Wednesday, February 14, 2007

James Bennett (b. February 14, 1651/52)

Today's featured relative in my database is my maternal 9th-great grandfather, James Bennett.

James was born February 14, 1651/52 in Tenterden, Kent, England, the son of Francis & Alice (________) Bennett. James married on February 18, 1674/75 in Northampton, MA to Mary Broughton, daughter of John and Hannah (Bascom) Broughton. Mary was born February 18, 1653/54 and died August 2, 1689 in Deerfield, Hampshire Co., MA. James died August 2, 1689 in Northfield, Hampshire Co., MA.

I do not know the date nor the ship by which they emigrated to America.

Known children of James and Mary (Broughton) Bennett are as follows :
i. Mary Bennett b. December 10. 1675 Northampton, MA., m. John Field

I descend from James and Mary (Broughton) Bennett through their daughter, Mary, as follows :
James Bennett and Mary Broughton
Mary Bennett and John Field
Bennett Field and Elizabeth Spofford
Bethiah Field and Seth Pierce
Gordon Pierce and Thirsa Smalley
Francis S. Pierce and Rebecca Page
Edmund G. Pierce and Catherine Groenendyke
William Francis Pierce and Clara Pennisten
Edna Muriel Pierce and Virgil Lee Wright (my great-grandparents)

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