Capt. Dr. Benoni Sweet

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Benoni Sweet

Also Known As: "Bonesetter"
Birthplace: Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
Death: Died in Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
Place of Burial: North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of James "Bonesetter" Sweet and Mary Sweet
Husband of Elizabeth Mary Sweet and Isabel Sweet
Father of Dr. James Sweet; Margaret Sweet; Benoni Sweet, Jr.; Mary Sherman; Elizabeth Congdon and 4 others
Brother of Philip Sweet; James Sweet, Jr.; Mary Wickham (Sweet); Valentine Sweet; Martha Allen and 4 others

Occupation: Physician
Managed by: George Bryant Reynolds, Jr.
Last Updated:

About Capt. Dr. Benoni Sweet

Benoni Sweet was a Captain in the British service, was well informed and of polished manners. He was a natural bone-setter and the progenitor of the race in Rhode island. He was styled "Dr. Sweet", but he practiced in restoring dislocations only. He was a regular communicant of the church, and officiated as a vestryman until his death July 19, 1751. The record states, "Died, Captain Benoni Sweet, of North Kingston, in the 90th year of his age. Dr. MacSparran preached his funeral sermon, and buried him in the cemetery of his ancestors."


  1. [S45] Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode island, John Osborne Austin, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, MD, 1969), pg 195.
  2. [S68] Sweet, Toomey, French and Sibbald.


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Capt. Dr. Benoni Sweet's Timeline

March 28, 1663
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
June 26, 1688
Age 25
North Kingstown,Washington,Rhode Island
September 22, 1690
Age 27
North Kingstown,Washington,Rhode Island
March 23, 1692
Age 28
North Kingstown,Washington,Rhode Island
December 8, 1696
Age 33
North Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
December 8, 1696
Age 33
Rhode Island, United States
February 22, 1700
Age 36
N. Kingston,Washington,Rhode Island
August 12, 1703
Age 40
North Kingstown, Providence Plantations County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Age 41
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States