Richard Bennett

1734–May 1823 (Age 89)
Bute, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Richard

When Richard Bennett was born in 1734, in Bute, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, Richard Bennett Jr., was 34 and his mother, Mary Ann "Polly" Batte, was 21. He married Sylvia Smart in 1767, in Warren, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in May 1823, in Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 89.

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Richard Bennett
Sylvia Smart
Marriage: 1767
Moses Bennett
William Bennett
Ruth Bennett
Lucy Ruth Bennett
Prudence Bennett
Richard K. Bennett
Isham Bennett

Spouse and Children

Warren, North Carolina, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Ann "Polly" Batte




    Christian Bennett



    Sarah Bennett




+8 More Children

World Events (6)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Age 33

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.

Age 42

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 47

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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 (3)

  • Richard Bennett in entry for Richard, "United States, Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874"
  • Richard Bennett in entry for Richard, "United States, Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874"
  • Richard Bennett in entry for Richard, "United States, Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874"

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