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Jonas Sweazea

Male 1820 - Abt 1862  (42 years)


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  • Name Jonas Sweazea  [1, 2, 3
    Born 1820  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died ABT. 1862  Civil War in Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I1165  Merged Tree

    Father Mathias Sweazea,   b. 1774, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. AFT. 1855, Jackson Co. Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 80 years) 
    Mother Anna Dycus?,   b. 1784, Rutherford Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. AFT. 1850, Jackson Co. Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years) 
    Married ABT. 1803  Rutherford Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • [18212.ged]

      [sweeze~2.FTW]

      Mathias Sweazea and Anna Dycus were married in Rutherford County, North Carolina about 1804.
    Family ID F350  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Ann Lovelady,   b. 27 Nov 1825, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1916, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 1844  Jackson Co., Tn. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Mary E. Sweazea,   b. 9 May 1847, Jackson Co., Tn. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1919, Carter Co., Mo. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Catherine Sweazea,   b. 27 Feb 1848, Jackson Co., Tn. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1930, Carter Co., Mo. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Sarah E. Sweazea,   b. ABT. 1850, Jackson Co., Tn. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BEF. 1900, Carter Co., Mo. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     4. Johnson Richard Sweazea,   b. Mar 1856, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Allen Dewitt Sweazea,   b. Dec 1860, Carter Co. Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931, Carter Co., Mo. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Family ID F507  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • [18212.ged]

      [sweeze~2.FTW]

      Family History indicates that during the Civil War, Jonas Sweazea left his home in Greenwood Valley, Carter Co, Mo. and traveled to Bloomfield, Mo. to enlist in the Union Army. He was ambushed by "Bushwhackers" and kidnapped. He wrote his wife a letter from Bloomfield while a captive, but was never heard from again. Information from; Steve Rogers, gr gr grandson of Jonas Sweazea.

      Jonas Swezea purchased land in Ripley County, Missouri. [now Carter County,]

      Ripley County, Missouri

      32 Original Land Plat Book [ 1832 - 1858 ]

      Copied from the original plat book in the Recorders office, County Courthouse, Doniphan, Missouri.

      Jonas L. Swezea, Residence, Wayne County, date purchased, 24 Nov. 1856,
      Section 3 Township 27 Range 3 E.

      Jonas D. Swezea, Residence, Wayne County, date purchased, 24 Nov. 1856,
      Section 10 Township 27 Range 3 E.

      The Cabin that Jonas Sweazea built in 1851 in Greenwood Valley has been moved to Van Buren, Missouri and set up on the Courthouse Yard. [1998]
      A sign on the door of the cabin reads;
      This cabin was built in 1851 in Greenwood Valley by the Sweeza family and taken apart and reconstructed on the Court House Square in 1959 during the Carter County Centennial Celebration to commemorate the county's first 100 years.
      The rock fireplace is from the old Griffin house on Pike Creek, where it was built in 1853. The rocks are hand-hewn and were put together with a mortar supposed to be made of salt and ashes. It is now held together with lime and cement mortar.
      The logs in the cabin are hand-hewn and some are 24 feet long and are interlocked with half dovetail corners and were held together with wooden pegs which are still visible.
      The antique furnishings in the cabin have been loaned or donated by local persons.
      The Carter County Historical Society is in charge of the cabin as custodians for the people of Carter County.

  • Sources 
    1. [S01478] 1850 census, Jackson Co., Tn.
      1850 census, Jackson Co., Tn. and 1850 census of Carter County, Missouri

    2. [S01648] sweeze.
      Date of Import: Aug 1, 1999

    3. [S12068] 18212.ged.
      Date of Import: Jun 7, 2001


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