Robert Sweet 1815 Fentress County, Tennessee


As I do some of my genealogy research online, I keep coming across 
information about Robert Sweet.  Every page of information that I come 
across lists Delilah Bookout as Robertís first wife.  Through much 
research I have proof that she in fact was not.  Edith Pliney Gilmore 
is in fact Roberts first wife.  

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I just found this record that will contribute to the documentation
adding more proof that Robert Sweet's first wife was Edith Pliney Gilmore.

From the Rathburn Funeral Home Records, Sparta, Christian County,
Missouri.  Page 32

Funeral home records for Robert and Edith's 4th child Sarah Jane Sweet
Johns.  

Johns,  Sarah Jane, widow of N. Johns, b. 27 March 1850 in Tenn;
d 17 Aug 1938; dau of Robert and Eda Gilmore Sweet (spelled Swelt 
in the book), both born in Tenn.  Interment Union Chapel Cemetery.

My Sources
In the 1850 Jefferson City, Independence County, Arkansas census 
I have:

Robert Sweet     35     TN
Edy                    30     NC
Margaret P.        10      TN
Mary A.              8       TN
Nancy E.             7       TN
George M. E.      4        TN
Sarah J.               1        TN
John Gillmore    25       NC

John Gillmore is Edithís brother.  Edith is listed as Edy in the census.  

I have Delila Bookout living with her parents in 1850 in Greene
County, Missouri, Taylor Township.

Bookout, John 69  VA
Sarah     63     NC
Anna     24     KY
Delila     23     KY
Lavina     21     KY
James M.     10     TN
William E.      7     TN
Joseph     28     KY
Rhoda M.     20     IL
John G.     2     MO
Susanna M.     5/12     MO

In the 1860 Benton Township, Christian County, Missouri Census
I have: Robert Sweet 45 TN Phebe 40 NC (Phebe would actually be Pliney or Edy) Margaret P. 19 TN Mary A. 17 TN Nancy E. 15 TN George M. 13 TN Sarah J. 10 TN Elizabeth F. 7 AR Robert M. 6 AR Samuel C. 3 MO Also in the 1860 Benton Township, Christian County, Missouri Census
I have: Delilah Bookout living with an Anne Bookout. Anne Bookout 35 Widow KY Delilah Bookout 30 KY James Bookout 20 TN Now in the 1870 Benton Township, Christian County, Missouri Census
Delilah finally shows up being married to Robert Sweet. Robert Sweet 54 TN Delilah 42 KY Elizabeth 18 AR Robert 16 AR Samuel 13 MO Tennessee 8 MO John 7 MO Melissa 5 MO James 3 MO William 1 MO With the census records as fact, Delilah could have only been the mother of Tennessee, John, Melissa, James and William. Edith Pliney Gilmore Sweet being the mother of Margaret, Mary, Nancy, George, Sarah, Elizabeth, Robert and Samuel Sweet. I would help clear up some of this confusion and hopefully help get the correct information out there. Descendants of Robert Sweet Generation No. 1 1. ROBERT1 SWEET was born 1815 in Fentress County, Tennessee, and died 1896 in Fordland, Webster County, Missouri. He married (1) EDITH PLINEY GILMORE. She was born 1820 in North Carolina, and died 1861 in Seymour, Webster County, Missouri. He married (2) DELILA BOOKOUT Aft. 1860 in Missouri, daughter of JOHN BOOKOUT and SARAH VAUGH. She was born 06 June 1827 in Kentucky, and died 30 January 1883 in Webster County, Missouri. More About ROBERT SWEET: Census 1: 1860, Webster County, Missouri, Benton Twp Census 2: 1850, Jefferson City, Independence County, Arkansas Census 3: 1870, Benton Township, Christian County, Missouri Military service: 1861, Webster County Home Guard, Company E, Union Mustered in 10 June 1861 Mustered out 11 Aug 1861 More About EDITH PLINEY GILMORE: Census: 1860, Webster County, Missouri, Benton Twp, Listed as Phebe More About DELILA BOOKOUT: Date born 2: 06 June 1827 Burial: Panther Valley Cemetery Census 1: 1860, Christian County, Missouri, Benton Township, Living with her sister Anne and brother James Census 2: 1850, Greene County, Missouri, Taylor Township Living with Parents More About ROBERT SWEET and DELILA BOOKOUT: Marriage: Aft. 1860, Missouri Children of ROBERT SWEET and EDITH GILMORE are: 2. i. MARGARET PLINEY2 SWEET, b. 15 August 1840, Tennessee; d. 16 March 1914, Christian County, Missouri, Benton Township. 3. ii. MARY ANN SWEET, b. 1842, Tennessee; d. 1898, Benton Township, Christian County, Missouri. 4. iii. NANCY EMMELINE SWEET, b. November 1844, Tennessee; d. 1906, Douglas County, Missouri. 5. iv. GEORGE W. SWEET, b. 19 December 1846, Jackson County, Tennessee; d. 13 December 1934. v. SARAH J. SWEET, b. 27 March 1850, Tennessee; d. 17 August 1938, Christian County, Missouri, Benton Township; m. (1) NATHANIEL JOHNS; b. 1855; m. (2) JORDAN JACKSON SWEARENGIN, 05 February 1871, Webster County, Missouri; b. 21 June 1851, Tennessee; d. 27 January 1927. More About SARAH J. SWEET: Burial: Union Chapel Cemetery, Christian County, Missouri Census: 1870, Living with her sister and brother in-law, William E. and Nancy E. Bookout in Christian County, Missouri, Benton Twp More About NATHANIEL JOHNS: Census 1: 1920, Christian County, Missouri, Elkhead Township Census 2: 1910, Greene County, Missouri, Brookline Twp More About JORDAN JACKSON SWEARENGIN: Name 2: Jordan Jackson Swearengin Burial: Union Chapel Cemetery, Christian County, Missouri Census 1: 1880, Douglas County, Missouri, Lincoln Township Census 2: 1870, Douglas County, Missouri, Buchanon Twp, Living with his mother and brother James Census 3: 1900, Douglas County, Missouri, Lincoln Township More About JORDAN SWEARENGIN and SARAH SWEET: Location: Robert Sweet's House Marriage: 05 February 1871, Webster County, Missouri vi. ELIZABETH F. SWEET, b. 1853. 6. vii. ROBERT M. SWEET, b. 1854, Arkansas. 7. viii. SAMUEL C. SWEET, b. 1857, Missouri. Children of ROBERT SWEET and DELILA BOOKOUT are: 8. ix. TENNESSEE MALINDA2 SWEET, b. 31 January 1862, Fordland, Webster County, Missouri; d. 16 April 1894. x. JOHN SWEET, b. 1863. xi. MALISSA SWEET, b. 1865. xii. JAMES SWEET, b. 1867. xiii. WILLIAM SWEET, b. 1869. Generation No. 2 2. MARGARET PLINEY2 SWEET (ROBERT1) was born 15 August 1840 in Tennessee, and died 16 March 1914 in Christian County, Missouri, Benton Township. She married WILLIAM ELVIS BOOKOUT 25 June 1862 in Webster County, Missouri, son of JOSEPH BOOKOUT. He was born 1843 in Tennessee, and died 1923. More About MARGARET PLINEY SWEET: Burial: Union Chapel Cemetery, Christian County, Missouri More About WILLIAM ELVIS BOOKOUT: Burial: Monmouth, Kansas More About WILLIAM BOOKOUT and MARGARET SWEET: Marriage: 25 June 1862, Webster County, Missouri Children of MARGARET SWEET and WILLIAM BOOKOUT are: i. HARVEY SYLVESTER3 BOOKOUT, b. 08 November 1877. ii. NANCY E. BOOKOUT, b. 1863. iii. MARY J. BOOKOUT, b. 1864. iv. SARAH A. BOOKOUT, b. 1865. v. JOSEPH G. BOOKOUT, b. 1867. vi. CLARISSA BOOKOUT, b. 1873. vii. JULIA BOOKOUT, b. 1879. 3. MARY ANN2 SWEET (ROBERT1) was born 1842 in Tennessee, and died 1898 in Benton Township, Christian County, Missouri. She married JAMES ELLIS SWEARENGIN, son of ELIJAH SWEARENGIN and SARAH JACKSON. He was born 08 June 1848 in Missouri, and died 10 June 1924 in Christian County, Missouri, Benton Township. More About MARY ANN SWEET: Burial: Union Chapel Cemetery, Christian County, Missouri Notes for JAMES ELLIS SWEARENGIN: 1870 Census Douglas County, Missouri, Buchanon Township James Swearengin 23 Farmer MO Mary A. 20 TN Malinda 3 MO Eda C. 1 MO Jordan J. 17 MO Caroline 50 (should be 60) TN More About JAMES ELLIS SWEARENGIN: Date born 2: 1850, As Per Headstone Burial: Union Chapel Cemetery, Christian County, Missouri Census 1: 1880, Christian County, Missouri, Benton Twp Census 2: 1870, Douglas County, Missouri, Buchanon Twp Census 3: 1900, Christian County, Missouri, Benton Township Census 4: 1910, Christian County, Missouri, Benton Township Children of MARY SWEET and JAMES SWEARENGIN are: i. MALINDA3 SWEARENGIN, b. 1868. 9. ii. EDITH SWEARENGIN, b. February 1869, Missouri; d. 30 January 1903, Ozark County Missouri. iii. SARAH SWEARENGIN, b. 1872. iv. EMALINE SWEARENGIN, b. 1874. 10. v. GEORGE SWEARENGIN, b. 06 January 1876; d. 16 July 1952. vi. CYNTHIA SWEARENGIN, b. 1878. vii. CHARLES M. SWEARENGIN, b. 13 February 1880; d. 16 May 1950; m. CLARA M. BRAZEAL, 16 November 1902; b. 17 August 1883; d. 17 May 1979. More About CHARLES M. SWEARENGIN: Burial: Union Chapel Cemetery, Christian County, Missouri More About CLARA M. BRAZEAL: Burial: Union Chapel Cemetery, Christian County, Missouri More About CHARLES SWEARENGIN and CLARA BRAZEAL: Marriage: 16 November 1902 4. NANCY EMMELINE2 SWEET (ROBERT1) was born November 1844 in Tennessee, and died 1906 in Douglas County, Missouri. She married WILLIAM E. BOOKOUT 14 April 1864 in Webster County, Missouri, son of JAMES BOOKOUT. He was born 30 November 1843, and died 28 March 1907 in Douglas County, Missouri. More About NANCY EMMELINE SWEET: Name 2: Nancy Emeline Sweet Burial: Dogwood Cemetery, Dogwood, Douglas County, Missouri More About WILLIAM E. BOOKOUT: Burial: Dogwood Cemetery, Dogwood, Douglas County, Missouri Census 1: 1880, Christian County, Missouri, Benton Township Census 2: 1900, Douglas County, Missouri, Lincoln Township More About WILLIAM BOOKOUT and NANCY SWEET: Marriage: 14 April 1864, Webster County, Missouri Children of NANCY SWEET and WILLIAM BOOKOUT are: i. JAMES3 BOOKOUT, b. 1865. ii. SARAH BOOKOUT, b. 1866. iii. NANCY BOOKOUT, b. 1868. iv. JESSE BOOKOUT, b. 1871. v. WILLIAM BOOKOUT, b. 1873. vi. FRANCIS M. BOOKOUT, b. October 1875. vii. ISABELL BOOKOUT, b. 1877. viii. JOHN T. BOOKOUT, b. May 1883. ix. MARGARET R. BOOKOUT, b. June 1888. 5. GEORGE W.2 SWEET (ROBERT1) was born 19 December 1846 in Jackson County, Tennessee, and died 13 December 1934. He married ANNA CAROLINE RAGAN 02 April 1866 in Christian County, Missouri, daughter of LARKIN RAGAN and MARY BOOKOUT. She was born 1841 in Tennessee, and died 29 January 1911. More About GEORGE W. SWEET: Census 1: 1850, Living with Parents in Independence County, Arkansas, Jefferson Twp Census 2: 1860, Living with Parents in Christian County, Missouri, Benton Twp Census 3: 1870, Webster County, Missouri, Benton Twp Census 4: 1880, Webster County, Missouri, Dallas Township Census 5: 1900, Ozark County, Missouri, Bridges Twp Census 6: 1910, Webster County, Missouri, 1-WD Seymour Census 7: 1920, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, 2-WD; Coweta Twp More About GEORGE SWEET and ANNA RAGAN: Marriage: 02 April 1866, Christian County, Missouri Children of GEORGE SWEET and ANNA RAGAN are: 11. i. WILLIAM M.3 SWEET, b. January 1867, Missouri. ii. NANCY E. SWEET, b. 1868. iii. JAMES H. SWEET, b. 1881. iv. SIDNEY C. SWEET, b. 1871. v. MAY E. SWEET, b. 1874. 6. ROBERT M.2 SWEET (ROBERT1) was born 1854 in Arkansas. He married MARY JANE. She was born 1858. More About ROBERT M. SWEET: Census: 1880, Webster County, Missouri, Dallas Township Children of ROBERT SWEET and MARY JANE are: i. GEORGE WASHINGTON3 SWEET, b. 1876. ii. SAMUEL W. SWEET, b. 1877. iii. NANCY M. SWEET, b. February 1880. 7. SAMUEL C.2 SWEET (ROBERT1) was born 1857 in Missouri. He married (1) LUCINDA J.. He married (2) MARTHA PARNELL 01 November 1888 in Christian County, Missouri, daughter of J PARNELL and S. E.. She was born 30 August 1868, and died 13 December 1899. More About SAMUEL C. SWEET: Census: 1880, Webster County, Missouri, Benton Twp More About MARTHA PARNELL: Burial: Union Chapel Cemetery, Christian County, Missouri More About SAMUEL SWEET and MARTHA PARNELL: Marriage: 01 November 1888, Christian County, Missouri Children of SAMUEL SWEET and LUCINDA J. are: i. JAMES A.3 SWEET, b. 1878. ii. ROBERT K. SWEET, b. 1880. 8. TENNESSEE MALINDA2 SWEET (ROBERT1) was born 31 January 1862 in Fordland, Webster County, Missouri, and died 16 April 1894. She married JONES MCGUIRE WELLS 1880 in Fordland, Webster County, Missouri. He was born July 1852. More About JONES WELLS and TENNESSEE SWEET: Marriage: 1880, Fordland, Webster County, Missouri Children of TENNESSEE SWEET and JONES WELLS are: i. JULIA M.3 WELLS, b. March 1882. ii. JAMES M. WELLS, b. March 1885. iii. EDGAR T. WELLS, b. September 1887. iv. OTTO H. WELLS, b. December 1890. v. WALTER L. WELLS, b. July 1893. Generation No. 3 9. EDITH3 SWEARENGIN (MARY ANN2 SWEET, ROBERT1) was born February 1869 in Missouri, and died 30 January 1903 in Ozark County Missouri. She married WILLIAM THOMAS WITT 03 March 1886. He was born 01 January 1861 in Missouri, and died 14 April 1932 in Oklahoma. More About EDITH SWEARENGIN: Burial: Center Point Cemetery, Ozark County Missouri Killed: While helping husband clear field, by tree falling on her head More About WILLIAM THOMAS WITT: Burial: Dibble Cemetery, Dibble Oklahoma Census 1: 1910, Ozark County, Missouri Census 2: 1900, Boone County, Arkansas, Carrollton Twp. Listed as Wilison T. Watt More About WILLIAM WITT and EDITH SWEARENGIN: Marriage: 03 March 1886 Children of EDITH SWEARENGIN and WILLIAM WITT are: 12. i. LULA4 WITT, b. 24 March 1888, Missouri; d. July 1977, Ava, Missouri. 13. ii. JAMES WITT, b. 1890, Arkansas. 10. GEORGE3 SWEARENGIN (MARY ANN2 SWEET, ROBERT1) was born 06 January 1876, and died 16 July 1952. He married NANCY BOOKOUT 30 June 1895. She was born 02 September 1875, and died 05 June 1972. More About GEORGE SWEARENGIN: Burial: Union Chapel Cemetery, Christian County, Missouri More About NANCY BOOKOUT: Burial: Union Chapel Cemetery, Christian County, Missouri More About GEORGE SWEARENGIN and NANCY BOOKOUT: Marriage: 30 June 1895 Children of GEORGE SWEARENGIN and NANCY BOOKOUT are: i. INFANT4 SWEARENGIN, b. 28 December 1905. ii. INFANT SWEARENGIN, b. 27 February 1904. 11. WILLIAM M.3 SWEET (GEORGE W.2, ROBERT1) was born January 1867 in Missouri. He married SARAH D. 1892. She was born September 1870 in Tennessee. More About WILLIAM SWEET and SARAH D.: Marriage: 1892 Children of WILLIAM SWEET and SARAH D. are: i. GEORGE R.4 SWEET, b. May 1894. ii. EARNEST S. SWEET, b. May 1900. Generation No. 4 12. LULA4 WITT (EDITH3 SWEARENGIN, MARY ANN2 SWEET, ROBERT1) was born 24 March 1888 in Missouri, and died July 1977 in Ava, Missouri. She married CHARLES OWENS 23 December 1906 in Ozark County Missouri, son of NAPOLEON OWENS and MARTHA HOBBY. He was born 24 May 1887 in Pond Creek Township, Greene County Missouri, and died August 1981 in Ava, Missouri. More About CHARLES OWENS: Burial: Center Point Cemetery, Gainesville Missouri More About CHARLES OWENS and LULA WITT: Marriage: 23 December 1906, Ozark County Missouri Children of LULA WITT and CHARLES OWENS are: i. EDITH5 OWENS, b. 22 October 1907; m. W. B. REYNOLDS, 09 May 1927. More About W. REYNOLDS and EDITH OWENS: Marriage: 09 May 1927 ii. JEWEL OWENS, b. 12 March 1910; m. A. K. REYNOLDS, 23 December 1927. More About A. REYNOLDS and JEWEL OWENS: Marriage: 23 December 1927 iii. MARIE OWENS, b. 17 April 1913; m. J. V. SWEARENGIN, 13 July 1946. More About J. SWEARENGIN and MARIE OWENS: Marriage: 13 July 1946 14. iv. FRED LUTHER OWENS, b. 26 January 1918, Ozark County Missouri; d. 22 November 2004, Springfield, Missouri. v. LEONARD OWENS, b. 04 May 1920; m. CLAUDIE MARY GAULDING, 08 October 1942. More About LEONARD OWENS and CLAUDIE GAULDING: Marriage: 08 October 1942 vi. WILMA JEAN OWENS, b. 21 November 1926; m. AMON R. HERD, 01 March 1945. More About AMON HERD and WILMA OWENS: Marriage: 01 March 1945 vii. MAXINE OWENS, b. 13 December 1928; m. W. D. LEDBETTER, 29 October 1949. More About W. LEDBETTER and MAXINE OWENS: Marriage: 29 October 1949 13. JAMES4 WITT (EDITH3 SWEARENGIN, MARY ANN2 SWEET, ROBERT1) was born 1890 in Arkansas. He married CARA. She was born 1898. Child of JAMES WITT and CARA is: i. ALMA5 WITT, b. 1915. Generation No. 5 14. FRED LUTHER5 OWENS (LULA4 WITT, EDITH3 SWEARENGIN, MARY ANN2 SWEET, ROBERT1) was born 26 January 1918 in Ozark County Missouri, and died 22 November 2004 in Springfield, Missouri. He married (1) PAT HERD. He married (2) DONNIE GERTRUDE BREEDING 30 December 1936 in Ozark County, Missouri, daughter of BENJAMIN BREEDING and NANCY UPTON. She was born 26 August 1916 in Ozark County Missouri, and died 09 December 2000 in Springfield, Missouri. Notes for FRED LUTHER OWENS: Obituary Fred Luther Owens, 86, went to meet his Savior on Monday, Nov. 22, 2004. He was born Jan. 24, 1918, in Gainesville, Mo., the son of Charles and Lula Owens. Fred was a retired auto mechanic, Masonic mason, and a past deacon at the Center Point General Baptist Church. He was a loving father to four children and a pillar of strength to his brother and sisters. He enjoyed sharing his faith and stories of his grandchildren with others. Fred was preceded in death by his parents; former wife Donnie Owens; brother Leonard Owens; and sisters Edith Reynolds, Jewell Reynolds, and Maxine Lane. He is survived by his sisters, Marie Swearengin, Ava, and Jean Herd, Columbia; his sons, Doyle Owens, Sparta, Jerry Owens, Springfield, and James Merle Owens, Overland Park; and his daughter Patricia, Springfield; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Daddy, we'll miss you... but glad you made it home. Services will be held at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville on Friday at 1 p.m.; visitation at 12 noon. Donations to the Center Point Cemetery in Gainesville are appreciated. More About FRED LUTHER OWENS: Burial: 26 November 2004, Center Point Cemetery-Ozark County, Missouri More About DONNIE GERTRUDE BREEDING: Burial: Center Point Cemetery-Ozark County, Missouri More About FRED OWENS and DONNIE BREEDING: Marriage: 30 December 1936, Ozark County, Missouri Child of FRED OWENS and PAT HERD is: i. PATRICIA6 OWENS, b. 1971. Children of FRED OWENS and DONNIE BREEDING are: 15. ii. DOYLE FRED6 OWENS, b. 1938. 16. iii. JERRY EDWARD OWENS, b. 1944, Ozark County, Missouri. 17. iv. JAMES MERLE OWENS, b. 1946. Generation No. 6 15. DOYLE FRED6 OWENS (FRED LUTHER5, LULA4 WITT, EDITH3 SWEARENGIN, MARY ANN2 SWEET, ROBERT1) was born 1938. He married KATHERINE SUE WILBANKS 1959. She was born 1941. More About DOYLE OWENS and KATHERINE WILBANKS: Marriage: 1959 Children of DOYLE OWENS and KATHERINE WILBANKS are: i. JEFFERY DOYLE7 OWENS, b. 1961. ii. TIMOTHY SCOTT OWENS, b. 1963. iii. NICHOLAS AARON OWENS, b. 1965. 16. JERRY EDWARD6 OWENS (FRED LUTHER5, LULA4 WITT, EDITH3 SWEARENGIN, MARY ANN2 SWEET, ROBERT1) was born 1944 in Ozark County, Missouri. He married SANDRA JEAN CARTER 1963 in Kansas City, Kansas, daughter of FRANK CARTER and JONANNETTE MABRY. She was born 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri. More About JERRY OWENS and SANDRA CARTER: Marriage: 1963, Kansas City, Kansas Children of JERRY OWENS and SANDRA CARTER are: 18. i. JENNIFER ELIZABETH7 OWENS, b. 1966. 19. ii. JANE ERIN OWENS, b. 1970, Kansas City, Kansas. 17. JAMES MERLE6 OWENS (FRED LUTHER5, LULA4 WITT, EDITH3 SWEARENGIN, MARY ANN2 SWEET, ROBERT1) was born 1946. He married KAREN FAYE HARRISON 1965. She was born 1948. More About JAMES OWENS and KAREN HARRISON: Marriage: 1965 Children of JAMES OWENS and KAREN HARRISON are: i. SUZANNE7 OWENS, b. 1965. ii. JOHN PATRICK OWENS, b. 1970. Generation No. 7 18. JENNIFER ELIZABETH7 OWENS (JERRY EDWARD6, FRED LUTHER5, LULA4 WITT, EDITH3 SWEARENGIN, MARY ANN2 SWEET, ROBERT1) was born 1966. She married MICHAEL LAYNE KEEL 1987. Children of JENNIFER OWENS and MICHAEL KEEL are: i. HAILEY ELIZABETH8 KEEL, b. 1990. ii. JEREMY LAYNE KEEL, b. 1992. iii. MAKENZIE KEEL, b. 1994. 19. JANE ERIN7 OWENS (JERRY EDWARD6, FRED LUTHER5, LULA4 WITT, EDITH3 SWEARENGIN, MARY ANN2 SWEET, ROBERT1) was born 1970 in Kansas City, Kansas. If you are researching this family, please contact me at my Email Address. Thanks!
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