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  • ID: I784
  • Name: Richard SWEET 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 23 FEB 1676 in Newport, Newport Co., colony of Rhode Island
  • Note:

    RIGR Vol. 1 Part 2 pg. 89 East Greenwich Wills abstracts has Richard's will dated 4 Mar 1728 and proved 9 June 1744 cites EG pages 182A-183) Mentions wife Prisilla Sons Richard, John & William, Daughters Prisila, Elizabeth & Susannah
    Yet RIVR Vol. 6 pp 272-277 list the following children
    Benjamin, Elizabeth, Priscilla, Richard, John, Susannah and William of "Richard [& Priscilla]"
    Richard 3 Sweet's homestead was located at E. Greenwich RI. His burial marker (a fieldstone) has the initials "RS." His will made 10 Mar 1728 names wife Prisillah, sons Richard, John, William, Benjamin, and dau's Pricilla, Elizabeth, and Susannah. Wife, Pricilla, executrix. That his wife's surname was Carpenter is proved by receipts received by Miriam Carpenter who, as executrix, distributed the estate of her husband Wm Carpenter. These receipts were signed by mark by Richard & Pricilla Sweet; and name Meriam & Wm Capenter as Pricilla Sweet's father & mother. [Bristol Co, Taunton MA Registry of Probate, Probate Bk 2:104]
    Richard SWEET (8), b. 1652, of Newport, Rhode Island. son of John SWEET (2) and Elizabeth (JEFFERY). Richard m. Mehitable (LARKIN), 15 Dec 1673. he m. 2nd. Priscilla (CARPENTER) abt.1692. His will dated 10 Mar 1728 mentions his wife Priscilla, and sons, Richard, John, William, and Benjamin, daughters, Priscilla, Elisabeth and Susanna. Richard d. 1744

    SOURCE: Salt Lake Family History Library Film #0385003, Notes from original records in office of Town Clerk at Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island. (1704) Richard Sweet sold land in Westerly 30 Dec 1689, the deed acknowledged by Mehitable, his wife 15 Dec 1689.

    John 2, John 1

    Children of Richard (8) and Mehitable (LARKIN)
    i. William, (37) b. abt 1674
    * ii. Richard (38), b. 23 Feb 1676 in Newport, Rhode Island. He, m. 1st Elizabeth (Jacques) and m. 2nd Fear (JONES), 22 May 1712 in Kingston, Rhode Island.
    iii. Susanna, b. 17 Feb 1678
    iv. Elizabeth, b. 10 Feb 1680
    v. Mary, b. 4 Nov 1682
    vi. Eleanor, b. 13 Jun 1687
    * vii. Benjamin,(39) b. abt 1688, m. 11 May 1721 Margaret (HAMMETT), Benjamin d. before 21 Mar 1754

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/sweet/messages/2232 viewed 10 Oct 2003
    Re: Richard Swait (part of Periam/Wescot
    Posted by: Hilary Everitt Date: September 08, 2001 at 06:50:24
    In Reply to: Re: Richard Swait (part of Periam/Wescot by Denise of 2947

    Hi Denise,
    I have a copy of a document from "The Sweet Family of RI" by Florence Sweet Wetzel. Vol1 Bk 8.
    It quotes.
    Richard Sweet, Pastor of Baptist Church Stony Lane.Newport,RI
    b abt 1650-53, Warwick ,Kent RI.
    Married abt 1683 Newport,RI
    Died 10 March 1774 East Greewich,Kent,RI
    Son of Sweet,John.

    Wife
    Carpenter,Priscilla
    b 24 July 1661 Brstl' Mass.
    daughter of William Carpenter

    Children of above -:
    1 Richard Sweet b 1684 Newport married Fear Jones 1712
    2 John Sweet b 1886 Newport married Lydis Whaley 1707
    3 William Sweet b 1688 Newport married Thankfull Hamilton March 1707
    4 Priscilla Sweet b 1690 Newport
    5 Elizabeth Sweet b 1695 Newport married Peter Wells 2 July 1746
    6 Benjamin Sweet b 1698 Newport married Margaret Hammet
    7 Susanna Sweet b 1695 Newport.
    Hope this helps you.




    Father: Richard SWEET b: ABT 1652 in Warwick, Kent Co., Colony of Rhode Island
    Mother: Priscilla CARPENTER b: 24 JUL 1661 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Mass

    Marriage 1 Fear JONES
    • Married: 22 MAY 1712 in West Greenwich, Kent Co., Colony of Rhode Island
    Children
    1. Has Children John SWEET b: ABT 1713
    2. Has No Children William SWEET b: ABT 1715 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., Colony Of Rhode Island
    3. Has Children Josiah SWEET b: 8 SEP 1718
    4. Has Children Freelove SWEET b: ABT 1721 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., Colony Of Rhode Island
    5. Has Children Mary SWEET b: ABT 1720 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., Colony Of Rhode Island
    6. Has Children Fear SWEET b: ABT 1725
    7. Has No Children John SWEET b: ABT 1727

    Sources:
    1. Type: Web Site
      Title: Descendants of James Sweet
      Media: Microfilm #0385003
      Location: Salt Lake City
    2. Type: Web Site
      Author: Rev. Stephen S. Niles-312 Broadmoor Drive-South Sioux City, NE 68776-United States-(402) 253-9053
      Title: Descendants of John Niles
      URL: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/n/i/l/Stephen-S-Niles/GENE12-0017.html
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