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.
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
A photo album
of historical pictures from the Prairie.
genealogy web listings.
, western heroes, Lonesome Dove and much more.
,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
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:
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:
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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If you have additional names and information to add to our database, please complete the form found HERE