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Sweets from England to US (Rhode Island and New York) Updated October 20, 2003
About Our Family Research
Hello cousins and other Sweet genealogists! I created this site a few years ago to share my genealogy and the information I have gathered from other distant relatives about this interesting family. I have enjoyed over the past few years hearing from many Sweet researchers from e-mail, letters and phone calls. It is exciting to hear from all of you distant relatives and to see how much the family has grown and spread out since their arrival here in the 1600's.
Check out the awesome pictures I got from John Sweet in England!
My SWEET line resided mostly in England (Modbury), New York, Rhode Island. My mother did some of the initial work from cemetary logs in New York, while living there. Judge John Austin did a lot of work, retrieving much information from City and State records and visiting the cemetaries in New York. A lot of credit goes to John Sweet, who resides and does much of his research in England. The pictures I will post of Traine and England are directly from him and his travels about England.
My grandfather, Sidney A. Sweet retired from the Village Department of Public Works after 18 years of service in October of 1973. He died in 1975. My family moved to Utah in 1964 and here I reside still. My Father, Sidney E. Sweet, returned to New York and is a resident of Glens Falls, New York.
I would like to thank those of you who have taken time and effort to share their stories and genealogy with me and with those of you who are still searching good luck in finding those missing links.
Sweet Coat of Arms-From John Sweet (15 KB) The sole surviving Sweet Coat of Arms in the church at Modbury due to the fact Cromwell's Troops distroyed all in the church prior to a very large battle in Modbury, during the English Civil War (1642). This Coat of Arms was entered after the war about 1725.
Picture for Bonesetter article-sent by Rich Mullen (51 KB) Top Left: Dr. Benoni Sweet (1840-1922)
Top Right: Dr. Job Sweet (1828-1906)
Bottom Left: Dr. William Sweet (1802-1888)
Bottom Right: Martha (Tourgee) Sweet (1803-1880) Photos courtesy of George Sweet
New Traine-from John Sweet (28 KB) New Traine, located across the street from the entrace of old Traine. New Traine was built in 1789 - the whole structure is one building, although it appears to be several.
Sweet Coat of Arms (24 KB) This coat of arms was taken from the link below from Lonnie Sweet. The link Says Sam Sweet and the picture is very similar to the other Coat of Arms on this site.
Entrance door to Traine with Coat of Arms (36 KB) This is the entrance door to Traine with the Coat of Arms over the entrace way. The door is massive and was a coaching door - it is wide enough for a coach to pass throughit...six and a half feet wide. Behind the door in the gate is a cobblestoned path of over 100 yards to the courtyard. (Picture taken by John Sweet)
The Bonesetter Sweets of South County, RI (12 KB) This article was published in January 1968 YANKEE. I was unable to post this article in it's original form, but the words are here, and the picture is up in the Family Pictures section. This article was acquired from Rich Mullen, who went to great lengths to get a copy to me. Thanks again, Rich!