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Notes for John Bennett

The Family of Abraham Bennett & Jerusha Wanzer

John Bennett was born April 04, 1786 in Warwick, Orange Co., NY

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 9-15, Abraham, age 12, Comfort, age 9 & John, age 4)
6 Free white females (Jerusha, age 40, Rhoda, age 10-20, Mary, age 6, Deborah, age 1, and 2 unknown daughters #1&2??)

1800 census Warwick, Orange Co., NY
Jerusha Bennett
2 males 16-25 (Abraham, age 22, & Comfort, age 19)
1 male 10-15 (John, age 14)
2 males under 10 (Daniel, age 7 & unknown son #2??)
1 female 45+ (Jerusha, age 50)
1 female 26-44 (Rhoda, age 20-30)
2 females 16-25 (Mary, age 16 & unknown daughter #2, age 16-25)
1 female 10-15 (Deborah, age 11)
2 females under 10 (Nancy, age 9 & Jerusha, age 5)

John Bennett married Sarah "Sally" Rockwell about 1807. Sally had daughter Milla Atwood from first marriage.

December 18, 1809 - son Comfort born

1810 census Elmira, Tioga Co., NY
John Bennight
1 male 16-26 (John, age 24)
1 male under 10 (Comfort, age 1)
1 female 16-26 (Sally, age 24)

abt 1811 - daughter Jerusha born
abt 1815 - son Thomas born
abt 1810-1820 - daughter Deborah born

1820 census Elmira, Tioga Co., NY
John Bennet
1 male 26-45 (John, age 34)
1 male 10-16 (Comfort, age 11)
3 males under 10 (Thomas, age 5 & 2 unknown sons??)
1 female 26-45 (Sally, age 34)
1 female 10-16 (Milla Atwood, age 14)
2 females under 10 (Jerusha, age 9 & Deborah, age 0-10)

June 1820 - son Josiah born
March 15, 1823 - daughter Hannah born

1830 census Big Flats, Tioga Co., NY
John Bennett
1 male 40-50 (John, age 44)
1 male 20-30 (Comfort, age 21)
2 males 10-15 (Thomas, age 15 & unknown son?)
1 male 5-10 (Josiah, age 10)
1 female 40-50 (Sally, age 44)
1 female 15-20 (Jerusha, age 19 OR Deborah, age 10-20)
1 female 5-10 (Hannah, age 7)

abt 1830 - son Miles born
July 12, 1830 - son Elias S. born

John Bennett died February 8, 1837 in Big Flats,Chemung Co, NY.
61. JOHN7 BENNETT (ABRAHAM6, ABRAHAM5, JAMES4, THOMAS3, JAMES2, NICHOLAS1) was born April 4, 1786 in Orange Co, NY, and died February 8, 1837 in Big Flats,Chemung Co, NY. He married SALLY ROCKWELL Aft. 1814, daughter of JONATHAN ROCKWELL and HANNAH BENNETT. She was born April 4, 1786, and died November 29, 1849.

"John Bennett, son of Abraham and Jerusha Bennett was born 4 April 1786 in Orange County, NY, and died 8 Feb 1837 in Big Flats, NY. His wife was Sally Rockwell, the widow Atwood, the daughter of Jonathan Rockwell. She was born on the same day as was John Bennett and died 29 Nov 1849. John's will & Surrogate papers with other records show these children:

Comfort given part of the farm owned "by my brother Comfort and myself."
Jerusha wife of Edmund Brace of Penna.
Deborah wife of Phillip Reiser (or Reeser)
Thomas b May 1815 d Aug 1881 m Sybil Spencer who d 1846
Elias, a minor in 1837
Josiah b June 1820 married Harriet Edminster
Hannah b 15 March 1823 was married before 7 Feb 1838.

Harvey M. Delaney replaced a guardian (Henry Miller) appointed in 1837 Miles
Covell Bennett the youngest son.

In John's will, Milla Atwood "daughter of my wife" and Horace Pound were
left money due from the Atwood farm by the will of the grandfather, Benjamin

End of quote.

Sally Rockwell married first, Benjamin Atwood Jr., s/o of Benjamin and
Deborah (Moshier) Atwood. They had a daughter Milla Atwood. She married
second, John Bennett.

Burial: Sing Sing Ceme also known as Pioneer Ceme Big Flats, Chemung Co, NY
Residence: Chemung Co, NY

Before and after married dates were used to keep the marriages in order since I do not know what those dates are I used the birth of one of the children, until marriage dates can be found and entered. Information on the this line is from Richard Allen

Widowed: Unknown, Mr Benjamin Atwood Died

Children are listed above under (53) Sally Rockwell.

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ID: I11499
Name: John BENNETT
Sex: M
Birth: 4 APR 1786 in Orange Co., NY
Death: 8 FEB 1837 in Big Flats, NY
From: "Carol Bennett" <>
Subject: [PABRADFO] John Bennett
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 08:31:53 -0800

Hello Everyone,

I am researching the family of John BENNETT. He was the son of Abraham
Bennett & Jerusha WANZER. He was born 4 April 1786 in Orange County, New
York & died 8 February 1837 in Big Flats, Chemung County. He married Sally
ROCKWELL. They had several children & one of them was my husbands
gggrandfather Elias, born 12 July 1827 in Chemung County. As I understand it
the Bennett's lived in the Big Flats area for many years.

Does any of this information ring any bells for anyone? I am willing to
share what information that I have.

Carol Ann Vian Bennett in Metaline Falls, Washington
WHY I'M PROUD OF BIG FLATS & Other Articles About It's History
By Marion E. Rhodes

Abram, John, and Comfort Bennitt were some of the early pioneers inthe town of Big Flats. They were all farmers. Abram's land was bounded on the east by Sing Sing Rd, on the south by Maple St., on the west by Robert Miller's land and on the north by the Chemung Canal. Abram had eight children. Telman, his oldest son, bought the farm that Rowland and Clara Farr now own. Miles C. Bennitt, a cousin, bought the farm from Telman. John, one of Abram's brothers, owned the farm where James Wells now lives. Miles was one of John Bennitt's eight children, but he was the only one who remained in Big Flats. Abraham Bennitt, the father of the three brothers died when Comfort was 8 years old and the boys came to Big Flats when Comfort war 18 years old. They found work on farms doing carpentry work.

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

Marriage 1 Sally ROCKWELL b: 4 APR 1786 in same day as husband
Thomas BENNETT b: MAY 1815
Elias BENNETT b: BEF. 1819
Josiah BENNETT b: JUN 1820
Hannah BENNETT b: 15 MAR 1823
Miles Covell BENNETT

Database: susan_austin
Individual: I11499
bonnie aldrich 2004-08-25 19:06:19
in re; John Bennett,son of Abraham Bennett Jr. aand Sally Rockwell b14Apr1786; John Bennett died age 51 yr.bur. at Sin Sing Cemetery,the former Baptist graveyard in Big Flats twp.,Chemung co.,NY. Did you know that John and his wife Sally were first cousins? John's father Abraham Bennett Jr. was a brother of Hannah Bennett,Sally's mother who was married to Jonathan Rockwell. Have you searched the Ny genweb State's project ny Chemung co.? I am also possibly a direct line from Abraham Bennett and Silence hickok,John's grandfather. My maiden name is Bennett. I am usually very busy if you E-mail do not expect a quick reply. hope this helps. Bonnie
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ID: I10019
Name: John BENNETT
Given Name: John
Surname: Bennett
Sex: M
_UID: 07997EA337F9A348A072E91AF09D26E2869A
Change Date: 12 Feb 2003
Birth: 4 APR 1786 in Warwick, Orange Co., NY 1
Death: 8 FEB 1837 in Big Flats, Chemung Co., NY
Note: He is buried in Sing Sing Cemetery also known as Pioneer Cemetery. 2

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

Marriage 1 Abigail HASTINGS

Marriage 2 Sarah "Sally" ROCKWELL b: 4 APR 1786
Married: BEF 1808
Deborah BENNETT b: ABT 1808 in Chemung Co., NY
Comfort BENNETT b: 18 DEC 1809 in Chemung Co., NY
Jerusha BENNETT b: ABT 1811 in Chemung Co., NY
Miles Covell BENNETT b: ABT 1813 in Chemung Co., NY
Thomas BENNETT b: MAY 1815 in Chemung Co., NY
Josiah BENNETT b: JUN 1820 in Chemung Co., NY
Hannah BENNETT b: 15 MAR 1823 in Chemung Co., NY
Elias S. BENNETT b: 12 JUL 1827 in Chemung Co., NY

Abbrev: Bea Daggett
Title: Bea Daggett>
Page: email 16 Jul 1999
Abbrev: Bea Daggett
Title: Bea Daggett>
John Bennett.b.1768 Orange Co. d.1837 Big Flats,NY
|...|...|...|...|...|m.Sally Rockwell
|...|...|...|...|...|...Jonathon Rockwell Bennett b.1786
|...|...|...|...|...|...Thomas Bennett b.1815
|...|...|...|...|...|...Josiah Bennett b.1820
|...|...|...|...|...|...Comfort Bennett
|...|...|...|...|...|...Deborah Bennett
|...|...|...|...|...|...Elias Bennett
|...|...|...|...|...|...Hannah Bennett
|...|...|...|...|...|...Jerusha Bennett
|...|...|...|...|...|...Miles Covell Bennett
Bennitt, John a brother of Comfort and father of Josiah Bennitt, was born in Orange County, N. Y; April 4, 1786. His wife was born on the same date and in the same county. He married Sarah Rockwell, who btr6 him eight children: Comfort, Jerpsha, and Deborah. Thomas, Elias, Josiah, Hannah, and Miles, Josiah, jr., born in Big Flats, is a retired farmer and owns 700 acres of land. . He married, February. 20, 1845, Harriet Edminister was of his native town, and they have two children, Sarah J. and Georgiana. Sarah J. married John McNish of Horseheads, April 11, 1867, and has one son, born October 26, 1878. September 28, 1873~ Georgians married Collins L. Hathaway.
Sing Sing Cemetery, Pioneer Cemetery, Big Flats Township, Chemung County, New York
BENNETT ABRAHAM 3/7/1854 75y & 7m (7 or 8/1778)
BENNETT PEGGY 4/10/1839 57y 5m 20d wife of Abraham Bennet (b. 10/20/1781)
BENNETT JOHN 2/8/1837 51y (b. 4/4/1786 in Orange County, New York)
BENNITT ELIZABETH 11/18/1844 28y 11m 15d wife of Daniel Bennitt (b. 12/3/1815)
BENNITT CHESTER 1/31/1833 8y & 8m son of Comfort & Abagail Bennitt (b. 4 or 5/ 1824)
BENNITT MARY 2/22/1841 6y 1m 2d daughter of Comfort & Abagail Bennitt (b. 1/20/1835) (note unusual spelling of mother's first name.)
BENNITT COMFORT 8/7/1844 34y 7m 20d (son of John Bennitt) (b. 12/18/1809)
BENNITT ABRAM JOSEPH 11/2/1839 1y & 2m son of Nelson H. & Harriet D. Bennitt (b. 8 or 9/1838) (A small marker stone set deep in the ground.)
Will of John Bennett
occupation - farmer
Will written - Feb 3, 1835
Probated - March 10, 1837
Mentions - wife Sarah Bennett; daughters Deborah Reiser, Hannah Bennett, Jerusha Brace; daughter of my wife Milla Atwood; Horace Pound and his grandfather Benjamin Atwood; sons Miles Covel Bennett, Josiah Bennett, Comfort Bennett, Thomas Bennett, Elias Bennett
Executors - Comfort Bennett, Frederick Wolcott
Witnesses - John Jackson, Joseph Perke, Samuel Hall