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Sweeny in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sweeny Family Burial Ground

 
 
Sweeny Family Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chris Kneupper
1. Sweeny Family Burial Ground Marker
Inscription.  

John Sweeny Sr. with his wife Ann Fuller Smith, two daughters and seven sons arrived here in 1833 and settled in a house several yards away towards the northeast.

Shortly after their arrival a new born daughter named Freedonia died and this location was selected for burial.

John Sweeny Sr. amassed a large amount of land, giving most of it to his children for their own plantations. With the burial of Freedonia, at this location, this became the "Sweeny Family Burial Ground".

The Sweeny community was given the land around the Sweeny family plot in 1883 and the cemetery has been expanding for more than a century.

The Sweeny Cemetery Association is the executor of the Sweeny Cemetery.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 29° 2.86′ N, 95° 42.914′ W. Marker is in Sweeny, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 524 west of Highway 409, on the left when traveling west. The marker is located in the northwest
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corner of the Sweeny Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sweeny TX 77480, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sweeny's Unknown Soldier (here, next to this marker); Sweeny Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Jefferson Sweeny (about 800 feet away); Sweeny Plantation (approx. 3.4 miles away); Levi Jordan Plantation (approx. 5.3 miles away); Site of the Home of Josiah Hughes Bell (approx. 7 miles away); History of Paradise Memorial Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away); Phillips Family Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sweeny.
 
Sweeny Family Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chris Kneupper
2. Sweeny Family Burial Ground Marker
Sweeny Family Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chris Kneupper
3. Sweeny Family Burial Ground Marker
The featured marker is on the right. A similar marker for Sweeny’s Unknown Soldier is on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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