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Re: Will do lookups for Farmington 1777-1885
Posted by: Marjorie Date: November 16, 2001 at 15:22:46
In Reply to: Re: Will do lookups for Farmington 1777-1885 by Peggy Ogan of 235

Peggy, I found on pg 634-635:
Abel Sweet, the fourth son of Ebenezer Sweet below-mentioned, was an early settler on lot No. 26, adjoining that of his father on the north. He married, May 25, 1796, Irene Perley of Wilton, and died early in the present century, leaving a family of four daughters: Sarah Perley, born June 5, 1798; Desire Daggett, born Aug 5, 1800; Naoma Daggett, born Aug 7, 1804; Sophia Eaton, born Oct 27, 1806.

Ebenezer Sweet was born in Attleborough, MA, Jan 18, 1741. He came to the settlement in 1782, and succeeded Reuben Page as the owner of front-lot No. 27, east side, where he resided during his long life. His farm became valuable by reason of the growth of the Center Village. He was a tanner by trade, and in 1785 erected the first tannery in the township, and the only one nearer than Winthrop. This tannery was situated on the first elevation of land above the interval, near the steam-mill of J.F. Prescott and Co. Mr Sweet was a man of industrious habits, and acquired a pecuniary independence. His first wife, who was Naoma Daggett, died in June, 1776. His second wife, Desire Daggett, was born in Attleborough, Sept 17, 1745, and died in Farmington, Oct 4, 1839. He died Nov 4, 1838, at the advanced age of ninety-seven years and ten months. Seven children, natives of Attleborough: Calvin, born Mar 1, 1765; Arnold, born Mar 3, 1767; Elizabeth, born Oct 2, 1768; Ellis, born Nov 20, 1770; Abel, born Sept 20, 1772; Ebenezer, born July 20, 1774; Naoma, born June 4, 1776. Col. Ellis Sweet, who became the owner of his father's farm about 1822, had previously lived in Wayne, where he had owned and operated mills which were burned, thus entailing a heavy loss upon their proprietor. During the War of 1812 he commanded a regiment of militia, and was stationed at Bath and vicinity from Sept 12 to 28, 1814. He married Mary Fuller, who was born in 1780, and died Jan 2, 1854. His death occurred May 7, 1848. Col. Sweet was the father of Loring and Lorilla Sweet, who were former residents of the town, and are well remembered by the older citizens.

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