Mary Melisse Caroline BENNETT, 18681967 (aged 99 years)

Name
Mary Melisse Caroline /BENNETT/
Given names
Mary Melisse Caroline
Surname
BENNETT
Also known as
Mary Melisse /MAGEE/
Birth
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Death of a maternal grandfather
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.
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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.
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Note: From findagrave entry for John Rogers:

From findagrave entry for John Rogers:

Birth: Feb. 23, 1858
Trinity County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1918
Apple Springs
Trinity County
Texas, USA

Nicknamed "Jack" or "Johnny", he was the younger son of Sarah Jane (Moore) and Henry Rogers. His older brother was William Robert Rogers (1856-1937) who lived at Douglass, Texas. Their father, John A. "Henry" Rogers, died in about 1859 and Sarah married Richmond Bennett and had several more children.

Johnny married Sarah Belle Davis Rogers on 11 August 1889 at Nacogdoches, Texas. They had the following children:

William "Will" Rogers [no information], Della May (Rogers) McAdams, Allen Richard "Babe" Rogers, Roy Vernon Rogers, Sarah Ann "Annie" (Rogers) Ashworth.

Note regarding birthdate for John: Bennett Cemetery Association has transcribed his birthdate as 23 Feb 1858 as that is what is shown on his headstone; however, the Bennett family Bible shows his birthdate to be 17 Feb 1858.

Headstone photo taken by Gladys Stetler Rogers.

Children:
Allen Richard Rogers (1891 - 1976)*
Roy Vernon Rogers (1893 - 1927)*
Annie Rogers Ashworth (1895 - 1991)*

Death of a daughter
about 1924 (aged 55 years)
Death of a mother
Note: Paper in Confederate Widow Pension states Sarah died of senility in the home of her son-in-law GW Kennedy.
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Note: From findagrave entry for William Rogers

From findagrave entry for William Rogers

Birth: Mar. 13, 1856,Alazan,Nacogdoches County,Texas
Death: Apr. 21, 1937,Douglass,Nacogdoches County,Texas

William "Bill" was the son of Sarah Jane (Moore) and John Henry "Henry" Rogers. He had one full brother, John "Jack" Rogers and several half-brothers and sisters. His father died in about 1859. His mother remarried Richmond Bennett.

William married Wealthy Clementine Hodges in 1888. They had the following children, now deceased: Lula, Dillon, Sarah R, Gilbert L, Elbert F, Renvey E, John C, Charles R and Lillie B. Clementine passed away in 1901. William married Mary Frances Sanders in 1907. Deceased children are: Zeffie, Terry L, Winnie F and Mary Rita.

Spouses:
Mary Frances Sanders Rogers (1884 - 1963)*
Wealthy Clementine Hodges Rogers (1866 - 1901)*

Children:
Gilbert L. Rogers (1894 - 1969)*
Dovie Avis Rogers Jones - Lauter (1895 - 1964)*
Elbert Floyd Rogers (1897 - 1970)*
Zeffie Lee Rogers Reed (1907 - 1965)*
Terry Lois Rogers (1910 - 1993)*
Mary Rita Rogers Smith (1915 - 2013)*

Burial:
Eden Cemetery
Douglass
Nacogdoches County
Texas, USA

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Note: From Death Certificate:

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

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Note: Buried: Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA in Laurel Land Memorial Park
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Note: California Death Record: Mccager Y Bennett

California Death Record: Mccager Y Bennett
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 23 Mar 1866
Birth Place: Texas
Death Date: 22 Nov 1945
Death Place: Los Angeles
Father's Surname: Bennett

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Note: From findagrave for Henryetta Bennett Deaton.

From findagrave for Henryetta Bennett Deaton.

Henryetta was the daughter of Sarah Jane (Moore) (Rogers) & Richmond Oliver Bennett and grew up in Trinity county, Texas. She married Roscoe B. Deaton, son of Joanna (Chapman) & Francis Marion Deaton. They had four children.

Death Takes Mrs. Deaton

Funeral services for Mrs. Henrietta Deaton, 80, 1103 Grant Street, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in the Gipson Chapel with Rev. H. E. Small officiating. Interment will follow in the Bennett Cemetery, Trinity County.

The body wil be in state at the funeral home.

Mrs. Deaton was born in Trinity County on November 16, 1881, and died early Monday morning in a local hospital after a brief illness. She was a former resident of Trinity County, had lived in Lufkin for 40 years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Lufkin.

Survivors include one daughter, two sons, two sisters, two brothers, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Gipson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(from the Lufkin News, Monday May 21, 1962,

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Note: Obituary of John Hamlin Bennett

Obituary of John Hamlin Bennett
18 Dec 1965 , Abilene, Taylor, Texas, USA
John Bennett Rites TodayANSON (RNS) - Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church for John H. Bennett, 89, who died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Shady Oaks Nursing Home in Abilene.Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, with Lawrence Funeral Home in charge.Surviving are his wife; two sons, Travis of Anson and Reginald of Merkel; six daughters, Mrs. Ivory Addison of Anson, Mrs. Earl Brock of Seminole, Mrs. R. W. Sims of Bronte, Mrs. Ray Meeks of Crane, Mrs. Ira Marshal of Midland and Mrs. James Williams of Abilene; a brother Floyd of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Rosie Kennedy of Seabrook and Mrs. Mary Magee of Eagle Lake; 35 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.[Originally published in The Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, 18 Dec 1965, Page 5B]

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Family with parents
father
Cropped Image of RO Bennett
18361895
Birth: March 11, 1836 29 29 Georgia
Death: January 15, 1895Groveton, Trinity Co, Tx
mother
Marriage MarriageDecember 1860Trinity Co, Tx
10 months
elder sister
18611943
Birth: September 30, 1861 25 24
Death: August 6, 1943Anson, Jones Co, Texas
5 years
elder brother
Micajah Y Bennett Photos
18661945
Birth: March 23, 1866 30 28
Death: November 27, 1945Los Angeles County, CA
23 months
herself
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
18731944
Birth: October 30, 1873 37 36 Trinity Co, Tx
Death: January 1, 1944Dallas Co., TX, USA
2 years
younger brother
John H Bennett Photo
18761965
Birth: February 15, 1876 39 38
Death: December 16, 1965Abilene, Taylor, Tx
2 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
A young Henryetta Bennett
18811962
Birth: November 16, 1881 45 44
Death: May 21, 1962Lufkin, Angelina, Tx
2 years
younger brother
A young Richmond Floyd Bennett
18841969
Birth: February 20, 1884 47 46
Death: July 31, 1969Harris Co, Tx
Mother’s family with John A. ROGERS
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mother
Marriage MarriageMarch 1, 1855Nacogdoches Tx
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half-brother
William Robert Rogers Family circa 1917
18561937
Birth: about 1856 18 Texas
Death: April 21, 1937Nacogdoches Co, Tx
2 years
half-brother
John Rogers, Son of Sarah Jane Moore
18581918
Birth: February 23, 1858 20 Texas
Death: January 12, 1918Apple Springs, Tx
Family with William Joseph MAGEE
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18661941
Birth: September 15, 1866 26 28 Groveton, Trinity, Tx
Death: May 14, 1941Eagle Lake, Colorado, Tx
herself
Marriage MarriageFebruary 9, 1889Groveton, Trinity, Tx
2 years
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18911973
Birth: June 22, 1891 24 23 Groveton, Trinity Co., TX, USA
Death: August 15, 1973San Benito, Cameron Co., TX, USA
-16 months
daughter
18901970
Birth: January 30, 1890 23 21 Groveton, Trinity Co, Tx
Death: May 14, 1970
3 years
daughter
18921985
Birth: December 24, 1892 26 24 Groveton, Trinity Co, Tx
Death: May 1985Eagle Lake, Tx
4 years
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18961995
Birth: October 8, 1896 30 28 Trinity County Tx
Death: September 23, 1995Beaumont Tx
23 months
son
18981989
Birth: August 1898 31 30 Trinity Co Tx
Death: October 28, 1989Vidor Tx
5 years
son
19031993
Birth: October 1, 1903 37 35 Trinity Co Tx
Death: April 14, 1993Cameron Co Tx
daughter
2 years
daughter
19051924
Birth: December 9, 1905 39 37 Trinity Co Tx
Death: about 1924Jacksonville Tx
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daughter
19011985
Birth: February 3, 1901 34 32
Death: January 23, 1985Cameron Co Tx
-6 years
daughter
18941897
Birth: September 1, 1894 27 26 Trinity Co Tx
Death: July 17, 1897Trinity Co Tx
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(L-R) Sis, Don, William, Mary, Sal(Evie), Bill(Everett), and Punkin(Gertrude)

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