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Family Group Record: Cynthia Ann Biffle and D.H. Sweeney

Information supplied by: Janet M. Roseen

Researching this line: Charles B. Johnson

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   Cynthia Ann Biffle  
   Born: September 17, 1860 Place: Wetherford, Texas
   Died: December 27, 1944 Place: Amarillo, Potter County, Texas
   Parents: Nathan Biffle and Emma ?

History of Cynthia Ann Biffle Sweeney

1st Husband
   F.A. Locke
   Born: Place:
   Married: December 2, 1877 Place: Bosque County, Texas
   Died: before 1880 Place:
  Family story: Her brother influenced her to elope at the age of 17 with ? Locke; she lost a baby and he died of pneumonia.

2nd Husband
   Darby Hiram Sweeney 
   Born: December 11, 1847 Place: South Carolina
   Married: February 25, 1881 Place: Texas (probably Stephens County); moved to Jack County, where they lived for 3 years
   Died: June 25, 1906 Place: Briscoe County, Texas
   Parents: James Patrick Sweeney


1 Maude Sweeney
Sex Born: April 22, 1884 Place: Jackson County, Texas
F Married: 1901, James Oliver Whittington Place:
   Died: December 25, 1942 Place: Amarillo, Potter County, Texas

2 Nathanial Hiram Sweeney
Sex Born: November 14, 1885 Place: Loving Ranck, Jack County, Texas
M   Married: (1) Delia Seaman; (2) 1944, Hattie Simmons Place:
   Died: December 9, 1955 Place: Amarillo, Potter County, Texas

3 Alonzo Bennett Sweeney
Sex Born: August 22, 1888 Place: Jackson County, Texas
M   Married: December 18, 1910; Mary Alice Pyeatt Place: Cleburne, Texas
   Died: October 6, 1922 Place: Amarillo, Potter County, Texas

4 Edward Grady Sweeney
Sex Born: December 7, 1892 Place: Briscoe County, Texas
   Married: Place:
   Died: September 17, 1910 Place: New Mexico

  • 1850 U.S. Census; D. H. Sweeney is living with his family in Chesterfield District, S.C.
  • 1880 U.S. Census, Darby is found in Jack County, Texas
  • 1880 U.S. Census, District 204, Precinct 6, Stephens, Texas, T9-1327 Page 511C; she is living in her father's household and is listed as a widow with the surname Biffle, not Locke.
  • 1900 U.S. Census, Briscoe County, Texas, T623-1615, p. 30; Maude is not in the household
  • 1930 U.S. Census, Potter County, Texas, T626-2384, p. 18B, E.D. 3; Cynthia, her son Hiram and grandaughter Ethelene.

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