Note:Notes from Don Bennett's article, "Richard Bennett in Winston Dalton's Journal", March 2001.
Notes from Don Bennett's article, "Richard Bennett in Winston Dalton's Journal", March 2001.
After 6 Feb 1733, Mary passed and William Sr. remarried to Hannah Goad, daughter
of John Goad, and had three more children: Thomas F., Stephen, and James. Another
child, Benjamin, was a possible fourth son of William and Hannah. Of all these
children, only Peter and James were mentioned in Winston Dalton's journal.
William Sr. and his children later settled in Pittsylvania County on the south side of
Pigg River. Early deeds identify William (Halifax DB 3-128, 1760), and Thomas
(Halifax DB 6-323, 1767) as being in Halifax. A Richard and William Jr. also appeared
in Halifax County records. Joseph was shown on early tax lists, but disappeared from
the record and probably died or moved away. He may be the Joseph Bennett who
appeared in Mecklenburg County, VA. Peter also acquired land in the area of Halifax
(Halifax DB 5-80, 1764), but he lived in Bedford Co. In 1768 Peter sold the tract of land
he purchased in 1764 to Hannah Dodson, sister of John Goad. (Pittsylvania DB 1-
424). In that 1768 deed, Peter was listed as "of Bedford Co." Peter died in 1778 in
Bedford Co. leaving a will and naming among his children a son named Richard. From
these and other records, it is evident that William Sr and his children settled in what is
now Pittsylvania Co. except for Peter who lived in Bedford County