According to Audrey Mae’s artistic cemetery map diagram and Audrey Mae’s gravestone numbering system, Harriet’s gravestone is Gravestone Number Eighteen. Using her Smith-Corona typewriter in the 1980s, Audrey Mae typed the following mini-biography of Harriet, a seventh-generation Spencer in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
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Harriet is the daughter of Captain John (No.4) and Phebe (née Vaughn) Spencer. Harriet’s gravestone (No.18) markings show she was married to Rowland A. Sweet. Audrey Mae notes that Harriet’s sister Phebe married Rowland’s brother. Two sisters married two brothers. Whereas her sister Phebe lived to age 68, Harriet died at age 30. (Web author does not know the circumstances of Harriet’s death. If it were childbirth, there would have been a gravestone. Perhaps it was small pox or typhoid fever. More research is needed.)
Gravestones 16-22 are the children of Captain John and Phebe Vaughn. Audrey Mae typed the following mini-biographies of Captain John and Phebe (née Vaughn) Spencer’s children, Eliza, Phebe, Harriet, Almira, Matilda, Obediah and Susan:
Harriet and four of her sisters died at such young ages. Audrey Mae did not record the causes of their deaths but noted that their Spencer grandparents died at age 70 and age 89 and their own parents died at age 54 and 74.
“Spencer, Johnson, Goff, Vaughn and Sweet descendants, if you have any additional information on Harriet (née Spencer) Sweet, please add a comment to this web site and the web site editor will add this to the site. Thanks.”