The daughter of Simeon and Telitha Crum Thornton (Simeon was the son of William and Nancy Moody Thornton). The sister of William J. Thornton; Lucy Thornton Johns; Westberry Thornton; Joseph Henry Thornton and George W. Thornton. The wife of Richard Walter Bennett. They had the following children: Mollie; Benjamin H; Telitha C.; Flossy; Ruth;Leona; Georgia; Lawton and Rufus. They are both buried in the Big Creek Church cemetery in K'Ville, Wayne County, Georgia.