Abbie Bennett is buried at Tashua Burial Ground in Trumbull, Connecticut, USA. She shares a burial plot with Asa French and his family. I also found her living with their household in the US Census for 1850, 1870 & 1880. (I've not found her for 1860, yet, but she's definitely not with Asa's family.) In 1880, Asa & his wife Catherine had died, but Abbie was in residence with their son, Asa Jr. that year.
The burial plot includes:
- Ephraim French (1758-1851)
- Abigail (Winton) French (1797-1875), Ephraim's wife
- Asa French (1796-1875), Ephraim's son
- Catherine Ann (Unknown) French, 1797-1875
- Betsey Lavinia French, dau of Asa & Catherine
- Cleora A. French, dau of Asa & Catherine
- Abbie Bennett, 1803-1895, relationship unknown
More children are found in the Census. The 1880 Census has Abbie widowed. Jacobus's "Families of Old Fairfield" has this French family. It goes as far as Ephraim and his children; nothing about Asa beyond the birth date. But no Abbie as Ephraim's daughter. My working hypothesis is that Abbie might be Catherine Ann's sister. With Asa ruled out, there's the problem that I don't have a last name for Catherine Ann, and it's not for a lack of looking.
Catherine Ann is in several trees at Ancestry.com, but only one has a last name, Hawley. But that's unsourced and I have yet to find any record for Catherine Ann Hawley b.1797.
The last person is Catherine Bennett, aged 19 in 1850. She is likely Abbie's daughter, though I've not confirmed it. According to the various Census records, all of them were born in Connecticut. I'm looking for more on her now; nothing yet! I didn't make her a profile since I'm not positive Abigail b. 1797 & Catherine b. 1831 are mother & daughter.
I'm still looking, but I'm ready to admit I could use some help!