Elias W. Sweet, son of Albrow and Mary (Wickham) Sweet, was born in the town of Coeymans, Albany county, N. Y., September 16, 1830. Mr. Sweet enjoyed the limited education of the public school of his day and took up farming as his life work. He lived at Baltimore, N. Y., for fifteen years on a farm of sixty acres and subsequently purchased a farm at Stanton Hill, where he resided two years. In 1867 he moved to a farm adjoining the one where he now lives in Aquetuck, town of Coeymans. In 1869 he purchased the farm on which his residence stands and since that time has worked the two farms, comprising 163 acres. September 30, 1852, Mr. Sweet married Eliza Ann Armstrong of the town of Coeymans. She died January 3, 1888, leaving four children: Elias, Jr., Phoebe, Maria and Charles. Mr. Sweet is a Methodist by profession.
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