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From: "Judy Lock" <>
Subject: Re: [WAROF1812] Bennett, Joseph (Rev.?) - NJ or just about anywhere!
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 12:24:33 -0600
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Hi, Delores.

War of 1812: Virginia Bounty Land & Pension Applications, by Patrick G. Wardell, page 30

Joseph Bennett, (P) pension, (BLW), bounty land warrant, died 27 Sep 1880, Gilmer Co., WV. Md. (1) Mary Phillips; Md. (2) UNK; Md (3) Jane Clelland 20 Jan 1858, Calhoun Co., VA (her pension rejected). She died 12 Jan 1883. Last known residence, PO, Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV
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From: Delaware Dolores
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Subject: [WAROF1812] Bennett, Joseph (Rev.?) - NJ or just about anywhere!

Methodist minister Rev. Richard Swain (1763-1808) had a daughter Hannah who married Rev. Joseph Bennett. Hannah died at age 20 in 1812, so if Joseph was at least her age, he would be born in 1792 or before.

One of Joseph's assignments was the Port Elizabeth Meth. church in Cumberland County, NJ, during 1811 and 1812. That's where Hannah is buried. Recently I contracted for a search at the NJ Archives for their marriage stat, or a death stat for him, but the researcher found nothing.

I've also learned that there was a War of 1812 encampment in Port Elizabeth, and started to wonder if perhaps Joseph was both a soldier and part-time preacher/chaplain. Also, since his wife died and they (presumably) had no children, he may have left the state, and/or even re-enlisted. I cannot find him in NJ Methodist "news" after 1812.

In "Gilmer county, VA: Gilmer County's European Pioneers and Settlers," I now read that several families moved into the County following the War of 1812, including a family of Joseph Bennett. Most had land grants for serving in that War.

Can someone look up this, and other Joseph Bennetts to see if there is any mention of a NJ origin? I want to determine if he and Hannah had a child.
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