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John Wait Sweet (abt. 1756 - abt. 1795)

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John Wait Sweet
Born about in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canadamap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1774 in Warwick, Kent, RImap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died about in York, Ontario, Canadamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified 1 Jan 2018 | Created 26 Mar 2016
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For a long time, John Wait Sweet was set as Phillip and Lydia Sweet's child in this profile. But since there's no solid evidence here for John Wait Sweet being the child of Phillip Sweet, he was removed as their child.

There are genealogy trees on the web with that relationship but no traceable reference. It seems somewhat unlikely since Toronto, Canada and Rhode Island, USA are about 500 miles apart.

Is John Wait actually the husband of Phebe Slocum? The Charles Slocum book below says Phebe Slocum was a child of William Slocum. Her entry further says only "PHEBE, born in North Kingston, R. I .; married __ Sweet." There is a gravestone in Rehoboth, Massachusetts that says "In memory of/PHEBE/widow of John Sweet/who died March 22, 1840/aged 53 years." Again, the distance between Toronto and Rhode Island or Rehoboth seems like a significant barrier.

Further, is John Wait the father of Wait? Other than the coincidence of names and trees on the web, there is no evidence here.



  • Slocum, Charles Elihu. A short history of the Slocums, Slocumbs, and Slocombs of America, genealogical and biographical (1882): embracing eleven generations of the first-named family from 1637-1881, with their alliances and the descendants in the female lines as far as ascertained, also the etymology of those surnames, an account of some researches in England concerning their ancestors who bore the parent surname, Slocombe, etc. (Syracuse, New York: Slocum, 1882).

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