Alma Harrison Bennett

Brief Life History of Alma Harrison

When Alma Harrison Bennett was born on 14 May 1831, in Huron, Ohio, United States, his father, David Alma Bennett, was 29 and his mother, Johanna Lovell, was 27. He married Polly Ann Wilcox on 25 November 1856, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 November 1905, in Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Safford Cemetery, Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Alma Harrison Bennett
Polly Ann Wilcox
Marriage: 25 November 1856
Asa Bennett
Laura Bennett
William Alma Bennett
Annie Bennett
Franklin Bennett

Sources (9)

  • H Alma Bennet, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alma Harrison Bennett, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Alma Bennett in entry for Williams Bennett, "Arizona, Deaths, 1870-1951"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sanpete, Utah, United States

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

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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David Bennett Persecution in Missouri

Persecution in Missouri for David Bennett (Direct Descendent) Compiled by Donna Francisco NOTE: The following description 1 of the persecution of the saints in Missouri had more meaning when I …

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