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Mary Jane Elizabeth Harvey

Female 1821 - 1901  (79 years)


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  • Name Mary Jane Elizabeth Harvey  [1, 2
    Born 17 Dec 1821  Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Mar 1901  Pine Hill, Pineland, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Bennett Cemetery, Milam, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Kay Parker McCary, in the transcription of the tombstone, writes that she was Born in Pitt Co., North Carolina, Moved to Texas Dec 1842 (Mary Jane Elizabeth Harvey - Daughter of Seth Harvey & Zelotus Margaret Ann Boyd - Married 1 Aug 1839 h Adam Jackson Bennett, Sr.) The 1880 census shows her state of birth as South Carolina, and early census records instead show her as being born in Louisiana.
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1900 Census
      Texas, Sabine County, Precinct 5
      Enumerated 14 Jun 1900
      SD 8 ED 72 Sheet 15B
      205-205
      Bennett, Burtis Head  W M Apr 1845 55 Wd Tx La La Farmer
      Bennett, Mary J Mother W F Jan 1823 77 Wd La --- NC
    Person ID I1220  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Seth Harvey,   b. Abt 1801, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1841, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Mother Zelotus Margaret Ann Boyd,   b. Abt 1801, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1865, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Family ID F842  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

    Family Adam Jackson Bennett,   b. 27 Jan 1815, Laurel Hill, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1886, Time, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1839  West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Virgie Speights, in OLD TIMERS OF SABINE COUNTY, TEXAS, in a column about Pearl Chambers Lord Greer, dated January 30, 1964, wrote that "Adam Bennett and Mary Jane Elizabeth Harvey, came with their slaves from Louisiana, just ahead of the sheriff. He was chasing them to take away their slaves in connection with some sort of lien connected with the estate of Mrs. Bennett's mother. They barely made it to Texas and safety in time to camp in the 'sand field' now known as "Bennet Field," just on the Texas side of the Sabine. The Louisiana authorities camped on the opposite side of the river before frustratedly returning home the next day. Then Adam staked his claim atop a nearby hill with gently sloping fields towards the river. The place is still called the "Bennett Place." There is a family graveyard nearby. The elder Bennetts had come to East Feliciana Parish from Alabama, and his father, a silversmith, had come from Germany." In a later article, this one profiling Abbie Della Bennett Travis, January 27, 1966, she added that the lien was due to "a matter of a few unpaid debts. The slaves were to be confiscated, so the Bennett's, their two children, and Zelotus Margaret Ann Boyd Harvey raced to the Sabine River and safety which they attained just before dark."
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Bennett,   b. 19 Sep 1840, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1880, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     2. Henry Seth Bennett,   b. 26 Jul 1842, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1924, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Burtis Bennett,   b. 20 Apr 1845, Time, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1904, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. Sarah Jane Bennett,   b. 16 Oct 1847, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1928  (Age 80 years)
     5. William Henry "Dutch" Bennett,   b. 8 Jun 1850, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1926, East Bernard, Wharton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Adam Jackson "Tony" Bennett, Jr,   b. 8 Feb 1853, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1922, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Robert Emmett Bennett,   b. 6 May 1855, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1924, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     8. Margaret "Mittie" Louisa Bennett,   b. 5 May 1857, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1923, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     9. Major A. Bennett,   b. 23 Mar 1859, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Elizabeth Bennett,   b. 4 Oct 1861, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1861, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Jesse Archibald "Archie" Bennett,   b. 2 Jun 1864, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1936, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     12. Alva D. Bennett,   b. 6 May 1869, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1940, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F844  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Dec 1821 - Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Aug 1839 - West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bennett Cemetery, Milam, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S461] White & Toole, "Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records" c. 1972.

    2. [S736] McCary, Kay P. "Bennett Cemetery, North of Milam, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsabine/burials/.