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Norvel Stuart BENNETT

Male 1820 -


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  • Name Norvel Stuart BENNETT 
    Born CA 1820  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850, 1860  Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870, 1880  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation carpenter  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Occupation Doddridge County jailer  [5
    Occupation funeral director  [5
    Person ID I105418  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2019 

    Family Matilda BOARD,   b. Nov 1821, Pennsylvania 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. [5, 6]
    Children 
     1. Theopholis P. BENNETT,   b. CA 1842, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Nancy Ann BENNETT,   b. CACA 1844, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Rebecca Elizabeth BENNETT,   b. 23 Mar 1848, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1939, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. Margery K. BENNETT,   b. 1853, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Thomas McCarroll BENNETT,   b. 20 Oct 1853, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1927, Central District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Family ID F44000  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2178] 1850 Census, Monongalia County (W)VA.

    2. [S2176] 1860 Census, Monongalia County, (W)VA.

    3. [S1999] 1870 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union Twp).

    4. [S2148] 1880 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    5. [S1564] Obituary of daughter.

    6. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.