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Sweeney, Theophilus


Age: 28, credited to Milton, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: substitute - enl 9/4/63, m/i 9/4/63, PVT, Co. I, 2nd VT INF, m/o 7/15/65

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Birth: abt 1839, Belle Isle, Canada East
Death: 01/22/1915

Burial: Maple Street Cemetery, Adams, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 150704516


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/28/1880; widow Lucy, 2/6/1915, MA
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Richard E. Sweeney, New Hope, PA

2nd Great Grandfather of Carole Forward, Hinsdale, MA

Great Grandfather of James Sweeney, Clarksburg, MA

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Maple Street Cemetery, Adams, MA

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Theophilus Sweeney

North Adams Transcript
Jan. 23,1915

Theophilus Sweeney

Theophilus Sweeney, a veteran of the Civil war, and a man who was very well known in northern Berkshire, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Louis Briggs of Pleasant street, Cheshire at 8 o'clock last evening. He had been ill for the past 11 weeks.

Mr. Sweeney was born in Canada and was 78 years and nine months old. When a young man he came to the United States and during the Civil war enlisted in Company I of the Second Vermont Volunteer infantry. He enlisted in 1863 for three years but was honorably discharged in 1865. He saw much active service and sustained several severe wounds. His record as a soldier was one of bravery and faithfulness, and was significant of the great patriotic spirit that characterized the man.

Mr. Sweeney was a carpenter by trade and he also did some farming. He resided in the towns of northern Berkshire and was very well known and highly respected. He was a member of Sanford post, G.A.R. of this city and was a very earnest member. He missed very few meetings when able to attend.

Mr. Sweeney is survived by his wife and seven children. The latter are Henry and Mrs. H. Miller of Franhams, Cheshire, Mrs. Dominick Graziola of Hoosic Tunnel, Mrs. W. Ingram of North Adams, Mrs. A Borden of Pittsfield, Nelson Sweeney of North Pownal, Vt., and Mrs. Briggs of Cheshire. He also leaves two brothers, John of North Adams and Louis of North Pownal, and a sister, Mrs. Louis Leone of Canada.

The funeral will be held from the Church of the Assumption in Cheshire, Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in the family burial lot in Maple street cemetery in Adams. The Grand Army will conduct the services at the grave.

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau