Facts and Events
Richard Bennett was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Estate/Guardian Records of Richard Bennett
- Page 280.--30th November, 1750. John Lynn (Linn), Jr.'s, bond as guardian of Sarah Bennett, orphan of Richard Bennett, with surety John Lynn, Sr., Jas. McCorkle. Sarah chose her guardian.
- Page 525.--21st November, 1753. Alexander Thompson's bond as guardian (appointed) to Bcnj. Bennet, orphan of Richard Bennet, with surety Wm. Thompson.
Records of Richard Bennett in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1780 (A). - Bennett vs. McNabb.--Chancery. Writ, 3d December, 1771. Benjamin Bennett (orator), eldest son and heir of Richard Bennett. Richard died intestate, 1743, leaving orator an infant. Shortly before his death he bought 300 acres in Beverley's Manor, but died before getting a deed. Richard's widow, Martha, married William McNabb. William McNabb put two of his sons, James and Samuel, in possession of the land. Bill for title and accounting of personal estate. Richard had other children besides Benjamin. William Thompson, aged 62 (deposes 16th May, 1773), was brother-in-law of Martha Bennett McNabb.
- Page 10.--18th March, 1783. Benjamin Bennett, of Rockbridge, son and heir-at-law of Richard Bennett, deceased, to Rev. Archibald Scott, 245 acres gained by Benjamin from Beverley by a suit in chancery in 1780 in Augusta County Court, being the plantation where Wm. McKnab and Jacob Gabert formerly lived. (Note: William McNabb mentioned in this record was the step-father of Benjamin Bennett, as he married his mother Martha after the death of Richard Bennett).