Bennett families of NC
- I am researching my Bennett family line. I have Benjamin Bennett, b.
1735 in Clinch Valley, Va. He later married a Miss Smith and moved to
the Capella area of Stokes County NC. There is not information on him
that I have been able to find prior to this. Some questions have
arisen as to whether or not he was part of a group called melungeons,
which are known to be from that area or maybe, Native American or
other free persons of color. If anyone has any information to pass on
to me it would be greatly appreciated. His son, Benjamin Bennett Jr.
married Elizabeth Biggs in Stokes County, NC. There are many Bennetts
still in that general area of NC (northwestern) and Va. (Swestern).