Vincent Augustus Bennett

2 July 1808–10 October 1881 (Age 73)
Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life of Vincent Augustus

When Vincent Augustus Bennett was born on 2 July 1808, in Cayuga, New York, United States, his father, James M Bennett, was 43 and his mother, Lolliette Lola Pritchard, was 43. He married Mary Polley Ralph in 1828, in Genesee, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Springfield Township, Cedar, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Lowden, Cedar, Iowa, United States in 1870. In 1870, at the age of 62, his occupation is listed as . He died on 10 October 1881, in Massillon, Cedar, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Massillon Cemetery, Massillon, Cedar, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vincent Augustus Bennett
Mary Polley Ralph
Marriage: 1828
Silvester Bennett
Miranda Bennett
Matilda Bennett
Charles Bennett
Julia Ann Bennett
Edmund Bennett
Edson C Bennett
Edward Bennett
Helen Bennett

Spouse and Children

Genesee, New York, United States


    Silvester Bennett


    Miranda Bennett


    Matilda Bennett


    Charles Bennett


    Julia Ann Bennett


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Olive Lovina Bennett


    Chester Bennett


    Lyman Bennett



    Gaylord Bennet


+11 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 19

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • V A Bennett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Vincent Bennet, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Vincent Bennet, "United States Census, 1850"

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