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From: "Russell Scott" <>
Subject: Re: [Phly-Rts] Joseph and Elizabeth Sweet
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 22:30:17 -0500
Hi Larry: Would you have any information on the Reverend John Grant,
Presbyterrian Church 11 Phildelphia, Pa. I have been searching for my GRANT
ancestors in Berks Co around 1799,. with no Luck. The Reverend you mention
could be a good possibiliy. Sally Scott e mail
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From: "Larry" <>
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Subject: [Phly-Rts] Joseph and Elizabeth Sweet
>I am getting nowhere on this family. Can anyone shed some light on who
>Joseph Sweet's parents might have been, siblings, etc?
> FIRST GENERATION
> 1. Joseph SWEET was born about 1816 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His
> pension papers say he was 49 years old at time of enlistment (22 July
> 1861). The 1860 Census has him at 44 years old. He served in the
> military in 1861/62 in 28th PA Infantry, Co. D., Philadelphia, PA.
> Enlisted 22 July 1861 and medically discharged on 20 December 1862. He
> died on March 22, 1889 in Philadelphia, PA, USA. He was buried on March
> 24, 1889 in Greenwood Cemetery (Knights of Pythias Cemetery)-Philadelphia,
> 1860 U. S. CENSUS: 20th Ward, 1st Division, Philadelphia City,
> Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania; 31 July 1860; Page 439 (written), Page 437
> (stamped), Dwelling 2805, Family 3091:
> Joseph Sweet 44 M W tailor PA
> --Elizabeth 31 F W England
> --Francis 15 M W PA
> --Catherine 9 F W PA
> --William 5 M W PA
> Miller, Thomas 27 M W plasterer PA
> 1880 US Census Place Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Family History Library
> Film 1255179, NA Film Number T9-1179, Page Number 276C Household: It
> doesn't show Elizabeth as his wife, but in 1889 she filed a widow's
> pension request.
> In the 1885 Philadelphia city directory, Joseph Sweet, tailor, resided at
> 2909 Norwood Ave. In that same directory there is a listing for William F.
> Sweet, laborer, at 2749 Norwood, not too far away. Five years later, in
> the 1890 directory, there is again a listing for William F. Sweet, this
> time at 2949 Norwood Ave.
> He was married to Elizabeth ELDRIDGE on August 12, 1844 in Philadelphia,
> PA. Married by Reverend John Grant (Presbyterian Church 11th). Pension
> request by with Elizabeth states that Joseph had been previously married.
> Elizabeth ELDRIDGE was born about 1829/30 in England. She was a tailoress
> in Philadelphia, PA. Elizabeth lived 4923 Norwood Avenue, Philadelphia,
> PA when she filled a pension request on Joseph on 25 April 1889.
> Joseph SWEET and Elizabeth ELDRIDGE had the following children:
> i.Francis SWEET was born about 1845.
> ii. Catherine SWEET was born about 1851.
> iii. William F. SWEET (born in 1854).
> SECOND GENERATION
> 4. William F. SWEET was born in 1854 in Pennsylvania, USA. *There is a
> William Sweet in the 1860 census (p. 437 20th Ward 1st Division
> Philadelphia city census taken on 31st July) with the Joseph Sweet family.
> Joseph was 44 years old, a tailor, born in Pennsylvania. His wife is
> Elizabeth, 31 years old born in England. SIblings show as Francis, 15
> (male), and Catherine, (female) 9, and William (male)5,( all born in
> In 1880 PA census he was listed as a driver. The 1880 Philadelphia City
> Directory Reads: Sweet William F., driver, h 1019 Arazona [should read
> William F. SWEET Self M Male W 26 PA Driver PA ENG
> Emma SWEET Wife M Female W 22 VA Housekeeper VA VA
> Frank SWEET Son S Male W 6 PA At School PA VA
> Katie SWEET Dau S Female W 3 PA PA VA
> Emma SWEET Dau S Female W 11M PA PA VA
> He was married to Emma J. ROLEY (daughter of MIKEL VANCE (MICHAEL) ROLEY
> Sr. and SARAH ANNE DAUGHERTY) 9 Sep1875 in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Emma J.
> ROLEY was born on May 20, 1857/58 in Virgina, USA. Other records show
> birth in 1858 and birth place as Virginia, USA. Another LDS records shows
> 20 May 1857 in Pennsylvania. 1880 Census indicates that father and mother
> were born in VA. William F. SWEET and Emma J. ROLEY had the following
> i. Frank G. SWEET (born on January 24, 1871).
> ii. Katie SWEET (born on June 7, 1876).
> iii. Emma SWEET (born in 1879).Larry D. Loiselle
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