Benjamin Sweeton

Male 1838 - 1910  (71 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Sweeton 
    Born 4 Oct 1838  Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 9 Aug 1862  Conesus, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American Civil War (North)
    136th New York Infantry Regt., Co.E
    Discharged for disability, May 16, 1863, at convalescent Camp, near Fairfax Seminary, Va 
    Died 17 Apr 1910  Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Benjamin Sweeten died at the home of his brother in Pittsford on Sunday, aged 71 years. He was born in Springwater in 1838, raised a farmer and always followed that occupation until a year ago when he sold his farm in the town of Mt. Morris where he had lived many years, since which time he had made his home with his brother. Two weeks ago he was stricken with paralysis which affected nearly all his body and he was unable to speak.
      Mr. Sweeten enlisted in August, 1863, in Co. E, One Hundred Thirty-Sixth N.Y.V., and served faithfully for seven months when he was given an honorable discharge for a disability incurred in the service. He was a member of Seth N. Hedges Post and always took an active interest in its affairs, never being absent from a meeting or a gathering if he was close enough to attend. He was a man of singularly cheery disposition, always seeing the funny things in life and by his laugh imparting cheer to others. He had an extensive acquaintance in Springwater where he lived several years and also in Mt. Morris and in Dansville, and he was of such a sociable nature that he never failed to call on his friends whenever he visited in these places. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Orville Moose of this village and Mrs. Miles Amos of Springwater and a brother, Amos Sweeten in Pittsford. His wife who was Miss Selina Harris of Springwater died fifteen years ago. The remains were brought to the home of his daughter on Quay street Monday night and funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. W.R. Brown to officiate and the Grand Army services to be conducted at the grave.
      (The Dansville Express, Thursday, April 21, 1910)
    Person ID I5901  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2021 

    Father William Baker Sweeton,   b. 16 Dec 1809, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Lucy Sanford,   b. 6 Sep 1811, Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1846, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1835  Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Salinda Harris,   b. 22 Sep 1851, Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1895, Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 9 Jul 1867  Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Elmina Lucy Sweeton,   b. 13 Jun 1868, Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1919, Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. Emma Eudora Sweeton,   b. 27 Dec 1878, Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1940, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Family ID F1304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Oct 1838 - Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - American Civil War (North) 136th New York Infantry Regt., Co.E Discharged for disability, May 16, 1863, at convalescent Camp, near Fairfax Seminary, Va - 9 Aug 1862 - Conesus, Livingston Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jul 1867 - Springwater, Livingston Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Apr 1910 - Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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