Ruth Sweetnam, 18031903 (aged 100 years)

Name
Ruth /Sweetnam/
Given names
Ruth
Surname
Sweetnam
Married name
Ruth /Talbot/
Birth 1803 20 22
Note: This data is **SUSPECT**, and the Birthdate is **UNLIKELY**. As a popular figure in LDS history myth…

This data is SUSPECT, and the Birthdate is UNLIKELY. As a popular figure in LDS history mythology, there many popular stories which have little or no evidence regarding Ruth Sweetnam's historicity, and which are beyond the scope of this amateur genealogy site to address.

Religious marriageHenry TalbotView this family
March 20, 1833 (aged 30 years)
Address: Cathedral of St Michael and St George
Note: Morris family tree reports marriage at St. George Church, Grahamstown, but the citation for the even…

Morris family tree reports marriage at St. George Church, Grahamstown, but the citation for the event does not mention the location only that the marriage occurred in South Africa.

Birth of a daughterHannah Talbot
1843 (aged 40 years)

Birth of a sonEdward William Talbot
January 12, 1851 (aged 48 years)
Birth of a daughterElisa Talbot
1857 (aged 54 years)

Death of a fatherThomas Sweetnman
1857 (aged 54 years)

Birth of a sonHyrum Percel Talbot
1859 (aged 56 years)

Death of a motherJanet Barton
September 19, 1869 (aged 66 years)
Census June 22, 1880 (aged 77 years) Age: 60

1880 United States - Census transcript - Ruth Sweetnam - Household

Name Age Sex Mon Relation S M W/D MY Occupation UnEm Sick Blind DD Idiotic Insane Disabled School Read Write BP FBP MBP
Ruth Sweetnam 77 F wife Keeping house No No England England England
Edward William Talbot 29 M son Laborer 6 South Africa England England
Elisa Talbot 23 F daughter Housekeeping South Africa England England
Hannah Talbot 37 F daughter Fits No No South Africa England England
Hyrum Percel Talbot 21 M son Farming South Africa England England
Marriage of a childEdward William TalbotPhenratte Josephine PartridgeView this family
December 9, 1880 (aged 77 years)
Death of a husbandHenry Talbot
1895 (aged 92 years)

Death of a daughterHannah Talbot
1897 (aged 94 years)

Death 1903 (aged 100 years)

Family with parents
father
17831857
Birth: 1783
Death: 1857
mother
17801869
Birth: April 12, 1780Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdoms
Death: September 19, 1869Post Retief, Fort, Beaufort, South Africa
Marriage MarriageDecember 20, 1802Wartling, Sussex, England, United Kingdoms
13 months
herself
18031903
Birth: 1803 20 22Sittingbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdoms
Death: 1903
Family with Henry Talbot
husband
18131895
Birth: 1813
Death: 1895
herself
18031903
Birth: 1803 20 22Sittingbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdoms
Death: 1903
Religious marriage Religious marriageMarch 20, 1833Grahamstown, Makhanda, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
11 years
daughter
18431897
Birth: 1843 30 40
Death: 1897
8 years
son
18511933
Birth: January 12, 1851 38 48Cradock, Cape Province, South Africa
Death: November 9, 1933Blackfoot, Bingham county, Idaho, USA
7 years
daughter
18571925
Birth: 1857 44 54
Death: 1925
3 years
son
18591942
Birth: 1859 46 56
Death: 1942
Birth

This data is SUSPECT, and the Birthdate is UNLIKELY. As a popular figure in LDS history mythology, there many popular stories which have little or no evidence regarding Ruth Sweetnam's historicity, and which are beyond the scope of this amateur genealogy site to address.

Marriage

Morris family tree reports marriage at St. George Church, Grahamstown, but the citation for the event does not mention the location only that the marriage occurred in South Africa.

CensusView

1880 United States - Census transcript - Ruth Sweetnam - Household

Name Age Sex Mon Relation S M W/D MY Occupation UnEm Sick Blind DD Idiotic Insane Disabled School Read Write BP FBP MBP
Ruth Sweetnam 77 F wife Keeping house No No England England England
Edward William Talbot 29 M son Laborer 6 South Africa England England
Elisa Talbot 23 F daughter Housekeeping South Africa England England
Hannah Talbot 37 F daughter Fits No No South Africa England England
Hyrum Percel Talbot 21 M son Farming South Africa England England
Census
Note: 1880 US Federal Census - Utah, Davis, Kaysville, ed 016, sheet 29A

1880 US Federal Census - Utah, Davis, Kaysville, ed 016, sheet 29A

  1. Talbot, Henry
  2. Talbot, Agnes (wife)
  3. Talbot, Henry William
  4. Talbot, Sarah F.
  5. Talbot, Agnes H.
  6. Talbot, Georg L.
  7. Talbot, Ruth (wife)
  8. Talbot, Edward William
  9. Talbot, Eliza
  10. Talbot, Hannah
  11. Talbot, Hyrum P.
  12. Howard, Lancum William
  13. Howard, Ruth S.
  14. Howard, Elizabeth