October 21, 1873, Brooklyn, New York.
Sweetser emigrated from England to America at an early age. He played the organ at the Church of the Puritans in New York City. His works include:
- A Collection of Church Music, with George Root, 1849
- Christian Melodies, with George B. Cheever (New York & Cincinnati, Ohio: A. S. Barnes & H. W. Derby, 1851)
- Rose Hill
- Union Station
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