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bennett family cemetery/wv

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bennett family cemetery/wv

Posted: 20 Oct 2001 4:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jul 2002 6:08PM GMT
I am trying to help a friend find her bennett roots. I live in Fayetteville/Fayette County WV. My parents own the old Romeo Bennett farm and just down the road is Judge William Bennett's mansion. Somewhere in this vicinity there is a Bennett Family cemetery. In 1919, Judge Bennett's son, William Jr. married a Della Taylor. Mrs. Bennett was murdered one evening shortly there after and it was assumed that William Jr. was the murderer. He was taken to the jail in Fayetteville and because the murder caused such an uproar, he was heavily guarded for his own safety. A fews days went by and the guards felt all had settled down and they left him alone and a mob broke him out. He thought that it was friends of his father's however, it was not. This mob drove him down a dirt road and lynched him. When it was over, Judge Bennett was called to come for the body. Now, supposedly he and other family members, (mother, father, Della) are all buried in a family cemetery. But I don't know where it is. HELP!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
AnitaMcClung1... 20 Oct 2001 10:11PM GMT 
LandoD24 7 May 2002 9:00PM GMT 
AnitaMcClung1... 7 May 2002 11:44PM GMT 
cliogirl 18 Oct 2002 4:03PM GMT 
jeanne black 2 Nov 2002 12:43AM GMT 
JeffHill10 3 Nov 2002 4:42AM GMT 
anita 3 Nov 2002 3:01PM GMT 
Rhonda Marcum 19 Nov 2013 6:11AM GMT 
filobeco 9 Sep 2004 3:12PM GMT 
Dora_Landolin... 9 Sep 2004 10:11PM GMT 
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