Person:Ezekiel Bennett (1)

     
Ezekiel Bennett
d.29 Jul 1949
  1. Gabriel Bennett1873 - 1938
  2. Adam Bennett, Jr.1874 - 1910
  3. John Bennett1878 - 1926
  4. Isaac Bennett1883 - 1965
  5. Ezekiel Bennett1886 - 1949
  6. Susan Bennett1886 - 1957
  7. Elizabeth Bennett1890 -
  • HEzekiel Bennett1886 - 1949
  • WLula Davis1898 - 1948
  1. Sara Bennett
  2. Susan Bennett
  3. Living
  4. Mabel Bennett1911 - 1985
  5. Viola Bennett1914 - 1989
  6. Adam Seabrook Bennett1919 - 1986
Facts and Events
Name[1] Ezekiel Bennett
Gender Male
Birth[1] 14 Mar 1886 Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Death[3] 29 Jul 1949

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Ezekiel Bennett: Biographical Information

Ezekiel was the son of Adam Bennett and Hannah. Ezekiel's father Adam was formerly enslaved on Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.

He married Lula Davis who was born about 1895 to York Davis and an unknown mother.

Lula died Jan 16th, 1948. She and Ezekiel are buried at Magnolia Plantation.

When Ezekiel registered for the World War I draft, he gave his date of birth as March 14, 1886. He listed his occupation as farmer and employer as N.C. Hastie.

Ezekiel and his family were enumerated on the 1920 Federal Census for St. Andrews Parish, Charleston, South Carolina. The members of their household [transcribed exactly as the Census-taker wrote them] were:

Name
Relationship
Gender
Color
Age
Birth
Bennett, Ezekiel Head
M
B
63
SC
Bennett, Lula Wife
F
B
29
SC
Bennett, Maybell Daughter F B 14 SC
Bennett, Viola Daughter F B 12 SC
Bennett, Susan Daughter F B 10 SC
Bennett, Adames Son M B 8 SC

There is a remarkable discrepancy in the age listed above for Ezekiel, and his age as recorded on other documents. The Census transcription clearly reads "63" for Ezekiel's age, however, his WWI draft registration records his date of birth as March 14, 1886. Further, the inscription on his headstone in the Magnolia Plantation Cemetery lists his birth year as 1886, not 1857 as the above record would imply. Ezekiel was not listed in his parents' household on the 1880 Federal Census. We believe the preponderance of the evidence suggests that the age listed in the 1920 Census record above is an error.

Ezekiel died in Charleston County on 29 Jul 1949 and is buried at Magnolia Plantation.

You can follow the links in the Family Group Sheet below to see the pages for each member of Ezekiel's immediate family.

Family Group Sheet


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About This Page

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

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 World War I Draft Registration.

    Roll: 1852500 Charleston Draft Board, Charleston, S.C.

  2.   1920 Census of the United States.

    Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Saint Andrews, Charleston, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1688; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 88; Image: 869.

  3. South Carolina Death Index, 1915 - 1949.

    Name: Ezekiel Bennett; Death Date: 29 Jul 1949; Age: 62; Birth Year: 1886; Certificate Number: 8129

  4.   Of the 49 marked graves in the African American Cemetery at Magnolia Plantation 14 of those interred there are members of the Bennett family. They are:

    1) IN MEMORIUM HANNAH WIFE OF ADAM BENNETT DIED DEC.7,1908
    2) IN MEMORIUM ADAM BENNETT DIED APRIL 27, 1910 AGED 72 YEARS
    3) JOHN BENNETT 1878-1926 FOR 30 YEARS SUPT. OF MAGNOLIA GARDENS
    IN LIFE THE FAMILY HE SERVED LOVED AND TRUSTED HIM, IN DEATH THEY HONOR HIM
    4) WILLIAM J. BENNETT 1908-1925 AT REST
    5) ELIGAH C. BENNETT 1909-1933 AT REST
    6) EVELYN BENNETT JENKIN 1907-1936 AT REST
    7) GABRIEL BENNETT DIED MAY 25, 1938 AT REST
    8) HATTIE BENNETT 1886- 1954
    9) MOTHER LOLA BENNETT 1898-1948
    10)REBBECCA WESTON 12 9 1954
    11)SUSAN BENNETT HADDOCK APRIL 13, 1886 DEC. 10, 1957
    12)EZEKIAL BENNETT 1886-1949 AT REST
    13)SIMON BENNETT JAN 4,1873 NOV.26,1939 AT REST
    14)ELLA BENNETT 1896-1944 AT REST