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Deacon John Bennet
Birth: 1642
Bristol, England
Death: Mar. 21, 1718
Middleboro
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Deacon John Bennett. Son of Peter Bennett 1600-1655 born Grittleton, Wiltshire, England and Elizabeth Fielder b 1600, husband of Deborah Grover married 1671 in Beverly, Essex, MA. Father of:
John Bennett 1671-1761
Capt Peter Bennett 1674-1749
Ebenezer Bennett 1678-1751
Joseph Bennett 1680-1737
Deborah, Mrs Jabez Vaughn 1683-1761
Samuel Bennett 1686-1757
Eleanore, Mrs Fuller 1689-1727
Mercy Bennett b 1690
1912 Shurtleff Genealogy #40

Migrated to Virginia in 1665, then to Middleboro, elected town clerk Mar 28, 1693, and Deacon in 1695.

"Deacon John Bennett, Sr., son of Capt Peter of Bristol, a weaver, it is said, on account of some domestic trouble at the death of his mother, came in 1665 to this country, at the age of twenty-three, stopping first at Jamestown, VA., thence in 1668 went to Beverly, Mass., where he became a land holder. From there he moved at the time of the Salem Witchcraft, and after passing a year at Weymouth he went to Middleboro in 1687. He lived for a time near the Cox sawmill, then built a house between that formerly occupied by Elijah Shaw and the sawmill. Later he bought a farm and built a house. He took the oath of fidelity in 1689, and was selectman, of Middleboro, in 1692, 1693, 1695, 1697 and 1698. He was elected town clerk March 28, 1693, an office he held for some thirteen years. He was a proprietor in the Twenty-Six Men's Purchase in 1696 and owned lots in the Sixteen Shilling Purchase; also in the South Purhase. He was one of the founders of the First Church at Middleboro, and a deacon in 1695. He died March 21, 1718 in his seventy-sixth year. His wife died March 22, 1718, in her seventieth year, and both were buried in one grave. In 1671 Mr. Bennett married Deborah Grover. Of their children the name John only is found."
Representatives and Old Families of Southeastern Massachusetts. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Deborah Grover Bennet (1648 - 1718)*
 
 Children:
  John Bennett (1671 - 1761)*
  Peter Bennett (1674 - 1749)*
  Ebenezer Bennett (1678 - 1751)*
  Joseph Bennett (1680 - 1737)*
  Deborah Bennett Vaughan (1683 - 1761)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
HERE LYES YE
BODY OF DEACON
JOHN BENNET
AGED 76 YEARS
DIED MARCH YE
21ST 1717/18
 
Burial:
Cemetery at The Green
Middleboro
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Record added: Jul 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39786889
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- Doris King
 Added: May. 20, 2013
Rest peacefully, my honored 9th great grandfather.
- tamara tillinghast haskett
 Added: Mar. 14, 2013
Eich bod yn cofio
- Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 Added: Aug. 27, 2012
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