We received this email. It is so exciting to connect with family that we assumed was lost forever! Will keep you posted.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
My name is Duane Edward Sweeny, III, I too, go by "Ed". I saw the Bear Family Web page and found some of my family members named on the Bear Family Tree., I am sending this email to let you know that you and I, are distantly related. My Juliet Sweeney married Chester Arthur Phillips and they had three children, one of which was Sarah Phillips. Sarah married John Bear and they had at least two children: 1. Meanda? born in 1878 2. Henry Alfred Bear, born in Nov. 1879 and I believe he died on February 10, 1922. Henry had served in the Spanish American War, and sometime after spent many years in a Veteran's hospital. He ended up committing suicide.
I have attached a copy of a genealogy report that shows my Sweeney/Sweeny blood line. I don't know if you are the genealogist for the Bear family or not, but I would like to contact the family genealogist so we can compare notes and share other information about our families.
I, am so happy to have finally foud the connection of the Bear and Sweeney/Sweeny families. Please contact me or let the family genealogist contact me.
Thank you, for your time.