My great-grandfather's name was Benjamin Magnett he came here in the 1860's I believe from St. Helena Island I don't know much about him but he was a stone mason and laid the cornerstone to the church that my family has been a part of for over a century.I have been trying to find out anything about him that I can he is the only stumbling block that I have to finish my family history. My aunt seems to think that some of the relatives that came here with him continued on to the west I am in New Bedford, Ma. there may be no connection at all but this is the first time I have seen that name (Magnett) anywhere else. His father's name was also Benjamin and he had a brother named James. Benjamin married my Great-grandmother Emma Pierce-Magnett in the 1880's about 1887 and they had ten children. Do you know who Michael Magnett's parents where and where they came from? Maybe there is a connection and maybe not but I am willing to try any avenue that I can.