|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1831|
|Death: ||Sep. 20, 1916|
He was the son of Barbara (Stoner) and John BENNETT.
Aquilla was the husband of Sarah Ann (Hassinger).
Their children were Adaline, Francis, Almira, Francis E., Mary R., Enulia, Flora M., Julia, John, Ira, Clara, Grace, Sarah, Emmanuel, Rosa "Rose", Daisy.........
Aquilla was a farmer. The 1850 Census for IL, DeWitt, Twp 21 show an 18 year old Aquilla and a 20 year old brother David working as farm laborers. Both are shown as single men.
The 1900 Federal Census shows that Aquilla's father was born in Maryland and his mother was born in Pennsylvania.
The 1910 Federal Census has Aquilla's mother Mary living next door to Aquilla and Sarah.
Although the 1900 Federal Census shows Grovie, b.1891 in Illinois, to be a child of Aquilla and Sarah, I have correspondence from a direct descendant of Grovie saying that Rosa Bennett Miller was her birth mother and that Aquilla and Sarah raised Grovie on their farm as one of their own. - Death Source: Illinois Statewide Death Index
ACQUILLA BENNETT DEAD AT MAROA
Clinton, Sept. 22 - The death of Acquilla Bennet, Sr., one of the oldest residents of Creek Twp, DeWitt county, occurred at the home of his daughter , Mrs. Titus Querry, in Maroa, Wednesday afternoon. Last April he suffered a stroke of apoplexy from which he never rallied. Mr. Bennet was born in Richland county, Ohio, October 11, 1831. He was married to Sarah Anna Hassinger in 1854, coming to Illinois shortley after his marriage. To this union were born 18 children. His wife died on Sept. 15 last year . The children survive. They are Mrs. Adeline Query of Maroa; Mrs. W. H. Hendrix of Decatur; Mrs. F.E. Smallwood of Harmon; John Bennett of Creek Twp; Mrs. L. A. Miller of this city [Decatur]; Mrs. D. Bird of Greeley, Colorado; Mrs. J. B. Zombro, Creek Twp; Joseph Bennett, Lane; Mrs. E. R. Girard, Creek Twp., and Mrs. F. E. Miller of Lane.
Mr. Bennet had been a resident of Creek Twp since the early 50's and was an active member in the United Brethren church near his home.
The funeral will be conducted in the Maroa Presbyterian church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in the Maroa Cemetary. - The Decatur Review, Friday evening, Sept 22, 1916
Sarah A Bennett (1837 - 1915)*
Iva E Bennett (1867 - 1895)*
Emanuel Joseph Bennett (1872 - 1937)*
Created by: LReneeTS
Record added: Apr 06, 2006
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