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The Family of Abraham Bennett & Jerusha Wanzer

----- Original Message -----
From: Kari Northup
To: Beth Christy
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2004 5:06 PM
Subject: Benjamin Bennett & Susan McConnell

Hi Beth,

I am trying to make a family page on my website for Abraham & Jerusha Wanzer. I'm trying to find them and all of their children on as many census records as possible, and trying to sort out the info that is on the internet to see if it makes sense. :o) I have some questions that maybe you can answer.

I am looking at Benjamin and trying to figure out an approximate age for him as there doesn't seem to be one listed anyplace. Here is what I have so far:

His first child that I know of was born in 1799, so I don't think he was born after 1780. There is some confusion about when Abraham & Jerusha married, but several sites say 1770, so for now I am going with that date and figuring he was born 1770-1780.

I think I am 99% sure that he is the older Benjamin Bennett who is in Howard, Steuben Co., NY in 1820. The numbers seem to fit ages of his children, and his mother was living there that year along with his brothers Jacob & Daniel & his sister Jerusha Bennet Sabin. At that time I assume he was the older of the 2 males in the household who were age 26-45 (born 1775-1794). So that narrows down his birth year to 1775-1780. His wife Susan McConnell is older than him if the census taker didn't make any errors - she was age 45+ so was born 1775 or earlier. With first child born in 1799 I am guessing she was born 1770-1775. Here are the census records I have so far:

1790 census Warwick, Orange Co., NY
Abraham Bennet
3 Free white males 16 & older (Abraham, age 48, Jacob, age 18 & unknown son #1, age 16-20??)
4 Free white males under 16 yrs (Benjamin age 10-15, Abraham, age 12, Comfort, age 9 & John, age 4)
6 Free white females (Jerusha, age 40, Rhoda, age 20, Mary, age 6, Deborah, age 1, and 2 unknown daughters #1&2??)

Benjamin married Susan McConnell about 1798, probably in Orange Co., NY

1799 - daughter Mary born

1800 census - age 20-25
Susan's father is in Warwick, Orange Co., NY with persons in household who could be Benjamin & Susan, but not their daughter Mary. Benjamin's widowed mother also in Warwick, but can't find Benjamin.

1801 - Benjamin's mother moved to Tioga Co., NY. Did Benjamin go??

1800 - son Abram born
1802 - son Philip born in Warwick, Orange Co., NY
1804-1810 - daughter Emeline born
1804-1810 - unknown daughter born
1806 - son Carius born

Moved to Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY about 1807

1810 census Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY
1 nake 26-44 (Benjamin, age 30-35)
1 male 10-15 (Abram, age 10)
2 males under 10 (Philip, age 8 & Carius, age 4)
1 female 26-44 (Susan, age 35-40)
1 female 16-25 (??)
1 female 10-15 (Mary, age 11)
1 female under 10 (Emeline, age 0-6)
Living next to Charles McConnell. On same page as Thomas & Jacob Bennett. The numbers fit really well for this to be Benjamin, but in 1800 there is a Solomon & a James Bennett that are heads of households in Canisteo that I'm not sure who they are.

The town of Howard was formed from part of Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY in 1812

1812 - daughter Ermina born
1814 - son Edward born

1820 census Howard, Steuben Co., NY
Benjamin Bennett
110220-12001-04
2 males 26-45 (Benjamin, age 40-45)
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 45-50)
2 females 10-16 (Emeline, age 10-16 & unknown daughter??)
1 female under 10 (Ermina, age 8)
4 persons engaged in agriculture

Benjamin died in Howard, Steuben Co., NY. He is buried in the Howard Cemetery there.

Please look over and see what you think. Got to go, my daughter is in marching band and we have a football game tonight

Kari

Bennett, Benjamin
State: New York
County: ORANGE
Locale: CHEESECOCHES
Series: M32
Roll: 21
Part: 1
Page: 384

1820 census Howard, Steuben Co., NY
Sheet 1
*****Mrs. Jerusha Bennett
000000-01002
2 females 45+ (Jerusha, age 70 & daughter??)
1 female 10-16 (granddaughter??)
*****Daniel N. Bennett
100010-00200
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)
000010-00100-01
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)
100110-00100-02
1 male male 26-45 (Isaac, age 26)
1 male 16-25 (??)
1 male under 10 (Unknown son?)
1 female 16-26 (Lydia, age 16-26)
2 persons engaged in agriculture
*****Jacob Bennett
300001-11111-01
1 male 45+ (Jacob, age 48)
3 males under 10 (?? Should have Asnath, age 15 & John, age ??)
1 female 45+ (Julia, age 47)
1 female 26-45
1 female 16-25 (Maria, age 17)
1 female 10-16 (Betsey, age 10-16?)
1 female under 10 (Adeline, age 8)
1 person engaged in agriculture
*****Benjamin Bennett Jr. (son of Jacob Bennett, grandson of Jerusha)
000100-00100-01
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)
100100-00100-01
1 male 16-26
1 male under 10
1 female 16-26
1 person engaged in agriculture
*****Benjamin Bennett
110220-12001-04
2 males 26-45 (Benjamin, age )
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 38??)
2 females 10-16 (Emeline, age 10-16 & unknown daughter??)
1 female under 10 (Ermina, age 8)
4 persons engaged in agriculture

1830 - ???

----- Original Message -----
From: Beth Christy <bethchristy56@hotmail.com>
To: <KNorthup@home.com>
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 10:21 PM
Subject: Bennett

> Hello,
>
> I checked out your rootsweb site, you have a great amount of information! Filled in some of my blanks.
>
> My line is through Benjamin Bennett & Susan McConnell, Deborah Bennett Breese's brother.
>
> If you are interested in any info I have, let me know. I have it on the myfamily site, but will send it to you by mail or email if needed.
>
> Thanks for the help,
>
> Beth

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nysteube/guy/pg8.html
History of the Settlement of Steuben County, New York by: Guy McMasters [1853]
CHAPTER VII
HOWARD.
Abraham Johnston settled in 1806 where Richard Towle now lives, about the same time, Samuel Baker settled where J. Rice now lives, and Reuben Smith, Abraham Smith and Abel Bullard, settled on the road between Goff’s Mills and the old Turnpike, near the old State Road. Jacob, Benjamin and Daniel N. Bennett, settled in 1807, or about that time, on what is yet called Bennett’s Flatts, Job. B. Rathbun, with three of his brothers, in the Rathbun settlement, in 1808 or 1809. William Allen and David Smith, in the Pond settlement in 1810 or ‘11, and Capt. Joel Rice and Esq. Israel Baldwin in 1811 or ‘12. Major Thomas Bennett settled on the old turnpike about six miles east of Hornellsville, toward 1808. William Goff, Esq., came in in 1812.

www.ancestry.com
Ancestors of Susan Rockwell Austin
Entries: 13350 Updated: Sat Sep 30 02:24:41 2000 Contact: Susan Austin
ID: I11498
Name: Benjamin BENNETT
Sex: M
Death: in Howard Cem.

Father: Abraham BENNETT , Jr. b: APR 1742 in Ridgefield, CT
Mother: Jerusha WANZER b: 1750 in Frederickstown, NY

Marriage 1 Susan MCCONNELL
Children
Mary BENNETT
Abram BENNETT
Philip BENNETT b: 1802
Carius BENNETT
Edward N. BENNETT b: ABT. 1814
Ermina BENNETT
Emeline BENNETT

Charlotte's Web
Entries: 24293 Updated: 2004-09-18 22:29:12 UTC (Sat) Contact: Charlotte Brennan Home Page: Charlotte's Web

ID: I11644
Name: Benjamin BENNETT
Given Name: Benjamin
Surname: Bennett
Sex: M
_UID: 8FA7117D9DEDD840874FE0C3509A9943A52E
Change Date: 12 Feb 2003
Death: Y

Father: Abraham BENNETT b: 1742 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT
Mother: Jerusha WANZER b: 1750 in Fredrickstown, , NY

Marriage 1 Susan MCCONNELL
Married: 1
Children
Mary BENNETT b: 1799
Abram, BENNETT b: 1800
Phillip BENNETT b: 1802 in Warwick, Orange Co., NY
Carius BENNETT b: 1806
Edward N. BENNETT b: 1814 OR 1815
Irmina BENNETT b: 1812
Emeline BENNETT

Sources:
Abbrev: Bea Daggett
Title: Bea Daggett
Note:
http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/d/a/g/Beatrice-A-Daggett/
Text: www.familytreemaker.com/users/d/a/g/Beatrice-A-Daggett

www.ancestry.com
Grafted Branches
Entries: 825 Updated: Fri Feb 27 22:46:26 2004 Contact: Beth Christy
ID: I527539114
Name: Benjamin BENNETT
Given Name: Benjamin
Surname: Bennett
Sex: M
Birth: Abt. 1766
Death: in Howard, Steuben, NY

Father: Abraham BENNETT, JR. b: April 1742 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT
Mother: Jerusha WANZER b: 1750 in Fredrickstown, NY

Marriage 1 Susan MCCONNELL b: Abt. 1770
Children
Phillip BENNETT b: 1802 in Warwick, Orange, NY

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/a/g/Beatrice-A-Daggett/GENE43-0014.html
35. ABRAHAM6 BENNETT, JR (ABRAHAM5, JAMES4, THOMAS3, JAMES2, NICHOLAS1) was born April 1742 in Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT, and died Bef. September 14, 1789 in Warwick, Orange county, NY. He married JERUSHA WANZER 1765 in Orange Co, NY, daughter of THOMAS WANZER. She was born 1750 in Fredrickstown, Wayne Co, NY, and died October 10, 1839 in Big Flats.

More About ABRAHAM BENNETT, JR:
Military service: He served in the same military company as his father in the Revolution
Will: September 14, 1795, Goshen, NY Libre B, pg 96

Notes for JERUSHA WANZER:

sons lived and farmed in Chemung and Steuben Co, NY

More About JERUSHA WANZER:
Bought land: 1805, from James & Hannah Rockwell
Came to: 1801, Big Flats

Children of ABRAHAM BENNETT and JERUSHA WANZER are:
55. i. BENJAMIN7 BENNETT.
ii. JERUSHA BENNETT.
56. iii. RHODA BENNETT.
57. iv. JACOB BENNETT, b. June 3, 1772, New Jersey; d. December 1, 1851, Howard, Steuben County, NY.
58. v. ABRAHAM BENNETT, LLL, b. August 7, 1778, Orange Co, NY; d. March 25, 1851, Near Big Flats, Town of Corning, Stueben Co,NY.
59. vi. COMFORT BENNETT, b. January 18, 1781, Warwick, Orange Co, NY; d. August 12, 1864, Horseheads, Chemung Co, NY.
60. vii. MARY BENNETT, b. March 18, 1784, Basking Ridge, Somerset, NJ; d. March 14, 1850.
61. viii. JOHN BENNETT, b. April 4, 1786, Orange Co, NY; d. February 8, 1837, Big Flats,Chemung Co, NY.
62. ix. DEBORAH BENNETT, b. April 9, 1789; d. September 8, 1838, Canandaigua, Lenawee Co, MI.
63. x. NANCY BENNETT, b. August 26, 1791, Chemung Co, NY; d. January 1, 1889, Horseheaads,Chemung Co, Ny.
64. xi. DANIEL NILES BENNETT, b. October 27, 1793, Warwick, Orange Co., NY; d. June 8, 1875, Howard, Steuben Co, NY.

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/a/g/Beatrice-A-Daggett/GENE43-0020.html#CHILD55
55. BENJAMIN7 BENNETT (ABRAHAM6, ABRAHAM5, JAMES4, THOMAS3, JAMES2, NICHOLAS1) He married SUSAN MCCONNELL.

Notes for BENJAMIN BENNETT:
Rumor says that there was a cemetery in one of the farm fields. Some call it the Bennett cemetery and some call it the McConnel Cemetery. Possibly He and Susan were buried in this cemetery. It was said that new owners took over the farm and plowed up the cemetery.

More About BENJAMIN BENNETT:
Moved to: Bet. 1810 - 1811, Steuben Co, NY

Children of BENJAMIN BENNETT and SUSAN MCCONNELL are:
i. MARY8 BENNETT, m. DELAVAN DOLEBY.
ii. ABRAM BENNETT, m. ELMIRA BURLISON.
Notes for ABRAM BENNETT: had 1 child

108. iii. PHILIP BENNETT, b. 1802, Warwick, Orange Co, NY; d. September 15, 1868, Howard,Steuben, NY.
iv. CARIUS BENNETT, m. NANCY HASKINS.
Notes for CARIUS BENNETT: Had 5 children

v. EDWARD N BENNETT, b. Abt. 1815; d. February 2, 1854; m. CLARISSA DOLLY.
vi. IRMINA BENNETT, m. JEDEDEAH STEVENS.
Notes for IRMINA BENNETT: Had 9 children

vii. EMELINE BENNETT, m. CALVIN GRAVES.
Notes for EMELINE BENNETT: Had 5 children

http://home.earthlink.net/~graveslane/bennetts.htm
Benjamin Bennett b.1780 d.aft 1825 Howard, Steuben NY
|...|...|...|...|...|m.1798 Susan McConnell b.1780 d.aft.1825
|...|...|...|...|...|...Emeline b.1798 m.1829 Calvin Graves
|...|...|...|...|...|...Mary Bennett b.1799 m.~1820 Delevon Doleby
|...|...|...|...|...|...Abram Bennett b.1800
|...|...|...|...|...|...|m.1825 Elmira Burleson
|...|...|...|...|...|...Phillip Bennett b.1802 Warwick NY d.1868 Howard Steuben Co.NY
|...|...|...|...|...|...|m.1832 Howard NY Mary Alma Alden b.1802 Great Bend PA d.1907 Howard Steuben Co.NY
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Horace Bennett b.1841 Howard NY
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|m.(1)1860 Adrian NY Mary Annette Hannahs b.1840 NY
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Mott Bennett b.1861 Howard NY
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Sarah Bennett b.1863 Howard NY
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Floyd Dorr Bennett b.1870 Howard NY d.1946 Hornell NY
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|m.1899 Isadora Belona Beckwith b.1874 Bath NY
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...9...Eileen Marie Bennett b.1900 Howard NY
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Collins Dorr Bennett b. 1904 Howard NY
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Horace Neil Bennett b. 1905 Howard NY
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|m.1928 Hornell NY Thelma Stevens
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...William Floyd Bennett b.1930 Hornell NY d.1997
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Kay Francis Bennett
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Eldon Ross Bennett b.1909 Howard NY d.1989
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|m.Gladys Lucille Heidenreich
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Carol Ann Bennett b.1939
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Mary Annette Bennett b.1912 Howard NY
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|m.(2) 1909 Leah Smith Howard NY
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Benjamin N Bennett b.1836/7 Howard NY
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|m.Gertrude van Dusen
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Jennie Bennett b.1863
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Emma Bennett
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Sarah Bennett b.1844
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Ira Bennett b.1845 d.1929
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|m.Elizabeth van Wie
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Suzie W Bennett b.1872
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Ed? Bennett b.1881
|...|...|...|...|...|...Carius Bennett b.1806
|...|...|...|...|...|...|m.~1830 Nancy Haskins
|...|...|...|...|...|...Ermina Bennett b.1812 m.~1834 Jedediah Stevens, 8 children
|...|...|...|...|...|...Edward N Bennett b.1814 d.1854
|...|...|...|...|...|...|m.1840 Clarissa Doleby b.1798! d.1869
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...Helen Bennett b.1842 d.1853 age 9
|...|...|...|...|...|...|...John Bennett b.1847 d.1850 age 3