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Welcome to Sweatt Genealogy

Welcome to Sweatt Genealogy

First, my name is Joshua Sweatt and I have been researching the Sweatt Genealogy family history and other related families for several years. The majority of the Sweatt family lived in Marlboro (Marlborough) County, South Carolina.

Second, or maybe as important I am a descendant of Cornelius Sweatt/Sweat (abt. 1857 – 1933) and Mary Louise Middleton (abt. 1859 – 1928) from the Bennettsville, South Carolina area presumed to be buried at Shiloh Methodist Church in Bennettsville, SC. Cornelius and Mary had nine children Mary Ann, John H., Daniel Robert, Rufus, Agnes Mae, Marvin, Kirby, Elizabeth and Arthur Raymond.

Also, I am a direct descendant from the previously mentioned Marvin whom traveled North to Ohio with his brother Kirby to the Cleveland, Ohio area. Moreover, though from the Ohio area strong family roots remain in North and South Carolina. Find more on the Sweatt surname.

***Here is the current status of the Sweatt Family Tree currently being worked on. Specifically, the relations of Henry William Sweat buried at Shiloh Methodist Church in Bennettsville, SC. IF YOU HAVE Y-DNA TAKEN AS A DESCENDANT of this line PLEASE CONTACT ME. We are looking to verify the lines***

Benjamin Sweatt
|——William K. Sweatt
|——Aaron Sweatt
|——Gadi Sweatt

William K. Sweatt (source)
+Susan A. Smith
|——Henry William Sweatt
|——Nathan Sweatt
|——John F. Sweatt
|——Martin L. Sweatt
|——Eadie F. Sweatt
|——Adgenora Sweatt
|——Toland Sweatt
|——James Coward
|——Lucy Ann Coward
|——Michael Coward

Henry William Sweatt
+Elizabeth (source)
|——John Murray Sweatt
|——Cornelius Sweatt (source) (Mary Ann, John H Sweatt, Daniel Robert, Rufus Sweatt, Agnes Mae, Marvin/Estelle (source) (source), Kirby, Elizabeth, Arthur Raymond)
|——Henry Boseman Sweatt (source)
|——William Birch Sweatt (source)
|——Lawrence D Sweatt (source(There is an interesting note on the death record of Lawrence D. Sweatt (son of Henry William and Elizabeth Sweatt).
The informant was Lawrence’s son, Milton. Milton gave the mother’s name as: Rebecca Cope. Not Elizabeth Louise Millenton (Middleton?))
|——Caroline Sweatt
+Rebecca (Fathered children with Henry William Sweatt)
|——Pheraby Cope/Sweatt
|——Floyd Cope/Sweatt (source) (Floyd Sweatt- 1 daughter Annie Viola Sweat Leigh)
|——Della Cope/ Sweatt

Rebecca Cope had four other children: (Father unknown)
|——John Crider Cope
|——John Wesley Cope
|——Mary Elizabeth Cope
|——William Charles Cope


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16 Comments on Welcome to Sweatt Genealogy

  1. Hi I was wondering if the H in John H stood for Henry. If so he might be my grandfather. I am originally from the bennettsville,SC area. That is were I grew up. I have been trying to find out who John Henry Sweatt’s mother and father were.
    Thank you

  2. Has anyone come up with any other information about William Thomas Rogers and Sarah J. Sweat? They were both from Tennessee. Please email me.

  3. Hello, My grandmother was Josie Sweatt her mother was Josephine and traced back to Nicholas Tally Sweatt, Gadi on through to Benjamin Sweatt. I have traced back all the way to Robert Sweatt. Any additional information would be great.

    • Hi Debbie! Definitely feel there is a connection. What are your thoughts on the below?!?!

      Benjamin/Rosa Sweatt
      -Gadi/Ellenor (Gillespie) Sweatt
      –Thomas G. Sweatt
      –Benjamin E Sweatt
      –William Tallie Sweatt
      –William Rufus Sweatt
      –David Allen Sweatt

    • Hi Joshua, Yes that is my grandmother’s (Josie E. Smith) line. Her mother was Josephine (Josie) Sweatt who married Samuel K Smith (Smith line still researching). Josie Sweatt father was Nicholas Tally ( aka William Robinson) who married Georgia Paulina Nolan. Siblings: Sue Ellen Sweatt, Tami Jane, Minnie Alma, Lily Mae, Hattie, James Luther, John Cory, Bessie Alman, William Kelly. Nicholas Tally father was Gadi (Gideon) Sweatt/ Ellenor Gillespie. Thomas G. married Susan Parker and Amanda Grant. Benjamin married Mary Donohue. William Rufus and David Allen not sure yet if they married.

  4. Kirby Sweatt (b. S.C., died 1952 Ohio) family interest me very much and would like to hear from this immediate family or descendants of some of seven children. Know two sisters who are cousins to this line by way of his wife who live in South Carolina.

  5. My maiden name is Rogers. There is supposedly a Sarah Sweat in our ancestry. I was wondering if you can shed light on Tennessee relations between the Rogers’ and the Sweat family? William Thomas Rogers was my grandfather. I don’t know his Dad’s name. Any help would be grateful.

    • Hello Patricia,
      Suzan Rogers is related to the Sweatt family from New Hampshire and we are looking for a William Rogers who is related to the Sweatt family. Elmira Sweatt married Ferren in the 1800’s. They were mostly in the Errol area of New Hampshire. Does any of this read familiar to you?

      Marie Louise for Suzan Rogers

      • My grandmothers family were from newry maine & Errol Nh her name was Emily Frances Sweatt. Her husband was John Cross & Her parents were Darwin Bean Sweatt and Agnes frost Sweatt.

    • Hello Patricia,

      I have no information about the Tennessee families with the surname Rogers or Sweatt. At this time we only know the New Hampshire Rogers and Sweatts. Was William Thomas Rogers from the New Hampshire or Tennessee state?


      • William Thomas Rogers was from TN. It was supposedly Blount county. He was born 1887. I have a document that says William T. Rogers married Sarah J.Sweat. in 1885.

      • William Thomas Rogers, my grandfather, was born in Tn. I found records marriage certificate of William T. Rogers married to Sarah J. Rogers in TN in 1885. Grandpa was born in 1887 in Blount county TN.
        Thanks. Patricia.

  6. My name is Zion Smith. My maternal grandmother’s side was a Sweatt and there’s a strong population of Sweatts in Kentucky, especially in Louisville. I don’t know if we are related through marriage or by slavery in some type of way, but it’s convenient that since of your Sweatt family in Ohio is not to far from mine in Kentucky. Hope we can get in touch.

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