As with so many of the stories those who rest in Silverbrook tell us, the story of Kneeland Sweet is larger than the small raised stone designating his final resting place might suggest.
His heritage introduces us to a number of interesting places both as specific locations and in time.
Kneeland Sweet, son of Timothy, was born in Pompey, New York, Feb. 5, 1794.
The town of his birth had its own notoriety, as it was also the birthplace of Lady Randolph Churchill (Jan. 9, 1884), the adventurous mother of Sir Winston Churchill, and William George Fargo (May 20, 1818), founder of the Wells-Fargo Company and later mayor of Buffalo, N.Y. and President of the American Express company.
Published June 27th, 2008