Howdy! I am hoping someone could help im my research regarding the Bennett side of my family. I have copied below part of an autobiography that my Great Great Grandma Sarah Elizabeth (Bennett) Hunter wrote in Aurora, Colorado in 1937:
"Grandfather Bennett was born in Ireland. I know nothing of my grandfather except this brief fact, that father's father was born on Irish soil. After he and Grandmother--whose birthplace I know nothing of--came to the United States, they owned three hundred and twenty acres near Cincinnati, Ohio, where my father (Stephen Nathaniel Bennett) was born. Grandmother died when father was born. Grandfather was married a second time to a Mrs. Raredon, mother of two sons. One was a Union Pacific agent."
Other research of mine has identified Sarah Elizabeth's grandfather as Stephen Bennett who married Margaret Mitchell Rardin in Clermont Co. 8 April 1841.
The 1880 National Census has Stephen Nathaniel Bennett's birth year of 1833. It also lists his Father as being from Ireland and his Mother being from Ohio.
The 1850 Clermont Co. Ohio census has Nathaniel's father's birth year 1788 in Ireland and Margaret's birth year as 1795 in Kentucky.
I am trying to find out more information regarding Nathaniel's father and mother. If anyone here has access to land records that might support Sarah's information about the 320 acres I'd love to see if anything exists showing this land ownership.
Also, if anyone has any access to birth records or death records for 1833 that might help to identify Nathaniel's mom as her death date would be the same as his birthdate.