2. MOSES2 SWEENEY (MOSES1) was born 11 August 1756 in Albemarle Co,Virginia, and died 7 February 1833 in Buckingham Co, Virginia. He married (1) MARY //. She was born 1760, and died Bef. 1826 in Virginia. He married (2) MARTHA G. BURRUSS 4 Septemb
er 1826 in Bedford Co, Virginia, daughter of EDMUND BURRUSS and HANNAH GADDY. She was born Abt. 1788 in Bedford Co, Virginia, and died Abt. 1856 in Montgomery Co, Virginia.
Notes for MOSES SWEENEY:
Another record claims birthplace to be Amherst Co, VA. The info of Joseph being the only son of Martha, (other children by another wife) is from the records of Greg Sweeney (1996), who is a descendant of Joseph B. Sweeney.
Moses Sweeney-Military Record
State of Virginia, Buckingham Co. to Wit
On the 11th day of August 1832, personally appeared before me, George Christian, one of the Justices of the County of Buckingham and state aforesaid which is a Court of Record, Moses Sweeney, a resident of said County and State aforesaid, aged se
venty-six years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed the 7th of June 1832 that he enlisted in the Army of the United States fro
m the County of Buckingham in 1776, don't recollect the month, under the command of Capt. Thomas Patterson, Joseph Curd, Lt. and James Bennett, Ensign, marched from Buckingham to Williamsburg, joined the 7th Regiment under the command of Col. Buck
ner as well as I recollect that he was also at Gwynn's Island, marched from Williamsburg to Maryland, the city of Baltimore through the Jersey's and to the State of New York, that he retreated back, don't recollect at this time any of the name
s of the other officers, that he was taken sick after surgery about eighteen months, lost a good many of his teeth and a part of his jaw bone and was discharged from the service, received a discharge, don't recollect who signed the discharge or wh
at became of it, that he was born in the County of Amherst in 1756, has no register of his age and now resides in Buckingham for proof of his service he refers to John Leppord and Capt. John Thomas, both of the County of Buckingham, he also refer
s to Alexander Patteson, Capt. William Patteson, Doc. Joel W. Flood, Col. Thomas B. Flood, as to his character for veracity, from age and infirmity, he is unable to attend at the Court house of his County, to qualify to his declaration, he hereb
y relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity except the present, and declares his name is not on the pension roll of the Army in any State.
Moses X Sweeney
Sworn and subscribed the day and
Statement of Service
Virginia 12.492 Moses Sweeney of Buckingham in the State of Virginia who was a private in the Company commanded by Capt. Patteson of the Regiment commanded by Col. Buckner in the Virginia Line for 18 months.
Inscribed on the roll of Virginia at the rate of 60 dollars----cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March, 1831.
Certificate of Pension issued the 3rd day of May and sent William Duval, Buckingham Court House, Virginia
Arrears to March '33 120
Semi.-annl allowance 4th Sept _30__
Recorded by William Miller Clerk Revolutionary Claim
Book E. Vol. 6 page 26 Act June 7, 1832
Moses X Sweeney
Will of Moses Sweeny
7 February 1833
Buckingham Co, Virginia
I, Moses Sweeny, Senr. of Buckingham County being of sound mind and wishing to dispose of my property do hereby make the following my last will and testament in manner and form following, viz.
1st I lend unto my wife Martha Sweeny twenty five acres of land to be laid off so as to take in my dwelling house and all other houses attached to the dwelling house, garden and lotts about the house and mill leaving out the orchard the wes
t of the spring, branch and to have the privelege of the ponds and canal for the mill and necessary space about them (this is not to be included in the 25 acres but to reserve all necessary privileges to the mill) also one halfe of the profit
s of the machine a negro girl Caroline and her increase a boy William and an old woman Rebecca and ? Moses, the mare given by her father, two cows and calves, two beds and furniture six chairs one desk and chest, all the tables, all the kitchen ut
ensils during her natural life.
2nd It is my will that my Executor cause the balance of my tract of land to be laid off in four equal lots according to its valuation taking into consideration the ? of the canal and pond necessary for the mill.
3rd It is my will that the north lot of land and boy Nelson be rented and hired out annually and the proceeds applied to the benefit of my son John's family and at his and his wife's death to be equally divided among their children and their heir
4th It is my will that the west end lot of land and girl Nancy and her increase be rented and hired out annually and the proceeds applied to the benefit of my son Edmund's family and at his and his wife's death to be equally divided amongst thei
r children and their heirs.
5th It is my will that the middle lott of land and boy Davy and girl Mary and her increase be rented and hired out annually and the proceeds applied to the benefit of my son Charles' family and at his and his wife's death to be equally divided am
ongst their children and their heirs.
6th I give unto my daughter Lucy all one hundred dollars to her and her heirs forever.
7th I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Tibb one hundred dollars to her and her heirs forever.
8th I give unto my son Daniel Sweeny the East end lot of land and half of the machine, and negro boy Ezekiel to him and hie heirs forever.
9th It is my will that my Executors sell all the balance of my property, to pay my debts and legacies and id there should be any money left to be put on interest for my grandchildren.
10th I give unto my son Joseph a negro boy Bernel and at the death of his mother all that I have lent her both real and personal to him and his heirs forever.
11th I appoint my friend Thomas A. Legrand my Executor to carry into effect this my last will and testament and that the Court require no security of him. Given under my hand and seal this 7th day of February one thousand eight hundred and thirt
y three 1833.
Signed sealed and delivered Moses x Sweeny Sr (seal)
in the presence of
Thomas P. Patteson
Robert P. Mills
At a Court held for Buckingham County the 8th day of April 1833. This will was proved in open Court by the oaths of Alenander Patteson, Thomas P. Patteson and Richard Mann three of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, Swo
rn to by Thomas A. Legrand the Executor therein named, and the testator directing by his said will that the said Executor should not be required to give security, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
A Copy Teste R. Eldridge C.B.C
"Genealogical Records of Buckingham County, Virginia"
by Edythe Rucker Whitley
Chapter 7; pg 133
"An Act to Establish Several Towns," Passed by the General Assembly, January 15, 1798: Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that twenty-five acres of land, the property of Ichabod Hunter and John Epperson, lying at the Cutbanks in the Count
y of Buckingham, shall be, and they are hereby invested in
(10 names follow)
Gentlemen, trustees, to be by them or a majority of them, laid off into lots of half an acre each, with convenient streets, shall be and is hereby allowed the owners of lots in Planterstown, in Buckingham County, to improve the same in the manne
r required by law."
An old account book for the years 1802-1803, kept by John Epperson at his tobacco warehouse and general store on the Appomattox River, Buckingham County, Virginia, at the place of settlement called Planterstown (now owned by Epperson descendants
) names many, among them, Moses Sweeney.
More About MOSES SWEENEY:
Fact 1: New Kent Militia/organized abt 1782
Military: Bet. 1776 - 1778, Pvt./Capt. Thomas Patterson's Co., Col. Buckner's Regiment (7th) of VA Troops
Pension: 11 August 1832, Buckingham Co, VA
Property: 28 September 1838, Sold land/Prince Edward Co, VA
Residence: Bet. 1799 - 1803, Lived in Planterstown, Buckingham Co, VA
Will: 7 February 1833, Buckingham Co, VA
Notes for MARY //:
Another source has death date as 1856.
Children of MOSES SWEENEY and MARY // are:
5. i. JOHN3 SWEENEY, b. Abt. 1780, Virginia; d. Abt. 1858.
6. ii. CHARLES A. SWEENEY, b. 3 January 1789, Buckingham Co, Virginia; d. 9 April 1850, Prince Edward Co, Virginia.
7. iii. ELIZABETH SWEENEY, b. Abt. 1797, Virginia; d. Bef. 1870.
8. iv. EDMUND SWEENEY, b. Bef. 1800, Virginia; d. 1857, Appomattox, Prince Edward Co, Virginia.
v. DANIEL SWEENEY, b. Bet. 1823 - 1826, Virginia; d. Abt. 1844.
Notes for DANIEL SWEENEY:
Prince Edward County, VA
Deed Book 24, page 126
15 October 1842
Daniel Sweeney granted land from his father's estate to William Patteson
More About DANIEL SWEENEY:
Property: 15 October 1842, Book 24,pg 126/Prince Edward-Buckingham Co, VA/Daniel granted land from his father's estate to Wm. Patterson
vi. SALLIE SWEENEY.
vii. LUCY SWEENEY.
Child of MOSES SWEENEY and MARTHA BURRUSS is:
9. viii. JOSEPH B.3 SWEENEY, b. Abt. 1828, Virginia; d. Bef. 1910, Montgomery Co, Virginia