George W. Bennett

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  • Name  George W. Bennett 
    • The George W. Bennett born 19 Sep 1828 in OH & died 29 Jun 1891 in KS, which some represent as father of Temperence Almira Bennett, does not seem likely for several reasons:

      1. George has no relatives mentioned as living in Kansas, where he might have gone to live with or near. And Kansas is a very long distance from Ohio.

      2. There is no war being fought in which he would suddenly go to Kansas.

      3. All census records (1860, 1870, 1880 & 1900) show him in Ohio, and indicate an age that would make his birth year approximately 1830, not 1828.
        • 1860: George is 30, Susan is 31
        • 1870: George is 40, Susan is 41
        • 1880: George is 50, Susan is 51
        • 1900: George is 70, Susan is 71

      The unusually consistent ages along with consistency of children indicates these are all the same set of parents.

      4. The George W. Bennett shown in censuses as the father of Temperence A. or Almira show him with Susan/Susanna as his wife, not Anna M. (as given on the gravestone of the George W. Bennett with 1828 & 1891 dates), indicating with the other data that the 1828-1891 George is not the same George as given in the census data with a birth year of 1830.

      5. In 1880, George is shown in Jackson County, Ohio with wife Susan and 7 of their children (all reasons he would be likely to remain in that area unless the family moved together)...including son, Alonzo, born 1877.

      6. In 1900, George is still living and again shown in Jackson County, Ohio at age 70 with wife Susan at age 71. They are shown with Alonzo, who is given as their grandson, and yet his birth year is 1877. Although age-wise, it would be possible for George's oldest child to have a son Alonzo aged 23 years, the census records for Thomas Bennett do not show such a son. Most likely, Alonzo is George's son. Lelia M. Jinks born 1884, also shown, may indeed be a granddaughter as indicated, but I've found no other record of her.

      7. All George Bennetts (middle initial W or none) actually born IN Ohio from 1828-1832, in the 1850 census, whether living in Ohio at the time of the census or not:
        • born 1828: Living in Brush Creek, Muskingum Co, OH with Joshua & Amelia Bennett
        • born 1829: Living in Brunswick, Medina Co, OH with Esther & William Bennett
        • born 1829: Living in Somers, Preble Co, OH with Margaret Bennett family
        • born 1830: Living in Illinois with Baker family
        • born 1831: Living in Indiana with John & Susan Bennett
        • born 1831: Living in Brush Creek Highland Co, OH with Joshua & Sarah Bennett

      Map showing relative distances between these states: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois & Kansas

      Note: The red balloon indicates Lyon Co, KS, where a George W. Bennett is buried, but doesn't show in the 1850 census.

      8. The Kansas censuses (1885 & 1905) cited to indicate George was married to Elizabeth & "E.P.". The gravestone of the George W. Bennett shown gives his birth and death years as 1828-1891 and a spouse of Anna M. In the 1885 census, he is 55 and Elizabeth is 45 and has different children born as early as 1859. In the 1905 census (14 years after the gravestone says he was dead), he is 70 and E.P. is 60, still a 10 year difference, and yet 20 years after the 1885 census should show them as 5 years older than this.

      There is no basis for concluding that George W. Bennett, father of Temperence Almira Bennett (wife of George W. Brooks) is the same George as cited in the Kansas censuses or on the gravestone shown.
    Gender  Male 
    Person ID  I14554  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  15 Dec 2018 

    Family  Susan Whaley,   b. Feb 1829, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jackson, Jackson Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Sep 1851  Jackson Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George E. Benet,   b. Abt 1860, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lorenzo D. Bennett,   b. Abt 1860, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1941, Jackson, Jackson Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Benet,   b. Abt 1863, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rebeca Benet,   b. Abt 1866, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Temperence Almira Bennett,   b. 13 Aug 1869, Liberty Township, Jackson Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1958, Zanesville, Muskingum Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Spencer A. Benet,   b. Abt 1875, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Alonzo Benet,   b. Abt 1878, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents

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    George W. Bennett & Susannah Whaley - 1851 Marriage Record
    George W. Bennett & Susannah Whaley - 1851 Marriage Record
    1860-OH Census, Liberty, Jackson Co, OH
    1860-OH Census, Liberty, Jackson Co, OH
    George W. Bennett & Susan Whaley with children
    1870-OH Census, Liberty, Jackson Co, OH
    1870-OH Census, Liberty, Jackson Co, OH
    George W. Bennett & Susan Whaley with children
    1880-OH Census, District 76, Liberty, Jackson Co, OH
    1880-OH Census, District 76, Liberty, Jackson Co, OH
    George W. Bennett & Susan Whaley with children
    1900-OH Census, Coal Township, Jackson Co, OH
    1900-OH Census, Coal Township, Jackson Co, OH
    George W. Bennett & Susan Whaley with son (listed as grandson)
    Last Modified  14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID  F687  Group Sheet


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