Researched and compiled by Faye V Bell, SLC




            Ann  Sweeney was born in Illinois in 1877 (parents unrecorded); she had been in Nebraska  before she married Henry (Harry) Sweeney   In 1905 when their first child and daughter, Ella Sweeney was born in Nebraska.  In 1910 the couple were in Spring Creek (Upper Nowood area), Big Horn County, WY, moved to Ten Sleep  or at least is counted in the 1920 census as being in Ten Sleep in Election District #3. In 1912, their only son and second child, Robert (Bob) H Sweeney was born in Ten Sleep. 


            Ann was a diligent housewife and willing to take care of the horses, the cows and the chickens that were located on the block behind their home on Second Street, Ten Sleep while Harry was farming land elsewhere allegedly Dry Ten Sleep some 10-12 miles north of Ten Sleep.    She was widowed in 1935 and spent about 18 years alone or with her son Bob in the Sweeney loghouse that Harry had built, but in 1952/1953, her daughter Ella Sweeney Carrier. felt she should care for her mother on Gooseberry Creek where Ella and her family had lived for an extended time.  When Ann Sweeney passed away, she was survived by her son Robert H, his wife Syvilla Wyman Sweeney, Bob Sweeney, Jr. and Jeanette Sweeney (grandchildren); her daughter Ella Sweeney and her husband Joe Carrier and three daughters—Harriet L Carrier, Betty Ann Carrier and JoElla Carrier (JoElla was born after Harry, her grandfather, had passed away).


Memories:  Ann Sweeney told the author (1942) of this work, that she had taught school at Sheridan, WY at one time.  I got the impression it was a term or two—not long term.  Syvilla Sweeney was the daughter of Charles Wyman, Sr.  and Jeanette Rice—both pioneer families in the Ten Sleep country.   I called Jeanette Sweeney Breedon a number of times and got no response.   Fvb


NOTE: No marriage record was found for the Sweeneys.