05 June 2012

Three Charges of Criminal Behavior - Richmond Bennett, 1881

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 10 June 2012)

Bryan Press, 22 Sept 1881 p5
Richmond Bennett was arraigned last week, before Esq Teams and plead guilty to three charges, viz: Arson, burning the Catholic church in Florence, burglary and larceny, entering and stealing property from Solomon Scott’s house, also in Florence township.

Bryan Democrat, 1 December 1881, p5
The Grand Jury adjourned last Saturday after reporting 63 indictments.  Two indictments were found against Richmond Bennett, one for burglary and one for shooting with intent to kill.
So who is Richmond Bennet?

His father
James M Bennet (1787 VT – 17 Nov 1854 Center, Williams Co, OH
m Eunice Matilda Hickok Clark, 27 Mar 1845, Lorain Co, OH

His mother
Eunice Matilda Hickok/Hickcox (4 Aug 1817 Henrietta, Monroe Co, NY – 7 Oct 1909, Pioneer, Madison Co, OH; buried in Floral Grove Cem, Pioneer, Madison Twp, Williams Co, OH), daughter of David Close Hickok and Lucy Tillotson
M1 William Clark, 30 Dec 1833, Lorain Co, OH
M2 James Bennett, 27 Mar 1845, Lorain Co, OH
M3 John Glore, 14 Jan 1864, Amboy, Hillsdale Co, MI

1850 Center, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M432_741; Page: 71B; Image: 144.
h/h 103/105 Bennett, James 63 VT farmer
Unice 34 NY
James B 23 OH m Narcissa Kemp, 23 June 1852, Williams Co, OH (Marriage V2 p124)
Nathaniel 21 OH
Fanny 18 OH
Perry 14 OH  aka Perry W. Clark, ( - 25 Jan 1864 @28Y 9M 20D, buried in Floral Grove Cem, Pioneer, Madison Twp, Williams Co, OH); Co G 68th Regt OVI

1860 Bridgewater, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 100; Image: 204; Family History Library Film: 805052.
h/h 112/107 Bennett, Eunice 42 NY
Perry W 25 OH
Richmond 10 OH
Lucy 73 VT

1870 Florence, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 78B; Image: 160; Family History Library Film: 552781.
h/h Glore, Eunice 52 NY
Bennett, Richmond 20 OH

Bryan Press, 27 Nov 1873 p3
Richmond Bennett, who was sentenced to the penitentiary for two years for burglary, at the recent term of court, was taken to Columbus last week by Sheriff Walker.

From 1880 – 1910 I could not find him, but more research would need to done on this……

1900 Madison, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1332; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 107; FHL microfilm: 1241332.
h/h 139/140 Glor, Eunice M 82 (Aug 1817) widow 1/0 ch NY-NY-CT
Brause, Thomas Richard 50  (Jan 1850) stepgrandson OH-unk-OH day laborer

1910 Madison, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0124; Image: 786; FHL microfilm: 1375254.
h/h Bennett, Richmond B 60 lodger, widower, odd job laborer OH-OH-OH living w/Frank and Dora Turner family

An online source states he died in Montcalm Co, MI c1913.

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