Notes for Benoni Sweet: Dr. Benoni Sweet was born 28 Mar 1663 at Warwick son of James Sweet (b 1622) and Mary Green (b 1633), and he died 19 July 1751, his will was proved 3 Aug 1751 at North Kingstown. he married Elizabeth who was born about 1667 and whose will was proved 13 May 1754 at North Kingstown. According to the records of the late Charles Farnham she was Elizabeth Manchester daughter of Thomas Manchester (b 1620) and Margaret Wood (ba 1634). RIGR 5:346 April 1983
Benoni Sweet was a Captain in the British service, was well informed and of polished manners. He was a natural bone-setter and the progenitor of the race in Rhode island. He was styled "Dr. Sweet", but he practiced in restoring dislocations only. He was a regular communicant of the church, and officiated as a vestryman until his death July 19, 1751. The record states, "Died, Captain Benoni Sweet, of North Kingston, in the 90th year of his age. Dr. MacSparran preached his funeral sermon, and buried him in the cemetery of his ancestors."
Birth-IGI Ridge Hill,N.Kingston,Newport Co.RI
More About Benoni Sweet: Burial: Unknown, N Kingstown, Washington Co, RI.
Children of Benoni Sweet and Elizabeth Manchester are: