Joseph L Bennet

20 June 1755–
New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Joseph L

When Joseph L Bennet was born on 20 June 1755, in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Lieut. Henry Bennet, was 41 and his mother, Abigail Morse, was 42. He lived in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1790 and Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1810. He registered for military service in 1778.

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Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 26

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 31

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bennett .

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

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  • Joseph Bennet, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Joseph W Bennet, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Joseph Bennet, "United States Census, 1810"

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