Let me elaborate on the Delila Bennett - Johnson connection and anyone who can, tell me I'm crazy.
I'm descended from William F. Bennett who was in Wilson Co., TN by 1808 > his son Micajah T. Bennett b. Wilson Co., TN 1822> Charles Oliver Bennett b. Wilson Co. 1848 > Frank Micajah Bennett b. Cannon Co., TN 1878.Frank was my grandfather.(William F.'s sons were named William F., Jr (married Jane Shore), Micajah T. (married 1st Martha Palmer and 2nd Nancy Tarver), and John O. (Oliver?)(married a Phillips) Wm. F., Srs' daughters were Susannah (m. A. Joplin) and Nancy (m. Green).The history of those after William F., Sr is clear.But I am attempting to find the origins of William F. Bennett. So.... do you like long shots?
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My father's first name was De.His sister's first name was Lila. There is a Delila Bennett b. 1757 Bute Co. NC (daughter of a William Bennett) She married James Johnson in NC and died in 1841 in a county neighboring Wilson Co., TN.Could William F. Sr. have been her brother?Could he have come with Delila and James Johnson to TN and settled next door to them in Wilson County?