MARY ANN WESTBERRY
(JOSIAH2, MOSES1) was born November 11, 1834 in Wayne Co, Georgia, and died March 03, 1923 in Pierce Co, Georgia. She married ISHAM D. BENNETT, CSA, #, son of JOHN BENNETT and LUCY HARRIS. He was born July 29, 1837 in Wayne Co, Georgia, and died April 27, 1920 in Wayne Co, Georgia.
Notes for ISHAM D. BENNETT, CSA, #:
1900 Census, Screven, Wayne County, Georgia, June 22.
Bennett, Isham, July 1837, 62, Farmer, M-39 years; Mary A., Wife, Nov. 1835, 64; Lucy, Daughter, July 1874, 25; Hiram B., Grandson, June, 1892, 7; Mary Ann E., Granddaughter, July 1897, 2.
Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia.
Isham is shown in the 1867 Registered Voters List for Clinch Co. stating that he had been in this state for 28 years, but had lived in this County in this District for only 6 months.
Isham served as Captain in Company K, 54th Georgia Infantry of the Confederate army. His troop was captured and surrendered in Savannah, Georgia on June 15, 1865. A Private serving beneath him was Moses Josiah Westberry, his brother-in-law.
Bennett, Isham D. – Enlisted as a private in Co. A, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Ga. State Troops October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. K, 54th Regiment Ga. Inf. April 18, 1862. Roll dated February 28, 1863, last roll on file, shows him present. Pension records show he was at home on sick furlough close of war. (Born near Odum, Ga. July 29, 1837. Died in Wayne County, Ga. April 27, 1920.)
Children of MARY WESTBERRY and ISHAM BENNETT are:
i. JOHN R. BENNETT, b. 1863.
2. ii. ISHAM S. BENNETT, b. 1866, Georgia; d. September 17, 1930, Wayne Co, Georgia.
3. iii. WILLIAM CHARLTON BENNETT, b. November 20, 1868, Jesup, Georgia; d. March 1929, Macon, Georgia.
4. iv. RICHARD W. BENNETT, b. December 30, 1869; d. November 27, 1953, Wayne Co, Georgia.
v. RACHAEL M. BENNETT, b. 1872; m. WILLIAM WILLIAMS, January 10, 1904.
vi. LUCY BENNETT, b. 1875.
vii. JOSIAH BENNETT, b. 1877.
Generation No. 2
2. ISHAM S. BENNETT (MARY ANN3 WESTBERRY, JOSIAH2, MOSES1) was born 1866 in Georgia, and died September 17, 1930 in Wayne Co, Georgia. He married LOUISIANA ROBERSON February 19, 1888 in Wayne County, Georgia. She was born December 23, 1868 in Wayne Co, Georgia, and died May 08, 1964 in Georgia.
Notes for ISHAM S. BENNETT:
Buried in the Old Bethel Cemetery
Notes for LOUISIANA ROBERSON:
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, May 14, 1964.
Mrs. I. S. Bennett Buried Sunday. Mrs. Louisiana Roberson Bennett, 95, of Route 1, Odum, died early Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jasper L. Scott, Route 2, Jesup, after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Wayne County, Mrs. Bennett was one of the county’s oldest citizens. She was a charter member of the New Bethel Baptist Church and the widow of the late Isham S. Bennett, who at the time of his death in 1930 was the Representative of Wayne County in the State House of Representatives. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Essie James, Odum, Mrs. Jasper L. Scott, Jesup, Mrs. Ed H. Wells of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sons, P. M. Bennett and R. V. Bennett of Brunswick, Gordon Bennett, Jesup; three sisters, Mrs. M. C. Lewis, Mobile, Ala., Mrs. Claude Cutts and Mrs. Della Moody, Jesup; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Sunday from the New Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. Walter B. Feagins, Rev. Raymond Chauncey and the Rev. A. D. Stanfield officiating. Interment was in the Old Bethel Cemetery.
Children of ISHAM BENNETT and LOUISIANA ROBERSON are:
i. ESSIE BENNETT, b. March 20, 1889; m. UNKNOWN JAMES.
ii. CORA BENNETT, b. November 08, 1890.
iii. KENNON BENNETT, b. October 02, 1892; d. 1918.
Notes for KENNON BENNETT:
Buried in the Old Bethel Cemetery
iv. MABRY BENNETT, b. June 08, 1895.
v. EDITH BENNETT, b. March 11, 1897.
vi. GORDON L. BENNETT, b. June 23, 1900; d. February 17, 1968, Wayne Co, Georgia.
Notes for GORDON L. BENNETT:
Buried in the Old Bethel Cemetery
vii. VERNON BENNETT, b. October 04, 1902.
3. WILLIAM CHARLTON BENNETT (MARY ANN3 WESTBERRY, JOSIAH2, MOSES1) was born November 20, 1868 in Jesup, Georgia, and died March 1929 in Macon, Georgia. He married IDA FREEMAN.
Notes for WILLIAM CHARLTON BENNETT:
The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, March 1929.
W. C. Bennett Dies at Macon Home
W. C. Bennett, who went to Macon 40 years ago from his native home at Jesup, died at his home in that city Thursday after a lingering illness. Mr. Bennett was born in Jesup November 20, 1868. Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon from his residence and the interment was at Riverside cemetery in Macon. Mr. Bennett was a member of the Tattnall Square Baptist Church, the Macon Lodge No. 5 F. and A.M. Franklin Lodge, I.O.O.F.; Magnolia Camp W.O.W.; and of the Macon Camp, Junior Order, at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Ida Freeman; two daughters, Misses Hazel and Louise Bennett, of Macon; five sons, Otis P. Bennett, of Macon; W. H. Bennett, Providence, R.I.; J. C. Bennett of Jersey City, N.J.; C. Leroy Bennett of Jacksonville, Fla., and B. F. Bennett of the U.S. Navy, now stationed on the west coast, one sister Miss Lucy Bennett of Blackshear, Ga., and three brothers, J. R. Bennett, of Blackshear; W. R. Bennett of Screven and J. S. Bennett of Jesup.
Children of WILLIAM BENNETT and IDA FREEMAN are:
i. OTIS PRESTON BENNETT, b. March 30, 1894.
ii. WILLIAM HORACE BENNETT, b. March 19, 1896; d. January 02, 1966.
iii. JAMES CEDRIC BENNETT, b. January 25, 1898.
iv. HAZEL CORTEZ BENNETT, b. March 20, 1901; d. April 17, 1979.
v. CHARLTON LEROY BENNETT, b. July 26, 1903; d. January 19, 1977.
vi. IDA LOUISE BENNETT, b. February 02, 1905; d. October 23, 1933.
5. vii. BARNEY FREEMAN BENNETT, b. September 28, 1907; d. April 08, 1964.
4. RICHARD W. BENNETT (MARY ANN3 WESTBERRY, JOSIAH2, MOSES1) was born December 30, 1869, and died November 27, 1953 in Wayne Co, Georgia. He married MARY ANN THORNTON February 16, 1892 in Wayne Co, Georgia. She was born April 12, 1870, and died November 10, 1949 in Wayne Co, Georgia.
Children of RICHARD BENNETT and MARY THORNTON are:
i. MOLLIE BENNETT, b. April 1893.
ii. BENJAMIN BENNETT, b. June 1895.
iii. TABITHA BENNETT, b. July 1899.
Generation No. 3
5. BARNEY FREEMAN BENNETT (WILLIAM CHARLTON4, MARY ANN3 WESTBERRY, JOSIAH2, MOSES1) was born September 28, 1907, and died April 08, 1964. He married ANNE RUTH SMITH April 30, 1938 in Macon, Georgia, daughter of CHARLES SMITH and SARAH HALES. She was born January 13, 1919 in Macon, Georgia, and died March 31, 1984.
Notes for BARNEY FREEMAN BENNETT:
Children of BARNEY BENNETT and ANNE SMITH are:
i. ROBERT I. BENNETT, b. September 15, 1938, Byron, Georgia; d. October 17, 2002, Georgia.
ii. SHIRLEY ANNE BENNETT, b. November 29, 1939, Byron, Georgia.
iii. RICHARD FLOYD BENNETT, b. April 12, 1944, Macon, Georgia.
iv. DAVID OTIS BENNETT, b. April 28, 1948, Perry, Georgia.
v. LETHA HAZEL BENNETT, b. November 13, 1949, Perry, Georgia.
vi. KATHRYN RAMONA BENNETT, b. September 04, 1954, Perry, Georgia.
vii. BONNIE FAITH BENNETT, b. March 23, 1957.