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Michael Sweeney
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1810
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1875
Wheeling
Ohio County
West Virginia, USA

The following information was contributed by findagrave member genieresearcher.

"Michael Sweeney is son of Thomas Sweeney and Sarah Ann CAMPBELL both born in Ireland.
He learned the glass business in Philadelphia and then Pittsburgh, PA working for Benjamin Bakewell.
In Wheeling, he and his brothers Robert Henry and Thomas had a glass manufactory, the North Wheeling Flint Glassworks and then he had his own company. They moved their operations across the Ohio River to Martins Ferry and had warehouses in Wheeling and Pittsburgh. They made plain, pressed, cut Flint glass ware.

They created large exhibition pieces and won prizes for their float or punch bowls. One bowl almost 5 feet tall, designed by Thomas Sweeney was originally in the center of his grave monument. This remained until 1949 when it was moved to the collection of Oglebay Institute of Glass Museum.

A fine Sweeney cut glass decanter was presented to Henry Clay.

The Michael Sweeney Mansion was converted to the Wheeling Hospital in 1856


Michael and his wife Sarah Ann STEPHENS appear on the 1870 census, Pease Twp, Belmont, Ohio, with children Henry 23, George 21, Sarah 16, Ella 13, Annie 11, Michael 7 and Edward 6." 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Eliza Ann Stephens Sweeney (1823 - 1886)*
 
 Children:
  Michael Sweeney (1867 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
THE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY
TO DO GOOD MY RELIGION
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Wheeling
Ohio County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Jeannie Gebhart LaCues
Record added: May 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70642153
Michael Sweeney
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Michael Sweeney
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