|16.||i.||EPHRIAM SR.5 BENNETT, b. 1742, Providence, Rhode Island ?; d. 20 Oct 1813, Montour Falls, Shuyler County, New York.|
|ii.||THOMAS BENNETT, b. Abt. 1730.|
Notes for THOMAS BENNETT:|
1. The following is information received from the Orange County Genealogical Society, 101 Main Street, Goshen, N.Y. 10924. Received 17 September 1996:
Genealogical and Family Histories of THE WYOMING AND LACKAWANNA VALLEYS PENNSYLVANIA:
THOMAS BENNETT, the hero of Wyoming Valley, who was in Forty Fort at the time of the massacre, and whose services during the Revolution and also during the Pennamite war have been referred to by almost every chronicler of contemporary history. Thomas always wrote his surname Bennet, and nearly all his descendants have adobted that way of spelling the name. No progeny of the third Samuel (Thomas' father) is found, but it is reasonably certain that Ephraim Bennett and Thomas Bennet were brothers and sons of Samuel Bennett and Mary Stafford.
|17.||i.||JOHN5 BENNETT, b. Abt. 1720, Preston, New London, CT; d. 1806, New York.|
|18.||ii.||JEREMIAH BENNETT, b. Abt. 1724; d. Bef. 1769.|
|19.||iii.||BENJAMIN BENNETT, b. 1725, Preston, New London, CT; d. Bef. 11 Oct 1756.|
|20.||iv.||MERCY BENNETT/SIMMONS, b. 27 May 1717, Preston, New London, CT; d. 08 Apr 1776, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island.|
|21.||i.||SARAH5 BENNETT, b. 29 Sep 1715, Preston, New London, CT.|
|22.||ii.||SAMUEL JR. BENNETT, b. 05 Jun 1719, Preston, New London, CT.|
|iii.||EUNICE BENNETT, b. 05 May 1721, Preston, New London, CT; m. ANTHONY GLASS, 19 Jun 1740, Preston, New London, CT.|
|23.||iv.||JAMES BENNETT, b. 06 Nov 1722, Preston, New London, CT; d. Aft. 1771.|
|v.||JANE5 BENNETT, b. 17 Sep 1724, Preston, New London, CT; m. THOMAS PARKER, Jan 1743/44, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island.|
|24.||vi.||ELIJAH BENNETT, b. 22 Mar 1725/26, Preston, New London, CT; d. 02 Dec 1812, Canterbury, CT.|
|vii.||ELIZABETH BENNETT, b. 13 Jan 1730/31, Preston, New London, CT; m. JOHN TYLER.|
|25.||viii.||ELISHA BENNETT, b. 13 Mar 1729/30, Preston, New London, CT.|
|ix.||BETTE BENNETT, b. 14 Oct 1733, Preston, New London, CT; d. Bef. 04 Jan 1766.|
|26.||x.||EZEKIEL BENNETT, b. 03 Feb 1735/36, Preston, New London, CT; d. 17 Aug 1816, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island.|
|xi.||DANIEL BENNETT, b. 13 Dec 1738, Preston, New London, CT; d. Bef. 04 Jan 1766.|
|27.||xii.||ABEL5 BENNETT, b. 29 Jan 1742/43, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island; d. Aft. 08 Feb 1793.|
|xiii.||ASAPH BENNETT, b. 31 Jan 1744/45, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island; m. LYDIA.|
|xiv.||JOHN BENNETT, b. 08 Jul 1748, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island.|
|i.||THOMAS5 BENNETT, b. 22 Feb 1719/20, Preston, New London, CT.|
Notes for THOMAS BENNETT:|
Thomas BENNETT was born on 22 Feb 1719/20 in Preston, New London, CT. He resided in 1769 in Kingston, Luzerne, PA. Perhaps went there with his brother Ishmael.
The following list of settlers who enrolled prior to 1773 was found in "History of Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming counties, Pa.", those who settled in Kingston in 1769 are marked by an astrisk:...Isaac Bennett, Thomas Bennett*...
A Thomas Bennett is listed as one of the original forty settlers at Forty Fort.
First Forty Settlers of Forty Fort
Asabel Atherton, Ezra Belding, Thomas Bennet, Silas Bingham, Richard
Brockway, Elijah Buck, William Buck, John Comstock, Reuben Davis, Jonathan
Dean, Nathan Denison, Simson Draper, Thomas Dyer, Vine Elderkin, Benjamin
Follett, Joseph Frink, Stephen Gardner, Samuel Gaylord, Joshua Hall, Stephen
Harding, Peter Harris, Zerubabel Jearum, John Jenkins, Stephen Jenkins,
Cyprian Lothrop, Timothy Pierce, Benajah Pendleton (or Pembleton), Elias
Roberts, Benjamin Shoemaker, Sr., Elijah Shoemaker, Oliver Smith, Timothy
Smith, Henry Dow Tripp, Isaac Tripp, Rudolph Brink Vanorman, William
Walsworth, Theophilus Westover, Allen Wightman, Benjamin Yale, Job Yale
Places of Interest in Forty Fort
The Old Burying Ground--Now part of the Forty Fort Cemetery. It is the area
between the cemetery office and the Meetinghouse.
The Old Meeting House- One of the few churches in America whose interior
remains practically unchanged. Located at the northern end of River Street,
opposite the Forty Fort Borough Building.
Denison House, the oldest house in Forty Fort. Presently owned by the
Pennsylvania State Historical Society. Located on Denison Street.
George Shoemaker House--Wyoming Avenue south of Dana Street. Presently the
Snowden-Frederick Funeral Home.
Shoemaker House--"ELM LAWN" on the east side of Wyoming Avenue across from
the Wyoming Seminary Day School. Built between 1820-1824, by Elijah
Shoemaker who was an infant in the old fort during the massacre of 1778.
Space House at 117 River Street was built by James Space in 1840.
Poole House on the east side of Wyoming Avenue opposite Oak Street. It stood
under the old oak tree known in early days as "The Great Oak."
Maltby House below Rose Street at 1720 Wyoming Avenue was the home of Caleb
Maltby, the first man to engage in the modern coal industry in Kingston
|28.||ii.||DANIEL BENNETT, b. 02 Feb 1721/22, Preston, New London, CT; d. 02 Nov 1815, Foster, Providence, Rhode Island.|
|29.||iii.||JOSIAH BENNETT, b. 02 Feb 1721/22, Preston, New London, CT; d. 1785, Guilford, Windham, VT.|
|30.||iv.||NATHAN BENNETT, b. 09 Sep 1723, Voluntown, New London, CT.|
|31.||v.||ISMAEL BENNETT, SR., b. Abt. 1725, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island; d. 20 Jan 1821, Harlem, Delaware, Ohio.|
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