Biography of James H. Sweet
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Sweet, James Henry, son of Thomas and Martha (Briggs) Sweet, natives of Narragansett, R. I., was born in Newport, R. I., March 23, 1828. His father was a farmer, a man of inflexible will, strong, good sense, and sterling integrity, and he was trained to habits of industry and learned the lesson of self reliance early in life. After receiving the advantages afforded by the schools of those days he engaged in farming and in 1866 removed to the farm in Dartmouth on which he still lives. In April, 1880, he married Emily, daughter of Michael and Jane E. (Dixon) Baker of Dartmouth. Of this union there are four children: William J., Esther A., wife of Herman Peckham of Newport; John and Herbert. Mr. Sweet is of old New England stock, representatives of the family having been prominent in colonial history.

Our county and its people
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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