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Rev Gospero Sweet

Rev Gospero Sweet

Birth
Marion County, South Carolina, USA
Death 23 Mar 1856 (aged 81)
Gadsden County, Florida, USA
Burial Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 46887678 · View Source
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Gospero Sweet is the great-great-grandfather of Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind. The following records detail something of him. Gospero was married to Anne Munnerlyn, daughter of one of the six brothers who fought with Francis "the Swamp Fox" Marion in key Revolutionary War battles in the Carolinas.

1850 Federal Census, Gadsden County, Florida, p. 147:
SWEET, Gospero 81 M Farmer $3000 SC
SWEET, Benjamin 24 M Farmer GA
SWEET, Susan 18 F SC
SWEET, Mary 2 F FL
SWEET, Ann 3/12 F FL

EXCERPTS FROM A WRITTEN STATEMENT MADE AND SIGNED BY
WILLIAM CHARLES SWEET, FEBRUARY 28, 1896,
AND NOW IN POSSESSION OF HIS GRANDSON,
EUGENE MUSE MITCHELL OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA

"I, William Charles Sweet, was born March 26th, 1817, in Marion District, South Carolina, fifty miles above Georgetown [S.C.] on the main road to Columbia and about five or six miles above the head of Briton's Neck between Big Pedee and Little Pedee Rivers.

My father's name was Gospero Sweet, who was born about 1766 to 1768 in Marion District, South Carolina, near the place of my birth. Both my father and myself were born on the land my father inherited from my grandfather. When my father left South Carolina he owned 2000 acres of land. My father was a planter - also a Methodist Minister. In 1826 he moved from South Carolina with his family, arriving in Decatur County, Georgia, in February, and after making a crop there moved the same year to a place about 6 miles below Quincy Florida on "Forbes' Purchase". Forbes gained his suit with the U. S. Government and father bought other land about 6 miles East of Chattahoochee, Fla. near Mt. Pleasant Church. He died somewhere about 1853 to 1855 - the only way I could tell accurately would be by looking at his tombstone in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. He was 87 years old when he died."


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  • Created by: DeoPatria
  • Added: 19 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46887678
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Gospero Sweet (3 Jun 1774–23 Mar 1856), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46887678, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by DeoPatria (contributor 46874385) .