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Joshua Sweet 1764-1840

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

According to the Massachusetts Records, "Joshua Sweet of Deerfield received a bounty for enlisting into the Continental army for a term of three years, in 1781, at which time he was seventeen years of age, and is credited with service in Capt. Smart's Co., Third regiment, in July 1781."

He enlisted March 23, 1781, and served until Dec. 22, 1783, a part of the time under Captains Lee and Thos. Hunt, with Lieut. Col. William Hull.

In an obituary notice of Joshua Sweet in "The Telegraph" of May 7, 1840 is this"

"Thus has fallen a sturdy oak of the Revolution, amidst the storms and tummults of war, he stood foremost in the ranks, and in the defense of Liberty, a principle which he could duly value and appreciate, knowing full well its primitive costs."

In the village cemetery in Madison his grave is marked as follows:

Memorial of Joshua Sweet, a Revolutionary soldier, who died 2nd May 1840, aged 76 years.

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