Martha Jane BENNETT, 18611943 (aged 81 years)

Name
Martha Jane /BENNETT/
Also known as
Martha Jane /PRUITT/
Birth
Death of a paternal grandmother
Birth of a brother
Birth of a sister
Birth of a sister
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.
Birth of a sister
Birth of a brother
Birth of a sister
Marriage
Birth of a sister
Birth of a brother
Birth of a daughter
1886 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a son
Birth of a son
Death of a father
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 (aged 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
1898 (aged 36 years)
Family residence
Note: Years Married: 19

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

Birth of a daughter
1900 (aged 38 years)
Death of a sister
Death of a half-brother
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 mother
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-brother
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

Death
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

Burial
Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery
Note: Findagrave Entry for Martha Jane Bennett 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

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
herself
18611943
Birth: September 30, 1861 25 24
Death: August 6, 1943Anson, Jones Co, Texas
5 years
younger brother
Micajah Y Bennett Photos
18661945
Birth: March 23, 1866 30 28
Death: November 27, 1945Los Angeles County, CA
23 months
younger sister
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
stepfather
mother
Marriage MarriageMarch 1, 1855Nacogdoches Tx
22 months
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 James W. PRUITT
husband
herself
18611943
Birth: September 30, 1861 25 24
Death: August 6, 1943Anson, Jones Co, Texas
Marriage MarriageNovember 18, 1880
6 years
daughter
2 years
son
18881958
Birth: February 2, 1888 26 Groveton, Trinity Co, Tx
Death: August 29, 1958Muleshoe, Bailey Co, Texas
7 years
son
Ernest Pruit
18941970
Birth: November 13, 1894 33
Death: May 2, 1970San Angelo, Tom Green Co, TX
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
Family residence

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

Death

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

Burial

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