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: seehttp://www.LivGenMI.com/dsfuller.htm
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.
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
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!