Willis Bennett

Easton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Willis

When Willis Bennett was born in August 1792, in Easton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Samuel Bennett, was 35 and his mother, Abigail, was 31. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Betsey Harmon Bennett. He lived in Stratford, Fulton, New York, United States for about 25 years.

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Willis Bennett
Betsey Harmon Bennett
Abagail Bennett
Samuell Bennett
John Mc Dagel

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 5

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 33

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Willys Bennett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wiles Bennett, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Willys Bennett, "New York State Census, 1855"

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