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Re: Fielden Bennett b. 1846
Posted by: Christopher Freeman Date: January 01, 2002 at 19:52:21
In Reply to: Fielden Bennett b. 1846 by John Burke of [an error occurred while processing this directive]

John,

I have strong belief that Fielding Bennett is my great great grandfather. In the 1880 census for Grayson County, there is a listing for a Nellie Bennett, age 2 years who was the daughter of Fielding and Rosa Bennett. I think that Nellie was my Great Grandmother.

My Great Grandmothers name was Ellie Bennett. She had a child out of wedlock in 1894(?). Within a couple years she and my grandmother, Ola, came to Clinchport Virginia. I have been told that she came to live with her brother. I have also talked to one of the grandchildren of Maggie (Margaret) Bennett Holloman. I was told that my great grandmother was a sister of Mrs. Holloman.

In 1899, my great grandmother, Ellie Bennett married George Reed in Russell County Virginia. On the marriage license, Ellie was 21 years old, which would put her birth at the same year as the 1880 census for Nellie Bennett. It also lists her parents as F. & R. Bennett (which I assume is Fielding and Rosa Bennett.

I would love to find out the identity of my great grandfather (father of my grandmother born out of wedlock). I would also love any information regarding Ellie's siblings.

Have you ever heard of a Robert Bennett? He Would visit my grandmother after my great grandmother died. My family was always told that this was Ellie Bennett's brother.

I would love any information that you may have. There is only one picture of Ellie Bennett. I have a copy of this if you would like it. Also, how are you related to Fielding Bennett?

Christopher Freeman


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