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Descendants of EDWARD BENNETT

Generation No. 4


7. SAMUEL4 BENNETT (SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, EDWARD1) was born 24 Sep 1690. He married MARY STAFFORD 15 Jul 1716, daughter of AMOS STAFFORD and MARY BURLINGAME. She was born 16 Sep 1690 in Warwick, Rhode Island, and died 24 Mar 1782.

Notes for SAMUEL BENNETT:
1. From the book "The Other Bennetts" by Isabel (Bennett) Ridell:

a.) It will be observed in passing that Samuel(1) who died in 1684., left a widow who married Moses Forsman, Samuel(2) married january 2, 1689, Sarah Forsman, who died in 1705. In 1690, their first son Samuel (3) was born. No record of this Samuel's issue exsists, so far as known. It is fairly certain that he became the father of Ephraim, sr., for three reasons:
1). Names were faithfully handed down in those old families, and we know Ephraim jr's first born was named Samuel.
2). Granting that Ephraim sr was son to Samuel (3) it provides the generation between the above and the correctly recorded birth of Ephraim, jr., in 1762.
3). The writer's father told him that his great grandmother was a Forsman, and this being so, we would find Sarah Forsman the grandmother of Ephraim, sr. A simple error of tradition but a strong corroboration in fact, as it places a Forsman in the line of descent.

2. Thus it will be seen that while it is not absolutely proven, it is much more than probable that Samuel (1) of Edward of Weymouth, is our first American ancestor.

Note: Rev. George S. Bennett, Rector of Grace Church, Jersey City, says that Samuel Bennett married Mary ~Stafford. Since going to Print, The author verified this statement and find the wedding of July 15, 1716. She was called "Mary Stafford daughter of Amos. Ephraim (5) also married a Marry Stafford. The Bldwin deed in part establishes this fact. Samuel married in 1716.

3. The above named Gentleman, writing under date of September 5, 1899, says: "I have been to Warwick, Orange county, New York, this summer: I find Ephraim Bennett joined the Baptist church there in 1769, also, Sarah. Ephraim removed in 1788."

4. B.F. Bennett esq. (This is Benjamin Franklin Bennett of Greenup), an attorney in Greenup Kentucky, states as to the missing Ephraim of Thomas Strait. He was step son to Joseph Bennett and my half brother. He came to Scioto county, Ohio, in the year 1818, being then five years old, where he resided until the seventies, when he removed to Kansas with three of his children, leaving four behind him. He has been dead several years. His sons, Ebenezer and John and a daughter, Ruby, (married name not known) are in Kansas. Of those remaining in Ohio, Thomas Strait, deceased, named after his Grandfather, would be about sixty years old. Elizabeth, widow with children, married Mr. Burke. Her Address is Firebrick, Lewis, Co. KY. Sallie married (1) allen, (2) Adkins, address, California, Pike Co. Ohio. Susan married Spriggs; is now in Scioto Co., Ohio.

5. 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:

SAMUEL BENNETT born in Coventry, Rhode Island, 1690, to whom was granted by his father, in 1711, ten acres of land. He married Mary Stafford, one of their children was Ephraim Bennett; another was Thomas Bennett, the hero of Wyoming Valley Penn.

Notes for MARY STAFFORD:
DAUGHTER OF AMOS
     
Children of SAMUEL BENNETT and MARY STAFFORD are:
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.




8. JOHN4 BENNETT (SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, EDWARD1) was born 15 Oct 1703 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.
     
Children of JOHN BENNETT are:
  i.   DAVID5 BENNETT.
  ii.   JOSEPH BENNETT.


9. JOHN4 BENNETT (JOHN3, JOHN2, EDWARD1) was born 24 Jun 1691 in Stonington, New London, CT, and died Nov 1762 in Preston, New London, CT. He married MARY CLARK 15 Jun 1716 in Preston, New London, CT, daughter of BENJAMIN CLARK and MARY BURNHAM. She was born Abt. 1695 in Ipswich, Esex, MA.

Notes for JOHN BENNETT:
John BENNETT was born on 24 Jun 1691 in Stonington, New London, CT.
Month could have been Jan. He was baptised on 9 Apr 1710 in Preston, New
London, CT. He was baptized as an adult. He died in Nov 1762 in Preston,
New London, CT. He signed a will. Contains some difficult handwriting on
the name of his daughter, Mercy or Marcy or Marey are all possible interpretations. He also mentioned his sons Jeremiah and John and grandsons Benjamin and Daniel Bennet.

He was married to Mary CLARK (daughter of Benjamin CLARK and Mary BURNHAM)
on 15 Jun 1716 in Preston, New London, CT. Mary CLARK was born about
1695 in Ipswich, Essex, MA.26,27 Dorothy Bennett Inderkum suggests that her
mother might have been either Mary Smith or Benjamin's 2nd wife Jane/Jean
Dean.
     
Children of JOHN BENNETT and MARY CLARK are:
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.


10. SAMUEL4 BENNETT (JOHN3, JOHN2, EDWARD1) was born 07 Sep 1694 in Stonington, New London, CT. He married (1) SARAH HARRINGTON Abt. 1714 in Stonington, New London, CT, daughter of ISAAC HARRINGTON and SARAH. She died Bet. 1722 - 1723. He married (2) JANE CLARK 18 Oct 1723 in Preston, New London, CT. He married (3) SARAH 01 Apr 1742 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island.

Notes for SAMUEL BENNETT:
Samuel BENNETT was born on 7 Sep 1694 in Stonington, New London, CT. He signed a will on 4 Jan 1766 in Coventry, Kent, RI. Proved 16 Feb 1769. He died before 16 Feb 1769 in Coventry, Kent, RI.18,30 He had 14 children. The first 11 were born in Preston, CT and the last 3 were recorded at Coventry, RI. Some of Samuel's descendants by his first two marriages went to Pawlet, VT, from there to NY and some then on to Ohio Wisconsin, Minnesota and California.

These are the Coventry, RI Bennetts through his sons, Ezekiel, Abel and
Asaph. The other Bennetts in Coventry are the sons of Samuel's brother Joseph.

He was married to Sarah HARRINGTON (daughter of Isaac HARRINGTON and Sarah)
about 1714 in Stonington, New London, CT. Samuel was her 2nd cousin.
Sarah HARRINGTON died in 1722/23.

He was married to Jane CLARK on 18 Oct 1723 in Preston, New London, CT.
VR's give date as 17 Sept 1723.

He was married to Sarah ( ) PAYNE on 1 Apr 1742 in Coventry, Kent, RI.
She was the widow of Thomas Payne of Coventry, RI.
     
Children of SAMUEL BENNETT and SARAH HARRINGTON are:
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.
     
Children of SAMUEL BENNETT and JANE CLARK are:
  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.
     
Children of SAMUEL BENNETT and SARAH are:
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.


11. THOMAS4 BENNETT (JOHN3, JOHN2, EDWARD1) was born 14 Nov 1697 in Stonington, New London, CT, and died Abt. 1761 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. He married JAMIMA HARRINGTON 02 Apr 1719 in Vounton, New London, CT, daughter of JOHN HARRINGTON and LYDIA CRANSTON.

Notes for THOMAS BENNETT:
Thomas BENNETT was born on 14 Nov 1697 in Stonington, New London, CT. He was baptised in Apr 1710 in Preston, New London, CT. He resided 1733 - in Scituate, Providence, RI. Thomas and Jemima were in Scituate, in 1733, where they jointly deeded land. In 1735 Thomas had a deed of 500 acres from Ishmael Spink in Scituate. In 1744 he deeded each of his four sons 100 acres of land. He died maybe 1761 in Scituate, Providence, RI. He died, date unknown, probably in Scituate, RI. Some of their descendants went to Luzerne County, PA.

He was married to Jemima HARRINGTON (daughter of John HARRINGTON and Lydia
CRANSTON) on 2 Apr 1719 in Voluntown, New London, CT.
     
Children of THOMAS BENNETT and JAMIMA HARRINGTON are:
  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
Township.


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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