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John Sweet and Mary (MNU), Salem, MA in 1632

The life story of John Sweet is not very long and little is known of his origins, except that he was likely from Wales.

John Sweet was born c1603, but there is no information about either his origins or his parents/siblings. He married Mary (MNU), probably in Wales about 1627.

The Sweets were early settlers in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, as John is documented in town records in 1632. However, John died between 6 June 1637, when he was named in a court record, and 25 December 1637, when the Widow Sweet received acreage for a household of four persons.

Mary (MNU) Sweet married Ezekiel Holliman about 1638.


  1. John, born c1628; married Elizabeth (MNU), c1655
  2. James, born c1630; married Mary Greene, c1654
  3. Renewed, born c1632; married John Gereardy,  c1651

My line of descent:

Mary Greene & James Sweet
Valentine Sweet & Eleanor (MNU)
Mary Sweet & Samuel Boone
Samuel Boone & Mary Wightman
William Boone & Ruth Hill
Mary Boone & Richard Jones
Rebecca Jones & Peter Crouse
Sarah Moriah Crouse & William Coleman
Hartwell Thomas Coleman & Anna Elisabetha Jensen
Hazel Ethel Coleman & Vernon Tarbox Adams
Doris Priscilla Adams & George Michael Sabo
Linda Anne Sabo Stufflebean – me!

John Sweet appears in The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vols. I-III: 1790