Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for John Jr BENNETT

Residences & events:

Abt 1830 Clark Co, IL.

From Church and Family History Research Assistance for Clark County, Illinois:

"Concord (better known today as "Richwoods") Church was organized September 4, 1831, by Thomas Frozier and wife, Absalom Kester and wife, and Rebecca Davis....

The church became a member of the Wabash District Association in 1832, and their messengers were John Bennett, Joseph Redman and Isaac Daughette....

The church met in the homes of its members until a log house was built on the plot of ground now used as the cemetery near the present location. In 1853 a frame house 24 by 35 feet was built; it was replaced in 1886 by a large brick building with dimensions of 36 by 50 feet, which is still in use."

9/3/1850 Richland Pct, Clark Co, IL. The census taker found his family living 2 doors down from sister, Rebecca and Francis Davis, and 4 doors from their parents. He as a farmer at age 44 with $1200 in real estate. Sally was 35 and the family consisted of several children: Joseph, 16, John, 14, William, 12, Charlotte, 10, and Emily, 4. Next door was son James.

1860 Westfield Twp, Clark Co, IL. He still lived 2 doors down from Rebecca's family so perhaps they never moved, only geographical lines shifted. His property had grown to $5000/800 and living there was an Ann Stilwell, 12, born in OH, a granddaughter perhaps. Between him and the Davises was Basil Bennett, possibly a son. On the other side was son, James.

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