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Joel Walker Sweeney
Birth: 1810
Appomattox County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1860, USA

Minstrel, Musician, Banjo Innovator. Antebellum minstrel show performer, reputed inventor of the five string banjo, member of the nationally famous musical Sweeney family that included Joel, Sampson "Sam" and Richard. Popularized the five string banjo. Buried in the family cemetery on the outskirts of Appomattox Court House, Virginia. (bio by: Steve Dunn) 
 
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Sweeney Family Cemetery
Appomattox
Appomattox County
Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Steve Dunn
Record added: May 07, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7422234
Joel Walker Sweeney
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- Art Wells
 Added: Jan. 14, 2016
Joel Walker Sweeney was never married. The Missouri Sweeney Conner listed as his spouse was actually his sister.
- Patricia Kettler Wagurak
 Added: Apr. 11, 2015

- Monty
 Added: Aug. 29, 2012
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