Joseph BENNETT was born say 1710 and d. between 22 Mar. 1787 and 22 Jan. 1789
St. Mary's Co., MD;1

Joseph BENNETT first married Miss Tolle, daughter of Timothy Tolle.15,16,17
By her he had two children:
1. James BENNETT15 b. ca. 1735;18 m. Susanna19
2. Susanna BENNETT15

Joseph BENNETT secondly married Elizabeth WILLIAMS2 after 17513
Children:
1. William BENNETT1 bur. 20 Dec. 1799, St. George's Episcopal,
   St. Mary's Co., MD7
2. Joseph BENNETT1 b. ca. 1753; m. Susanna JONES;6 d. 19 Aug. 1815,
   bur. Fresh Pond Neck, St. Mary's Co., MD4
3. Richard White BENNETT;1 m. Ann8 (possibly BURNS)12; bur. 8 Aug. 1805
   St. George's Episcopal, St. Mary's Co., MD7
4. Margaret BENNETT1 b. 14 Apr. 1764;4 m. Thomas BISCOE1 27 Nov. 1782;10
   d. 20 July 1833, bur. William Fortune Cem., St. Mary's Co., MD4
5. Jemima BENNETT1 m. James SMOOT1; living 182013
6. Rebecca Biscoe5 BENNETT1 m.lic. Barton TEAR 3 Jan. 1798;9 living 18215
7. Brittania BENNETT;1 m. John Horn HIGGENSON 2 May 1799;11 lic 30 Apr. 1799;9
   bur. 14 June 1802 St. George's Episcopal, St. Mary's Co., MD14
8. Elizabeth BENNETT1 m. Mr. SMITH1
9. Ann BENNETT1
10. Mary BENNETT1

1. Joseph Bennett will, St. Mary's Co., MD wills J.J.No. 1, pp. 458-459. Joseph Bennett will transcription. 2. Benjamin Williams will, St. Mary's Co., MD wills T.A.No. 1, p. 628. 3. Henry Reileigh will, St. Mary's Co., MD Wills T.A. No. 1, p. 320. 4. Janet Tice, Burials from Tombstones, Grave Markers, and Church Registers of St. Mary's County, Maryland (1634-1994), (Leonardstown, MD: St. Mary's County Historical Society, 1996). 5. Barton Tear will, St. Mary's Co., MD wills J.F.No. 1, pp. 28-29 6. Ann Williams will, St. Mary's Co., Md wills J.J.No. 2, pp. 115-116. 7. William and Mary Parish, (St. George's Church, "Poplar Hill Church"), William Bennett p. 404. Richard White Bennett p. 406. 8. Edwin Warfield Beitzell, The Jesuit Mission of St. Mary's County, Maryland, (Abell, MD: by author, 1976), 77. 9. St. Mary's County, Maryland marriage record 1794-1864, FHL microfilm 0,989,061. 10. "Register of St. Andrew's (Anglican) Church of St. Mary's County," Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, 35 (Summer 1994):384. 11. William and Mary Parish, (St. George's Church, "Poplar Hill Church"), p. 344. 12. Linda Reno, 4 Feb. 2002 post to Rootsweb MDSTMARY mail list. Note: In her first sentence was a typing mistake it should read: I believe the wife of Richard Bennett was Ann Burns ..." 13. 1820 Rowan Co., NC census, James Smoot household, p. 372 14. William and Mary Parish, (St. George's Church, "Poplar Hill Church"), p. 405. 15. Timothy Tole account, Marylan Accounts 24, pp. 176-177. 18 Aug. 1747 Timothy Tole account by James Watts, administrator de bonis non. Legal representatives: James Watts the accountant, Sarah Tole, James Bennett, and Susanna Bennett 16. Timothy Toule inventory, Maryland Maryland Inventories 31, pp. 143-144. 29 July 1745 George Tole administrator Creditors: Ann Toule, John Dennie Next of kin: Ann Toule, Joseph Bennet 17. Timothy Toule inventory, Maryland Maryland Inventories 33, pp. 59-60 4 Aug. 1746 James Watts, administrator Creditors: Gilbert Ireland, Thomas Aisquith Next of kin: Sarah Toule, Joseph Bennet 18. "A List of Taxables in St. Michaels Hundred take by John Jones, Constable for the year 1754," Chronicles of St. Mary's, Vol. 25 (March 1977), No. 3, p. 242. Taxed for three in the same household were Jno Davis, Jos. Bennet, and Jams Bennett, implying that James was at least age 16. 19. Susanna Bennett will, St. Mary's Co., Maryland wills JJ#2, pp. 180-181. Her will was written on 21 May 1800 and proved 12 Aug. 1800. She named daughter Margaret Thomas, granddaughter Mary Thomas, daughter Blanch Pavett, daughter Elizabeth Pavett. John Pavett [relation not stated]. Sons Joseph Turner Bennett, James Bennett, and Fielder Bennett. She made her "brother" Joseph Bennett her executor. Witnesses were Thomas Biscoe and William Bennett. The only Joseph Bennett of a similar age to Susanna who was old enough to have a granddaughter was Joseph b. ca. 1753. It is thought he was a "brother"-[in-law] to Susanna by having married James Bennett.

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