Thomas Bennett

14 November 1697–25 February 1803 (Age 105)
Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Bennett was born on 14 November 1697, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Bennett III, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Parke, was 27. He married Jemime Harrington on 22 April 1719, in Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1790 and East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States in 1800. He died on 25 February 1803, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 105, and was buried in Harrington Lot, Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Bennett
Jemime Harrington
Marriage: 22 April 1719
Thomas Bennett
Josiah Bennett
Deacon Daniel Bennett
Nathan Bennett
Martha Bennett
John Bennett
Ishmael Bennett
Jemima Bennett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 April 1719Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
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    World Events (5)

    1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport
    Age 26
    On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.
    1763 · First Synagogue in America
    Age 66
    The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
    Age 79
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    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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    Edward 9VZ4-58K and Elizabeth JJH2-T79 Bennett-English Immigrant Puritan Colonists

    Bennett Tribe Historian Stephen Beers Bennett and author of The Bennett, Bently and Beers Families said, “A thousand years ago Europe was given over to pillage, and the strong showed the weak no …

    Sources (21)

    • Thomas Bennitt in entry for Nathan Bennitt, "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916"
    • Thomas Bennett, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Thomas Bennett in the Rhode Island Census, 1774

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