91st PA: George S Bennett

George S Bennett

Before the war

He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, in October 1832, to Artemas Bennet and Louisa Smith. [sources: date: 7; 3 (31 in 1864), 5 (37 in 1870), 6 (47 in 1880), 7 (67 in 1900), 8 (77 in 1910), 11 (1832), 13 (18 in 1850), 14 (27 in 1860). place: 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14. parents: 11, 13, 14]

In 1850, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Artemas and Lewez [?] (sc. Louisa) Bennet (presumably his parents), and with Barbara, Mary, Artemas, and Tacy Bennet (presumably his siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 13]

In 1860, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Artemas and Louez [?] (sc. Louisa) Bennett (presumably his parents), and with Mary and Tacy Bennett (presumably his siblings). He was a farm laborer. [source: 14]

When he enlisted, he was a farmer. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a florid complexion, hazel eyes, and sandy hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He was drafted from the sixteenth congressional district. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company F. [sources: 1, 3, 4 (26 Sep), 10, 15]

He was discharged by general order on 1 June 1865. He was a private, in company F. [sources: 1 (1 Jun 65), 2 (1 June 1864), 4 (5 June), 10 (30 May), 15]

After the war

He married Sarah Imes. She was born in 1842/43, in Pennsylvania. They had at least these children:

[sources: 5, 6, 11]

In 1870, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Sarah and his children Samuel and Alfred. He was a farmer, and owned $2,000 in real estate, and $500 in personal property. [source: 5]

In 1880, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Sarah, and his children Samuel, Alfred, Dennis, Allie, and Mary. He worked in farming. [source: 6]

On 4 September 1888, he applied successfully from Maryland for a pension. [sources: 9, 10]

In 1890, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. [source: 4]

In 1900, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his son Alfred and daughter-in-law Mary. He was a farmer. [source: 7]

He again applied for a pension, on 29 May 1907. He received $15 per month, under the Act of 6 February 1907. [sources: 10, 12]

On 15 July 1908, he began receiving $20 per month, retroactive to 20 June 1908. [source: 12]

In 1910, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his son Alfred and Alfred's family. He was living on his own income. [source: 8]

On 21 April 1913, he begain receiving $22.50 per month, apparently under the Act of 11 May 1912. [source: 12]

Effective 10 June 1918, he begain receiving $32 per month. [source: 12]

He died on 26 July 1919, at Flintstone, Maryland. He was survived by one sister, five children, twenty-three grandchildren, and three greatgrandchildren. [sources: 10, 11, 12]

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (George S Bennett)

2 company F, register of men discharged (George Bennett)

3 company F, second descriptive roll, #43 (George S Bennett)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 89, page 2 (George S Bennett)

5 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 619 = 4 handwritten (George Bennett)

6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 236, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 328 A = 9 handwritten (George Bennett)

7 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 31, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 156 A = 5 handwritten (George S Bennett)

8 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 7 B 7 handwritten (George S Bennett)

9 pension index, by name (George S Bennett)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (George S Bennett)

11 'Morse/Bennett/Hanawalt/Cozzens families', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Paul Morse, last updated 18 June 2012, accessed 28 September 2013 (includes a transciption of an obituary from the Bedford Gazette Friday 1 August 1919, page 1) (George S Bennett)

12 Veterans Administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933, National Archives and Records Administration, microfilm series M850, film 154 (George S Bennett)

13 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 154 recto = 307 handwritten (FamilySearch) (George Bennet)

14 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 568 = 28 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Geo Bennett)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George S Bennett)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 28 September 2013)
1930 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 28 September 2013)
1940 US census
FamilySearch and Ancestry indices (accessed 28 September 2013)
Find a grave
accessed 28 September 2013
GenealogyBank
searched for George Bennett in July 1919; also searched for Bedford papers on 1 August 1919 (accessed 28 September 2013)
Pennsylvania death indices, 1919
I did not find George Bennett (or Bennet) (accessed 28 September 2013)
Maryland death record, counties, index (and the next page)
I did not find George Benett (and no entries for any 'Bennet' were present) (accessed 28 September 2013)
Headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 28 September 2013)
Pennsylvania veterans burial cards 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 28 September 2013)

Display


George S Bennett in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

George S Bennett in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 154 recto = 307 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain]
line33343536373839
Dwellings visited161      
Families visited161      
NameArtemas BennetLewez [?] "George "Barbara "Mary "Artemas "Tacy [?] "
Age504918131197
Sexmfmffmf
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer "    
Real estate owned6000      
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year  11111
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 568 = 28 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain]
line2526272829
Dwelling number[682]    
Family number[651]    
NameArtemas BennettLouez [?] "Geo "Marey "Tacy "
Age5858272017
Sexmfmff
Color     
OccupationFarmer Farm labServing"
Value of real estate owned3600    
Value of personal estate350    
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]""""
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write 1   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 619 = 4 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line1234
Dwelling-house number26   
Family number26   
NameBennett George- Sarah- Samuel- Alfred
Age372712/12
SexMFMM
ColorWWWW
OccupationFarmerWifeAt HomeAt Home
Real estate value2000   
Personal estate value500   
BirthplacePaPaPaPa
Father foreign born    
Mother foreign born    
Birth month if born within year   Mar
Marriage month if married within year    
Attended school past year    
Can't read    
Can't write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 236, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 328 A = 9 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) he is living in the same place as in the 1890 veterans schedule]
line10111213141517
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #       
family visit #74      
nameBennett George- Sarah- Samuel- Alfred- Dennis- Allie- Mary
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMMMFF
age47401110986
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeSonSonSonDaughterDaughter
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationFarmingKeeping houseAt homeAt home   
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  11111
can't read       
can't write   1   
birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaP [sic]

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 89, page 2]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 20
[house] 170
[family] 176
[name] George S Bennett
[rank] Pri
[company] F
[unit] 91 P V [?]
[enlistment date] Sept 26 1864
[discharge date] 5 Jun 1865
[length of service] Flintstone Md
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 31, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 156 A = 5 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed above]
line202122
street   
house number   
dwelling number75  
family number77  
nameBennett George S- Alfred- Mary A
relationshipHeadSonD-in-Law
colorWWW
sexMMF
birth dateOct 1832Nov 1869Apr 1873
age673027
married?WdMM
# years married 00
mother of how many children?  0
# of children living  0
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMaryland
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMaryland
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMaryland
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationFarmerFarm Laborer 
# months not employed00 
# months in school   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseF  
# of farm schedule55  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 28, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 7 B 7 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed above]
line5556575859606162
street        
house nr        
dwelling nr128       
family nr129       
nameBennett Alfred- Mary A- Ora M- Leah [?] B- Gladys M- Stella V- Howard L- George S
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughterDaughterDaughterSonFather
sexMFFFFFMM
colorWWWWWWWW
age403796431 11/12 [?]77
marital statusM1M1SSSSSWd
#years present marriage1010      
mother of # children 7      
mother of # living children 5      
birthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaMarylandMarylandMarylandMarylandMarylandMarylandPennsylvania
immigrated        
naturalized/alien        
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish     English
occupationFarmerNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneOwn income
nature of industry etc.General farm       
employer etc.OA       
out of work 15 Apr 1910?        
# weeks out of work 1909        
can readYesYes     Yes
can writeYesYes     Yes
school since 1 Sep 09  YesYes    
owned/rentedR       
owned free or mortagaged        
farm/houseF       
nr on farm schedule95       
civil war vet       [blank sic]
blind        
deaf & dumb        

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 15 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Bennett, George S
     George
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

veterans administration pension payment card

[Veterans Administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933, National Archives and Records Administration, microfilm series M850, film 154]
[transcribed 28 September 2013, from FamilySearch)]

NAME: BENNETT, GEORGE S.
Certificate No. 761742
ARMY INVALID
Law: Act of May 11, 1912.
[the preceding Act date is written above the following, which is crossed out:] Act of Feb. 6, 1907.
Service: Pvt. F 91" Pa Vol Inf
Disability: [blank]
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
REISSUE15MAY 29 1907JAN 6 1908
increase20JUN 20 1908JUL 15 1908
REISSUE.22 1/2June 19, 1912APR 21 1913
 32JUN 10 1918 
Fees: [blank]
Transferred from: WASHINGTON,
Transferred to: [blank]
Died July 29. 1919
Bureau notified: SEP 8 1919
Remarks: [blank]
Former Roll No. 2454 [?] ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890
Home: [blank]

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