Will Book 1,pg.67,Barren County, KY I Willam Bennett Senr.of the County of Baren & State of KentuckyBeing much indisposed & week in body but of sound mind & memory & understanding do ordain & publish this my last will & testament as followeth:To Wit, First I give & bequeath unto my oldest son STEPHEN BENNETT black mare & her last spring coltAlso my Negro girl named Hagar also my feather bed & furniture together with all and singular my household furniture with one (?) weeding hoe also my saddle.ItemI also give unto my said son Stephen all my right and title to the headright of plantation whereon I FORMERLY lived and also one hundred and twenty acres on Puncheon Camp Creek backwaters f Big Bafrren River in Ten State and also nine ead of cattle (?) kindItem I give and bequeath unto my son JOHN BENNETT one hundred dollars whih he is ? for certain black horseWitness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th of September 1806......... Witness Dougherty William Isaac Bennett (mark)
The land mentioned lying in Tennessee, Puncheon Camp Creek, I have not found.After checking with Green County and several others, no deeds came to light.There is a Stephen Bennett on the 1820 Bedford County TN census
Kentucky State Land Office: Land Grants: Stephen Bennett 200 ac8/27/1799Beaver Creek William Bennett 130 ac 1/2/1816 Fallen Timber ( this is probably the son of William Bennett sr) William Bennett 20 ac 6/9/1817 Waters Fallen Timber Wm Bennett 56 ac 8/15/1815
1780 KY Land Grants - Wm Bennett premptive warrant #1269 County of Kentucky Elkhorn Creek (south) (Kentucky was a part of Virginia at this time) HAS ANYONE READ THE MICROFILM OF KENTUCKY COUNTY? Lib of Virginia ?????
1781 Survey 1000 acres 2/17/1781 #1269
1784 William Bennett, premptive warrant 8/14/1784 Glens Creek
1783 Wm Bennett Fayette County KYsurvey 400 acres
Stephen Bennett, son of Wm Bennett, had a son James Bennett.
James Bennett died in Barren County after 1850 - His first wife was Julia Key of Clarke County KY.He later married Nancy Malone in Barren County (I have the marriage documents for both marriages)Price Key, the father Julia Key, also died in Barren County
1799 - Clarke County KYDeedWm Bennett of Berkeley County VA to Anthony Moore In this deed Wm Bennett is selling 350 ac situate in the County of Clark in Kentucky "and lying on the Waters of Johnson's Fork of Lcking (being part of thousand acre survey in the name of Van Swearingen DECEASED, on a preemption Warrant and also that part of said tract fell to said Bennett by DIVISION OF LOT BETWEEN THE CHILDREN & DEVISES OF VAN SWEARINGEN... Signed sealed...... Josiah Hart Hart D Bullock D Collins Anderson ?Plummer
The Clark County KY deed may not be the same Wm Bennett that I have found in Barren County ---
If any reader recognizes any of the above research or could assist me in any way, I would be most grateful.
Having read a list of name at the Boonesborough website, I did notice HART surname was prominent - perhaps this is pertinent???????
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