Letitia Rachel Bennent

Female20 July 1850–5 August 1932

Brief Life History of Letitia Rachel

When Letitia Rachel Bennent was born on 20 July 1850, in Virginia, United States, her father, Jesse Lewis Bennett, was 49 and her mother, Nancy G Lyon, was 39. She died on 5 August 1932, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Lewis Bennett
Nancy G Lyon
William D Bennett
Thomas Bennett
Texanna Bennett
Mary H Bennett
Sarah Elizabeth Bennett
Judith Ann Bennett
John N. Bennett
Joel Lewis Bennett
Charles Dotson Bennett
Nancy Catherine Jane Bennett
Jesse Samuel Bennett
Nancy Bennett
Martha Ellen Bennett
Letitia Rachel Bennent

Sources (6)

  • Letty Bennett in household of Jessy L. Bennett, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Birth and death dates of Letitia Rachel Bennett
  • Lettie Rachal Bennett, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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Siblings (14)

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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 11

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1872 · The First National Park

Age 22

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Benedict , from Latin Benedictus ‘blessed’. In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard .

Altered form of French Benet or Bennet or of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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