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Notes for Elizabeth "Betsy" Jane Bennett Cook

1820 - Elizabeth Jane born to Henry & Elenor Thompson Bennett

1820 census Shenango, Crawford Co., PA page 54A
Henery Bennett 310010-31110-01
1 male 26-44 (Henry, age 41)
1 male 10-15 (Samuel T, age 10-15)
3 males under 10 (Robert, age 6 & John, age 2 & William, age 0-8)
1 female 26-44 (Elenor, age 38)
1 female 16-25 (Polly, age 16)
1 female 10-15 (Anna, age 11)
3 females under 10 (Sarah, age 8, Unknown Daughter #2, age 1-7? & Elizabeth, age baby)
1 person engaged in agriculture

1830 census North Shenango, Crawford Co, PA page 89
Henry Bennet
1 male 50-60 (Henry, age 51)
1 male 20-29 (Samuel T, age 20-25)
1 male 15-19 (Robert, age 16)
1 male 10-14 (John, age 12)
1 male 5-9 (William, age 9? He should be 10-19 OR possibly Henry Jr, age 5-9??)
1 female 40-50 (Elenor, age 48)
1 female 15-19 (Sarah, age 18)
1 female 5-9 (Elizabeth, age 9)

1840 North Shenango, Crawford Co, PA page 256
Henry Bennett
1 male 60-70 (Henry, age 51)
1 male 20-29 (Robert, age 26)
1 female 50-60 (Elenor, age 58)
1 female 20-29 (Elizabeth, age 20)
On same page is Samuel T. Bennett, William P. & John C. Bennett. William P & John C both age 20-29. Samuel J has male age 80-90 and also male 30-40.

1850 census North Shenango, Crawford Co., Penn
#62
William Reid, age 49, b. PA
Sarah, age 40, b. PA
William, age 19, b. PA
Matilda, age 18, b. PA
Zenas, male, age 16, b. PA
Robert, age 14, b. PA
Mary, age 12, b. PA
Margaret, age 10, b. PA
Sarah, age 8, b. PA
James, age 6, b. PA
Nancy, age 4, b. PA
Victoria 2, b. PA
Elizabeth Cook, age 30, b. PA
Perry, age 8, b. PA
Wealthy, female, age 6, b. PA

There is also another Elizabeth Cook, same age, living in Crawford Co., PA
1850 census South Shenango, Crawford, Pennsylvania Page: 242 October 22, 1850
#195
Aaron H Cook, age 37, b. PA
Elizabeth, age 29, b. PA
Caroline E., age 15, b. PA
Mary Jane, age 13, b. PA
Roselia, age 5 months, b. PA

December 1, 1856 - Henry wrote his will. He named as heirs (named in will in this order):
Grandchildren:
John F. Bennett
William R. Bennett
Jane E. Bennett
Daughters:
Polly Williams
Sarah C. Reed
Ann McNally
Betsy Jane Cook
Grandson William P. Bennett
Sons:
Robert N. Bennett
John C. Bennett

1860 census Coldwater, Branch Co., MI
#428/441
Henry Cook, age 44, Butcher, b. PA
Elizabeth J, age 40, b. PA
Wm, age 18, b. PA
Wealthy A., female, age 15, b. PA
George, age 9, b. PA
Andrew, age 1, b. Michigan
On Ancestry.com index as Denny Cook

1870 census Coldwater, Branch Co., MI
#142/138
Henry Cook, age 54, Butcher, b. PA
Jane, age 50, Keeping house, b. PA
George, age 19, Laborer, b. PA
Andrew, age 12, b. Michigan
#142/139
Wm P. Cook, age 29, Butcher, b. PA
Celesta, age 21, Keeping house, b. Michigan
Jesse B., male, age 2, b. Michigan
Carrie Burns, age 17, House Work, b. New York
Next door to William Burns, age 56 from NY. Also in same household(? #142/137) is Eliza Hinkley, age 34, with child Clinton B., age 4, both born Michigan)

1880 United States Census 1st Ward, Coldwater, Branch, Michigan Page Number 559D
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Henry COOK Self M Male W 64 PA Carpenter PA PA
Jane COOK Wife M Female W 60 PA Keeping House PA PA

1900 census Coldwater, Branch Co., Michigan
158 Monroe Street #68/80
John C., Hall, head, May 1826, age 74, md 52 yrs, NY/NY/NY, No occupation listed
Weltha A., wife, Mar 1823, age 77, md 52 yrs, 4 births, 4 surviving, PA/NY/PA
Jane Cook, Boarder, April 1820, age 80, widowed, 4 births 3 surviving, PA/PA/Ireland
Wealthy is daughter of Emmor & Polly Bennett Williams. Jane Cook is Elizabeth Jane Bennett Cook, daughter of Henry & Elenor Thompson Bennett, and most likely Wealthy's aunt and Polly's sister, even though she and Wealthy are close in age.

Branch Co., Michigan Death Certificate #1533
Jane Cook
Date of death - January 28, 1908 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
Age - 87 yrs, 9 months, 22 days
Born in Pennsylvania, parents unknown
Cause of death - Senile decay
Occupation - housewife
Marital status - widowed
Date of record - Feb 21, 1908

1910 - I do not find Elizabeth Jane in Branch Co., MI or anywhere else on the ancestry.com index for this year. Wealthy Ann (Williams) Hall is widowed and living with married daughter David & Ophelia Bartlett.

USA SURNAMES 1600-1940
Entries: 14992 Updated: Tue Nov 25 20:19:06 2003 Contact: Linda Hansen
ID: I04022
Name: Elizabeth Jane BENNETT
Sex: F
ALIA: /Betsy/
Birth: 1821 in Crawford Co., PA
_FA1: named in Grandfather William's will
Note: Or Name is Jane Elizabeth
Father: Henry BENNETT b: ABT. 1778
Mother: Elinor Thompson CLINE b: ABT. 1780 in Ireland
Marriage 1 Aaron COOK b: ABT. 1821