Person:Viola Bennett (2)

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Viola Bennett
d.16 Apr 1989 Charleston, S.C.
  1. Sara Bennett
  2. Susan Bennett
  3. Living
  4. Mabel Bennett1911 - 1985
  5. Viola Bennett1914 - 1989
  6. Adam Seabrook Bennett1919 - 1986
m. 24 Nov 1940
Facts and Events
Name[1] Viola Bennett
Gender Female
Birth? 9 Apr 1914 Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, S.C.
Marriage 24 Nov 1940 to Sandy Ladson
Burial[3] 1989 Olive Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina
Death[2] 16 Apr 1989 Charleston, S.C.

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Viola Bennett: Biographical Information

Viola Bennett was the daughter of Ezekiel Bennett and Lula Davis Bennett, and the granddaughter of Adam Bennett, the enslaved overseer at Magnolia Plantation on the Ashley River in Charleston, South Carolina.

Viola was born April 9, 1914. She married Sandy Ladson November 24, 1940.

She united with Springfield Baptist Church in 1939 and attended there until she moved her membership to Olive Branch Baptist Church.

She died April 16, 1989 and is buried in the Olive Branch Church Cemetery.

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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

References
  1. 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.

  2. Social Security Death Index, Master File.

    Social Security Administration. Viola Ladson. 248-05-9909, April 1989

  3. Funeral Program, Fielding's Home for Funerals, Charleston, South Carolina.
  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
  5.   Social Security Death Index
    Name: Viola Ladson
    SSN: 248-05-9909
    Last Residence: 29407 Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
    Born: 15 April 1914
    Died: Apr 1989
    State (Year) SSN Issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)
  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