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William Bennett: Biographical Information
William Bennett was the son of Isaac and Hettie Bennett, and the grandson of Adam Bennett, the enslaved overseer at Magnolia Plantation on the Ashley River in St. Andrews Parish, Charleston, South Carolina.
William was born about 1910. He appears with his family in the 1910 Federal Census for St. Andrews township in Charleston, South Carolina, listed as 1 year old. Their household was:
|Bennett, William J.
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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
- ↑ Charleston, South Carolina, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule.
Census Year: 1910; Census Place: St Andrews, Charleston, South Carolina; Roll: T624_1453; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 77; Image: 694.
- ↑ New York County, New York. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule.
Census Year: 1930; Census Place: Manhattan, New York, New York; Roll: 1551; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 375; Image: 847.0.
- 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