William BENNETT

Male Abt 1749 -


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  • Born  Abt 1749 
    • Pittsylvania Co., VA, DB 1, p. 391 - Creel from Cornwell
      William Bennett and his father John are witneses to deed. John Creel and Peter Cornwell are prominent members of the Broad Run Baptist Church. William must have been at least 19 years old to have witnessed this deed giving a birthdate of about 1750.
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1801  Jackson County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • William Bennett appears to have moved to Jackson County in the later half of 1801. On 11 Apr 1801, William is on the tax list of John White in Pittsylvania County. He is absent from the 1802 tax list of Pittsylvania County. On 15 Jan 1802, Armstead Bennett purchased land in Jackson County from Jesse Bennett with Lewis Hardy as a witness. All are identified in the deed as being of Jackson County. Armstead is the son of William and Lewis Hardy is a son-in-law. Therefore, William likely moved his family to Jackson County between 11 Apr 1801 and 15 Jan 1802. His oldest son, Hezekiah, did not move with him, but followed a year or two later.
    Deed-Purchase  03 Apr 1803  Jackson County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • On 3 Apr 1803, William Bennett purchased 200 acres of land on Turkey Creek from John Hase (Hasey) for $450. This was part of a 575 acre grant originally made to John Palmer.
    Will  25 Jul 1822  Jackson County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Will of William Bennett b. c. 1749, d. April 17, 1825
      Transcribed by Anita (Brocato) Hollis, Westlake, LA

      In the name of God Amen, I William Bennett of the State of Georgia & County of Jackson a planter of the same being weak in body but of sound & perfect mind & memory blessed be almighty God, for the same calling to mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will & testament that is to say principally of in & of all I give & recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God who gave it to me & body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God & as touching such worldly estate where with it has pleased (?) God to bless me within this life, I give dismiss & dispose of the same in the following manner & form, first I lend to my beloved wife Rachael Bennett all & singular my whole estate both movable & immovable during her natural life or widowhood Item 2 I also bequeath to my son Hezekiah Bennett five shillings Sterling Item 3 To my daughter Sarah Hardy five shillings Sterling Item 4 To my son Armsted Bennett five shillings Sterling Item 5 To my daughter Judy Hardy five shillings Sterling Item 6 To my daughter Polley Perry twenty dollars Item 7 To my daughter Patsey Bennett twenty dollars Item 8 To my son Thomas Bennett one cow & calf feather bed & furniture Item 9 To my son Asa Bennett one horse bridle & saddle cow & calf feather bed & furniture Item 10 My sons William Bennett and Barltley Bennett, Thomas Bennett & Asa Bennett I give and bequeath to my beloved four sons after the death of my beloved wife Rachael Bennett all remainder of my property both movable & immovable to be equally divided between them named four sons, And I do hereby constitute my sons Wm Bennett Thos Bennett & my wife executor of this my last will and testament & do hereby utterly disallow revoke & disannul all and every other former testament will & legacy & executors by me in any wise before named wills & bequeathes & confirming this to be my last will & testament & no other, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 25th day of July in the year of our lord eighteen hundred & twenty two by the within named Wm Bennett the within to be his last will & testament in the presence of us who in his & the presence of each other hereunto subscribed our name, the day & date above written.
      William Bennett (seal)
      Absolam Crisler
      Abram Crisler
    Person ID  I1015  Bennetts of Pittsylvania County
    Last Modified  17 Sep 2013 

    Father  John BENNETT,   d. Abt 1786, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth DODSON,   b. 27 May 1732, North Farnham Parish, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1749 
    Family ID  F225  Group Sheet

    Family  Rachel WHITE,   b. 1764,   d. 1837 
    Married  Y  [3, 4
    Children 
     1. Patsy BENNETT
     2. Hezekiah BENNETT,   b. 29 Dec 1773, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1825, Gibson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Armstead BENNETT,   b. 1776
     4. Judith BENNETT,   b. 1778
     5. Sarah BENNETT,   b. 1779
     6. Polly BENNETT,   b. Abt 1785
     7. William BENNETT,   b. Abt 1792, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Bartholomew 'Bartley' BENNETT,   b. 09 Mar 1794, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1853, Clinton, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Thomas A. BENNETT,   b. 23 Mar 1802, Jackson County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1872, Hall County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Asa BENNETT,   b. 21 Feb 1805, Jackson County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1886, Hall County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F154  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Jeremiah White Census List, 1785
    Jeremiah White Census List, 1785
    Pittsylvania County, Virginia Tithe List, 1785, Jeremiah White's District
    William Bennett Estate Sale, 1839
    William Bennett Estate Sale, 1839
    Jackson County, Georgia, Court of Ordinary, Inventories & Appraisments, Annual Returns & Vouchers, Sales Bills, 1830-1842, p. 437-439

  • Sources 
    1. [S752] Jackson Co., Ga Deeds 1796-1808, Poss, Faye Stone, (Wolfe Publishing, Fernandina, Florida, 1998), p. 176, Deed from Jesse Bennett to Armstead Bennett, 1802.

    2. [S752] Jackson Co., Ga Deeds 1796-1808, Poss, Faye Stone, (Wolfe Publishing, Fernandina, Florida, 1998), p. 243, Deed from John Hase to William Bennett.

    3. [S13] The Bennett Family of Southern Pittsylvania County, Betty Cox Collie, p. 347-348.

    4. [S72] Abstracts of Pittsylvania County, Virginia Wills, 1767-1820, Compiler: Lela C. Adams, (Southern Historical Press, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina, 1986), p. 219.