Edward Bennett

5 February 1738–
Kent, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Bennett was born on 5 February 1738, in Kent, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Captain Samuel Bennett III, was 47 and his mother, Mary Stafford, was 47.

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Family Time Line

Captain Samuel Bennett III
1690–1779
Mary Stafford
1690–1782
Hannah Bennett
1718–1726
Mercy Bennett
1731–
Samuel Bennett IV
1720–
Mary Bennett
1721–1779
Mary Jane Bennett Humphries Robinson Farr
1721–1811
Freelove Bennett
1722–1822
Ann Bennett
1725–1804
Sarah Bennett
1726–1766
Freelove Bennett
1727–1824
Mary Bennett
1729–1734
Jane Bennett
1729–1789
Thomas Bennett
1730–
Ephraim Bennett Sr
1736–1813
Edward Bennett
1738–

Parents and Siblings

    Captain Samuel Bennett III

    Male1690–1779Male

    Mary Stafford

    Female1690–1782Female

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (3)

1776

Age 38

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 38

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 38

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘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. See also Benedict .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Edward Bennett, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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