Stackpole # 82. William Swett (Eliphalet5, Benjamin4, John3, Stephen2, John1), born in Amesbury, Mass., 29 Aug. 1773, married (1) 5 Nov. 1794, Sarah, dau. of Adam and Sarah (Greeley) Wadleigh, (2) 23 Jan. 1799, Hannah Wadleigh, sister of first wife, born 7 Feb. 1771 . He lived in Amesbury, where he died 26 April 1821. His widow died 15 April 1829. Children recorded in Amesbury.
William Swett fitted out an old cooper shop (a place where tubs, casks or barrels are made or repaired) with tools for making hats. He quit the hat-making business, but later his son-in-law Abner L. Bayley expanded it into larger facilities.
Burial: Union Cemetery, on Haverhill Road, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusets. Inscriptions: Mr. William Swett died April 30, 1821 age 47 Mrs. Hannah, Relict of Mr. William Swett, Died April 15, 1829, age 50. As a mother she was kind and affectionate. As a follower weak and lowly. There is no rest for weary man On life's tempestuous ocean given Till that long wished for moment when They anchor in the port of heaven
Thank you Ben H. Swett
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