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James Benjamin Sweeney
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1865
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 23, 1901
Cooke County
Texas, USA

J. B. Sweeney was the son of T.M. Sweeney, old-time Restoration Movement preacher of Houston County, Texas. J.B. was a student of the Bible, and attended AddRan College in Thorp Spring, Texas. He graduated in 1885. He went to Kentucky and sat at the feet of J.W. McGarvey and Robert Graham in the College of the Bible. When Add-Ran College moved to Waco in 1895, Sweeney was selected as head of the special Bible Chair, and became responsible for raising $40,000 for its endowment. In 1895 he resigned and went to Gainesville, Texas to a less stressful work. "Against the advice of his physician, he held a meeting in Honey Grove in the summertime, over-spent his strength, contracted pneumonia and passed away." He was buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville. Sources: Colby Hall, Texas Disciples, p.398. Hall also mentions that there is an extensive bio sketch in The History Of TCU. For more info, go to Scott Harp's Web site at

James Benjamin Sweeney, '87, Fosterville, Tex. A..B., A.M., and LL.D. Add-Ran Univ. born in Augusta, Tex, Oct. 4, 1865. Received primary instruction in private school, Palestine, tex. Minister of church at Leavenworth, Kan., one year, and at Taylor, Tex., seven years. Has been on editorial staff of "Texas Christian Courier," and Sec. and Treas. Texas Board of Missions. In '95 was elected Dean of Bible De[pt/ Add-Ran Univ., Waco, Texas, which position he now holds. --Kentucky University Alumni book, 1861-1896, p. 103.
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  Thomas M. Sweeney (1834 - 1914)
  Lena Sweeney (1866 - 1953)*
  Mamie Sweeney (1892 - 1905)*
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Fairview Cemetery
Cooke County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Jul 14, 2010
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James Benjamin Sweeney
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James Benjamin Sweeney
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