Person:Gabriel Bennett (1)

  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 -
Facts and Events
Name[2] Gabriel Bennett
Gender Male
Birth[1] 04/14/1873 Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Death[3] May 25, 1938 Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Burial[3] 05/25/1938 Magnolia Plantation, South Carolina

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Gabriel Bennett: Biographical Information

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

Gabriel first appears in Adam and Hannah's household in the 1880 Federal Census for St. Andrews Parish, Charleston, South Carolina. Adam and Hannah's household in 1880 was:

Name
Color
Gender
Age
Relationship
Birth
Bennett, Adam B M 45 SC
Bennet, Hanna
B F 42 Wife
SC
Bennett, Gabriel B M 8 Son
SC
Bennett, Adam B M 5 Son
SC
Bennett, John B M 2 Son SC
Bennett, Infant B F 1/12 Daughter SC

On his World War I Draft Registration (made between 1917 and 1919), Gabriel listed his birthdate as 14 April 1873. His wife's name was Elizabeth (Lizzie) Campbell and his children were Edward, Mary, Chris, and a female child. At the time he worked as a laborer at the Charleston Navy Yard. He and his wife Elizabeth lived at 6 Bogard Street, Charleston, South Carolina.

Gabriel and his family were listed on the 1930 Federal Census for Charleston, South Carolina, where they were living on Philips Street. Their household members were:

Name
Relationship
Gender
Color
Age
Birth
Bennett, Gabriel Head M Neg 53 SC
Bennet, Elizabeth
Wife F Neg 49
SC
Bennett, Elijah C. Son M Neg 20
SC
Bennett, Edward L. Son M Neg
16
SC

Gabriel lived all his life in the Charleston area and passed away on the 25th of May 1931 at the age of 58. He is buried in the Magnolia Plantation Cemetery.

You can follow the links in the Family Group Sheet below to see the pages for each of Gabriel'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. Worl War I Draft Registration.

    "Black Roll": 1852500 at the Charleston Draft Board.

  2. 1880 Census of the United States.

    Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Saint Andrews, Charleston, South Carolina; Roll: T9_1223; Family History Film: 1255223; Page: 67.2000; Enumeration District: 81.

  3. 3.0 3.1 South Carolina Death Records, 1821-1955.

    Name: Gabriel Bennett
    Death Date: 25 May 1938
    Age (Years): 58
    Estimated Birth Year: 1880
    Gender: Male
    Color: Non-White (White)
    County of Death: Charleston
    Volume Number: 16
    Certificate Number: 6748

  4.   1930 Census of the United States.

    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina; Roll 2190; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 39; Image 256.0.

  5.   Magnolia Plantation Cemetery.

    Inscription: "Gabriel Bennett Died MAY 25, 1938 At Rest"

  6.   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