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Bennett family in Cork, Ireland

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Re: Bennett family in Cork, Ireland

Posted: 5 Nov 2012 1:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: bennett, bennette, bennet, benoit
Hi Valerie,

Thanks for the response. I think Ireland because my nearest DNA match outside the US is to a fellow in Ireland - unfortunately, his surname is not Bennett.

I don't know Thomas Bennett's trade. He was listed as a "Farmer" in the 1850 US Census. He died on the Oregon Trail shortly after the census was taken. His wife kept a diary but it was burned in a house fire in 1940 (along with the trunk of keepsakes and heirlooms in which it was kept - ouch!). At this point (after searching for 40+ years), I'm hoping for a DNA match. "Bennett" was a pretty common surname in the UK at the time my ancestor, Thomas Bennett, must have immigrated to the US (ca 1830-1840) - making the search all the more difficult. Basically, he sort of sprang onto the scene in 1846 when he purchased land in Iowa. Before that - nothing that I can say for sure was left by or about him. Lots and lots of dead-ends and maybes but precious few "for sures".

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Gayle 17 Dec 2004 8:49AM GMT 
Natasha Lopez 27 Jan 2005 7:49PM GMT 
Gayle 28 Jan 2005 12:29AM GMT 
Nick Reddan 31 Jan 2005 10:06AM GMT 
AmosBennett 31 Mar 2008 10:09AM GMT 
jmaysmith 15 Oct 2012 1:31PM GMT 
Greg Bennette 16 Oct 2012 2:15AM GMT 
Valfarbenn 5 Nov 2012 5:29AM GMT 
Greg Bennette 5 Nov 2012 8:06PM GMT 
Valfarbenn 6 Nov 2012 12:02PM GMT 
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