Descendants of William Sweeny of Chester, PA

Chester, PA, near Philadelphia, is no longer the best area to live, but used to be a thriving city where many of my ancestors originated from.

Descendants of Anthony Chamness

Chamness Family of Williamson County, Illinois

The Death of Sergeant James Alfred Taylor

Cape Charles, Virginia police sergeant dies from a gunshot would trying to capture a killer.

John Sweeny of Lewes, Sussex, Delaware

John Sweeny could be the father of William Sweeny of Chester, PA. John's will leaves William out, but does that mean he is not his father?

Free Pedigree Chart - 5 Generation

Free 5 Generation Pedigree Chart...

James L. Chamness - Civil War - 128th Illinois Infantry Regiment



James L. Chamness
Regiment Name: 128 Illinois Infantry
Side: Union
Company: B
Soldier's Rank_In: Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out: Pvt.
Film Number: M539 roll 15


My grandfather has a record which states James Chamness was 1 of the approximately 700 that deserted the 128th Infantry Regiment. The 128th Regiment was assigned to 16th Army Corps, District of Columbus, Ky. November 1862 - April 1863. The 16th Army Corps was formed in Dec 1862 and left for Tennessee shortly after the 128th left Illinois for Tennessee in November 1862. These troops were stationed in the vicinity of Memphis, La Grange, and Corinth Tennessee until June, 1863.


An Account of the 128th Infantry Regiment:


Joseph A. Logan, US Congressman from Benton, Franklin County, IL
originally supported the southern states' rights to own slaves. But once
the talk turned to secession, Logan withdrew his support and openly and
violently opposed secession. He was instrumental in raising several
companies of Union soldiers in Franklin, Williamson, and St. Clair
Counties. Unfortunately, his former law partner, William Joshua Allen,
was a high mucky-muck in the KGC who was later arrested for
sedition. Because of this, some of Logan's initial recruits for the Union
army were viewed with open suspicion and scorn, and hounded and ridiculed
by violent diatribes in the papers and by armed and hostile
unionists. The 128th Illinois Infantry, in which three of my ancestors
enlisted, was formed immediately after one of Logan's recruiting speeches, and two of its officers were KGC members.


The 128th were sent up to Springfield, most of them with only the clothes
on their backs and only a few had rifles, expecting to be outfitted when
they were mustered in. During the march up to Camp Butler in Springfield,
they were constantly verbally abused by the citizens of the areas they
passed through, and by the newspapers of the day, who accused them of
being a "fifth column" (subversives) for the Confederates. When they got
to Springfield, whether by deliberate design, or innocent accident, there
were no barracks or other shelter for them, and no food, uniforms, shoes,
guns or ammunition. They were furloughed home until the situation could
be rectified, and forced to re-march through the same hostile
countryside. When they were finally called up to muster, more than 700 of
the 860 men refused, effectively becoming deserters. The decimated 128th
lasted for five months and fought in only one battle before it was
disbanded, and the officers cashiered for gross incompetency. The
deserters were rounded up by bounty hunters.


One of my ancestors, Archibald Odum, of Benton, IL was one of the
deserters, and was captured by a bounty hunter who was paid $6.00 for his
troubles. Arch, along with some of the other captured deserters and most
of the loyal former 128th members, was sent to the 9th Illinois infantry,
where he served with his brothers Thomas and Wiley. Arch was wounded when
mounting up for a patrol. While convalescing, he was on duty in the
kitchens. He was delivering dinner to the pickets, when they were all
captured by a rebel patrol. Arch was sent to Andersonville Prison, where
he was joined by his brother, Wiley who was captured in a separate
incident. Arch survived and was released at the end of the war, but he
was a skeleton, his gums black and his body covered with scars from
scurvy, and he suffered life-long from rheumatism and chronic
diarrhea. Brother Wiley died of starvation and scurvy and is buried in
the prison graveyard.

1915 Chester Times Newspaper Article - Charles R. Sweeny



Cambridge Trust Co
Cambridge Trust Building
CHESTER, PA.


WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 22, 1915


THE PERSONAL CARDBASKET


Consult It Each Day to Find
Out Where Your Friends
Are Spending Their
Vacations


WILL PROVE INTERESTING


Thousands Take Delight in
Scanning This Newsy Feature
Column of the Times


Charles R. Sweeny, of "West Fifth
street a member of Wild Post. No. 25,
G.A.R. and his wife, will leave on
Sunday morning for Washington, D.
C. to participate in the grand army
encampment. They will be the guest
for the week of Dr. Myers and wife,
formerly of this city.


Samuel R. Sweeny, of Lewistown,
Pa., has returned home after a few
pleasant days with his brother, Charles
R. Sweeny, 217 West Fifth street.

Samuel Hanks Family History Report - 6 Generations




Roberta June Hill

Generation 1

1.
Samuel Hanks-1 was born in 1768. He died on 28 May 1833.


Harriet was born in 1789. She died on 12 Feb 1844.


Samuel Hanks and Harriet married.They had the following children:



i.
Josiah Hanks.



ii.
John Hanks.


2.
iii.
Spencer Hanks[1] was born on 18 Jun 1819 in Tennessee[1]. He died on 19 Jun 1872.



iv.
Ely B. Hanks was born in 1815. He died on 10 Apr 1858.


Generation 2

2.
Spencer Hanks-2 (Samuel-1)[1] was born on 18 Jun 1819 in Tennessee[1]. He died on 19 Jun 1872.


Mary Jane Sims was born in 1827.


Spencer Hanks and Mary Jane Sims married.They had the following children:



i.
John W. Hanks was born in 1850.



ii.
Sarah J. Hanks was born in 1852.



iii.
C F Hanks was born in 1854.



iv.
Lily A. Hanks was born in 1857.


3.
v.
Samuel T. Hanks[2, 3, 4] was born on 30 Jan 1860 in Williamson , Illinois[2, 3, 4]. He died on 27 Feb 1948 in Williamson , Illinois.


Generation 3

3.
Samuel T. Hanks-3 (Spencer-2, Samuel-1)[2, 3, 4] was born on 30 Jan 1860 in Williamson , Illinois[2, 3, 4]. He died on 27 Feb 1948 in Williamson , Illinois.


Susan Katherine Motsinger daughter of Jefferson Motsinger and Nancy M. Keaster was born on 23 Sep 1864 in Williamson , Illinois. She died on 24 Aug 1948 in Williamson , Illinois.


Samuel T. Hanks and Susan Katherine Motsinger married.They had the following children:


4.
i.
Oscar Thomas Hanks[5, 6, 7, 8, 9] was born on 01 Dec 1882 in Williamson , Illinois[5, 6, 7, 8, 9]. He married Emma Marie Reese in 1906. He died on 30 Mar 1971 in Williamson , Illinois[6].



ii.
Bosala Hanks was born in 1888.



iii.
Arsesna Hanks was born in 1889.



iv.
Hersel Hanks was born in 1896.



v.
Hazle Hanks was born in 1897.



vi.
Alonzo L. Hanks was born on 17 Jan 1898. He died on 01 Jul 1988.



vii.
Cecil W. Hanks was born in 1905.


Generation 4

4.
Oscar Thomas Hanks-4 (Samuel T.-3, Spencer-2, Samuel-1)[5, 6, 7, 8, 9] was born on 01 Dec 1882 in Williamson , Illinois[5, 6, 7, 8, 9]. He died on 30 Mar 1971 in Williamson , Illinois[6].


Emma Marie Reese daughter of Frederick Reese and Sophia Dralle was born on 20 Oct 1888 in Marion, Illinois. She died on 19 Mar 1948 in Williamson , Illinois.


Oscar Thomas Hanks and Emma Marie Reese were married in 1906.They had the following children:



i.
Pearl Hanks was born in 1909.



ii.
May Hanks was born in 1910.



iii.
William Hanks was born in 1912.



iv.
Louie Hanks was born in 1914.


5.
v.
Mary Alberta Hanks was born on 19 Aug 1915 in Williamson , Illinois. She married Orville Arno Hill on 09 Jan 1932 in Marion, Illinois. She died on 13 Sep 2005 in Marion, Illinois.



vi.
Loudery Hanks was born in 1921.



vii.
Louise Hanks was born in 1925.



viii.
Earnest Hanks was born in 1928.


Generation 5

5.
Mary Alberta Hanks-5 (Oscar Thomas-4, Samuel T.-3, Spencer-2, Samuel-1) was born on 19 Aug 1915 in Williamson , Illinois. She died on 13 Sep 2005 in Marion, Illinois.


Orville Arno Hill son of Milo Neely Hill and Mary Etta Blackburn[10] was born on 21 Jul 1908 in Williamson, Illinois[10]. He died on 01 Apr 1989 in Marion, Illinois[10].


Orville Arno Hill and Mary Alberta Hanks were married on 09 Jan 1932 in Marion, Illinois.They had the following children:


6.
i.
Roberta June Hill[11] was born on 09 Nov 1932 in Marion County, Illinois[11]. She married Theron Simmons Jr. on 28 Dec 1952 in Marion, Illinois. She died on 02 Nov 2006 in Oswego, Illinois[11].



ii.
Orville Eugene Hill was born on 03 Dec 1933 in Marion, Williamson, Illinois, USA. He died on 30 May 1976 in Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, USA.



iii.
Kathern Hill was born on 12 Mar 1936 in Marion, Williamson, Illinois, USA.


Generation 6

6.
Roberta June Hill-6 (Mary Alberta-5, Oscar Thomas-4, Samuel T.-3, Spencer-2, Samuel-1)[11] was born on 09 Nov 1932 in Marion County, Illinois[11]. She died on 02 Nov 2006 in Oswego, Illinois[11].

A Brief History of the Sweeny Clan (Sweeney)




Although many think of Ireland when the surname Sweeny is mentioned, it actually has Scottish origins. In the thirteenth century the MacSweens controlled lands across central Argyll, as far north as Loch Awe and as far south as Loch Fyne. They occupied about three castles including Sween Castle (possibly the oldest surviving stone built castle in scotland and is the one pictured above). The other two were Lochranza on the Isle of Arran and Skipness Castle. In short, after Dugall MacSween granted Walter Stewart lands the Mac Sweens were disposed from Castle Sween. An attempt by John MacSween to take the castle back failed and the MacSween's went to Ireland.

Many believe the split between "Sweeny" and "Sweeney" is the result of a split from Catholocism. Although my 4th great grandfather, William Sweeny, was Catholic and his wife was Methodist, our last name was Sweeny before we became Methodist. Williams wife clearly raised their kids as Methodist. So, this theory does not show to be true in our case.


Many of the MacSween's became Gallowglass mercenary soldiers near Donegal, Ireland (as shown on the left).

Some names that represent the MacSween's:

MacSweeny, MacSweeney, MacSwiney, MacSwiny, McSweeney, McSweeny, McSwiney, McSwiny, Sweeney, Sweeny, Sweny, Swiney, Swinney, Mac Suibhne


Source: Wikipedia

Comhaid Stair Teaghlaigh Sweeny

Andrew Moake - Descendant Chart


Editing in Progress...

Hillesheim - Ahnentafel Report



Generation 1

1.
Angela Mary Huiras daughter of Joseph Stephen Huiras and Leona Ludwig was born on 26 Feb 1924 in Minnesota, USA. She died on 31 Jan 1994 in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, USA.


Roman Gregory Hillesheim son of Frank Anton Hillesheim and Catherine Goblirsch was born on 12 Mar 1922 in Minnesota. He died on 05 Sep 2011 in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.


Roman Gregory Hillesheim and Angela Mary Huiras were married on 12 Oct 1943.They had 14 children.


Generation 2

2.
John Huiras and Magdalena Theis
Joseph Stephen Huiras son of John Baptist Huiras Jr. and Barbara Holm[1] was born on 26 Dec 1896 in Leavenworth, Minnesota. He died on 30 Jun 1966 in New Ulm, Minnesota.

3.
Leona Ludwig daughter of Mathias Ludwig and Anna K. Schiltz was born on 23 Nov 1899 in Leavenworth, Minnesota. She died on 16 Jan 1958 in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.


Joseph Stephen Huiras and Leona Ludwig married.They had the following children:



i.
Eulalia Gertrude Huiras was born in 1935. She died in 2003.



ii.
Odelia Barbara Huiras was born in 1921.



iii.
Eugene Joseph Huiras was born in 1926. He died in 2009.



iv.
Melvin Edwin Huiras was born in 1927. He died in 1981.



v.
Victor Ervin Huiras was born in 1921. He died in 1972.



vi.
Joseph P Huiras was born in 1930. He died in 1991.



vii.
Marlee A Huiras was born in 1934.


+1.
viii.
Angela Mary Huiras was born on 26 Feb 1924 in Minnesota, USA. She married Roman Gregory Hillesheim on 12 Oct 1943. She died on 31 Jan 1994 in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, USA.


Generation 3

4.
John Baptist Huiras Jr. son of John Baptist Huiras and Magdalena Theis[2] was born on 20 Jan 1859 in Fredonia, Wisconsin. He died on 07 May 1947 in Leavenworth, Minnesota.

5.
Barbara Holm daughter of John Holm and Catherine Warscheidt was born on 06 Dec 1868 in Minnesota. She died on 28 Sep 1942 in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.


John Baptist Huiras Jr. and Barbara Holm married.They had the following children:



i.
Edwin M. Huiras was born in 1896. He died in 1985.



ii.
Katherine R. Huiras was born in 1900.



iii.
Matilda A. Huiras was born in 1906. She died in 1998.



iv.
Sylvester J. Huiras was born in 1908 in Minnesota, USA. He died on 30 Jun 1966 in New Ulm, Brown, Minnesota, USA.


+2.
v.
Joseph Stephen Huiras[1] was born on 26 Dec 1896 in Leavenworth, Minnesota. He died on 30 Jun 1966 in New Ulm, Minnesota.

6.
Mathias Ludwig son of Peter Ludwig and Eva Kiefer[3] was born on 31 Jul 1868 in Holland, Brown, Wisconsin. He died on 25 Mar 1951 in Nicollet, Nicollet, Minnesota.

7.
Anna K. Schiltz daughter of Frank Schiltz and Mary Vrtes[4] was born on 31 Aug 1872 in Minnesota. She died on 17 Apr 1940 in Brown, Minnesota.


Mathias Ludwig and Anna K. Schiltz married.They had the following children:



i.
Frank Ludwig was born in 1891. He died in 1914.



ii.
John Ludwig was born in 1892. He died in 1971.



iii.
Urban Ludwig was born in 1894.



iv.
Mary Ludwig was born in 1895. She died in 1953.



v.
Raymond Ludwig was born in 1897. He died in 1970.



vi.
Ursula Ludwig was born in 1901. She died in 1901.



vii.
Vetalis Ludwig was born in 1902.



viii.
Elizabeth E. Ludwig was born in 1903.



ix.
Loretta E. Ludwig was born in 1906.



x.
Nickolas E. Ludwig was born in 1908. He died in 1976.



xi.
Hillarius Joseph Ludwig was born in 1910. He died in 1986.


+3.
xii.
Leona Ludwig was born on 23 Nov 1899 in Leavenworth, Minnesota. She died on 16 Jan 1958 in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.


Generation 4

8.
John Baptist Huiras son of Johan Andreas "Andrew" Huiras and Anna Maria Lautenschlager was born on 19 Jan 1832 in Buchenlohe, Bavaria. He died on 22 May 1906 in Leavenworth, Minnesota.

9.
Magdalena Theis was born in Oct 1835. She died on 10 Nov 1900 in Leavenworth, Minnesota.


John Baptist Huiras and Magdalena Theis married.They had the following children:



i.
Magdalena Huiras was born in Mar 1861. She died on 16 Sep 1933.



ii.
Jospeh Huiras was born in 1862. He died about 1934.



iii.
Anna Marie Huiras was born on 18 Feb 1865. She died on 09 Jan 1903.



iv.
Ida Huiras was born on 28 Feb 1866. She died on 31 Oct 1941.



v.
Therisia Huiras was born in Jan 1868. She died on 09 Jul 1931.



vi.
Michael Huiras was born in 1870.



vii.
Agnes Huiras was born in 1875.



viii.
William Huiras was born on 17 Apr 1876 in Minnesota, USA. He died on 22 Feb 1943 in San Joaquin, California, USA.



ix.
Anna Huiras was born on 29 Dec 1859. She died on 16 Apr 1918.


+4.
x.
John Baptist Huiras Jr.[2] was born on 20 Jan 1859 in Fredonia, Wisconsin. He died on 07 May 1947 in Leavenworth, Minnesota.

10.
John Holm was born in 1835 in Bohemia, Austria.

11.
Catherine Warscheidt was born in 1832 in Bohemia, Austria.


John Holm and Catherine Warscheidt married.They had the following children:


+5.
i.
Barbara Holm was born on 06 Dec 1868 in Minnesota. She died on 28 Sep 1942 in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.

12.
Peter Ludwig son of Henry Ludwig and Maria Schmidt[5] was born in 1845 in Luxembourg. He died on 12 Dec 1891 in Prairieville, Brown, Minnesota.

13.
Eva Kiefer daughter of John Kiefer and Anna Mary Schmitz[6] was born in 1847 in Germany. She died in 1872 in Belgium, Wisconsin.


Peter Ludwig and Eva Kiefer married.They had the following children:



i.
John Ludwig was born in 1866. He died in 1944.



ii.
Peter Ludwig was born in 1869. He died in 1869.



iii.
Mary Ludwig was born in 1871. She died in 1951.


+6.
iv.
Mathias Ludwig[3] was born on 31 Jul 1868 in Holland, Brown, Wisconsin. He died on 25 Mar 1951 in Nicollet, Nicollet, Minnesota.

14.
Frank Schiltz son of Peter J. Schiltz and Catharina Hammer[7] was born on 10 Mar 1848 in Luxembourg. He died on 07 Mar 1923 in Annaheim, , Saskatchewan, Canada.

15.
Mary Vrtes daughter of Albert Vrtes and Catherine Kahovac[8] was born on 19 Mar 1848 in Bohemia, Austria. She died on 11 May 1931 in Annaheim, , Saskatchewan, Canada.


Frank Schiltz and Mary Vrtes married.They had the following children:


+7.
i.
Anna K. Schiltz[4] was born on 31 Aug 1872 in Minnesota. She died on 17 Apr 1940 in Brown, Minnesota.


Generation 5

16.
Johan Andreas "Andrew" Huiras son of Michael "Hojras" Huiras and Appollonia Wolf[9] was born on 16 May 1800 in Buchenlohe, Bavaria, Germany. He died on 24 Jun 1866 in Leavenworth Township, Brown County, Minnesota.

17.
Anna Maria Lautenschlager[10] was born in 1804 in Buchenlohe, Germany. She died on 04 Aug 1878 in Leavenworth, Minnesota.


Johan Andreas "Andrew" Huiras and Anna Maria Lautenschlager married.They had the following children:


+8.
i.
John Baptist Huiras was born on 19 Jan 1832 in Buchenlohe, Bavaria. He died on 22 May 1906 in Leavenworth, Minnesota.



ii.
Theresia Huiras was born on 07 Mar 1837 in Germany. She married John Joseph Schumacher on 14 Jul 1858. She died on 07 Jan 1925 in Minnesota.



iii.
Joseph Huiras was born in 1829. He died in 1909.



iv.
Johann G. Huiras was born in 1834. He died in 1911.



v.
Anna Maria Huiras was born in 1837. She died in 1913.



vi.
Andreas Huiras was born in 1839. He died in 1839.



vii.
Michael Huiras was born in 1847. He died in 1929.



viii.
Katherina Huiras was born in 1844. She died in 1888.

24.
Henry Ludwig[11] was born in 1818 in Hessen, Germany.

25.
Maria Schmidt was born in Aug 1818 in Germany.


Henry Ludwig and Maria Schmidt married.They had the following children:


+12.
i.
Peter Ludwig[5] was born in 1845 in Luxembourg. He died on 12 Dec 1891 in Prairieville, Brown, Minnesota.

26.
John Kiefer[12] was born in Germany. He died in 1898 in Sleepy Eye, Brown, Minnesota.

27.
Anna Mary Schmitz. She died in 1900.


John Kiefer and Anna Mary Schmitz married.They had the following children:


+13.
i.
Eva Kiefer[6] was born in 1847 in Germany. She died in 1872 in Belgium, Wisconsin.

28.
Peter J. Schiltz[13] was born in 1814 in Aestrich, Luxembourg. He died on 09 May 1896 in New Prague, Scott, Minnesota.

29.
Catharina Hammer[14] was born in 1810 in Luxembourg. She died on 18 Dec 1884 in Scott, Minnesota.


Peter J. Schiltz and Catharina Hammer married.They had the following children:


+14.
i.
Frank Schiltz[7] was born on 10 Mar 1848 in Luxembourg. He died on 07 Mar 1923 in Annaheim, , Saskatchewan, Canada.

30.
Albert Vrtes son of Jacob Vrtes and Anna Levy[15] was born on 28 Mar 1826 in Caprovice, Bohemia. He died on 24 Jan 1894 in New Prague, Scott, Minnesota.

31.
Catherine Kahovac was born on 23 Sep 1827 in Bohemia.


Albert Vrtes and Catherine Kahovac married.They had the following children:


+15.
i.
Mary Vrtes[8] was born on 19 Mar 1848 in Bohemia, Austria. She died on 11 May 1931 in Annaheim, , Saskatchewan, Canada.


Generation 6

32.
Michael "Hojras" Huiras son of Johann Andreas "Hoyrass" Huiras and Maria Magdalena Wolf[16] was born on 30 Mar 1759 in Buchenlohe, Germany. He died in 1803 in Buchenlohe, Germany.

33.
Appollonia Wolf was born on 13 Nov 1764. She died in 1806.


Michael "Hojras" Huiras and Appollonia Wolf married.They had the following children:



i.
Maria Eva Huiras was born on 10 Dec 1783 in Germany.



ii.
George Michael Huiras was born on 23 Nov 1784 in Germany.



iii.
Maria Anna Huiras was born on 19 Apr 1787 in Bavaria, Germany.



iv.
Joseph Huiras was born on 07 Apr 1788 in Germany.



v.
Theresia Huiras was born on 05 Jan 1791.



vi.
Peter Huiras was born on 30 Jun 1792.



vii.
Klara Huiras was born on 25 May 1795 in Germany.



viii.
Georg Huiras was born on 18 Dec 1798 in Germany.



ix.
Andrew Huiras was born on 25 May 1795 in Buchenlohe, Bavaria, Germany.


+16.
x.
Johan Andreas "Andrew" Huiras[9] was born on 16 May 1800 in Buchenlohe, Bavaria, Germany. He died on 24 Jun 1866 in Leavenworth Township, Brown County, Minnesota.

60.
Jacob Vrtes.

61.
Anna Levy.


Jacob Vrtes and Anna Levy married.They had the following children:


+30.
i.
Albert Vrtes[15] was born on 28 Mar 1826 in Caprovice, Bohemia. He died on 24 Jan 1894 in New Prague, Scott, Minnesota.


Generation 7

64.
Johann Andreas "Hoyrass" Huiras son of George "Hoyrass" Huiras and Margaretha Schneider[17] was born on 24 Mar 1717 in Buchenlohe, Germany. He died on 01 Aug 1796 in Germany.

65.
Maria Magdalena Wolf.


Johann Andreas "Hoyrass" Huiras and Maria Magdalena Wolf married.They had the following children:


+32.
i.
Michael "Hojras" Huiras[16] was born on 30 Mar 1759 in Buchenlohe, Germany. He died in 1803 in Buchenlohe, Germany.


Generation 8

128.
George "Hoyrass" Huiras son of Johann "Hoyrass" Huiras and Walburga[18] was born in 1694 in Buchenlohe, Germany.

129.
Margaretha Schneider.


George "Hoyrass" Huiras and Margaretha Schneider were married on 11 Jun 1709.They had the following children:


+64.
i.
Johann Andreas "Hoyrass" Huiras[17] was born on 24 Mar 1717 in Buchenlohe, Germany. He died on 01 Aug 1796 in Germany.


Generation 9

256.
Johann "Hoyrass" Huiras was born in 1646.

257.
Walburga.


Johann "Hoyrass" Huiras and Walburga married.They had the following children:


+128.
i.
George "Hoyrass" Huiras[18] was born in 1694 in Buchenlohe, Germany. He married Margaretha Schneider on 11 Jun 1709.

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