Saturday, November 15, 2014

Surname Saturday : Bennett

The BENNETT surname is in my maternal line.  The origins of the surname are English.  There is much to learn about this line.

Stories and history : 

Ahnentafel # 1669 : Mary Bennett (1675-aft1718).  Mary was born December 10, 1675 in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  She married before 1697 to John Field (1673-1718).  John was born December 8, 1673 in Deerfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts and died February 17, 1718 in Coventry, Windham County, Connecticut.  They raised a family of 6 children in Deerfield.  They were victims of the Indian attack at Deerfield in 1704, where Mary and their daughter Mary and son John were taken captive, while ten month old daughter Sarah was murdered.  Mary was later ransomed back, she was living at the time of John's will.

Ahnentafel # 3338 : James Bennett (1652-1675). James was born February 14, 1652 in Tenterden, Kent, England.  He married February 16, 1675 in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts to Mary Broughton (1654-1689).  Mary was born February 18, 1654 in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts and died August 2, 1689 in Deerfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  James died May 19, 1676 at Northapmton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts in a fight with the Indians.

Related blog posts :

Surname Saturday – create a post in which you discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research. Surname Saturday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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