Doddridge County Roots

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Thomas McCarroll BENNETT

Male 1853 - 1927  (73 years)


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  • Name Thomas McCarroll BENNETT 
    Born 20 Oct 1853  Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Records conflict as to whether Thomas M. Bennett was born in Pennsylvania or in Monongalia County, (W)Virginia.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1874  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1880  Flemington District, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1880  [5
    coal miner 
    Residence 1891  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1910, 1920  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (town of West Union), enumerated on Apr 22 1910:
      Thomas Bennett, 57, b. Pennsylvania, factory laborer, married one year (3rd marriage); wife Mary L. Bennett, 58, b. W. Va., married one year (2nd marriage), mother of 11 children (6 still living); stepson James P. Gain, 19, factory laborer, married 1 yr; stepson Adam D. Gain, 35, factory laborer, single.

      1920 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Town of West Union), enumerated on Jun 16 1920 at 502 Marie Street:
      Head of Household 1: Rebecca E. Bennett, 71, b. WVa, divorced, no occupation; nephew Edgar Sullivan, 36, b. Pa., single, typesetter at newspaper.
      Head of Household 2: Thomas M. Bennett, 66, b. WVa, married, carpenter (building).
    Occupation carpenter  [1
    Died 22 Jul 1927  Central District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The death record on file at the Doddridge County Clerk's office indicates Thomas Bennett's middle name as McCarroll and that he was single, while the death certificate at the West Virginia Division of Vital Statistics shows his middle name as McCarl and marital status married. In both cases the informant was R. E. Bennett (his sister Rebecca Elizabeth). with place of death Central District of Doddridge County and burial in the County Cemetery. This make it almost certain that his place of death was the County Infirmary, also known as the County Poor Farm, located about five miles outside West Union on Sunnyside Road. That institution no longer exists, but the nearby County Cemetery, containing countless unmarked graves, can still be found. Other than his death certificate, there is no record of Thomas McC. Bennett's burial location.
    Buried County Poor Farm Cemetery, Sunnyside, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I47977  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2019 

    Father Norvel Stuart BENNETT,   b. CA 1820, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Matilda BOARD,   b. Nov 1821, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F44000  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Martha E. FLEMING,   b. CA 1854, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 Dec 1874  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Arthur I. BENNETT,   b. CA 1876, Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Dent BENNETT,   b. 2 Aug 1878, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1937, Powhatan Point, Belmont Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Family ID F53963  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eliza Virginia "Jennie" KEYS,   b. 1 Apr 1864, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1926, Portage Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1891  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Documents
    47977_ThomaMCBennett_ElizaVKeys_MarriageRecord_27Dec1874.jpg
    47977_ThomaMCBennett_ElizaVKeys_MarriageRecord_27Dec1874.jpg
    Family ID F53964  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary Leverna "Verna" THARP,   b. Dec 1850, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1932, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)  [2
    Married 1 Apr 1909  Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • 1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (town of West Union), enumerated on Apr 22 1910:
      Thomas Bennett, 57, b. Pennsylvania, factory laborer, married one year (3rd marriage); wife Mary L. Bennett, 58, b. W. Va., married one year (2nd marriage), mother of 11 children (6 still living); stepson James P. Gain, 19, factory laborer, married 1 yr; stepson Adam D. Gain, 35, factory laborer, single.
    Documents
    47977_ThomasMBennett_VernaTharp_MarriageRecord_1Apr1909.jpg
    47977_ThomasMBennett_VernaTharp_MarriageRecord_1Apr1909.jpg
    Family ID F26794  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Apr 1909 - Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910, 1920 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - County Poor Farm Cemetery, Sunnyside, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    47977_BENNETT_ThomasMcC_1853-1927_DeathCertificate.jpg
    47977_BENNETT_ThomasMcC_1853-1927_DeathCertificate.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S1853] Death Certificate, WV State Dept of Health, Div of Vital Statistics, (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx), http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=996423&Type=Death.

    2. [S2032] 1910 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    3. [S1654] Harrison County Marriage Records, Clarksburg, WV, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=18917&Type=Marriage.

    4. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 202, Line 23 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11791384&Type=Marriage.

    5. [S2187] 1880 Census, Taylor County, WV.

    6. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11792857&Type=Marriage.