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Re: Greavy "Dovie" Sweatt- AR
Posted by: Donna French (ID *****1840) Date: December 14, 2003 at 04:17:12
In Reply to: Re: Greavy "Dovie" Sweatt- AR by James Winston of 233

We have had some messy weather here and Ive had the flu but I will try and get out to Walnut Grove Cemetery tomorrow and get the dates off my paternal great grand mothers stone, Alice Sweatt.I know there has to be a connection here. The Sweatts have lived in Newport,I know,3 generations,well 5 of them now. They have always been known as honest hard working people.My grandfather,Fred Jackson Sweatt called "Jack" was the son of Alice Jackson Sweatt,and had 2 other siblings to my knowledge Treavy and Hunter Sweatt.Hunters daughter was just here visiting a week or so ago.Hunter had 3 daughters Anorae and Virginia Ruth,not sure of youngest name?Treavy had one son,Frank. Frank was only my dads cousin but he lived on a boat in his younger years and my dad stayed with him alot. My dads name was Roy Lee Sweatt Sr.Franks last name was Knox and I remember Anorae saying something about William and Billy Jack?I knew Frank all my life calling him Uncle Frank. He worked for the county in newport many years driving a grader and other heavy equipment.My grandfaher Fred Jackson raised his family on Holden Ave in Newport,house is still in excellent condition today, In 1955,the year I was born my grandfather,my dad and all of his 3 sisters bought land on Hwy 14 about 3 miles from Newport.This little community became known as Sweattsville back then cause they were the first buyers of this property. My dad owned his own salvage yard business. My grandfather owned a grocery store and small cafe there,Dads oldest sister Dorothy Belle married Kenneth Len Grady and they built the service station there.After my grandfathers death in 1959, the other sister,Evelyn moved back to Newport from Michigan to buy and run the grocery and small cafe.Frank Knox also lived in this area,a couple of miles further from town than us.I moved to Calif for 20 yrs,moving bk about 10 yrs ago and my 2 aunts that are still living also live in other states now but I will contact them and see what I can find out from them.Ty for replying.GBU,DJ

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