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Thomas BENNETT was born on 22 Feb 1719/20 in Preston, New London, CT.He resided in 1769 in Kingston, Luzerne, PA.Perhaps went there with his brother Ishmael.
The following list of settlers who enrolled prior to 1773 was found in "History of Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming counties, Pa.", those who settled in Kingston in 1769 are marked by an astrisk:...Isaac Bennett, Thomas Bennett*...
A Thomas Bennett is listed as one of the original forty settlers at Forty Fort.
First Forty Settlers of Forty Fort
Asabel Atherton, Ezra Belding, Thomas Bennet, Silas Bingham, Richard
Brockway, Elijah Buck, William Buck, John Comstock, Reuben Davis, Jonathan
Dean, Nathan Denison, Simson Draper, Thomas Dyer, Vine Elderkin, Benjamin
Follett, Joseph Frink, Stephen Gardner, Samuel Gaylord, Joshua Hall, Stephen
Harding, Peter Harris, Zerubabel Jearum, John Jenkins, Stephen Jenkins,
Cyprian Lothrop, Timothy Pierce, Benajah Pendleton (or Pembleton), Elias
Roberts, Benjamin Shoemaker, Sr., Elijah Shoemaker, Oliver Smith, Timothy
Smith, Henry Dow Tripp, Isaac Tripp, Rudolph Brink Vanorman, William
Walsworth, Theophilus Westover, Allen Wightman, Benjamin Yale, Job Yale
Places of Interest in Forty Fort
The Old Burying Ground--Now part of the Forty Fort Cemetery. It is the area
between the cemetery office and the Meetinghouse.
The Old Meeting House- One of the few churches in America whose interior
remains practically unchanged. Located at the northern end of River Street,
opposite the Forty Fort Borough Building.
Denison House, the oldest house in Forty Fort. Presently owned by the
Pennsylvania State Historical Society. Located on Denison Street.
George Shoemaker House--Wyoming Avenue south of Dana Street. Presently the
Snowden-Frederick Funeral Home.
Shoemaker House--"ELM LAWN" on the east side of Wyoming Avenue across from
the Wyoming Seminary Day School. Built between 1820-1824, by Elijah
Shoemaker who was an infant in the old fort during the massacre of 1778.
Space House at 117 River Street was built by James Space in 1840.
Poole House on the east side of Wyoming Avenue opposite Oak Street. It stood
under the old oak tree known in early days as "The Great Oak."
Maltby House below Rose Street at 1720 Wyoming Avenue was the home of Caleb
Maltby, the first man to engage in the modern coal industry in Kingston