Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Our Bennett Family Line (Williamsons).

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello Williamsons,
Is everyone socked in like us? It has either rained or snowed all day. Tonight a short post allowing us to see how far back our Bennett line stretches. This is yet another tie we have to England. The information is accurate as far as I know except for the link between our Great Grandfather Bennett Willis (100% sure our grandfather) to John Willis and Phebe Bennett (almost sure but can absolutely find enough credible sources to say it is 100%).

The Bennett family was centered around Chester Pennsylvania.

We start with the record of marriage of John Willis and Phebe Bennett (Quakers. Yes we come from a strong line of Quakers). The record of their marriage is recorded in the following book.

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This is the typed from handwritten record of the marriage
of our 5th Great Grandparents

Now the actual family line to the 1556. You'll see the first Bennett's lived in Sedgley. On a side note, I lived in England for two years and funny enough lived and worked in Sedgley for a couple months during that time.

Sedgley's Location in the UK

You'll then notice in the Relationship Chart the Bennett family moved to Overbury (see map below)

Overbury, England

Overbury's Parish Church

And now the Relationship Chart. I wish I had more information on this line (as in stories) but I can't find anything except for names and years. Regardless, it is interesting to see our family's roots extend across the Atlantic and then to see where they originated from.


Relationship Chart

William Bennett b. 1556 Sedgley, England - Joan Hodgshon b. 1560 Sedgley, England.
Edward Bennett b. 1584 Sedgley, England - Alice Eginton b. 1586 Sedgley, England
John Bennett b. 1626 Overbury England - Margery Fellow b. 1628 Overbury England
Edward Bennett b. 1658 Overbury, England - Sarah Stanfield b. 1663 Overbury, England
Joseph Bennett b. 1704 Thornbury Penn. - Rebecca Fincher b. 1704 Penn.
John Willis b. 1732 York Penn. - Phebe Bennett b. 1735 b. Brownsville Penn.
Bennett Willis - Katherine Nosseman
Jonathan Willis - Anabella Phlegar
Margaret Ann Willis - George Matthew Williamson
William J. Williamson - Effie Helen Victor
their children (our parents, grand, great and great great grandparents)

Vennie, Ima Della, Inez, Lillie Ethel, Josie, Emmett, Walt, Charles, Maurice.

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