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Ancestors of Benjamin Swett

Ancestors of Benjamin Swett

Posted: 2 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Jan 2002 10:21PM GMT
Surnames: Rowe, Swett, Atwood, Dean
Rowe - Swett - Atwood

My grandfather was James Swett Rowe, b. 4/28/1835, probably in Hampden, d. about 1901 in Orrington. His parents were Moses Rowe (1781-1858) and Joanna Atwood Swett (1802-1901), m. 12/29/1828. (Moses had two previous wives, Mary Dyer and Jane Webster, for a total of 20 children). Joanna Atwood Swett was the daughter of Benjamin Swett (b. 1769 or 1779, d. 1854 Hampden) and Mehitabel Atwood (1774-1839); they married apparently in 1801 after his first wife Joanna Atwood of Wellfleet MA died.

Near the end of the last century, James Swett Rowe gave a talk at the centennial celebration of Orrington, of which I have a copy. He provided information which has helped me trace the Rowe, Atwood and Dean lines, but mentioned nothing about the Swetts beyond his grandfather Benjamin. Most likely Benjamin Swett came from Cape Cod, as did all the other families mentioned. If anyone can connect Benjamin to his ancestors, I'd like to hear the story.

ROWE in Penobscot County Maine

Posted: 12 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Aug 2001 5:44PM GMT
Surnames: ROWE
Although we do not have Moses Rowe, we do have a number of Rowe names in that area. Do you know who his parents were?
or any of his siblings?

Rowe in Penobscot County ME

Posted: 13 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Jan 2002 10:21PM GMT
Surnames: Rowe, Atwood, Swett
Moses Rowe was the third child, only son of Jonathan Rowe Jr., son of Jonathan Rowe who move with his family from
Gloucester MA to Pejepscot Grant (Danville) ME about 1780.
Jonathan Sr. is believed to be a son of Stephen, son of
John who immigrated with his father John about 1651 to
Gloucester.

Moses had three wives, the first two of whom died. The third wife was Joanna Atwood Swett who was of the Atwoods
who came from Cape Cod. Therefore it is likely that Moses moved from Danville to the Hampden/Orrington area.

6. Moses m.(1) Mary Dyer 1 Nov. 1804 all JSR
Children:

i. Lemuel Dyer b 24 Nov. 1805, d.4 Dec. 1805

ii. Moses(2) b 30 May 1807, d 20 Oct. 1827

iii. Jonathan b. 11 Jan 1809, d. 27 Oct 1827

iv. Betsey Dyer b 22 Dec. 1810, m. Benjamin F. Stevens, d 17 July 1854

v. Mary Dyer b 1 Nov 1812, m. John H. Simonds, d 18 Nov 1893

m.(2) Jane Webster 1 July 1813

vi. Jane Webster b. 27 Sept 1814, m. Benjamin G. Hoyt, d 22 Dec. 1868

vii. Aurelia Converse, b 30 Dec 1817, m. Rufus Jordan

viii. Henry Ricker Stackpole, b 3 July 1819, d. 23 Sept. 1893

ix. Sally Dyer b. 17 Sept 1821, m. William Webster, d 11 June 1886

m.(3) Joanna Atwood Swett (b. 3 Oct 1802, d.after 27 Feb. 1901) 29 Dec. 1828. JSR

x. Edwin b 1829 d 1829

xi. Cordelia Snow b 16 Dec 1830 m Benjamin F.S. Patten

xii. Emily Augusta 15 Dec. 1831 m Samuel W. Drew

xiii. Benjamin Swett b 19 Mar 1833
7. xiv. James Swett b. Apr 28, 1835, d. Aug 1901,m. Henrietta Gould

xv. Moses Franklin, b.23 Aug, 1837, d July 1889

xvi. Lucinda Brown b.1 July 1839, d 21 Feb 1842

xvii. George Warren b 26 Oct. 1842, d 25 Sept 1843

xviii. Anna Finson b 31 Oct 1843, m. William R. Johnson.

Rowe in Penobscot County ME

Posted: 13 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Jan 2002 10:21PM GMT
Surnames: Rowe, Atwood, Swett
Moses Rowe was the third child, only son of Jonathan Rowe Jr., son of Jonathan Rowe who move with his family from
Gloucester MA to Pejepscot Grant (Danville) ME about 1780.
Jonathan Sr. is believed to be a son of Stephen, son of
John who immigrated with his father John about 1651 to
Gloucester.

Moses had three wives, the first two of whom died. The third wife was Joanna Atwood Swett who wasof the Atwoods
who came from Cape Cod.

Rowe in Penobscot Area

Posted: 20 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Jan 2002 10:21PM GMT
Surnames: Rowe
You asked about Moses Rowe. IÂ’m sending you the following on
the chance that the long list of MosesÂ’ children may provide
some names that fit into your searches. His first two
marriages were in Danville, but the third marriage was
probably in Hampden or Orrington. My grandfather James Swett Rowe lived his entire life in Orrington.

5 i. Jonathan(2) b Dec 1751;
“Jonathan Rowe, s/of Jonathan, bapt 8 Dec 1751, “

GlocVR1:611

Moses was the son of Jonathan Rowe b. Dec 1751 and Bethany
Parsons, both from Gloucester, m. 4 May 1775 in Gloucester.
This Jonathan had moved with his father Jonathan to New
Gloucester about 1770 and then to Danville ME about 1780.
Both my grandfather (JSR) and the notes in “filerz.txt” on
the Androscoggin Historical Society site claim that the
senior Jonathan was the son of Stephen and Elizabeth
(Curney) Rowe, but the Gloucester VR says “Jonathan Rowe
jr.” m. Rachel Parsons Dec. 1950 and was the father of
Jonathan b. 1751, which throws some doubt on the connection
with Stephen.

6. Moses m.(1) Mary Dyer 1 Nov. 1804 all JSR
Children:

i. Lemuel Dyer b 24 Nov. 1805, d.4 Dec. 1805

ii. Moses(2) b 30 May 1807, d 20 Oct. 1827

iii. Jonathan b. 11 Jan 1809, d. 27 Oct 1827

iv. Betsey Dyer b 22 Dec. 1810, m. Benjamin F.
Stevens, d 17 July 1854

v. Mary Dyer b 1 Nov 1812, m. John H. Simonds, d 18
Nov 1893

m.(2) Jane Webster 1 July 1813

vi. Jane Webster b. 27 Sept 1814, m. Benjamin G. Hoyt,
d 22 Dec. 1868

vii. Aurelia Converse, b 30 Dec 1817, m. Rufus Jordan

viii. Henry Ricker Stackpole, b 3 July 1819, d. 23 Sept. 1893

ix. Sally Dyer b. 17 Sept 1821, m. William Webster, d
11 June 1886

m.(3) Joanna Atwood Swett (b. 3 Oct 1802, d.after 27
Feb. 1901) 29 Dec. 1828. JSR

x. Edwin b 1829 d 1829

xi. Cordelia Snow b 16 Dec 1830 m Benjamin F.S. Patten

xii. Emily Augusta 15 Dec. 1831 m Samuel W. Drew

xiii. Benjamin Swett b 19 Mar 1833
7. xiv. James Swett b. Apr 28, 1835, d. Aug 1901, m.
Henrietta Gould

xv. Moses Franklin, b.23 Aug, 1837, d July 1889

xvi. Lucinda Brown b.1 July 1839, d 21 Feb 1842

xvii. George Warren b 26 Oct. 1842, d 25 Sept 1843

xviii. Anna Finson b 31 Oct 1843, m. William R. Johnson.

Re: Ancestors of Benjamin Swett

Posted: 27 Oct 2012 6:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi if you e mail me I'd be glad to help you with Benjamin Swett. rpipergirl@verizon.net

Benjamin Swett ROWE, maine

Posted: 28 Oct 2012 9:50AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: ROWE, SWETT
Name: James Swett Rowe
Gender: Male
MARRIED
Age: 66 YEARS 3 MTHS 13 DAYS
Birth Date: abt 1835 BANGOR
Death Date: 13 Aug 1901
OF BRIGHTS DISEASE
Death Place: Greenville
Registration Place: Greenville, Piscataquis
Father: Moses ROWE - B DANVILLE - INN KEEPER
Mother: Joanna SWETT B HAIN...EN

Benjamin Swett ROWE, maine

Posted: 28 Oct 2012 9:53AM GMT
Classification: Immigration
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