Genealogy of the Bennett Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Bennett family of New Hampshire as extracted from the History of New Hampshire and other sources.
This surname is often written Bennick in town records

1

Arthur Bennett of

Arthur Bennett, born about 1640, as depositions show, married before 1665 Mary, daughter of John and Welthen Goddard. He was taxed at , 1666-67. He mortgaged, 13 June 1679, to Nicholas Harrison of Fox Point land and part of sawmill at Piscassick, “which formerly belonged to our Honred father John Goddard.” He died 20 Jan. 1682/3. His wife died before April 1717.

  1. 2. John Bennett.
  2. 3. Abraham Bennett b. abt. 1672; m. Sarah Chesley.
  3. Ruth Bennett probably; m. 23 Feb. 1691/2, Francis Matthews.

Second Generation

2

Family of John Bennett of

John Bennet (Arthur1) is named in the will of John Goddard, Jr., 1672. He is called, 21 April 1696, “son and onely son and heir of Arthur Bennick deceased.” He signed a petition in 1694. He is supposed to have married and to have had the following children:

  1. 4. Arthur Bennett m. Dorcas Rawlins.
  2. 5. Benjamin Bennett m. Penelope Cook.

3

Family of Abraham Bennett and Sarah Chesley

Abraham Bennett (Arthur1), born about 1672, died after 3 Jan. 1753/4. He married Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Thomas) Chesley. The Rev. Hugh Adams records, “Bapt. 17 Feb. 1 716/7, Abraham Bennick, Sarah his wife, Sarah and Ruth their adult daus., Abraham, Benjamin and Eleazar their sons in nonage.” He had a grant of land 19 March 1693/4. He was Lieutenant in command of volunteers at in 1724, selectman in 1717. Wife was living in 1722.

  1. Sarah, admitted to church 25 May 1718; m. prob. 30 Dec. 1725, James Marston.
  2. Ruth Bennett bapt. 17 Feb. 1716/7.
  3. 6. Abraham Bennett b. 14 Feb. 1703/4; m. Abigail Wedgwood.
  4. 7. Benjamin Bennett m. Mary Gilman. Eleazar.
  5. Martha Bennett, spinster in 1740.

Third Generation

4

Family of Arthur Bennett and Dorcas Rawlins

Arthur Bennett (John2, Arthur1) married, about 1715, Dorcas Rawlins of . According to tradition he was killed in his field by Indians in 1722. Administration of his estate was granted to his father-in-law, Thomas Rawlins, 6 June 1722. He was a cordwainer. He bought land in , now , west side of Piscassic River, 2 March 1715. His widow, Dorcas, married Joseph Glidden after 1742 and before 1753. She was daughter of Thomas and Phebe (Lawrence) Rawlins.

  1. 8. John Bennett b. 1716; m. Lydia Durgin.
  2. 9. Caleb Bennett b. 1718; m. 1746, Abigail Lovering.
  3. Arthur Bennett b. 1723; m. Ann dau. of Samuel Pease. A dau. Martha m. 2 June 1777, William Stevens, and another dau. Phebe m. John Barter, 23 Feb. 1778.
  4. Thomas Bennett b. 1720; m. Catherine Lawrence; d. s. p. 1784.
  5. Jeremiah Bennett (?) b. 1722; m. 1738, Rachel, dau. of Abner Sanborn of .

5

Family of Benjamin Bennett and Penelope Cook of Gloucester, Massachusetts

Benjamin Bennett (John2, Arthur1), born 1687, married 16 Dec. 1714, Penelope Cook of Gloucester, Mass. He lived in Gloucester as a fisherman. He was drowned 18 July 1723, aged 36. Penelope, his widow, was of 1748-51. Children born at Gloucester:

  1. Mary Bennett b. 1 Aug. 1715; d. 9 March 1725.
  2. Benjamin Bennett b. 27 March 1718; d. abt. 1748. Mariner of Gloucester. Ch. bapt. at , 5 July 1753, Dorcas and Moses.
  3. 10. John Bennett b. 9 May 1721 ; m. Abigail abt. 1748.
  4. William Bennett b. 3 May 1723.

6

Family of Lieut. Abraham Bennett and Abigail Wedgewood

Lieut. Abraham Bennett (Abraham2, Arthur1), born 14 Feb. 1703/4, married, 11 April 1728, Abigail, dau. of John Wedgewood of , born 22 March 1701. He died 15 Dec. 1792. She died 23 March 1788.

  1. Mary Bennett bapt. 5 Feb. 1728/9; m. Benjamin Bickford, 19 Nov. 1750.
  2. Martha Bennett b. 1730; m. Andrew Burleigh; d. 18 March 1800, aged 70.
  3. 11. John Bennett b. 11 Nov. 1740 m. Mary Bennett; d. 27 Feb. 1824. Perhaps others.

7

Family of Benjamin Bennett and Mary Gilman

Benjamin Bennett (Abraham2, Arthur1) born between 1703 and 1711, married Mary Gilman, as a deed shows. He signed a petition for a bridge in 1760.

  1. Mary Bennett bapt. 3 Sept. 1749; m. Daniel Croxford; d. 21 June 1820, aged 72.
  2. 12. Capt. Eleazer Bennett bapt. 2 Dec. 1752; m. Anna Clough.
  3. Elizabeth Bennett b. 1745; m. George Dame; d. 25 July 1842, aged 97.
  4. Ruth Bennett m. Aaron Chesley, 29 Nov. 1781.
  5. Sarah Bennett m. Joseph Tuttle.
  6. Susanna Bennett d. 29 May 1834, aged 92.

Fourth Generation

8

Family of Dea. John Bennett and Lydia Durgin of

Dea. John Bennett (Arthur3, John2, Arthur1), born 17 16, married Lydia, daughter of Francis and Sarah (Marston) Durgin of and lived in . He died in 1789. Children all born in :

  1. John Bennett b. abt. 1746; m. 5 May 1773 Deborah Burley, dau. of John and Sarah (Hall). She was b. i April 1748 and d. 19 Sept. 1825. He d. 17 June 1819.
  2. Cotton Bennett b. abt. 1748; m. Mary Newton of ; d. 1795. She d. June 1831.
  3. Sarah Bennett b. 25 April 1750; m. 14 May 1767, Benning, son of Capt. John and Elizabeth (Pickering) Brackett of , who was b. 31 March 1745 and d. 21 Jan. 1815. She d. 9 June 1823. Lived in . 16 ch.
  4. Josiah Bennett b. 4 Aug. 1753; m. 13 June 1776, Catherine Goodwin, dau. of James and Mehitabel (Lawrence), b. 1759, d. 1 Feb. 1815. He d. 20 May 1832,

9

Family of Caleb Bennett and Abigail Lovering of

Caleb Bennett (Arthur3, John2, Arthur1, born 1718, married, 1746, Abigail Lovering and lived in .

  1. Arthur Bennett b. 1747; m. Molly Mason of .
  2. Nancy Bennett b. 1749; m. John Mason.
  3. Lucy Bennett b. 1751; m. Thomas Haines.
  4. Olive Bennett b. 1753; m. Joseph Garmon of .
  5. Lydia Bennett b. 1755; m. Wm. Stockman, 28 Oct. 1778, or John Stockman (?).
  6. Mary Bennett b. 1757; m. Thomas Rollins of .
  7. Dolly Bennett b. 1759; m. Eliphalet Durrell of .
  8. Thomas Bennett b. 14 Jan. 1761 ; m. Sarah Davis of . See History of .
  9. Deborah Bennett b. 1763.
  10. Eben Bennett b. 1765; m. Sally Priest of .
  11. Esther Bennett b. 1767; m. Benjamin Johnson.

10

Family of John and Abigail Bennett of New

John Bennett (Benjamin3 John2, Arthur1) born in Gloucester, Mass., 9 May 1721, married Abigail (Roberts?). He lived a while in and removed to New after 1762, where he was selectman in 1779.

  1. Benjamin Bennett b. abt. 1745; m. (1) Elizabeth March, (2) Widow Elizabeth (Gage) Bell, 18 Nov. 1782; d. in Alton, 6 ch.
  2. Mary Bennett b. 26 June 1746; m. 5 Feb. 1767, John Bennett.
  3. John Bennett bapt. 14 June 1753; m. 24 March 1783, Lydia Gage.
  4. William Bennett bapt. 1 May 1757.
  5. Sarah Bennett bapt. 1 July 1762; m. John Jackson (?).
  6. Abigail Bennett (?) bapt. at Rochester, 3 July 1782, “Daughter to John Bennett of New , offered to baptism by her grandparents, Roberts.”
  7. Thomas Bennett (?).

11

Family of John Bennett and Mary Bennett

John Bennett (Abraham3, Abraham2, Arthur1), born 11 Nov. 1740, married Mary Bennett, it is said, 5 Feb. 1767. He died 27 Feb. 1824, aged 83. Mary, his wife, died 14 March 1824, aged 78. She was born 26 June 1746.

  • Abraham b. 25 June 1768; m. Betsey Savage; d. 10 Jan. 1859 in Dover. She was b. 18 Feb. 1772 and d. 19 Jan. 1833. Children:
    • John Bennett
    • Mary Bennett
    • Job Bryant Bennett
    • Sarah Bennett
    • Eliza Bennett
    • Thomas Bennett
    • James Bennett
  • Isaac Bennett b. 14 Jan. 1771; d. 15 Dec. 1823, Unm.
  • Abigail Bennett b. 19 June 1773; m. 4 Nov. 1792 John Smith; d. 11 July 1864.
  • Jacob Bennett b. 23 Dec. 1775; d. 22 May 1856. Unm.
  • Sarah Bennett b. 23 Aug. 1779; m. 13 Feb. 1803, Henry Young; d. 21 Apr. 1853. He was b. 23 July 1773 and d. 24 Aug. 1810.
  • Martha Bennett b. 4 Feb. 1783; m. William Young, 19 Feb. 1809; d. 7 March 1862.

12

Family of Capt. Eleazer Bennett and Anna Clough

Capt. Eleazer Bennett (Benjamin3, Abraham2, Arthur1), born 22 June 1750, as town records say, while family records say 16 or 17 June; died 25 Dec. 1851, aged 101 years 6 months 8 days. He was one of those who captured the powder at Fort William and Mary in 1774. He married, 6 April 1783, Anna Clough, who died 15 Aug. 1839, aged 83 years, 8 months. She was daughter of Ephraim Clough who died 1 April 1812, aged 82, and Hannah his wife, who died 1 Oct. 1824, aged 67.

  1. Sarah Bennett b. 11 Nov. 1795; m. George Dame, 9 Nov. 1817.
  2. Martha Bennett m. Capt. Edward Griffiths 3 Dec. 1813.
  3. Nancy Bennett d. 6 July 1837. Unm.
  4. Mary Bennett d. 5 March 1849, aged 64. Unm.
  5. Eleazer Bennett d. 17 May 1854, aged 55.
  6. John Bennett d. 25 March 1863, aged 70-0-14.

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