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My Sweat History and Genealogy
Of Wiregrass Georgia


Your Webmistress: Mrs. Pamela D. Hudson
Pierce County, Georgia USA




This page is a brief review of my SWEAT family of Southeastern Georgia, commonly referred to as "Wiregrass Georgia". These SWEAT's are originally from England who immigrated to the New World. They settled in Virginia, South Carolina, southern (wiregrass) Georgia, Florida and other parts of America.

My SWEAT connection is via my biological maternal great grandmother, Rebecca Jane Sweat, daughter of Thomas Jefferson "Jasper" Sweat and wife Saphronia Elizabeth "Fronie" Giddens. Rebecca married Mathew Howard Moore b:1872 GA d:1944 FL. They are buried in Seminole County, Florida. Mathew was the youngest son of John Moore, IV, CSA and Barbara Roberts. There's much, much more at my Worldconnect link donation ID "irisheyes" for the complete list of all known descendants with notes and census references to-date. There may also be several "unlinked" SWEAT or SWEET in my notes at Worldconnect. Please let me know if you find your ancestors there and can add any further information on them. Perhaps together we can find many more SWEAT cousins!! :o)

Please remember that this page is mostly just my direct lineage. I've given "title's" to many of my ancestors only to distinguish them from others of similar names and dates. They may not have been known by these titles by their peers. The SWEAT family is fairly large and I simply do not have the room for everyone here. Also, do not ask me for proof of anything here because I probably don't have it. I would suggest contacting the source(s) that are listed for further info. I only have documents on some of my direct lineage and what I do have is at my Documents I Have page. Please feel free to copy or "take" anything you wish. This is a free site and I never charge for such information.

For easier understanding, I have marked my Direct Lineage thusly:

I have started compiling all the Sweat, Sweet, and various spellings, marriages found in Georgia. Look for your ancestors and other relatives at: Sweat Marriages In Georgia. I hope this helps others too.

Happy Researching Kuz'n!

Pamela :o)





A Little About The Sweat Name

Various Spellings: Suet, Susse, Swait, Sweat, Sweatt, Sweatman, Sweet, Sweett, Sweit, Swet, Swete, Swett, Switt
Origins: Saxon English
First found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Swett who settled in Virginia in 1623; George settled there in 1653; Thomas Sweet settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1633; William Sweet settled in Virginia in 1654.

From the "Coat of Arms Store"
The surname of SWEAT was derived from the Old English word 'swete' a name given to a sweet and gentle person.
The name was brought to England by William the Conqueror in 1066. In England the name is most common in the West County. Most of the European surnames in countries such as England, Scotland and France were formed in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The process had started somewhat earlier and had continued in some places into the 19th century, but the norm is that in the tenth and eleventh centuries people did not have surnames, whereas by the fifteenth century most of the population had acquired a second name.
The name is also spelt SUET, SWEET, SWEATMAN, SWEATE, SWEATT, SWETT, SUSSE, SIESS and SWEETMAN.
Early records of the name mention Suet (without surname) listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. The earliest hereditary surnames in England are found shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066 and are of Norman French origin rather than native English. On the arrival of the Normans they identified themselves by references to the estates from which they came in northern France. These names moved rapidly on with their bearers into Scotland and Ireland. Others of the Norman Invaders took names from the estates in England which they had newly acquired. Other instances of the name mention Johannes Suete of Yorkshire who was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379.
Robert and Joanna Sweete were married in London in the year of 1578.
Baptised. Ann Sweet, St. James's, Clerkenwell, London in 1700.
A notable member of the name was Henry Sweet (1845-1912) the English philologist, pioneer of Anglo-Saxon philological studies, born in London. As reader in phonetics at Oxford his works include Old and Middle English texts, primers and dictionaries. He constructed a 'Romaic of Language' 1900. Professor Higgins of Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion' is based on him.
The eagle depicted in the crest is emblematical of fortitude and magnanimity of mind. The Romans used the figure of an eagle for their ensign, and their example has been often followed. It is the device of Russia, Austria, Germany and the United States of America.



Coat of Arms and Crest granted to Guy Swete
of Traine Manor, Modbury, Devonshire, England,
by King Edward the Fourth, in 1473.
Information From: Ben H. Swett


Motto: No motto was recorded with this coat of arms.
Crest: A mullet or pierced Azure between two gilly flowers proper.
Coat of Arms: Red with two chevrons between two stars at the top and a rose in base.



Some Descendants of Richard Swett
of Exeter, Devon, England


Generation No. 1

1.  RICHARD "OF EXETER" SWETT (STEPHEN1) was born Abt. 1506 in Oxton, County Devon, ENGLAND, and died Bet. 1545 - 1605 in Exeter, County Devon, ENGLAND. He married  [--?--] Abt. 1530 in County Devon, ENGLAND. She was born Abt. 1510 in County Devon, ENGLAND, and died Bet. 1545 - 1610 in Exeter, County Devon, ENGLAND.

Notes For RICHARD "OF EXETER" SWETT:
Richard Swett's parents are known to be a Stephen Swett and wife Ann [--?--]. At this time, I know little about them or her maiden name.
This Richard Swett and unknown wife are my biological maternal 11th great grandparents.

Child of RICHARD SWETT and [--?--] is:
2. i.  RICHARD SWETT, b. Abt. 1546, Exeter, County Devon, ENGLAND; d. Aug 21, 1581, Old Traine Manor, Modbury, County Devon, ENGLAND.

Generation No. 2

2.  RICHARD SWETT (RICHARD "OF EXETER"2, STEPHEN1) was born Abt. 1546 in Exeter, County Devon, ENGLAND, and died Aug 21, 1581 in Old Traine Manor, Modbury, County Devon, ENGLAND. He married  MARY ALICE GALE 1570 in Saint Mary Arches, Exeter, County Devon, ENGLAND. She was born Nov 21, 1546 in Exeter, County Devon, ENGLAND, and died Oct 04, 1582 in Old Traine Manor, Modbury, County Devon, ENGLAND.

More About RICHARD SWETT and MARY ALICE GALE:
Note: My biological maternal 10th great grandparents.

Child of RICHARD SWETT and MARY ALICE GALE is:
3. i.  JOHN "ALDERMAN" SWETT, b. Apr 24, 1570, Wymondham, County Norfolk, ENGLAND; d. Apr 25, 1655, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts USA.

Generation No. 3

3.  JOHN "ALDERMAN" SWETT (RICHARD3, RICHARD "OF EXETER"2, STEPHEN1) was born Apr 24, 1570 in Wymondham, County Norfolk, ENGLAND, and died Apr 25, 1655 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts USA. He married  SARAH LARAMY Aug 05, 1594 in Georgeham, County Devon, ENGLAND. She was born 1572 in Wymondham, County Norfolk, ENGLAND, and died Dec 11, 1650 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts USA.

More About JOHN "ALDERMAN" SWETT and SARAH LARAMY:
Note: My biological maternal 9th great grandparents.
Occupation: Alderman John SWETT served in the Virginia Legislature.

Children of JOHN SWETT and SARAH LARAMY are:
4. i.  ROBERT "THE ELDER" SWETT, b. 1600, Wymondham, County Norfolk, ENGLAND; d. Bet. 1640 - 1700, Elizabeth City, Virginia Colony (now USA).
ii. JOHN "OF NEWBURY" SWETT, b. Abt. 1603, Wymondham, County Norfolk, ENGLAND; d. May 18, 1693, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts USA; m. MERCY ROUSE, 1625, Essex County, Massachusetts USA; b. Abt. 1606, Wymondham, County Norfolk, ENGLAND; d. Unknown, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts USA. Notes: JOHN "OF NEWBURY" SWETT might have married a 2nd time to JANE HODGES (dates unknown by me at this time).
iii. JOSEPH SWETT, b. Apr 17, 1616, Wymondham, County Norfolk, ENGLAND; d. Jan 24, 1694, London, County Middlesex, ENGLAND.
iv. STEPHEN "OF NEWBURY" SWETT, b. Apr 18, 1620, Wymondham, County Norfolk, ENGLAND; d. 1691, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts USA; m. (1) HANNAH MERRILL, May 24, 1647, County Devon, ENGLAND; b. Abt. 1626, ENGLAND; d. Apr 04, 1662, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts USA; m. (2) REBECCA SMITH, Aug 04, 1663, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts USA; b. Abt. 1642, ENGLAND; d. Bet. 1691 - 1741, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts USA.
v. BENJAMIN "OF BLACK POINT" SWETT, b. May 12, 1624, Wymondham, County Norfolk, ENGLAND; d. Jun 29, 1677, Black Point, Scarborough County, Maine USA; m. HESTER WEARE, Nov 01, 1647, Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, New Hampshire USA; b. 1627, Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts USA; d. Jan 16, 1718, Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, New Hampshire USA. More About HESTER WEARE: on Mar 31, 1679 Hester 2nd married: Stephen GREENLEAF (Source: Nov 2007, Worldconnect Submitter: Four Generations of the John Sweat Family by Edith Reeves, edithreeves-NOSPAM-@hotmail.com)

Generation No. 4

4.  ROBERT "THE ELDER" SWETT (JOHN "ALDERMAN"4, RICHARD3, RICHARD "OF EXETER"2, STEPHEN1) was born 1600 in Wymondham, County Norfolk, ENGLAND, and died Bet. 1640 - 1700 in Elizabeth City, Virginia Colony (now USA). He married  MARGARET CORNISH 1639 in James City County, Virginia English Colony (now USA). She was born Bet. 1594 - 1619 in AFRICA, and died Bet. 1642 - 1722 in Tidewater, Virginia English Colony (now USA).

Notes for ROBERT "THE ELDER" SWETT:
Robert Swett [born about 1600 in England] arrived in Virginia in 1638 aboard the ship "Guiding Star". [Foley, Louise Pledge Heath, "Early Virginia Families Along the James River: James City County-Surry County" (Genealogical Publishing Company reprint 1990), p. 21, Passenger List of the Guiding Star]

Robert Swett, 1638, by Lt. Robert Sheppard, James City Co. The name following the "by" is the patentee or party who paid for his transportation to Virginia. [Greer, George Cabell, "Early Virginia Immigrants 1623-1666" (1912, Genealogical Publishing Company reprint 1989), p. 318.]

Leift. Robert Sheppard due 650 acres of land in James City Co., 26 July 1638, for transporting 13 persons ... the list includes Robert Swett. [Nugent, Nell Marion, "Cavaliers & Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623-1666" (1934, Genealogical Publishing Company reprint 1969), p. 94] The land granted to Robert Sheppard at this time was on the south bank of the James River at Chippokes Creek. [Nugent, p. 584] A modern Virginia highway map shows Chippokes Plantation State Park on the south bank, directly across the river south of Jamestown.

17 October 1640: James City Court: "Whereas Robert Sweat hath begotten with child a negro woman servant belonging unto Lieutenant Sheppard, the court hath therefore ordered that the said negro woman shall be whipt at the whipping post and the said Sweat shall tomorrow in the forenoon do public penance for his offence at James City church in the time of divine service according to the laws of England in that case provided." [Virginia Council and General Court Records 1640-1641, in "Virginia Magazine of History" Vol. II, p. 281] This was a general law against fornication that applied to all members of the colony. Note that she was a servant and not a slave.

Note: many researchers say the man punished by the court in 1640 was Robert Sweete, gentleman, who came to Virginia on the ship "Neptune" in 1618, was living at Elizabeth City in 1625 aged 42, and became a member of the House of Burgesses, but this is wrong and should be corrected. Misspelling of the surname (Sweat, Sweet) no doubt led to this speculation, but the passenger list of the "Guiding Star" and the list of men brought over by Lt. Robert Sheppard in 1638 show that Robert Swett and this negro woman were both servants of Lt. Robert Sheppard in 1640 and therefore would have had ample opportunity to get together.

Robert Swett is called "Robert Sweat the Elder of Norfolk" in Bishop Gregg's "History of the Old Cheraws" (1867) found in Appling County History Museum, 209 Thomas Street, Baxley, GA 31513 [extracts posted on RootsWeb by Pamela D. and Steven R. Hudson.] There is an error in Bishop Gregg's account -- he says that "Robert Sweat the Elder" was born about 1600 and came to Virginia on the ship "Neptune" in 1618.

Robert Swett and his free black wife were the ancestors of many Swett-Sweatt-Sweat families who spread across the southeastern United States. The name and gender of their child born in 1640 or 1641 is unknown. Their son William Swett was born about 1642 in James City. They removed to Norfolk where their son Robert Swett was born in 1650, and they may have had other children. After a few generations, depending on who they married, some of their descendants were considered white, some mulatto, some black, and some Native American -- but they were almost always listed as people born free.
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SWEAT FAMILY
Source: http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Stringer-Talbot.htm

Robert Sweat, born about 1623, was one of the immigrants imported into Virginia by Lieutenant Robert Sheppard aboard the ship Guiding Star in 1638 [Foley, Early Virginia Families Along the James River, 21; Greer, Early Virginia Immigrants, 318 cited by Ben H. Swett]. He was made to do public penance during divine service at James City Church, James City Parish, Virginia, on 17 October 1640 because he "hath begotten with Child a negro woman servant belonging unto Lieutenant Sheppard"
[Minutes of the Council (Robinson's Notes), 30, Virginia Historical Society Mss 5:9R5613]. The "negro woman servant" may not have been a slave. The courts also referred to indentured white servants as belonging to their masters. She may have been Margaret Cornish. See further the Cornish History. Perhaps their children were:
i. Robert Cornish, born say 1640.
ii. William, born about 1642.
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Robert Sweat, born say 1610, was made to do public penance during divine service at James City Church, James City Parish, Virginia, on 17 October 1640 because he "hath begotten with Child a negro woman servant belonging unto Lieutenant Sheppard" [McIlwaine, Minutes of the Council, 477]. He may have been identical to or the son of Robert Sweete, Gentleman, who was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses [McIlwaine, Journals of the House of Burgesses, I:ix, 51]. And the "negro woman servant" may not have been a slave. The courts also referred to indentured white servants as belonging to their masters. She may have been Margaret Cornish.
Rebecca Goetz, Houston, Texas

More About ROBERT "THE ELDER" SWETT:
Immigration 1: 1618, Came to America on the ship "Neptune"
Immigration 2: 1638, Arrived in Virginia USA aboard the ship "Guiding Star" by Lt. Robert Sheppard (paid his voyage and was his employer).
Note 1: Had children with negro woman that was a servant not a slave. Negro woman also worked for Lt. Robert Sheppard.
Note 2: My biological maternal 8th great grandparents.
Source 1: Foley, Louise Pledge Heath, "Early Virginia Families Along the James River: James City County-Surry County" (Genealogical Publishing Company reprint 1990), p. 21
Source 2: Free African's: http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Stringer-Talbot.htm
Source 3: McIlwaine, Journals of the House of Burgesses, I:ix, 51
Source 4: Virginia Council and General Court Records 1640-1641, in "Virginia Magazine of History" Vol. II, p. 281

Notes for MARGARET CORNISH:
The "negro woman servant" was not a slave. Notably, the courts also referred to indentured white servants as belonging to their masters. She may have been Margaret Cornish. See further the Cornish History.
SOURCE: http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Stringer-Talbot.htm

More About MARGARET CORNISH:
Nationality: African
Note: My biological maternal 8th great grandparents.
Source 1: http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Stringer-Talbot.htm
Source 2: Publication: Children of Perdition: Melungeons And the Struggle of Mixed Races

Children of ROBERT SWETT and MARGARET CORNISH are:
5. i.  ROBERT CORNISH "OF NORFOLK" SWEAT, b. Oct 17, 1640, Norfolk County, Virginia English Colony (now USA); d. Bet. 1700 - 1740, Norfolk County, Virginia English Colony (now USA).
6. ii. WILLIAM CORNISH "OF SOUTHWARKE" SWEAT, b. 1642, James City County, Virginia English Colony (now USA); d. Bet. 1677 - 1737, possibly Southwarke, Surry County, Virginia.

Generation No. 5

5.  ROBERT CORNISH "OF NORFOLK" SWEAT (ROBERT "THE ELDER"5 SWETT, JOHN "ALDERMAN"4, RICHARD3, RICHARD "OF EXETER"2, STEPHEN1) was born Oct 17, 1640 in Norfolk County, Virginia English Colony (now USA), and died Bet. 1700 - 1740 in Norfolk County, Virginia English Colony (now USA). He married  MARY [--?--] 1698 in Norfolk County, Virginia Colony (now USA). She was born Abt. 1670 in Virginia English Colony (now USA), and died Bet. 1700 - 1770 in Norfolk County, Virginia English Colony (now USA).

More About ROBERT CORNISH "OF NORFOLK" SWEAT:
Note: Henceforth, from this point in order to avoid confusion, I spell my ancestors name with the modern SWEAT. Most times in ancient documents, their names can be SWETT, SWEATT, or SWEET. Some lines switched over to the SWEET spelling. Many of these folks, including my ancestors, moved into the Carolina's and beyond to escape persecution and intrusive English government.
Note: This couple are my biological maternal 7th great grandparents.
Race: Mulatto born free
Source: Publication: Children of Perdition: Melungeons And the Struggle of Mixed Races

Children of ROBERT SWEAT and MARY [--?--] are:
7. i. WILLIAM "OF OLD CHERAW" SWEAT, b. 1690, Surry County, Virginia English Colony (now USA); d. Bet. 1740 - 1790, Peedee River, Cheraw District, South Carolina Colony (now USA).
8. ii. BENJAMIN "OF CHOWAN" SWEAT, b. 1700, Norfolk County, Virginia English Colony (now USA); d. Bet. 1740 - 1800, Chowan County, North Carolina Colony (now USA).

6. WILLIAM CORNISH "OF SOUTHWARKE" SWEAT (ROBERT "THE ELDER"5 SWETT, JOHN "ALDERMAN"4, RICHARD3, RICHARD "OF EXETER"2, STEPHEN1) was born 1642 in James City County, Virginia English Colony (now USA), and died Bet. 1677 - 1737 in possibly Southwarke, Surry County, Virginia. He married MARGARET [--?--] Abt. 1665 in Virginia English Colony (now USA). She was born Abt. 1645 in Virginia English Colony (now USA), and died Bet. 1677 - 1737 in possibly Southwarke, Surry County, Virginia.

Notes for WILLIAM CORNISH "OF SOUTHWARKE" SWEAT:
Mulatto born free.

William Sweat, born about 1642, was about twenty-five years old on 3 March 1667/8 when he made a deposition in Surry County court about two horses which belonged to his master, Thomas Binns. He testified that he had seen one of these horses at James City while travelling with Captain John Groves. He claimed payment in court in March 1671 for looking after Susan Robinson's horses [Haun, Surry Court Records II:305; III:2]. He was taxable in Francis Mason's Surry County household in Lower Chipoakes, Lawnes Creek Parish, in 1674 and 1675, taxable from 1680 to 1684 in Thomas Binns' household, and taxable in his own household from 1685 to 1703: with (his son?) Robert Sweat in 1694 and with (his son?) William, Jr., in Southwarke Parish from 1698 to 1703 [Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, vol. 22, no.2, 43, 47; no.4, 49, 51, 56; vol.23, no.1, 42, 49; no.2, 61, 64; no.3, 56, 60, 65; no.4, 64, 69; DW 5:289]. He was not listed from 1676 to 1679, perhaps one of seven unnamed "Negroes" listed with Thomas Binns in Francis Mason's household in 1677 and one of five unnamed "Negroes" in Thomas Binns' household in 1679 [Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, vol.22, no.3, 59, 66]. His wife was probably Margaret Swett who made a claim for wages of 375 pounds of tobacco against the estate of John Whitson on 6 May 1679. This claim was granted to William Swett on 5 September 1679. He was granted 842 pounds of tobacco as judgment in a suit against John Phillips, Jr., on 5 January 1685/6, granted 365 pounds of tobacco in his suit against Thomas Binns on 2 March 1685/6, granted 415 pounds of tobacco in his suit against the estate of Joseph Malden on 5 January 1688/9, and granted a cow and a calf in his suit against Thomas Deerhim on 7 November 1691. He was ordered to pay Robert Caufield 772 pounds of tobacco in December 1687 and 1,131 pounds of tobacco on 5 July 1692. In July 1694 the Surry court ruled that his unnamed, free born "Mallatto" daughter was not tithable. In September 1696 he and Anthony Cornish were security for Margaret Sweat's administration on the estate of Robert Sweat. In December 1711 he was exempted from payment of public tax because of old age [Haun, Surry Court Records, III: 250, 278; IV:504, 510, 691; V:15; IV:589; V:43, 108, 168; VI:176]. (Source: Paul Heinegg, Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware)

[Surry County was formed in 1652 from the part of James City County south of the James River.]

More About WILLIAM CORNISH "OF SOUTHWARKE" SWEAT:
Race: Mulatto born free
Source 1: ROBERT SWETT OF VIRGINIA by Ben H. Swett, ben @ bswett.com
Source 2: Free African's: http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Stringer-Talbot.htm

Notes for MARGARET [--?--]:
6 May 1679: Southwarke Court: Margarett Swett enters claime in Court agt. ye Estate of Jno. Whitson, deced. for three hundred seventy five pds. of tobacco & caske due for wages. [Surry County Court Records, 1672-1682, Book III, Item 250, transcribed by W. P. Haun] The fact she was owed wages shows that she was a paid servant and not an indentured servant or a slave.

5 November 1679: Southwarke Court: Judgmt is granted Wm. Swett agt. Rog. Archer Admr. Estate of Jno. Whitson deced. for three hundred seaventy five pds. of tobo. & caske with costs. [Surry County Court Records, 1672-1682, Book III, Item 278] This is the same lawsuit in which Margaret Swett entered the claim. The judgment granting her claim to William Swett shows that she was considered to be his dependent. Later records indicate that she was his wife.

Children of WILLIAM SWEAT and MARGARET [--?--] are:
i. ROBERT SWEAT, b. Abt. 1670, Surry County, Virginia Colony (now USA); d. Bef. Sep 1696, Surry County, Virginia Colony (now USA).

Notes for ROBERT SWEAT:
Robert Sweat, born say 1670, was taxable in Francis Mason's household from 1686 to 1693. He and John Warwick were called "Jno & Robt. Mula[ttos]" in Mason's household in 1687 and he was listed as one of Francis Mason's "negroes" in 1692. He was tithable in his own household in 1695 adjacent to William Sweat [Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, vol.23, no.2, 60; no.3, 56, 61, 66, 69; no.4, 64, 68]. He was listed in a 3 January 1687/8 Surry County muster. He died before September 1696 when William Sweat and Anthony Cornish were security for Margaret Sweat's administration on his estate [Haun, Surry Court Records V:621, 168]. Margaret was probably his widow. She was called Margaret Swett, the younger, in 1696 when she was presented by the churchwardens of Southwarke Parish for fornication [DW 5:94]. By May 1697 Margaret was married to John Kicotan when they were ordered to present an account of the estate of Robert Sweat's orphan, Cornish Sweat [Haun, Surry Court Records, V:185, 192, 196]. They presented the account, totalling 2,930 pounds of tobacco, on 6 July 1697 [DW 5:128]. See the Tann history.
Robert's child was:
i. CORNISH SWEAT, (male) born say 1690, Surry County, Virginia; d. Unknown.
ii. WILLIAM SWEAT, JR., b. Abt. 1676, Surry County, Virginia Colony (now USA); d. Unknown, Virginia Colony (now USA).
iii. EVE SWEAT, b. Abt. 1678, Surry County, Virginia Colony (now USA); d. Unknown, Virginia Colony (now USA).

Notes for EVE SWEAT:
Eve Sweat, born say 1678, may have been the unnamed "Mulatto" daughter of William Sweat who the court ruled was not tithable in 1694. Eve was reported to have left the county when the Surry County grand jury presented her in July 1705 for bearing a bastard child. She appeared before the court in March 1705/6, confessed her crime, but refused to pay the fine and received "correction" (a whipping). She was apparently the common-law wife of a slave since she was presented for the same crime again on 2 May 1710 and admitted in February 1710/11 that the father of her child was Dick, the slave of William Harris [Haun, Surry Court Records VI:268, 276, 342, 357; DW&c 6:15].
Eve Sweat did not marry but had children. Go to my Worldconnect site for more information.

Generation No. 6

7.  WILLIAM "OF OLD CHERAW" SWEAT (ROBERT CORNISH "OF NORFOLK"6, ROBERT "THE ELDER"5 SWETT, JOHN "ALDERMAN"4, RICHARD3, RICHARD "OF EXETER"2, STEPHEN1)1 was born 1690 in Surry County, Virginia English Colony (now USA), and died Bet. 1740 - 1790 in Peedee River, Cheraw District, South Carolina Colony (now USA). He married  MARTHA CAWZE Abt. 1720 in South Carolina or Virginia Colony (now USA). She was born 1700 in Virginia English Colony (now USA), and died Bet. 1740 - 1800 in Peedee River, Cheraw District, South Carolina Colony (now USA).

More About WILLIAM "OF OLD CHERAW" SWEAT and MARTHA CAWZE:
Note 1: Devoted Whigs and very wealthy
Note 2: My biological maternal 6th great grandparents.

Children of WILLIAM SWEAT and MARTHA CAWZE are:
9. i.  WILLIAM SWEAT, Revolutionary Soldier, b. 1732, Peedee River, Cheraw District, South Carolina Colony (now USA); d. Jul 23, 1783, Hunt's Bluff, Cheraw District, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
ii. THOMAS SWEAT, b. Abt. 1738, Peedee River, Cheraw District, South Carolina Colony (now USA); d. Bet. 1738 - 1838, Peedee River, Cheraw District, South Carolina Colony (now USA).

Notes for THOMAS SWEAT:
Thomas [Sweat], born say 1738, listed in the Muster Roll of Captain Alexander McKintosh's Company of Colonel Gabriel Powell's Battalion in the expedition against the Cherokees from 11 October 1759 to 15 January 1760, in the same list as Winslow Driggers [Clark, Colonial Soldiers of the South, 929]. He was a "Mulato" taxable in his own household in Bladen County, North Carolina, in 1768 and 1769 and taxable in the household of Ann Perkins in 1771 [Byrd, Bladen County Tax Lists, I:8, 17, 60]. He was granted 150 acres on the north side of the Pee Dee River in Craven County, South Carolina, on 28 July 1775. He was in the list of Captain Robert Lide's Company of Volunteer Militia who signed a petition to the Council of Safety of South Carolina on 9 October 1775.

More About THOMAS SWEAT:
Land Grant: Jul 28, 1775, Granted 150 acres on the north side of the Pee Dee River in Craven County, SC.
Military service: Oct 09, 1775, Captain Robert Lide's Company of Volunteer Militia who signed a petition to the Council of Safety of South Carolina.
Race: Mulatto born free
Source: Paul Heinegg, Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware.

iii. ANTHONY SWEAT, b. Abt. 1741, Peedee River, Cheraw District, South Carolina Colony (now USA); d. Bet. 1741 - 1841, South Carolina.

8. BENJAMIN "OF CHOWAN" SWEAT (ROBERT CORNISH "OF NORFOLK"6, ROBERT "THE ELDER"5 SWETT, JOHN "ALDERMAN"4, RICHARD3, RICHARD "OF EXETER"2, STEPHEN1) was born 1700 in Norfolk County, Virginia English Colony (now USA), and died Bet. 1740 - 1800 in Chowan County, North Carolina Colony (now USA). He married [--?--] 1732 in Norfolk County, Virginia. She was born Bet. 1700 - 1705, and died Bet. 1740 - 1805 in Chowan County, North Carolina Colony (now USA). More About BENJAMIN "OF CHOWAN" SWEAT: Note: Benjamin married, had children and many descendants. Source: Publication: Children of Perdition: Melungeons And the Struggle of Mixed Races Children of BENJAMIN SWEAT and [--?--] are:
i. WILLIAM SWEAT, b. 1734, Norfolk County, Virginia English Colony (now USA); d. Bet. 1758 - 1770, Wake County, North Carolina; m. SARAH TURNER, Virginia or North / South Carolina; b. Abt. 1735; d. Bet. 1793 - 1833, Halifax County, North Carolina.

Notes for SARAH TURNER:
Sarah Swett, born say 1730, was a taxable "Molato" in Bladen County, North Carolina, in 1770 with (her son?) James Sweet [Byrd, Bladen County Tax Lists, I:35]. She was taxable on 50 acres in District 10 of Halifax County, North Carolina, in 1782. She may have been the Sarah Schot who gave a cow, a calf, and household furniture to Abraham Sevett (Swett) and Bay Moore on 16 August (no year) for maintaining her for the rest of her life by deed proved in November 1793 Halifax County court [DB 17:593]. (Source: Paul Heinegg, Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware)

Sarah Sweat's Halifax County deed was witnessed by Elisha Elliott and Shadrach Merritt, two of Abraham Sweat's neighbors in the 1790 Halifax County Census [NC:62]. The original deed book no longer exists. This is the abstract of a copy made about 1896 [The Deeds of Halifax County, North Carolina, abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr.]. (Source: Paul Heinegg, Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware)

ii. JOHN SWEAT, b. 1735, Norfolk County, Virginia English Colony (now USA); d. Bet. 1810 - 1828, Camden District, Richland County, South Carolina.

Notes for JOHN SWEAT:
John [Sweat], born say 1735, purchased a lot of books and an old table from the Brunswick County, Virginia estate of Matthew Parham, deceased, before 24 January 1758 [DB 3:235]. He was a "Mulato" taxable in Aaron Odam's Bladen County household in 1769 [Byrd, Bladen County Tax Lists, I:15]. He was head of a Beaufort District, South Carolina household of one male over 16, one under 16, and two females in 1790 [SC:11], perhaps the John Sweat who was head of a Richland District, South Carolina household of 6 "other free" in 1810 [SC:176]. (Source: Paul Heinegg, Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware)

iii. BARNARD "BARNEY" SWEAT, b. 1740, Norfolk County, Virginia English Colony (now USA); d. Bet. 1790 - 1840, Camden District, Richland County, South Carolina.

Notes for BARNARD "BARNEY" SWEAT:
Barnet [Sweat], born say 1740, listed in the 8 October 1759 to 10 January 1760 muster roll of Captain James McGirrt's Company in the South Carolina Regiment in the Cherokee Expedition [Clark, Colonial Soldiers of the South, 883]. He may have been the same Barney Sweet who was listed among the "Black" members of the undated colonial muster roll of Captain James Fason's Company of Northampton County, North Carolina [N.C. Archives Troop Returns, 1-3]. He was counted as white in Camden District, Richland County, South Carolina, in 1790: head of a household of one male over 16, two under 16, and four females [SC:26]. (Source: Paul Heinegg, Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware)

The1790 Census for Richland County, South Carolina, has Barnard SWETT with 1 male over 16, 2 males under 16, and 4 females.

Generation No. 7

9.  WILLIAM "Rev. Soldier" SWEAT (WILLIAM "OF OLD CHERAW"7, ROBERT CORNISH "OF NORFOLK"6, ROBERT "THE ELDER"5 SWETT, JOHN "ALDERMAN"4, RICHARD3, RICHARD "OF EXETER"2, STEPHEN1)1 was born 1732 in Peedee River, Cheraw District, South Carolina Colony (now USA), and died Jul 23, 1783 in Hunt's Bluff, Cheraw District, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He married  LUCRETIA "LUCY" TURBEVIL Abt. 1752 in Cheraw District, Chesterfield County, South Carolina Colony (now USA), daughter of  JOHN TURBEVIL and  ELIZABETH [--?--]. She was born Abt. 1738 in Craven County, North Carolina NKA Marion County, South Carolina USA, and died Bet. 1777 - 1837 in Hunt's Bluff, Cheraw District, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

More About WILLIAM "Rev. Soldier" SWEAT:
Baptism: Dec 11, 1735, Parish Prince Fredrick Winyaw, Craven County, Prince Fredrick Church, South Carolina
Burial: Jul 25, 1783, Hunt's Bluff, Cheraw District, Chesterfield County, South Carolina
Note: My biological maternal 5th great grandparents.
Property 1: May 18, 1756, Thomas POWELL, planter, of the Welsh Tract in Craven Co., (SC) sold to WILLIAM SWEAT (Swett), ... 100 acres, part of 200 acres granted to said POWELL on 08 May 1753, joining William McGEE, Mr. HUME. Witnesses: Thomas Charnock, Francis WHITTINGTON.
Property 2: Jan 12, 1758, WILLIAM SWEAT (Sweet), planter, and LUCRETIA his wife, of the Welsh Tract, Craven County (South Carolina), sold to John LEE, ... 100 acres purchased of Thomas POWELL. Witnesses: Walter FOLEY, Barrett MONTGOMERY.
Race: Mulatto born free
Residence: 1753, Welsh Neck, Craven County, South Carolina
Source 1: Paul Heinegg, Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware.
Source 2: Biography: David Lee, A Revolutionary Soldier from Cheraw District, SC, and Bulloch Co, GA by Thomas E. Stonecypher, 2306 MacGregor Court, Albany, GA 31721 (prepared Feb. 1998)

Children of WILLIAM SWEAT, R. S., and LUCRETIA TURBEVIL are:
i. JOHN "OF HUNT'S BLUFF" SWEAT, b. 1754, Peedee River, Cheraw District, South Carolina Colony (now USA); d. Bet. 1790 - 1855, Hunt's Bluff, Cheraw County, South Carolina. He married [--?--] 1774 in Cheraw District, South Carolina. She was born Abt. 1760 in South Carolina, and died Bet. 1790 - 1860 in Hunt's Bluff, Cheraw County, South Carolina.
ii. WILLIAM "OF ST. PETER'S" SWEAT, b. Abt. 1755, Hunt's Bluff, Cheraw District, South Carolina; d. Bet. 1800 - 1855, Saint Peter's District, Beaufort District, South Carolina. He married [--?--] Abt. 1775 in South Carolina. She was born Bet. 1742 - 1762, and died Bet. 1795 - 1855 in Saint Peter's District, Beaufort District, South Carolina.
iii. NATHANIEL "NATHAN" SWEAT, R. S., b. 1760, Hunt's Bluff, Cheraw District, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; d. Mar 26, 1834, Emanuel (fka Effingham, Screven, Bulloch) County, Georgia. He married SARAH JARRELL 4 1786 in Effingham County, Georgia. She was born Abt. 1770 in Effingham County, Georgia, and died Bet. 1816 - 1870 in Emanuel (fka Effingham, Screven, Bulloch) County, Georgia.
iv. JAMES THEOPOLIS "REV. " SWEAT, SR., R. S., b. Nov 14, 1764, Hunt's Bluff, Cheraw District, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; d. Jul 24, 1823, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia buried Barnwell County, South Carolina. He married (1) JOANNA (MRS.) O'NEAL Nov 13, 1784 in Beech Branch, Barnwell County, South Carolina. She was born 1768 in Barnwell County, South Carolina, and died Abt. 1799 in Barnwell County, South Carolina. He married (2) SUSANNAH ANDERSON Jul 03, 1799 in Effingham County, Georgia. She was born Oct 17, 1770 in possibly Georgia or South Carolina, and died Oct 01, 1820 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. He married (3) MARGARET (MRS.) HOGG Mar 06, 1821 in Chatham County, Georgia. She was born Bet. 1760 - 1800 in possibly Georgia or South Carolina, and died Nov 02, 1834 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.
v. ALLEN SWEAT, b. Abt. 1765, Hunt's Bluff, Cheraw District, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; d. Bet. 1765 - 1865, USA. Source: Descendants of William SWEAT, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/w/e/Billie-M-Sweat/ODT3-0001.html.
14. vi.  THOMAS JEFFERSON SWEAT, R. S., b. Abt. 1768, Hunt's Bluff, Cheraw District, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; d. Bet. 1816 - 1866, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Generation No. 8

14.  THOMAS JEFFERSON "R. S." SWEAT (WILLIAM "Rev. Soldier"8, WILLIAM "OF OLD CHERAW"7, ROBERT CORNISH "OF NORFOLK"6, ROBERT "THE ELDER"5 SWETT, JOHN "ALDERMAN"4, RICHARD3, RICHARD "OF EXETER"2, STEPHEN1) was born Abt. 1768 in Hunt's Bluff, Cheraw District, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, and died Bet. 1816 - 1866 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He married  MARY "POLLY" DOWNING* Bet. 1813 - 1816 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. She was born 23 Sep 1796 in possibly South Carolina, and died Bet. 1816 - 1886 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. *Mary's maiden name not proven yet. :)

Notes for THOMAS JEFFERSON "R. S." SWEAT:
A Little History of Chesterfield County, South Carolina:
Chesterfield County was formed by the County Court Act of 1785, when Cheraw District was divided in Chesterfield, Darlington, and Marlboro counties. Textbooks will tell you that Chesterfield County was named after Lord Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, a close friend of George III; however, local tradition states that the Craig family, who originally inhabited the county seat, was influential in naming the county after the county from which they came, Chesterfield County, Virginia. Population grew slowly with Welch, French Huegenots, Scotch-Irish, Germans, and English moving in mostly from other of the colonized areas.

On November 19, 1860, Chesterfield County held the first secession meeting held in South Carolina. The ensuing war took its toll upon the state and the county. It is commonly known "that Sherman expected to exact vengence from the original secessionists, who, he said, bore a major share of the blame for the war" (Sherman's March by Burke Davis, page 141). This he did, and on March 02, 1865, entered Chesterfield County with a vengence. In Chesterfield, the county seat, the courthouse, jail, academy, and other buildings, were burned to the ground. In Cheraw, the business portion, except for one house, was also burned down. Cotton, crops, food, and livestock were either stolen or destroyed. In a letter during reconstruction, "Thomas Powe of Cheraw to Governor Orr, Powe brought that 'every house in Chesterfield District, with the exception of two cabins, was visited by Sherman's soldiers and the bare mention of this fact speaks volumes' " (Chesterfield County: The Reconstruction Years by Frank White, Jr.).

Source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~sccheste/history.htm

More About THOMAS JEFFERSON "R. S." SWEAT:
Note 1: My biological maternal 4th great grandparents.
Note 2: Thomas & Polly probably had more than one child. Still researching this.

More About MARY "POLLY" DOWNING:
Note: Her first name and maiden name is not written in concrete. Most document transactions list her as "Polly Sweat".

Child of THOMAS JEFFERSON SWEAT and MARY "POLLY" DOWNING is:
30. i.  JESSE SWEAT, b. Oct 26, 1816, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; d. 1870, Nashville, Berrien County, Georgia.

Generation No. 9

30.  JESSE SWEAT (THOMAS JEFFERSON "R. S."9, WILLIAM "Rev. Soldier"8, WILLIAM "OF OLD CHERAW"7, ROBERT CORNISH "OF NORFOLK"6, ROBERT "THE ELDER"5 SWETT, JOHN "ALDERMAN"4, RICHARD3, RICHARD "OF EXETER"2, STEPHEN1) was born Oct 26, 1816 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, and died 1870 in Nashville, Berrien County, Georgia. He married  (1) NANCY EDDENS 1832 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, daughter of  JOHN EDDENS and  ORLINDA MITCHELL. She was born Abt. 1811 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, and died Abt. 1854 in Bear Creek, Chesterfield District, South Carolina. He married (2) NANCY ANN HEWITT Abt. 1854 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. She was born Jul 25, 1822 in South Carolina, and died May 1900 in Nashville, Berrien County, Georgia.

Notes for JESSE SWEAT:
Series Number: S213192 Volume: 0054
Page: 00297 Item: 01
Date: 1846/02/05
Description: SWEAT, JESSE, PLAT FOR 650 ACRES ON MOUNTAIN PRONG OF BEAR CREEK, CHESTERFIELD DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY ALFRED M. LOWRY.
Names Indexed: SWEAT, JESSE/LOWRY, ALFRED M./MOLLOY, ANGUS/SMITH, ALEXANDER/ Locations: CHESTERFIELD DISTRICT/MOUNTAIN BRANCH/BEAR CREEK/POPLAR BRANCH
Type: PLAT/
Topics: /

SOURCE: South Carolina Archives and History, http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/Archives/search/searchresults.asp
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CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: SC COUNTY: Chesterfield
DIVISION: Chesterfield District PAGE NO: 107b REFERENCE: Enumerated
September 5, 1850 by Wm Strother
6 137 137 Sweat Jesse 34 M Farmer $500 So Ca (b: 1816)
7 137 137 Sweat Nancy Eddens 39 F So Ca (b: 1811)
8 137 137 Sweat Emaline 17 F So Ca (b:1833)
9 137 137 Sweat Nicey 14 F So Ca (b: 1836)
10 137 137 Sweat Nancy 7 F So Ca (b: 1843)
11 137 137 Sweat Jesse A 4 M So Ca (b: 1846)

PAGE NO: 108b - could be NANCY EDDENS brother or close relative??
16 153 153 Eddings James 21 M So Ca (b: 1827)
17 153 153 Eddings Dianna 32 F So Ca (b: 1818)
18 153 153 Eddings Ann 15 F So Ca (b: 1835)
19 153 153 Eddings Laura 1 F So Ca (b: 1849)
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1860 Census for Berrien County, Georgia, has: mistransribed as "Sewent"
Jesse Sweat, 43, b. South Carolina
Ann Sweat, 38, b. South Carolina [his second wife]
Nancy Sweat, 17, b. South Carolina [child of his first marriage]
Jesse N. Sweat, 14, b. South Carolina [child of his first marriage]
Thomas J. Sweat, 10, b. South Carolina [child of his first marriage]
Mary J. Sweat, 7, b. South Carolina [child of his first marriage]
July Ann Sweat, 4, b. South Carolina
James W. Sweat, 1, b. South Carolina
William Parr, 17, b. South Carolina [child of her first marriage]
Mary J. Parr, 16, b. South Carolina [child of her first marriage]
Henrietta Parr, 11, b. South Carolina [child of her first marriage]
Clemons D. Parr, 7, b. South Carolina [child of her first marriage]
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1870 Census for Militia District 1157, Berrien County, Georgia:
Jesse Sweat, 52, b. South Carolina
Nancy Sweat, 47, b. South Carolina [his second wife]
Mary J. Sweat, 17, b. South Carolina [child of his first marriage]
Julia Sweat, 14, b. South Carolina
James Sweat, 12, b. South Carolina
John H. Sweat, 9, b. Georgia
Robert Sweat, 1, b. Georgia
Mary J. Parr, 24, b. South Carolina [child of her first marriage]
Henrietta Parr, 22, b. South Carolina [child of her first marriage]
Clemons Parr, 18, b. South Carolina [child of her first marriage]
Furman Parr, 6, b. Georgia
   --- next door
William Parr, 27, b. South Carolina [child of her first marriage]
Susan M. E. Parr, 28, b. Georgia
Hamilton M. T. Parr, 2, b. Georgia
Nancy Sweat, 27, b. South Carolina [child of his first marriage]

More About JESSE SWEAT:
Burial: 1870, Flat Creek Cemetery (unmarked), Berrien County, Georgia
Census 1: 1850, Chesterfield Co SC Fed Census, Lines 6-11, Hshd & Dwell #137, Enum. 05 Sep 1850 by Wm Strother, Pg #107b
Census 2: 1860, Berrien Co GA Fed Census, Nashville PO
Census 3: 1870, Berrien Co GA Fed Census, Militia District 1157, Nashville Twnsp
Land Grant: Feb 05, 1846, SWEAT, JESSE, PLAT FOR 650 ACRES ON MOUNTAIN PRONG OF BEAR CREEK, CHESTERFIELD DISTRICT (SC), SURVEYED BY ALFRED M. LOWRY
Note 1: Jesse SWEAT and 1st wife Nancy EDDENS are my biological maternal 3rd great grandparents.
Note 2: ***It is my theory that my Jesse is the son of Thomas Sweat, RS, since they traveled & stayed in the same areas together.
Note 3: 1850, Age 34 years, born SC, married, h/h, white, male; JESSE SWEAT
Note 4: 1860, Age 43 years, born SC, married (2nd), h/h, white, male; JESSE SEWENT (misspelled)
Note 5: 1870, Age 52 years, born SC, married (2nd), h/h, white, male; JESSE SWEAT
Occupation 1: 1850, Farmer, valued at $500
Occupation 2: 1860, Farmer
Occupation 3: 1870, Farmer
Source 1: 1850, Chesterfield Co SC Fed Census
Source 2: Descendants of William SWEAT, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/w/e/Billie-M-Sweat/ODT3-0001.html
Source 3: Feb 05, 1846, South Carolina Archives & History; Series Number: S213192, Volume: 0054, Page: 00297, Item: 01
Source 4: 1860, Berrien Co GA Fed Census
Source 5: 1870, Berrien Co GA Fed Census, Militia District 1157

More About NANCY EDDENS:
Census: 1850, Chesterfield Co SC Fed Census, Lines 6-11, Hshd & Dwell #137, Enum. 05 Sep 1850 by Wm Strother, Pg #107b
Note 1: JESSE SWEAT and 1st wife NANCY EDDENS are my maternal 3rd great grandparents.
Note 2: 1850, Age 39 years, born SC, married, wife, white, female; NANCY SWEAT
Occupation: 1850, Keeping House
Source: 1850, Chesterfield Co SC Fed Census

More About NANCY ANN HEWITT:
Burial: May 1900, Flat Creek Cemetery (unmarked), Berrien County, Georgia
Census 1: 1860, Berrien Co GA Fed Census
Census 2: 1870, Berrien Co GA Fed Census, Militia District 1157
Census 3: 1880, Berrien County, GA Federal Census; District 1148; NA Film # T9-0134; Page 607A
Note 1: 1860, Age 38 years, born SC, married (2nd), wife, white, female; ANN SEWENT
Note 2: 1870, Age 47 years, born SC, married, wife, white, female; NANCY SWEAT
Note 3: 1880, "Widowed, Age 60, Born SC (mother born SC)"

Children of JESSE SWEAT and NANCY EDDENS are:
i. EMALINE SWEAT, b. Abt. 1833, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; d. Bet. 1850-1930, possibly South Carolina or Georgia.
ii. NICEY SWEAT, b. Abt. 1836, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; d. Bet. 1850-1935, possibly South Carolina or Georgia.
iii. NANCY E. "MATTIE" SWEAT, b. Aug 22, 1843, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; d. Sep 17, 1906, Irwin County, Georgia buried Berrien County. She married JOSEPH DANIEL DUPREE Nov 30, 1870 in Berrien County, Georgia, son of LEWIS L. DUPREE and RACHEL SUTTON. He was born Abt. Nov 1847 in Nashville, Berrien County, Georgia, and died Bet. 1920 - 1950 in Irwin County, Georgia buried Berrien County. Burial: Flat Creek Cemetery, Berrien County, Georgia.
iv. JESSE NATHANIEL SWEAT, b. Abt. 1846, Bear Creek, Chesterfield District, South Carolina; d. Bet. 1860 - 1950, possibly Georgia or The War of Northern Aggression. Note: His fate is currently unknown by me.
v. MARY JANE SWEAT, b. May 25, 1848, Bear Creek, Chesterfield District, South Carolina; d. Dec 03, 1934, Bell, Gilchrist County, Florida. She married JAMES BERRY WALKER Abt. 1872 in Berrien County, Georgia, son of ISHAM WALKER and MARGARET KEMP. He was born Apr 01, 1848 in Walton County, Florida, and died Nov 11, 1922 in Bell, Gilchrist County, Florida. Burial: Midway Cemetery, Bell, Gilchrist County, Florida.
86. vi.  THOMAS JEFFERSON "JASPER" SWEAT, b. Jun 07, 1850, Bear Creek, Chesterfield District, South Carolina; d. Mar 08, 1925, Geneva, Seminole County, Florida at the home of his son George.

Children of JESSE SWEAT and NANCY ANN HEWITT are:
vii. JULIA SWEAT, b. Abt. Jul 1855, Bear Creek, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; d. Bet. 1910 - 1920, Berrien County, Georgia; m. JAMES L. "JIM" HENDLEY, Jul 05, 1899, Berrien County, Georgia; b. Abt. May 1858, Berrien County, Georgia; d. Bet. 1920 - 1955, Berrien County, Georgia.
viii. JAMES WILLIAM SWEAT, b. Abt. Jul 1858, Bear Creek, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; d. Bet. 1900 - 1960, Nashville, Berrien County, Georgia; m. MATTIE C. [--?--], 1894, in Georgia; b. Aug 1867, Alabama; d. Bet. 1900 - 1965, Nashville, Berrien County, Georgia.
ix. JOHN HEWITT SWEAT, b. April 1861, Bear Creek, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; d. Mar 14, 1921, Milltown, Berrien County, Georgia. He married (1) MARY I. ENNIS 23 Jan 1883 Lowndes County, Georgia; b. Mar 1869 Georgia, and d. Bet. 1900-1970 possibly Taylor County, Florida. He married (2) SALLIE [--?--] 1910 in Georgia or Florida. She was b. Abt. 1888 in Georgia, and d. Bet. 1920 - 1985 in Milltown, Berrien County, Georgia. Burial for John Hewitt Sweat: Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery (unmarked), Berrien County, Georgia; Medical: Gun Shot Wound To Head (suicide).
x. ROBERT A. SWEAT, b. Abt. Nov 1862, Berrien County, Georgia; d. Bet. 1910-1918 Berrien County, Georgia. He married CATHERINE VIRGINIA "JENNIE" SMITH 16 Oct 1884 Berrien County, Georgia. She was born Abt. Jul 1863 in Georgia; died Bet. 1930-1965 in Ocilla, Irwin County, Georgia.
xi. FURMAN O. SWEAT, b. Abt. May 1864, Berrien County, Georgia; d. 03 Jun 1932, Massee Cook County, Georgia. He married MINNIE E. LINDSEY Abt. 1898 in Georgia; daughter of JOHN ROBERT MALCOLM LINDSEY and SARAH ANN MARIAH CONNELL. She was born 29 Jul 1875 in Warrior, Colquitt County, Georgia, and died 19 May 1952 in Nashville, Berrien County, Georgia.

Generation No. 10

86.  THOMAS JEFFERSON "JASPER" SWEAT (JESSE10, THOMAS JEFFERSON "R. S."9, WILLIAM "Rev. Soldier"8, WILLIAM "OF OLD CHERAW"7, ROBERT CORNISH "OF NORFOLK"6, ROBERT "THE ELDER"5 SWETT, JOHN "ALDERMAN"4, RICHARD3, RICHARD "OF EXETER"2, STEPHEN1) was born Jun 07, 1850 in Bear Creek, Chesterfield District, South Carolina, and died Mar 08, 1925 in Geneva, Seminole County, Florida at the home of his son George. He married  SAPHRONIA ELIZABETH "FRONIE" GIDDENS Dec 17, 1871 in Homerville, Clinch County, Georgia, daughter of  DUNCAN PATRICK GIDDENS and  CIVILITY MATHIS. She was born Mar 25, 1851 in Cat Creek, Lowndes County, Georgia, and died Oct 06, 1929 in Geneva, Seminole County, Florida.

Notes for THOMAS JEFFERSON "JASPER" SWEAT:
Obituary
The Clinch County News, Homerville, Clinch Co, GA
Volume 29, No. 32
front page "South Georgia News" section

"Mr. T. J. Sweat, a former citizen of Clinch, passed away at the home of his son, Mr. G. W. Sweat in Geneva, Fla., Saturday, March 7th. He was about 75 years of age."

More About THOMAS JEFFERSON "JASPER" SWEAT:
Age at Death (Facts Pg): 75 years old
Burial: Mar 10, 1925, Geneva City Cemetery, Location 182-D, Geneva, Seminole County, FL
Census 1: 1860, Berrien Co GA Fed Census
Census 2: 1870, Berrien Co GA Fed Census, Nashville PO, GM 1145, Series M593-135, Sheet 27, Page 579A
Census 3: 1880, Homerville, Clinch County, GA Fed Census; Film # T9-0140; Page 568B
Census 4: 1900, Clinch Co GA Fed Census, GA Militia Dist. 1061, ED 17, Dw.#68, Fam.#70, Series T623, Roll 188, Sht 4B, Pg 252
Census 5: Apr 24, 1910, Pearson, Coffee (nka Atkinson) County, GA Fed Census; ED 45, Militia Dist. 1150; Page 14b
Census 6: 1920, Atkinson Co GA Fed Census, Pearson Twnsp, ED 13, Fam. 17, Dwell. 18, Series T625, Roll 233, Sht 1B, Pg 149
Name 2: Thomas JASPER Sweat
Note 1: My maternal biological 2nd great grandparents.
Note 2: Thomas JEFFERSON Sweat (per dau.'s FL death certificate).
Note 3: 1860, Age 10 years, born SC, son, white, male; THOMAS J. SEWENT
Note 4: 1870, Age 20 years, born SC, single, laborer for John HEWITT family, white, male; THOMAS SWEAT
Note 5: 1880, Age 29 years, born SC, married, h/h, white, male; THOMAS J. SWEAT
Note 6: 1900, Age 52 years, born SC, married 29 yrs, 3 children, 3 living, h/h, white, male; THOS. J. SWEAT
Note 7: 1920, Age 67 years, born NC(!), married, h/h, white, male; T. J. SWEAT
Note 8: 1925, No Florida Death Certificate found yet.
Obituary: Mar 20, 1925, The Clinch County News, Homerville, Clinch Co, GA; Volume 29, No. 32, front page "South Georgia News" section
Occupation 1: 1870, Farm Laborer for John (& Elizabeth) HEWITT
Occupation 2: 1880, Farmer
Occupation 3: 1900, Farmer (general)
Occupation 4: 1910, Farmer (general)
Occupation 5: 1920, Farmer (general)
Parents Information 1: 1880, Father b: SC; Mother b: SC
Parents Information 2: 1900, Father b: SC; Mother b: SC
Parents Information 3: 1920, Father b: NC; Mother b: NC
Source 1: Tombstone Inscription
Source 2: 1860, Berrien Co GA Fed Census
Source 3: 1870, Berrien Co GA Fed Census, Nashville PO
Source 4: 1880, Homerville, Clinch County, GA Fed Census
Source 5: 1900, Clinch Co GA Fed Census, GA Militia Dist. 1061, ED 17
Source 6: 1910, Pearson, Coffee (nka Atkinson) County, GA Fed Census
Source 7: 1920, Atkinson Co GA Fed Census, Pearson Twnsp, ED 13
Source 8: 1925, The Clinch County News, Homerville, Clinch Co, GA
Tombstone Inscription: T. J. Sweat, born: June 7, 1850, died: March 8, 1925, "Father"

More About SAPHRONIA ELIZABETH "FRONIE" GIDDENS:
Burial: Oct 08, 1929, Geneva City Cemetery, Location 182-C, Geneva, Seminole County, FL
Census 1: 1880, Homerville, Clinch County, GA Federal Census; Film # T9-0140; Page 568B
Census 2: 1900, Clinch Co GA Fed Census, GA Militia Dist. 1061, ED 17, Dw.#68, Fam.#70, Series T623, Roll 188, Sht 4B, Pg 252
Census 3: Apr 24, 1910, Pearson, Coffee (now Atkinson) County, GA
Census 4: 1920, Atkinson Co GA Fed Census, Pearson Twnsp, ED 13, Fam. 17, Dwell. 18, Series T625, Roll 233, Sht 1B, Pg 149
Note 1: My maternal 2nd great grandparents.
Note 2: No Florida Death Certificate found yet.
Note 3: 1880, Age 28 years, born Georgia
Note 4: 1900, Age 48 years, born Mar. 1851 GA, married, wife, white, female; BETTIE SWEAT
Note 5: 1920, Age 68 years, born GA, married, wife, white, female; FRONIE E. SWEAT
Occupation 1: 1880, Keeping House
Occupation 2: 1900, Keeping House
Occupation 3: 1920, Keeping House
Parents Information 1: 1880, Father b: GA; Mother b: GA
Parents Information 2: 1900, Father b: GA; Mother b: GA
Parents Information 3: 1920, Father b: GA; Mother b: GA
Source 1: 1880, Clinch Co GA Fed Census, Homerville PO
Source 2: 1900, Clinch Co GA Fed Census, GA Militia Dist. 1061, ED 17
Source 3: 1920, Atkinson Co GA Fed Census, Pearson Twnsp, ED 13
Tombstone Inscription: Saphronia E. Sweat, born: Mar 25 1851, died: 1926, "Mother"

More About THOMAS J. SWEAT and SAPHRONIA GIDDENS:
Marriage: Dec 17, 1871, Homerville, Clinch County, Georgia
Marriage license: Homerville, Clinch County, GA; Page 120
Marriage note: Ordinary: J. Morgan; Minister of Gospel: James M. Mullis

Children of THOMAS J. SWEAT and SAPHRONIA GIDDENS are:
i.  REBECCA JANE SWEAT, b. Jan 03, 1873, Pearson, Coffee (nka Atkinson) County, Georgia; d. Mar 22, 1950, Orange Memorial Hospital, Orlando, Orange County, Florida at 4:35 am but was living in Titusville, Brevard County, FL; m.  MATHEW HOWARD MOORE, Mar 13, 1892, Homerville, Clinch County, Georgia; b. Aug 13, 1872, near Pearson, Coffee (nka Atkinson) County, Georgia; d. Mar 21, 1944, 1525 Minnesota Avenue, Winter Park, Orange County, Florida at 12:20 PM.

More About REBECCA JANE SWEAT:
Age at Death (Facts Pg): 77 years, 2 months, 18 days
Burial: Mar 26, 1950, Geneva City Cemetery, Location 182-a, Geneva, Seminole County, FL
Census 1: 1880, Homerville, Clinch County, GA Federal Census; Film # T9-0140; Page 568 b
Census 2: Jun 04, 1900, Pearson, Coffee County, GA Federal Census; ED 23; Militia Dist. 1130; Sheet 4
Census 3: Apr 15, 1910, McDonald, Coffee County, GA Federal Census; ED 49; Militia Dist. 1353; Sheet 5b
Census 4: Jan 02, 1920, Pearson, Atkinson County, GA Federal Census; ED 13, Sup.Dist. 11, Militia Dist. 1130; Page 3a
Census 5: May 02, 1930, Geneva, Seminole County, FL Federal Census; EP 6, District 12; Enum. by Charles Phillips; Page 5b
Death Certificate: State File No. 6514
Funeral Home: Pittman-Cox Funeral Home, Winter Park, Orange County, FL
Medical (Facts Pg): Acute severe hepatitis, --?-- gall bladder disease (14 days)
Note 1: Mathew Howard Moore and Rebecca Jane Sweat are my biological maternal great grandparents.
Note 2: There was an autopsy performed at her death.
Note 3: 1920, Atkinson County, Georgia, was part of Coffee County until it was created in 1918.
Note 4: 1930, She is "Head Of Household" living with dau. BESSIE MOORE McMAHAN and GEORGE B. McMAHAN.
Religion: Methodist
Tombstone Inscription: "Rebecca Jane Moore 1950"

More About MATHEW HOWARD MOORE:
Age at Death (Facts Pg): 71 years, 7 months, 8 days
Burial: Mar 23, 1944, Geneva City Cemetery, Location 183-dd, Geneva, Seminole County, FL
Census 1: Jun 19, 1880, Homerville, Moores Mill, Clinch County, GA Federal Census; District No 1224, Militia District 1061; Enum. by M. M. Caswell; Page 575c
Census 2: Jun 01, 1900, Pearson, Coffee County, GA Federal Census; ED 23; Militia Dist. 1130; Sheet 4
Census 3: Apr 15, 1910, McDonald, Coffee County, GA Federal Census; ED 49; Militia Dist. 1353; Sheet 5b
Census 4: Jan 02, 1920, Pearson, Atkinson County, GA Federal Census; ED 13, Sup.Dist. 11, Militia Dist. 1130; Page 3a
Death Certificate: 1944, State File No. 6643, Registrar's No. 28
Funeral Home: Carey-Hand Funeral Home, Orlando, Orange County, FL
Informant: 1944, Walter B. Bailey was the "informant" on his Florida death certificate. Walter was his granddaughter's husband.
Medical (Facts Pg): Coronary Thrombosis, Coronary Sclerosis (left side)
Note 1: Mathew Howard Moore and Rebecca Jane Sweat are my biological maternal great grandparents.
Note 2: 1880, Age 10 years old, At School
Note 3: 1910, Living close by to eldest daughter Mrs. BEULAH E. MOORE CARTLEDGE & family.
Occupation 1: 1900, Farmer (general)
Occupation 2: 1910, Laborer
Occupation 3: 1920, Farmer (general)
Occupation 4: 1944, Farmer
Religion: Methodist
Tombstone Inscription: M. H. Moore 1944

More About MATHEW HOWARD MOORE and REBECCA JANE SWEAT:
Marriage: Mar 13, 1892, Homerville, Clinch County, Georgia
Marriage license: Homerville, Clinch County, GA; Page 132
Marriage note: Ordinary: George Cornelius LS; Minister of Gospel: A. O'Steen

ii. GEORGE WASHINGTON SWEAT, b. Jan 27, 1876, Pearson, Coffee (nka Atkinson) County, Georgia; d. Sep 29, 1952, Pearson, Atkinson (fka Coffee) County, Georgia at 2:00 PM at home; m. (1) MARGARET WILLIAMS, Sep 11, 1898, Clinch County, Georgia, daughter of JACKSON S. "Tobe" WILLIAMS, Sr. and JANE ELIZABETH BOOTH; b. Abt. 1877, Moore's Mill, Clinch County, Georgia; d. Abt. 1899, Clinch County, Georgia buried Atkinson County; m. (2) PEARL ELIZABETH MEIGS, October 18, 1903, Mitchell County, Georgia, daughter of WILLIAM ALLEN MEIGS and SUSAN ANN TAYLOR; b. May 10, 1889, Meigs, Thomas County, Georgia; d. Apr 15, 1967, Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa County, Florida.



More About GEORGE WASHINGTON SWEAT:
Address (Facts Pg): 1925, Geneva, Seminole County, Florida
Age at Death (Facts Pg): 76 years old
Burial: Oct 01, 1952, Red Bluff Church Cemetery (unmarked), Sandy Bottom, Red Creek Road, Atkinson County, Georgia
Census 1: 1880, Homerville, Clinch County, GA Federal Census; Film # T9-0140; Page 568 b
Census 2: 1900, Clinch Co GA Fed Census, GA Militia Dist. 1061, ED 17, Dw.#68, Fam.#70, Series T623, Roll 188, Sht 4B, Pg 252
Census 3: 1920, Atkinson Co GA Fed Census, Pearson Twnsp, GM 1130, ED 14, Series T625-233, Sht 3A, Pg 171A
Census 4: Jan 20, 1920, Pearson, Atkinson County, GA Federal Census; Enum. by J. L. Harris; Page 3a
Death Certificate: Atkinson County, Georgia
Funeral Home: Sims Funeral Home, Pearson, Atkinson Co, GA
Medical (Facts Pg): Cerebral Hemorrage from Arteria hypertension (15 years). Attending Physician: J. S. Morris, MD
Military service: Sep 12, 1918, Enlisted for World War I; Coffee County, Georgia
Note 1: 1900, Age 24 years, born Jan. 1876 GA, widowed, living w/parents, white, male; GEORGE SWEAT
Note 2: 1918, Personal Description: Grey eyes, light hair
Note 3: 1920, Age 43 yrs, born GA, marr. (2) to Pearl, h/h, white, male; GEORGE SWEAT
Occupation 1: 1900, Merchant
Occupation 2: 1918, Farmer
Occupation 3: 1920, Mail Carrier Rural Route
Occupation 4: 1920, Mail Carrier, Route
Occupation 5: 1952, Farmer
Parents Information 1: 1900, Father b: SC; Mother b: GA
Parents Information 2: 1920, Father b: SC; Mother b: GA
Source 1: 1880, Clinch Co GA Fed Census, Homerville PO
Source 2: 1900, Clinch Co GA Fed Census, GA Militia Dist. 1061, ED 17
Source 3: 1925, The Clinch County News, Homerville, Clinch Co, GA

More About MARGARET WILLIAMS:
Burial: Abt. 1899, Red Bluff Church Cemetery (unmarked, assumption), Sandy Bottom, Red Creek Road, Atkinson County, Georgia
Census: 1880, Clinch Co GA Fed Census, Moore's Mill PO, NA Film # T9-0140, Page 577C
Note: 1880, Age 3 years, born GA, dau., at home, white, female; MARGARET WILLIAMS
Parents Information: 1880, Father b: GA; Mother b: GA
Source: 1880, Clinch Co GA Fed Census, Moore's Mill PO

More About GEORGE SWEAT and MARGARET WILLIAMS:
Death of one spouse: Abt. 1899, Georgia
Marriage: Sep 11, 1898, Clinch County, Georgia
Marriage names: George W. SWEAT and Margaret WILLIAMS
Marriage source: Publication: Clinch County, Georgia Marriages

More About PEARL ELIZABETH MEIGS:
Burial: Apr 17, 1967, Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa County, Florida
Census 1: Jan 20, 1920, Pearson, Atkinson County, GA Federal Census; Enum. by J. L. Harris; Page 3a
Census 2: 1920, Atkinson Co GA Fed Census, Pearson Twnsp, GM 1130, ED 14, Series T625-233, Sht 3A, Pg 171A
Occupation: 1920, Homemaker
Parents Information: Father b: SC or NC; Mother b: SC
Social Security Number: 263-02-8464 (Florida-1966) Pearl SWEAT

iii. JESSE NATHANIEL SWEAT, b. May 15, 1879, Pearson, Coffee (nka Atkinson) County, Georgia; d. Apr 19, 1907, Leland, Cobb County, Georgia buried Atkinson County. He married MARTHA AGNES COWART, Feb 02, 1902, Coffee County, Georgia; daughter of MATHEW MANNING COWART and PABNIE "FANNIE" MINCHEW; b. 02 MAR 1887, Pearson, Coffee (nka Atkinson) County, Georgia; d. 23 JUL 1979, Waycross, Ware County, Georgia.

Notes for JESSE NATHANIEL SWEAT:
OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES
The Douglas Enterprise
Coffee County, Georgia

April 20, 1907
Death of JESSE NATHANIEL SWEAT
An esteemed correspondent furnishes us the following, from Pearson, under the date of April 15th:
After all that loving hands and skillful doctors could do, our friend, Jesse Sweat, died of typhoid fever at Leland, Georgia, last Friday afternoon, leaving a wife and two small children.
He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sweat, of this place, and the remains were interred at Red Bluff Cemetery, a few miles from here. His wife and babies will live with Mrs. Sweat's mother in Douglas.

More About JESSE NATHANIEL SWEAT:
Burial: Apr 21, 1907, Red Bluff Church Cemetery, Sandy Bottom, Red Creek Road, Atkinson County, Georgia
Census: 1880, Homerville, Clinch County, GA Federal Census; Film # T9-0140; Page 568 b
Medical (Facts Pg): 1907, Typhoid Fever
Note 1: My great grand Uncle.
Note 2: Had 2 sons with Martha: 1) Remer Jasper Sweat (b:30 Jun 1903 GA; d: 16 Sep 1990 Tampa, Hillsborough Co, FL; 1935 marr. Lillian D. Parmelee) and 2) Arthur Virgil Sweat, Sr. (b:c1906 GA).
Obituary: Apr 20, 1907, The Douglas Enterprise, Douglas, Coffee County, Georgia
Source: Cemeteries of Atkinson County, GA (loose-leaf book, published 1997) by The Satilla Regional Library, Douglas, GA 31533

More About MARTHA AGNES COWART:
Burial: 25 JUL 1979, Kettle Creek Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery, Waycross, Ware County, Georgia
Census 1: 1900, Coffee Co GA Fed Census, Pearson PO, GM 1130, ED 23, Series T623-189, Sht 23A, Pg 119
Census 2: 1920, Ware Co GA Fed Census, Waycross city, 2nd Ward, ED 156, Series T625-283, Sht 2A, Pg 139A
Census 3: 1930, Ware Co GA Fed Census, GM 1231, ED 150-15, Roll 391, Sheet 2512, Page 8
Note 1: My great grand Aunt by marriage to Jesse N. SWEAT.
Note 2: 1920, Age 37 yrs, born GA, marr., wife, white, female; MARTHA HERRING Occupation: 1920, Keeping House
Note 3: Martha 2nd married Henry Wasden Herrin Abt. 1909 in Georgia.
Note 4: Martha 3rd married James A. Fullwood Abt. 1923 in Ware County, GA.
Parents Information 1: 1900, Father b: GA; Mother b: GA
Parents Information 2: 1920, Father b: GA; Mother b: GA
Residence: 1920, 309 Albany Avenue, Waycross, Ware County, Georgia



Some Research Sources Used

1. Publication: "Sweat History", Bishop Gregg's 'History of the Old Cheraws' (1867), found in Appling Co, GA Heritage Museum, 209 Thomas St, Baxley, GA 31513
2. Publication: "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia" Vol.1, Pg. 269.
3. Publication: Deed Book "A", pp. 40-41 (Bulloch County, GA)
4. Publication: Atkinson County, GA Cemeteries by The Satilla Regional Library, Douglas, GA
5. Ware Co GA Fed Census
6. Death Certificates
7. Family Knowledge: a) Lynn Burnham, Lynnburnham-NOSPAM-@aol.com
8. Cemetery URL, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/ware/cemeteries/lott.txt
9. Tombstone Inscriptions
10. Civil War Rosters, URL :: ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/pierce/military/civilwar/rosters/con26.txt
11. Bacon County, Georgia Cemeteries, URL :: http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Egabacon/bccem.htm
12. Pierce Co GA Fed Census, GM District 1250
13. Internet: FamilySearch.Org IGI Individual Record
14. Internet: FamilySearch.Org 1880 Census On-Line
15. Internet: Brantley Co, GA Cemeteries (URL :: http://www.rootsweb.com/~gabrantl/cemlistknox.html)
16. Internet: The Crypt, Camden Co GA Records
17. DeCatur Co GA Fed Census, ED 1
18. Clinch Co GA Fed Census, Magnolia PO
19. Appling Co GA Fed Census, District 422
20. Publication: Record of the Descendants of Vincent Meigs who came from Dorsetshire, England about 1635
21. Internet: Cheraw Indians of Florida (Court documents transcribed - WONDERFUL SITE!!)



Sweat-Sweet-Swett-Swete Websites Worth Visiting

Merriott Families Genealogy ~ Origins of the Sweet Surname by Sue Osborne with special contributor John Sweet
The Swett Family of Marblehead, Massachusetts by Ben H. Swett




And that is how I am connected to the SWEAT Family of 'Wiregrass' Georgia!
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Happy Researching Y'all!!!
Pamela




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