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Faith Haarstad Close (#47224880)
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Some people think I'm weird because I love exploring cemeteries. Findagrave is a way to do it online. My father's parents were Amund Haarstad and Anastasia Walsh (my immediate family is her and her parents only descendants) and my mother's parents were Raymond Huelsman and Winnie Cudd. My maternal grandmother's grandmother was Martha Ellen Bennett who was born in Rushford Allegany County NY and is supposed to have been a first cousin of the poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox although I haven't been able to figure out how. Would love to talk to other descendants no matter how distant.
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RE: Bennett family
Hi Faith;

Nice to hear from you.

My Andrew S. Bennett was born in 1805 in Rhode Island to Joshua Bennett and Abigail Spencer. They had 8 children, the first 4 born in Rhode Island, the last 4 in New York. Probably in Chenango Co.

Andrew married Sarah Spencer who was born in Vermont in 1805. The are found in the 1850 census in New Hudson, Allegany County, NY. ( I have not found any connection between Abigail and Sarah, yet.) Their daughter, Sarah Jane, married Justus G. Douglass, in New Hudson, in 1850. They are my great-great-great grandparents.

Andrew was active in the lumbering business.

He had two brothers who lived in Steuben Co; Ira S. Bennett, in Painted Post and, Almond who lived in Hornby.

I do not recognize the names you mentioned, nor any connection with other Bennett's in Allegany Co, but, nothing would surprise me that they are connected if we go back far enough.

I should mention that in Chenango Co, there are other Bennett families, but, so far have not been able to connect with them.

Do you know where your Bennett's were before coming to Allegany Co?

Look forward to hearing from you.


PS don't worry about the spelling of my name, it happens all the time.

Added by Dorothey on Jul 31, 2013 1:59 PM

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