John Bennet

Brief Life History of John

When John Bennet was born in 1836, in Virginia, United States, his father, Zachariah Bennett, was 33 and his mother, Mary Seevers, was 27. He married Mary Ann Price on 6 May 1859, in Pleasants, Pleasants, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Proctor, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

John Bennet
1836–
Catharine Albright
1832–1903
Marriage: before 1867
Henry B. Bennett
1867–1880
Mary E. Bennett
1869–
Eugenus Bennett
1870–
Georgia E Bennett
1871–1897

Sources (19)

  • John Bennett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Bennet, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • John Bennett, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

1863

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bennett .

French: derivative of Benne .

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

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