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Notes for Comfort Bennett

The Familes of Jacob Bennett

1840 census Howard, Steuben Co., NY
Jacob Bennett
0120000010000-1100001
1 male 60-70 (Jacob, age 68)
1 male 10-15 (Comfort, age 10)
1 male 5-10 (Philip, age 5)
1 female 40-50 (Charlotte, age 46)
1 female 5-10 (Nancy, age 7)
1 female under 5 (Deborah, age 3)
J. F. Bennett (John Fletcher Bennett)
1 male 20-30 (John Fletcher, age 29)
1 female 20-30 (Anna, age 23)

1850 census Howard, Steuben Co., NY
#168/169
Comfort Bennet, age 21, Farmer, b. NY
In household of Solon & Mariette Ingalls

1860 census Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio
#460/468
Cyrus Rider, age 37, Farmer, b. OH
Angeline Rider, age 30, b. OH
Henry C Rider, age 6, b. OH
Eliza M Rider, age 5, b. OH
Carrie M Rider, age 3, b. OH
Comfort Bennett, age 30, Farming, b. NY

Comfort Bennett died on March 14, 1862 in Ashland, Kentucky while serving in the Civil War. He is listed as being honored with "Distinguished Service" in the American Civil War Records on www.ancestry.com.

----- Original Message -----
From: Lynn Sabin
To: karinorthup@comcast.net
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 6:21 PM
Subject: Bennett Genealogy: Jerusha Bennett

Kari,

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

http://www.sabin-clary.com
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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

Heirs:
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.

Civil War Service Records Record
about Comfort Bennett
Name: Comfort Bennett
Company: A
Unit: 42 Ohio Infantry.
Rank - Induction: Private
Rank - Discharge: Private
Allegiance: Union

www.ancestry.com
American Civil War Soldiers Record
about Comfort Bennett
Name: Comfort Bennett ,
Enlistment Date: 20 September 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Ohio
Unit Numbers: 1872 1872
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 20 September 1861 at the age of 32
Enlisted in Company A, 42nd Infantry Regiment Ohio on 25 September 1861.
Died Company A, 42nd Infantry Regiment Ohio on 14 March 1862 in Ashland, KY

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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).