John May Bennett was the son of Marshall county Sheriff John S. Bennett and Rhoda May. He grew up on his grandfather's former cotton farm south of Warrenton, Alabama.
John married Miss Nannie Lee Coplin on 29 December 1910. He was 29, she was 20, both white race, with John standing 5'11" and 145lbs, Nannie at 5'4" and 140lbs. John worked as a farmer. His WW1 draft card stated he had black hair and blue eyes.
By the 1920 US Census John May and Nannie Lee Bennett lived at Warrenton and had two daughters, Ruby Margarette. (age 6) and Vera Mae (age 1).
Nannie passed away in 1925, during or after the birth of daughter Marie Bennett.
By the 1930 US Census John May appeared as a widower with three daughters, Margarette Bennett (age 15), Vera Mae Bennett (age 11), and Marie Bennett (age 5). His mother, Rhodie H. Bennett (age 75) lived with the family.
Nannie Lee Bennett
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