91st PA: Henry Bennett

Henry Bennett

Before the war

He was born on 20 August 1835, in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, probably to Robert Bennett and Nancy Willison. [sources: date: 5, 9 (Aug 1835); 3 (29 in 1864), (23 in 1860), 7 (34 in 1870), 8 (44 in 1880), 9 (64 in 1900), 10 (53 in 1910), 14 (20 Aug 1835), 16 (14 in 1850), 17 (20 Aug 1835), 18 (20 Aug 1835), 19 (20 Aug 1835). place: 3, 5 (Flintstone MD), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19. parents: 16, 17]

In 1850, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Robert and Nancy Bennet (presumably his parents), and with Isaac, James, and Clarissa Bennet (presumably his siblings). He had attended school within the year. [source: 16]

On 5 February 1855, he married Ann Mariah Perdew, in Bean's Cove, Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She was born on 9 April 1839, in Pennsylvania, to [unknown] and Priscilla Dicken. They had six children:

[sources: 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 17 (9 Apr 1838), 18]

In 1860, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Ann, children Calvin, Alice, and Jenny [?], and three other Bennett's. He was a farmer, and owned $1,000 in real estate, and $300 in personal property. [source: 6]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He was drafted. His service was credited to the sixteenth congressional district. He was mustered into service on 21 September 1864. He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Boil. He was a private in company I. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 20]

He was discharged by general order on 30 or 31 May 1865. He was a private, in company I. [sources: 1, 2 (31 May), 3 (31 May), 4 (30 May), 20]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Southampton Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Ann, and children Calvin, Alice, Malinda, Martha, and Mary. He was a farmer, and owned $1,500 in real estate and $500 in personal property. [source: 7]

About 1874, he moved to Everett, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, where he lived until his death. He joined the Mount Union Christian Church, and remained a member until his death. [source: 5]

In 1880, he was living in East Providence Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Ann, and children Calvin, Martha, Mollie, and Sarah. He was a farmer. [source: 8]

On 21 June 1880, he applied successfully for a pension. [sources: 4, 13]

In 1890, he was living in East Providence Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (post office: Everett). He had rheumatism and piles, which he had contracted in 1865 while in the army. [source: 11]

In 1900, he was living in East Providence Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Ann, son Calvin, and four grandchildren. He was not working. [source: 9]

On 11 October 1906, his wife, Ann M Bennett, died. She was buried in the Mount Union Christian Church Cemetery, Mench, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 5, 15, 17]

In 1910, he was living in East Providence Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his son Calvin and three of Calvin's children. He was widowed. [source: 10]

He died on 14 January 1919, at East Providence Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He died of senility. He was a farmer. On 16 January 1919, he was buried in the Mount Union Christian Church Cemetery, Mench, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 4 (13 Jan), 5 (13 Jan), 12 (12 Jan), 14 (13 Jan), 17 (13 Jan), 18 (14 Jan 1919), 19]

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) (Henry Bennett)

2 company I, register of men discharged (Hennett [sic] Bennett)

3 company I, descriptive roll, [between #9 and #10] (Henry Bennett)

4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Henry Bennett)

5 'Death of Father Bennett'. The Herald of Gospel Liberty, 6 February 1919, page 142 (Father Bennett)

6 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township (post office Elbinsville), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 568 = 28 handwritten (Henry Bennett)

7 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township (post office: Chaneysville PA), microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 619 = 3 handwritten (Henry Bennett)

8 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 232, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 278 = 18 B handwritten (Henry Bennett)

9 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, supervisor's district 13 [?], enumeration district 11, microfilm series T623, film 1375, page 134 = 7 A handwritten (Henry Bennett)

10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 10, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 60 = 4 handwritten (Henry Bennett)

11 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 84, page 1 (Henry Bennett)

12 Pennsylvania death indices, 1919 ('Bennett,Henry;--2589;Bed.Co;Jan.14.')

13 pension index, by name (Henry Bennett)

14 Find a grave, memorial 98558957, created by Wire, added 9 October 2012, accessed 27 October 2013 [includes a photo of the headstone, which mentions his service in the 91st] (Henry Bennett)

15 Find a grave, memorial 98559109, created by Wire, added 9 October 2012, accessed 27 October 2013 (Ann Mariah Perdew Bennett)

16 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 154 verso = 308 handwritten to 155 recto = 309 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Henry Bennet)

17 'Harvey Wilkins family', a family tree, available on Ancestry.com, owner J Brubaker, accessed 27 September 2013) [other family trees are available on Ancestry] (Henry Bennett)

18 'Duchesne "Duke" CLARK's Genealogy Database', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Duchesne "Duke" Clark, updated 21 September 2013, accessed 27 September 2013 (Henry Bennett)

19 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, #2589 (Henry Bennett)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 15 Dec 2010)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 27 September 2013)
Pennsylvania death indices, 1906
I could not find Ann Bennett (or Bennet) (accessed 27 September 2013)
1920 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 28 September 2013)
1930 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 28 September 2013)
1940 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 28 September 2013)

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Henry Bennett in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 154 verso = 308 handwritten to 155 recto = 309 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is uncertain; note that James and Clarissa are presumably the James and Clarissa living with him in 1860]
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Dwellings visited170     
Families visited170     
NameRobert BennetNancy "Isaac "Henry "James "Clarissa Bennet
Age423514 [?]14118
Sexmfmmmf
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 years" [sc. Farmer] "   
Real estate owned      
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""Penna
Married within year      
Attended school within year   111
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township (post office Elbinsville), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 568 = 28 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely, since (1) Ann's, Calvin's, and Alice's names match the names in Henry's obituary (which mentions his service in the 91st); presumably, Jenny is either Malinda, a child not mentioned in Henry's obituary because she died as an infant, or perhaps a niece or other relative]
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Dwelling number684       
Family number652       
NameHenry BennettAnn M "Calvin "Alice "Jenny [?] "James "Clarissa "Wesley Bennett
Age2322313/12221631
Sexmfmffmfm
Color        
OccupationFarmer       
Value of real estate owned1200       
Value of personal estate300      100
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]"""""""
Married within year        
Attended school within year        
Cannot read & write 1   1  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Southampton Township (post office: Chaneysville PA), microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 619 = 3 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) his wife's name and their apparent children's names match the names in Henry's obituary (which mentions his service in the 91st)]
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Dwelling-house number25      
Family number25      
NameBennett Henry" Ann Maiah [?]" Calvin- Alice- MalindaMarthaMary
Age34321412944
SexMFMFFFF
ColorWWWWWWW
OccupationFarmerWifeAt HomeAt HomeAt HomeAt Home (Twins)At Home
Real estate value1500      
Personal estate value500      
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPaPa
Father foreign born       
Mother foreign born       
Birth month if born within year       
Marriage month if married within year       
Attended school past year  111  
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, East Providence Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 232, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 278 = 18 B handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) his wife's name and their apparent children's names match the names in Henry's obituary (which mentions his service in the 91st)]
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street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #160     
family visit #173     
nameBennett Henry- Ann M- Calvin- Marthe [sic]- MollieSarah A.
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMFFF
age44422314146
month born if born in year      
relationship WifeSonDaughterDaughterDaughter
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationFarmerKeeping houseSchool teacher   
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year      
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaPaPa

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 84, page 1]
[identification is uncertain; note the reference to his service in the 99th Pennsylvania, and his dates of enlistment and discharge also do not match the other information I have. However, the Civil War Veterans' Card File from the Pennsylvania Archives (available on ARIAS) has only a Henry Bennett in company E of the 99th Pennsylvania (enrolled 21 August 1861, and not on the muster-out roll), and a Henry R Bennett in company C of the 99th Pennsylvania Infantry (mustered in on 28 February 1865 and was absent sick in hospital since 12 April 1865), neither of whom match this Henry Bennett]

[line] 12
[house] 27
[family] 27
[name] Bennett Henry
[rank] Do [sc. Priv]
[company] I
[unit] 99 [sic] Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 25 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 1 July 1865
[length of service] 0 years 4 months 6 days
[post office address] Everett
[disability incurred] Rheumatism + Piles
[remarks] Contracted 1865 in US Service

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, supervisor's district 13 [?], enumeration district 11, microfilm series T623, film 1375, page 134 = 7 A handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) his wife's name and Calvin's names match the names in Henry's obituary (which mentions his service in the 91st), and they are living in the township in which he died]
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street       
house number       
dwelling number123      
family number124      
nameBennett Henry- Ann M.- Calvin- Edward G- Nellie A- Odessa N- Ruth A
relationshipHeadWifeSonG SonG DaughG DaughtG Daught
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMMFFF
birth dateAug 1835Apr 1838Nov 1856Jul 1886June 1889Apr 1893Sept 1895
age646243131074
married?MMWdSSSS
# years married4444     
mother of how many children? 6     
# of children living 5     
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
immigration year       
# years in USA       
naturalized citizen?       
occupation  FarmerFarm laborer   
# months not employed  00   
# months in school   400 
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes 
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes 
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes 
owned/rentedO      
free or mortgagedM      
farm/houseF      
# of farm schedule101      

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East Providence Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 10, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 60 = 4 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
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streetEverett R.D. #4
house nr     
dwelling nr63    
family nr64    
nameBennett, Calvin- Nellie A.-, Odessa M.-, Ruth A.-, Henry
relationshipHeadDaughterDaughterDaughterFather
sexMFFFM
colorWWWWW
age5320171473
marital statusWdSSSWd
#years present marriage     
mother of # children     
mother of # living children     
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmerNoneNoneNoneNone
nature of industry etc.General farm    
employer etc.Emp    
out of work 15 Apr 1910?     
# weeks out of work 1909     
can readYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09     
owned/rentedO    
owned free or mortagagedF    
farm/houseF    
nr on farm schedule51    
civil war vet    UA
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 Henry
Co. I., 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

obituary

['Death of Father Bennett'. The Herald of Gospel Liberty, 6 February 1919, page 142]
DEATH OF FATHER BENNETT

On January 9, we were summoned to the bedside of Father Bennett and, not being able to get there that day, we were more surprised to receive a message the same evening telling us of the death of Ruth Bennett, his granddaughter. We arrived there on Friday and very soon realized that it could not be very long before Father Bennett would follow, but his mind was still active and he asked me about my going to The American Christian Convention and insisted that I go and further said that he hoped our present editor would be reelected. Father Bennett has always been an ardent supporter of the Christian Church and I think a subscriber and reader of THE HERALD for over fifty years. He was strong in faith and lived day by day in a Christian's hope and on Saturday told Brother DuVall he was only waiting his time, which did not come until Monday night, about midnight, when death relieved him of all earthly cares, when he passed without a struggle and with a smile, to be with his Savior and those he loved.

Father Henry Bennett was born near Flintstone, Md., August 20, 1836, and departed this life January 13, 1919, aged 83 years, 4 months, and 23 days.

Mother Bennett, who was Ann M. Perdew, preceded him to the spirit world about thirteen years ago.

Father Bennett served in the Rebellion in Co. I, 91st Pa. Infantry and was present at Lee's surrender.

He was the father of six children, namely: Calvin Bennett, of Everett, R.D. 4; Alice, wife of O. W. Williams, of Everett, Pa.; Martha, deceased wife of Ambert Steckman, of Bedford, Pa.; Mollie, wife of U. G. Wilkins, of Everett, R.D. 6; Sadie A., wife of Ira D. Mellott, of Warfordsburg, R.D. 1, and Malinda, who died at the age of about sixteen years.

Funeral services were held at the Mt. Union Christian church, of which the deceased had been a member ever since he moved to this neighborhood, about forty-five years ago. Funeral sermon by Rev. John Bennett, of Artemas, Pa., assisted by Rev. Lewis A. DuVall.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, #2589, Henry Bennett]
[obtained from PA Vital Records, 2013]

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
File No 2589
Registered No. 6
1. PLACE OF DEATH
County of Bedford
Township of E. Prov.
Registration District No. 257 [?]
Primary Registration District No. 253 [?]
2. FULL NAME Henry Bennett

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX M
4. COLOR OR RACE W
5. Widower
6. DATE OF BIRTH Aug 20 1835
7. AGE yrs. 83 mos. 4 ds. 23
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Farmer
(b) General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer) [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE Penna
10. NAME OF FATHER Not Known
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER " "
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Not Known
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER " "
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(Informant) Calvin Bennett
(Address) Everett, Pa.
15. Filed Jan 16 1919
E E Bowen [?] Local Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH Jan. 14 1919
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from [blank], that I last saw h[] alive [blank], and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 1 [?] AM. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: Senility (Duration) [blank]
Contributory [blank]
(Signed) William E Myers [??] M.D.
Jan 15 1919 (Address) Everett Pa
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Hospitals, Institutions, Transients or Recent Residents). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Mt Union
DATE OF BURIAL Jan 16 1919
20. UNDERTAKER D. S.. Gunf [??] + Son
ADDRESS Everett Pa

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