Thomas BENNETT (c.1700 - 1795)

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Birthplace: Pittsylvania, VA, USA
Death: Died in Martin, NC, USA
Managed by: Melton Bennett
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About Thomas BENNETT

IN THE BOOK "HOUSE OF PLANT" THOMAS IS MENTIONED IN TYRREL(MARTIN) CO. AUGUST 30,1735 WHEN HE PURCHASES TWO HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE MORRO TUCK (ROANOKE) RIVER. HE PAID 34 POUNDS. AND ON JUNE 1,1741 ADDED TWO HUNDRED MORE FOR 150 POUNDS. IT WAS NEAR THE ROSS AND SMITHWICK'S PLACES . WITH WHOM THE BENNETT'S MARRIED. ON NOVEMBER 24,1772 THOMAS TRANSFERRED TO HIS SON THOMAS 360 ACRES AND 240 ACRES. JOHN, LUKE AND SARAH SIGNED THE DEED AS WITNESSES. HIS WILL DATED JANUARY 12,1795 PROVED DECEMBER 1795, NAMED SONS JOHN,THOMAS, WILLIAM, JAMES AND HEIR OF SON LUKE DECEASED, DAUGHTERS ELIZABETH ROSS AND SARAH LANIER, GRANDSON SILAS BENNETT, GRANDDAUGHTER DICEY SMITHWICK AND THOMAS AND LUKE SMITHWICK SONS OF EDWARD SMITHWICK AND HIS WIFE DICEY ALSO ANNA BENNETT DAUGHTER OF LYDIA STALLINGS.

Will:

In the name of God Amen. Thomas Bennett Senior, being at this time imfirmed body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to almighty God for the same therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body, knowing it is appointed for all I give and recomend my soul into the hands of the Almighty God, who gave it and my body to the Earth to be buried in a decent and christian manner at the discretion of my executors afterwards. Touching my wordly state I give dispose of the same in the following manner and form as follows as Item I give unto Anna Bennett, daughter of Lydda Stalling,one bed and furniture and three cows and calves and a two year old heifer and three Ewes and Lambs and a Linnen Wheel shakle____ Woollen Wheel and Cards and all my pewter and two Iron tools. Item I give to my well beloved GrandDaughter Dicey Smithwick, one bed and furniture. Item I give to my grandson, Silas Bennett, one bed and furniture and one gun and I do also give my house and lands and manner plantation where on I now live to my grandson Silas Bennett five years after my decease and then to be equally divided between Thomas Smithwick and Luke Smithwick sons of Edward smithwick and Dicey his wife. Item I give to my beloved son John Bennett five schillings to be raised out of my estte. Item I give to my well-beloved son Thomas Bennett, 5 schillings to be raised out of my estates. Item I give to my well beloved son William Bennett five schillings to be raised out of my estate. Item I give to my well beloved son James Bennett five schillings t6o be raised out of my estate.Item I give to the heir of my beloved son Luke Bennett (dec) five schillings to be raised out of my estate. Item I give to my well beloved daughter Sara Lanier, five schilings to be raised out of my estate and all the rest of my estate I give to Anna Bennett, daughter of Lydda Stallings except she should die without an heir and them all that I gave to Anna Bennett daughter of Lydda Stallings, I give to my grandson Silas Bennett only my negro Mary, I give her her freedom, to live along with any of my children or grandchildren. Just which she wishes she pleases without interuption and I also do appoint for my exceutors William Bennett Jr and Silas Bennett Signed,Sealed and Delivered in the presense of this day, 12th day of January in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and ninty five. his Test. Keddar Lilley Thomas X Bennett Senior James Robason mark

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1700
1700
Pittsylvania, VA, USA
1740
1740
Age 40
Tyrrell, NC, USA
1742
1742
Age 42
Tyrrell, NC, USA
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1745
Age 45
Tyrrell, NC, USA
1745
Age 45
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Age 45
1745
Age 45
1745
Age 45
1795
1795
Age 95
Martin, NC, USA
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