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Bennett family in Cork, Ireland

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Re: Bennett family in Cork, Ireland

Posted: 1352145991000
Classification: Query
Surnames: bennett, bennette, bennet, benoit
Hi Valerie,

Thanks for the response. I think Ireland because my nearest DNA match outside the US is to a fellow in Ireland - unfortunately, his surname is not Bennett.

I don't know Thomas Bennett's trade. He was listed as a "Farmer" in the 1850 US Census. He died on the Oregon Trail shortly after the census was taken. His wife kept a diary but it was burned in a house fire in 1940 (along with the trunk of keepsakes and heirlooms in which it was kept - ouch!). At this point (after searching for 40+ years), I'm hoping for a DNA match. "Bennett" was a pretty common surname in the UK at the time my ancestor, Thomas Bennett, must have immigrated to the US (ca 1830-1840) - making the search all the more difficult. Basically, he sort of sprang onto the scene in 1846 when he purchased land in Iowa. Before that - nothing that I can say for sure was left by or about him. Lots and lots of dead-ends and maybes but precious few "for sures".

Warmly,
Greg
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Gayle 1103273351000 
Natasha Lopez 1106855391000 
Gayle 1106872160000 
Nick Reddan 1107166010000 
AmosBennett 1206958188000 
jmaysmith 1350307869000 
Greg Bennette 1350353737000 
Valfarbenn 1352093389000 
Greg Bennette 1352145991000 
Valfarbenn 1352203353000 
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