Gus May Bennett was the younger son of John S. Bennett and Rhoda Helen May.
His older brother was John May Bennett. (1882-1953).
Gus married Lula A. Johnson, (1885-1910), 17 Nov 1907.
The couple had one son:
Washington May Bennett, (1908-1951)
Lula died in 1910 during childbirth. After Lula’s death, Washington lived with his father until at least 1930.
In 1930 Gus was listed as a widower and a farmer, living next door to his brother John M. Bennett, who was also widowed, with children Margarette (15), Vera M. (11), and Marie (5). Their mother, listed as Rhode H. (75) lived with John May and his family.
Gus’ son Washington became a Deputy Sheriff, and was gunned down in the spring of 1951.
Gus died the following winter. His share of his grandfather's plantation went to his grandchildren since their father Washington was deceased. Washington's widow Jane eventually remarried to a man named Gallagher. She sold the final 79 acres of land that had been Benjamin Bennett's cotton plantation in 1962 to L.C. Couch, the local TVA manager.
Lula A. Johnson Bennett
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