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James Bennett

Male - Bef 1659


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  • Name James Bennett  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 12 Apr 1659  Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8
    • Inventory exhibited
    Notes 
    • Freeman at Concord, MA, 1639; rem. to Fairfield 1644, where he died in 1659.
      Inventory August 1659. Widow Hannah; children Thomas, James, John,Sarah, Hannah
      Will of Thomas Wheeler of Fairfield, 1654, mentioned son-in-law James Bennett, and Mary, James, Thomas, and John Bennett, children of daughter Hannah. Will of Ann Wheeler, 1659, named daughter Hannah and grandchildren Sarah and Hannah Bennett.
      John Osborn having married Sarah, daughter of James Bennett deceased, gave receipt 9 Jan 1673 to father Joseph MIddlebrook; witnessed by Thomas Wilson and Hannah Bennett. Thomas eldest son of James deceased receipted 15 May 1674 to father Joseph MIddlebrook; witnessed by William HIll and John Eggleston. James Bennett receipted to Joseph Miiddlebrook, 10 Dec 1674. Hannah Bennett receipted to brother Thomas, 1677

      Children: Sarah m. John Osborn, Hannah, James, Thomas, John, Mary, Jane

      In the Memorial Room of the public library in Fairfield, Connecticut are numerous plaques honoring the original settlers of the community. The name of James Bennett is listed with the group led by the Reverend John Jones. This group of settlers came from Concord, Massachusetts in 1644. The members of this group settled at Pequonnock, on Uncowaye brook. Today this area is known as the "Stratfield" section of Fairfield. James Bennett was granted from the town, a home-lot, consisting of 2-1/2 acres. The inventory of James' estate was made on 12 Apr 1659 with widow Hannah Bennett as the administrator.

      James Bennett was made a freeman at Concord, Massachusetts, in 1639. In 1644 he went to Fairfield, Connecticut, with a party led by Rev. John Jones, which included Bennett's father-in-law, Thomas Wheeler. He married Hannah Wheeler and died in 1659 (inventory taken August, 1659). His widow married (second) Joseph Middlebrook, to whom the Bennett children gave receipts for their portions when they came of age. [1, 2, 9, 10]
    Person ID I17899  Mindrum
    Last Modified 9 May 2018 

    Family Hannah (Anna) Wheeler,   b. ca 1617/18, Cranfield, Bedford, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 22 Nov 1686  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 1639  [2
    Children 
     1. Hannah Bennett,   b. 1 Jun 1640, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1650, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     2. Thomas Bennett,   b. 16 Oct 1642, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 Jun 1704, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 61 years)
     3. Lt. James Bennett,   b. Abt 1645, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Oct 1736, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years)
     4. John Bennett,   b. Abt 1648, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary Bennett,   b. 20 Jan 1651/2, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1654-1659  (Age 6 years)
     6. Sarah Bennett,   b. Abt 1654, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1726  (Age ~ 72 years)
     7. Hannah Bennett,   b. Abt 1656
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F12550  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Bennett, James - Inventory
    Bennett, James - Inventory
    Bennett, James - Inventory Transcript
    Bennett, James - Inventory Transcript

  • Sources 
    1. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:65.

    2. [S3221] Albert G. Wheeler, The Gen. and Enc. History of the Wheeler Family in America, (Amer. Coll. of Genealogy, 1914), p. 200.

    3. [S4257] Captain Thomas Wheeler and Some of HIs Descendants, Homer W. Brainard, The American Genealogist, Vol. 12, pp. 4-17, p. 5.

    4. [S5198] Bennett, Kaufman, Presnall, Ancestry of Curtis Nathaniel Bennett, (1986), p. 1.

    5. [S8347] Edgar J. Bullard, Bennett and Allied Families, (Detroit, MI 1931), p. 4.

    6. [S8488] James Bennett Inventory, Fairfield Connecticut Probate Vol. 1, p. 45.

    7. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), The children of Sarah were Sarah and James. .

    8. [S5198] Bennett, Kaufman, Presnall, Ancestry of Curtis Nathaniel Bennett, (1986), p. 2.

    9. [S5198] Bennett, Kaufman, Presnall, Ancestry of Curtis Nathaniel Bennett, (1986), pp. 1-3.

    10. [S8347] Edgar J. Bullard, Bennett and Allied Families, (Detroit, MI 1931).