Joseph Bennett: Birth: ABT 1677. Death: BEF 1736
Sarah Bennett: Birth: AFT 1679.
Isaac Bennett: Birth: ABT 1685.
Title: Jacobus, Donald Lines, History & Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, 3 Parts (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1976, reprinted)
CallNumber: CS / 71 / C989 1889
Continued: Jacobus, Donald Lines, History & Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1976. Pp. 66-67. Page 66 Bennett, Thomas, s. of James. Born at Concord, Mass., 16 Oct. 1642, d. at Fairfield in 1704. Freeman, Fairfield, 1664. Married Elizabeth Thompson, dau. of John, b. abt. 1644. Thomas Bennett, Sr., conveyed 20 Sept. 1687 to his son Thomas, the home lot that was once John Thompson's. Thomas, age abt. 50, Thomas, Jr., aged 27 (mentioning his uncle John Grumman, Sr.), and Elizabeth, age abt. 20, all testified in the Disbrow witchcraft trial, June 1692. Inv. of Thomas, Sr., 17 June 1704. Widow impowered to receive and pay debts. Agreement of heirs of Thomas 29 June 1704; widow Elizabeth, and children Thomas, John, and James Bennett, Samuel Stewart, and Henry Hendricks, for themselves and their minor brother Peter. Daniel Burchard of Cortland, Westchester County, N. Y., in right of his wife Dorothy, dau. of Hannah Stewart late of Norwalk dec'd, who was dau. and one of the coheirs of Thomas Bennett the first of Fairfield, moved for distribution, 18 July 1769. Distribution was made, a double portion to the children and heirs of Thomas, eldest son, and a single portion to children and heirs of John, James, and Peter Bennett, Hannah late wife of Samuel Stewart dec'd, and Elizabeth late wife of Henry Hendrix dec'd. Samuel Hendrix appealed and gave bond with John Hendrix. Children, recorded at Fairfield: +Thomas, b. abt. 1665 (no record). +John, b. (by 1670; no record). Elizabeth, b. abt. 1672, d. at Westport, 4 Dec. 1755; m. Hen Hendrick. +James, b. 6 Aug. 1675. Hannah, b. 20 Aug. 1680; m. Samuel Stewart of Norwalk. +Peter, b. after 1684. Bennett, James, s. of James. Deputy for Fairfield, Oct. 1689, May and Oct. 1695, May 1697, May 1699, May 1701, May 1702, Oct. 1706, Oct. 1708, May and June 1709, Oct. 1710. Lt., Albany Expedition, Feb. 1692/3; Lt., Stratfield Trainband, May 1704. Justice, 1709-11, 1714-24. Admitted to Conn. Bar as attorney, Oct. 1708. Born at Fairfield abt. 1645, d. there Oct. 1736. Married (1) abt. 1667, (???) Joy, dau. of Walter. Their son Joseph was remembered in will of his uncle Joseph Joy; while their dau. Abigail named a son Joy Bishop. Married (2) after 1683. Mary, widow of Ephraim Booth, dau. of Jeremiah Osborn; b. at New Haven, 29 Mar. 1653; d. at Stratfield, 28 Nov. 1726 in 73 yr. (g. s.). Married (3) Rebecca (???). Will of James, Sr., 2 Oct. 1736, proved 6 Oct. 1736; wife Rebecca; daus. Mary Osborn, Abigail Bishop, Sarah Burritt; Sarah, Abiah, and Ann, children of dau. Anna Hawley dec'd; grandson James Bennett; sons Thomas, Jeremiah. Isaac; son Joseph dec'd. Capt. James Bennett appealed, 12 Mar. 1736/7. Distribution 7 Apr. 1738; Sarah Bryant(?); heirs of Anna Hawley; Abigail Bishop; Mary Osborn; Capt. Thomas Bennett; heirs of Joseph Bennett; Isaac Bennett; Jeremiah Bennett. Lt. James was an original member of Stratfield Church. 1695, and his wife Mary joined by letter from Stratford, 1695. James Sr. and Mary Bennett witnessed will of Mrs. Abigail Hubbell, 11 Feb. 1705, and James Sr. (with Philip Lewis) witnessed the codicil 10 Dec. 1717; all three witnesses made oath, 5 Feb. 1717/8. After death of his son James, Lt. James in 1714 confirmed gift of lands to the widow and children of his son. Inv. of Est. of Mrs. Rebecca Bennett, 5 Dec. 1741; adm'n granted to John Mackintosh. Children [by first wife], births not recorded: +James, b. abt. 1668. +Thomas, b. abt. 1669. Abigail, b. abt. 1671, d. at North Haven, 8 Nov. 1761 age over 9 m. (rec. New Haven) 11 Dec. 1695, James Bishop. Abigail Bish of New Haven conveyed 1739 land at Stratfield inherited fr father James Bennett, Esq. Mary, b. abt. 1673, d. at New Haven, in 1737; m. abt. 1691 Joseph Page 68 Osborn. Her three daus. with their husbands conveyed 17 Benjamin Bennett of Stratfield. +Joseph. Sarah, b. (no record);(*) m. at Stratford, 5 Dec. 1705, Peleg Burritt. Children [by second wife]: +Isaac, b. abt. 1685. Anna, b. abt. 1691, d. at Stratfield, 14 Nov. 1727 in 36 yr. (g. s.); m. at Stratfield, 20 Feb. 1710/1, Gideon Hawley. +Jeremiah, bapt. at Stratfield, 27 Dec. 1696.
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