Doddridge County Roots

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Family: Norvel Stuart BENNETT / Matilda BOARD (F44000)



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  • Father | Male
    Norvel Stuart BENNETT

    Born  CA 1820  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Mother | Female
    Matilda BOARD

    Born  Nov 1821  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 1 | Male
    Theopholis P. BENNETT

    Born  CA 1842  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 2 | Female
    + Nancy Ann BENNETT

    Born  CACA 1844  Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Spouse  James "Jim" SULLIVAN | F43998 
    Married  21 Apr 1868  Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Female
    Rebecca Elizabeth BENNETT

    Born  23 Mar 1848  Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Nov 1939  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Female
    Margery K. BENNETT

    Born  1853  Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 5 | Male
    + Thomas McCarroll BENNETT

    Born  20 Oct 1853  Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Jul 1927  Central District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    County Poor Farm Cemetery, Sunnyside, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Martha E. FLEMING | F53963 
    Married  27 Dec 1874  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Eliza Virginia "Jennie" KEYS | F53964 
    Married  7 Sep 1891  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mary Leverna "Verna" THARP | F26794 
    Married  1 Apr 1909  Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • From obituary of his daughter Rebecca Elizabeth Bennett, "West Union Herald," Nov 30 1939:

      Norvel Stuart Bennett "helped organize one of the first Masonic orders in the state in Morgantown. He was a carpenter by trade and served also as funeral director here for many years. In those days, the undertaker made his own caskets. He erected some of the oldest buildings in West Union, as well as railroad bridges and tunnels for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad from Grafton to Athens, Ohio. He served as jailer here under two sheriffs, Benton McMillan and John Donahue."

      1850 Census, Monongalie Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Oct 8 1850:
      Norvel Bennett, 30, carpenter; Matilda, 28; Theopholis P, 8; Nancy, 6; Rebecca E, 2. All born in Virginia except for Matilda and Theopholis, born in Pennsylvania.

      1860 Census, Monongalia Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 7 1860:
      Norvel S. Bennett, 38, carpenter, value of real estate (blank), value of personal estate $100; Matilda, 36; Theophilus P, 17; Nancy A, 16; Rebecca E, 12; Margery K, 6; Thomas M, 6. All born in Virginia except for Matilda and Theophilus, born in Pennsylvania.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union Twp), enumerated on Jun 8 1870:
      Noval S. Bennett, 50, carpenter, value of real estate $400, value of personal estate $300; Matilda, 48; Elizabeth, 21, apprentice to milliner; Thomas M, 17, apprentice to carpenter. All born in Virginia except Matilda, born in Pennsylvania.

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jun 1 1880:
      N. S. Bennett, 60, b. Va., carpenter; wife Matilda, 58, b. Pa.; dau Lizzie, 28, single; lunatic in jail John Miller, 40, b. Va.

      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Town of West Union), enumerated on Jun 1 1900:
      Matilda Bennett, 79, b. Nov 1821 in Pa., widow, mother of 6 children (2 still living); dau Rebecca E, 39, b. Mar 1861 in WVa, single, wash woman; grandson Edward Sullivan, 17, b. Dec 1882 in Pa, railroad laborer; grandson Edgar Sullivan, 17, b. Dec 1882 in Pa, type setter. [1, 2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.

    2. [S1564] Obituary of daughter.