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Tring Parish Church, Tring, England

 

 

XIII.  James SWEETSER (d. 1626?) m Joane SCONELL (STOWELL)

James Switzer (Sweetser) was born in Tring, Hertfordshire County, England and was buried on 10 January, 1626 in the same location.  He married Joane Sconell (or Stowell) on 26 of ? 1598 in Tring.  This information comes from the Tring Parish Church (The Church of St. Peter and Paul) records in England.  The church was originally built in the 13th century and is located about thirty miles northwest of London. 

James and Joane had the following children:

(1) Seth Sweetser was born on 18 May, 1606 in Tring, Hertfordshire County, England

(2) John Sweetser

(3) James Sweetser

(4) Benjamin Sweetser

 

 

XII.  Seth SWEETSER (1606-1662) m Bethia COOKE (1610-1660)

Seth was born on 18 May 1606 in Tring, Hertfordshire County, England and died on 24 May 1662 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, burial at Phipps Cemetery in the same location.  On 21 January, 1630 he married Bethia Cooke in Tring, and she was born around 1610 in Tring, Hertfordshire County, England and died in January of 1660 at Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  Bethia was admitted to the Baptist Church in Charlestown on 9 September, 1639.  Seth was a member of the same church and was admitted on 8 November, 1638.  Seth's second wife was Elizabeth Oakes.  His name first appears on the Town Records of Charlestown, MA in 1637 and his name appears in the list of Freemen dated 14 March 1638/9.  Records show that Seth was appointed to the following town offices:  Constable (3 Jan. 1652), Sealer of Leather (2 Jan. 1659) and Surveyor of Highways (2 Jan. 1659/7 Jan. 1660).

Seth and Bethia had the following children:

(1) Anna Sweetser was born on 27 November, 1631 in Tring, Hertfordshire County, England and died on 28 July 1635 in the same location.

(2) Benjamin Sweetser was christened on 7 December, 1633 in Tring, Hertfordshire County, England and died on 22 July, 1718 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and is buried in Old Phipps Street Cemetery in the same location.  He married Abigail Wigglesworth in 1660 in Charlestown, MA.

(3) Sarah Sweetser was born in 1634 at Tring, Hertfordshire County, England and she died around 1680.

(4) Mary Sweetser was born in 1637 at Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA (possibly Tring, England) and died in 1665 at Charlestown, MA.  On 3 January 1654 she married Samuel Blanchard in Charlestown, MA.

(5) Hannah Sweetser was born 12 January 1638 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died on 5 November 1673 at the same location.  On 2 July 1661 she married Joseph Fitch (d. 10 Nov. 1694) in Charlestown, MA.

(6) Elizabeth Sweetser was born on 27 January 1642 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died by 1662.

 

 

XI.  Benjamin SWEETSER (1633-1718) m Abigail WIGGLESWORTH (b. 1640)

Benjamin was christened on 7 December 1633 in Tring, Hertfordshire County, England and died 22 July 1718 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and is buried at Old Phipps Street Cemetery in the same location.  In 1660 he married Abigail Wigglesworth in Charlestown, MA.  Abigail was christened on 13 December 1640 in New Haven, CT.  Abigail was the daughter of Edward Wigglesworth and Esther Middlebrook and sister of the famous poet Michael Wigglesworth, author of the poem "The Day of Doom."  Benjamin was a heelmaker and a last maker, probably learning his shoemaking craft from his father.  He served in King Philip's War.  Records show that John Hull, Treasurer-at-War, is shown to have assigned 4shillings and 2 pence while he was away.  This entry is dated 24 August, 1676 and Benjamin was credited under Lt. John Floyd, who was under Capt. Henchman.  Benjamin was also one of the early members of the First Baptist Church of Boston, organized 28 May 1665, and is mentioned in the first entry in the records of that church.

Benjamin and Abigail had the following children:

(1) Abigail Sweetser was born in 1662 at Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died 3 March 1725 in the same location.  She married Andrew Stimpson (d. 1721) on 1 November 1678 in Charlestown, MA.

(2) Bethiah Sweetser was born on 30 October 1663 in Charlestown, MA and died on 6 May 1747 in Maiden, Middlesex County, MA.  She married Edward Paine (d. 13 March 1690) around 1681 in Charlestown, MA.  Her second husband was Isaac Wheeler and they had two children.

(3) Benjamin Sweetser was born on 24 April 1666 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died on 23 September 1720 in Maiden, MA.  He married Elizabeth Phillips (b. 9 Aug. 1672) around 1690 in Charlestown, MA.  Benjamin is buried in Bellrock Cemetery, Maiden, MA.

(4) Seth Sweetser was born on 7 July 1668 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died on 9 November 1731 in Maiden, Middlesex County, MA.  He married Sarah Lynde Clark on 12 January 1691 at Woburn, Middlesex County, MA.

(5) Joseph Sweetser was born on 14 January 1670 at Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died around 1700 in the same location.  He married Elizabeth White around 1690 in Charlestown, MA.

(6) Samuel Sweetser was born on 1 November 1673 at Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died on 18 July 1757 in Maiden, Middlesex County, MA.  He married Elizabeth Sprague around 1695 in Charlestown, MA.  Samuel is buried in Bellrock Cemetery, Maiden, MA.

(7) Wigglesworth Sweetser was born on 28 May 1677 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died in August of 1745 at Maiden, MA.  He married Ursula Coles on 2 February 1699 at Boston, Suffolk County, MA.  His second wife was Mary Clark and they were married on 27 February 1728.

 

 

X.  Samuel SWEETSER (1673-1757) m Elizabeth SPRAGUE (1676-1751)

Samuel was born on 1 November 1673 at Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died on 18 July 1757 in Maiden, Middlesex County, MA and he is buried in Bellrock Cemetery, Maiden, MA.  He married Elizabeth Sprague around 1695 in Charlestown, MA.  Elizabeth was born around 1676 in Charlestown, MA and died on 12 March 1751 at Bellrock (Malden), Middlesex County, MA.  She was the daughter of John Sprague, Jr. and Elizabeth Stower.  Elizabeth was also the great, great granddaughter of Lt. Ralph Sprague who came from England on the ship "Lion's Whelp" from Fordingham, St. George, Dorset, England.  Ralph landed at Salem, MA and came to Charlestown in 1629.  Samuel Sweetser was an Innkeeper and Ferryman by trade.

Samuel and Elizabeth had the following children:

(1) Elizabeth Sweetser was born on 15 March 1697 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and she married Samuel Tufts (d. 2 April 1735) on 17 November 1722.  Her second husband was Daniel Mansfield, born 6 January 1736.

(2) Abigail Sweetser was born on 16 January 1699 at Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died on 5 September 1758 at Malden, Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA.

(3) Samuel Sweetser II was born on 3 April, 1701 at Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died on 4 July 1789 at Maiden, Middlesex County, MA. He married Mary Burditt on 8 April 1736 in Maiden, MA.

(4) John Sweetser was born on 12 February 1702 at Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died on 21 February 1796 at Boston, Suffolk County, MA.  He married Sarah Hasey on 15 June 1725 in Maiden, Middlesex County, MA.

(5) Jacob Sweetser was born on 6 April 1705 at Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died in 1788 at Paxton, Worchester County, MA.  He married Elizabeth Fessenden on 4 May 1732 at Cambridge, MA.

(6) Michael Sweetser was born on 19 May 1707 at Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died on 31 October 1773 at South Reading, Middlesex County, MA.  He married Mary Smith on 18 November 1731 at South Reading, MA.

(7) Joseph Sweetser was born in 1708 at Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died on 6 May 1790 at Boston, Suffolk County, MA.  He married Mary (Hurd) Underhay on 8 November 1733.

(8) Lydia Sweetser was born on 19 March 1710 at Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died by 1752.  She married Daniel Merritt on 11 December 1739 at Maiden, MA.

 

 

IX.  Michael SWEETSER (1707-1773) m Mary SMITH (1710-1805)

Michael was born on 19 May 1707 at Maiden (on the Mystic side), Middlesex County, MA and died on 31 October 1773 at South Reading, Middlesex County, MA.  He married Mary Smith on 18 November 1731 at South Reading, MA, and she was born on 10 November 1710 at South Reading, Middlesex County, MA and died on 14 September 1805 at the same location.  Mary was the daughter of Isaac Smith and Mary Pierce.  Michael was a weaver by trade.

Michael and Mary had the following children:

(1) Samuel Sweetser was born on 1 September 1732 at South Reading, Middlesex County, MA and died on 21 December 1818 at Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA.  He married Lydia Hawkes on 24 March 1757.

(2) William Sweetser was born on 4 March 1734 at South Reading, Middlesex County, MA and died on 19 March 1811 at Saugus, Essex County, MA.  He married Lydia Smith on 29 October 1757 at Westford, Middlesex County, MA.

(3) Michael Sweetser was born 7 December 1735 in South Reading, Middlesex County, MA and died 1 May 1737 in the same location.

(4) Michael Sweetser was born 18 September 1737 at South Reading, Middlesex County, MA and died on 22 Jul 1819 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire County, NH.  He married Mary Pool on 9 April 1761 at Andover, Essex County, MA.  Michael fought in King Philip's war as well as in the American Revolution.

(5) Mary Sweetser was born on 1 August 1739 at South Reading, Middlesex County, MA and died on 16 October 1822.  She married John Ramsdell on 27 November 1764 in South Reading, MA.

(6) Martha Sweetser was born on 13 September 1741 in South Reading, Middlesex County, MA.  She married Timothy Lewis on 25 June 1767 at South Reading, MA.

(7) Paul Sweetser was born on 6 October 1743 at South Reading, Middlesex County, MA and died on 20 March 1824 at Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA and is buried in Old Cemetery of the same location.  Paul married Mary Hart on 20 December 1769 at Ipswich, Essex County, MA.  He married his second wife, Elizabeth Smith Walton (d. 22 January 1831).

(8) Sarah Sweetser was born on 2 November 1745 at South Reading, Middlesex County, MA and died in 1831.  She married Joseph Burditt (d. 1804) on 17 April 1766.


 

VIII.  Paul SWEETSER I (1743-1824) m Mary HART (1746-1786)

Paul was born on 6 October 1743 at South Reading (became Wakefield), Middlesex County, MA and died on 20 March 1824 at Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA and is buried in Old Cemetery of the same location.  He married Mary Hart on 20 December 1769 at Wakefield, MA, who was christened on 22 of March 1746 in Ipswich, Essex County, MA and died .  Mary was the daughter of John Hart (of Ipswich, MA) and Mary Knowlton.  Paul's second wife was Elizabeth Smith Walton who died on 22 January 1831 at Wakefield, MA.  The Providence Rhode Island Journal stated that Paul Sweetser was "the first to engage in the business of bringing ladies fine shoes from Boston to Providence."  He was also Selectman of Reading in 1784 and served on the School Committee from 1799-1812.

Paul and Mary had the following children:

(1) Mary Sweetser was born on 2 July 1774 at South Reading, Middlesex County, MA and died on 10 September 1816.  She married Noah Smith on 23 April 1799.

(2) Lemuel Sweetser was born in 1775 at South Reading, Middlesex County, MA and died on 10 January 1776 at the same location.

(3) Lemuel Sweetser was born on 21 January 1777 at South Reading, Middlesex County, MA and died on 4 March 1777 at the same location.

(4) Lemuel Sweetser was born on 11 January 1779 at South Reading, Middlesex County, MA and died on 21 February 1837 at Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA.  He married Hannah Eaton (d. 6 July 1854) on 15 March 1801.

(5) Paul Sweetser II was born on 14 April 1780 at Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA and died on 28 September 1852 in the same location.  He married Sarah Newhall on 20 October 1806 in Lynnfield, Essex County, MA.

(6) Abraham Sweetser was born on 11 December 1781 in Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA and died on 4 April 1865 in the same location.  He married Lydia Brown on 10 July 1806.

(7) John Sweetser was born on 27 November 1783 at Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA and died on 4 April 1785 at the same location.

(8) Laura Sweetser was born in 1785 at Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA and died on 9 September 1805 in the same location.

 

 

VII.  Paul SWEETSER II (1780-1852) m Sarah NEWHALL (1780-1849)

Paul was married on 14 April 1780 at Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA and died on 28 September 1852 in the same location.  He married Sarah Newhall on 20 October 1806 in Lynnfield, Essex County, MA.  Sarah was born on 11 August 1780 at Lynnfield, MA and died on 5 September 1849 at Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA.  Sarah was the daughter of William Newhall and Elizabeth ?

Paul and Sarah had the following children:

(1) Paul Hart Sweetser was born on 23 September 1807 at Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA and died on 11 June 1872 in the same location.  He married Louisa Foster on 9 April 1835 at Danvers, Essex County, MA.

(2) Asa Newhall Sweetser was born on 21 June 1809 in Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA and died on 5 March 1883 in the same location.  He married Rebecca V. Wiley on 6 December 1832.  His second wife was Eunice Smith on 9 September 1837.

(3) Albert Gallatin Sweetser was born on 3 March 1815 in Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA and died on 15 February 1904 in the same location.  He married Elizabeth Waitt on 20 November 1838.

(4) Emory Felton Sweetser was born on 28 July 1822 at Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA and died on 7 November 1878 at the same location.  He married Josepha Restarrick on 23 May 1867.

 

 

 

Charlestown, MA 1842.

 

VI.  Paul Hart SWEETSER (1807-1872) m Louisa FOSTER (1815-1893)

Paul was born on 23 September 1807 in Reading, Middlesex County, MA and died on 11 June 1872 at Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA.  He married Louisa Foster on 22 December 1815 at Danvers, Essex County, MA.  Louisa was born on 22 December 1815 at Danvers, MA and died on 29 January 1893 at Lynn, Essex County, MA.  She was the daughter of Captain Aaron Foster and Hannah Brown.  Both Paul and Louisa were members of the Universalist Church.  Paul was a shoemaker and from 1838-1847, Paul was master of Howard School in Charlestown and he was a Republican who was heavily involved in politics and public speaking.

Paul and Louisa had the following children:

(1) Albert Hart Sweetser was born on 25 May 1840 at Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died on 22 February 1908 at Sandusky, Erie County, OH.  He married Josephine Waterman around 1862 at Medford, Middlesex County, MA.  Albert's second wife was Cora Murray.

(2) Horace Davis Sweetser was born on 9 May 1842 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died on 6 September 1843 in the same location.

(3) Louisa Marion Sweetser was born on 30 August 1843 at Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died on 19 May 1926 in Wheaton, IL.  She married Abner Crosby Fish on 28 September 1865.

(4) Edwin Chapin Sweetser was born on 16 March 1847 at Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA and died on 22 October 1929 at Philadelphia, PA.  He married Mary Tryphena Pulsifer on 27 June 1882.

(5) Hubert Foster Sweetser was born on 7 August 1848 at Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA and died on 18 July 1909 at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

(6) Arthur Franklin Sweetser was born on 20 January 1851 at Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA and died on 11 June 1922.  He married Addie E. Doe on 24 December 1876 at Wakefield, MA.

(7) Clara Maria Sweetser was born on 29 December 1855 at Wakefield, Middlesex County, MA and died on 12 November 1930 at Groton, Middlesex County, MA.

 

 

V.  Albert Hart SWEETSER (1840-1908) m Josephine Waterman (1842-1890/92)

Albert was born on 25 May 1840 at Charlestown, Middlesex County, MA and died on 22 February 1908 at Sandusky, Erie County, OH.  He married Josephine Waterman around 1862 at Medford, Middlesex County, MA and she was born on 8 July 1842 at Medford, MA.  Josephine was the daughter of Ebenezer Waterman and Sarah Peterson Rogers.  Albert and Josephine were both members of the Universalist Church and Albert was a minister of he same church.  Albert's second wife was Cora Murray.  Albert served as a private in the 31st MA Infantry and the 59th MA Infantry for the Union during the Civil War.

Albert and Josephine had the following children:

(1) George Horace Sweetser was born on 7 October 1863 at South Reading, Middlesex County, MA.

(2) Marion Browning Sweetser was born on 29 September 1865 at Quincy, Middlesex County, MA and died at Louisville Kentucky. She also lived in Wheaton, IL.

(3) Sarah (Sadie) Waterman Sweetser was born in October of 1867 (1874) at MA and died in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY.  She married Dr. William Ruby in 1890 at Louisville, KY.

(4) Louise Sweetser was born in 1869 at Wisconsin  and she died in Louisville, KY.

(5) William Ryder Sweetser  was born on 13 December 1871 at Oak Park, Cook County, IL and died on 26 February 1924 at Rochester, MN.  He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fayetteville, Washington County, AR.  William married Emily Little on 21 May 1896 at Goshen, Washington County, AR.

(6) Bertha Jodie Sweetser was born on 29 June 1878 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA.

 

 

IV.  William Ryder SWEETSER (1871-1924) m Emily LITTLE (1878-1957)

William was born on 13 December 1871 at Oak Park, Cook County, IL and died on 26 February 1924 at Rochester, MN.  He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fayetteville, Washington County, AR.  William married Emily Little on 21 May 1896 at Goshen, Washington County, AR and she was born on 10 January 1878 at Goshen (West Fork), Washington County, AR and died on 3 April 1957 in Fayetteville, Washington County, AR.  She is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fayetteville, AR.  Emily was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Little and Elizabeth Caroline Woolsey and was affiliated with the Baptist Church.

William and Emily had the following children:

(1) Mae Josephine ("Tude") Sweetser was born on 18 February 1897 at Wyman, Washington County, AR and died on 30 March 1983 at Fayetteville, Washington County, AR.  She is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fayetteville, AR.

(2) Royce ("Pete") Sweetser was born on 6 September 1899 at Wyman, Washington County, AR and died on 29 May 1946 at Fayetteville, Washington County, AR.  He married Mary Belle McKenzie Price around 1920 and Gene Stewart around 1944.

(3) Albert (Jack) Hart Sweetser was born on 9 January 1902 at Goshen, Washington County, AR and died on 1 May 1969 at Fayetteville, Washington County, AR.  He is buried at Baptist Ford Cemetery, Greenland, AR.  Albert married Alma Velda Sutton on 26 September 1922 in Washington County, AR.

(4) Gilbert Benjamin Sweetser was born on 19 July 1938 at Prairie Grove, Washington County, AR and died on 16 July 1938 at Prairie Grove, Washington County, AR.  He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Fayetteville, Washington County, AR.

(5) Mildred Lillian Sweetser was born on 20 January 1907 at Goshen, Washington County, AR and died on 28 February 1961 at Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR and is buried at Roselawn Cemetary in Little Rock, AR.  She married Frank Bruder on 26 December 1930 at Fayetteville, Washington County, AR.

(6) Jessie Sadie Sweetser was born on 17 June 1909 at Goshen, Washington County, AR and married Orbra Jack Carson on 17 May 1932 at Fayetteville, Washington County, AR.

(7) Hazel Hildred Sweetser was born on 28 November 1911 at Fayetteville, Washington County, AR and married Carl Lee Bridenthal on 19 February 1936 at Prairie Grove, Washington County, AR.

(8) Eliene Little Sweetser was born on 17 February 1916 at Fayetteville, Washington County, AR and married Doyle Edwin Morrison on 6 June 1936 at the same location.

William and Emily

 

 III. Hazel Hildred SWEETSER (b. 1911) m Carl Lee BRIDENTHAL (1915-2000)

Hazel was born on 28 November 1911 at Fayetteville, Washington County, AR and married Carl Lee Bridenthal on 19 February 1936 at Prairie Grove, Washington County, AR.

Hazel and Carl had the following children:

(1) Mary Emily Bridenthal was born on 28 August 1937 at Fayetteville, Washington County, AR and married Marion Lewis Clark on 24 September 1955 at Greeneville, Washington County, AR.

(2) Sara Lee Bridenthal was born on 26 August 1939 at Fayetteville, Washington County, AR and married Jack Walker Sanders (b. 14 Nov. 1938) on 6 August 1961 at N. Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR.

(3) Robbie Jean Bridenthal was born on 25 November 1943 at Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR and married Hans Peter Braunfisch on 26 April 1963 at the same location.

Hazel Sweetser Bridenthal

 

II.  Mary Emily BRIDENTHAL  m Marion Lewis CLARK

Mary and Marion had the following children:

(1) Michael Lewis Clark

(2) Melissa Leigh Clark 

(3) Robert Ross Clark 

(4) James Edward Clark                  

 

 

I.  James Edward CLARK m Rebecca Lynn DALLAS

 

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