Surname: Swett

Descendants of Alexander Bisset Munro of Bristol, Maine

Alexander Bisset Munro was born 25 Dec. 1793 at Inverness, Scotland to Donald and Janet (Bisset) Munro. Alexander left Scotland at the age of 14, and lived in Dimecrana in the West Indies for 18 years. He owned a plantation, raising cotton, coffee and other produce. He brought produce to Boston Massachusetts on the ship of Solomon Dockendorff. To be sure he got his money, Solomon asked his to come home with him, where he met Solomon’s sister, Jane Dockendorff. Alexander went back to the West Indies, sold out, and moved to Round Pond, Maine, and married Jane. They had 14 children: Janet, Alexander, Margaret, Nancy, Jane, Mary, Solomon, Donald, John, William, Bettie, Edmund, Joseph and Lydia.

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Muster Roll of Captain Nathan Barker’s Company

Muster Roll of Captain Nathan Barker’s Company of Light Infantry in the Detachment of drafted Militia of Maine, called into actual service by the State, for the protection of its Northeastern Frontier, from the sixth day of March, 1839, the time of its rendezvous at Augusta Maine, to the twenty-sixth day of March, 1839, when discharged or mustered.

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1899 Directory for Middleboro and Lakeville Massachusetts

Resident and business directory of Middleboro’ and Lakeville, Massachusetts, for 1899. Containing a complete resident, street and business directory, town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, notable events in American history, etc. Compiled and published by A. E. Foss & Co., Needham, Massachusetts. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC...

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Biography of John Langdon Swett, M.D.

John Langdon Swett, M.D., a leading physician of Newport, was born in Claremont, N.H., February 17, 1810, son of Josiah and Hannah (Healy) Swett. The grandfather, Josiah Swett, a farmer, was an early settler of Wenham and a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He married Prudence Richards, and died at the age of sixty-four years. He was a Baptist and very rigid in his belief. His son Josiah, born in 1768, also followed farming. Josiah went from Wenham to Claremont when about twenty-five years of age, and in the latter town spent the remainder of his life. He owned a good farm, and was an industrious worker. Hannah, born September 24, 1771, died at the age of eighty-three. They had ten children-Sally, Hannah, Elizabeth, Clarissa, Joseph, Mehitable, Marilla, Mary, John L., and Josiah. Dr. Swett received his early education in the public schools of Claremont and at academies in Meriden, N.H., and Wilbraham, Mass. Subsequently he taught school for two years, after which he began the study of medicine with Dr. Tolles and Dr. Kittridge, of Claremont. Then he took the medical lectures at Dartmouth College and at Philadelphia, and graduated from the Jefferson College in March, 1836. In the summer of the same year he located at Newport, where he now resides. In the forty-five years of his professional career he acquired a most lucrative practice and the...

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