Sweeney, John (1786-)
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Born August 21, 1786, in Carmel, New York, John Sweeney was residing in Buffalo in 1813, when he joined the Geneva Volunteers as a lieutenant. He served in the blockhouse that was built to protect Tonawanda during the War of 1812. Wounded at the Battle of Queenston, he returned to Tonawanda in about 1815 to become one of the most prominent businessmen in the area, who was also active in land speculation and promoting the area.
PHOTO: From the Historical Society of the Tonawandas image collection.
Collection: Sweeney Family