Tom McCabes Genealogy 2022

Martha Jane BENNETTAge: 81 years18611943

Martha Jane BENNETT
Married name
Martha Jane PRUITT
Birth September 30, 1861 25 24

Death of a paternal grandmotherMary COTTON
Birth of a brotherMicagah Y BENNETT
March 23, 1866 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a sisterMary Melisse Caroline BENNETT
February 14, 1868 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterAnna Delilah Francis BENNETT
November 21, 1870 (Age 9 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherIsaac MOORE
after 1870 (Age 8 years)
Note: Several genealogists have claimed (conjectured) that Isaac Moore, father of Sarah Jane Moore Bennett, was murdered in Alabama after 1870. They found newspaper reports of a murder of Isaac Moore near Uniontown Alabama in 1876. However, research into the claim has shown that the Isaac Moore who was murdered was a long lived resident of Alabama, had a good deal of money and plantation there, and was almost certainly not our ancestor Isaac of Trinity Co. Verification of this can be found in the Agricultural Census of Alabama (1860s). But even better, the court case for the murder ended up in the Alabama Supreme Court! See page 96 of \"Report of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Alabama\", Volume 55, By Alabama. Supreme Court which is available to freely read online. So, it is still unknown what happened to Isaac Moore of Trinity County after 1870.
Birth of a sisterNimmie BENNETT
October 30, 1873 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Hamlin BENNETT
February 15, 1876 (Age 14 years)

Birth of a sisterRosa Anna BENNETT
March 26, 1878 (Age 16 years)
MarriageJames W. PRUITTView this family
November 18, 1880 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a sisterHenryetta BENNETT
November 16, 1881 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a brotherRichmond Floyd BENNETT
February 20, 1884 (Age 22 years)

Birth of a daughter
Arbelle PRUITT
1886 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a son
February 2, 1888 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
Earnest E PRUITT
November 13, 1894 (Age 33 years)

Death of a fatherRichmond Oliver BENNETT
January 15, 1895 (Age 33 years)
Note: In one application for her pension Sarah declared Richmond died in 1895. In another she said 1896. The application for his military headstone, submitted in 1932 after Sarah had died, states he died Jan 15, 1895.

Birth of a son
1896 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a daughter
1898 (Age 36 years)

Birth of a daughter
1900 (Age 38 years)

ResidenceJames W. PRUITTView this family
1900 (Age 38 years)
Note: Years Married: 19
Death of a sisterAnna Delilah Francis BENNETT
May 3, 1903 (Age 41 years)
Death of a half-brotherJohn ROGERS
January 12, 1918 (Age 56 years)
Note: From findagrave entry for John Rogers:
Death of a motherSarah Jane MOORE
October 23, 1931 (Age 70 years)
Note: Paper in Confederate Widow Pension states Sarah died of senility in the home of her son-in-law GW Kennedy.

Death of a half-brotherWilliam Robert ROGERS
April 21, 1937 (Age 75 years)
Note: From findagrave entry for William Rogers
Death August 6, 1943 (Age 81 years)
Note: From Death Certificate:
Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery
Note: Findagrave Entry for Martha Jane Bennett Pruitt:
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 1860Trinity Co, Tx
10 months
5 years
younger brother
23 months
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with John A. “Henry” ROGERS - View this family
Marriage: March 1, 1855Nacogdoches Tx
22 months
2 years
John Rogers, Son of Sarah Jane MooreJohn ROGERS
Birth: February 23, 1858 20Texas
Death: January 12, 1918Apple Springs, Tx
Family with James W. PRUITT - View this family
Marriage: November 18, 1880
6 years
2 years
Birth: February 2, 1888 26Groveton, Trinity Co, Tx
Death: August 29, 1958Muleshoe, Bailey Co, Texas
7 years
2 years
3 years
3 years


Years Married: 19

James W Pruitt 48 Martha J Pruitt 38 Arbelle Pruitt 14 James E Pruitt 12 Dreury F Pruitt 8 Earnest E Pruitt 6 Jettie B Pruitt 4 Ethel Pruitt 2 Mary O Pruitt 3/12


From Death Certificate:

Martha Jane Pruitt [Martha Jane Bennett] Birth Date: 30 Sep 1861 Residence: Anson, Jones, Texas Father: Richard Bennett (sic) Mother: Sarah Moore Age at Death: 81 Death Date: 6 Aug 1943 Death Place: Precinct 1, Jones, Texas, USA Notified by: Burl Pruitt


Findagrave Entry for Martha Jane Bennett Pruitt: Sep. 30, 1861,Trinity County,Texas Death: Aug. 6, 1943,Anson,Texas

Mrs. Martha Pruitt Funeral at Bronte --

ANSON, Aug 6--(Spl.)--Funeral for Mrs. Martha Jane Pruitt is to be held at Bronte Saturday at 4 p.m.

Mrs. Pruitt, born Bennett, was born Sept. 30, 1861 and in 1879 married J. W. Pruitt.

Five children of 12 survive: J. E. Pruitt, C. E. of San Angelo, J. B. of Anson, Mrs. J. E. Warner of Anson and W. E. Spencer of Stamford, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Todd Robertson of Anson; 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in the Bronte Cemetery with the Lawrence Funeral Home in charge.

Spouse: James Wilson Pruitt (1852 - 1926)

Children: Ara Belle Pruitt Freeman (1886 - 1912)* Drewery Fred Pruitt (1891 - 1933)*

Burial: Fairview Cemetery Bronte Coke County Texas, USA