In May, 1761, and perhaps earlier, he was serving in that capacity permanently.
He held this office until his death, which occurred suddenly January 15, 1778.
His school labors, like those of Mr. Harris, may have ended with the disastrous events of 1775.
An obituary notice of him may be found in the Boston Gazette, under date of his death.
Seth Sweetser, Jr., born February 5, 1704, was of the fourth generation from the original settler of the same name, who came to this country from Tring, Hertfordshire, Eng. He graduated from Harvard College in the class of 1722, and, with the exception of the year 1750–'51, was schoolmaster in his native town from July, 1724, for fully fifty years thereafter.
He was held in high esteem by his fellow-citizens, and served on many important committees prior to and during the first years of the Revolution.
The name of his mother was Sarah Clark.
He married Hannah Bradish, who is said to have died in 1800, at the advanced age of ninety-four.