Family:Isaac Bennett and Hettie Unknown (1)

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Isaac Bennett and Hettie Unknown: Family History

Isaac Bennett was the son of Adam Bennett, the enslaved overseer at Magnolia Plantation on the Ashley River in St. Andrews Parish, Charleston, South Carolina.

Isaac married Hettie. Isaac and his family are listed on the 1910 Census, St. Andrews, South Carolina township. Their household members were:

Name
Relationship Gender Color Age Birth
Bennett, Isaac Head M B 27 SC
Bennett, Hettie Wife F B 26 SC
Bennett, Evelena Daughter F B 2 SC
Bennett, William J. Son M B 1 SC

At the time Isaac registered for the 1917-1919 draft, he was living in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and worked as a boatman.

He and his family migrated to New York City where he was employed by the railroad. Isaac, his wife Hettie and daughter Evelena appear on the 1930 Federal Census in Manhatten, New York. Their household was:

Name
Relationship
Gender
Color
Age
Birthplace
Bennett, Isaac
Head
M
Neg
48
SC
Bennett, Hattie
Wife
F
Neg
38
SC
Bennett, Evelyn
Daughter
F
Neg
21
SC

Isaac died in New York in March of 1965.

We would like to learn more about Isaac, Hettie and Evelena's lives after they migrated to New York, and we would like to learn more about their descendants. If you have information and/or documents to share, please contact us! We will gratefully acknowledge your contribution.

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This page is part of a groundbreaking research project to rediscover the family lineages of enslaved people on Drayton family plantations in Barbados and the United States. To read more about this historic research, please visit the article below:

Genealogy of Enslaved Communities on Drayton Family Plantations: A Research Project Sponsored by the Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, SC

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