Re: William H Bennett (1858) and Oma Lee Kennedy
What an interesting posting! I have no documentation that any of my family came from Ireland, only the word of my dad (Billy Ed Welch)who never has shared much about his family with me. He left home at 16, lied about his age to get in the army and never returned home except to visit. After my grandmother died the family really drifted apart, that's why I have not been able to get any info together on the Bennett/Kennedy/Welch clan. I was 5 when Grandma Lessie Welch died and I remember seeing Effie and a man coming down the sidewalk to Grandma's house where everyone had gathered. Imagine my shock to see her since I didn't know Grandma had a twin. My immediate family was always closer to my mom's family (Vaught) from Arkansas. My grandpa Welch was a preacher and it seemed they moved alot with his ministry. I am so excited that you answered my posting, I had given up hope of ever hearing from anyone. Do you have any photos that you could share? I have two pictures of my grandma, one when she was a young woman and one taken before she died. I would love to see other Bennetts. Thank you again for answering my post, this is wonderful!