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BOOK - The BENNETT FAMILY Millennium Book The story of Edward Bennett, pioneer of Lanark Township, and his descendants    (Lanark County, Ontario)
By Carol Bennett-McCuaig
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2022
Originally published by Juniper Books, Renfrew, 2000
Coilbound... 34.95 (C$)
pdf download.....15.95 (C$)
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This is the story of Edward Bennett, pioneer of Lanark Township, Lanark County, Ontario, his wives, Julia Kenny and Ann Graham, and their descendants.

The Bennetts came to Canada in 1819/1820. At the time of the Bennetts' arrival the land was thickly forested. There were very few people in the townships of Lanark and Ramsay; in a short time they would be joined by government-sponsored groups: the Lanark Society Settlers of 1820 and 1821 and the Peter Robinson Settlers of 1823.

Edward Bennett drew land in Ramsay Township but moved to Lanark Township in 1822 to a lot adjoining that of his brother-in-law, James Kenny. This book is the result of 40 years of genealogical research by recognized local historian, genealogist and prolific author Carol Bennett-McCuaig. Everyone with a connection to this family or an interest in the settlement of Lanark County will find this book helpful.

Do you know the following? Answers are found in this book!
  • Which son of pioneer Edward fought in the American Civil War?
  • Who was apprenticed to a shoemaker at the age of nine?
  • Which cousin was an adviser to President Roosevelt?
  • Whose funeral procession was led by a brass band from Carleton Place to Almonte?
  • Which Bennett was named after a world-famous author?
  • Why did the Mayor of Carleton Place have to leave the inaugural ball at the new town hall in 1897?
  • Which branch of the family is related to an Anglican Archbishop?
Contents include:
  • The Bennett name
  • Map of Ireland
  • Page 6 Map of Lanark County
  • Page 7 Introduction
  • Page 10 The background
  • Page 13 The pioneer family
  • Edward's children
  • The extended family
  • The Graham/Kenny connection
  • The James Bennett line
  • The David Bennett line
  • The Andrew Bennett line
  • The Noble Bennett line
  • Photographs
  • The Edward Bennett Jr line
  • Changes
  • Fast facts from the gene pool
  • Appendix I the Grahams
  • Appendix II the Kennys
  • Appendix III the McGonegals
  • Appendix IV the other Bennetts
  • Acknowledgments
  • NOTE: [This book does not have an Index, however the pdf download version of the book is entirely searchable by any word]
After being long out of distribution, The Bennett Millennium Book is available once again in its complete original format under an exclusive publishing agreement with the author's heirs.

  • 111 Pages
  • 8-1/2 x 11"
  • Photographs / Illustrations
  • Softcover - Coilbound
  • Originally published by Juniper Books, Renfrew, 2000 under ISBN 0-919137-35-0
  • This new edition published by Global Heritage Press, Carleton Place, 2022 under ISBN 978-1-77240-207-0

About the author: Carol Bennett-McCuaig
Carol Bennett-McCuaig (1938-2018) was a former weekly newspaper editor who became a prolific and respected author. She earned two degrees from the University of Waterloo, one in History and the other in Religious Studies. She wrote sixty three books, including regional histories, commissioned works and books geared to helping people who are researching their Lanark and Renfrew County (Ontario) roots, and a long list of historical novels. One of her histories, In Search of the Red Dragon: The Welsh in Canada, received the Ninnau award for its contribution to North American Welsh culture. In 1997 she received an Achievement Award from the Ontario Heritage Foundation, for her body of work in recording regional history.

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