I'm descended through Ezra ->Daniel H. -> Willard J. ->Ruth (married Pennington) ->Edmund Willard Pennington=my grandfather.
In doing some research on my family line to determine a possible connection to some Samoan Art found in our attic,I came across this Name Change info for S. S. Patten.Bangor newspapers and city directories suggest that he was the only S. S. and that he was known as Sweden S., not Silas S.Probably just switched the two names.Here's the info.
Subject:Patten, Silas chto Sweden S. Patten Link:10042 Description:An Act to change the names of certain persons Year:1848 Type:PS Ch 60 Access #:229-60
Subject:Patten, Sweden S. chfm Silas Patten Link:10042 Description:An Act to change the names of certain persons Year:1848 Type:PS Ch 60 Access #:229-60
Also, Sweden's wife was Almira (spellings were so fluid) (nee Warren) and the obituary in the Bangor Paper from January 5th 1891 indicates that they were married on February 11th 1841. Bangor Daily Whig & Courier, (Bangor, ME) Monday, January 05, 1891; Issue 5; col E
Sweden died April 11th 1892 in Bangor; the obituary from the Bangor paper indicates pretty clearly that Mr. Sweden Patten was a long-time Bangor/Brewer area resident, & directories and Census reports do seem to back that up.here's the obituary citation info (lots of good info in there): Bangor Daily Whig & Courier, (Bangor, ME) Wednesday, April 13, 1892; Issue 89; col D