DESCENDANTS OF John Swett of Newbury, Mass., by Everett S. Stackpole, no date, published by The Journal Printshop, Lewiston, ME. Copied by Elaine Merrell. This is through page 39.

FOREWORD

Some have supposed that the Swett, Sweat, Swete, Sweet families are all of common origin. Swett and Swete, however, seem to have been two distinct and separate families. John de la Swete had a shop in Canterbury, Eng., in 1494. Later he is called simply John Swete. Here the origin of this surname is shown. He was John de la suite, of the retinue of some nobleman or dignitary of the church. The surname Swete is often found in Devonshire. The coat of arms of this family was printed in the seventh volume of the New England Historic-Genealogical Register, as though it belonged to the Swett, or Sweat family. This must be an error. Swet is an earlier Anglo-Saxon surname. William Swet is mentioned as a tenant of Hugh de Chauncaus, at Upton, in the reign of Henry III. about 1216. The Hundred Rolls contain the names of Swet le Bone (Goodman Swet), in co. Norfolk, Adam Swet in Co. Oxford, Roger son of John Swet in Co. Cambridge, about the year 1275.-See Bardsley's Dictionary of English and Welsh names, p.731
Chaplain William Suwet made a grant of a mesure of land in Coventry, Warwickshire, to William de Colesby, in 1369. John Swet, or Suet, of Thurleston, Derbyshire, had mother Emma, son Edmond, and wife Alice, in 1332. A search of old English records discloses the surname, Swet, Swett, Sweat, Suet, Suwet, etc., occurring often in the South of England. It has been published that John Swett of Newbury came from the Isle of Guernsey, and that his descendants settled in Wellfieet and Truro, Mass. There seems, on investigation, to be no connection between the Swetts of Cape Cod and those of Newbury. -See History of Barnstable County, p. 821. See also appendix to this book. The aim of this hook is to trace all descendants of John Swett down to about the year 1800 and some families down to the present date. Thus it may be easy for all living descendants to find their line of ancestry.

SWETT GENEALOGY

Just where John Swett of Newbury came from has not been learned. He brought a wife and four sons with him. He was admitted to the freedom of Massachusetts Colony, 18 May 1642, and was one of the grantees of Newbury, Mass., 7 December 1642. He must be carefully distinguished from John Sweet of Boston about the same time. John Swett of Newbury had wife, Sarah, who died 11 Dec. 1650. He may have had a second wife, Phebe, who died, a widow, 6 May 1665. He lived on the first lot east of the old landing, on the north side of Parker's River. He died 13 June, 1651-2. The monument erected on the lower green at Newbury, to the memory of the first settlers, does not bear the name of John Swett, but of Stephen, his son, it being then supposed that Stephen Swett was the first one of the family to settle in Newbury. The children of John Swett were,
2. JOHN, JR., b. about 1603; m. Mercy Rouse, (2) Jane (Hodges?).
3. JOSEPH b. ; m. Elizabeth Taylor, (2) Mrs. Mary Buttolph.
4. STEPHEN b. about 1620; m. Hannah Merrill, (2) Rebecca Smith.
5. BENJAMIN b. about 1626; m. Hester Weare.

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JOHN SWETT (John 1), born in England about 1603, was an inhabitant of Charlestown, Mass., in 1649, and is called on Church records "son of John of Newbury." He was a shoemaker. Constable in 1650. He married (I) Mercy, dau. of Faithful and Suretrust (Starr) Rouse of Charlestown, who died 13 Feb. 1685-6, (2) Jane (Hodges?). He died 18 May, 1693, aged 90. His will, dated 22 March 1687-8, gives legacies to his brothers, Joseph and Stephen and to his daughter-in-law, Jane Hodges. It may be inferred that the following children had died.
BENJAMIN bapt. 29 Nov. 1659, "son of John Swett of church of Newbury."
HANNAH bapt. 13 of 8th month, 1661.

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JOSEPH SWETT (John 2) married, Oct. 1651, as church record says, Elizabeth Taylor. Newbury confirmed to him a grant of six acres on Deer Island in 1655. Removed to Boston. Married (2) after 1671, Mary, widow of Thomas Buttolph and dau. of Nicholas Baxter. His will, made in London, Eng., 20 Aug.
1689, was probated there 24 Jan. 1695. It names no children. Her will, 12 Jan. I711-2 -10 Apr. 1721, "widow, of Boston, being very aged and weak," names son, Nicholas Buttolph, dau. Mary wife of Robert Guttridge, dau. Abigail wife of Joseph Belknap, all probably children by her first husband. Her will makes no mention of her children by Joseph Swett. He is called a mariner. The following children are recorded in Boston.
JOSEPH b. 26 Oct. 1658.
Children by second marriage:
BENJAMIN b. 12 July, 1673.
PHEBE b. 7 Feb. 1674.
ANNA, twin to Phebe.
ELIZABETH b. 7 July, 1676.

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STEPHEN SWETT (John 1), born in England about 1620, married (I) 24 May 1647, Hannah Merrill, dau. of John and Elizabeth, of Newbury, who died 4 April 1662, (2) 4 Aug. 1663, Rebecca, dau. of Thomas Smith. She was born 25 Feb. 1641 and died 1 March 1669-70. He kept an "ordinary" in 1670, afterwards known as the "Blue Anchor Tavern." This house, built by him, is still standing and occupied, on the west side of High Street, Newburyport, near the head of Marlborough Street. It has recently been purchased by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. He sold this place 16 Nov. 1691, and he is mentioned as "deceased" 9 Jan. 1693-4. Children recorded in Newbury:
6. JOHN b. 20 Oct. 1648; m. Mary Plummer.
STEPHEN b. 20 Aug. 1650; d. prob. 24 Sept. 1650.
HANNAH b. 7 Oct. 1651; m. John Badger, 23 Feb. 1670-I; d. '69'.
STEPHEN b. 28 Jan. 1653; soldier in the Narragansett War, 1675.
ELIZABETH b. 17 Jan. 1655; m. prob. Edward Poor.
7. JOSEPH b. 28 Nov. 1657; m. Mrs. Hannah Knott.
MARY b. 25 April 1660; d. 17 March 1662.
REBECCA b. 4 Dec. 1665; d. 31 May 1667.
REBECCA b. 27 Feb. 1669; m. Nov. 1700 Daniel Gale of Salem, Mass.

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CAPTAIN BENJAMIN SWETT (John 1), born in England as early as 1626, married, I Nov. 1647, Hester, dau. of Hon. Nathaniel Weare of Hampton, N. H. He lived seven years in Newbury, on the Woodbridge farm, just east of the upper green and about where the Woodbridge School now stands. Removed to Hamp-
ton Falls, N. H. The Gove House, where the poet Whittier died, stands very near the site of Capt. Benjamin Swett's house, and the enormous elm tree close by is said to have been brought from England by Swett's brother-in-law, Nathaniel Weare. He was Captain in the militia and commanded the expedition to Black Point, Scarborough, where he was killed in battle with the Indians, 29 June 1677. His widow married Ensign Stephen Greenleaf, 31 March 1679. She died in Hampton, N. H., 16 Jan. 1718, aged 89. Mr. Swett was one of the leading men of Hampton and a brave military officer. For sketch of him see Bodge's Sol-
diers of King Philip’s War. Seven children recorded in Newbury and four in Hampton:
HESTER b. 17 June 1648; m. Abraham Green 5 Sept. 1668.
SARAH b. 7 Nov. 1650; m. Morris Hobbs, 1678.
MARY b. 7 Jan. 1651; died young.
MARY b. 2 May 1654; m. Richard Waterhouse 3 Dec. 1701.
8. JOSEPH b. 21 Jan. 1658; m. Hannah , (2) Sarah Andrews.
9. MOSES b. 16 April 1661; m. Mary Hussey.
10. BENJAMIN b. 20 May 1664; m. Theodate Hussey.
HANNAH b. 16 March 1665; m. John Rust, 12 May 1682.
ELIZABETH b. 2 May 1667; m. 8 Dec. 1709, John French?
N. Hampton records.
11. JOHN b. 17 March 1670; m. Bethiah Page.
12. STEPHEN b. 13 July 1672; m. Mary Kent.

THIRD GENERATION

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JOHN SWETT (Stephen2, Johnl) born in Newbury, Mass., 20 Oct. 1648, is said on town records to have died 24 Sept. 1650, but John is here probably a clerical error for Stephen, since John Swett of Newbury, born in 1648 according to a deposition, married, 7 Dec. 1670, Mary, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Bidfield) Plummer. He married (2) 12 Jan. 1713-4, widow Esther French. He died in Newbury 17 March 1717-8. Children recorded in Newbury:
MARY b. 10 April 1672; m. 7 July 1692, Gideon Lowell; d. 27 Nov. 1734.
HANNAH b. 15 June 1674; m. Archilaus Woodman.
13. JOHN b. 28 Feb. 1677; m. Susanna Page.
14. SAMUEL b. 10 Feb. 1680; m. Jane Gerrish.
STEPHEN b. 27 Jan. 1683; living in 1717.
JOSEPH b. 2 Feb. 1687; living in 1717. A Joseph Sweet was rated in the North Parish, Portsmouth, N. H., in 1717. An inscription in the Point of Graves cemetery at Portsmouth reads, “Alexander son of Joseph and Jaen Swett, aged 5 days, Dec'd March ye 20th 1715/16." In 1717 John Swett of Newbury deeded homestead to son Benjamin Swett, he to pay his brothers Stephen and Joseph Swett and grantor's wife Esther. See Deed at Salem, Mass.
15. BENJAMIN b. 11 April 1688; m. Mary Wheeler.

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JOSEPH SWETT (Stephen 2, John 1), born in Newbury, 28 Nov. 1657, settled in Marblehead, Mass., and married, about 1688, widow Hannah Knott. She was dau. of John and Ann Devereaux, who came from Eng. to Salem, Mass., in 1630. She married (I) Peter Greenfield, (2) Dr. Richard Knott, by whom she had four children, bapt. in 1687, viz., Elenor, Elizabeth, Hannah, and Richard. Elenor Knott married Thomas Martin, 28 April 1701. On May 8, 1708, Joseph Swett of Marblehead, cordwainer, having taken to wife Hannah, who was first relict of Peter Greenfield Dec'd and afterward relict of Richard Knott Dec'd deeded property to his son-in-law, Thomas Martin, husband to Elenor. See deed at Salem. Dec. 16, 1710, Joseph Swett, cordwainer, of Marblehead, and Hannah his wife, deeded all their property to their son, Joseph Swett, Jr., cordwainer of Marblehead. See deed at Salem. In 1734 Joseph Swett of Marblehead drew a lot in Amherst, N. H., "for his brother Stephen Swett." The town was laid out for the soldiers in the Narragansett campaign in King Philip's War. See Hist. of Amherst, N. H., and Bodge's Soldiers of King Philip's War. He had only one child:
16. JOSEPH bapt. 25 Aug. 1689; m. (1) Ruth Parker, (2) Martha A. Stacey, (3) Mrs. Hannah Strahan.

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CAPT. JOSEPH SWETT (Benjamin 2, John 1), born in Newbury 21 Jan. 1658, married (I) Hannah____, who died 14 Aug. 1701, (2) 20 Nov. 1701, Sarah, dau. of Thomas and Martha (Baker) Andrews of Boxford, Mass. He was several times representative for Hampton and once led a company of militia to Saco. He lived at Hampton Falls, N. H. His will, dated 29 Sept. 1720 and probated Jan. 1721-2, names wife Sarah and her children, unnamed, and son Joseph and daughters, Esther Eaton, Margaret Sherburne, and Abigail Swett. His widow married, 1 Jan. 1723, Charles Treadwell. Her will, dated 13 Dec. 1743 and probated 30 Oct. 1745, names children Benjamin Swett, Jonathan Swett, Lydia Lee, Hannah Swett, and David Swett, to whom was given the house at Hampton Falls.
HANNAH b. 13 Sept. 1682; died young.
MARGARET b. 21 July 1690; m. (1) 16 Nov. 1710 Thomas Sherburne of Portsmouth, N. H., (2) 13 Aug. 1729, Benjamin Rust; d. 27 March 1761.
ABIGAIL b. 29 March 1692; m. 13 May 1723, Benjamin Stone of York; d. 30 Aug. 1784.
ESTHER b. ; m. 18 Nov. 1708, John Eaton; d. bef. 1720.
17. JOSEPH b.____ ; m. Hannah Sayward.
Children by second marriage:
LYDIA b. 22 March 1704; m. 3 Apr. 1729 David Lee, of Boston, (2) 25 Sept. 1746, Sam'l Smith of Hampton Falls
HANNAH b. 23 May 1708; m. 2 Feb. 1728, Moses Swett of Newbury.
18. BENJAMIN b. 2 May 1710; m. Mrs. Elizabeth Jenness.
19. JONATHAN b. 17 Nov. 1712; m. 19 July 1733, Deborah Tilton, etc.
MOSES b. 13 Dec. 1716; not named in will.
20. DAVID b._____; m. Dorothy Currier.


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MOSES SWETT (Benjamin 2, John l), born in Newbury, Mass., 16 Apr. 1661, married, 12 May 1687, Mary, dau. of John and Rebecca (Perkins) Hussey of Hampton Falls, N. H., and lived there. He was a Quaker. His will, dated 16 Apr. 1729 and probated 19 Jan. 1730/1, names wife Mary and the following children. The births of the first two are found in the town records. His family, though indexed, does not appear in the records of the Friends at Amesbury, Mass.
MARY b. 2 Feb. 1689; m. I June 1711/2, John Swaine, (2) Samuel Gardner. She died in 1764.
ESTHER b. 10 June 1690; m. Benjamin Hoag.
ELIZABETH m. Nathaniel Hall; d. bef. 1729.
21. DANIEL m. Hannah Cass, 4 Feb. 1730/31.
DELIVERANCE m. 20 Aug. 1718, Solomon Coleman; living in 1757 at Nantucket.
THEODATE m. John Purington 1st of 9th mo. 1720.
22. STEPHEN m. 24 (10) 1723, Mary Hoag of Stratham, NH
PHEBE m. Elisha Purington, 19th of 11th mo. 1724.
HULDAH m.______Coleman; living, 1767, at Nantucket.
PATIENCE m. John Dow, 20 April 1731.
23. BENJAMIN m. Ann Davol.

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BENJAMIN SWETT (Benjamin 2, John 1), born 29 May 1664, married, 9 May 1682, Theodate Hussey. He was a tanner and probably a Quaker. He and wife sold land at Hampton Falls in 1695. He bought, 15 Aug. 1704, land at New Castle, Delaware, and lived there. Descendants were in Penn a century later. Three children are recorded at Hampton Falls. Will of Benjamin Swett of New Castle, Del., 21 Dec. I7I9- 7 Jan. 1719, names dau. Sarah De Haes, grandson Joseph Hamerton, granddaughter Rebecca Hamerton, grandsons Benjamin Swett and John Swett, daughter-in-law Ann Fitzgerald, Rowland Fitzgerald and James Merriweather.
SARAH b. 23 July 1684 m.______De Haes.
JOHN b. 29 Aug. 1687.
STEPHEN b. 31 Aug. 1689.
BENJAMIN was probably another son, whose dau. Ann b. 1736, m. 4 May 1757, Henry Drinkwater at New Castle, Del., and d. 23 May 1758, aged 22 years. The will of Benjamin Swett of Newcastle, 4 December I774 - 9 Jan. 1775 ,names wife Susanna, cousin Mary widow of John Janvier, Richard Price and Sarah his wife, Rebecca dau. of Abel James, son-in-law Henry Drinkwater, nephew Benjamin Swett of Burlington, etc.

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LT. JOHN SWETT (Benjamin 2, John 1), born in Hampton, N. H., 17 March, 1670, married (I) 3 Oct. 1696, Bethiah, dau. of Thomas and Mary (Hussey) Page of Hampton. She was born 23 May 1679, and died 16 April 1736. He married, (2) 10 Nov. 1736, Mrs Sarah Brown. He lived in Kingston, N. H., where he died 3 Sept. 1753. She died 17 April, 1756. His will, dated 16 June 1748, names the following children:
HULDAH b. 16 July 1699; m. Samuel Winslow.
SARAH b. 23 Dec. 1700; m. Thomas Gage, or George.
24. JOHN b. 4 Dec. 1702; m. Judith Young.
25. ELISHA b. 30 Sept. 1705; In. Sarah Tilton, (2) Abigail Sanborn.
26. BENJAMIN b. 17 Oct. 1707; m. Abigail Darling.
27. NATHAN b. 9 June 1711; m. Mary Dearborn, (2) Mrs. Jane Garland.

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STEPHEN SWETT (Benjamin 2, John 1), born in Hampton, N. H., 13 July 1672, married Mary, dau. of John and Sarah (Woodman) Kent, mariner, of Kent's Island, Newbury, Mass. Intentions recorded in Newbury, 27 Dec. 1695. He was a tailor and lived in Newbury. His will, dated 22 March 1738-9, was
probated in 1746. children recorded in Newbury. He served as a soldier in King William's War.
SARAH b. 6 Nov. 1696; m. Stephen Hale, 15 Oct. 1718.
28. BENJAMIN b. 12 April 1699; m. Mary Titcomb, 30 Nov. 1721
29. STEPHEN b. 7 March 1700; m. Judith Titcomb, 8 Nov. 1723.
MARY b. 7 June 1701; died in 1739. Unm.
30. JOSEPH, twin to Mary; m. Anna Jewett.
31. JOHN b. 26 Dec. 1703; m. Martha Noyes, (2) Hannah Cobb.
32. MOSES b. 12 Dec. 1706; m. Hannah Swett of Hampton.
JUDITH b. 12 Dec. 1707; m. Benjamin Hale, 18 Dec. 1729.
ESTHER b. July 1709; d. July ? (obviously a typo)1907.
ABIGAIL b. 25 March 1711; d. 6 June 1740. Unm.
ESTHER b. 4 Feb. 1.714; m. Joshua Mitchell, 3 Feb. 1737.
33. JOSHUA b. 7 Feb. 1712; m. Hannah Webster.
ELIZABETH b. 14 July 1718. d. unm. abt. 1751.

FOURTII GENERATION

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JOHN SWETT (John 3, Stephen 2, John 1) born in Newbury 28 Feb. 1677, married Susanna. probably dau. of Benjamin and Mary (Whittier) Page, born 1676. He lived in Newbury and died there 26 Nov. 1725. He was licensed to keep a ferry at Holt's Rocks, West Newbury, 25 Sept. 1711, where now is Rocks Bridge. In 1739 Susanna, widow of John Swett, had died, and an agreement was made by children as to division of property, viz., Josiah and Mary Copp of Haverhill, Ephraim and Susanna Weed of Newbury, James and Ruth Saunders of Amesbury, and Stephen and Hannah Webster of Salisbury. All but the last daughter are recorded in Newbury.
34. JOHN b. 3 Dec. 1699; m. Sarah Saunders, (2) Ruth Hastings.
MARY b. 24 Sept. 1702; m. Josiah Copp, 26 May 1731.
SUSANNA b. 21 Oct. 1704; m. Ephraim Weed, 11 Jan. 1726-7.
35. BENJAMIN b. 14 March 1708; m. Susanna Whittier, (2) Susanna Stockman.
RUTH b. 13 Feb. 1710; m. James Saunders, 15 April 1729.
HANNAH b.______; m. Stephen Webster. Pub. 1 Nov. 1734 in Salisbury.

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SAMUEL SWETT (John 3, Stephen 2, John 1), born in Newbury 10 Sept. 1680, married, 12 Oct. 1705, Jane, dau. of Moses and Jane (Sewall) Gerrish, born 3 Oct. 1678. children recorded in Newbury:
36. SAMUEL b. 27 Oct. 1706; m. Elizabeth Adams.
37. Moses b. 18 Feb. 1707-8; m. Deborah Greenleaf, (2) Mary Titcomb.
JANE b. 4 April 1711; m. Henry Allen of Boston, 4 July 1734.
38. BENJAMIN b. 6 April 1713; m. Judith Allen.
WILLIAM b. 8 Aug. 1717.

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BENJAMIN SWETT (John 1, Stephen 2, John 1), born in Newbury, Mass., 11 Apr. 1688, married, 12 Feb. 1711-12, Mary, dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Badger) Wheeler, born 22 Sept. 1686. His will, dated 15 June 1738 and probated 13 Aug. 1738, names wife Mary and the following children. The baptisms of some of are recorded in Newbury.
39. ELIPHALET born 1716; m. Elizabeth Currier, (2) Miriam Lowell.
SARAH bapt. 30 April 1721; m. Thomas Pearson, 14 May 1741?
ELIZABETH, born about 1721; m. William Whitwell; pub. in Boston, 23 Nov. 1748, she being "of Newbury;" m. in Newport, R. I., 30 March 1749. She died in Boston 13 May 1771, aged 50. Ch., Mary, Benjamin, Samuel, Sarah, Lucy and Catherine.
MARY bapt. 25 Aug. 1736? Named in will of William Whitwell, 1774; d. 10 April 1798, aged 83. Unm.
STEPHEN bapt. 26 Nov. 1727; m. Abigail widow of William Carr, 17 May 1753, dau. of Nathaniel Eastman. She d. in Salisbury, Mass., 13 Dec. 1802. Had dau. Elizabeth bapt. 7 Sept. 1760.
40. ENOCH born 1720; m. Judith Norton.

41. JOHN bapt. 22 Feb. I740-1; m. Sarah Carr.
DANIEL bapt. 22 Feb. 1740-1.

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JOSEPH SWETT (Joseph 3, Stephen 2, John 1), was baptized at Marblehead, Mass., 25 Aug. 1689. He became one of the most prominent business men of that place. He married (1) Ruth, dau. of Stephen and Susanna (Hartshorn-Devereaux) Parker, of Watertown, who died 4 April 1725, (2) 13 Sept. 1725, Martha
A. Stacey, (3) 23 Sept. 1734, Mrs. Hannah Strahan, who was dau. of Jabez and Sarah (Browne) Negus of Boston, granddau. of William and Mary (Beesbeach) Browne. Dec.20, 1738, Sarah Negus of Marblehead, formerly of Boston, deeded to her daughter Hannah, wife of Joseph Swett, one-fourth part of rents, yearly
income and profit arising from a certain farme in Hedcorn and Frethingden, co. of Kent, Great Britain, which belonged to "my Hon. grandfather Thomas Beesbeach," and which she received by deed of grant under hand and seal of "my Hon. mother Mary Browne Decd, March 13, 1697." See Essex Deeds, V61. 77, p. 190.
The will of Joseph Swett, dated 20 March 1744, and probated 16 April 1745, names wife Hannah, sons Joseph and Samuel, daughters Ruth wife of Robert Hooper, Hannah wife of Joseph Lemmon, Martha Swett, Sarah Swett, and Rebecca Swett. Widow Hannah Swett married Samuel Lee, 5 Oct. 1745.
HANNAH bapt. 16 Sept. 1716; died young.
RUTH b. 8 Jan. 1718-9; m. Robert Hooper, 10 Sept. 1735.
JOSEPH b. 23 April 1721; m. Mary Palmer 21 May 1745. Had dau. Ruth bapt. 15 June 1746. Property divided among his brothers and sisters in 1761. See deed at Portland, Me.
STEPHEN b. 3 March 1723-4; not named in his father's will.
HANNAH b. 15 March 1724-5; m. Joseph Lemmon 29 July 1742.

Children by second marriage:
MARTHA b. 12 June 1726; m. Jeremiah Lee, 25 June 1745.
MARY________; m. Henry Saunders, perhaps (2) Joseph Lemmon.
42. SAMUEL bapt. 9 Nov. 1729; m. Anna Woodbury.
HENRY bapt. 5 Aug. 1733; not named in his father's will.

Children by third marriage:
REBECCA bapt. 12 Sept. 1736.
SARAH bapt. 23 Feb. 1734-5; m. Benj. Marston, 13 Nov. 1755

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LT. JOSEPH SWETT (Joseph 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born in Hampton, N. H., married Hannah, dau. of John and Mary (Rishworth) Sayward of York, Me. She was born 21 June 1688 and died 15 Nov. 1761. He lived a few years at Hampton Falls and removed thence to York, Me. The church record at Hampton Falls says, "Hannah Swett wife of J. S. Jr. Dism. York (gone this region)." Three children recorded at Hampton, the rest in York. He married (2) 26 June 1762, Patience, widow of Ebenezer Nowell of York. Tate's Journal says that he died 2 Aug. 1776.
MARY b. 5 March 1715; m. 22 Nov. 1730, Dr. Alexander Bulman of York.
SUSANNA b. 7 May 1716; m. 12 June 1736, John Hovey.
ELIZABETH b. 15 Sept. 1718; m. (I) 12 April 1735, Dr. Mark Prime, (2) Capt. Thomas Wallingford of Somersworth, N. H. She d. 3 Dec. 1810.
43. JOHN b. 31 March 1719; m. Sarah Plaisted.
JOSEPH b. 3 Feb. 1723; drowned 12 June 1750.
ESTHER b. 3 Aug. 1725; m. James Arbuckle. Pub. 18 Jan. 1755.
44. SAMUEL b. 8 March 1728-9; m. Lydia Moulton.

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CAPT. BENJAMIN SWETT (Joseph 3, Benjamin 2, John 1). born in Hampton, N. H., 2 May 1710, married, 20 July 1732, Mrs. Elizabeth Jenness, dau. of Bonus and Mary (Goodhue) Norton. See Hist. of Rye, N. H. His will, 1762, names wife Mary. He may have married (2) Mrs. Mary (Green) Hilliard, widow of Jonathan Hilliard. Children recorded at Hampton Falls, and all but Lydia named in his will. He died 6 June 1762. Wife Elizabeth died 25 March 1759. in the 57th year of her age. Tombstones at Hampton Falls.
SARAH b. 20 Sept. 1736: m. 28 March. 1751 Dr. Levi Dearborn, (2) Hon. Phillips White.
45. MOSES b. 17 June 1738; m. Eunice Rogers.
LYDIA b. 29 May 1740; died 15 May 1757.
ELIZABETH b. 24 May 1742; m. 24 July 1760, Dea. David Bachiler; d. 12 Aug. 1769.

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CAPT. JONATHAN SWETT (Joseph 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born in Hampton Falls, N. H., 17 Nov. 1712, probably married (I) 19, July 1733, Deborah Tilton. He married (2) 26 Oct. 1738, Jane, dau. of Robert and Mehitabel (Leavitt) Row, who was born 9 Dec. 1717. Her tombstone, in the oldest cemetery at Hampton Falls says, "Here Lies Buried the Body of Mrs. Jean Swett Late Wife of Cpt Jonathan Swett, who Departed this Life January 5th 1751, in the 33rd year of her age." Robert Row's will, 1757, names grandchildren, children of his dau. Jane, viz., Joseph, Josiah, Jonathan, Mebitahel and Sarah Swett. Capt. Benjamin Swett married (3) Mary Stevens. Mary Stevens' will, 1765, names her daughter Mary, wife of Capt. Jonathan Swett. He and wife Mary sold land at Hampton Falls 3 May 1768. He may have removed from Hampton Falls. The town records assign seven children to the second marriage and three to the third, but this is evidently a clerical error. Jonathan Swett was Captain in the militia.
46. JOSEPH b. 16 Aug. 1739; m. Jemima
47. JOSIAH b. 20 Dec. 1741; m. Prudence Dodge.
MEHETABEL b. 6 Feb. 1744; m. 29 Oct. 1771, David Perkins in Newington, N. H.
SARAH b. 3 Feb. 1746.
48. JONATHAN b. 27 Aug. 1748; m. Lydia Huntress.

Children by third marriage:
49. DAVID b. 8 April 1753; m. Sarah Batchelder.
JAMES b. 8 April 1755. U. S. Army 1780? Settled in Vermont?
LYDIA b. 5 April 1757.
ELIZABETH b. 5 May 1759.
ABIGAIL b. 3 Aug. 1760.

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DAVID SWETT (Joseph 3, Benjamin 2, John 1). born at Hampton Falls, N. H., 13 Dec. 1716, married 25 Sept. 1746, Dorothy Currier, who was born 26 Feb. 1727. He died about 1749, and his widow married, 12 Sept. 1751, Andrew Wiggin of Stratham, N. H. Two daughters are known:
ANN b. 2 Oct. 1747; m. 20 Oct. 1763, Dr. Joshua Chase.
DOLLY b. 25 May 1749; d. 17 Sept. 1754, at Stratham.

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DANIEL SWETT (Moses 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), lived at Hampton Falls, where he sold land in 1740 and 1766. He bought land in Brentwood, N. H., in 1767. He married, 4 Feb. 1730-I, Hannah Cass, dau. of John and Hannah (Gove) of Mendon, Mass., who was born at Hampton, 2 Oct. 1713. Hannah, widow of Daniel Swett of Brentwood, Hannah widow of Israel Smith deceased of Brentwood, and Thomas and Elizabeth Smith of Unity, N. H., sold to Richard Bean land in Brentwood. The following children of Daniel and Hananh Swett are recorded at Hampton Falls and on Quaker records.
HANNAH b. 21 Dec. 1731.
SARAH b. 4 Aug. 1733.
COMFORT (or CONTENT) b. 25 Feb. 1734.
MARY b. 2d of 10th month, 1737.

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STEPHEN SWETT (Moses 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born at Hampton Falls, N. H,. married, 23 (10) 1723, Mary Hoag of Stratham, N. H. He was a Quaker. He moved to Mendon, Mass., abt. 1729, thence to Providence, Smithfield and back to Providence. He deeded, 17 June, 1755, to son Stephen Swett 75 acres, one half of his homestead. Children so far as known:
ELIZABETH b. 29 (8) 1725.
STEPHEN, had wife Hannah, whose will, dated 1803, was proved in 1807. No children named in the will.

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BENJAMIN SWETT (Moses 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), was executor of his father's will in 1729. Benjamin Swett of Newport, R. I., blacksmith, bought, July 24, 1717, land in Dartmouth Mass. near the Tiverton line, of Philip Tabor, and sold it back to him in 1727. Benjamin Swett of Dartmouth, Bristol County, Mass., black smith, bought five acres at Hampton Falls, N. H., 26 Aug. 1728. His wife Ann, dau. of Jonathan and Hannah (Adley) Davol of Newport, R. I., and Dartmouth, Mass., he married before leaving Dartmouth, and there two children are recorded. He inherited his father's homestead. He died about 1768. The only child named in his will, 1757, was Jonathan. Children:
50. JONATHAN b. at Dartmouth, Mass., 16 May 1720; m._______
STEPHEN b. at Dartmouth, Mass., 29 Oct. 1723.
JACOB? m. 23 June 1774, Nancy Noyes at South Hampton, N. H.
ANNE? m. Richard Issely (Ilsly?) 8 April 1748, at South Hampton, N. H.
MARY? m. 16 Jan. 1775, Cornelius Clough at South Hampton, N. H.

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JOHN SWETT (John 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born 4 Dec. 1702, married, 17 Feb. 1724, Judith Young and lived in Kingston, N. H. He died 27 May 1748, and his wife died 5 Dec. 1747. Children recorded in Kingston:
ELIZABETH b. 24 Dec. 1724; m. Ephraim Severance, 25 Oct. 1749?
ANNE b. 17 Sept. 1728; died young.
ROBERT b. 1 March 1729; d. 31 May 1749.
ANNA b. 17 July 1736; prob. died young.
HULDAH b. 20 Sept. 1737.
JOHN b. 5 Oct. 1739; prob. died young.
51. MOSES b. 28 March 1740: m. Priscilla Hatch.
JUDITH b. 7 June 1743.

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DEACON ELISHA SWETT (John 3 Benjamin 2, John 1), born 30 Sept. 1705, married (1) 11 Nov. 1729, Sarah, dau. of Capt. Joseph and Margaret (Sherburne) Tilton of Hampton, N. H., who was born 26 Jan. 1706 and died 10 Oct. 1735, (2) 10 Feb. 1736, Abigail, dau. of John and Mehitbel (Fifield) Sanborn, who was born at Hampton Falls 6 May 1716 and died 1o March 1802. He lived in Kingston, N. H. Captain in the Crown Point Expedition of 1756. His will, dated 10 June 1778, was probated 29 Nov. 1788.
ESTHER b. 7 Aug. 1729; m. Capt. John Judkins, 8 Nov. 1750.
52. JOSEPH b. 9 Jan. 1732-3; m. Hannah Sleeper.
STEPHEN b. 18 Dec. 1734; d. 7 April 1736.

Children by second marriage:
53. STEPHEN b. 21 May 1739; m. Sarah Garland.
SARAH b. 4 Jan. 1741; unm. in 1789.
ABIGAIL b. 18 July 1744; m. Capt. John Moody.
HANNAH b. '3 April 1747; m. Thomas Swett.
54. ELISHA b. 2 Dec. 1751; m. Hannah Sanborn.

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BENJAMIN SWETT (John 3,. Benjamin 2, John 1), born 17 Oct. 1707, married, 20 Feb. 1728-9, Abigail Darling, dau. of John and Mary (Page) Darling of Amesbury, Mass. He was a deacon in the Congregational Church at Kingston, N. H., where he died 2 Nov. 1787. His wife born 4 Oct. 1709, died at age of nearly 91 years in Concord, N. H. Besides several children who died young they had:
55. BENJAMIN b. 31 Dec. 1736; m. Mary Eliot.
NAOMI b. 13 March 1739; m. Jonathan Eliot, 18 Sept. 1760.
JOHN b. 10 June 1741; died young..
56. SAMUEL b. 16 Dec. 1744; m. Mary Jones.
57. JOHN DARLING b. 7 June 1750; m. Elizabeth Clifford.
58. REV. MOSES. b. 23 Dec. 1754; m. Hannah Eastman.

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NATHAN SWETT (John 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born 9 June 1711, married, (1) 6 Jan. 1732, Mary, dau. of Thomas and Mary (Garland) Dearborn who died I May 1750, (2) Mrs Jane (Stickney) Garland, widow of Joseph Garland of Hampton Falls. Lived in Kingston, N. H. His will, dated 21 Jan. 1791, was probated 3 Feb. 1796. Jan. 13, 1769, Thomas Sweat of Kingston, Bethiah now the wife of Stephen Ladd of Brentwood, Mary now the wife of Jonathan Sanborn of Kingston, N. H., all children of Mary late wife of Nathan Sweat of Kingston, together with Nathan Sweat of Haverhill and Dearborn Sweat of Brentwood, are declared entitled to lands that did belong to their grand father, Thomas Dearborn late of Biddeford. See York Deeds, Vol.41, p.100.
DEARBORN b. 16 Oct. 1733; d 17 March 1736.
BETHIAH b. 27 Sept. 1734; m. John Merrill, 8 Nov. 1750, (2) Stephen Ladd.
MARY b. 26 March 1737; m. Jonathan Sanborn, 26 Jan. 1768; d. 3 June 1817.
59. NATHAN b. 11 May 1739; m. Sarah Frye.
60. DEARBORN b. 29 Dec. 1744; m. Mary Grendell, (2) Elizabeth
61. THOMAS b. 11 May 1747; m. Hannah Swett.

Children by second marriage:
WILLIAM b. ______; m. Elizabeth Janvrin and d. before 1791. Had dau. Sophia.
62. JOHN b. 26 July 1751 ; m. Hannah Patterson.
JANE b. 26 Nov. 1752; m. John Janvrin of Seabrook.
MOSES b. 3 May 1757; not named in will.

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BENJAMIN SWETT (Stephen 3, Benjamin 2 John 1), born 12 Apr. 1699, m. 30 Nov. 1721, Mary Titcomb. The records of the First Church (Unitarian) of Newburyport say that a Benjamin Swett died Oct. 1774, aged 77. They may have had children:
“BENJAMIN 3D;" pub. to Mary Dole 15 March 1748-9, dau. of Sam. and Eliz. (Knight) b. 14 Sept. 1727? A Benjamin Swett of Newbury was an Ensign in the Crown Point Expedition of 1756.
HANNAH m. 15 Nov. 1744, Gideon Straw (Int. Shaw).
REBECCA m. 6 March 1748-9, William Weed.

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STEPHEN SWETT (Stephen 3, Benjamin 2, John 1),born in Newbury 7 March 1700, married, 8 Nov. 1723, Judith, dau. of Thomas and Mary (Dam) Titcomb. She was born in Newbury 30 July 1698. Children recorded in Newbury:
MILLEA b. 25 Aug. 1724; m. 18 Feb. 1748-9, Benjamin Howard.
63. BENJAMIN b. 9 Feb. 1727; m. Rebecca Pierce.
ISAAC b. 6 June 1733.
KETURAH b. 9 March 1736; m. Stephen Wyatt, Jr., 7 Jan. 1755.
64. "CAPT." THOMAS b. 30 Aug. 1738; m. 3 Jan. 1766, Rebecca, prob. dau. of Eleazar Hudson, bapt. 16 Jan. 1742-3. Dau. Mary bapt. in Newbury, 23 Nov. 1760. A Thomas Swett was a revolutionary soldier from Edgecomb, Me., called Capt. 10 June 1761, in expedition to Crown Point.

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JOSEPH SWETT (Stephen 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born in Newbury 7 June 1701, married, 17 March 1737, Anna, dau. of Abraham and Sarah (Dorman) Jewett of Rowley, Mass., who was born 23 Dec. 1705. He lived for a while in Salisbury. He died in Byfield (Rowley) 29 April 1757, "aged about 53." His will, 1757 names wife Anna and children as follows, all bapt. in Rowley. His widow married 11 July 1758, Israel Clark of Ipswich and died 26 March 1788.
RUTH bapt. 31 May 1738, m. Israel Clark, Jr. Int. rec. 19 Dec. 1764.
65. JOSEPH bapt. 29 June 1739; m. Elizabeth Poor.
66. ABRAHAM bapt. I5 July 1742; m. Sarah Poor.

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JOHN SWETT (Stephen 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born in Newbury 26 Dec. 1703, married (1) in Newbury, 21 April 1726, Martha, prob. dau. of Nathaniel and Priscilla (Merrill) Noyes. He moved to Falmouth, Me., and there married (2) 17 Jan. 1736, Hannah Cobb, dau. of Samuel and Abigail (Stuart). She was born in Middleboro, Mass., I April 1712. He was killed by Indians 16 June 1746, having lived in that part of Falmouth called New Casco. See Smith's Journal, where he is called by mistake Joseph Swett. His widow married (2) Zerubbabel Hunnewell of Windham. Pub. 12 Jan. 1754. She died 24 April 1791. First two children born in Newbury, the rest in Falmouth. Deeds at Portland fix the relationship of the following.
STEPHEN b. 22 Nov. 1727; prob. d. unm.
PRISCILLA b. 26 Aug. 1729; m. (1) Joseph Jackson. Pub. 14 May 1748. (2) Samuel Crockett. Pub. 8 Dec. 1750.
MARY b. 12 March 1732; m. Joseph Wilson. Pub. 13 Sept. 1750.
MARTHA b. 27 March 1734; m. Edmund Titcomb, Jr., of North Yarmouth, 3 Dec. 1751.

Children by second marriage:
HANNAH bapt. 19 Dec. 1736.
67. JOHN bapt. 1739; m. Jane Stinson.
ANNE bapt. 1742; m. 3 Dec. 1767, Thomas Maybury, in Windham.
68. BENJAMIN bapt. 1745; m. Ann Stinson.
SARAH b. ; m. (I) John Cauley. Pub. 10 Oct.1762, (2) William Stinson of Georgetown, Me.

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MOSES SWETT (Stephen 1, Benjamin 2,John 1), born in Newbury, Mass., 12 Dec. 1706, married, 2 Feb. 1728, in Hampton Falls, N. H., his cousin, Hannah, dau. of Capt. Joseph and Sarah (Andrews) Swett. He was a tailor and shopkeeper in Exeter, N. H., and for a time in that part of Exeter which became a parish in 1727 and the town of Newmarket in 1737. He signed a petition to be exempted from taxation for a minister not of his choice, 18 July 1744. He was probably a Baptist. He and wife Hannah sold land and shop in Exeter in 1759. He signed a petition in 1761 concerning his deceased son Josiah. Children recorded in Exeter, N. H.
MOSES b. 24 Jan. 1729-30.
SARAH b. 29 Nov. 1731.
69. STEPHEN b. 3 Jan. 1733-4; in. Sarah Adams.
JOSIAH b. 31 July 1743; d. 1761 of small pox, army, while returning from expedition to Crown Point.
70. JOHN b. 17 Dec. 1748; m. Mary Folsom.

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JOSHUA SWETT (Stephen 3, Benjamin 2. John 1). born in Newbury 7 Feb. 1712, married, in Salisbury, 19 May 1737, Hannah Webster. They were recommended to second church in Salisbury, 21 Sept. 1760. Removed to Falmouth, Me. Nov.12, 1762, Joshua Swett “late of Newbury but now of Falmouth” bought land on the southwest side of Presumpscot River in Falmouth, which he sold the following year. He and wife Hannah signed a deed in 1766. He was a joiner. Children recorded in Newbury:
71. STEPHEN b. 26 Feb. 1738; m. Elizabeth Hale.
SARAH b. 24 Sept. 1743; m. 23 Sept. 1762, Benj. Bagley, in Salisbury, Mass.?
ABIGAIL b. 28 April 1747; m. 6 Nov. 1765, James Small of Falmouth.
HANNAH b. 26 Aug. 1749.
SUSANNA b. 9 Aug. 1755.

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JOHN SWETT (John 4, John 3, Stephen 2, John 1), born in Newbury 3 Dec. 1699, married (1) 3 Nov. 1724 Sarah Saunders of Haverhill and lived near the Haverhill end of Rocks bridge. She died 11 June 1756, aged 55. He married (2) I March 1757, Ruth Hastings, who died 1 June 1776, aged 70. His will is dated 1778. Tombstones to his wives and son Timothy are found in a cemetery near the East Parish church in Haverhill. Children recorded in Haverhill, Mass.
JAMES b. 4 Sept. 1725; d. 3 Oct. 1725.
RACHEL b. 1 Aug. 1728; d. 13 Oct. 1728.
JOHN b. 13 Aug. 1727; d. 7 Sept. 1728.
MOSES b. 23 Feb. 1729; d. 25 Feb. 1729.
TIMOTHY b. 23 Feb. 1730; m. Anne Merrill, 8 March 1753; d. I Feb. 1759. Widow m. Capt. Hezekiah Hutchins of Newbury, 29 Jan. 1761, and lived in Hampstead, N. H. Two ch. of Timothy, viz., Anne b. 12 Dec. 1753; and Sarah b. 4 June 1756, who m. Thomas Eliot, 14 Jan. 1778 and d. 5 June 1833.
SARAH b. Jan. 1730-1; m. Noah White, 18 April 1751.
ANNA b. 20 Nov. 1733; m. John Hazen, 30 Nov. 1752; d. 29 Sept. 1765.
MARY b. 12 Nov.17_____

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BENJAMIN SWETT (John 4, John 3, Stephen 2, John 1), born in Newbury 14 March. 1708, married before 1730 Susanna, dau. of Thomas Whittier of Haverhill. He married (2) in Salisbury 7 June 1733, Susanna, dau. of Joseph and Hannah (Merrill) Stockman born 6 Oct. 1712. William and Enoch, sons of deceased brother Benjamin, are named in the will of their uncle John Swett in 1778.

72. WILLIAM b. in Newbury 3 April 1730; m. Anna Hackett.
JOHN b. in Newbury Nov. 1735; prob. died young.
73. ENOCH b. in Salisbury 28 Sept. 1740; m. Sarah STOCK MAN bapt. 25 Feb. I738~9; prob. died young.

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SAMUEL SWETT (Samuel 4, John 3, Stephen 2, John 1), born in Newbury 27 Oct. 1706, married, 5 Aug. 1730, Elizabeth, dau. of Archilaus and Sarah (March) Adams, born 29 May 1706. He died 10 Aug. 1756 while a soldier in the Crown Point Expedition. He is called "fisherman." Children recorded in Newbury:
SARAH b. 2 Dec. 1730.
74. JOHN b. 28 Dec. 1731; m. Lydia Leavitt?
75. JOSEPH b. 22 Sept. 1741; m. Mehitable Goodwin.
76. MOSES b. 14 Nov. 1743; m. Hannah Merrill.
ELIZABETH b. 23 Nov. 1745; m. Wm. Cheney, 14 April 1763. Lived on Grand Menan Island. A dau. Barbara, b. 27 June 1786, m. (I) John Cole, (2) Mr. Swett.
DOROTHY b. 3 May 1748; m. Wm. Richards, 23 Sept. 1777.
77. SAMUEL bapt. 24 June 1733; m. Elizabeth Remnant.

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MOSES SWETT (Samuel 4, John 3, Stephen 2, John 1), born in Newbury 18 Feb. 1707-8, married, (1) 27 Nov. 1736, Deborah Greenleaf, (2) 12 April 1737, Mary Titcomb. Parker Titcomb was appointed administrator of the estate of Moses Swett, coaster, in 1748. Children bapt. in Newbury:
78. MOSES bapt. 5 Nov. 1738; m. Hannah Plummer.
ELIZABETH bapt. 29 March 1741.
79. EDMUND bapt. 19 June 1743; m. Hannah Boardman.
MARY, dau. of widow Mary Swett bapt. 4 Feb. 1753.

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BENJAMIN SWETT (Samuel 4, John 3, Stephen 2, John 1), I have not found recorded in Newbury, but the diary of Samuel Sewall (Vol.111. p.351) says "Cousin Samuel Swett, or Sweet, brought his son Benjamin Sweet to me to dwell with me and serve me as long as I please. He was born 6 April 1713, youngest of the twins." Dated 30 March 1725. He may have been the Benjamin Swett who married Judith Allen in Boston, 17 June 1736. He was a bookseller and died in 1745, leaving widow Judith and two young children. Were they
WILLIAM b._____ ; m. in Boston Mary Torrey, 3 Oct. 1766? His estate was administered in 1784 by Joseph Torrey. He left widow and "two young children." He was a mariner.
ELIZABETH b______. ; m. in Boston Robert Ruggles, 21 Dec. 1769?

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ELIPHALET SWETT (Benjamin 4, John 3, Stephen 2, John 1), born in Newbury, 1716, married (I) 18 Oct. 1739, Elizabeth Currier, dau. of John and Judith (Stevens) Currier of Amesbury, born 12 June 1719, (2) 1756, Miriam, dau. of Stephen and Miriam (Collins) Lowell, born 20 Jan. 1736. She died 8 June 1790. He was a ship carpenter and lived in Amesbury, Mass., where he died 6 June 1790, in the 75th year of his age. The will of Benjamin Swett, his son, 1801, names mother Miriam, sister Molly Abrahams, brothers William and Enoch, sister Sally wife of Benj. Merrill, sister widow Miriam Hunt, sister Hannah wife of Ezra Merrill, sister Anna wife of Daniel Fowler, and sister Abigail wife of Joseph Brown. See Probate Records at Salem, Mass.
Children by first marriage:
80. LUKE b. 20 June 1742; m. Hannah Dole.
ZEBULON b. 23 Oct. 1743; d. 2 Oct._____1753.
ELIZABETH b. 15 May 1745.
MARY b. 4 Dec. 1747; m.______Abrahams; d. 4 Sept. 1820.
JUDITH b. 4 Jan. 1749.
SARAH b. 21 July 1750; died young.
JOHN b. 21 Feb. 1751; died young.

Children by second marriage

JOHN b. 7 March 1757; d. Aug. 1758.
BENJAMIN b. 14 Oct. 1758; d. 20 Sept. 1801. Unm.
SARAH b. 26 Oct. 1760; m. Benjamin Merrill, 12 Oct. 1782.
81. ENOCH b. 21 March 1762; m. Mary Fowler.
ELIPHALET b. 14 Feb. 1764; 4. bef. 1801.
MIRIAM b. 2 Nov. 1765; m. Zacheus Hunt, 24 April 1784.
HANNAH b. 4 Sept. 1767; m. Ezra Merrill, 3 June 1792.
ANNE b. 26 Oct. 1769; m. Daniel Fowler, 10 March 1791.
ABIGAIL b. 30 Sept. 1771; m. Joseph Brown, 24 Nov. 1799.
82. WILLIAM b. 29 Aug. 1773; m. Sarah Wadleigh, (2) Hannah Wadleigh.
REUBEN b. 11 Aug. 1775; d. Oct. 1775.
DOROTHY b. 18 May 1777; d. Aug. 1783.

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ENOCH SWETT (Benjamin 4, John 3, Stephen 2, John l), born in Newbury, 1720, married, 5 July 1743, Judith Norton. The following children were baptized at the Presbyterian Church, Newburyport.
MIRIAM bapt. 14 Sept. 1746; died young.
83. ENOCH bapt. 14 Feb. 1747-8; m. Mary Perkins.
EUNICE bapt. 7 Jan. 1749-50; m. Wm. Woodbury, 19 June 1779.
BENJAMIN bapt. 16 Feb. 1752; did he die at sea, Oct. 1799?
JOHN bapt. 8 Dec. 1754; d. at sea April 18-30, 1776, of small pox.
MOLLY bapt. 18 July 1756.
MIRIAM bapt. 2 July 1758; m. 27 Jan. 1787, Archibald Andrew Lodivich.

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JOHN SWETT (Benjamin 4, John 3, Stephen 2, John 1), born in Newbury, baptized 22 Feb. 1740-41, married there, 10 Jan. 1754, Sarah Carr. He settled in Windharn, Maine, and died there 24 April 1800. His wife died 9 Jan. 1820, aged 92. Some record of his family appeared in the Narrgansett Sun, 10 Nov. 1897. The following children were born and baptized in Newbury:
SARAH b. 19 March 1755.
84. JOHN b. 10 April 1757; m. Mary Hunnewell.
SAMUEL b. 8 June 1759; m. 12 Oct. 1784, Priscilla Davis? Samuel Swett was a pensioner of the Revolution, in Cumberland County, 7 Jan. 1833, aged 74.
JOSEPH b. 12 May 1762.
85. MOSES b. 12 April 1764; m. Harriet Thomes.
86. CURTIS h. 12 Aug. 1766; m. Loraina Purington.
MIRIAM b. 14 Feb. 1772; m. Nathan Goold 13 March 1803.

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SAMUEL SWETT (Joseph 4, Joseph 3, Stephen 2, John 1), born in Marblehead, Mass., 9 Nov. 1729, married, 16 May 1752, Anna Woodbury. The following children are recorded at Marblehead.
87. JOHN BARNARD b. 24 May 1752; m. Charlotte Bourne.
JOSEPH b. 25 Aug. 1754; m. Jane Curtis, 6 Oct. 1793; d. s. p.2 Feb. 1819.
ANNA b. 17 Oct. 1756; m. John Knight, 11 Sept. 1783.
88. SAMUEL b. 23 July 1758; m. Sarah Salter, 15 Sept. 1785.
MARTHA b. 3 Aug. 1760; d. I Sept. 1855. Unm.
89. STEPHEN b. 4 Dec. 1763; m. Anna Prince, 19 Aug. 1792.
SARAH b. 16 Feb. 1766; m. Richard Prince, 23 Aug. 1785.
RUTH b. 15 Sept. 1768; m. Dr. Luke Drury, 13 Jan. 1785.
HANNAH b. 11 Sept. 1772; m. Capt. Henry Jackson of Boston, 15 Sept. 1799.
90. BENJAMIN b. 18 Feb. 1776; m. Sarah Webb, 1803.

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DR. JOHN SWETT (Joseph 4, Joseph 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born in York, Me., 31 March 1719, married, 15 Nov. 1747, Sarah, dau. of Joseph and Mary (Preble-Craige) Plaisted, born at York 26 Dec. 1725. His will, 16 June 1790, names sons Nathaniel and John, daughters Mary Bragden and Hannah Swett. Her will, 1795-1815, names daughter widow Mary Bragdon, son John Swett and his son Joseph, dau. Hannah Swett, granddau. Sarah Swett, and granddau. Sarah Bragdon. Dr. John Swett died 18 June 1790. Children recorded in York, Me.
91. NATHANIEL b. 4 July 1748; in. Sarah Carlisle.
MARY b. 21 Jan. 1752; m. Josiah Bragdon, 26 Nov. 1769.
SARAH b. 17 Nov, 1757; d. young.
92. JOHN b. 29 March 1761; m. Sarah Frost.
JOSEPH b. 25 Oct. 1762; prob. d. before 1790.
HANNAH bapt. 4 Aug. 1765; m. Charles Bean, 8 Jan. 1795.
SARAH bapt. 31 July 1768; d. 5. p. 16 July 1787.

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SAMUEL SWETT (Joseph 4, Joseph 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born in York, Me., 8 March 1728-9, married, 3 Dec. 1772, Lydia, dau. of Daniel and Hannah (Preble) Moulton, born 18 Aug. 1748. His will, 20 June 1808, names sons Daniel and Oliver, and dau. Lydia, wife of Michael Wilson. Children recorded in York.
SAMUEL b.19 Jan. 1777; died young.
DANIEL b. 17 May 1779; m. Lydia ; d. abt. 1820. Mariner.
LYDIA b. May 1783; m. Michael Wilson. Pub. 10 Oct. 1801.
OLIVER b._________; m. Paulina Moulton, 1 Jan 1832.

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MOSES SWETT (Benjamin 4. Joseph 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born at Hampton Falls, N. H., 17 June 1738, married Eunice Rogers. His widow may have married John Swaine about 1796. Children recorded at Hampton Falls:
93. BENJAMIN b. 22 Sept. 1759; m. Jemima Blake.
94. THOMAS ROGERS b. 7 May 1761; m. Abigail Cram, (2) Betsey Knowlton.
95. DANIEL b. 23 April 1763; m. Jane______ (2) Mrs. Sally Nelson.
LYDIA b. 28 Jan. 1767; m. 4 Dec. 1781, Nathan Swain, at Epping, N. H.?
MOSES b. 6 July 1769.
96. STEPHEN b. 31 Dec. 1771; m. Lois Sanborn.

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JOSEPH SWETT (Jonathan 4, Joseph 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born at Hampton Falls, N. H., 16 Aug. 1739, is thought to be the one who bought, in 1762, one hundred and twenty acres of Benjamin Thompson in Phillipstown (now Sanford), Maine. He was on the alarm list of Waterboro (formerly Massabesick) 20 Aug. 1778. His widow Jemima Swett, Josiah Swett, John Swett, and Samuel Swett, all of Waterborough, sold, 28 Nov. 1787, for 12O pounds, land in Waterborough to Jonathan Knight. Children, learned from deeds and correspondence:
97. JOSIAH b.______; m. Sarah Scribner.
JOHN b. _____
98. SAMUEL b. 30 April 1765; m. Nancy Chellis.
DAVID . Said to have lived in Limerick, Me.
EBENEZER b.______
99. WILBRAHAM b. 16 Feb. 1775; m. Susanna Patten.

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JOSIAH SWETT (Jonathan 4, Joseph 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born at Hampton Falls, N. H., 20 Dec. 1741, married, 10 Jan. 1765, Prudence, dau. of Skipper and Sarah (Cogswell) Dodge of Wenham, Mass., born 28 Sept. 1747. He settled in Claremont, N. H., where he died 26 Dec. 1808. His wife died 8 Aug. 183 I. Children recorded in Wenham:
PRUDENCE b. 20 Aug. 1766; m. Joel Richards, 1783.
JOSIAH b. 2 Oct. 1768; m. 18 Feb. 1791, Hannah Healey of Washington, N. H. He d. in Claremont 19 Dec. 1843. She d. 3 Dec. 1854. Ten children, among whom were Dr. John L. b. 7 Feb. 1810, long time physician at Newport,N. H. He m. twice and had two sons and two daus.; Rev. Josiah b. 4 Aug. 1814, d. Highgate, Vt., 4 Jan. 1890. Had 5 sons and 4 daus, among whom was Rev. Paul F. Swett.
BENJAMIN b. 22 Jan. 1771; m. 17 March 1790, Polly Healey, (2) 12 Oct. 1813, Marcia Dodge of Wenham, Mass. He removed to Mount Morris, N. Y.
SARAH b. 28 May 1773; d. 26 June 1774.
MEHITABEL b. 27 May 1775; m. Ichahod Dodge, 23 May 1794.
JONATHAN b. 19 Feb. 1778; d. 27 July 1779.
JAMES, died 23 April 1804, aged 22 yrs.
100. JONATHAN bapt. 2 July (b. prob. 26 June) 1780; m. Charissa Hitchcock.

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JONATHAN SWETT (Jonathan 4, Joseph 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born in Hampton Falls, N. H., 27 Aug. 1748, married in Newington, N. H., 9 Nov. 1774, Lydia, dau. of William and Susannah (Downing) Huntress.He was a Revolutionary soldier from Greenland, N. H., in 1778, on the expedition to Rhode Island. In 1787 Jonathan Swett and Lydia his wife of Windsor, N H, sold to Joel Leighton all right and interest in the estate of William Huntress late of Newington See deed at Exeter, N H., Feb.24, 1784, Jonathan Swett of Campbell's Gore (Windsor) sold to Josiah Swett of Wenham land at Hampton Falls. See deed at Exeter, CVII.21. Jonathan Swett of Windsor, in his will 2 March 1808-3 March 1814, names wife Lydia and the following children. The records of Windsor were burned long ago.
101. SAMUEL b. ________m. Mary Dresser.
MEHITABLE b. ; m._______Curtis.
SARAH b. ______- ; m. David Curtis, his second wife, 17 Oct. 1820.
BETSEY b. ; m. David Curtis. See Hist. of Antrim.
JOHN b._______m. Mary Preston. Son, Langdon, b. 1805, m. 25 April 1833, Sarah Ann Alds and d. s. p. Sarah A. Swett, dau. of Jacob AIds, d. at Antnrn, N. H., 11 Dec. 1878, aged 78-8-15.

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LT. DAVID SWETT (Jonathan 4, Joseph 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born in Hampton Falls, N. H., 8 April 1753, married, 30 Oct. 1786, Sarah, dau. of Dea. David and Elizabeth (Swett) Batchelder. Her tombstone in the oldest cemetery at Hampton Falls says, "Mrs. Sarah, Relect of Mr. David Swett, died April 25, 1821, in the 6oth year of her age." She was born 26 Jan. 1762. Ch.
BETSEY b. 25 Oct. 1787; d. unm. at age of about 30 years.
SARAH b. 16 July 1792; m. Wm. Coffin of Newburyport; d. 1819. Two ch., David Swett Coffin and Helen Maria Coffin. The latter d. 10 Aug. 1835, aged 20 yrs.
ELBRIDGE b. 12 July 1798; d. 18 Dec. 1818.

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JONATHAN SWETT (Benjamin 4, Moses 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born in Dartmouth, Mass., 16 May 1720, is the only child named in the will of his father, 1757. He seems to have lived in Sanford, Me., 1754-1762, and signed a petition from Sanford in 1756. See Hist. of Sanford, pp. 26, 27, 45. Jonathan Swett of "Frieburg," in the county of York, yeoman, bought one hundred acres of land in Pearsonstown (Standish), Me., of Thomas Thompson, 17 Dec. 1776. Perhaps this was the Jonathan Swett "centinel," in Capt. Cargill's Company from 31 March till 8 July, 1759, at Penobscot. He signed a petition as settler at Majorbagaduce (Castine) in 1763. Had been a soldier. He sold land to his son John in Standish in 1790. His family, according to the Census of 1790, consisted of himself, one son under 16, and four females. He probably had the following children and perhaps others. Benjamin is known to have been his son.
JONATHAN, revolutionary soldier, aged 17, June 4, 1778.
102. BENJAMIN b.______; m. Apphia Rowe.
MEHITABLE b. _____ ; m. Jedediah Witham? Pub. in Gorham, 9 Oct. 1784.
103. JOHN b._______Huldah Winslow.

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MOSES SWETT (John 4, John 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born in Kingston, N. H,. 23 March 1740, was possibly the "cordwainer" who bought land in Chester, N. H., 11 April 1763, and sold it in 1765. See deed at Concord. Moses Swett appears in Sanford, Me., in 1772. Similarity of family names leads me to think that he was the one named above. He lived "thirty roads east of Swett's bridge." He was an Ensign in the Revolution. Was living in that part of Sanford that is now Alfred in 1796. He married, in Wells, Me., 15 March 1770, Priscilla Hatch, "both of Wells." He removed to Tuftonshorough, N. H. Dec.12, 1808, Priscilla wife of Moses Swett, and Eunice wife of Moses Swett, Jr., both of Tuftonshorough, quitclaimed to Jonathan Copp land sold to him by Moses Swett. Deed witnessed by Robert Swett. See deed at Dover, N. H. Moses Swett is said to have removed to Granby, Canada, where his son John had settled, and to have died there. His family in Sanford, according to the census of 1790, consisted of six males and three females. He signed a petition from Coxhall, now Lyman, in 1774 and another in 1778. The following were his family, as near as can be gathered.
104. MOSES b._______m. Mary Connor, (2) Eunice _____
HULDAH b. _____ ; m. Mark Wiggin, 5 Aug. 1807, both of Tuftonsborough.
SIMEON b.______; m. Susanna Goodwin, 26 July 1796, in Alfred.
JOHN b._____; m. Eunice Harford, 27 Nov. 1806, both of Tuftonboro, (2) 3 Nov. 1811, Sarah (or Mary) Pierce, both of Tuftonboro. He removed to Granby, Canada.
SAMUEL b. 1788; m. Mehitable Neal, 23 May 1813; d. in Tuftonboro, N. H., 1 Aug. 1867, aged 79.
105. ROBERT b.________ m. Polly Wiggin, 11 Dec. 1812.


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JOSEPH SWETT (Elisha 4, John 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born in Kingston, N. H., 9 Jan. 1732-3, married, 6 Nov. 1755, Hannah Sleeper.He lived in Hawke (now Danville), and in Salisbury. N. H. He died 25 Sept. 1806. His wife died 21 Feb. 1825, aged 92. He was a Quaker. Children:
JOSEPH m. and d. s. p. in Salisbury, N. H.
106. PETER b. 22 Oct. 1756; m. Molly Wadleigh.
107. ELISHA b. 7 Feb. 1764; m. Losanna Marsh.
MARY.
SALLY b. 17 March 1772? m. Daniel Huntoon 25 Aug. 1789; d. 1 Nov. 1852 in Andover, N. H.?


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STEPHEN SWETT (Elisha 4, John 3, Benjamin 2, John l), born in Kingston, N. H., 21 May 1739, married, 25 Feb. 1761, Sarah, dau. of Joseph and Jane (Stickney) Garland of Hampton Falls. She was baptized 18 April 1742 and died 5 Nov. 1827, aged 86. Children recorded in Kingston:
108. JOHN b. 9 Feb. 1763; m. 15 July 1790, Mary Leavitt of Louden, N. H.
JOSEPH b. 30 Jan. 1762; d. 15 Nov. 1834; m. 18 May 1795, Sally Severance.
SARAH b. 8 May 1766; d. 14 Feb. 1830.
109. NATHANIEL b. 9 May 1768; m. Sarah Bartlett.
STEPHEN b. 20 May 1770; m. 26 Dec. 1793, Keziah, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Folsom) Clarke of Gilmanton; d. s. p.14 May 1864. She d. 22 Dec. 1832.
ABIGAIL b. 28 Aug. 1772; m. Moses Shephard, 21 Nov. 1793.
HANNAH b. 27 March 1776.
109. a. NOAH b. 8 April 1778; m. Sally Morrill, 31 May 1803.
110. ELISHA b. 28 July 1780; m. Sally Currier.
JANE b. 17 June 1782; m. Joseph I. Secomb?
PAUL? m. (1) 18 Dec. 1813, Judith Currier, (2), Mrs. Elizabeth (Evans) Piper.

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ELISHA SWETT (Elisha 4, John 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born in Kingston, N. H., 2 Dec. 1751, married, 10 Oct. 1782, Hannah, dau. of Dea. Jeremiah and Abigail (Tilton) Sanborn of Kensington and lived in Gilmanton, N. H. She was born 30 Nov. 1751. His will, 1810-1819, names wife Hannah, only son Jeremiah, and only daughter, Deborah Swett.
111. JEREMIAH b. in Gilmanton 8 July 1783; m. Sally French, (2) Mehitable Bryer.
DEBORAH b. '9 July 1789; m. 14 May 1812, John Allen of Gilmanton.
ABIGAIL b. 10 July 1794.

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BENJAMIN SWETT (Benjamin 4, John 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born in Kingston, N. H., 31 Dec. 1736, married, 13 March 1760, Mary Eliot, (2) 16 July 1794, widow Ruth Harriman in Fryeburg, Me. He lived in Concord, N. H., and in Rumford and Bethel, Me. He signed the Association Test in Concord, N. H. Children recorded in Kingston, N. H.
ABIGAIL b. 16 Dec. 1761.
MARY b. 2 April 1764; m. Benjamin Rolfe of Rumford, Me.
ANNA b. 28 May 1766.
112. BENJAMIN b. 19 July 1768; m. Mary Harper.
DOROTHY b. 3 Sept. 1770.
MEHITABLE b. 3 May 1773.
NAOMI b. 17 May 1775.
MOSES b. 3 Dec. 1777.

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SAMUEL SWETT (Benjamin 4, John 3, Benjamin 2, John 1), born in Kingston, N. H., 16 Dec. 1744, married, 28 Aug. 1766, Mary, dau. of Samuel Jones. He was appointed Ensign in Capt. Jere116. BENJAMIN b. 18 Aug. 1756; m. Sarah Jackman.

117. ABRAHAM TITCOMB b. 18 Mch. 1760; m. Priscilla Eastman.

REBECCA b. 25 Jan. 1758; m. Benjamin Severance.

LOIS b. 6 May 1762.

DAVID b. 8 Nov. 1766; m. Elizabeth Akers, born 10 May 1772. Lived in Errol, N. H., where he died Oct. 1851. Had son, Abraham T. and perhaps other ch. Abraham T. had wife Eunice and ch., Diana and John P., twins, b. at Errol, 1 May 1834.

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DEA. THOMAS SWETY was born in Edgecomb, Maine,1I Oct. 1770. It seems likely that he was son of the Capt. Thomas Swett who married Rebecca Hudson in Newbury, Mass., 3 Jan. 1760. See under No. 29. Dea. Thomas Swett married, 1796, Eunice Dodge of Edgecomb, who was born 20 July 1773. He moved to N. Whitefield, Me., and died there 2 Sept. 1843. She died 22 July 1849. Children:

LEMUEL m. Lucy Turner.

WILLIAM m. Jane Gray, (2) Cynthia Partridge, 28 Aug. 1853, who d. 20 June 1856, (3) 23 Nov. 1856, Rosannah Brann, who d. 4 May 1895.

BETSEY m. Rev. Constant Quinnam.

EUNICE m. Charles Douglass.

MARY m. William Brainard of New Sharon, Me.

NANCY m. Jason Plummer.

SARAH b. 1810; m. Rev. Constant Quinnam, his second wife.

Children of William and Jane (Gray) Swett.

THOMAS B. b. 19 Oct. 1824; d.1'3 May 1846.

CHARLES HENRY b. 8 May 1828 d. 16 March 1830.

EMILY D. b. 11 Feb. 1832; d. 20 Oct. 1861; m. Davis D. Randall. No ch.

MARY AUGUSTA b. 21 Aug. 1836; m. Henry A. Tirrell.

ALDEN B. W. b. 14 May 1840; m. Mary Burrell. One dau., Clara, who d. 19 March 1894. Mrs. Mary Burrell Swett d. 27 Sept.1901. Alden d. 20 Dec.1908.

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JOSEPH SWETT (Joseph 4, Stephen 3, Benjamin 2, John 1) born in Rowley, Mass., and bapt. 29 June 1739, married Elizabeth Poor

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