Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Isaac VanMeter SWEETLAND


           Isaac VanMeter Sweetland was born in Botetourt county, Virginia, October, 1821; came from Cabell county, West Virginia, to Carroll district, Lincoln county, in May 1868. In Pattonsburg, Virginia, June 2, 1844, Isaac V. Sweetland was united in wedlock with Martha Russel, a native of Tyler county, West Virginia, born December 21, 1824, and whose parents, John and Rebecca (Simms) Russel, are both deceased. The genealogical record of the ten children of Mr. and Mrs. Sweetland is: John S., born April 30, 1846, resides at home; Mary Hester, June 30, 1847, resides at Ona Station, West Virginia; Annie Henry, July 11, 1848, living near her home in Carroll district; Elizabeth 0., March 21, 1851, Olive Hill, Kentucky; Maggie Pogue, October 22, 1855, died May 31, 1878; Carrie Vanmeter, June 3, 1857, died September 18, 1871; Louis Roffe. February 14, 1859, at home; Mattie Walker, January ii, 1861, at home; Virginia Watson, August 3, 1862, near home; Sallie Rebecca, July 27, 1867, at home. Mr. Sweetland's parents are both dead; his father, Eleazer Sweetland, died in 1841, and his mother, Sallie (Vanmeter) Sweetland, died April 21, 1881. Isaac V. Sweetland was at one time president of the county court, and superintendent of free school in Lincoln county. His son, John S., is sheriff of Lincoln county. The wife of the subject of this sketch has been a member of the Presbyterian Church for twenty-five years, and Mr. Sweetland himself is also a member. Five daughters, Mary, Lizzie, Maggie, Mattie and Jennie, are members of the same church. Annie is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Direct mail to Sweetland & Son, dealers in general merchandise, Hamlin, Lincoln county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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