Have you checked to see if your Sweeneys served in the Civil War? There is
an index to Civil War Pension cards online at Ancestry.com
. They index
soldiers and widows who received a pension. The actual pension files are at
the National Archives and copies can be ordered.
I mention this as I made a break in a Civil War Widow's Pension file, in
which there were affadavits of the widow and her sister [my g-grandmother]
stating when and where the widow was born in Ireland AND the fact that they