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Some Descendants of
JEREMIAH & RUTH (ALBRO) SWEET



1. Jeremiah Sweet was born about 1676 to John and Elizabeth Sweet. He was the last named of the "little" sons in his father's will.  He married Ruth Albro, daughter of Samuel & Isabel (Lawton) Albro.  She was mentioned in the will of her aunt, Ruth Lawton Wodell, as Ruth Sweet daughter of sister Isabel Albro.  Jeremiah Sweet of Kingstown, RI was involved in several land transactions between 1713 and 1721.  He then acquired land in Westerly , RI which he sold March 2, 1728 calling himself "of Westerly". He returned to North Kingstown where he became a freeman May 4, 1736.  His land was in the section that became Exeter, RI and he died there about June 1760.  His will was dated July 30, 1756 and proved July 8, 1760.  His wife, Ruth, was not mentioned in his will.

Children of Jeremiah and Ruth were:
2. Samuel, d. abt. June 1761 in Exeter, RI; his wife's name was Sarah.
3. John, d. abt. May 1756 in Exeter, RI; m. Abigail Eldred.
4. George, d. abt. January 1796 in Exeter, RI; m. Ruth Sweet.
5. Ruth, d. bef. March 25, 1784; m. Nathaniel Niles.
6. Elizabeth, d. bef. July 30, 1756; she may have been the wife of Robert Sweet.
7. Isabel, d. about 1770, probably unmarried.
8. Jeremiah, born by 1717; d. shortly before May 10, 1774; wife's name unknown.


Generation 2

2. Samuel Sweet was named first in his father's will.  His will was dated March 24, 1761 and proved June 16, 1761 in Exeter, RI; it mentions his wife named Sarah.

Children of Samuel and Sarah:
  9. Ruth, b. about April 24, 1730 in N. Kingstown, RI; d. after March 24, 1761.
10. Sarah, b. about March 14, 1731/2 in N. Kingstown, RI; d. after March 24, 1761.
11. Freelove, b. Nov. 1, 1734 in Exeter, RI; m(1) Henry Sweet; m(2) Edward Crowell.
12. Samuel, b. February 1, 1736 in Exeter, RI; m. May 10, 1761 Sarah Wilcox.
13. Jonathan, b. August 9, 1739 in Exeter, RI; m. Nov. 13, 1760 Ede Wilcox.
14. Isabel, b. about 1740 in Exeter, RI; d. after 1767.
15. Mary, b. about 1742 in Exeter, RI; d. after March 24, 1761.
16. Albro, b. March 13, 1743 in Exeter, RI; m. Feb. 15, 1767 Jane Parker.
17. Elizabeth, b. March 11, 1744 in Exeter, RI; d. after March 24, 1761.
18. Job, b. about 1745 in Exeter, RI; d. about August 1774 in Richmond; no children.

3. John Sweet became a freeman of North Kingstown, RI May 2, 1738. His will was dated February 7, 1756 and proved May 15, 1756 in Exeter, RI.  He married February 5, 1743/4 Abigail Eldred in Exeter, RI . She married again by March 18, 1760, Hezekiah Hoar.

Children of John and Abigail:
19. Jeremiah, b. Nov. 14, 1744 in Exeter, RI; d. 1821 in Hancock, MA; m. July 12, 1771 Jane Eldred.  He served in the Berkshire Co., MA Militia in 1777.
20. Isabel, b. Sept. 21, 1746 in Exeter, RI; m. Apr. 9, 1770 Joseph Vaughan.
21. George, b. Nov. 28, 1748 in Exeter, RI; d. June 10, 1813 in Hancock, MA; m. after February 18, 1774 Dorcas Hadsall.  He served in the Berkshire Co. Militia in 1777.
22. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 28, 1750 in Exeter, RI; d. July 2, 1833 in Berkshire Co., MA; m(1) May 29, 1771 John Vaughan; m(2) abt 1790 Daniel Galusha.
23. Ruth, b. June 12, 1753 in Exeter, RI; m. January 16, 1775 Benjamin Morey.

4. George Sweet became a freeman of Exeter, RI in May 1756 and served as Justice of the Peace.  He was the executor of his father's will.  He was appointed guardian to the children of his niece, Freelove Sweet.  He was given Letters of Administration on the estate of his brother, Jeremiah, and was appointed guardian to his children.  His will was dated February 12, 1790 and proved February 2, 1796.  He married June 29, 1740 in East Greenwich, RI, Ruth Sweet, daughter of Capt. Benjamin and Susanna (Spencer) Sweet.  Ruth was born May 8, 1720 and was still living on February 12, 1790.  There were numerous land transactions involving George & Ruth Sweet. 

Children of George and Ruth:
24. Dorothy, b. November 12, 1742 in Exeter, RI; m. Abel Gardiner.
25. Susanna, b. May 17, 1745 in Exeter, RI; m. Jeremiah Pendleton.
26. Mary, b. June 20, 1747 in Exeter, RI; d. before February 12, 1790.
27. George, b. Sept. 28, 1749 in Exeter, RI; d. aft. May 8, 1779; m. Mercy Macguire.
28. Jabez, b. October 9, 1751 in Exeter, RI; d. abt. Jan. 1823; m. Rachel Pendleton.
29. Hannah, b. April 12, 1754 in Exeter; m. Henry Gardiner; lived in Williamstown, MA.
30. Ruth, b. May 31, 1757 in Exeter, RI; m. May 1, 1783 William Henry Davis.
31. Elizabeth, b. August 10, 1759 in Exeter, RI; m. Samuel Gardiner.
32. Amy, b. Jan. 7, 1762 in Exeter, RI; d. June 17, 1846; m. Thomas Benjamin.

5. Ruth Sweet, died after March 25, 1784 when she was named in her husband's will. She married in 1731 Nathaniel Niles in North Kingstown, RI.

Children of Nathaniel and Ruth (Sweet) Niles:
33. Nathaniel Niles, m. November 26, 1752 in W. Greenwich, RI Martha Joslin.
34. Jeremiah Niles, m. December 8, 1755 in Exeter, RI Mary Aylesworth.
35. Freelove Niles, m. April 8, 1743 in W. Greenwich, RI John Case.
36. Abigail Niles, d. before March 25, 1784; m. Thomas Rogers.
37. Isabel Niles, m. March 17, 1754 in W. Greenwich, RI Thomas Eldred.
38. Ruth Niles, d. before March 25, 1784; m. Dec. 24, 1749 in W. Greenwich, RI Benjamin Niles.

8. Jeremiah Sweet, born about 1717 or earlier as he was a freeman of North Kingstown, RI May 2, 1738.  He served on several highway repair crews 1760-1772 in Exeter, RI.  He died intestate shortly before May 10, 1774.  The name of his wife has not been found.  He did not sell any land in Exeter. His brother, George Sweet, was named executor of his estate and guardian to his children.

Children of Jeremiah Sweet:
39. Huldah, b. Jan. 29, 1758 in Exeter, RI; d. March 16, 1839; m. Edward Greene.
40. Ruth, b. March 4, 1762 in Exeter, RI; d. August 6, 1841; m. Silas Benjamin.
41. Mary, b. 1763; d. abt. 1850; m(1) Samuel Case; m(2) abt 1846 Jabez Cartwright.
42. John, b. 1765; d. July 29, 1848 in Williamstown, MA; m(1) Sarah Vaughan #46; m(2) Ruth Vaughan #48, sister of Sarah.  No children.  He is buried in South Williamstown, MA; the grave maked as Rev. War Patriot which may be an error.
43. Susanna, b. 1768; d. September 16, 1846 Brookfield, NY; m. Elijah Moore.


Generation 3

11. Freelove Sweet was born November 1, 1734 in Exeter, RI.  She married about 1754 Henry Sweet, son of Capt. Benjamin and Susanna (Spencer) Sweet, who died in 1756.  She m(2) before November 13, 1759 Edward Crowell of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts Bay Colony.  In November 1765, the Exeter Town Council ordered her and her 2 children removed to Martha's Vineyard, her last legal place of residence. She may have had additional children after 1765.

Children of Henry and Freelove Sweet:
44. Naomi, born December 21, 1754 in Exeter, RI.
45. Henry, born about 1755 in Exeter, RI.

22. Elizabeth Sweet was born January 28, 1749/50 in Exeter, RI and died July 2, 1833 in Berkshire Co., MA.  She married (1) May 29, 1771 in West Greenwich, RI John Vaughan, son of George and Elizabeth (Bassett) Vaughan.  She married (2) Daniel Galusha about 1790 in Berkshire Co., MA.  This second marriage is known because when her daughter, Ruth, died, Ruth's heirs included a half-brother, Daniel Galusha, of Williamstown, MA.  Elizabeth and Daniel Galusha are buried in South Williamstown.

Children of Elizabeth (Sweet) Vaughan Galusha:
46. Sarah Vaughan, b. Sept. 19, 1771 in W. Greenwich, RI; d. Feb. 21, 1840 in Williamstown, MA; m. abt. 1789 in RI, John Sweet #42.  No children.
47. George Vaughan
48. Ruth Vaughan, b. April 11, 1773; d. July 20, 1851 in Williamstown, MA; m. abt. 1841, John Sweet #42.  No children.  Her heirs were listed as: brother John Vaughan, nephew John A. Vaughan, niece Betsey Vaughan & half-brother Daniel Galusha of Williamstown.
49. John Vaughan, b. Sept. 19, 1775; d. after 1849 in VT.
50. Daniel Galusha, b. March 1791 in Berkshire Co., MA.  Wife named Rebecca.

25. Susanna Sweet was born May 17, 1745 in Exeter, RI and was still living in Exeter in 1816.  She married after April 15, 1781 Jeremiah Pendleton, son of John Pendleton.  He died about March 1813.

Known child of Jeremiah and Susanna (Sweet) Pendleton:
51. Freelove Pendleton.  Sept. 15, 1814 the Town Council of Exeter sent her to Warwick, RI to have her child.  She had also lived in "Patuxet".

27. George Sweet was born September 28, 1749 in Exeter, RI and died before April 15, 1781 or had left the Colony.  His wife was Mercy Macguire.  Lt. George Sweet Jr. is listed in the Civil & Military List of RI in Aug. 1774, Oct. 1775 and Dec. 1776.  May 18, 1779 George Sweet Sr. purchased at auction 12 acres which belonged to George Sweet Jr. who passed counterfeit money & left town.

Children of George and Mercy Sweet:
52. Benjamin, named in will of John Cottrell, of Exeter.
53. Jeremiah, named in will of John Cottrell, of Exeter.

28. Jabez Sweet was born October 9, 1751 in Exeter, RI and died about January 1823 in Brookfield, Madison Co., NY.  He married about 1780 Rachel Pendleton, daughter of John Pendleton.  Rachel was still living March 17, 1814. They sold the last of their property in Exeter on March 9, 1798.

Children of Jabez and Rachel Sweet:
54. Samuel G., b. abt 1779 in Exeter, RI; d. Feb. 17, 1866 in Brookfield, NY; m(1) June 24, 1802 Sarah Stetson, d. Mar. 26, 1851; m(2) Mrs. Tryphosa Murdock.
55. David, named in father's will.
56. Joshua, d. April 10, 1827 in Brookfield, NY.  Named in father's will.
57. Mary, m. Rufus Moore, who died April 1, 1810 in Brookfield, NY.
58. Hannah, m. Eleazer Risley in Madison Co., NY.
59. Susanna, b. abt Oct. 26, 1790 in Exeter, RI; d. Feb. 26, 1847 in Brookfield, NY.
60. Jonathan, b. abt 1792 in Exeter, RI; d. April 1, 1865 in Madison Co., NY.
61. Charles, b. abt 1793 in Exeter, RI; d. Nov. 23, 1840 in Brookfield, NY.

32. Amy Sweet was born January 7, 1762 in Exeter, RI and died June 17, 1846 in Brookfield, Madison Co., NY.  She married before 1790 Thomas Benjamin, son of Jonathan and Margaret Benjamin.

Children of Thomas and Amy (Sweet) Benjamin:
62. Sarah Benjamin, b. May 6, 1790; d. Nov. 6, 1844 in Brookfield, NY unmarried.
63. Ruth Benjamin, b. July 17, 1792; d. March 17, 1833 in Brookfield, NY unmarried.
64. Susanna Benjamin, b. 1794; d. May 3, 1877 in Brookfield, NY unmarried.
65. George Sweet Benjamin, d. before May 31, 1877; had son Oscar Benjamin.
66. Jonathan Benjamin, b. about 1800; resided Hume, Allegany, NY in 1877.
67. David Benjamin, b. Sept. 18, 1807; d. Apr. 1, 1882; m. Sarah Ingersoll.

39. Huldah Sweet was born January 29, 1758 in Exeter, RI and died March 16, 1839 in Alfred, Allegany, NY.  She married Edward Green(e), son of Joseph and Margaret (Greenman) Greene about 1778. Edward was a Revolutionary War veteran serving in RI and NY.  Edward & Huldah lived in Petersburg, NY and Brookfield, NY, where he was the first judge of Madison County.  They finally settled in Alfred, NY about 1816. Their descendants usually left the trailing "e" off their name.

Children of Edward and Huldah (Sweet) Green:
68. Luke Green, b. July 19, 1779; d. Apr. 19, 1842 Canton, IL; m. Nancy Murphy.
69. Rhoda Green, b. abt. 1782; d. in Brookfield, NY; m. Stephen Dye.
70. Jeremiah Green, b. Mar. 28, 1784; d. Oct. 13, 1862 Hebron, Potter Co., PA; m. 1814 Lucy Crandall.
71. Paris Green, b. Nov. 23, 1785; d. Mar. 29, 1868 Alfred, NY; m. 1809 Polly Sweet.
72. Perry Green, b. May 6, 1790 in Brookfield, NY; m. 1814 Hannah Tooley.
73. Polly Green, b. May 10, 1791 in Brookfield, NY; d. Jan. 29, 1849; m. Clark Witter.
74. Sally Green, b. abt 1792; d. bef. 1846; m(1) Joseph Clair; m(2) Jabez Cartwright.
75. Huldah Green, b. June 13, 1797; d. July 19, 1841; m. 1818 Dr. William Moon.
76. Edward Green, b. Mar. 11, 1799; d. Nov. 20, 1870; m. 1818 Sarah Peckham.
77. Thomas Green, b. May 20, 1802; d. Dec. 7, 1874; m(1) 1823 Lois Green; m(2) 1833 Rhoda Berry.

41. Ruth Sweet was born March 4, 1762 in Exeter, RI and died August 6, 1841 in Alfred, Allegany, NY.  She married soon after July 2, 1785 Silas Benjamin, son of Jonathan and Margaret Benjamin.  Silas and Ruth lived for a while in East Greenwich, RI before moving to Brookfield, NY by 1800, and  by 1820 they were living in Alfred, NY.

Known children of Silas and Ruth (Sweet) Benjamin:
78. John Benjamin, d. abt. Nov. 1838 in Alfred, NY; m(1) ?; m(2) April 27, 1837 Keziah Burdick.
79. Charles Benjamin, d. Nov. 20, 1844 in Alfred, NY; m. ?   Said to have had 10 children.
80. Thomas Benjamin, b. June 30, 1796; d. Sept. 18, 1837 in Alfred, NY; m. 1822 Diadema Baker.
81. Silas Benjamin, b. abt 1798-1800; d. 1836 in Alfred, NY.

43. Susanna Sweet was born about December 1767 in Exeter, RI and died September 16, 1846 in Brookfield, Madison Co., NY.  She married after May 3, 1795 Elijah Moore, son of Elijah and Jemima (Kingsbury) Moore.

Known children of Elijah and Susanna (Sweet) Moore:
82. Elijah Moore, named as heir of John Sweet of Williamstown, MA.
83. Sylvanus Moore, named as heir of John Sweet of Williamstown, MA.
? Susanna Moore (she could have been Susanna Case), was Susanna Francis in 1850.


Generation 4

50. Daniel Galusha was born in March 1791 probably in Williamstown, Berkshire Co., MA.  His wife's name was Rebecca.

Children of Daniel and Rebecca Galusha:
84. Sarah Galusha, b. April 19, 1811 in Williamstown, MA.
85. John S. Galusha, b. June 28, 1813 in Williamstown, MA.
86. Elizabeth M. Galusha, b. April 28, 1818 in Williamstown, MA.
87. Daniel B. Galusha, b. January 25, 1822 in Williamstown, MA.
88. Rebecca Galusha, b. March 14, 1825 in Williamstown, MA.
89. Hannah C. Galusha, b. August 25, 1827 in Williamstown, MA.

54. Samuel G. Sweet was born about June 13, 1779 in Exeter, RI and died February 17, 1866 in Brookfield, Madison, NY.  He married (1) June 24, 1802 probably in Madison Co., NY Sarah Stetson, daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Johnson) Stetson. Sarah was born February 28, 1783 in Hardwick, MA and died in Brookfield, NY March 26, 1851.  Samuel m(2) Mrs. Tryphosa Murdock, widow of A. T. Murdock; she died in Hamilton, NY January 6, 1867.

Children of Samuel and Sarah:
90. John, resided Rockport, Cuyahoga, OH in 1864.
91. Benjamin, resided Mt. Pleasant, Henry, IA in 1864.
92. Nancy, m. 1840 Dr. John Antis & resided in Morris, Grundy, IL in 1864.
93. Cornelia, was Mrs. Washburn & resided W. Stafford, CT in 1864.
94. Marion, may have been a granddaughter, Marion Blanding.
95. Duane, resided Hume, Allegany, NY in 1864.
96. Jeremiah, b. June 1813 in Brookfield, NY; d. Mar. 11, 1894; m(1) Permilla Forbes, d. 1849; m(2) Mrs. Celinda Forbes, widow of Gilbert Forbes.
97. Mary, b. August 18, 1816 in Brookfield, NY; d. Oct. 22, 1842; m. Joseph H. Blanding.

70. Jeremiah Green was born March 28, 1784 probably in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY and died October 13, 1862 in Hebron, Potter Co., PA.  He married about 1814 in Stephentown, NY Lucy Crandall, daughter of Jasper and Sarah (Carpenter) Crandall.  Lucy was born January 8, 1790 in Stephentown and died August 18, 1872 in Farina, Fayette, IL where her son, William Green, was living.

Children of Jeremiah and Lucy Green:
  98. Stephen VanRensselaer Green, b. July 16, 1816 in Brookfield, NY; d. Mar. 15, 1889 in Hebron, PA; m. Nov. 15, 1838 in Alfred, NY Jane Ann Grinnell.  Civil War service - Co. "H" 46th PA Volunteers.
  99. Rhoda Green, b. Mar. 28, 1819 in Alfred, NY; d. July 6, 1881; m. William S. Burdick.
100. Angeline Green, b. July 6, 1822; d. May 22, 1853; m. LeRoy R. Burdick.
101. George S. Green, b. Sept. 30, 1824.
102. Maryette Green, b. July 1, 1827 in Alfred, NY; d. Oct. 30, 1856; m. LeRoy R. Burdick.
103. William L. Green, b. Feb. 18, 1831 in Alfred, NY; d. Apr. 28, 1882 in Newark, OH; m(1) Martha Knapp; m(2) Jane Hydorn; m(3) Martha Luther.  Civil War service - 46th PA Volunteers.

78. John Benjamin was born in Rhode Island and died about November 1838 in Alfred, Allegany, NY. m(1) ? ; m(2) April 27, 1837 in Alfred, NY Keziah Burdick.

Children of John Benjamin:
104. Hannah Benjamin, named in father's will as Hannah Miller.
105. Cynthia Benjamin, named in father's will.
106. Clarissa Benjamin, named in father's will.
107. Samuel Benjamin, named in father's will.

80. Thomas Benjamin was born June 30, 1796 in Rhode Island and died September 18, 1837 in Alfred, Allegany, NY; m. in 1822 Diadema Baker, daughter of Simeon and Hannah Baker.  Diadema m(2) Benjamin M. Collins and died February 3, 1882 in Albion, Dane, WI.

Children of Thomas and Diadema (Baker) Benjamin:
108. Silas Benjamin, b. Sept. 2, 1825 in Alfred, NY; d. Sept. 15, 1903 in Alfred, NY; m. Dec. 25, 1849 Asenath Lyon.
109. Sarah Benjamin.


Wills of Jeremiah Sweet #1 and John Sweet #3.

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