Information sent by Lee Balis - Sources of Information: Original records, wills, and deeds in various counties:
RICHARD and ANNE BENNETT were probably originally from Virginia, as family descendants did not seem to realize that they had lived many years in North Carolina and have repeatedly said the family was from Virginia. Their friends and neighbors were from Surry Co. and other southern Virginia counties, but at this writing it has not been determined exactly where, nor whom their parents were.
We first find them in 1741 when RICHARD received 200 acres of land in Edgecombe Co., North Carolina on Buffalo Creek from King George II. They made their home here. In 1746, Edgecombe Co. was divided and the part in which they lived became Granville Co.; in 1764 Granville Co. was divided and they lived in the section that became Bute Co. In 1779 Bute Co. was abolished and their plantation on Buffalo Creek was in Warren Co. Thus, their home was always in the same place, but records of them are found in all four counties. We also find records for them in Halifax Co. [once part of Edgecombe Co.], where RICHARD had some Land.
RICHARD was probably born in 1700-1710 and died in Bute Co. August 1764. ANNE died in Warren County about 1779-1780. They had ten children, five boys and five girls, as follows:
Christian - Born about 1731 probably in Virginia and died in Union County, South Carolina about 1803. She married Absalom Langston and moved to Spartanburg Co., South Carolina in 1771. A second marriage to Alexander Fairbourne resulted in a move to Union County, South Carolina where she died. She had a son, Nathan Langston, who was a well-known and beloved Baptist minister in Spartenburg Co., South Carolina.
Sarah - Born about 1733 probably in Virginia and died after 1810 in Laurens County, South Carolina. She married Solomon Langston and moved to Laurens Co. about 1777. They had a daughter, Dicey, who was a Revolutionary War heroine.
Richard Jr. - He was probably born in Virginia about 1734 and died May 1823 in Warren County, North Carolina. He married Sylvia Smart and they remained on the home place in Warren Co., North Carolina. Their son, Philemon, and grandson, Mark, were devoted Baptist ministers in Nash Co., North Carolina.
Mark - Born about 1738 probably in Virginia and died in Montgomery County, North Carolina after 1810. He and his wife Jemima lived in Warren Co., North Carolina but moved to Montgomery Co., N. C. about 1779. Most of their descendants moved to Wilson and Carroll Co., Tennessee.
William - Born about 1741 in Virginia or North Carolina and died about 1826 in Pendleton Co., South Carolina. His first marriage was to possibly Sarah (question as to last name). They lived at Knap of Reed's Creek, Granville Co., North Carolina. They had a son, Cooper, who became a well-known Baptist minister. William moved to Anderson-Pendleton Co., South Carolina before 1790 where he married Abigail Gee.
Moses - He was born in Edgecombe Co., North Carolina about 1743. There is no further record.
Martha - Born about 1746 in Granville Co., North Carolina. She probably did not marry as she sold land inherited from her father in 1780 as Martha Bennett. [She possibly had a son Thomas out of marriage.]
James - [Solomon Langston was made a Guardian for James Bennett. James moved to S. C. with the Langstons. His will is in Spartanburg 11 Dec 1816. Proved 24 Oct 1825. Sons: Rowland and Mark, daus: Elizabeth Edwards, Jean Bennett, and Salley Bennett.]
Anne - Born about 1751 and probably died before 1780 as Richard Jr. bought land from Amey and Martha, but not Anne, that they inherited from their Father, as proven from a deed of Richard Jr's., nor was Ann included in the gift of slaves from her mother.
Amey - Born about 1753 in North Carolina. She married John Capps and remained in Warren Co., North Carolina. John Capps died March - May 1804.
 inserts by Dianne Blankenstein.
STATE RECORDS OF NORTH CAROLINA Vol XXII Miscellaneous
p. 374 October 8, 1754 Muster Roll of Granville County Militia under the command of Col. William Eaton:
p. 380 Capt. Andrew Hampton's Co.
RICHARD BENNETT was on the Granville Co., N. C. Tax lists for the years 1752, 1753, 1765, 1757. It is quite possible part the above references to Richard Bennett are for his son Jr.
SOUTH CAROLINA ANCESTOR CHARTS VOL. I
Lineage chart 18a compiled 2 March 1976 by Elizabeth Reid Austin;
118 Newman St., Greenville, SC
Sarah Bennett / RICHARD BENNETT / Richard Bennett
b. 1737 / ANN /
INDEX TO THE COLONIAL AND STATE RECORDS OF NC Vol. 22
p. 178 A list of Persons who have taken Oath of Allegiance in Goshen District:
BUTE COUNTY COMMITTEE OF SAFETY MINUTES (NC) (1775-6) 975.65 B
p. 63 Oath of Allegiance 1778 - Oath taken RICHARD BENNITT Capt.
Weathers Dist. Oath given by Mr. Thos. Turner, Esq, J.P.
SOUTH CAROLINA BAPTISTS 1670 - 1805 Townsend 286.1757
p. 136 lists James Bennett, mary Bennett, Sarah Bennett...
p. 249 List of members of Padgett Creek Church made up from the church book 1784-1804...James Bennett...
(James is son of RICHARD BENNETT)
RICHARD BENNETT DEEDS from Lee Balis
George the second Know ye that I have given to RICHARD BENNET a tract of land containing two hundred acres lying and being in the County of Edgcomb beginning at t poplar on ye lower side of the Buffalo branch then north 53 along a branch 179 poles to a maple then So. 37 E 179 poles to the center of 3 Red Oaks then So 53 W 179 poles to a red oak on the branch then along the branch to the first station to hold yielding to paying four shillings proclamation money for every hundred acres yearly cultivating three acres for every hundred within three years - given this month dated the 11th Day of Augt 1741 Gab Johnson (governor)
Halifax Co. N. C. Vol II pg 340
John Earl of Granville to RICHRD BENNETT of Halifax Co. indenture bearing date of 17 Sept 1744. 400 acres southside Roanoke River, mouth of Cypress Swamp by David Meand's corner, Beaver Dam Swamp for the sum of 10 shillings paid by RICHARD BENNET. proved in May Ct. 1771 by Joseph Montfort.
Halifax Co. N.C. Vol 5 pg 334
RICHARD BENNETT of Edgecombe Co. from Jno. Thomkins of the
province of South Carolina. Land on Buffalo Creek Branch, a land grant to Tomkin 9 June 1738. prov.: Edg Ct. Feb 1744180 acres for 18 pounds current money of Va.
Wit: William Bobbit, Jr., Charles Thomson
Halifax Co. N.C. Vol 5 pg 490
RICHARD BENNETT of Edgecombe Co. NnC.c. To Lewis Brantley of Isle of Wight Co. Va. a parcel of land on Buffalo Branch for 8 pounds current money of Va. 18 Feb 1745
Wit: John Person, Francis Capps, James Sensing
Granville Co. N.C. Bk E pg 237
RICHARD BENNETT gives to son William land on the fork of Buffalo Branch, northside of Great Fishing Creek. To have land after my death and death of my wife ANN BENNETT, 100 acres, part of the tract where I now live, beginning at RICHARD BENNET's Spring Br.
Wit: Thomas Turner, Cannon Cooper, William Cooper
given 1762, recorded May 1762
Granville Co. N.C. Bk F pg 379
RICHARD BENNETT to my son Mark Bennett
I, RICHARD BENNETT of the County of Granville and St. John's Parish, give to my loving son, Mark, 85 acres on Buffalo Creek.
Wit: John Bennett, John Smart
1762 proved August Court 1763
Halifax Co. N.C. Vol 8 pg 419
RICHARD BENNETT of the County of Granville to Solomon Atkinson of
Halifax Co. 200 acres for 7 pounds proclamation money. Land is on southside of Roanoke River in Halifax Co., and adjacent land of David Mead's, adjacent Beaver Dam Swamp and Cypress Swamp.
Wit: Jesse Bryant, Tainal Bryant, jean Bryant
2 Jan 1764
Following is a deed relating to the land RICHARD BENNETT willed
to his daughters:
Halifax Co. N.C. Vol 14 pg 433
John Capps et al to RICHARD BENNETT
From John Capps and Martha Bennett of the County of Warren, N.C. to Richard Bennett of same 500 pounds proclamation money for 200 acres land in Green Swamp on James Island adjacent John Young's line, Atkinson's line.
Signed: John Caps, Martha Bennett, Amey Capps
Wit: Jesse Person, Isom Bennett, Henry Capps, Patsey Bennett
16 March 1780
ABSTRACT OF DEEDS EDGECOMBE PRECINCT EDGECOMBE CO., N.C. 1732-1758 Hofman 975.646 H
p. 179 Bk. ? p. 129 Thomas Kearney to Joseph Regan 30 Dec. 1742 100 acres on Peach Tree swamp part of a patent to RICHARD BENNETT and William Boddy 6 May 1742 Wit: Samuel Williams, W. Alston Reg. Edge. Co. Feb. Ct. 1742 R. Forster C. Ct.
p. 198 Bk. ? p. 334 John Tomkins of S. C. to RICHARD BENNITT of Edge. Co. 2 Aug. 1744 18 pounds current money of Va. 180 acres on the north prong of Buffalo branch a grant to the sd. Thomkins 9 July 1738 Wit: William Bobbitt, Jr. Charles Thomson Reg. Edge. Co. Feb. Ct. 1744 R. Forster C. Ct.
p. 199 Bk. ? p. 339 Francis Young of S. C. to William Bobbitt, Sr. of N.C. 2 Aug. 1744 7 pounds Va. currency 192 acres on Buffalow branch all houses etc. a patent to Francis Young wit: RICHARD BENNETT, Charles Thomason X his mark Reg. Edge. Co. Feb Ct. 1744 Robert Foster C. Ct.
p. 204 Bk. ? p. 406 William Bobbitt, Sr. of N.C. to John Smart of N. C. 19 Feb. 1744 6 pounds Va. currency 100 acres in the fork of Buffaloe, joining BENNETT all houses, buildings etc. part of a patent to Francis Yound Wit: John Langston (?), RICHARD BENNET x his mark Reg. Edge. Co. Aug. Ct. 1745 R. Forster C. Ct.
p. 211 Bk. ? p. 490 RICHARD BENNET of Edge. Co. to Lewis Brantley of Isle of Wight Co., Va. 18 Feb 1745 8 pounds current money of Va. 200 acres more or less on the lower side of Buffalo branch Wit: John Person, Francis _____ (?) X his mark, James _____(?) Reg. Edge. Co. May Ct. 1746 R. Forster C. Ct.
WARREN CO, NC RECORDS VII by M. H. Kerr 975.652 K V2
Wm. Powell. 13 Oct 1764. 100 pds. Va. money for 100 A. near the Great meeting house, on Spring Branch across the Ridge, on Bufflow Branch to N. Prong, adj. Golightly. Wit: James Thompson, John Golightly, Jr. Proved by John Golightly, Jr. Bute Nov. Court 1764, Ben McCullouch, C. C. Reg: 22 Jan 1765, Sugan Johnson, P. R.
Dec. 1764. 80 pds. Procl. money for 80 A. on a branch at line of Bobbit, ajd. RICHARD BENNETT, down Buffeloe Branch to fork & up main branch. Witt: James Thompson, Francis Bell, Thomas Har Hall, William Tabb. Proved by James Thompson, Bute Oct. Court 1765, Ben McCullouch, C.C. Reg: 1` Sept. 1766, Willm. Johnson, P.R.
p. 55 DB-1, page 6. 9 November 1764. Francis Capps to Randolph Haselwood, both of Bute Co. 33 pds: 6 sh: 8d. Procl. money for 500 A. in Bute Co. on Reedy Creek, Piney Branch, adj. Daniel Harris & Person, beginning at a line of Madara (?). Wit: Richard Bennett, Mark Bennet. Ack: by Francis Capps, Bute October Court 1765, Ben McCulloch, C.C. Reg: 21 October 1766, by Willm. Johnson, P.R. (sons of RICHARD BENNETT)
p. 59 DB-1, page 73. 6 June 1765. Francis Capps to Richard Bennett, (son of RICHARD BENNETT) both of Bute Co. 7 Pds Procl. money for 70 A. on Beaverdam Branch, at the Ridge Path, adj. James Sensing. Wit: Clement Arledge, james Sensing. Ack: by Francis Capps, Bute January Court 1766, Ben McCulloch, C. C. Reg: 4 November 1766, by Willm. Johnson P. R.
p. 116 DB-2, page 352. 3 November 1769 Peter Smart to Thomas House, both of Bute Co...Witt: Francis Capps, Richard Bennet...(son of RICHARD BENNETT)
p. 171 DB-4, PAGE 129. 11 November 1772. Moses Cirtius (Curtice) to Edward Young, Both of Bute Co...Wit: John Emerson, Richard Bennett. Proved by Richard Bennett, Bute February Count 1773...(son of RICHARD BENNETT)
p. 174 DB-4, page 185. 1 March 1774, Francis Capps to Richard Bennett, both of Bute Co. 40 Pds. Procl. money for 50 A. on ES Barren Lick Branch, Lick Branch, Buffelow Creek, Miery Branch & Haw Branch, adj. William Powell & Richard Bennett, Ben McCulloch, C.C. Reg: 17 January 1775 by Jas. Johnson, P.R. (son of RICHARD BENNETT)
p. 246 DB-7, PAGE 74. 15 May 1778 "In the third year of the Independent of N.C." William Mad(d)ray to Richard Bennet(t), both of Bute Co. 100 Pds. Va. money, or Procl. money at 33 1/3%, for 200 A. in Bute Co. on SS Reedy Creek to head of the Mill Branch & down Shingle Branch ot the Creek, adj. Randolph Haselwood. wit: Francis Capps, Isam Bennett. Proved by Francis Capps, Bute November Court 1778, Thos. Machen, C.C. Reg: 19 October 1779, by Js. Johnson, P.R. (son of RICHARD BENNETT)
WARREN CO, NC RECORDS VII SUPPLEMENT Kerr, M. H. 975.652 K
p. 77 DB-1, page 355. 4 February 1767. John Langston to John Thompson, both of Bute Co. 75 pds. Current money for 300 A. in Bute Co. on BS Buffiloe Branch, adj. Bennit on afsd. Branch...(son of RICHARD BENNETT)
WARREN CO, NC RECORDS VI by Mary Hinton Kerr 975.652 K V1
p. 1 WB 1, page 3 Will of RICHARD BENNITT. Dated 3 August 1764. Recd. August Court 1764. Wife ANN BENNITT, Dau. Christian Langston, wife of Absolem Langston. Dau Sarah Langston, wife of Solomon Langston. Daus: Martha, Ann and Amey Bennitt. Sons: Richard, Mark, William, Moses, and James Bennitt. Exors: Wife ANN BENNITT and sons Mark & William Bennitt (Bennet). Wit: James Thompson, Susanah Malone, Drusilla Thompson.
p. 17 WB-A, page 57 Solomon Langston Guardian of James Bennitt, orphan of RICHARD BENNITT, dec'd. bond, dated 15 Feb. 1769, to Justices: William Johnson, James Alfors and Benjamin Ward, Esqrs. Securities: Francis Capps, Richard Bennitt (Bennett). Recorded February Court 1769.
p. 68 Original Bute County Wills in Archives
BENNETT, RICHARD probated 1764 recorded WB-1,3 page 1.
Granville Co. North Carolina 1761 Book E page 17
John Smart to his son-in-law Richard Bennett, Jr.
To all christian people whom these present writing shall come. I John Smart of the County of Granville and province of North Carolina planter Send greeting know ye that I John Smart for divers and good causes and valuable consideration one hereunto moving hath given and granted and by these presents do give grant and confirm unto Richard Bennet Junior of the County and province aforesaid forty five acres of land lying and being in the county of Granville on a branch of the buffiluo a branch of great fishing Creek beginning at a white Oak on the bank of a branch at Smart Corner. Running along Smarts line North forty five degrees West one hundred and forty pole to a hickery then south seventy two pole to a white oak then south forty five East one hundred and six pole to an Ash on the aforesaid branch then upon the Meadow to the first station. to have and to hold all the said tract of land and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging whatsoever of me the said John Smart unto the said Richard Bennet his heirs or assigns from henseforth forever to his and their proper use and uses thereof and therewith to do order and dispose at his or their wills and pleasures as of their own proper land free and peaceably and quietly without any manner of lott trouble hindrance denial or Molestation of me the said John Smart or any other person or persons whatsoever of all and which premisses. I the said John Smart have put the said Richard Bennet in full and peaceable possession by virtue of these presents. In witness whereof I the said John Smart have hereunto given under my hand and seal this second day of November and in the first year of the Reign of our Soveriegn Lord George the third by the grace of good King of Great Britian France & Ireland king defender of the faith and in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand seven sixty and one) Granville County 1st November Court 1761)
John Smart acknowledged this to be his ) John Smart SEAL
act & Recd and on motion it was ordered to
Teste Dav Weldon CC
Signed sealed and delivered
in presence of us Truly Registered by
William Bennet Samuel Benton Just Registr
Granville County, North Carolina 1762 Book E page 237
RICHARD BENNET of the County of Granville and province of North
BENNET Carolina Planter send greeting & know ye that I RICHARD
to BENNETT for Diver good causes and valuable considera-
Bennit tions me hereto Moving have given and granted and by
Deed these presents do give grant and confirm unto my son
Examd William Bennet after my decease and the Decease of mywife ANN BENNETT one Hundred acres of Land being part of the tract of Land whereon I the sd RICHARD BENNET Now liveth it Lying and being in the fork of the Buffalos Branch of the North side of Great Fishing Creek in the County and Colony aforesd with and singular the Dwelling Houses and Houses and all apprutenances thereunto belonging this sd Land & bounds Begining as the aforeds RICHARD BENNETTS spring branch Mouth so up the branch to a poplar from thence a strait course to the head of a small Branch running the course of the sd Branch to the Buffaloo Branch then down the Buffaloo to the fork thereof then up the North fork to the first Station being laid off for one Hundred acres more or less to have and to hold the sd parcel of land and all the apprutenances thereunto belonging whatsoever of me the sd RICHARD BENNETT unto the said William Bennet his heirs Executors or assigns forever after my Decease and the Decease of my wife ANN BENNETT to his and their proper use and uses thereof and therewith so do order and Dispose at his or their wills and pleasurers as of their own proper land free and peacably and quietly without any Lott trouble denial hindrance or Molestation of me the sd RICHARD BENNET or ANN BENNITT my wife or any other person or persons whatsoever of all and which premises I the sd RICHARD BENNETT have put the said William Bennett in and peaceable possession by Virtue of these presents. In Witness whereof I the Said RICHARD BENNETT have hereunto given under my hand and seal this day of In the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred sixty and two
RICHARD X BENNETT
Signed Sealed & Delivered
in presence of us
Thomas Turner Granville County 1st May Court 1762
his This deed was duly proved by the oath of
Cannon X Cooper Cannon Cooper one of the subscribing
mark witnesses thereto & on motion it was ordered
Truly Regd. Teste Danl Weldon CC
P Sam Benton Publick Rep
William X Cooper
Granville County, North Carolina 1762 Book F page 379
RICHD BENNETT North Carolina To all Christian People to whom
to these presents shall come I RICHARD BENNETT senr
Mark Bennett Greeting - Knowed that I RICHARD BENNIT of
Granville County in St. John Parish for the Love &Good Will I Bear my loving son Mark Bennit have given granted and allienated and confirmed unto the sd Mark Bennit and Tract or parcel of land Containing by Estimation Eighty five acres to the same more or less lying and being in the county and Parish aforesaid and Bounded as Followeth To wit. Beginning at a red oak thence Running No. up the Buffelow to a Spanish Oak a Corner tree Thence Wst to a red oak a corner thence S.Wt down the sd Branch to the sd Buffelow to the Dividing line To have and to hold the sd land and premises with the appurtenances to my said Son Mark Bennit and his heirs for ever to his or their own proper use and behoof forever thereof and therewith to use and Dispose at his or their Will and pleasure or his or their Proper Right without any manner or Challenge or Demand of me the sd RICHARD BENNIT or any other Person or Persons whatsoever & know ye that I RICHARD BENNIT have put the sd Mark Bennit in full possession of all and singular the above Premises by the Delivery of the mat the Ensealing thereof. In Witness the sd RICHARD BENNIT have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal. This of Octo and in the year of our lord Christ One Thousand and seven hundred and sixty two
RICHARD BENNIT SEAL
John Bennitt John Smart
Granville Cuty Aug. Court 1763
This Deed was proved by the oath of John Smart one of the subscribing Witnesses thereto and on motion it was ordered to be Registerd.
Test Danl Weldon C.C.
Truly Registerd Saml Benton R.C.
Granville County, North Carolina 1764 Book G page 217-8
John Smart to his son-in-law Richard Bennett, Jr.
Ind Smart This Indenture made this third day of April in the year of our Lord God one Thousand Seven hundred toRichd Bennit sixty and four between John Smart of the County of Granville and Province No Carolina of the one part and Richrd Bennett Junior of the Province and County aforesd of the other part witnesseth that the said John Smart for and in consideration of the sum of nine pounds six shillings and eight Pence Proclamation Money to him in hand paid by the sd Richard Bennit the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and himself therein fully and entirely satisfied hath granted bargained alined and released and confirmed and by these presents for himself and his heirs doth grant bargain sell and release and confirm unto the said Richard Bennit his heirs and assigns forever one certain parcel of land containing seven acres more or less lying and being in the county aforesd Beginning at Barren White Oak on the West side of Richard Bennits corner tree thence south to a Branch then up the sd Branch to an Ash then to the first Station with all Houses Orchards Garden fences woods and underwoods water and water courses thereon standing growing and Being with all proffits commodities advantages and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or anyways by pertaining and also the Reversion and reversions remainder and remainders thereof and every part and parcel thereof To have and to hold the said Parcel of Land and premises with their and every of theirs appurtenances unto the said Richard Bennet his heirs and assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Richard Bennit his heirs and assigns forever and he the said John Smart for himself and his heirs doth convenant grant and agree to and with the said Bennit his heirs and assigns he and they shall and may at all times hereafter Peaceably and Quietly Enjoy these granted premises free from all former Sales Gifts Mortgates Rights of dower any other Incumbrances whatever and he the said John Smart and his heirs shall and will warrant and forever defend the sd granted Land and premises with the appertenances unto the said Richard Bennit his heirs and assigns forever against all other person or persons whatsoever that shall or may lay any claim right or title thereunto and further this said John Smart and his heirs shall and will at any time within the space of twenty years at the cash and charge of him the said Richard Bennit his heirs or assigns make do and exceede all such further act or deeds for the better conveying the said granted lands and premises as he the said Richard Bennit his heirs or assigns shall advise or require. In Witness whereof the John Smart hath hereunto set his hand an affixed his seal this third day of April one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Four
Signed Sealed and Delivered ) John Smart SEAL
In the presence of us ) David Ross, James Thompson, Henry Temple
Granville Co. May Court 1764
This Deed was proved by the oath of James Thompson one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion it was ordered to be registered Test Danl. Weldon CC Registered Saml. Benton P. Rn
Will of RICHARD BENNETT Bute Co. North Carolina 1764
In the name of God amen I RICHARD BENNITT of the County of Bute and Colony of North Carolina - Being through the abundant mercy of God tho Weak in Body yet of a sound an perfect understanding and Memory and knowing the Uncertainty of this Life and that all men Must Die and Return to their Mother Earth Do Constitute this my last will and Testament and Desire it may be taken as Such by al Imprimis I most Humbly Bequeath my Soul to God my Maker Beseeching his most gracious Acceptance of itt through the all Sufficient merits and meditation of my most Compassionate Redeemer Jesus Christ in this hope and Confidence I Render my Soul with Comfort & Imprimus and as for my Body I give to the Earth from whence it was taken in full assurance of its Resurrection from thence at the Last Day and as for my Burial I Desire that It may be ordered in a Decent manner at the Direction of my Executors Here after named and as to my worldly goods which it hath been please God to bestow on fare above my deserving I will and positively order that all my Debts that in Right and Conscience I owe to any man be paid in Convenient Time after my Decease by my Executors Hereafter named #3 Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Christian Langston The wife of Absalom Langston one Bed and furniture Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Langston the wife of Solomon Langston five Shilling Sterling money Item I give and bequeath to my son Richard Bonit foure head of cattle and foure head of Sheep and my Shue maker tools and one sithe Item I give and bequeath to my Son Mark Bennit five shillings Sterling money Item I give and Bequeath to my Son William Bonnit one Negro Boy Named Robin Item I give and bequeath to my Son Moses Bennitt one Bed and Furniture and three head of cattle and my Riding Mare Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Martha Bennitt one Natural Paceing Mare Colt one Cow and Calf two Dishes Item I give and Bequeath to my Son James Bonnit one Negro girl named Jean and Her increase Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Ann Bonnit one Cow and Calf Item I give and Bequeathe to my Daughter Amey Bennit one Cow and Calf Item I give and Bequeath to my Loveing wife ANN BONNIT the use of my Whole Estate Dureing Life or Widdow Hood My Desire is and will is that all the Remainder of my Estate that I have not all Ready given What so Ever or Where So Ever after the Limited time to be Equally Divided Between my three Daughters to wit Martha Ann and Amey Further more my will and Desire is that my three Sons to witt Richard Mark and William Shall Divide the Same Item I do hereby ordain Constitute and appoint my Loveing wife ANN BENNITT Mark Bennitt and William Bennitt my whole and Sole Executors of this my Last will and Testament utterly Disannuling all former Wills here to fore by me made. In witness whereof I have here unto Set my hand and affixed My Seal this third Day of August in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred Sixty and foure.
Signed Seald and Delivered Bute County for August Court 1764
In the Presence of us This will was proved by the Oaths
James Thompson of James Thompson & Drucilla
Susannah Malone Thompson two of the Subscribing
Drucilla Thompson witnesses thereby & on Motion it
was ordered to be Recorded and then
ANN BENNET Execut & Mark Bennett &
William Bennett Executors therein
named Qualified as such which on
Motion was ordered to be Ceritified
Ben M CCullock CC
Bute County, North Carolina 1769 Warren Co., NC WB-A p. 58-9
Langston Know all men by these presents that we Solomon Guardian Langston, Francis Capps and Richard Bennett, are to held and firmly bound unto William Johnson, James Bennett Alford and Benjamin Ward Regst Justices of the County court of Bute aforesaid in the sum of Five hundred pounds Proc. money to be paid to the aforesaid Justices or their assigns to the paymt whereof well and truly to be made. We bind ourselves and each of us our and Each of our heirs Exor and Admrs Firmly and Severally firmly by these presents Sealed and dated the 15th day of February anno Domo 1769.
The condition of this obligation is such that and whereas the above named Solomon Langston at a court held for the aforesaid county of Bute on the day of the date hereof nominated constituted and appointed the above bound Solomon Langston to be guardian of James Bennett orphan of RICHARD BENNETT decd and therein did give and grant unto the said Solomon Langston full power and authority to take unto his custody and possession all the Estate of the said orphan within the County aforesaid. Now if therefore the said Solomon Langston his heirs Exor or Admr shall and do render a first true and perfect accot of all the Estate goods chattels rights and credits of and belonging to the said orphan and shall come to his hands knowledge or possession or into the hands or/& possession of any person or persons whomsoever by him the said Solomon's order or procurement and the same on oath to Exhibit to the Justices of the said Court when Sitting within three months from the Date hereof to be entered on the records of the said Court & Delivered to the said James Bennitt when and as soon as he shall attain and arrive to the age of twenty one years in kind, Quality, Quantity, pursuance to the Laws of this province in that case on ade and provided & shall also sane harmless and Idemnity the said Justices above mentioned of From and Concerning the Estate of the said orphan and also shall at any time when required by the Justices of the said court render a just and perfect account of his guardianship honestly without fraud or covin, then this obilgation to be void, Else to be and remain in force.
Sealed and delivered Solomon Langston SEAL
In the presence of Francis Capps SEAL
The Court Richard Bennitt SEAL
Bute County February Court 1769
This Bond was executed in court and ordered to be Recorded
Test Ben McCulloch CC
Granville County, North Carolina 1778 Book L page 289-90
Richard Bennett, Jr.
Thomas Person This Indenture made this 4th day of May in
to the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven
Richd Bennit Hundred and Seventy Eight Between Thomas Person of the County of Granville and State of North of the one part & Richard Bennit of the county and state aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the sd Thomas Person for & in Consideration of the sum of Four Hundred pounds Virginia Currency to him in hand paid by the sd Richard Bennit the receipt whereof the oath hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained & sold & by these presents do grant bargain & sell unto the said Richard Bennit his heirs and assigns forever all that Mssuage tract & parcel of land purchased of Thos Farryth & William Whorton & others situate Lying and being in the county aforeds & on both sides Grassway Creek and bounded as follows to wit, Beginning at a white Oak Daniels Corner thence along his line No. 320 poles to a white Oak in Robert's line thence by his line Wt. 230 poles to a white Oak in Withersons line thence by a line of marked trees So. 75 poles to a white oak thence St. 23 poles to a Center of 2 white Oaks thence along a line S. 204 poles to a W. Oak in Kennons line thence along his line Et. 124 poles to a hickory in Daniels line thence by his line N. 30 poles to a white Oak his corner thence his line Et. to the first Station Containing by Estimation five Hundred and fifty acres be the same more or less together with all woods underwoods profits comodities advantages. Hereditaments & appurtances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining also the Revision & Revisions remainder and remainders rents and services thereof & every part thereof all the estate right title Interest Claim & Demand whatever of him the sd Thomas Person of in & to the sd Missuage Tenement & premises & every part thereof To have & to hold the sd Dividend or parcel of land with their appertenances unto the sd Richard Bennit his heirs & assignment forever & the sd Thomas Person for himself & his heirs the Tract or parcel of Land and premisses with their appertenances unto the Sd Richard Bennit his heirs and assigns forever against him the sd Thomas Person & his heirs and against all and every of them their heirs and against all and every other person Claiming by through or under them or any of them whatsoever laying any lawfull claim thereto or having any demand whatsoever against the sd land & premises shall & will warrant and forever the sd land by these presents. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written
Signed Seald and Delivered) Thomas Person SEAL
in Presence of )
Peter Bennett Jurat ) Granville county of May Court MD770
This Deed was only proved by the oath of Peter Bennet & on Motion was ordered to be registered
Truly Regr P. W. Satterwhite JP
Teste Dusten Search CC
BENNITT to Capps Gift 1779 Warren County, North Carolina
Know all men by these presents that I ANNE BENNETT of Warren County in the State of North Carolina for divers good causes and considerations me here unto moving but more Especially for the Tender love and affection I have and do bear unto my son in law John Capps and Martha Bennett, Have and do by these presents give unto them three Negro slaves, one named Mary, one named Sam and one named Salle, them and their Increase to the aforesaid John Capps and * Anne Bennett to them and their heirs forever, to be possessed with at the Ensealing and delivery hereof, and likewise for the reasons before mentioned, do likewise give to the aforesaid John Capps and Martha Bennett, and likewise all my house hold goods and Cattle. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 19th day of August 1779.
Test: Charles Daniels ANNE A BENNETT
Warren County November Court 1779
This Deed of Gift from ANNE BENNETT to John Capps and Martha Bennett was proven by the oath of Francis Capps a Witness thereto and on Motion the same is Ordered to be Recorded.
*Should have been Amey, as she was married to John Capps.
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