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SWEET Family: Cortland Co, NY, Tioga Co., PA, Crawford Co, PA

SWEET Family: Cortland Co, NY, Tioga Co., PA, Crawford Co, PA

DavidEFuller (View posts)
Posted: 9 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jun 2001 1:44AM GMT
SWEET Family: Cortland Co, NY, Tioga Co., PA, Crawford Co, PA

I am looking for Lydia Sweet, born May 4, 1816, died May 24, 1895.

She married Truman Hopkins (3/15/1814, Otsego Co., NY - 2/20/1891, Crawford Co, PA). The marriage was mid November 1837 at the home of Thomas Sweet, Virgil, Cortland Co, NY. Frederick B. Sweet was a witness. In 1891 Frederick B. lived in Potter Co, PA (statement in Truman's civil war pension file).

In the Titusville, PA (Crawford Co) paper that carried Lydia's obituary is a note that her brother "Juid" - perhaps Jude?? - who also lived in Crawford Co, was in town for her funeral.

Lydia and Truman were living in Tioga Co., PA in 1843, when their son Charles was born. They are also listed in the 1860 census in Chatham, Tioga Co., PA. They moved to Crawford CO., PA shortly after 1860.

Lydia and Truman's daughter, Sophrona, married John B. Sweet, who was born in Tioga Co PA about 1837. They were married in Wellsboro, NY on 9/12/1858.

Truman and Charles enlisted for the Civil War in 1862 from Crawford Co, PA. Truman was discharged for illness shortly thereafter in Washington, D.C. John B. Sweet was in the same Civil War unit.

In 1870 both Truman and Charles Hopkins and John B Sweet were living in Livingston Co, Michigan. By 1880 Charles Hopkins was back in Crawford Co, PA. Truman and Lydia were also in PA by 1891 ( actually, there is reason to believe that all were back by 1875 - John B. Sweet's service record indicates he was. His service record also indicates he was in Kansas in the early 1870'sÂ…. were Truman and Lydia????)

From Land Records of Livingston, Co Michigan: see

John B. Sweet and wife Sophronia A. bought land in Genoa twsp in 1867, sold in 1872 when they were living in Kansas.

Note for future reference, the same records indicate that Ambrose M . Sweet and wife Maria bought land in Genoa twsp in 1869 and sold in 1872Â….

1830 Census Information:

The 1830 census for Virgil, Cortland Co. NY lists ( at least) three Sweets on page 94Â…. Thomas, Benedict, and Eber.

1850 Census Information, Tioga Co PA.
According to

the following Sweets were in Chatham twsp, Tioga Co PA in 1850Â….

Thomas, aged 65, born, NY
Lydia, 63, NY
Abner, 21, NY

Jude Sweet, 29, NY
Maria, 24, PA
Phila, 3, PA
Martha, 4, PA

A.M. Sweet, 27, NY
Maria, 25, NY

Charles Sweet, 27, NY
Susan, 25, NY
Abner,3, PA

This web page speculates that A.M. is AmbroseÂ… remember the Michigan land records.

So, the following questions are asked.

Who are Lydia Ann Sweet Hopkins' parents? In particular, is Thomas her father? Is this the same Thomas (and wife Lydia) who lived in Tioga in 1850?

Is Thomas the same Thomas as in the 1830 Virgil census?

Is the Jude in Lydia's obituary the same Jude in the 1850 census?

Is Frederick B a bother of Lydia?

Who is John B. Sweet, who married Lydia Sweet Hopkin's daughter?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


ancestry81 (View posts)
Posted: 13 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 May 2002 11:04PM GMT
Surnames: Bump, Sweet, Crance
I know of a George Sweet married to Mahala Bump.
Mahala was born in Potter Co. her father was killed and her mother married a Crance and they lived in Tioga Co for a while.

Tioga County,PA

Debbie Moore (View posts)
Posted: 13 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sweet
Tioga County Sweets:
Charles Sweet
+ Susan Whitney


+ Elsie Hazlett









+Mary Adams


Francis H



+Austin Marvin



+ Clara?

Bernard(moved to Wellsville,NY)




Milford( Wellsville,NY)

Ross(Wellsville, NY)

Jude and Thomas ring a bell but not sure of the other.


Melissa Staab (View posts)
Posted: 15 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hopkins
David, I'm interested in your Hopkins information. I believe these were all Crawford County.
My GGG grandmother was Janet Hopkins (b. 2/25/1836) who married William Navy in July of 1853.
Her mother is Abigal, who was married to Thomas Hopkins. I have no dates from here on, but Abigal is buried in Townville, PA.
Thomas Hopkins' mother was Lucy Stevens Hopkins and I don't know her husbands name.
Thomas has a sister named Lucy Hopkins named after her mother.
There is also an "Uncle" Ellery Hopkins that my GG grandmother mentions, maybe Janet's brother???
Does any of this sound familiar??


Kevin Jacobson (View posts)
Posted: 15 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: SWEET
I've noticed several postings regarding SWEET. While this family isn't among my ancestors (that I know of!), I have come across some info that may be helpful to someone

In the late 1830s my Johnson/Riggs/Wilkins ancestors migrated from Steuben Co, NY and Bradford/Tioga Co, PA to Walworth Co, WI. I know that people tended to migrate together, even neighbors, and I've noticed the SWEET name in a couple files someone has emailed to me. One is a listing of burials in the Darien, WI cemetery. There's a Melissa Sweet Johnson, wife of Charles, born Oct 5, 1853. I also have part of an 1873 Atlas of Darien, like a plat map, outlining property owned in the town and there's a SWEET listed; no other info. I also know there were Sweets living in Darien until at least the 1970s. If anyone would like these files, I can email them.

Tioga CO

DavidEFuller (View posts)
Posted: 15 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jun 2001 1:44AM GMT
Surnames: Hopkins
Debbie.... do you have any dates for Charles and his descendants?

Tioga County

Debbie Moore (View posts)
Posted: 15 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sweet
Here are the Sweets that I have:
Charles Sweet
+Susan Whitney

Abner Sweet

+Elsie Hazlett

Thomas Sweet

+ May?




Leroy Sweet

Anna Sweet

Jude Sweet

+ Mary Adams

Bertha Sweet

Francis H Sweet
Charles E. Sweet
Sunilda Sweet

+ Austin Marvin
Loren Sweet
Henry Sweet

+ Clara?

Bernard Sweet

Daniel Sweet

Harry Sweet

Vivian Sweet

Milford Sweet

Ross Sweet

Oliver Sweet
This last group moved to Wellsville,NY
Does any of it sound familiar?

Sweets in Tioga

DavidEFuller (View posts)
Posted: 23 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jun 2001 1:44AM GMT
Surnames: SWEET
Thanks, Debbie.... I think these are mostly after my Sweets left the area, but he names are interestingly close. Wonder if your Charles could be a brother or cousin of my Lydia... about 4 years different in age...


Debbie Moore (View posts)
Posted: 23 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sweet
Charles Sweet b. 1820
+Susan Whitney m. 3/1/1847

Abner Sweet b. 12/ 12/1848 Keeneyville,PA d. 1920

+ Elsie Hazlett

Thomas A Sweet b. 2/1868

+ May ?

Enos Sweet b. 3/1893 NYS d. 3/1970 Miami,FL

Ruth Sweet b. 9/1895

Mildred Sweet b. 5/1896

Leroy Sweet b. abt 1871

Anna Sweet b. abt 1873

Jude Sweet 2/8/1849 Bingham PA

+ Mary Adams abt 1871

Bertha Sweet 2/1882

Francis H Sweet b. 4/1886

Charles Edgar Sweet b. 3/15/1851 d. 1/7/1856 Middlebury,PA

Sunilda Sweet b 10/27/1852

+ Austin Marvin

Loren Sweet b. abt 1856

Henry Sweet b. 9/1861

+ Clara ? abt 1881

Bernard Sweet 5/1882 d. 10/1971 Wellsville

daniel Sweet 6/1885

Harry R Sweet 2/1887

Vivian Sweet 12/1888

Milford C Sweet 8/1890 d 8/1980 Wellsville ny

+ Lydia ?

Robert Clair Sweet

Ross A Sweet 6/20/1892 d. 9/1976 Wellsville

+ Pearl l.

Lucilla M Sweet 6/1918

Oliver C Sweet 6/1898

Levern Sweet


Leroy stayed in Tioga County,PA But the rest went to Wellsville I think. There is an Oliver C Sweet JR still in Wellsville,

Tioga Co, Pa

Linda Prince (View posts)
Posted: 9 Jul 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Babbitt, Fairman, Pickett, Rice, Sweet
I have info on Sweets that were in Bradford Co, PA in th early 1800's. Pentecost and Elliza (Elizabeth). I do not have info on a Lydia at that time period but Pentecost's Grandmother was Lydia. It is possible that the name was passed down. I am still researching this family and know that I do't have all the children. If you think this will help e-mail for more info.
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