Moses Swett and Mary Hussey

    Moses Swett was born 16 September 1661 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts to Benjamin Swett and Hester Weare. He was a Quaker. Moses married Mary Hussey 12 May 1687 in Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Mary was born 8 November 1665 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire to John Hussey and Rebecca Perkins. Moses died in 1731 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Moses’ will was dated 16 April 1729 and proved 19 January 1730/1.

Moses and Mary's children are:

1. Elizabeth Swett, married Nathaniel Hall.
2. Mary Swett, born 2 Feb 1689 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married 1) John Swain 6th 1 mo 1711/2 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, and 2) Samuel Gardner 31st 8 mo (Oct) 1748 in Sherborn, Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 15th or 16th 2 mo 1751 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
3. Esther Swett, born 10 Jun 1690 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Benjamin Hoag 21 Nov 1718 in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
4. Daniel Swett, married Hannah or Mehitable Cass 4 Feb 1730/1 in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
5. Deliverance Swett, born in 1693 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Solomon Coleman (son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger) 20th 8 mo 1718 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 2nd 8 mo 1783 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
6. Theodate Swett, married John Purington 1st 11 mo 1720 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
7. Stephen Swett, married Mary Hoag 4 Dec 1723 in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
8. Phebe Swett, married Elisha Purington 19th 11 mo 1724.
9. Huldah Swett, born about 2 mo 1701, married Benjamin Coleman 28 Sep 1726 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 14th or 15th 6 mo 1793 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
10. Patience Swett, married John Dow 20 Apr 1731 in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
11. Benjamin Swett, married Ann or Mary Devol, blacksmith.

Sources:
1. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. II—Births (H-Z), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1926.
2. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. III—Marriages (A-G), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1927.
3. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. IV—Marriages (H-Z), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1927.
4. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. V—Deaths, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1928.
5. International Genealogical Index, Marriage records, extracted from original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:  (Patience, Stephen, Daniel, & Easther Swett:  Batch # M500122, Dates: 1668 – 1849, Source #0599730 IT 3, Type: Film) and (Theodate Swett:  Batch # M500411, Dates: 1850, Source #0845110, Type: Film); Birth record, extracted from a statewide index by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:  (Mary Hussey:  Batch #7540047, Source Call #1001006, Type: Film); Birth records, extracted from an original source:  (Moses Swet:  Batch # C500321, Dates: 1640 – 1849, Source Call #0823653, Type: Film).
6. Stackpole, Everett S., Swett Genealogy:  Descendants of John Swett of Newbury, Massachusetts, Lewiston, ME:  The Journal Printshop, @ 1914.
7. Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).
8. Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990 (originally published Boston, 1860-1862).


Nantucket Births
SWETT

Page 578
Deliverance, second wife of Solomon Coleman (son of John and Joanna), daughter of Moses and Mary (Hussey), —, 1693, P. R. 38.[1]
Esther, daughter of Mary and Moses (Hussey), —, 1690, P. R. 38.
Huldah, wife of Benjamin Coleman (son of Thomas and Jane), daughter of Moses and Mary (Hussey), —, P. R. 38.
Mary, wife of John Swain (son of John and Experience), daughter of Moses and Mary (Hussey), —, 1689, P. R. 38.
Moses, husband of Mary (daughter of John Hussey and Rebecca), son of Benjamin and Hester (Weare), —, 1661, [in Newbury], P. R. 38.

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. II—Births (H-Z), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1926.


Nantucket Marriages
GARDNER

Page 530
Samuel, son of James dec’d of Sherborn in Nantucket, and Mary Swain, daughter of Moses Sweat dec’d of Hampton, 31st, 8 mo., “called October,” 1748, in Sherborn in Nantucket, C. R. 4.[2]  [Samuel, son of James and Mary (Starbuck) (first wife), and Mary Swain (third wife), widow of John, daughter of Moses and Mary, —, 7 mo., P. R. 38.]

Source: Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. III—Marriages (A-G), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1927.


Nantucket Marriages
SWETT

Page 456
Deliverance and Solomon Coleman, both of Nantucket, 20th, 8 mo. 1718, in Nantucket, C. R. 4.  [Deliverance (second wife), daughter of Moses and Mary (Hussey), and Solomon Coleman, son of John and Joanna (Folger) [duplicate entry, —, 6 mo.], P. R. 38.]
Huldah (Swet) and Benjamin Coleman, September 28, 1726.[3] [Swett, daughter of Moses and Mary (Hussey), and Benjamin Coleman, son of Thomas and Jane (Challenge), P. R. 38.]
Mary and John Swaine, 6th, 1 mo. 1711-12.[4] [Mary, daughter of Moses and Mary (Hussey), and John Swain, son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), married —, 1711, P. R. 38.]

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. IV—Marriages (H-Z), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1927.


Nantucket Deaths
COLEMAN

Page 202
Deliverance (Swett), second wife of Solomon, 2d, 8 mo. 1783, C. R. 4.  [wife of Solomon (son of John and Joanna), daughter of Moses Swett and Mary (Hussey), age “near” 90, P. R. 38.

Page 205
Huldah, wife of Benjamin (son of Thomas and Jane), daughter of Moses Swett and Mary (Hussey), 14th, 6 mo. 1793, age 92 years 4 months, P. R. 38. [wife of Benjamin Sr., 15th, 6 mo., P. R. 63.[5]]

GARDNER

Page 310
Mary, third wife of Samuel (son of James and Mary), widow of John Swain (son of John), daughter of Moses Swett and Mary (Hussey), 16th, 2 mo. 1751, P. R. 38. [15th, 2 mo., P. R. 63.]

SWETT

Page 584
Moses, husband of Mary (Hussey), son of Benjamin and Hester (Weare), —, 1731, P. R. 38.

Source: Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. V—Deaths, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1928.


Birth Records, Extracted from an Original Source

MOSES SWET
Birth:       16 SEP 1661
               Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Father:    BENJAMIN SWET

Extraction of birth information
from a statewide index for New Hampshire
MARY HUSSEY
Birth:       08 NOV 1665
               Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Father:    JOHN HUSSEY      Mother:      REBECCA

Extracted Marriage Records

EASTHER SWETT
Father:                 MOSES
Spouse:                BENJAMIN HOAG
Spouse’s Father:  JOHN
Marriage:             21 NOV 1718
                           Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts

THEODATE SWETT
Spouse:              JOHN PURINTON
Marriage:           01 NOV 1720
                         Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts

STEPHEN SWETT
Father:                 MOSES
Spouse:               MARY HOAG
Spouse’s Father:  BENJAMIN
Marriage:             04 DEC 1723
                           Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts

DANIEL SWETT
Father:                MOSES      Mother:                 MARY
Spouse:               HANNAH OR MEHITABLE CASS
Spouse’s Father:  JOHN        Spouse’s Mother:  HANNAH
Marriage:            04 FEB 1730
                          Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts

PATIENCE SWETT
Father:                 MOSES        Mother:                 MARY
Spouse:                JOHN DOW
Spouse’s Father:  JOHN           Spouse’s Mother:  HANNAH
Marriage:             20 APR 1731
                           Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts

Source:  International Genealogical Index, Marriage records, extracted from original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Birth record, extracted from a statewide index by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Birth records, extracted from an original source.


MOSES SWETT (Benjamin2, John1), born in Newbury, Mass., 16 Apr. 1661, married, 12 May 1687, Mary, dau. of John and Rebecca (Perkins) Hussey of Hampton Falls, N.H., and lived there. He was a Quaker. His will, dated 16 Apr. 1729 and probated 19 Jan. 1730/1, names wife Mary and the following children. The births of the first two are found in the town records. His family, though indexed, does not appear in the records of the Friends at Amesbury, Mass.
MARY b. 2 Feb. 1689; m. 1 June 1711/2, John Swaine, (2) Samuel Gardner. She died in 1764.
ESTHER b. 10 June 1690; m. Benjamin Hoag.
ELIZABETH m. Nathaniel Hall; d. bef. 1729.
21.  DANIEL m. Hannah Cass, 4 Feb. 1730/31.
DELIVERANCE m. 20 Aug. 1718, Solomon Coleman; living in 1757 at Nantucket.
THEODATE m. John Purington 1st of 9th mo. 1720.
22.  STEPHEN m. 24 (10) 1723, Mary Hoag of Stratham, N. H.
PHEBE m. Elisha Purington, 19th of 11th mo. 1724.
HULDAH m. (???) Coleman; living, 1767, at Nantucket.
PATIENCE m. John Dow, 20 April 1731.
23.  BENJAMIN m. Ann Davol.

Source:  Stackpole, Everett S., Swett Genealogy:  Descendants of John Swett of Newbury, Massachusetts, Lewiston, ME:  The Journal Printshop, @ 1914.


Moses Swett (M)
b. 1661, d. 1731, #11936
Moses Swett was born in 1661. He was the son of Benjamin Swett and Hester Weare. Moses Swett married Mary Hussey, daughter of John Hussey and Rebecca Perkins, in 1687. Moses Swett died in 1731.
Children of Moses Swett and Mary Hussey:
Mary Swett Jun.   (1682 - 16 Feb 1751)
Esther Swett   (1690)
Deliverance Swett   (c 1693 - 02 Aug 1783)
Huldah Swett   (c 1700 - 14 Jun 1793)

Mary Hussey (F)
#11937
Mary Hussey was the daughter of John Hussey and Rebecca Perkins. Mary Hussey married Moses Swett, son of Benjamin Swett and Hester Weare, in 1687.  Her married name was Swett.

Mary Swett Jun. (F)
b. 1682, d. 16 Feb 1751, #11935
Mary Swett Jun. was born in 1682. She was the daughter of Moses Swett and Mary Hussey. Mary Swett Jun. married John Swain, son of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger, in 1711. Mary Swett Jun. married Samuel Gardner, son of James Gardner and Mary Starbuck, after 1744; Wid. of John Swain 3rd. No chn. Mary Swett Jun. died on 16 February 1751.
Her married name was Gardner. Her married name was Swain.
Children of John Swain and Mary Swett Jun.:
Francis Swain   ( - 19 Aug 1783)
Elijah Swain   ( - 26 Jul 1789)
Tristram Swain   ( - 21 Apr 1796)
Seth Swain
Anna Swain   ( - 14 Feb 1801)
Priscilla Swain   ( - 11 Aug 1795)
Ruth Swain
Christian Swain   (1712 - 25 May 1790)
Eunice Swain   (30 Jun 1731 - 18 Apr 1816)
Jemima Swain   (26 Jun 1733 - 09 Dec 1822)
John Swain (M)
d. 28 Feb 1744, #11934
John Swain was the son of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger. John Swain married Mary Swett Jun., daughter of Moses Swett and Mary Hussey, in 1711. John Swain died on 28 February 1744.
Samuel Gardner (M)
d. 28 Oct 1757, #4680
Samuel Gardner was the son of James Gardner and Mary Starbuck. Samuel Gardner married Hepsabeth Coffin, daughter of Stephen Coffin and Mary Bunker, before 1710; His 1st wife. Samuel Gardner married Patience Swain, daughter of John Swain and Mary Wyer, in 1710; His 2nd wife. Samuel Gardner married Mary Swett Jun., daughter of Moses Swett and Mary Hussey, after 1744; Wid. of John Swain 3rd. No chn. Samuel Gardner died on 28 October 1757.

Esther Swett (F)
b. 1690, #38068
Esther Swett was born in 1690. She was the daughter of Moses Swett and Mary Hussey.

Deliverance Swett (F)
b. c 1693, d. 02 Aug 1783, #8001
Deliverance Swett was born circa 1693. She was the daughter of Moses Swett and Mary Hussey. Deliverance Swett married Solomon Coleman, son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger, in 1718. Deliverance Swett died on 2 August 1783; A. near 90. Her married name was Coleman.
Children of Deliverance Swett and Solomon Coleman:
Daniel Coleman   (12 Sep 1719 - 12 Jul 1804)
Elisabeth Coleman   (03 Jul 1722)
Christopher Coleman   (03 Aug 1723 - 04 May 1795)
Peleg Coleman   (12 Oct 1725 - 01 Jun 1808)
Hepsabeth Coleman   (20 Jan 1727 - 30 Apr 1820)
George Coleman   (14 May 1730 - 07 Mar 1800)
Francis Coleman   (25 Aug 1732 - 05 Oct 1821)
Solomon Coleman   (24 Mar 1735 - 13 Aug 1828)
Solomon Coleman (M)
#8000
Solomon Coleman was the son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger. Solomon Coleman married Mary Macy, daughter of John Macy and Deborah Gardner, 7-1711 Written 7-1811. Solomon Coleman married Deliverance Swett, daughter of Moses Swett and Mary Hussey, in 1718. Solomon Coleman died 12-1771.

Huldah Swett (F)
b. c 1700, d. 14 Jun 1793, #12221
Huldah Swett was born circa 1700. She was the daughter of Moses Swett and Mary Hussey. Huldah Swett married Benjamin Coleman, son of Thomas Coleman and Jane Childs, in 1726; “They lived in marriage 70 yrs.” Huldah Swett died on 14 June 1793; “A. 92-4 mo.” Her married name was Coleman.
Children of Huldah Swett and Benjamin Coleman:
Hepsabeth Coleman   ( - 28 Mar 1830)
Dinah Coleman   ( - 27 Aug 1775)
Shubael Coleman   ( - 16 Aug 1803)
Huldah Coleman
Reuben Coleman
Benjamin Coleman
Alexander Coleman   ( - 25 Feb 1811)
Jonathan Coleman   (1731 - 1808)
Mary Coleman   (12 Nov 1733 - 05 May 1773)
Matthew Coleman   (1739 - 30 May 1821)
Benjamin Coleman (M)
d. 11 Sep 1793, #6812
Benjamin Coleman was the son of Thomas Coleman and Jane Childs. Benjamin Coleman married Huldah Swett, daughter of Moses Swett and Mary Hussey, in 1726; “They lived in marriage 70 yrs.” Benjamin Coleman died on 11 September 1793; “A. 90.”

Source:  Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).[6]


Volume 4

SWETT,
MOSES, Hampton, brother of the preceding (Joseph Swett of Hampton, son of Benjamin) took oath of fidelity December 1678, married 12 May 1687, Mary Hussey, had Mary, born 2 February 1689; and Esther, 10 June 1690, beside four or five others, of whom one was Deliverance. His will of 15 April 1719, perhaps would allow us to suppose all the children deceased.

Source:  Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990 (originally published Boston, 1860-1862).


Footnotes

[1] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 38—private record, from the William C. Folger genealogical records in possession of the Nantucket Historical Association (This compilation has been used because of the valuable clues it affords, but its statements should be received with caution, as it is not free from errors. It should also be understood that in many instances the events recorded did not take place in Nantucket, and in a few cases attention has been called to the question of residence.)”
[2]  Note in Vital Records:  “C. R. 4—Church record, Society of Friends.”
[3] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[4] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[5] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 63—private record, from a copy of a manuscript kept by Hon. Isaac Coffin, Judge of Probate, in the possession of the Nantucket Atheneum.”
[6] From the Nantucket Historical Association: “NHA staff consider the Barney Record to be its most reliable and comprehensive—although not infallible—genealogical resource.”


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