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Notes for Robert W. 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 4 & 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 14)
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 24)
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.

1850 census North Shenango, Crawford Co, PA page 457
Robert N Bennett, age 36, farmer, b. PA (age should be 34)
Catharine, age 26, b. PA
Mary, age 9, b. PA
George, age 7, b. PA
Harriett, age 4, b. PA
Ellen, age 2, b. PA
Henry Bennett, age 71, farmer, b. PA
Elenor, age 68, b. Ireland
John, age 15, b. PA
William, age 13, b. PA
Jane, age 8, b. PA
Elizabeth, age 6, b. PA
4 children in household are children of William Perry Bennett & grandchildren of Henry & Elenor

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

1860 census North Shenango, Crawford Co., PA
Robert W. Bennet, age 43, farmer, b. PA
Catharine, age 40, b. PA
Mary, age 18, b. PA
George, age 16, b. PA
Harriette, age 14, b. PA
Sarah, age 9, b. PA
Ida M., age 2, b. PA

1870 census North Shenango, Crawford Co., PA
Edward Mullen, age 59, farmer, b. Ireland
Jane, age 27, keeping house, b. PA
Nancy, age 10, b. PA
Albert Bennett, age 5, b. PA
Jas Welch, age 11, b. PA
Wm P. Bennett, age 32, farmer, b. PA
Mary, age 31, keeping house, b. PA
Leo D., age 6, b. PA
Gertrude, age 4, b. PA
Minnie, age 2, b. PA
Robt Bennett, age 54, at home, b. PA
Catharine, age 52, keeping house, b. PA
Catherine, age19, at home, b. PA
Ida M., age 12, b. PA
Thos Elliot, age 24, farm hand, b. PA

Robert died in 1871

Tombstone in Espyville Cemetery (all names & dates on one stone)
Robert W. Bennett, 1816-1871
Catharine C. Bennett, 1819-1911
George O. Bennett, their son, 1843-1868

1880 census North Shenango, Crawford Co., Pa
Catherine Bennette, age 60, widowed, keeping house, PA/NJ/PA
Directory of Crawford County, 1871-72
North Shenango Township
Espyville P.O.
Bennett Jas, farmer
Bennett Robt, fanner
Bennett David A, farmer
Bennett Rev T S, M E church
Bennett Jas P, farmer
Bennett W P, farmer
Bennett R W, farmer
Bennett John, laborer
Bennett W P, laborer

USA SURNAMES 1600-1940
Entries: 14992 Updated: Tue Nov 25 20:19:06 2003 Contact: Linda Hansen
ID: I04748
Name: Robert N. BENNETT
Sex: M
Birth: 1816 in Crawford Co., PA
Death: 1871 in S. Shenango Twp., Crawford, PA
_FA2: Owned 56 acres at time of death
Burial: Espyville, Crawford, PA
Event: Fact 1 Or Robert W. Bennett

Father: Henry BENNETT b: ABT. 1778
Mother: Elinor Thompson CLINE b: ABT. 1780 in Ireland
Marriage 1 Catherine C. b: 1819
Married: in Crawford Co., PA
Mary T. BENNETT b: 1841 in Crawford Co., PA
George O. BENNETT b: 1843 in Crawford Co., PA
Harriet R. BENNETT b: 1845 in Crawford Co., PA
Sarah Ellen BENNETT b: 1848 in Crawford Co., PA
Catherine C. BENNETT b: 1851 in Crawford Co., PA
Ida M. BENNETT b: 1858 in Crawford Co., PA

From: Tom & Janet Adams []
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 6:03 PM
To: Kari Northup
Subject: Re: Samuel T & Anna


I found the following death record for "Mary P. Lewis": died 28 Nov 1903 at Fairgrove, Tuscola Co., Mich.; married; 62 years, 4 mos., 8 days; born: Pennsylvania; cause: uterine cancer; housewife; parents: Robert Bennett, Catherine Freeman

Do you have a copy of the will of Robert?


From: Dale Collins []
Sent: Monday, September 04, 2006 9:29 AM
To: Kari Northup
Subject: Bennetts

Dear Kari, I've been going over those Bennetts again. We have a copy of an old map of North Shenango Twp, dated 1824-29 that shows land owners and "Heirs of Samuel Bennett" is mentioned on it. If that is the case, the Samuel in 1840 is another Sam. September is going to be a busy month, but we will loook up the old Tax Lists which should shead some light on deaths, etc. Over 30 years ago before we moved here permanently, we were mostly interested in Collins, so have to back tract. I have redone all the cemeteries-no Sam or wives of those early ones which seem to be lost. The cemetery on Collins land, not officially known as a cemetery- has at least 30+ graves. Since this is on land close to where Sam lived, he could be another burial. South Shenango Cem., where Henry & Elenor are buried is about 5 miles away.
Robert , son of Henry has a Robert W. on his stone,1816-1871. He married Catherine C. Mosman, 1819-1911. !880 she was living alone. early 1900's her mother Mosman was living with her and died age 94 [Alex Collins's diary, belonging to James Alonzo Bennett\
We didnt have any info on Samuel T or Henry Jr. Under Reeds [as used here] Sarah who married William Reed II: 1st daughter named Nancy is buried in Wilson Cem [land donated by a Collins] another girl you call Elenor, I have Nancy b 1852 , sent to me by a Lambert who in 1980's lived in OR.
Did you ever get your copy of the will of Henry? I do not have a copy, just this: Henry's first land was situated south of brother Anthony's plot #91. His will WILL BOOK C, pg 267. He left 60 acres to 3 grandchildren. John T. Bennett-26 acres, William P. Bennett=22 acres + $50, and to Jane E. Bennett-12 acres-new carpet, set of chairs, bed, bedding, rocking chair, glass sugar bowl, etc., The 2 boys were to pay $50 to each of Henry's daughters: Polly williams, Sarah C. Reed, Ann McNeally, Betsy Jane Cook; aand $1 to Henry's sons-Robert W. and John C. Bennett.
Under Elenor: Nellie's parents died on board ship to America and 3 children were raised by a family named Cline [German] In Downe, Downe Patrick, Ireland, the christining records state Elenor was the daughter of James and Susan Thompson. [from internet] Her grave marker in S. Shenango Cem. was readable. There is a sandstone marker next to her's probably that of Henry.
Keep in touch. Florence Collins