Most Bennett Cordray's are tied to my Cordrey/Cordray line.My third great-grandfather, Thomas Cordrey was married to Comfort Bryan, whose father was Bennett Bryan and whose mother was Rachel Shepherd; thus the given names of Bennett or Shepherd are tied back to her family.
But, I'm having trouble sorting out the various Bennett's.Bennett Cordrey, son of Thomas and Comfort (Bryan) Cordrey was born around 1780 in Maryland, moved to Tuscarawas County, Ohio and from there to Bartholomew County, Indiana around 1840.I've sorted out most of his family with the exception of a son, Bennett, Jr. (birth year unknown).
There was a Bennett Cordray who married a Jane Morris on 26 November 1865 in Owen County, Indiana; another married Susannah M. Muncie on 22 September 1870 in Bartholomew County, Indiana; a third married Amanda Brownson, I believe somewhere in Iowa.
One of these Bennett's may have been the son of Bennett's son, George and his wife Bartheny Morris. But which one?
Does anyone have the Bennett Cordray's figured out?