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Notes for Adeline Bennett Nichols

The Familes of Jacob Bennett

1820 census Howard, Steuben Co., NY
Sheet 1
*****Mrs. Jerusha Bennett
2 females 45+ (Jerusha, age 70 & daughter??)
1 female 10-16 (granddaughter??)
*****Daniel N. Bennett
1 male 26-45 (Daniel, age 27)
1 male under 10 (Unknown son)
2 females 16-26 (Clarissa, age 22 & ??)
*****William C. Sabins (husband of Jerusha Bennett born 1795)
1 male 26-45 William, age 26-45)
1 female 16-26 (Jerusha, age 25)
1 person engaged in agriculture
Sheet 2
*****Isaac B. Bennett (son of Jacob Bennett, grandson of Jerusha)
1 male male 26-45 (Isaac, age 26)
1 male 16-25 (??)
1 male under 10 (Unknown son #1, age 0-4)
1 female 16-26 (Lydia, age 22)
2 persons engaged in agriculture
*****Jacob Bennett
1 male 45+ (Jacob, age 48)
3 males under 10 (John, age 9, Jeremiah, age 3, & unknown son #1 age 0-5)
1 female 45+ (Julia, age 47)
1 female 26-45 (???)
1 female 16-25 (Maria, age 17)
1 female 10-16 (Asenath, age 15)
1 female under 10 (Adeline, age 8)
1 person engaged in agriculture
*****Benjamin Bennett Jr. (son of Jacob Bennett, grandson of Jerusha)
1 male 16-26 (Benjamin, age 20)
1 female 16-26
1 person engaged in agriculture
*****Abraham Bennett . (son of Jacob Bennett, grandson of Jerusha)
1 male 16-26 (Abraham, age 22)
1 male under 10
1 female 16-26
1 person engaged in agriculture
*****Benjamin Bennett
2 males 26-45 (Benjamin, age 54)
2 males 16-26 (Abram, age 20 & Philip, age 18)
1 male 10-16 (Carius, age 14)
1 male under 10 (Edward, age 6)
1 female 45+ (Susan, age 45+)
2 females 10-16 (Emeline, age 10-16 & unknown daughter??)
1 female under 10 (Ermina, age 8)
4 persons engaged in agriculture

abt 1822 - Jacob Bennett married second Thankful Baker

abt 1829 - Jacob Bennett captured by Indians. While captured he married third Charlotte Getchell

1830 census Howard, Steuben Co., NY
*****Benjamin B. Bennet (son of Jacob)
*****Daniel M. Bennet
*****Susan Bennet (widow of Benjamin Bennett Sr.)
*****William Sabins (wife Jerusha Bennett born 1795)
******Jacob Bennett
1 male 50-60 (Jacob, age 58)
1 male 15-20 (John, age 19)
2 males 10-15 (Jeremiah, age 13, unknown son #1 age 10-15)
2 males under 10 (Jacob, age 5 & Daniel, age 3)
1 female 30-40 (Charlotte, age 36)
1 female 15-20 (Adeline, age 18)
******Isaac B. Bennet (son of Jacob)
******Abraham B. Bennet (son of Jacob)

April 20, 1831 - Adeline married William Nichols in New York

April 1832 - son David born in NY
Jan. 3, 1834 - daughter Avis born in NY
Oct 20, 1835 - twins Henry & Hellen born in NY
Jan 3, 1838 - daughter Phebe born in NY
Nov 6, 1839 - son James born in NY

1840 - ?

September 4, 1841 - daughter Julia born in Wayne Co., NY
November 1, 1842 - son William C. born - where? died before 1850???

1841-1847 - the family moved from New York to Michigan

March 12, 1844 - son Philetus born in Michigan
October 1846 - twins Francis & Franklin born - one died 1848 & one died 1849.
October 20, 1848 - son Douglass born in Michigan

1850 Census Jefferson, Hillsdale Co., Michigan
William Nichols, age 39, Farmer, b. New York, Male
Adaline Nichols, age 37, b. New York, Female
David Nichols, age 18, Farmer, b. New York, Male
Avis Nichols, age 16, b. New York, Female
Henry Nichols, age 14, b. New York, Male
Hellen Nichols, age 14, b. New York, Female
Phebe Nichols, age 12, b. New York, Female
James D Nichols, age 10, b. New York Male
Julia E Nichols, age 8, b. New York, Female
Philetus Nichols, age 2, b. Michigan Male
Douglass J Nichols, age 5/12, b. Michigan, Male

October 9, 1850 - son Owen B. born in Michigan, died Feb 1851
Feb 3, 1852 - son William born in Michigan

Jan 3, 1855 - daughter Phoebe married Henry Weaver in Hillsdale Co., Michigan

1860 census Jefferson, Hillsdale Co., MI
William Nichols, age 49, Farmer, b. New York, Male
Adeline Nichols, age 47, b. New York, Female
Hellen Nichols, age 24, b. New York, Female
Julia Nichols, age 19, b. New York, Female
Philetus Nichols, age 12, b. Michigan, Male
William F Nichols, age 6, b. Michigan, Male
Of other children:
David, age 28, was where?
Avis, age 26, was where?
Henry, age 24, was where?
Phebe, age 22, is married to Henry Weaver & living in Hudson, Lenawee Co., MI with sons Nathan & William
James, age 20, was where?
Douglas, age 10 was where? Did he die???

November 1, 1863 - daughter Julia married Oscar G. Hart in Hillsdale Co., Michigan

1867 - William & Adaline moved to Fulton Co., Ohio, with "post office Morenci, Michigan". William died sometime between 1867-1870

1870 census South Arm, Charlevoix Co., MI
Adaline Nichols, age 56, keeping house, b. NY
William, age 16, farm laborer, b. MI

1876 - Adaline Nichols listed in Atlas of Fulton Co., Ohio. Maiden name mistakenly listed as Benjamin (which was her mother's maiden name)


Email from Kari Northup dated October 20, 2006
Hi Lloyd,

I had William Nichols is in my file because he married Adeline/Adaline Bennett - Adaline's father Jacob Bennett was a brother of my ancestor Deborah Bennett Brees. When I got your email I did some more searching, and I found the following (note, there is an error because Adaline's maiden name was Bennett. Her mother's maiden name was Julia Benjamin and her father was Jacob Bennett. Also there is a daughter Julia who was age 8 in 1850 that they don't have listed below unless it is another error and it should have been Julia instead of William C. who was born Nov. 1, 1842):
ADALINE (nee BENJAMIN) NICHOLS was born in Steuben County, New York, June 1, 1811. She was married in New York, April 20, 1831 to William Nichols, son of Ezra and Avis (Sabins) Nichols, of New Hampshire who was born in Bath, Steuben County, New York in 1810. They had a family of fourteen children: David, born April 1832; Avis, born January 3, 1834, died in Clinton County, Michigan, February 26, 1863; Henry and Helen, born October 20, 1835, the former died in Toledo February 9, 1841; James D., born November 6, 1838, died in St. Louis Hospital, February 15, 1862; Phoeba, born January 3, 1840; William C., born November 1, 1842; Philetus, born March 12, 1844; Francis and Franklin, born in October, 1846, the former deceased in 1849, the latter in February, 1847; Douglas J., born October 20, 1848, died October 19, 1849; Owen B., born October 9, 1850, died February 2, 1851; William, born February 3, 1852; Julia, born February 3, 1854. Three sons belonged to the Union army: James D. enlisted in Company F, 42nd Regiment Ill. V.I., served four months and was wounded at the battle of Springfield, Missouri, and died from the effects. Philetus enlisted in 1864 in Company M, 11th Regiment Michigan Cavalry, served three years and died at Mt. Sterling from bursting a blood vessel. David enlisted in 1861 in a Missouri Regiment, served till the close of the war, was in a number of battles, and was honorably discharged. Jacob and Julia Benjamin, parents of Mrs. Nichols were born in New York and died in 1842 and 1815. Julia Benjamin's father and uncle were killed in the last battle of the Revolutionary War. Mrs. Nichols had four sons-in-law in the Union army. Mr. And Mrs. Nichols settled in Fulton County, in 1867. Post-office, Morenci, Michigan. Business, farmer.


OSCAR G. HART and his wife Julia E. (Nichols) Hart, were born in New York, the former in Genesee County, May 6, 1838, the latter in Wayne County, New York, September 4, 1841. They were married in Hillsdale, Michigan, November 1, 1863. Their children are: Marion, born September 6, 1864; Milo, born June 12, 1866; William, born June 9, 1868; Cora, born February 14, 1870, and Ervin, born October 9, 1873. Preston and Sarah (Shoals) Hart, parents of Oscar G. were both natives of New York; the former resides in Fulton County, the latter died in Pennsylvania, December 24, 1860. William C. and Adaline Bennett Nichols, parents of Mrs. H. were also born in New York, the former in Genesee County, the latter in Steuben County. Mr. Nichols died in Michigan, January 29, 1862. Mrs. N. resides in Michigan. Mr. H. enlisted in the Union army, June 6, 1861 in Company H, 8th Regiment O.V.I., served seven months and was discharged on account of disability. He re-enlisted January 2, 1864 in Company M., 11th Michigan Cavalry, and was engaged in a good many skirmishes and a few battles. Mr. H. settled in Fulton County in 1868. Post-office, Morenci, Michigan. Business, farmer and miller, section 23.


HENRY WEAVER, son of James and Phoeba (Height) Weaver, the former of Michigan, the latter of New York, was born in Rochester, New York, October 26, 1824. He was married in Hillsdale County, Michigan, January 3, 1855, to Phoeba, daughter of William and Adaline (Bennett) Nichols of Michigan, who was born in New York, January 3, 1838. They have three children: Nathan, born October 13, 1855; William , born August 3, 1857; Adaline, born July 28, 1860. Mr. Weaver enlisted in Battery I, 1st Michigan Heavy Artillery, in August, 1862, was engaged in a number of battles, and received an honorable discharged at the close of his three years’ service. Mr. Weaver settled in Fulton County in 1867. Post-office, Morenci, Michigan. Business, farmer, section 24.

----- Original Message -----
From: Lynn Sabin
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 6:21 PM
Subject: Bennett Genealogy: Jerusha Bennett


A couple of weeks ago I was able to roll a genealogy expedition into a business trip – I spent two days in Bath, Steuben County, New York. While there, I found Jacob Bennett’s will abstract in the Steuben County Historian’s office. My transcribed version is given below. I believe this document answers the question of Jerusha Bennett-Sabin’s parentage. And now, if we can only eradicate the "Gerutia" misspelling that seems to proliferate in every corner of the Internet. It’s as though they are unacquainted with Jerusha’s grandmother or the Bible’s Jerusha -- wife of Uzziah, and mother of King Jotham (2 Kings 15:33) -- for whom the elder Jerusha was undoubtedly named.

I hope you find this information useful.

Lynn Sabin
Abstract of Wills and Administrations; Case No. 346, Book 5, Page 236; Steuben County Historian; Bath, New York; transcribed by Lynn Sabin

Name: Jacob Bennet
Township: Howard
Date of Will: 25 Jan 1851
Date of Death: 1 Dec 1851
Executors: Charlotte Bennet; Daniel N. Bennet; Philip Bennet
Witnesses: Alkali Bennet; Harriet M. Bennet

Wife: Charlotte Bennet

Land: Yes

Philip P. Bennet--son
Benjamin B. Bennet--son
Jacob B. Bennet--son
Comfort Bennet--son
Abraham Bennet--son
Daniel Bennet--son
John W.D.F. Bennet--son
Jeremiah Bennet--son--deceased
Isaac B. Bennet--son--deceased
Nancy Bennet--daughter
Deborah Bennett--daughter
Jerusha Bennett (Jerusha Sabin)--daughter
William Sabin--son-in-law
Betsey Gitchel (Betsey Bennet)--daughter
Mariah Winne (Mariah Bennet)--daughter
Daniel B. Winn--son-in-law
Adeline Nichols (Adeline Bennet)--daughter
William Nichols--son-in-law
Lewis Bennet--grandson--son of Jeremiah
Harvey Bennet--grandson--son of Jeremiah
Isaac B. Wells--grandson
Harris G. Wells--grandson
Jessie B. Wells--grandson
Haskel R. Wells--grandson
Helen L. Bennet--granddaughter--daughter of Isaac B.
Julia J. Bennet--granddaughter--daughter of Isaac B.
Rhoda Wells--granddaughter
Lydia M. Merril (Lydia M. Bennet)--granddaughter--daughter of Isaac B.
Otis N. Merril--husband of Lydia M.
Lydia Jane Babcock--granddaughter
Ross Babcock--husband of Lydia Jane
Eunice Farewell--granddaughter
Luke Farewell--husband of Eunice
Alkali Bennet--Niece [?]
Other: David McMaster--special guardian.
32. Jacob Bennett1 (Abraham-9, Abraham-8, James-7, Thomas-6, Hannah Wheeler-5, Thomas-4, Thomas-3, John-2, Obadiah-1) was born on 2 Jun 1772 in , , New Jersey. He died on 1 Dec 1851 in Towlesville, Howard, Steuben, New York. He was buried in Howard_Mt_Pleasant Cem, Howard, Steuben, New York. The Ancestral Lines of Chester Everts Howell, by Jessie Howell Finch, RD#1, Trumansburg, NY, US
Note: He was born in NJ (by tradition) & came from Orange Co NY to be an early settler of Howard, Steuben, NY, where He was buried. His will & the Surrogate papers with it name
16 children. by tradition the 1st 9-children were by his 1st wife, Julia Benjamin; next 2 by the second wife, Thankful Baker; last 5 by Charlotte Getchell.

Jacob Bennett and Julia Benjamin were married before 17 Sep 1795. Julia Benjamin1 was born ROUGHLY 1755. She died before 1802. Jacob Bennett and Julia Benjamin had the following children:

+45 i. Abraham Bennett 3rd (born on 7 Aug 1778).
+46 ii. Isaac Bennett (born about 1784).
+47 iii. Jerusha Bennett (born on 17 Sep 1795).
+48 iv. Benjamin B. Bennett (born in 1800).
+49 v. Maria Bennett.
+50 vi. Betsey Bennett.
+51 vii. Asenath Bennett.
+52 viii. John W. D. Fletcher .
+53 ix. Adaline Bennett.

Jacob Bennett and Thankful . Baker were married before 1822. Thankful . Baker1 (daughter of A. Baker Esq.) was born in 1813. She died on 6 Oct 1844. She was buried in Howard_Mt_Pleasant Cem, Howard, Steuben, New York.3 Prudence L. Baker Bennett w/o Jacob b. 1813 d. 06 Oct 1844 dau of A. Baker Jacob Bennett and Thankful . Baker had the following children:

+54 i. Jeremiah Bennett (born about 1823).

Jacob Bennett and Charlotte Gitchell {Mohawk Indian} were married before 1833. Charlotte Gitchell {Mohawk Indian}1 was born on 24 Nov 1793 in , Schoharie, New York.4 She appeared in the census in Jul 1860 in Howard, Steuben, New York.4 She died on 20 Apr 1877. She was buried in Howard_Mt_Pleasant Cem, Howard, Steuben, New York. She was Mohawk Indian. Note: Full blooded Mohawk Indian
Census: Jul 1860, Howard, Steuben, NY;Charlotte Bennett, no occupation; bp Schoharie Jacob Bennett and Charlotte Gitchell {Mohawk Indian} had the following children:

55 i. Comfort Bennett {Civil War}1 was born about 1830. He died in 1862 in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky. died in the Civil War LI: Howard Steuben Co NY
+56 ii. Nancy Bennett (born about 1833).
+57 iii. Daniel Bennett.
+58 iv. Deborah Bennett (born in 1836).
+59 v. Jacob B. Bennett (born unknown).