Bennett Family

Bennetts from Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania

Bennett Research Challenge

This is the family of Charles Bennett and his wife, Susannah Huff. Records show that Susannah is the sister of Sarah Huff, wife of Benjamin Knight. Although records indicate that Charles Bennett was born in Pennsylvania, there is no obvious sign of his parentage. Possible siblings may include:

- Thomas Bennet and wife Francis Lower. Thomas was born also in Pennsylvania, married in 1810 in Scioto county, Ohio. He purchased land in Pike county, Ohio and died there.

- Mariah Bennett. After Charles Bennetts death in 1836 in Vermilion county, Illinois, his wife, Susannah remarried to Nathan Swaim. He died a few years later. In the 1850 census, Susannah is living with her daughter, Rebecca and her husband Thomas Robinson. Also in the household is Mariah Bennett, age 41, born in Illinois. So she may be a sister to Charles Bennett or a sister-in-law. Have not been able to find out what happened to her.

There are dozens of related Bennetts located in Scioto county, Ohio -- with many of the same family names as Charles and Susannah have -- Charles, Caleb, Rebecca, Maria Jane, Joshua, Samuel. Several of these families came from Somerset county, Pennsylvania. Has your research located any of these Bennett families? How do they tie into our Charles Bennett?