I've been flipping through a copy of some geneology work that a distant relative did concerning my family line and I thought it helpful to post that information here. The research is well done but I highly suggest reinforcing this information with the use of recognized authoritative sources. In no way is the information to be considered a primary source. This posting simply serves to answer the many family tree related questions that I have fielded. If, in your research, you find substantially supported information concerning anyone mentioned on this page please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The line I am about to write out is drawn from One James Bennett (b.???? -1659) as directly as possible to one Ferris Bennett (1801 - 1890)
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|A.||Hannah||b. June 1, 1640||d. @ Fairfield, Oct 29, 1650.||---|
|B.||Thomas||b. Oct 16, 1642||d. @ Fairfield, 1704.||M - Elizabeth Thompson|
|C.||James||b. ~1645||d. @ Stratford, Oct., 1736||M  A daughter
of Walter Joy
M  After 1683, Mary Osburn Booth b. @ New Haven 3/29/1653
M  Rebecca _____.
|D.||John||b. ~1648||d. (-??-)||M - Mary Thompson,
Sister of the wife of his brother Thomas.
Moved to Cohansey, N.J. in 1669/1670
|E.||Mary||b. Jan,20,1651/2||d. between 1654 and 1659||-|
|F.||Sarah||b. ~ 1654||d. 1726 @ (Fairfield?)|| M - Captain
John Osborn, Son of Captain Richard Osborn.
John Osborn d. July 15, 1709.
|G.||Hannah||b. ~ 1656||d. 1713||Probably M - Lieutenant Nathaniel Seeley b.~1650|
b. ~1665 @ Fairfield
M Sarah Hubbard, daughter of William Hubbard of Greenwich.
|B.||John||b. by 1670||d. 1713||M Phoebe _____ who M a second time by the end of 1713.|
|C.||Elizabeth||b. ~1672||d. @ West Point, 12/4/1775||M Henery Hendrick who died in 1741.|
|D.||James||b. Aug 6, 1675||d. @ Ridgefield July 27, 1725||M Deborah Adams who died after 1748.|
|E.||Hannah||b. Aug 20, 1680||d. @ Wilton,Conn. June 5,1753||M Samuel Stewart b. @ Norwalk, Conn. May 1678.|
|F.||Peter||b. After 1684||d. --||Settled in New Fairfield
where he was still iving in 1750.
M Elizabeth Rowland, Baptized March 10, 1694/5. Daughter of Isreal and Elizabeth Turney Rowland.
|A.||Deliverance||b. Dec 25, 1688||d. April 18, 1761 @ Westport||M - March 5, 1708 Mary Bigg who was born ~1688|
|B.||Sarah||b. ~1691||d. --||Probably M William Jenkins of Norwalk.|
|C.||Thomas||b. ~1693||June 5, 1781 in 88th year.||M  Mary Rowland
M  Mercy Schofield or Scovill.
|D.||Tabitha||b. ~1695||d. --||M Daniel Sherwood who D 1715.|
|E.||Martha||Baptized Nov 5, 1699||d. ---||Probably M Ebenezer Allen.|
|F.||Mary||b. --||d. --||M Sept 3, 1728 to Jonathan Cable|
|G.||Ruth||Baptized Mar 17, 1705/06||d. --||--|
|H.||Ebenezer||Baptized June 26, 1709||d. --||- Settled in Wilton, Conn. M Jemima __________|
|A.||Tabitha||b. April 1718||d. --|
|B.||Hannah||b. Oct, 1721||d. --||M October 22, 1743 Humphrey Odgen|
|C.||Nathan||b. March 4, 1725||d. October 5, 1792||M June 7, 1746 Hannah Sturges|
|D.||Thomas||b. March 8, 1727||d. @ Fairfield Jan 26, 1797||M Apr 1, 1754 Mary Couch - b. March 28, 1729 d. July 27,1788.|
|E.||James||b. July 15, 1743||d. June 1, 1799|| M  Apr 1762, Sarah
Read who d. Oct 28, 1779.
 At Norfield (Weston) Jun 7, 1780, Anne Godfrey.
|A.||Nathan||b. Nov 2, 1747||d. ---||M - Mary Beers, daughter of Anthony.|
|Children: Abigail, Mary, Rebecca, Joseph, Harriet and Daniel.|
|B.||Andrew||b. Mar 11, 1750||d. @ Westport Jan 6, 1805 aged 55||M - Dec 15, 1776 Elizabeth Couch, b. January 23, 1756|
|Children: Stephen, Joshua, Elizabeth, some authorities also list another child, 'Kessiah'|
|C.||Elias||b. May 10, 1752||d. ---||M  Abigail [Some say 'Anna']
Crossman b.Nov 25, 1756
 Elizabeth Squires M May 19, 1798.
Children of Elias and Abigail Crossman Bennett: John , Abigail, Elias, Lewis, Esther Ann.
Abigail - M Burr Roland
Children of Elias and Elizabeth Squires Bennett : Molly Jackson, Charles, Minot (or Minet), William, Daniel, Josiah.
|D.||Daniel|| b. Apr 1, 1754
Baptized May 5, 1754
M - Oct 7, 1778 - Mary Monroe b. May 22, 1757.
Children: Isabell, Dolly, Silas, Hezekiah, Ebenezer, Daniel, Macabes, Miranda and Mary
|E.||Hezekiah||b. Apr 7, 1756
Baptized May 9, 1756
|d. July 11, 1777||Unmarried|
|F.||Hannah|| b. May 20, 1758
Baptized June 25, 1758
|d. ---||M - June 24, 1779, Gilbert Fairchild of Norwalk.|
|G.||Sarah|| b. Mar 2, 1760
Baptized May 4, 1760
M - Moses Oysterbanks b. Sep 22,1762, @ Danbury, Conn.
Children: Abraham, Charity, Sally, Polly,
Betsey, Samuel, Abbe, Hannah, Moses and Aaron.
|H.||Ruth||b. Mar 10, 1762
Baptized July 11, 1762
|d. ---|| M - May 28,1786 Eleaser
(Jacobus states she married Ebenezer Monroe) who was baptized Mar 18, 1764.
|Children: Elizabeth, Betsey, Sally, Mary, Samuel and Hezkiah.|
|I.||Naomi|| b. Apr 15, 1764
Baptized Mar 27, 1764.
M - Feb 7, 1782, Thomas Squires, Baptized Nov 23, 1764.
Children: Hannah, Elizabeth, Sally, Mary, Hesekiah and Samuel.
|J.||Josiah||b. Apr 28, 1766||d. ---||
M - Sep 13, 1789 Mary Hilton
Children: Eli and Nathan
|K.||Thomas|| b. July 21, 1768.
Baptized Oct 2, 1768 at Fairfield, Connecticut
M at Greens Farms, Aug 24, 1788 Sarah
Children: Ferris, Charles, Abigail, Deborah, Sally, Esther, Charity, Fannie, Alfred.
|L.||Esther|| b. Mar 1, 1771.
Baptized Sep 1, 1771.
M - Eliphant Stevens
|Notes:||Five of Nathan Bennett's children settled in Danbury and vicinity, but very few of their descendants bear the name Bennett. The Banks without the Oyster, Stevens and Morris families are well represented. Many of Elias Bennett's descendants live in Bethel, Connecticut.|
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