- Born: 9 Feb 1754, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 61,259
- Marriage: Mary Mulligan on 11 Feb 1777 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 61,259
- Died: 25 Sep 1830, Louisa, Lawrence Co, Kentucky, USA 257,259,279
On September 1, 1781 the family moved from Baltimore, MD to
Wilkes, NC. before the birth of his third son, William David on January 1, 1783.
Wilkes, NC is where Daniel Boone lived prior to moving into Kentucky, and one of
Bennett's contemporaries. the Family then moved to Virginia, and he appeared on the
tax rolls of Montgomery, VA for the year 1788. The Family moved west into the Clinch
Valley in Russell, VA, and Bennett appeard on the tax list between 1796 and 1798.
The Family moved north in 1801, and settled near the fork of the Big Sandy River in Mason,
VA near present day Louisa , Lawrence Co, KY and Fort Gay, Wayne Co, WV. Those
making the journey north were BENNETT (age 47), wife, MARY (age 46), daughter, ELIZABETH
JANE (age 23), son, JOSEPH SAMUEL (age 20), son WILLIAM DAVID (age 18), ELISHA THOMAS (age
17), JEREMIAH M. (age 16), LEWIS HARMON (age 13) son MICHAEL (age 11), son JAMES (age 8)
According to W. Ely in his "Wellman Family," 1887, BENNETT ranked as one of the
greatest "huntsmen" of his day.
The 1810 census lists his household as follows:
One male under 10 (ROBERT G.) one female under 10 (HALLIE) one male 10-15 (JAMES) one
female over 45 (MARY) one male 16-25 (MICHAEL) one male over 45 (BENNETT) In the 1820
census of FLOYD, KY, pg. 46 (dated 23 Feb 1821) , He is listed as: one male over 45
(BENNETT) one female over 45 (MARY) one female 16-25 (HALLIE)
Bennett and Mary appear living in the household of son Jeremiah in the 1830 Census which
was taken before his death.
Mary was still living in Jeremiah's household at age 85 when the 1840 census was taken.
THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS Volume 1, Part 2, CHAPTER X. GRANTS IN THE COUNTY COURT ORDERS
(1836-1924), THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY page 1801, Grantee: Wellman, Bennett Acres: 75 Book
: 22 Page: 226 Date Survey: 6- 1-1847 County: Lawrence Wate rcourse: Big Blain Cr
Bennett married Mary Mulligan, daughter of
Lewis Mulligan and Mary Humphries, on 11 Feb 1777 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 61.,259
(Mary Mulligan was born on 13 Feb 1755 in Prince George, Maryland, USA and died in Sep
1847 in Fort Gay, Wayne, West Virginia, USA.)