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Richmond Oliver Bennett
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Birth: Mar. 11, 1836
Fayette County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1895
Trinity County
Texas, USA

(Credit is given to OMIE KENNEDY for the copy of the old photo of Richmond Bennett.)

Richmond Oliver Bennett married Sarah Jane Moore (Rogers) 25 Dec 1860 in Trinity Co, TX. He was the son of Micajah Y. & Mary (Cotton) Bennett. He fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy and was taken prisoner several times. After the war was over, he had to find his way home as best he could. According to family lore, after walking many miles and being thin, dirty and unshaven, arrived at his home and asked Sarah his wife if she has room for a tired old man to stay and rest. She replied that she is a widow and can't let him stay there but her father (Isaac Moore) lives down the road and would welcome him. Sarah thought he was dead and didn't recognize him until he called her by name and asked her if she didn't know who he was.

Family history and the Texas Historical Cemetery sign at Bennett Cemetery says that he gave the land for the Crecy, Texas, community to use for a cemetery. Many graves, including his parents, were already there. The previous name of the cemetery was Pleasant Hill.

All of Richmond's children are linked to him.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Micajah Y Bennett (1807 - 1856)
  Mary Cotton Bennett (1807 - 1861)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Jane Moore Bennett (1837 - 1931)*
 
 Children:
  Martha Jane Bennett Pruitt (1861 - 1943)*
  McCager Y. Bennett (1866 - 1945)*
  Mary Caroline Bennett Magee (1869 - 1967)*
  Anna Delilah Francis Bennett Jones (1870 - 1903)*
  Nimmie Bennett McClain (1873 - 1944)*
  John Hamlin Bennett (1876 - 1965)*
  Rosa Anna Bennett Kennedy (1878 - 1971)*
  Henryetta Bennett Deaton (1881 - 1962)*
  Richmond Floyd Bennett (1884 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Frances Bennett Hightower (1829 - 1892)*
  John Pinkston Bennett (1832 - 1908)*
  Richmond Oliver Bennett (1836 - 1895)
  Mary Ann Elizabeth Bennett Davis (1838 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
1) R.O. BENNETT Born Mar 11, 1836 Died Jan 15, 1895 Asleep in Jesus/Blessed sleep/From which none/Ever wake to weep

2) CORP RICHMOND O. BENNETT/CO M/TEX INF/CSA
 
Burial:
Bennett Cemetery
Apple Springs
Trinity County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: K&LB
Record added: Aug 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40334045
Richmond Oliver Bennett
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Richmond Oliver Bennett
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Richmond Oliver Bennett
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Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: May. 8, 2015

- David Pruitt
 Added: Feb. 23, 2013

- Deb
 Added: Jan. 2, 2012
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