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Bennett's from Mississippi

Teresa Bennett Teresa Bennett

posted on October 3, 2012

I have some of the info you sent me. Here is what I have. My grandfather was Clifton Mcgown Bennett m/ Gladys Blackmon. His father was Pryor Bennett m/ Wilfrada (Sallie) Mitchell,His father was Benjamin Franlkin Bennett m/Mary Jane Mitchell, also was m/ to Rachel Mayfield. His father is believed to be James Pryor Bennett born in Georgia died in Mississippi who was married to Nancy Evans Her farther was Thomas Evans: Children William Bennett, James Bennett, Aquilla Bennett, Taylor Bennett m/ Nancy Myrick, Rebecca Bennett, and Benjamin Franklin Bennett who is my great great great grandfather. All of my dads uncles have very strong Indian features down to the color of their skin. trying to find the connection, I have been told by many of the elders in the family that Benjamin F Bennett married Cheif Pushmataha’s daughter, searching for any info on the Indian side of my Family.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on October 3, 2012

there are no years or locations in this inquiry. i looked at family trees to get information. there are several researchers. and this tree has pictures.

Clifton McGoun Bennett
Birth 16 Sept 1912 in Hancock or Pearl River CO, MS USA
Death 22 Dec 1969 in Picayune, Pearl River CO, MS USA


Pryor B Bennett
Birth 22 Jan 1881 in Pearlington, Hancock CO, MS USA
Death 29 Jun 1940 in Nicholson, Pearl River CO, MS USA

Wilfrada Adaline “Sally” Mitchell
Birth Mar 1878 in Hancock CO, MS USA
Death 24 Dec 1944 in Nicholson, Pearl River CO, MS USA

her parents:
Milam Arthur Mitchell 1850 – 1925
Louisa Elizabeth Whitfield 1849 – 1940

re: Benjamin Franklin Bennett
Birth 1835 in MS USA
Death 05 Oct 1897 in Gainesville, Hancock CO, MS USA

Mary Jane Mitchell
Birth 10 May 1839 in Gainsville, Hancock CO, MS, USA
Death 09 Jan 1872 in Gainesville, was PEARL CO 1870-1878, Hancock CO, MS, USA

her parents:

John M, JR Mitchell 1798 – 1874 Lavinia West 1806 – 1895

Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935 about Alice H. Mayfield
Name: Alice H. Mayfield
Spouse: B. F. Bennett
Marriage Date: 28 Sep 1876
County: Hancock

another spouse:

Rachel Alice Mayfield
Birth Aug 1855 in LA USA
Death April 1937 in Hancock CO, MS USA
another spouse for rachel:
Spouse & Children

Henry Wyman 1871 –

her parents:

Thomas O Mayfield 1829 – Sarah -—- 1837 –

you might try contacting the mississippi choctaw tribe and see if they have more information, if any of your ancestors enrolled in their tribe.