Person:James Bennett (110)

Watchers
James BENNETT, Jr
m. CA 1851
  1. John W BENNETT1852 - 1936
  2. Thomas Joshua BENNETT, MD1854 - 1927
  3. William BENNETT1855 - 1867
  4. George W BENNETT1856 - 1925
  5. Albert BENNETT1859 - 1938
  6. Henry Clay BENNETT1861 - 1949
  7. Benjamin Franklin Bennett1864 - 1930
  8. James BENNETT, JrEst 1866 - Abt 1906
  9. Hiram H (Harry) BENNETT1868 - 1955
  10. Mary Lavina (Mamie) BENNETT1869 - 1903
  11. Martha Alice BENNETT1873 - Aft 1910
  12. Charles Andrew BENNETT1875 - 1917
Facts and Events
Name James BENNETT, Jr
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] CA 1866 Williamson County, Texas_PROOF: proven
Other[3][4][5][8] CA DEC 1887 San Saba County, Texasinvolved in horse theft, murder _PROOF: proven Misc
Death[6] ABT 1906 Glendive, Dawson, MontanaSecondary date: 1 JUL 1906
Burial[7] ABT 1906 Miles City, Custer, MontanaSecondary date: 1907

http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.texas.counties.sansaba/68.280/mb.ashx Re: Shooting in the 1890s nedrairene (View posts) Posted: 5 Feb 2002 7:39PM GMT Classification: Query Surnames: There is a family story that James Bennett shot a man in San Saba area, killing him. He fled to Austin, local sherrif told family they knew Jim did it and was in Austin. Family took him a good horse and told him to get out of the country. He went to WY to his brothers via Colorado where he is supposed to have killed to Black Army troopers. I am babysitting my granddaughter and can't give you datesor the name of the sherriff. Contact me at nedrairene@@cs.com and I give you all the info I have and see if it fits. http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.texas.counties.sansaba/68.279.448.450.454/mb.ashx Shooting in the 1890s Replies: 24 Re: Will James shooting nedrairene (View posts) Posted: 5 Feb 2002 9:13PM GMT Classification: Query Surnames: The following is an excerpt from the family history of the Bennett family as told by Albert Armstrong Bennett about his great-uncle James Bennett the son of James & Margaret Bennett from San Saba, Tx.Albert A. Bennett said he saw the picture and newpaper article about the Glendive robbery in his Uncle Georges house at about 8 and later after his uncles dath. These were destroyed by his Aunt Lola to protect the family name. I am now trying to relocate copies. He would have been 30 in 1896. I have a homestead record in Glendo, Wyo next to George Bennett's place in 1905 and that is why I put hisdeath at abt. 1906. James Bennett b. 6 Mar 1866 TX d. abt 1906 Glendive, MT James Bennett lived in Texas until he got into trouble. He was a hard case and into trouble wherever he went. He shot and killed a guy off his horse in Texas and had to go to Austin to hide out. The sherriff of San Saba, Texas., Hugh Miller, a friend of the Bennett family came to Albert Bennett (brother of James) and told him the law knew Jim was hiding in Austin. Albert took a good horse to Jim in Austin and told him to quit the country or swing from a rope as the man he killed was a prominant individual. He went to Colorado and hired out to a hay contractor, putting up hay for the Army. He went to some Colorado town and got to drinking. There were some black Army troops there and he ended up killingtwo of them. That put him wanted by the Army and the government. He took off from there and hid out at (another brother) George's ranch. George tried to get him to give himself up but Jim left and went to Canada. He robbed a bank, with some gang, in Canada and got the Canadian Mounted Police after him. He left Canada and went thru Montana and spent some time in the Dakotas, hanging around the gold camps. Them he ended up back in Montana and robbed a bank in Webo, Montana. They then planned a bank robbery in Glendive, Montana. The law was apparently waiting for them in Glendive as they were all shot full of holes and killed. He went by the name of Jim Lacy when he was killed in Montana. He also went by the name of Clay at one time or other. After he was killed the law at Glendive sent George a picture of the corpse and asked for a positive identification. He made the identificaiton for Montana authorities and had Jim buried in Miles City, Mt. He paid for the burial. Around 1900-1906.

References
  1. "1870 United States Federal Census," database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com/: accessed ), ; ci
    Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: , Williamson, Texas; Roll: M593_1609; Page: 394B; Image: 138; Family History Library Film: 553108.

    _TMPLT:
    FIELD:
    Name: Page
    VALUE: Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: , Williamson, Texas; Roll: M593_1609; Page: 394B; Image: 138; Family History Library Film: 553108. _QUAL:
    _SOUR: O
    _INFO: P
    _EVID: D

  2. "1880 United States Federal Census," database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com/: accessed ), ; ci
    Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: , Comanche, Texas; Roll: 1297; Family History Film: 1255297; Page: 81C; Enumeration District: 29; .

    _TMPLT:
    FIELD:
    Name: Page
    VALUE: Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: , Comanche, Texas; Roll: 1297; Family History Film: 1255297; Page: 81C; Enumeration District: 29; . _QUAL:
    _SOUR: O
    _INFO: P
    _EVID: D

  3. "," (I)Dallas (Texas) Morning News, ; online archives (www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ : accessed ).
    A Murder Unearthed; 2 July 1889; murder of Richard W Tolley by James Bennett, Jr; accessed, downloaded; 29 May 2011; page 2.

    _TMPLT:
    FIELD:
    Name: Author
    FIELD:
    Name: Article
    VALUE: A Murder Unearthed
    FIELD:
    Name: ItemType
    FIELD:
    Name: IssueDate
    VALUE: 2 July 1889
    FIELD:
    Name: SpecificContent
    VALUE: murder of Richard W Tolley by James Bennett, Jr
    FIELD:
    Name: AccessType
    VALUE: accessed, downloaded
    FIELD:
    Name: AccessDate
    VALUE: 29 May 2011
    FIELD:
    Name: CreditLine
    FIELD:
    Name: Annotation
    VALUE: page 2 _QUAL:
    _SOUR: O
    _INFO: P
    _EVID: D

  4. "," (I)Dallas (Texas) Morning News, ; online archives (www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ : accessed ).
    Young Man Murdered; 5 July 1889; murder of Richard W Tolley by James Bennett, Jr; accessed, downloaded; 28 May 2011; page 1.

    _TMPLT:
    FIELD:
    Name: Author
    FIELD:
    Name: Article
    VALUE: Young Man Murdered
    FIELD:
    Name: ItemType
    FIELD:
    Name: IssueDate
    VALUE: 5 July 1889
    FIELD:
    Name: SpecificContent
    VALUE: murder of Richard W Tolley by James Bennett, Jr
    FIELD:
    Name: AccessType
    VALUE: accessed, downloaded
    FIELD:
    Name: AccessDate
    VALUE: 28 May 2011
    FIELD:
    Name: CreditLine
    FIELD:
    Name: Annotation
    VALUE: page 1 _QUAL:
    _SOUR: O
    _INFO: P
    _EVID: D

  5. "," (I)Dallas (Texas) Morning News, ; online archives (www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ : accessed ).
    Garland Notes; 7 July 1889; Richard W Talley burial; accessed, downloaded; 28 May 2011; page 2.

    _TMPLT:
    FIELD:
    Name: Author
    FIELD:
    Name: Article
    VALUE: Garland Notes
    FIELD:
    Name: ItemType
    FIELD:
    Name: IssueDate
    VALUE: 7 July 1889
    FIELD:
    Name: SpecificContent
    VALUE: Richard W Talley burial
    FIELD:
    Name: AccessType
    VALUE: accessed, downloaded
    FIELD:
    Name: AccessDate
    VALUE: 28 May 2011
    FIELD:
    Name: CreditLine
    FIELD:
    Name: Annotation
    VALUE: page 2 _QUAL:
    _SOUR: O
    _INFO: P
    _EVID: D

  6. TXSSABA-L Archives

    Archiver > TXSSABA > 2002-02 > 1012943623

    From: nedrairene@cs.com
    Subject: [TXSSABA] Re: Will James shooting
    Date: 5 Feb 2002 14:13:54 -0700

    The following is an excerpt from the family history of the Bennett family as told by Albert Armstrong Bennett about his great-uncle James Bennett the son of James & Margaret Bennett from San Saba, Tx. Albert A. Bennett said he saw the picture and newpaper article about the Glendive robbery in his Uncle Georges house at about 8 and later after his uncles dath. These were destroyed by his Aunt Lola to protect the family name. I am now trying to relocate copies. He would have been 30 in 1896. I have a homestead record in Glendo, Wyo next to George Bennett's place in 1905 and that is why I put his death at abt. 1906.

    James Bennett b. 6 Mar 1866 TX d. abt 1906 Glendive, MT

    James Bennett lived in Texas until he got into trouble. He was a hard case and into trouble wherever he went.

    He shot and killed a guy off his horse in Texas and had to go to Austin to hide out. The sherriff of San Saba, Texas., Hugh Miller, a friend of the Bennett family came to Albert Bennett (brother of James) and told him the law knew Jim was hiding in Austin. Albert took a good horse to Jim in Austin and told him to quit the country or swing from a rope as the man he killed was a prominant individual. He went to Colorado and hired out to a hay contractor, putting up hay for the Army. He went to some Colorado town and got to drinking. There were some black Army troops there and he ended up killing two of them. That put him wanted by the Army and the government. He took off from there and hid out at (another brother) George's ranch. George tried to get him to give himself up but Jim left and went to Canada. He robbed a bank, with some gang, in Canada and got the Canadian Mounted Police after him. He left Canada and went thru Montana and spent some time in the Dakotas, ha!
    nging around the gold camps. Them he ended up back in Montana and robbed a bank in Webo, Montana. They then planned a bank robbery in Glendive, Montana. The law was apparently waiting for them in Glendive as they were all shot full of holes and killed. He went by the name of Jim Lacy when he was killed in Montana. He also went by the name of Clay at one time or other. After he was killed the law at Glendive sent George a picture of the corpse and asked for a positive identification. He made the identificaiton for Montana authorities and had Jim buried in Miles City, Mt. He paid for the burial. Around 1900-1906.

    I hope have the name of the Sherriff and Jim will help fill in blanks in San Saba history and my family history. Nedra
  7. J Bennett
    Birth: unknown
    Death: unknown
    Burial:
    Custer National Cemetery 
    Crow Agency
    Big Horn County
    Montana, USA
    (Find A Grave)
     
  8. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=talley&GSfn=richard&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=46&GScnty=2576&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=58701646&df=all&

    Richard W. Talley

    Birth: Jan. 7, 1866
    Death: Nov. 25, 1867

    Burial:
    Garland Mills Memorial Cemetery
    Garland (Dallas County)
    Dallas County
    Texas, USA
    ----------------------------------
    http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/etx/dallas/cemetery/garlandm.html

    Talley Richard W. 01/17/1866 11/26/1887 43-C 28 26 *