Saturday, June 20, 2015

John and Rosanna L. Bennett

The family that I've decided to highlight this week is a family I haven't researched very much on my own. Most of the information in this post is a compilation of the work of various other researchers on this line. I am hoping by posting this information that others will be able to find me and assist me with this line further.

John Todd Bennett was born about 1786 in Guilford County, North Carolina to Elisha Bennett and Elizabeth Coble (also seen spelled Gobel).

He married Rosanna Lineberry on 5 September 1807 in Orange County, North Carolina.
Marriage Record
Rosanna was born about 1785 in North Carolina to Jacob Lineberry and Rebecca Chrisman. Together, John and Rosanna had at least the following children:
  • Daniel Bennett, born about 1810
  • Emanuel Bennett, born about 1810
  • Sarah Bennett, born about 1815
  • Emily Bennett, born about 1816
  • Mary Bennett, born about 1818
  • Jeremiah Bennett, born about 1819
  • John Bennett, born about 1821
  • William Bennett, born about 1823
  • Eliza Bennett, born about 1824
Based on the birth and death locations of the children, I know that sometime before Eliza was born in 1824, the family moved to Tennessee. Sometime after their daughter, Mary, died in 1833 in Tennessee, the family moved to Illinois.

It is said that the family moved to Savannah, Georgia sometime just before John's death in 1836; he is supposed to have died in Cherokee Nation. This puts Rosanna moving to Illinois as a widow sometime between John's death in 1836 and her own death in 1873. Rosanna is buried at Shiloh Valley Cemetery in Shiloh, St. Clair County, Illinois.

  • Marriage Record, John Bennett and Roseanah Loinberry (as found on Ancestry - uploaded by melody_pryor)
  • Tombstone, Rosanna Lineberry Bennett (as posted by acl on Find A Grave)

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