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William Bennett
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Birth: May 19, 1742, France
Death: Sep. 13, 1828
Mason
Warren County
Ohio, USA

WILLIAM BENNETT & ADRIA ANN BENNETT (BRITTON) Our ancestors can be traced beyond the sea to the sunny vine clad hills of France. In the person of William Bennett centers the remotest historical data to which access can be had. Of him it is known that in early manhood (1760) he emigrated from his native land to the then inhospitable shores of the New World, and located in New Jersey previous to the breaking out of the Revolutionary War. Himself being imbued with the spirit that characterized the French under the leadership of the immortal Lafayette, he took up arms against the minions of George the Third, and in defense of the home and liberties of the oppressed Colonists fought in the battles and shared the hardships of those trying days. At the Battle of Bunker Hill he bore aloft the colors of the regiment, and at Yorktown he was one of Washington's own body-guards. At Yorktown he received wounds from which he never recovered, and which cause his death years later. After the close of the war he married Adria Ann Britton, of his adopted state,who was born a native of Holland and was brought by her parents to America during her infancy. In a short time they moved to Ligonier Valley, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania,where seven children were born to them, six sons and one daughter - John, William, Nicholas, Abram, Mary, David and Isaac. In 1816, following the Star of the West, William Bennet and family, excepting his sons, John and Abram, who remained in Pennsylvania, emigrated to Ohio, settling in Section 33, Turtle Creek township, Warren County, Ohio. Marking the stay of the Bennett family are the towns of Bennett Mills, in New Jersey, and Bennettville, in Pennsylvania. Abram, John, Nicholas and David, sons of William Bennett, were all in the Mexican war. Abram and Nicholas being color bearers. (taken from "Nicholas Bennett Sr. and His Descendants" written by Elsie Bennett Essex) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Adra Ann Britton Bennett (1758 - 1840)
 
 Children:
  John Bennett (1781 - 1826)*
  William Bennett (1781 - 1837)*
  Nicholas Bennett (1786 - 1852)*
  Abram Bennett (1789 - 1864)*
  Mary Bennett Enos (1791 - ____)*
  David Britton Bennett (1792 - 1864)*
  Isaac Bennett (1798 - 1874)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
William Bennett, died 13 Sep 1828
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Mason
Warren County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 119
 
Created by: Lee Drew
Record added: Apr 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13853328
William Bennett
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William Bennett
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William Bennett
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My 4th Great Grandfather. I am excited to discover you and read about your life. Thank you for all you did and the legacy you left for us to explore.
- Dorothy Rose
 Added: May. 26, 2014
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- Brenda
 Added: Mar. 20, 2014
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- Brenda
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