Owen Sweeney (1831 - 1861)

Owen Sweeney
1831 - 1861
updated February 06, 2019
Owen Sweeney was born in 1831. He died in 1861 in Australia at 30 years old. We know that Owen Sweeney had been residing in Australia.
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Owen Sweeney died in 1861 in Australia at 30 years old. He was born in 1831. There is no information about Owen's immediate family. We know that Owen Sweeney had been residing in Australia.
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In 1831, in the year that Owen Sweeney was born, on November 7th, slave trading was forbidden in Brazil. Purchasing slaves had begun under Portuguese rule in the mid-16th century - slaves were used on sugarcane plantations. It wasn't until 1888, however, that slavery was totally abolished.

In 1840, at the age of merely 9 years old, Owen was alive when on July 23rd, Upper Canada and Lower Canada were merged by the British Parliament, creating the United Province of Canada. This area later became the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

In 1845, he was merely 14 years old when on September 9th, a potato blight began in Ireland, leading to the Great Famine - also called the Great Hunger and the Irish Potato Famine. About one-third of the population of Ireland had been dependent on the potato and the failure of potato crops led to a million people dying and the emigration of another million people.

In 1857, Owen was 26 years old when on March 2nd, the largest slave auction in US history was begun. Called "The Weeping Time", the auction lasted 2 days. Slave owner Pierce M. Butler - who had inherited the slaves 20 years before but was now deeply in debt - sold 436 men, women, children, and infants, all of whom were kept in stalls at a racetrack in Savannah, Georgia. The people were held for weeks before the auction in the horse stalls.

In 1861, in the year of Owen Sweeney's passing, on April 12th, the Civil War began with shots fired at Fort Sumter, South Carolina. The Confederate Army attacked the Fort a little over a month after the inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln. Fort Sumter surrendered the next day.

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