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John Bennett's Genealogy Page

This genealogy web page contains historical records of selected surnames, people who settled North West Missouri, particularly Andrew, Gentry, and Dekalb counties, as well as numerous stories of life on the prairie:

Surnames include:

To read about a family name/history, select (click on) the name below.
  • Bennett

  • Smith

  • Inglis

  • Tolle

  • Gossett

  • McMillan

  • Nugent to view a NUGENT family web page, see thisNUGENT web page

  • McKillen and Abbott

  • and others that are related.
  • Stories from Memories Past



  • Here are some of my favorite websites:
    Andrew County history and genealogy.
    A photo album of historical pictures from the Prairie.
    Bennett genealogy web listings.
    David Bennett, western heroes, Lonesome Dove and much more.

    jbennett1 Database,Family Tree for Bennett, Smith, Gossett, McMillan, Nugent and other related surnames.

    A sincere thank you goes to the many family members who had the foresight to document their part of these family memories and history. Special thanks goes to my Aunt Jessie who started keeping records many years ago, to my Aunt Dorothy who wrote of long ago, and to my son David, who spent many hours getting the records developed, straight, and onto a word processor. He's also been my mentor for learning how to set up a web page!

    Some of the latest changes to this web site include an aerial view of the Bennett farm, and a unique story concerning the family of Ann Abbott's sister Elizabeth which goes into some detail on the history of the McKillen and Abbott family. Could there be royalty there??? See if you can find the answer under the family names "McKillen and Abbott".

    EMPIRE PRAIRIE SESQUICENTENNIAL

    August 4, 5, 6, 2006 was the date of the Empire Prairie Sesquicentenial. Former residents, relatives of residents and a number of descendants of the original settlers came together for a great weekend of visiting, looking at the old home places, and lots of reminiscing. A pictoral record is included and can be viewed here: Empire Prairie homecoming

    A direct route to the photo journey of the activities and displays during the celebration can be viewed here: Photo Journey

    Tom Simkin has added an additional aspect of history by providing pictures from 1916-1917 of the Nugent and related families, as well as a number of additional pictures taken the weekend of the Sesquicentennial. Nugent Family Photos and photos by Tom Simkin.

    Additional photos are contained here: Candid photos.

    They were divided up to load faster, and to acomodate some that just didn't "fit" directly into the celebration. Others were similar in nature to those in Photo Journey.

    A. J. Bennett's Web Page

    a few years ago my (John Bennett) grandson A. J. Bennett developed his own web page which can be viewed here: A. J. Bennett's Web Page



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