Notes from the past…

Surname Saturday: Bennett

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1-Joshua F BENNETT-534 (20 May 1794-before 1870)
+Rhody CLEMENTS-535 (16 January 1800-before 1860)
. . . . 2-James BENNETT-355 (26 March 1826-14 January 1905)
. . . . +Margarete Alberta HAMILTON-369 (16 January 1834-26 December 1906)
. . . . . . . . 3-John W BENNETT-371 (16 August 1852-19 June 1936)
. . . . . . . . +Sarah Elizabeth SLAUGHTER-387 (October 1855-6 January 1942)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-BENNETT-395 (before 1879-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Olla BENNETT-388 (February 1879-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Guy Olen BENNETT-389 (1 July 1881-22 May 1964)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Sallie -584 (-before 1920)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Frances BENNETT-585 (21 November 1916-18 March 2001)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ada Wallace BENNETT-390 (16 January 1884-18 September 1978)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Luther Lee OWEN-554 (17 May 1884-15 June 1952)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Elsie OWEN-586 (1910-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Willie Mae OWEN-587 (September 1912-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Margorie OWEN-588 (January 1915-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-L. B. OWEN-589 (17 October 1918-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elma BENNETT-391 (February 1886-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +William Eugene FAVER-590 (6 January 1883-7 November 1943)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Bernice Carl BENNETT-392 (8 October 1889-30 January 1955)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Selma J -591 (22 January 1892-5 March 1975)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Jessie D. BENNETT-592 (1915-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lula BENNETT-393 (December 1891-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Iris M BENNETT-394 (28 February 1894-5 November 1981)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Logan S HARDY-396 (4 October 1894-9 June 1968)
. . . . . . . . 3-Thomas Joshua BENNETT Dr-382 (21 January 1854-16 March 1927)
. . . . . . . . +Amanda HUME-398 (-1892)
. . . . . . . . +Emily J DANIEL-397 (1868-after 10 April 1930)
. . . . . . . . 3-William BENNETT-385 (23 June 1855-1867)
. . . . . . . . 3-George BENNETT-383 (21 December 1856-25 April 1925)
. . . . . . . . 3-Albert BENNETT-373 (19 August 1859-7 February 1938)
. . . . . . . . +Viola DRURY-403 (1860-7 September 1878)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Drury BENNETT-411 (7 September 1878-)
. . . . . . . . +Millie A ARMSTRONG-374 (May 1869-after 16 April 1930)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Effie BENNETT-330 (October 1889-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elmore Franklin BENNETT-358 (14 January 1891-21 May 1908)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William BENNETT-407 (September 1892-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lula L BENNETT-408 (May 1895-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alvis Gresham BENNETT-409 (1908-May 1975)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-BENNETT-410 (-)
. . . . . . . . 3-Henry Clay BENNETT-370 (28 June 1861-29 July 1949)
. . . . . . . . +Mamie BAHL-412 (1885-after 22 January 1920)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ima Marguerite BENNETT-413 (11 September 1906-February 1981)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Clint Richard SLOAN-558 (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Barbara Lamar SLOAN-559 (5 March 1924-6 February 1996)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Clint Richard SLOAN-560 (27 May 1925-27 June 1984)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Gwendolyn SLOAN-561 (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Thelma BENNETT-414 (6 May 1908-6 June 1996)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +RICHARDS-564 (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Henry Albert BENNETT-415 (July 1909-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Nola BENNETT-416 (1911-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ruby BENNETT-417 (1917-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Quinland BENNETT-418 (1919-)
. . . . . . . . 3-Benjamin J BENNETT-384 (28 July 1864-21 February 1930)
. . . . . . . . +Sarah Elizabeth LOVE-404 (March 1872-24 March 1928)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Margaret BENNETT-419 (August 1889-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mollie BENNETT-420 (July 1891-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ella BENNETT-421 (April 1893-)
. . . . . . . . 3-James BENNETT Jr-372 (6 March 1866-about 1906)
. . . . . . . . 3-Hiram H (Harry) BENNETT-381 (6 March 1868-16 May 1955)
. . . . . . . . +Belva Adeline HATCH-405 (8 December 1879-12 March 1974)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Carrie E BENNETT-422 (30 October 1899-16 November 1986)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Vasser O HOWLAND-426 (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Eugene Harry HOWLAND-427 (28 September 1926-13 August 2002)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Rolland Hamilton BENNETT-423 (8 August 1901-9 July 1988)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mable BENNETT-424 (1904-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Margerie BENNETT-425 (1910-)
. . . . . . . . 3-Mary Lavina (Mamie) BENNETT-238 (7 December 1869-after 14 August 1917)
. . . . . . . . +John Spurgeon CARROLL-235 (April 1864-18 August 1939)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ruth CARROLL-234 (10 July 1890-11 January 1965)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +James Dixon CARR-233 (10 November 1883-7 February 1958)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Mamie Inez CARR-18 (16 September 1912-22 May 1987)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Jack Dixon CARR-236 (29 March 1917-1 October 1981)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Lella L CARR-237 (3 January 1920-4 April 1920)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Infant CARR-241 (20 June 1921-21 June 1921)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Irene CARROLL-322 (March 1892-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +MARTIN-356 (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Norma CARROLL-323 (October 1892-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James Bunyan CARROLL-324 (7 April 1898-3 May 1965)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Gladys W -364 (14 June 1901-10 August 1995)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Ethel L -363 (1898-between 1920 and 1930)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary CARROLL-321 (May 1898-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Thomas S CARROLL-357 (12 May 1901-12 April 1973)
. . . . . . . . 3-Martha Alice BENNETT-399 (27 July 1873-after 1910)
. . . . . . . . +William Henry BROWN-562 (28 November 1869-11 May 1955)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Nola BROWN-565 (June 1890-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ola BROWN-566 (June 1890-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jewel BROWN-567 (May 1892-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Bertha Lee BROWN-568 (August 1897-)
. . . . . . . . 3-Charles Andrew BENNETT-386 (23 June 1875-28 October 1917)
. . . . . . . . +Ida BROWN-400 (-)
. . . . . . . . +Jerusha Jane (Jennie) CARROLL-406 (August 1874-July 1908)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Margaret Irene BENNETT-573 (19 September 1903-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +LITTLECHILD-575 (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Susan Ella (Sue) BENNETT-572 (13 December 1905-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +MCDONALD-576 (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-George BENNETT-574 (1908-)
. . . . . . . . +Daisy W -428 (about 1873-)

Joshua F Bennett was my fraternal 4th great-grandfather. My Bennett documentation begins with Joshua’s enumeration in Livingston County, Kentucky in 1840 and moves to Travis County, Texas in 1850. Joshua and Rhody Bennett came to Texas from Kentucky sometime between 1840 and 1850 and took up ranching. Successful ranching.

Son James, my 3rd great-grandfather married, produced 10 sons of his own (and 2 daughters!), and continued the ranching tradition. He and several sons later took their cattle-breeding talents to Wyoming in the late 1880’s.

But the Bennett boys weren’t all into cattle and horses…

bennettbioThomas Joshua Bennett decided to become a surgeon and eventually became the 54th president of the Texas State Medical Association.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Lavina (Mamie) Bennett married James Spurgeon Carroll and changed from my second great-grandaunt to my second great-grandmother. Confused yet?

And then there was James Bennett, Jr. It seems that James, Jr killed a man in San Saba, Texas in about 1880. The sheriff, who just happened to be a family friend, sort of looked the other way while James skipped town and went to Wyoming, aided by brothers Thomas and Albert Bennett. Once in Wyoming, however, James apparently couldn’t stay out of trouble, adopted the “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” lifestyle, and became a bank-robber! While Paul Newman and Robert Redford portrayed the “kindler, gentler” Butch & Sundance, James Bennett, Jr did not. He is reputed to have killed many during his bank-robbery days and was eventually himself killed while robbing a bank in Glendive, Montana in ca 1906. Seems a fitting end…

(I have purposely cut off the list of Joshua Bennett’s descendents at the generation above my father to protect the privacy of my Dad and the other living descendents.)

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