Pvt James Wilfred Bennett

17 June 1831–30 September 1867 (Age 36)
Farnham, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada

The Life Summary of James Wilfred

When Pvt James Wilfred Bennett was born on 17 June 1831, in Farnham, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada, his father, Albert Bennett, was 28 and his mother, Mary Salisbury, was 28. He married Lucy Ann Adams on 18 November 1856. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States in 1850. He died on 30 September 1867, in Jefferson, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 36.

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Family Time Line

Pvt James Wilfred Bennett
Lucy Ann Adams
Marriage: 18 November 1856
Albert James Bennett
John Sedgewick Bennett
Mark Anthony Bennett
Bertha M. Bennett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1856
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed
    Age 3
    The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
    Age 15
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Sources (5)

    • James Bennett in household of Albert Bennett, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jas. Wm. Bennett in entry for Mack Bennett, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"
    • James Bennett in entry for John Sedgwick Bennett, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"

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