William Bennett

1806–1869 (Age 62)
Hornell, Steuben, New York, United States

The Life of William

When William Bennett was born on 8 August 1806, in Hornell, Steuben, New York, United States, his father, Thomas Bennett, was 21 and his mother, Sylvinia Rood, was 16. He married Martha Ann Stephens on 18 March 1832, in Canisteo, Canisteo, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 23 April 1869, in Hornellsville, Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 62.

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William Bennett
Martha Ann Stephens
Marriage: 18 March 1832
Harmon Bennett
Marshal Bennett
Anna M. Bennett
Marinda Bennett
Miles Hawley Bennett

Spouse & Children

18 March 1832
Canisteo, Canisteo, Steuben, New York, United States


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+9 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 19

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)

  • William Bennet, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Bennett, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • William Bennet, "New York State Census, 1855"

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