28, 1909, Joplin (Chitwood), Missouri.

171.         iv.   GERALD SWEETLAND DAVISON, b. May 27, 1912, Carthage or Zincite, Missouri; d. February 1975, Michigan.

172.         v.   LEON MILAS DAVISON, b. November 25, 1915, Zincite, Missouri.

173.        vi.   LENA MARIE DAVISON, b. November 25, 1915, Zincite, Missouri.

 

120.  "GARFIELD" JAMES GARFIELD10 SWEETLAND ("ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born November 18, 1882 in Franklin Twp, Green Co, Iowa (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died September 3, 1930 in Whittier, California buried in Rose Hill Memorial Park in Whittier, California (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland).  He married ADA DELL ALLEN September 8, 1903 in Spokane, Spokane Co, Washington.  She was born December 11, 1882 in Joplin (Chitwood), Missouri (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 20, 1943 in Whittier, California (Source: Emily Putnam).  

Census Info:

1900 Missouri, Jasper Co. Jasper Twp, household 26 line 1  

On April 16, 1903, Garfield moved to Washington to live.  He settled in Stevens County, Washington.  

In the spring of 1917, Garfield and family moved to Enterprise, Wallowa Co, Oregon.  

In 1923, Garfield moved to Helena, Lewis and Clark Co, Montana.  

In 1931, Ada and family moved to Grants Pass, Oregon.  

Garfield was killed 9-3-1930 while fumigating orange trees with cyanide gas.  He is buried in Rose Hill Memorial Park in Whittier, CA.      

Children of "GARFIELD" SWEETLAND and ADA ALLEN are:

                i.   "UCEIL" LAURA UCEIL11 SWEETLAND, b. June 3, 1904, Freeman, Washington (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland); d. October 8, 1975, Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration; Vada Walden); m. (1) ARTHUR LAMONT LYNN, October 25, 1931 (Source: Emily Putnam); b. February 7, 1888, Redlands, California (Source: Emily Putnam); m. (2) WILLIAM ALFRED TATUM, May 30, 1946 (Source: Emily Putnam); b. August 12, 1894, Johnson County, Indiana (Source: Emily Putnam); d. September 1980, Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).

174.         ii.   VADA LOIS SWEETLAND, b. September 28, 1921, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon; d. October 14, 2003, Grants Pass, Oregon.  

 

121.  LAURA CANDACE10 SWEETLAND ("ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 3, 1884 in Franklin Twp, Green Co, Iowa (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died October 31, 1966 in Wellington, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married "ANDREW" ANDERSON JERRY LOWE December 31, 1902 in Alba, Jasper Co, Missouri (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), son of CORA ?.  He was born June 25, 1882 in Gentry County, Missouri (Source: Emily Putnam), and died September 12, 1940 in Argonia, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  

Census Info:

1900 Missouri, Jasper Co. Jasper Twp, household 26 line 1  

Laura wrote a very good narrative of her life and that of Anderson Lowe.  The narrative was compiled in 1959.  (LDS Family History).    

Newspaper article:  Mrs. Low observes 80th birthday 

Honoring Mrs. Laura Lowe on her 80th birthday, Mrs. Chester Mansfield entertained at a 1 o'clock luncheon Friday, July 3 (1964).  Mrs. Lowe, thinking she was to be the only guest, was very much surprised when she arrived and was greeted by many friends all expressing in unison, "Happy Birthday".  

A lovely two course luncheon was served.  The centerpiece was coral roses and lavender lythrum.  

Those present to enjoy the happy occasion were as follows:  the honoree, Mrs. Frank Lowe, Wichita, Mrs. Ben Tracy, Mrs. John Olmstead, Mrs. Wynne Karnahan, Mrs. Pearl VanDolah, Mrs. Kate Reimer, Mrs. Pearl Ashmore, Mrs. Don Flickinger and Mardon and the hostess, Mrs. Chester Mansfield.  

 

In February 1904, Laura and Andrew moved to Norton County, Kansas.  

In November 1909, Anderson moved to live with Albert & Celestia for about a year.  

In August 1910, Laura and Anderson moved to Harper County, Kansas.      

Children of LAURA SWEETLAND and "ANDREW" LOWE are:

175.          i.   "PEARL" ADA PEARL11 LOWE, b. November 27, 1903, Medoc, Jasper County, Missouri; d. April 23, 1938, Alliance, Nebraska.

176.         ii.   ESTEL ALBERT LOWE, b. June 7, 1907, Norton, Kansas; d. March 31, 1948, Argonia, Kansas.

177.        iii.   ALVIN ERNEST LOWE, b. October 14, 1908, Rockford, Washington; d. July 21, 1958, Garden City, Kansas.

178.        iv.   FRANK ANDERSON LOWE, b. July 28, 1912, Anthony, Harper County, Kansas; d. November 21, 1981, Argonia, Kansas.  

 

122.  GRACE ALBERTA10 SWEETLAND ("ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 11, 1886 in Lexington, Clark Co, Kansas (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died July 4, 1957 in Carthage, Missouri (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married ALVA GERALD SWEEZY June 15, 1910 in Joplin, Jasper Co, Missouri, son of WILLIAM SWEEZY and ?.  He was born May 2, 1886 in Lockwood, Missouri (Source: Emily Putnam), and died November 20, 1952 in Carthage, Missouri and buried in Hackney, Cemetery (Source: Emily Putnam).  

Census Info:

1900 Missouri, Jasper Co. Jasper Twp, household 26 line 1

1920 Oklahoma, Ottowa Co. Quapau Twp, household 212 line 37  

Grace was born in a dugout sod house on a homestead on Bluff Creek 4 miles west of Lexington in Clark County Kansas.  Her father built the rock house of rocks he got on the farm.  They were living in this house during the blizzard of Feb 1888.   

Grace is buried in Hackney Cemetery, Carthage, Missouri.  

Notes for ALVA GERALD SWEEZY:

Census Info:

1920 Oklahoma, Ottowa Co. Quapau Twp, household 212 line 37  

After Grace got married in 1910, she taught school at Cave Springs, Missouri.  Alva went to Peoria, Ottawa Co, Oklahoma and taught school.  

In the spring of 1911, Alva & Grace along with Albert Sweetland, moved near Carthage, Jasper Co, Missouri.  

In the spring of 1912, Albert Sweetland and daughter Grace & Alva Sweezy moved to Quapaw, Ottawa Co, Oklahoma.  They were both teachers.  

In 1923, they moved to Bernice, Delaware Co, Oklahoma.  They later lived in Grove, Delaware Co, Oklahoma.  On May 17, 1925, Grace's niece Edith Sweetland, was married at her home.  

Grace & Alva lived in Wyandotte, Ottawa Co, Oklahoma in 1928.  In 1930, they moved to Commerce, Ottawa Co, Oklahoma.      

Children of GRACE SWEETLAND and ALVA SWEEZY are:

                i.   WILLIAM ELBERT11 SWEEZY, b. August 25, 1913, Quapaw, Oklahoma (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland); d. August 28, 1913, Quapaw, Oklahoma buried in Carthage, Missouri in Hackney Cemetery (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland).

179.         ii.   ELDON EUGENE SWEEZY, b. December 16, 1917, Quapaw, Oklahoma; d. January 7, 1989, Bethesda, Montgomery, Maryland.

180.        iii.   HENRY LEE SWEEZY, b. May 24, 1919, Quapaw, Oklahoma.  

 

123.  KATIE MAY10 WEINHEIMER (LYDIA FRANCES9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born December 27, 1874 in Panola, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married PROBASCO N HECK May 1, 1902 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Children of KATIE WEINHEIMER and PROBASCO HECK are:

181.          i.   EDITH MAY11 HECK, b. August 7, 1904, Anthony, Kansas.

182.         ii.   FLORENCE MAY HECK, b. June 5, 1909, Attica, Kansas; d. December 27, 1997, Miami-Dade County, Florida.  

 

124.  EDITH BERTHA10 WEINHEIMER (LYDIA FRANCES9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born March 4, 1877 in Panola, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married RALPH BROADSTONE September 10, 1901 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Child of EDITH WEINHEIMER and RALPH BROADSTONE is:

                i.   HELEN FRANCES11 BROADSTONE, b. September 30, 1908, Harper, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam); m. (1) DANIEL M DONICA, October 23, 1931 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. (2) WALTER WALDSCHMITT, December 27, 1944 (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

125.  JOHN JERVIS10 WEINHEIMER (LYDIA FRANCES9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born November 13, 1881 in Panola, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married PEARL MAY CADAMY January 16, 1907 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born June 29, 1885 (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration), and died March 1982 in Houma, Terrebonne, Louisiana (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).      

Child of JOHN WEINHEIMER and PEARL CADAMY is:

183.          i.   RUTH11 WEINHEIMER, b. September 13, 1921, Harper, Kansas.  

 

126.  EARL HENRY10 WEINHEIMER (LYDIA FRANCES9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 4, 1886 in Harper, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married NELLIE MCCLUNG February 25, 1909 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Children of EARL WEINHEIMER and NELLIE MCCLUNG are:

                i.   LLOYD ADRIAN11 WEINHEIMER, b. April 26, 1910, Harper, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   LORAINE FRANCES WEINHEIMER, b. December 18, 1911, Harper, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   MARTHA MARIE WEINHEIMER, b. June 5, 1917, Harper, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

127.  MINNIE MYRTLE10 EVANS (SARAH AMELIA9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born December 26, 1873 in El Paso, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married CLARENCE HAYTER February 19, 1902 (Source: Emily Putnam).   

Census Info:

1880 Kansas, Harper Co. Anthony Twp, household 75 line 14

1900 Kansas, Harper Co. Anthony Twp, household 104 line 4  

More About MINNIE MYRTLE EVANS:  Occupation: music teacher      

Children of MINNIE EVANS and CLARENCE HAYTER are:

                i.   AVIS MAY11 HAYTER, b. January 10, 1903, Anthony, Harper Co, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam); m. ROY CREECH, May 24, 1924 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   CARROL E HAYTER, b. June 8, 1908, Waldron, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).

184.        iii.   DOROTHY NADINE HAYTER, b. April 14, 1911, Waldron, Kansas.

185.        iv.   CLARENCE M HAYTER, b. July 9, 1914, Waldron, Kansas.

186.         v.   PHILL OLIVER HAYTER, b. June 18, 1917, Waldron, Kansas; d. April 27, 1989, Big Piney, Sublette, Wyoming.  

 

128.  ROY J10 EVANS (SARAH AMELIA9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born August 2, 1878 in Clearwater, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married ESTELLA WHITTINGTON September 6, 1905 (Source: Emily Putnam).   

Census Info:

1880 Kansas, Harper Co. Anthony Twp, household 75 line 14

1900 Kansas, Harper Co. Anthony Twp, household 104 line 4  

More About ROY J EVANS:  Occupation: school teacher      

Children of ROY EVANS and ESTELLA WHITTINGTON are:

                i.   HOWARD W11 EVANS, b. September 2, 1906, Anthony, Harper Co, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam); d. March 11, 1992, Parma, Canyon, Idaho (Source: SSN internet site.); m. MANDREAN BREWER, August 6, 1933 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   KEITH ELDON EVANS, b. April 3, 1908, Anthony, Harper Co, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam); m. BETTY B STAFFORD, February 28, 1937 (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   PHYLLIS ESTELLA EVANS, b. April 3, 1910, Anthony, Harper Co, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam); m. ELLIOTT EARL, August 6, 1933 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   GEORGE B EVANS, b. November 20, 1911, Twin Falls, Idaho (Source: Emily Putnam); d. April 1968 (Source: SSN internet site.); m. AVA MAUPIN, September 2, 1939 (Source: Emily Putnam).

                v.   IVA MARGARET EVANS, b. September 17, 1916, Twin Falls, Idaho (Source: Emily Putnam); m. DALE M REESE, February 28, 1937 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               vi.   WILLIAM BRICE EVANS EVANS, b. September 30, 1922, Twin Falls, Idaho (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

129.  BERTHA BEE10 EVANS (SARAH AMELIA9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 17, 1880 in Anthony, Harper Co, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married WILLIAM M FISHER III May 10, 1905 (Source: Emily Putnam).   

Census Info:

1900 Kansas, Harper Co. Anthony Twp, household 104 line 4      

Children of BERTHA EVANS and WILLIAM FISHER are:

                i.   HAROLD E11 FISHER, b. April 1, 1906, Anthony, Harper Co, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam); d. May 16, 1989, San Martin, Santa Clara, California (Source: SSN internet site.); m. MARGUERITE FRARY, May 23, 1930 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   WILLIAM M FISHER, b. March 3, 1909, Anthony, Harper Co, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam); m. HALLIE MILLI, (?), April 20, 1933 (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

130.  LELAND ISAAC10 SWEETLAND (MORRIS F9, LAFAYETTE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born November 4, 1875 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died April 20, 1966 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married ANNA ELIZABETH CLARK December 26, 1900.  She was born 1880 in Marathon, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died May 31, 1982 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  

  • More About LELAND ISAAC SWEETLAND:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

  • More About ANNA ELIZABETH CLARK:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)  

Notes for ANNA ELIZABETH CLARK:

Newspaper Clipping:  Anna Can Hardly Believe It 

The best thing that ever happened to Anna Sweetland was that she turned 100 years old yesterday.  

"I can't hardly believe it myself," she says, after counting off the days for the last three years.  

And you can live to be 10 "if you behave yourself".  

Although she's confined to a wheelchair and her hearing and eyesight is bad, Anna is nevertheless quite alert and happy and will throw you off balance by some of her answers.  

Her secret of longevity? "Sleeping alone," she quipped, and lots of hard farm work.  

"You might better work out than rust out," she advised with a laugh.  

Most everything she says is punctuated with a laugh.  

She feels "just all right" but her laugh you know she's more than elated.  

"I had over 50 cards yesterday", she reported.  

Yesterday afternoon, Highgate Manor Nursing Home held a birthday party for Anna.  She's lived there for seven years and several relatives and friends joined her to celebrate the milestone.  

"Did you bring your checkers?" was the first thing Anna asked Gene Jones, the husband of her great niece.  

"She plays a mean game of checkers," Gene explained while his wife Connie brought Anna up to date.  

"She'll beat you too," he added.  

Ana had something in common with Highgate Administrator David Gluck yesterday.  Both had the same birthday and he came to give her a kiss.  

Anna's face lit up when a large rectangular birthday cake was brought to her.  

"Look at that.  That's beautiful.  Thank you," she remarked.  "How much am I in debt now to you?" she asked the woman a few times.  

She kept thinking all through the interview that she was going to "beak" photographer Bob Dann's camera with all his picture taking.  "I told you I'd break it."  It happened before, she explained.  

And she worried about "using all your paper" when she couldn't hear your question.  

The worst thing that ever happened to her was when she "milked 14 cows by hand all alone" when her late husband Leland was sick one time.  After milking, "I went back and got his breakfast and mine and cleaned the stall."  

"I thought if I got married I wouldn't have to work so hard," she remembered with a laugh.  "I jumped from the frying pan into the fire."  

"I've farmed it all my life", she said.  "I guess it done me good."  

The biggest change she's seen are more and more machines.  

"Now you don't work with your hands -- only machines.  That's why people get lazy," she notes.  

In her younger years she says she worked for 10 cents an hour cleaning houses.  "Now look at the wages," she said.  "But you could buy top stockings then for 25 cents a pair."  

Parents are different today, according to Anna.  "They didn't have so many things to go to as they do now," she said.  

"Mothers didn't work.  They stayed home to tend the children.  I think if they stayed home it would be better," she maintained.  

"Takes more money, grab, grab, grab," she said. "They have to.  Things are high."  

And today's youths are "pretty rough," she thinks.  "Well, they used to be too."  

But then she felt it was still worse today.  "It don't seem like they carry on like they do now".  

Children in the past "were brought up to mind.  Now they don't mind to be brought up," she explained.  

"We had to mind at school and we had to mind at home," she recalled.  

And children wear too many "faded" clothes today "when they could have things that could look nice," she believes.  

One of eight children, she recalled, "I just had three dresses -- one for dress and one to go to school -- and believe me, they were kept clean."  

Her mother was meticulous and had to get water from a well and heat it to wash the clothes.  "And now they have everything they want and they're still not satisfied.  They have too much," she said.  

But Anna was satisfied with her growing-up years.  "We always had enough to eat.  My mother was a wonderful cook".  

She said she drove a car for 35 years "with one eye."  Now she sees better out of that left eye after having a cataract on her right eye.  

"I used to take my grandchildren everywhere -- night and day," she related, added she got a card from her granddaughter in California who remembers those trips to the roller skating rinks and elsewhere.  

"I've had a hard life.  I think that's why I've lived so long," she said, but then added with humility, "No harder than other people, I guess."  

Before we were about to leave, Anna asked, "You gonna put that all in the paper?"  She didn't seem to mind though.  "I guess you got enough, heh," she said with her characteristic laugh that will always be remembered.      

Children of LELAND SWEETLAND and ANNA CLARK are:

                i.   MARY ARLENE11 SWEETLAND, b. May 10, 1909, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. LEROY A COLE, September 26, 1927 (Source: Emily Putnam).

187.         ii.   MORRIS STERRY SWEETLAND, b. April 4, 1913, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York; d. May 7, 1973, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York.

              iii.   ANNA ELOISE SWEETLAND, b. February 12, 1916, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

131.  GRACE LYDIA10 SWEETLAND (MORRIS F9, LAFAYETTE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born September 2, 1886 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died October 28, 1978 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration; Emily Putnam).  She married ROBERT RESINA WILLARD December 23, 1908 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He was born Abt  1884 (Source: Tompkins County, New York obituaries on rootsweb.), and died June 17, 1954 in Tomkins County, New York (Source: Tompkins County, New York obituaries on rootsweb.).  

  • More About GRACE LYDIA SWEETLAND:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

  • More About ROBERT RESINA WILLARD:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Tompkins County, New York obituaries on rootsweb.)  

Notes for ROBERT RESINA WILLARD:  From Tompkins County, New York Obituaries (found on rootsweb)  

Obituary:

Robert R Willard, 70, a well known farmer of Dryden Lake Rd., Dryden RD 1, and a life long resident of that area, died at his home late Thursday evening, June 17, 1954, after a long illness.  He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Cortland and of Dryden Grange, Farm Bureau, and Fish and Game Club.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Sweetland Willard; two daughters, Mrs. Freeman Carpenter of Freeville and Mrs. Theodore Hulslander of Dryden RD 1; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Verner Rogers of Livingstone; three nephews, and several cousins.  

Funeral services will be held at 3pm Sunday in the Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, with the Rev. William Danielson, pastor of the Dryden Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.      

Children of GRACE SWEETLAND and ROBERT WILLARD are:

                i.   COREVA LORETTA11 WILLARD, b. May 2, 1916, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. FREEMAN CARPENTER.  

               ii.   TRIXIE LOVINA WILLARD, b. March 4, 1920, Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. THEODORE HULSLANDER (Source: Tompkins County, New York obituaries on rootsweb.).  

 

132.  NELLIE MAY10 SWEETLAND (WILLIAM ORRIS9, LAFAYETTE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 2, 1881 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died  in Homer, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married FRANK AUSTEN BEAN August 16, 1905 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Child of NELLIE SWEETLAND and FRANK BEAN is:

                i.   GERALD STANLEY11 BEAN, b. September 24, 1907, Homer, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. August 1974, Hamilton County, Ohio (Source: SSN database.).  

 

133.  JOHN LAFAYETTE10 SWEETLAND (WILLIAM ORRIS9, LAFAYETTE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born June 5, 1886 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died January 1970 in New York (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  He married MARGARET STRAIT February 11, 1918 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Children of JOHN SWEETLAND and MARGARET STRAIT are:

                i.   ELIZABETH11 SWEETLAND, b. December 20, 1918, Cortland, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   MARGARET SWEETLAND, b. June 28, 1921, Cortland, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

134.  DENNIS MAY10 SWEETLAND (JOHN JAMES9, GEORGE JAMES8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born April 6, 1889 in Edwardsburg, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam), and died November 6, 1928 in Constantine, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married MAE RANTZ March 2, 1916 (Source: Emily Putnam).    

Children of DENNIS SWEETLAND and MAE RANTZ are:

                i.   ARLEANNE MAE11 SWEETLAND, b. June 9, 1917 (Source: Emily Putnam); m. ? BARKMAN (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   JOHN ELWOOD SWEETLAND, b. August 6, 1920 (Source: Emily Putnam); d. November 1987 (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  

 

135.  ROSELIA LUGENIA10 ROSS (ALICE BELL9 SWEETLAND, GEORGE JAMES8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born March 22, 1907 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died April 3, 1994 in Dryden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married DONALD B HARRINGTON (Source: Emily Putnam).  He died March 8, 1992 (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.).  

  • More About ROSELIA LUGENIA ROSS:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)

  • More About DONALD B HARRINGTON:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)  

Children of ROSELIA ROSS and DONALD HARRINGTON are:

                i.   DAUGHTER 111 HARRINGTON (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   DAUGHTER 2 HARRINGTON (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

136.  EDWIN REGUR10 SWEETLAND, JR. (EDWIN REGUR9, GEORGE JAMES8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born March 18, 1920 in Ithaca, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died June 10, 1992 (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  He married RUTH ELLEN ROWLEY May 15, 1941 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born January 21, 1920 in Burnside, Pennsylvania (Source: Emily Putnam).  

  • More About EDWIN REGUR SWEETLAND, JR.:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)  

Edwin was active in 4-H and boy scouts as a youth, served as elder in Dryden Presbyterian church.  He was Village Justice for nine years and Village Trustee for eight.  He worked thirty-seven years at Cornell University and has been Dryden Town Justice for nine years.

 

Newspaper Clipping ---  Sweetlands celebrate anniversary 

Edwin and Ruth Rowley Sweetland of 6 Pleasant St., Dryden, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise dinner party given by their daughters for 30 people at Roccis at Cortland.  They also took a trip to Bermuda.  

Ruth Sweetland is the daughter of Ney and Zula Roley.  Edwin Sweetland is the son of Edwin and Hester Sweetland.  

Mr. and Mrs. Sweetland were married on May 15, 1941, at the First Presbyterian Church in Dryden.  The Rev. Albert Van Duzen conducted the ceremony.  

Edwin is retired from Cornell University.  Ruth Sweetland is retired from Dryden High School.  

The couple have four children Dorothy Wilson of Binghamton, Richard Sweetland of Island of Rhodes, William Sweetland of Los Alamos, N.M., and Cindy Fitzgerald of Lansing.  They also have two grandchildren and one great grandchild.  

Edwin Sweetland is Town Justice and Ruth Sweetland is town historian of Dryden.      

Children of EDWIN SWEETLAND and RUTH ROWLEY are:

188.          i.   DOROTHY ELIZABETH11 SWEETLAND, b. December 5, 1943, Ithaca, New York.

               ii.   RICHARD EDWIN SWEETLAND, b. January 27, 1945, Ithaca, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. RADIO EUROPE ? (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   WILLIAM ROWLEY SWEETLAND, b. June 3, 1948, Cortland, New York (Source: Emily Putnam) d. February 1, 1997; m. MARY TIMMERS, October 5, 1979 (Source: Emily Putnam).

               iv.   CINDY LEE SWEETLAND, b. August 27, 1957, Cortland, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); m. JOSEPH FITZGERALD, JR., August 5, 1978 (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

137.  FRED WESLEY10 SWEETLAND (FRANK WESLEY9, "WALLACE" WILLIAM WALLACE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born September 8, 1900 in Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (1) HELEN PIERCE May 29, 1926.  She was born December 5, 1905 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died November 25, 1932 in Eden, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (2) KATHERINE MCPHERSON August 3, 1935 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born June 5, 1909 in Raymondsville, Missouri (Source: Emily Putnam), and died  in Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).      

Children of FRED SWEETLAND and HELEN PIERCE are:

                i.   NANETTE CONSTANCE11 SWEETLAND, b. January 7, 1928, Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   RODGER FRED SWEETLAND, b. February 20, 1930, Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

138.  RAY AARON10 SWEETLAND (GEORGE L9, GEORGE8, GEORGE7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 21, 1895 in East Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died September 1983 in Florida (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  He married HILDA EMELIA WOHLFORTH October 27, 1915 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born December 22, 1894 in Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam).      

Children of RAY SWEETLAND and HILDA WOHLFORTH are:

                i.   CLAYTON RAY11 SWEETLAND, b. November 11, 1917, East Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   GEORGE HENRY SWEETLAND, b. November 20, 1920, East Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. April 1987, New York (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  

 

139.  MABLE A10 SWEETLAND (THADDEUS C9, GEORGE8, GEORGE7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 10, 1884 in East Aurora, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married WILLIAM HEIMBURG (Source: Emily Putnam).  He was born November 10, 1879 (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration), and died March 1967 in New York (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).      

Children of MABLE SWEETLAND and WILLIAM HEIMBURG are:

                i.   LESTER11 HEIMBURG (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   STUART HEIMBURG (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

140.  GLENN10 SWEETLAND (CHARLES DELOSS9, DELOSS8, GEORGE7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born April 22, 1890 in Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died April 1977 in Houston, Harris County, Texas (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  He married IRENE CHILDS December 12, 1914 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born April 11, 1889 in New York (Source: SSN database.), and died April 1976 in Houston, Harris County, Texas (Source: SSN database.).      

Children of GLENN SWEETLAND and IRENE CHILDS are:

                i.   PHOEBE11 SWEETLAND, b. August 22, 1916, Buffalo, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   JEAN SWEETLAND, b. January 31, 1928, Buffalo, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

141.  WILLIAM10 SWEETLAND (CHARLES DELOSS9, DELOSS8, GEORGE7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 11, 1887 in East Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died March 1965 in New York (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  He married DOROTHY WOODS October 26, 1927 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born February 1, 1898 in East Evans, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died September 28, 1991 (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).      

Child of WILLIAM SWEETLAND and DOROTHY WOODS is:

                i.   CHARLES11 SWEETLAND, b. September 26, 1928, Angola, New York (Source: Emily Putnam); d. May 1990 (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  

 

142.  WILLIAM10 SWEETLAND (CHARLES C9, EDWARD A8, NELSON BROWN7, OLIVER6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born 1903 in Indianapolis, Indiana (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married VIOLA BREMER (Source: Emily Putnam).       

Children of WILLIAM SWEETLAND and VIOLA BREMER are:

                i.   DANA F11 SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).

               ii.   SHIRLEY A SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).

              iii.   JUDITH M SWEETLAND (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

Generation No. 11  

143.  IDELLA MAE11 SWEETLAND (LEON EDWARD10, CHARLES EDWARD9, CHARLES JOHNSON8, ALANSON7, JONAH6, JONATHAN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born October 7, 1891 (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration), and died August 1985 in Nielsville, Wisconsin (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  She married GEORGE HART in Nielsville, Wisconsin.   

 

144.  BEATRICE11 SWEETLAND (LEON EDWARD10, CHARLES EDWARD9, CHARLES JOHNSON8, ALANSON7, JONAH6, JONATHAN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born March 4, 1893, and died 1963 in Ottawa, Illinois.  She married (1) CODA SNYDER.    She married (2) WILLIAM SIEBERT.       

 

145.  NORA BRIDGET11 SWEETLAND (LEON EDWARD10, CHARLES EDWARD9, CHARLES JOHNSON8, ALANSON7, JONAH6, JONATHAN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born April 14, 1894 in Nielsville, Wisconsin, and died April 1948 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She married CLAUDE SAMUEL TEWALT Abt  1911 in Nielsville, Wisconsin, son of WILLIAM TEWALT and MATHILDA COWDEN.  He was born October 21, 1886 in Viroqua, Wisconsin, and died June 17, 1957 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  

 

146.  KENNETH EUGENE11 SWEETLAND (CHARLES GERALD10, CHARLES EDWARD9, CHARLES JOHNSON8, ALANSON7, JONAH6, JONATHAN5, JOSEPH4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born 1912 (Source: Mary Adams (email).).  He married ?.   

 

147.  ERNEST GUY11 SWEETLAND (JOHN JERVIS10, JAMES MONTGOMERY9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 28, 1897 in St Ignace, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married BARBRA BETHY SCHROEDER 1920 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born December 26, 1890 in Patterson, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  

 

148.  GERTRUDE11 BICKFORD (ELMER ELLSWORTH10, MARY ANN9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born August 3, 1886 in Anthony, Harper County or Florence, Marion Co, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam), and died December 5, 1976 in Vallejo, Solano County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  She married (1) FRED AUGUST KLINGER November 28, 1906 in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma or Carrier, Oklahoma (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), son of CHARLES KLINGER and MARY SCHINDLER.  He was born August 6, 1872 in Sidney, Champagne County, Illinois (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), and died January 18, 1950 in Sidney, Champagne County, Illinois (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  She married (2) GEORGE ANDERSON May 14, 1938 (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  He was born 1882 in Florence, Marion County, Kansas (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), and died June 17, 1956 in Vallejo, Solano County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  

  • More About GERTRUDE BICKFORD:  Burial: December 8, 1976, Skyview Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Vallejo, Solano County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)

  • More About FRED AUGUST KLINGER:  Burial: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sidney, Champagne County, Illinois (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)  

 

149.  EMERSON MARION11 BICKFORD (ELMER ELLSWORTH10, MARY ANN9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born January 20, 1894 in Canton, Illinois or Liverpool, Fulton County, Illinois (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration; Emily Putnam), and died November 22, 1962 in Redding, Shasta County, California (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  He married GOLDIE VIOLET CARTER October 18, 1915 in Los Angeles, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), daughter of PATRICK CARTER and SAMANTHA ?.  She was born August 27, 1898 in Rosalie, Red River County, Texas (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), and died April 20, 1952 in Redding, Shasta County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  

  • More About EMERSON MARION BICKFORD:  Burial: Whitmore Cemetery, Whitmore, Shasta County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)

  • More About GOLDIE VIOLET CARTER:  Burial: Evangelical Cemetery, Whitmore, Shasta County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)

       

150.  CHARLES HENRY11 BICKFORD (ELMER ELLSWORTH10, MARY ANN9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born August 12, 1895 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration; Emily Putnam), and died June 8, 1964 in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  He married HAZEL DROKE June 10, 1919 in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), daughter of DAVID DROKE and MINERVA TRUSTY.  She was born February 17, 1901 in Carrier, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), and died June 1, 2004 in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: SSN database.).  

  • More About CHARLES HENRY BICKFORD:  Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)  

 

151.  FRANK C11 BICKFORD (ELMER ELLSWORTH10, MARY ANN9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 17, 1897 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration; Emily Putnam), and died November 19, 1974 in Napa, Napa, California (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  He married LAURA OLADINE BALSLEY November 24, 1921 in Vallejo, Solano County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), daughter of WILLIAM BALSLEY and LAURA AVISE.  She was born July 18, 1900 in West Point, Calavaras County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), and died November 26, 1998 in Redding, Shasta County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  

  • More About FRANK C BICKFORD:  Burial: November 22, 1974, Sunrise Memorial Cemetery, Vallejo, Solano County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)

  • More About LAURA OLADINE BALSLEY:  Burial: December 1, 1998, Sunrise Memorial Cemetery, Vallejo, Solano County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)  

 

152.  JAMES EVERETT11 BICKFORD (ELMER ELLSWORTH10, MARY ANN9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born November 20, 1898 in Canton, Illinois or Liverpool, Fulton County, Illinois (Source: Emily Putnam), and died August 29, 1988 in Napa, Napa County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  He married ELLA MAY HERRMANN July 26, 1922 (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), daughter of JOSEPH HERRMANN and LAURA SPENCER.  She was born January 16, 1904 in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado (Source: David & Mary Bickford; Social Security Death Index.), and died February 14, 1988 in Napa, Napa County, California (Source: SSN internet site.).  

  • More About JAMES EVERETT BICKFORD:  Burial: Skyview Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Vallejo, Solano County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)  

 

153.  BURNETT B11 BICKFORD (ELMER ELLSWORTH10, MARY ANN9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born August 10, 1902 in Carrier, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: Emily Putnam), and died July 20, 1965 in Napa, Napa County, California (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  He married FRANCES MARIAN BALSLEY May 3, 1925 (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), daughter of WILLIAM BALSLEY and LAURA AVISE.  She was born May 5, 1906 in West Point, Calavaras County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), and died May 1986 in Hawaii.  

  • More About BURNETT B BICKFORD:  Burial: Carquinez Cemetery, Vallejo, Solano County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)

  • More About FRANCES MARIAN BALSLEY:  Burial: Carquinez Cemetery, Vallejo, Solano County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.)  

 

154.  EUGENE11 BICKFORD (ELMER ELLSWORTH10, MARY ANN9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born November 9, 1908 in Carrier, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: Emily Putnam), and died July 17, 1994 in Pope Valley, Napa, California (Source: SSN internet site.).  He married (1) JEAN ELLEN HUSSEY (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  She was born June 24, 1911 (Source: David & Mary Bickford.), and died March 5, 1984 in Hayward, Almeda County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  He married (2) CECILIA HUSSEY (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).   

 

155.  HUGH MERIDAN11 MCCLURE (CARRIE MAY10 BICKFORD, MARY ANN9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 15, 1894 in Harper, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam), and died September 1983 in Oklahoma (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  He married BERTHA BILDERBACH December 22, 1922 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born January 5, 1898 (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration), and died February 1980 in Oklahoma (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  

 

156.  MARY ANN11 SHIELDS ("BERNICE" BEATRICE BERNICE10 BICKFORD, MARY ANN9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born December 9, 1894 in Albion, Kansas or Algansee Twp, Brance County, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam), and died November 3, 1945 in Los Angeles County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  She married RAY EARL DETER March 10, 1917 (Source: Emily Putnam), son of HOWARD DETER and MARTHA NICHOLS.  He was born October 24, 1893 in Indiana (Source: David & Mary Bickford; Social Security Death Index.), and died July 13, 1968 in San Diego County, California (Source: David & Mary Bickford.).  

 

157.  EDITH VELMA11 SWEETLAND (CHARLES ERNEST10, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born December 4, 1897 in Webb City, Missouri (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died August 28, 2000 in Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana (Source: Gladys Tillotson; SSN internet file.).  She married "SLIM" ISAAC WILLIAM HARTZOG May 17, 1925 in Grove, Oklahoma.  He was born December 23, 1890 in Brownwood, Texas, and died August 31, 1971 in Helena, Montana (Source: Newspaper clipping; Edith Putnam).  

  • More About "SLIM" ISAAC WILLIAM HARTZOG:  Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens (Source: Newspaper clipping.)  

Census Info:

1900 Colorado, Costilla Co. Mosca Precinct, household 145 line 4

1920 Montana, Lewis & Clark Co. Helena, household 100 line 9  

Many of my (Kathy Miller Bolam) relatives went to Intermountain Union College together:  Margaret Tullock (step-Grandma), Atha Stellmon (Grandma), Clarice Stellmon (Great Aunt), Glem Stellmon (Great Uncle), Robert E Miller (Grandpa), Elva Sweetland (Grandma), Vera Sweetland (Great Aunt), and Edith Sweetland (Great Aunt).  There may have been others but I don't know of them.  Elva, Vera,  and Edith's father, my Great Grandfather, was a janitor at the college.  Leon Sweetland was the President of the college.  

Edith spent some time with her grandparents Albert & Celestia the winter Vera was born (1901).  

____________________________________________

  AUNT EDITH

What do I remember about Aunt Edith?  First of all the many things I think of when I think about her, is that she was always there. From the time I was born, she was part of the loving circle of family that surrounded me and all of us who were cousins in Helena, her children and my parents' children and Vera's children. Every family get-together, and there were many, always included all of us.  All the aunts and uncles and our grandparents. Every holiday meal, the Sunday picnics in summer, the visits from friends of the family and relatives from other places-we were always together. And Aunt Edith was always there as a warm and loving part of that family. We were imprinted with it. I don't think I have ever visited Helena since I grew up that I didn't see and visit with Aunt Edith.  

Family--she was always the one who had corresponded with and knew about Grandpa's sisters and brothers; about Grandma's siblings; about the Texas friends and relatives of Uncle Slim. She always had time for correspondence with them- and later, when I lived away from Helena, she corresponded with me. I remember how quickly her handwriting deteriorated when she stared losing her sight.  

Friends--she had many. We walked over to aunt Edith's house often when we were kids. Often she would be gone--at a neighbor's house for a visit or to help with something. Or a neighbor would be visiting her. And she kept up with them when they moved away, with letters and visits.  

People were important to her...she was a 'people' person. When she was living alone for many years after Uncle Slim died, she often went out to dinner, or lunch, or breakfast, with her circle of friends. I'm sure she felt the loneliness as they one by one died, and there were fewer and fewer for her to socialize with.  

What did she like? She loved us, we know that. She liked bright colors. You never saw her in a black or navy blue dress. Red, or aqua, or flowered is what I remember. She loved gooseberry pie--because she had it whenever we visited--and we usually had to help pick the gooseberries. Jim Nabor's voice--she loved to listen to his records.  

She loved to hop in the car and go someplace. I remember when Ben and I were first married, one Sunday we drove down to Helena from Great Falls, with our friend Rod McGeary. (His wife was away and he was at loose ends...). when we got to Aunt Edith's, she insisted that we jump in her car and go to visit Lilah with her. Lilah was working for the summer at a dude ranch...in the mountains on the other side of MacDonald Pass is about all I remember about where it was now--it's almost 50 years ago. Rod and Ben were astonished and amazed at her driving with so little concern for the distance or the roads...astonished at what they considered the 'wild ride!' I didn't feel that concern...it was usual for her was my impression. I don't remember anything about the visit with Lilah, but we got back to Helena safely, and back home again OK> but I have had some white knuckle drives with her when she took me to the airport after visits with her, when she drove long past what I would have considered was the time for her to quit. Now that I am older, perhaps I was too quick to judge!  

She was tough, in the good sense of the word. Whenever times were hard, and lean, she went to work and worked hard. No complaining. She went back to teaching, she gardened, she canned, she sewed clothes, she stretched things out. Later in life, when we all thought that she might not make it, when she was hospitalized for bleeding ulcers, she came through. As her doctor told her, "she was a tough old bird!" She had a knee replacement at 94, and did fine. She stayed on her own in her home until it was no longer safe for her because she couldn't see. She was stubborn about it, as her children and grandchildren can tell you.  

She never gave up on life, never turned her back on life. She determinedly chose life, again and again, until the very end.  

By her niece, Gladys Miller Tillotson

 

Isaac spent his life in Mississippi.  He volunteered in the US Army during World War I and served in France.  He worked in the oil industry in Texas.  

Edith and Isaac came to Helena from Electra, Texas in 1930.  They were married June 8, 1925 in the home of Edith's aunt Grace Sweezy.      

 

158.  VERA VEOLA11 SWEETLAND (CHARLES ERNEST10, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born December 17, 1901 in Mosca, Colorado (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died October 11, 1930 in Havre, Montana (Source: Newspaper clipping).  She married FRITZ ABNER GARRARD December 24, 1926 in Helena, Montana (Source: Marriage announcement in paper).  He was born November 3, 1883 in Severy, Kansas, and died October 7, 1942 in Havre, Montana (Source: Gladys Tillotson).  

  • More About VERA VEOLA SWEETLAND:  Burial: Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Montana (Source: Newspaper clipping.)

  • More About FRITZ ABNER GARRARD:  Burial: Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Montana (Source: Gladys Tillotson.)  

Census Info:

1920 Montana, Lewis & Clark Co. Helena, household 100 line 9  

Vera Veola died a few days after her daughter Vera Irene was born.  It was thought she died from internal bleeding after childbirth.  

Many of my (Kathy Miller Bolam) relatives went to Intermountain Union College together:  Margaret Tullock (step-Grandma), Atha Stellmon (Grandma), Clarice Stellmon (Great Aunt), Glem Stellmon (Great Uncle), Robert E Miller (Grandpa), Elva Sweetland (Grandma), Vera Sweetland (Great Aunt), and Edith Sweetland (Great Aunt).  There may have been others but I don't know of them.  Elva, Vera,  and Edith's father, my Great Grandfather, was a janitor at the college.  Leon Sweetland was the President of the college.  

 

Newspaper Clipping:  Former Helena resident dies - Mrs. Vera Gerrard of Havre Succumbs to Illness 

Mrs. Vera Garrard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Sweetland of Helena, died Saturday evening at the Havre hospital, information received here said.  She was the wife of F.A. Garrard, farmer, of Gildford.  

Mrs. Garrard was a native of Colorado where she was born 28 years ago.  She resided with her parents in Missouri and Chicago before coming to Helena about 12 years ago.  

She attended the academy at Intermountain Union college when it was known as Montana Wesleyan and was graduated from the college with the class of 1924.  She taught in the high school at Gildford for two years.  

Mrs. Garrard is survived by her husband, by two daughters, one age 3 and one aged less than one week; by her parents, and by several brothers and sisters, Neil McKinley, Vernon, Texas; Ray McKinley, Sunnyvale, California; Mrs. I.W. Hartzog, Elk Point, Texas; Mrs. Robert E Miller, Helena and Merrill Sweetland, Helena.  

Services will be held at Havre Tuesday.  The body will be brought to Helena Wednesday and services will be held Thursday from Herrmann & Co.'s chapel, with interment in Forestvale Cemetery.      

 

159.  ELVA MARIE11 SWEETLAND (CHARLES ERNEST10, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born November 17, 1904 in Chitwood (Joplin), Missouri (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died March 5, 1989 in Helena, Montana.  She married ROBERT EARL MILLER August 16, 1925 in Helena, Montana at the home of CE Sweetland (Source: Marriage Certificate; Wedding Announcement), son of ROBERT MILLER and JOSEPHINE EVANS.  He was born March 22, 1902 in Upper Sand Coulee, Cascade Co., Montana (Source: Certificate of Baptism; Robert E Miller.), and died December 8, 1985 in Helena, Montana.  

Census Info:

1920 Montana, Lewis & Clark Co. Helena, household 100 line 9

1930 Montana, Lewis & Clark Co. School District 1 Helena City, household 68 line 1  

Many of my (Kathy Miller Bolam) relatives went to Intermountain Union College together:  Margaret Tullock (step-Grandma), Atha Stellmon (Grandma), Clarice Stellmon (Great Aunt), Glem Stellmon (Great Uncle), Robert E Miller (Grandpa), Elva Sweetland (Grandma), Vera Sweetland (Great Aunt), and Edith Sweetland (Great Aunt).  There may have been others but I don't know of them.  Elva, Vera,  and Edith's father, my Great Grandfather, was a janitor at the college.  Leon Sweetland was the President of the college.    

Elva graduated from Intermountain Union College June 3, 1925.  She taught Spanish and English at Park County High School in Livingston and later at Helena High School in Helena, Montana.  

 

Newspaper Clipping: 

Former Helena High School Spanish teacher, Elva S Miller, 84, of 2010 East Sixth Ave, died at St Peter's Hospital Sunday after a brief illness.  

She was born in Chitwood, Missouri on November 17, 1904, to C.E. and Nellie Sweetland.  She came to Helena as a young girl and graduated from Helena High School and the Intermountain Union College.  

On August 16, 1925, she married Robert E Miller in Helena.  They lived in Livingston from 1940 to 1961.  They then returned to Helena, where Mr. Miller served as editor of the Independent Record in 1961.  

Mrs. Miller taught at Park County High School for 14 years.  She taught Spanish at Helena High School from 1961 to 1963.  

She was a member of St Paul's United Methodist Church since 1917 and belonged to the Sally Wright Circle of the Church.  She was also a member of Miriam Chapter No. 1, OES, Helena Women's Club, the Retired Teacher's Association and the Knitwits.  

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1985, in addition to four bothers and a sister.  

Survivors are a son, Robert M Miller of Renton, Washington; three daughters, Gladys Tillotson of Bellevue, Washington, Patricia Gailey of Mountain Home, Idaho, and Dorothy Dougherty of Ennis (Montana); 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.  

Cremation has taken place.  Memorial services will be Wednesday at 1:30pm at St Paul's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gayle Sandholm officiating.  

More About ELVA MARIE SWEETLAND:  June 3, 1925, Graduated from Intermountain Union College in Helena, Montana (Source: College Degree: Bachelor of Arts)  

Notes for ROBERT EARL MILLER:

Census Info:

1920 Montana, Roosevelt Co. Bainville Twp, household 47 line 30

1930 Montana, Lewis & Clark Co. School District 1 Helena City, household 68 line 1  

Many of my (Kathy Miller Bolam) relatives went to Intermountain Union College together:  Margaret Tullock (step-Grandma), Atha Stellmon (Grandma), Clarice Stellmon (Great Aunt), Glem Stellmon (Great Uncle), Robert E Miller (Grandpa), Elva Sweetland (Grandma), Vera Sweetland (Great Aunt), and Edith Sweetland (Great Aunt).  There may have been others but I don't know of them.  Elva, Vera,  and Edith's father, my Great Grandfather, was a janitor at the college.  Leon Sweetland was the President of the college.  

Robert Earl Miller was baptized June 1, 1905 in Culbertson, Montana.  He graduated from Culbertson High School May 20, 1920 and from Intermountain Union College on June 3, 1925.  He became editor of The Livingston Enterprise in 1940 and of the Helena Independent Record in 1960.  He went on to work in the Montana Press Association where he retired for the 2nd time Aug 16, 1974.

 

Helena AP 1960 - Appointment of Robert E Miller of Livingston as editor of the Helena Independent Record was announced Wednesday.  Miller succeeds the late E.A. "Shorty" Dye.  

The appointment was announced by Richard E Morrison, general manager of the Lee Newspapers of Montana.  

Miller has been editor of The Livingston Enterprise for the past 20 years.  

In Helena, he will be returning to the paper where he was trained in the newspaper business.  He started work on the old Montana Record-Herald in 1926 and was news editor of that paper in 1940 when he went to Livingston.  

He expects to assume his duties in Helena before Jan. 1.  

Miller is a native of Montana, is a graduate of Culbertson High School, and of Intermountain Union College of Helena, Now Rocky Mountain at Billings.  

Mrs. Miller is the former Elva Sweetland of Helena.  They have three grown children, all married.  Miller is a member of the Livingston Rotary Club and served as district governor of Rotary in Montana in 1952.  

More About ROBERT EARL MILLER:  June 3, 1925, Graduated from Intermountain Union College in Helena, Montana (Source: College Degree: Bachelor of Arts)      

 

160.  "MERRILL" JOHN MERRILL11 SWEETLAND (CHARLES ERNEST10, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born June 14, 1906 in Tiff City, McDonald County, Missouri (Source: Social Security Death Index.), and died May 15, 1981 in Spokane, Washington (Source: Social Security Death Index.).  He married (1) GLADYS OPAL MCVEY June 10, 1928 in Spokane, Washington (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born May 17, 1907 in Tildon, Nebraska (Source: Emily Putnam), and died August 1975 in Spokane, Washington (Source: Social Security Death Index.).  He married (2) MAUDE NOBLE July 4, 1948 in Spokane, Washington (Source: Gladys Tillotson).  She was born September 18, 1890 (Source: Emily Putnam), and died December 1975 in Spokane, Washington (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  

Census Info:

1920 Montana, Lewis & Clark Co. Helena, household 100 line 9  

  

161.  LEON HIRAM11 SWEETLAND, JR. (LEON HIRAM10, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 18, 1905 in Jasper, Missouri (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died February 1, 1993 in Loveland, Colorado (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (1) WINIFRED ELLEN WHEELOCK November 1, 1924 (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of THEODORE WHEELOCK and ELLEN FRINK.  She was born March 30, 1906 in Westfield, Wisconsin (Source: Emily Putnam), and died October 30, 1949 in Loveland, Colorado (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (2) RUTH PALMER March 14, 1953 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born August 8, 1905 in Zunkirk, Ohio (Source: Emily Putnam).  

More About LEON HIRAM SWEETLAND, JR.:  Occupation: Electrical Engineer      

 

162.  PAUL CHANDLER11 SWEETLAND, SR. (LEON HIRAM10, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 11, 1907 in Moundville, Colorado (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died August 22, 1984 in State College, Pennsylvania (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married EVA FAYE HAINLINE March 23, 1935 (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of ROBERT HAINLINE and ELIZABETH HARGETT.  She was born November 4, 1913 in Macksville, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam), and died July 1987 in Pennsylvania (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration).  

More About PAUL CHANDLER SWEETLAND, SR.:  Occupation: Professor and Research at Pennsylvania State College in State College, Penn  

 

163.  EMILY ESTHER11 SWEETLAND (LEON HIRAM10, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born March 29, 1909 in Doe Run, Missouri (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died July 1, 2000 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona (Source: SSN internet site.).  She married CLYDE LAVON PUTNAM, SR. June 3, 1934 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He was born July 21, 1907 in Wichita, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam), and died June 2, 1986 in Tucson, Arizona (Source: Emily Putnam).  

More About EMILY ESTHER SWEETLAND:  Occupation: Dean of Girls, History Teacher, World Traveler  

 

164.  FORREST EDWARD11 SWEETLAND (LEON HIRAM10, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born March 4, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died November 28, 1952 in Loveland, Colorado (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (1) MARGARET FREDELLA HALL April 28, 1928 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born June 23, 1912 in Hays, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (2) VERNA JEMIMA JENKINS November 4, 1933 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born September 28, 1910 in Moudridge, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (3) NORMA CROUSE April 12, 1946 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born January 30, 1928 in Casper, Wyoming (Source: Emily Putnam).  

More About FORREST EDWARD SWEETLAND:  Occupation: Construction Engineering Technician      

 

165.  RALPH EUGENE11 SWEETLAND (LEON HIRAM10, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born November 26, 1913 in Zion City, Illinois (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died November 26, 1977 in Riverside, Riverside, California (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration; Emily Putnam).  He married (1) MYRTLE LORIENE FRANTZ May 19, 1940 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born September 30, 1918 in Larimer County, Colorado (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (2) MARGARET CARTER Bef. 1958.    He married (3) "MICKIE" NELLIE R FORDHAM May 1958, daughter of FRANK FORDHAM and MAUDE MOUNTZ.  She was born February 14, 1922 in Wichita, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam), and died August 25, 1994 in Riverside, Riverside, California (Source: SSN internet site.).  

More About RALPH EUGENE SWEETLAND:  Occupation: Aeronautical Engineer  

Marriage Notes for RALPH SWEETLAND and MARGARET CARTER:  This marriage lasted less than 3 months.  

 

166.  WILLIAM ERNEST11 SWEETLAND (LEON HIRAM10, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born August 8, 1915 in Lake Bluff, Illinois (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died July 22, 1976 in East Lansing, Michigan (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married ELIZABETH HAGEY SACKETT January 4, 1942 (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of WALTER SACKETT and LILLIAN FERGUSON.  She was born December 3, 1920 in Fort Collins, Colorado (Source: Emily Putnam), and died May 13, 1996 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona (Source: SSN internet site.).  

  • More About WILLIAM ERNEST SWEETLAND:  Occupation: Professor at Michgan State University in East Lansing  

 

167.  "RUTH" ULA RUTH11 SWEETLAND (LEON HIRAM10, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 28, 1920 in Maywood, Illinois.  She married KENNETH PAUL SCHOONOVER, SR. September 12, 1942 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He was born January 12, 1922 in Eaton, Colorado (Source: Emily Putnam).  

More About "RUTH" ULA RUTH SWEETLAND:  Occupation: Special Education Teacher      

 

168.  DAMON DANIEL11 DAVISON (LENA HARRIET10 SWEETLAND, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born April 15, 1907 in Joplin (Chitwood), Missouri (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died February 24, 2003 in Pecos County, Texas (Source: SSN database.).  He married LAMOYNE LUCILLE STAINBROOK January 14, 1930 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born June 28, 1913 in Drumright, Oklahoma (Source: Emily Putnam), and died December 8, 1977 in Pecos County, Texas (Source: SSN database.).      

 

169.  LELAND HIRAM11 DAVISON (LENA HARRIET10 SWEETLAND, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 30, 1908 in Joplin, Missouri (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died July 19, 1979 in Hobbs, Lea, New Mexico (Source: SSN CD provided by Social Security Administration; Emily Putnam).  He married LOUISA ELLEN RUSH August 28, 1929 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born August 19, 1910 in Dexter, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam), and died June 6, 1999 in Odessa, Ector, Texas.  

Louisa Davison

ODESSA-- Louisa E. Davison, 88, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Sunday, June 6, 1999, at Medical Center Hospital.  Services will be at 11 am today at Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Thomason officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens in Hobbs, N.M. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.  

She was born in Maple City, Kan., and moved to Odessa in 1980 from Hobbs. She was Baptist.  

SURVIVORS: Sons, Leland Davison and Lloyd Davison, both of Odessa, and Louis Davison of San Antonio; daughters, Lela Brooks of Odessa and Louisa House of Evanston, WY.; sisters, Bertha Hallman and Alice Moore, both of Winfield, Kan.; 18 grandchildren; 41  great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.                                       

 

170.  CELESTIA OLIVE11 DAVISON (LENA HARRIET10 SWEETLAND, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born September 28, 1909 in Joplin (Chitwood), Missouri (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland; Emily Putnam).  She married FRED WILLIAM RUSH December 24, 1930 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He was born November 21, 1911 in Dexter, Cowley County, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam), and died June 8, 1994 in Dexter, Cowley County, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).      

 

171.  GERALD SWEETLAND11 DAVISON (LENA HARRIET10 SWEETLAND, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 27, 1912 in Carthage or Zincite, Missouri, and died February 1975 in Michigan.  He married (1) ALMA MAYOLA GODFREY March 23, 1935 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born October 6, 1916 in Nash, Oklahoma (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (2) HAZEL BEATRICE WARD March 12, 1940 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born July 10, 1921 in Rosebud, Texas (Source: Emily Putnam).      

 

172.  LEON MILAS11 DAVISON (LENA HARRIET10 SWEETLAND, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born November 25, 1915 in Zincite, Missouri (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland).  He married (1) THELMA GRACE HOOPER May 17, 1935 (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of JOHN HOOPER and LELA SPENCER.  She was born January 28, 1919 in Richer, Oklahoma (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married (2) MATTIE FRANCES WARD February 21, 1947 (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of P.S. WARD and MATTIE BOZEMAN.  She was born April 26, 1928 in Rosebud, Texas (Source: Emily Putnam).      

 

173.  LENA MARIE11 DAVISON (LENA HARRIET10 SWEETLAND, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born November 25, 1915 in Zincite, Missouri (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland).  She married CECIL SYLVESTER METCALF (Source: SSN internet site.) October 10, 1935 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He was born April 25, 1916 in Hooser, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam), and died October 16, 1993 in Arkansas City, Cowley, Kansas (Source: SSN internet site.).      

 

174.  VADA LOIS11 SWEETLAND ("GARFIELD" JAMES GARFIELD10, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born September 28, 1921 in Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died October 14, 2003 in Grants Pass, Oregon (Source: Gladys Tillotson.).  She married "DALE" ALBERT DALE WALDEN March 21, 1945 in Stevenson, Skamania County, Washington (Source: Emily Putnam).  He was born September 12, 1898 in Potter, Garfield County, Oklahoma (Source: Emily Putnam), and died December 29, 1986 in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon (Source: Vada Walden).  

 

175.  "PEARL" ADA PEARL11 LOWE (LAURA CANDACE10 SWEETLAND, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born November 27, 1903 in Medoc, Jasper County, Missouri (Source: Emily Putnam), and died April 23, 1938 in Alliance, Nebraska (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married EARL F WILLIAMS September 15, 1935 (Source: Emily Putnam).  He was born September 24, 1889 in Albany, Missouri (Source: Emily Putnam).

 

Newspaper Clipping ----  Ada Pearl (Lowe) Williams 

Ada Pearl Lowe was born at Medoc, Missouri, on the 27th day of November, 1903.  She was the daughter of Anderson J and Laura C Sweetland Lowe.  When Ada Pearl was but a few weeks old, the Lowe family left Missouri and settled in Norton County, Kansas.  Later they spent a year in Washington state and in 1910 the family located in the vicinity of Argonia where Ada Pearl grew to womanhood.  She attended the Milon High School and graduated there in 1922.  She received the degree of Batchelor of Arts from Southwestern College, Winfield, in May 1926.  She returned to her home school at Milan and became an instructor there.  Later she taught in Pitcher, Oklahoma, for two years and then came to the Argonia schools where she served for six years.  

On September 15, 1925, she was married at the home of her parents in Argonia to Earl R Williams of Alliance, Nebraska.  Mr. and Mrs. Williams located in Pueblo, Colorado, and later moved to Buckingham, Colorado, where Mrs. Williams took so active a part in the affairs of this frontier community.  Mr. and Mrs. Williams operated a general store in Buckingham and Ada Pearl ......  surgical operation but at the time she was stricken by her last illness, she was well on the way to complete recovery.  Her death came Saturday evening, April 23, 1938, in the hospital at Sterling, Colorado.  

Funeral services were conducted at Sterling on Monday by her uncle, Dr Leon H Sweetland of Loveland, Colorado.  Interment was made in Alliance, Nebraska Cemetery where the Williams family rest.  

Ada Pearl became a Christian in early childhood and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at the age of 12.  She took an active interest in the work of the church and the Sunday School.  She was the teacher of the High School class and the Epworth League Sponsor in the Argonia Methodist church for a number of years and her membership remained in that church until she located in Colorado.  

Mrs. Williams was community minded and those who worked with her in the local schools tell of the untiring work and the devotion of this good woman.  She won for herself a place in the hearts of the people not only of this community but wherever she touched life.  The activities of the entire community of her ...... schools were dismissed and business houses were closed.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and social clubs in the communities in which she lived.  

Ada Pearl was happy in her home and the baby girl who came to her and her husband on June 25, 1937, was the fulfillment of her fondest dreams.  She did not anticipate death and only a short time before passing away, she and her husband were making happy plans for the future.  

She is survived by her husband and her daughter, Beatrice Lou, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Lowe of Argonia, three brothers, Alvin E Lowe of Garden City, Kansas, and Estel A and Frank A of Argonia.  There are three nieces and three nephews.  Bernice Saxton of Alliance, Nebraska, and Lorine Williams of Hemingford, Nebraska are daughters of Mr. Williams.  Besides these relatives there are scores of friends in this and other communities who will mourn the passing of this life.  

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The Cemetery at Alliance, Nebraska, where Ada Pearl was buried, is one of the beauty spots of Western Nebraska.  They have a modern irrigation plant and the entire place is covered with a thick growth of bluegrass.  Many beautiful trees and shrubs grace the grounds and perpetual car is given.  The Williams family burying ground is there and relatives live at Alliance.  The many friends at Argonia will be happy to .....  

 

176.  ESTEL ALBERT11 LOWE (LAURA CANDACE10 SWEETLAND, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born June 7, 1907 in Norton, Kansas (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died March 31, 1948 in Argonia, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married HORTENSE LUCRETIA KARNAHAN June 8, 1925.  She was born March 20, 1909 in Milan, Sumner County, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).      

 

177.  ALVIN ERNEST11 LOWE (LAURA CANDACE10 SWEETLAND, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born October 14, 1908 in Rockford, Washington (Source: Emily Putnam), and died July 21, 1958 in Garden City, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married ESTHER LELA KOLSKY May 19, 1934 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born August 13, 1910 in Brewster, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).      

 

178.  FRANK ANDERSON11 LOWE (LAURA CANDACE10 SWEETLAND, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 28, 1912 in Anthony, Harper County, Kansas, and died November 21, 1981 in Argonia, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married CHARLOTTE NADENE TRACY July 15, 1934 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born May 25, 1914 in Argonia, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam), and died November 3, 1995 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas (Source: SSN internet site.).  

 

179.  ELDON EUGENE11 SWEEZY (GRACE ALBERTA10 SWEETLAND, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born December 16, 1917 in Quapaw, Oklahoma (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland), and died January 7, 1989 in Bethesda, Montgomery, Maryland (Source: SSN internet site.).  He married EMMA JO STUBBLEFIELD December 30, 1944 (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of BRUCE STUBBLEFIELD.  She was born April 28, 1923 in Miama, Oklahoma (Source: Emily Putnam).  

Census Info:

1920 Oklahoma, Ottowa Co. Quapau Twp, household 212 line 37      

 

180.  HENRY LEE11 SWEEZY (GRACE ALBERTA10 SWEETLAND, "ALBERT" WILLIAM ALBERT9, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born May 24, 1919 in Quapaw, Oklahoma (Source: Life of William Albert Sweetland).  He married MARJORIE ELSIE BLACK March 6, 1943 (Source: Emily Putnam), daughter of HENRY CLARK BLACK.  She was born August 7, 1918 in Inverness, Mississippi (Source: Emily Putnam).  

Census Info:

1920 Oklahoma, Ottowa Co. Quapau Twp, household 212 line 37      

 

181.  EDITH MAY11 HECK (KATIE MAY10 WEINHEIMER, LYDIA FRANCES9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born August 7, 1904 in Anthony, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married FORREST E CARLSON, SR. June 21, 1928 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

 

182.  FLORENCE MAY11 HECK (KATIE MAY10 WEINHEIMER, LYDIA FRANCES9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born June 5, 1909 in Attica, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam), and died December 27, 1997 in Miami-Dade County, Florida (Source: SSN database.).  She married CHALMERS MILLER June 3, 1934 (Source: Emily Putnam).   

 

183.  RUTH11 WEINHEIMER (JOHN JERVIS10, LYDIA FRANCES9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born September 13, 1921 in Harper, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married RICHARD VAN INGRAHM August 2, 1939 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

 

184.  DOROTHY NADINE11 HAYTER (MINNIE MYRTLE10 EVANS, SARAH AMELIA9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born April 14, 1911 in Waldron, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married CARL CARTER June 1921 (Source: Emily Putnam).       

 

185.  CLARENCE M11 HAYTER (MINNIE MYRTLE10 EVANS, SARAH AMELIA9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born July 9, 1914 in Waldron, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married FRANCES BENEFIEL (Source: Emily Putnam).       

 

186.  PHILL OLIVER11 HAYTER (MINNIE MYRTLE10 EVANS, SARAH AMELIA9 SWEETLAND, JERVIS WAKELEE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born June 18, 1917 in Waldron, Kansas (Source: Emily Putnam), and died April 27, 1989 in Big Piney, Sublette, Wyoming (Source: SSN internet site.).  He married BELVA SMITH (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born January 31, 1904 (Source: SSN internet site.), and died May 24, 1995 in West Point, Calaveras, California (Source: SSN internet site.).  

 

187.  MORRIS STERRY11 SWEETLAND (LELAND ISAAC10, MORRIS F9, LAFAYETTE8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born April 4, 1913 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam), and died May 7, 1973 in Dryden, Tompkins Co, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  He married LISA HIGGINS October 18, 1931 (Source: Emily Putnam).  She was born  in Caroline, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  

  • More About MORRIS STERRY SWEETLAND:  Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Highland Road, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York (Source: Green Hill Cemetery records on rootsweb.)  

  

188.  DOROTHY ELIZABETH11 SWEETLAND (EDWIN REGUR10, EDWIN REGUR9, GEORGE JAMES8, JAMES7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN OLIVER3, JOHN2, ISAAC1) was born December 5, 1943 in Ithaca, New York (Source: Emily Putnam).  She married (1) KENNETH TUKE VIALL, JR. March 1963 (Source: Emily Putnam).    She married (2) LEONARD WILSON July 14, 1970 (Source: Emily Putnam). 

 

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