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Sweatt, James Lemuel

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Sweatt, James Lemuel
March 12, 2007 09:56PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed.,
1885, Butler Co.

JAMES L.[emuel] SWEATT, Butler County, was born April 2, 1834, in Wilson
County, Tenn., and in 1849 removed with his parents to Logan County, Ky.
He remained there until 1862, when he located in Butler County, where he
has since resided. His father, Joseph Sweatt, a native of Surrey County,
N. C., was born March 1, 1788. He removed to Tennessee about 1815, and
was [for] many years a teacher, and died February 8, 1861. He was the
son of William Sweatt, a native of Maryland, who died in Wilson County,
Tenn., about 1840. Joseph, father of James Lemuel Sweatt, married Susan,
daughter of William and Frances Goodall, of Wilson County (born in 1800,
died in 1851). Their children are Azariah, William B., Joseph H., John
T., James L., Sallie (Dockins), Jane (Willcutt), Ann (Guffy) and
Elizabeth (Guffy). James L. was married March 17, 1861, to Sarah S., a
daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Martin) Moore, of Butler County
(born October 31, 1838). To them have been born John W., Nora E., Laura
J. and James B. Mr. Sweatt has 186 acres of weill improved and
productive land, in a high state of cultivation. He is a member of the
Masonic order, also of the Christian Church, and in politics is a Democrat.
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