Isle of Wight County
Richard Bennett, Revolutionary Soldier, was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. His parents were Benjamin and and Sarah Bennett. His siblings: John Bennett; Benjamin Bennett; William Bennett; Sarah Bennett Sadler; James Bennett; Mary Bennett; Elizabeth Bennett; Frankey Bennett; Nancy Bennett; Charles Bennett; Priscilla Bennett and Susanna Bennett.Richard married Mary Cook. They had the following children: William Bennett; Elizabeth Bennett Hidgens; Henry Bennett (married Margaret Sheffield); Wiley Bennett and Braxton Bennett. Richard initially settled in Effingham County, Georgia where he was granted land in 1793. In the creation of Bulloch County out of Effingham County, he became a resident of that county. In 1790, he moved with his family to Bryan County, where record is found of his services in the militia as an ensign, commissioned June 12, 1801. He moved to the new county of Appling in 1819 and established his home near the Altamaha River in what is now Wayne County. He died in 1830 and is buried at the Flint Branch Cemetery in Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia. On Saturday, Novemeber 9th, a monument was dedicated on the courthouse lawn in Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia honoring Wayne's soldiers of the Revolution. Richard Bennett's name is listed on the monument as one of the Patriots.The monument was "formally unveiled in a dedication ceremony sponsored by the Altamaha Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, which commissioned the monument." According to an article in the Jesup Press Sentinel on November 13, 1996: "We think of them today as heroes, but they probably did not think of themselves in that light. They were simply citizens who saw a need...they were ordinary people who did extraordinary things and thereby made their lives worthwhile and left their footprints on the sands of time."
Flint Branch Baptist Church Cemetery
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Record added: Jan 15, 2008
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