JAMES L. BENNETT
LINE OF DESCENT
JAMES LYTTLETON BENNETT
+HARRIETT _____
     SAMUEL SIMON L BENNETT
     +ARTIE UNDERHILL
               MAUDE BENNETT
               +CARY CADE HOLDEN
                         DOROTHY CATHERINE  HOLDEN
                        +BEAVILLE W JOHNSON
                                   CAREY WNDELL JOHNSON
                                   +JUANITA RAYE ALLEN
                                   CHARLES RILEY JOHNSON
                                   JOYCE MADGE JOHNSON
                                   +DANIEL LEE DOWNEY
                                   JULIA DIANNE JOHNSON
                                   +ROBERT EUGENE REHBERG                      
                         MARTHA CLARE HOLDEN
                         +CARMINE IZZARONE
                                   CARMINE JAMES "JIMMY" IZZARONE
                                   +FAITH CHEREE PEARSON
                                             MARCUS IZZARONE
                                   MICHAEL ALFRED IZZARONE
                                   +CHRISTINE FRANCES MLYNCZAK
                                   +GLENDA FAYE FRANKLIN
                                   JOSEPH EDWARD IZZARONE
                                   +JANIS RAE RINCICOTTI  
                         ELIZABETH LOUISE HOLDEN
                         +FRANK GLENN SCRAMLIN
                                   FRANK GLENN SCRAMLIN JR
                                   FRANCES ELIZABETH SCRAMLIN
                                   ALAN WAYNE SCRAMLIN
                                   LEONARD LEE SCRAMLIN
                                   ROBERT CABE SCRAMLIN
                                   MARLA JAYNE SCRAMLIN
                                   +CHARLES HUETT JAMES JR    
                         JULIA ROSELLA HOLDEN
               FANNIE BENNETT
               +ORRIN AUSTIN BENNETT
                         EVELYN GRACE BENNETT
                         +W E WILLIAMS
                         +JAMES BRENTWOOD "JB" ELLIS
                         ORRIN AUSTIN BENNETT JR
                         +MARY GRACE MURRAY HOLLAND
                                    THOMAS ROLAND "TOMMY" BENNETT  
                                   +MARGIE LEE ADAMS        
                          CALVIN DUNCAN BENNETT
                          +JEAN FAYE JOYNER
                                    PATRICIA BENNETT
                                    +JAMES ARTHUR KENT
                                    LAURIE JEAN BENNETT
                                    +SAMUEL NORMAN SMITH III
                         JULIAN BENNETT
                         VIVIAN BLANCHE BENNETT
                         +VERNE THOMAS PORT
                                   VERNE THOMAS PORT JR
                                   +MINDY LOU HUNTER  
                         +JOHN CLIFTON STEWART 
                         HELEN LOUISE BENNETT
                         +THEODORE TEMOSHCHUK
                         +FRANCIS PATRICK DALY
                          JOAN BENNETT
                         +_____ HARPSTER   
               EFFIE MATILDA BENNETT
               +HUGH GARRISON JOHNSON
                         ALBERT W JOHNSON
                         IMOGENE JOHNSON
                         +OLIVER LEONARD BROWN
                                      MARY JEANETTE BROWN
                                      +_____ SYKES
                                      +_____ DROUILLARD
                                      +_____ CORNELIUS
                                      +_____ WRIGHT
                         +JOHN FRANCIS CHARNOVICH
                         +_____ BRICKER
                         VELMA IRENE JOHNSON
                         +GEORGE CECIL TYRE
                                   GEORGE ALLEN TYRE
                                   BARBARA ANN TYRE
                                   +JOHN STEVEN MACFARLANE
                                   DARRELL EUGENE TYRE
                                   +MARIA TERESA FLORES  
                         HUGH LEROY JOHNSON
                         BERNICE LUCILLE JOHNSON
                         +RALPH J COTTRILL JR
                                   GEORGE GARY COTTRILL
                                   RONALD COTTRILL  
                         HUBERT TAYLOR JOHNSON
                         +ARLENE FORT
                                    JENNIFER JOHNSON
                                    +GREG BRYNDAL
                                    PAMELA JOHNSON
                                    +_____ SILVA
                                    MARYBETH JOHNSON
                                    +HANK VAUGHAN
                                    DONLEY JOHNSON
                                    +COLLEEN _____ 
               ALLIE V BENNETT
               +IRA M JOHNS
                         RUSSELL G JOHNS
                         RALPH IRA JOHNS SR
                         +BRENDA ANN STARR
                         +SHIRLEY ____
                         +MARY E _____
+SAVANNAH L BROOKS
     BARTON FILMORE BENNETT
     +MARY A _____
               STANFORD S BENNETT
               HELEN I BENNETT
               +CHARLES ERAMO
               +_____ FLYNN  
               MERRILL FILLMORE BENNETT
     LILA TALULA AGNES BENNETT
     +GORDON DANIEL PURDOM
               EMORY GORDON PURDOM
              +HAZEL ELAINE LYDON
              +DEBORAH LARABEE KNOLL
               RONALD R PURDOM 
               MARGARET B LEWIS
                         THOMAS LEWIS PURDOM
     ADA L BENNETT
     HOMER ADOLPHUS BENNETT
     +ROSE ELLE STARLING
               RAYMOND LEE BENNETT
              +GRACE DOROTHY GOULD
               JAMES MELVIN "MEB: BENNETT
              +HAZEL G _____
               KENNETH L BENNETT
              +LOIS HAZEL GRIFFING
     MARY "MAMIE" LEE BENNETT
     +HERMAN HENRY BENTON
               T HARRY BENTON
               EUNICE BENTON
     JOHN DANIEL BENNETT SR
     +BETTY ETHEL FLYNN
     +ERIE MAE JOHNS
     +SIPPIE E
               CLEO M BENNETT
\             JOHN DANIEL BENNETT JR
              +AUDREY IRENE CHANEY
              JUANITA BENNETT
     BASIL DUKE BENNETT
     +MALLIE I LIVINGSTON
               ELVIRA "VIRA" IRENE BENNETT
              +JOHN MERECHAL NEAL HIDEBRANDT                         
                         JOHN MERECHAL "SKEETER" HILDEBRANDT JR
                        +ERIKA THERESA KLOPFER 
               WILLARD E BENNETT
               JAMES W BENNETT   
              +MELB S _____  
     JOSEPHINE LEVISY BENNETT
     +FRANKLIN LEWIS LANIER
               FRANKIE LANIER
               CLEMENT LANIER
               ANNA LEE LANIER
               RICHARD BENNETT LANIER
     PHILLIP BENNETT
SON OF JAMES & HARRIETT
CHILDREN OF JAMES & SAVANNAH

The Palm Beach Post, Tuesday, .July 29, 1919,  Page 1

DEATH OF AGED MAN

     Joseph L. Bennett, aged eighty-six years died yesterday at his residence on Clematis stavenue, from a general beaking down.  Mr. Bennett was a native of South Carolina, and served four years with the confederate army-- receiving slight wounds.  He left seven children: H. H. Bennett and B. L. Bennett, of Daytona; B. D. Bennett and John Bennett, of this city; Mrs. H. H. Benton, of LaBelle, Florida; Mrs Gordon Purdom of Pahokee; and Miss Josephine Bennett, of this city.

     The rtemains were taken in charhe by the Ferguson Undertaking  Company, and the funeral services will be held this morning from the late residence at eleven o'clock.  Rev. M. B. Ingle officiating.  Internment will be held at Woodlawn cemetery.

The Palm Beach Post, Wednesday, July 30, 1919,  Page 3

CARD OF THANKS

    We tender our heartfelt thanks to the friends of the family for the sympathy, floral offerings and other kindnesses on the occasion of the death of our beloved father, James L. Bennett.

B. F. Bennett

Mes. G. D. Purdom

H. A. Bennett

Duke Bennett

Mrs. Mamie L. Benton

J. D. Bennett

Josie L. Bennett

 

 

COMPANY F, 7TH FLORIDA INFANTRY, CSA The unit in which many Orange County men served during the Civil War.

OFFICERS

Captain William W. Slone - resigned 18 May 1863

Captain John Randolph Mizell of Orlando - born 1839 in Florida; captured at Missionary Ridge, Tennesssee, 22 September 1863 1st Lieutenant Michael J. Doyle 1

st Lieutenant Christopher Columbus Hart of Orlando - born 1836 in Florida

3rd Lieutenant George W. Collins

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS

1st Sergeant James F. Wheeler - disabled by wounds

1st Sergeant Warren A. Smith - wounded in action August 1864, spent remainder of war in a hospital at Macon, Georgia

Sergeant John M. Prevatt

Sergeant Edward W. Spier

Corporal Thomas T. Alsobrook

Corporal James M. Crenshaw - taken prisoner of war, died at Camp Chase, Ohio, 4 November 1865, buried in grave #1544 Corporal Christopher C. Grant

Corporal Cade Kershaw - taken prisoner of war, held at Rock Island, Illinois, where he died before release.

Corporal George W. Spivey

ENLISTED MEN James A. Alsobrook

Luke Aneritt

John S. Barrington

James W. Barton

Crawford Bass

Joseph F. Baker

John D. Baker

William S. Bennett

James L. Bennett - wounded in action at Jonesboro, Georgia, 1 September 1864

Name:James L Bennett

Residence:Camp Lee, Florida

Age at Enlistment:28

Enlistment Date:11 Apr 1862

Rank at enlistment:Private

Enlistment Place:Camp Lee, Florida

State Served:Florida

Survived the War?:Yes

Service Record:Enlisted in Company F, Florida 7th Infantry Regiment on 11 Apr 1862.Mustered out on 26 Apr 1865.

Birth Date:9 Dec 1833

Sources:Soldiers of Florida in the ...Civil War...Biographical Rosters of Florida's Soldiers 1861-1865

Savannah Brooke was the daughter of Thomas Tobia Brooke, a direct descendant of Robert Brooke, Colonial Governor of Maryland under the Calverts.  Robert Brooke came to the colonies in 1650 on his own ship with his second wife, 8 children and 24 servants.  Savannah L Brooke was born on April 8, 1854, in Volusia County, Florida, her father, Thomas, was 41, and her mother, Nancy, was 28.   She died in 1910 in Volusia, Florida, at the age of 56.

 

At least three of Savannah's brother's served with the CSA for the State of Florida.  Her brother, Barton Filmore Brooks would later become Sheriff of the County in 1885, following in the footsteps of his father Thomas T. Brooke who had been the county sheriff back in 1857.

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USS Maria Denning (1858) was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy for various tasks, including carrying supplies, prisoners of war, and acting as a receiving ship for newly enlisted sailors or for sailors whose ship was sunk.

Side-wheel steamer Maria Denning,  built at Cincin-

nati, Ohio, in 1858, was purchased by the Navy in 1861 for service as a transport, Comdr. Benjamin H. Dove in command.

Destined to carry provisions and stores, Maria Denning arrived at Cairo, Illinois, from St. Louis, Missouri, 26 November 1861, having dispersed two to four hundred Confederate cavalry at Price’s Landing en route. She was used as receiving ship at Cairo from 3 November 1861 to 1 April 1862, and protected Fort Holt from night attack by Confed-erate  gunboats  early  in  December  1861.   In  Nov-

ember 1862, Maria Denning took prisoners on board at  Helena,  Arkansas,  before  departing  for  Vicks-

burg, Mississippi.

She also served as receiving ship at Cairo, Illinois, from November 1861 to April 1862. Maria Den-ning was transferred to the Army in December 1862 and was used as a U.S. Army Transport from then until April 1863. She then returned to civilian pursuits, which lasted until she burned at Algiers, Louisiana, on 11 May 1866.

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Thomas Tobias Brooke is a descendant of Robert Brooke, Colonial Governor of Maryland under the Calverts.Robert Brooke came to the colonies in 1650 on his own ship with his second wife, 8 children and 24 servants.

Biography

  • Thomas was born in 1734. Thomas Brooke ... He passed away in 1789. [1]

    • Thomas Brooke, the eldest child of Thomas Brooke and Judith Briscoe Brooke, was born in Prince George's County in 1734. After the death of his father in 1749 he was completely orphaned and records show that he was raised by his grandmother, Lucy (Smith) Brooke, his maiden aunts, Rachael and Rebecca, and his bachelor uncle, Isaac Brooke. Following his uncle to Upper Frederick County, Maryland, he eventually succeeded his uncle and, when Washington County was formed from Frederick County in 1776, Thomas Brooke became First Surveyor of Washington County, which office he held until his death in 1789.

On January 24, 1775, Thomas Brooke of Frederick County, Maryland, was appointed on a Committee of Observation with full powers to act to prevent any infraction of and to carry into execution the Resolves of the Continental Congress and Provincial Convention. Thomas Brooke, representing Elizabeth Town District, Washington, County, continued on this committee after February 1776 when he was made Clerk of the Committee, then Chairman of the Committee of Observation on January 18, 1777. According to the will of Thomas Brooke, of Washington County, it evidences divisible interest in the estate of DANN. This tract of 4,000 acres was granted to his great- grandfather, Col. Thomas Brooke, 28 July 1694 (Annapolis, MD, Land certificates, Lib. B.23, fol. 223-4). It now includes some of the best residence and the Rock Creek Park section of the nation's capital.

      • Candace B. Otte wrote " I am also a descendant of Thomas Brooke who was born in Maryland about 1748 [actually 1734-rgg] and died at Hagerstown, Maryland, in 1789 and his wife Elizabeth. They had three sons: Thomas born about 1860, William Pitt Brooke ... and Clement Brooke who married Ann Dillon and moved to Zanesville, Ohio; they also had several daughters. I have a copy of a letter written by Clement Brooke in 1802 to the stepfather of his nephew, Thomas Brooke, born in South Carolina about 1787." Also, "This letter was found many years earlier stuffed into the wall of the old Brooke home in Volusia County, Florida. There was also a badly torn copy of the Will of Thomas Brooke of Hagerstown, Maryland, father of Thomas, William and Clement....It has been a long and difficult search to trace this line because the Thomas Brooke who came south died early, leaving a minor son also named Thomas, and his wife remarried. This Thomas also died young leaving a wife, a son named Thomas Tobias Brooke and three daughters. His wife remarried and had additional children by her third husband. She also had three daughters by her first husband and I have not yet found her maiden name. These remarriages made following this family from South Carolina to Georgia to Florida through census records a difficult task ....'

Sources

  • Rob Green, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Rob and others.

DAR application from Robert Williams Martin, Brooklyn, NY, 28 February 1913. Sent to R. Green from Laurence Hennessy e-mail dated 19 January 2017.

  1.  Entered by Rob Green, Dec 7, 2012

    • Maryland Historical Society, Vol. 29, 1934

      • Letter from Candace Brooke Otte to Janice Brooke Green dated September 25, 1994.

1850 United States Federal Census

 

Name:Thomas T Brooks
[Thomas T Brooke] 

Age:38

Birth Year:abt 1812

Birthplace:South Carolina

Home in 1850:District 2, Hamilton, Florida, USA

Gender:Male

Family Number:155

Household Members:

NameAge

Thomas T Brooks38

Nancy Brooks25

Rufus Brooks6

Thomas Brooks11

Jackson Brooks4

Crawford Brooks3

Bolivar Brooks0

 

1860 United States Federal Census

 

Name:Thomas T Brooke

Age:47

Birth Year:abt 1813

Gender:Male

Birth Place:South Carolina

Home in 1860:Volusia, Florida

Post Office:Volusia

Family Number:110

Value of real estate:View image

Household Members:

NameAge

Thomas T Brooke47

Nancy Brooke33

Rufus B Brooke15

Juckiem B Brooke14

Crawford Brooke12

Boliva Brooke10

Barton Brooke8

Savannah Brooke6

Wilson A Brooke3

1880 United States Federal Census

 

Savannah L Bennett

Age24

Birth Yearabt 1856

BirthplaceFlorida

Home in 1880Precinct 2, Volusia, Florida

RaceWhite

GenderFemale

Relation to Head of HouseWife

Marital StatusMarried

Spouse's NameJames L. Bennett

Father's BirthplaceSouth Carolina

Mother's NameNancy Brooke

Mother's BirthplaceGeorgia

OccupationKeeping House

Household Members

NameAge

James L. Bennett45

Savannah Bennett24

Simon L. Bennett9

Tulula A. Bennett7

Ada L. Bennett2

Filmore B. Bennett4

Nancy Brooke53

Barton Fillmore Brooke was the Brother of Savannah Brooke.  He was the 12th Sheriff of Valusia County 

RUFUS DANIEL BROOKS
Brother of Savannah Brooke

Name:Rufus Daniel Brooks
[Rufus Brooke] 

Residence:Volusia County, Florida, Florida

Age at Enlistment:18

Enlistment Date:1 Oct 1863

Rank at enlistment:Private

Enlistment Place:Volusia County, Florida

State Served:Florida

Survived the War?:Yes

Service Record:Enlisted in Company H, Florida 5th Cavalry Battalion on 15 Oct 1863.

Birth Date:27 Dec 1844

Death Date:10 Jul 1920

Death Place:Volusia County, Florida

JACKSON DUNCAN BROOKE
Brother of Savannah Brooke

Name:Jackson D Brooke

Residence:Fort Mason

Enlistment Date:15 Jun 1864

Rank at enlistment:Private

Enlistment Place:Fort Mason

State Served:Florida

Survived the War?:Yes

Service Record:Enlisted in Company H, Florida 5th Cavalry Battalion on 15 Jun 1864.

Death Date:9 Nov 1888

Death Place:Volusia County, Florida

GEORGE CRAWFORD BROOKE
Brother of Savannah Brooke
SIMON BOLIVAR BROOKE
Brother of Savannah Brooke
BARTON FILMORE BROOKE
Brother of Savannah Brooke

Barton Fillmore Brooke was the 12th Sheriff of Valusia County