Biography of George L. Sweet
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Sweet, George L., was born in Mansfield, January 26, 1843. His father, Elhridge Sweet, was a native of the same town, born on the old homestead where John Sweet settled about 1680, and which is now owned by the fifth generation of his descendants. Elbridge Sweet married Dorothy Sullaway, and was identified as a farmer. For twenty five consecutive years he was selectman of his town, and died in 1876. George L. Sweet was educated in Mansfield and Greenwich Academies. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. H, 7th Mass. Vols., and took part in the siege of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Fair Oaks, Seven Days battle and Malvern Hill, receiving an honorable discharge, after which he returned to Greenwich and finished his education. In 1866 he engaged in business in Mansfield and in 1878 went to Kansas and spent two years. In 1880 he returned to Attleborough and engaged in the jewelry business, organizing the firm of Haywood & Sweet in 1887. In 1867 Mr. Sweet married Carrie F., daughter of Joshua Jones, and they have one daughter, Helen F.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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