Discerning different Bennetts in Kensington, Philadelphia, PA

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Researching my husband's family. They were generally northern Irish laborers in the Kensington area of Philadelphia in the 1850-1940s. Turns out there are lots of Bennetts in Kensington around this time period and I'm having a hard time figure out who is ours. I get to great grandfather John Edward Bennet (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bennett-20406) and things get murky. The David Bennett that I keep finding for his father seems to have been a brickmaker, which would have been a decent trade. But it seems our ancestor wasn't which makes me think perhaps I can't find the right David Bennett. I've been trying to triangulate with spouses and I'm going around in circles. I need to get up to Philadelphia and search the archives myself but I'd love any advice and ideas! 

WikiTree profile: John Bennett
in Genealogy Help by Katherine Egan G2G Rookie (250 points)
Does anyone know of any historical references to the Bennetts of Kensington? Sifting through censuses there seem to be several families in the area at that time which was relatively small. I'm not sure if they're related but those who came from Northern Ireland are probably related.

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Findmypast 

:David Bennett Male 51 1819 Pennsylvania

:Hannah Bennett Female 46 1824 Pennsylvania

:Caroline Bennett Female 24 1846 Pennsylvania

:Anna Bennett Female 22 1848 Pennsylvania

:George Bennett Male 20 1850 Pennsylvania

:David Bennett Male 18 1852 Pennsylvania

:Amanda Bennett Female 14 1856 Pennsylvania

:Hannah Bennett Female 12 1858 Pennsylvania

:John Bennett Male 7 1863 Pennsylvania

:William Bennett Male 7 1863 Pennsylvania

:Clara Bennett Female 2 1868 Pennsylvania

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John

Last name Bennett

Gender Male

Age 7

Birth year 1863

Birth place Pennsylvania

Race White

Residence Pennsylvania, United States

City/township Philadelphia, Ward 25

County Philadelphia

State Pennsylvania

Record set Us Census 1870

Category Census, land & surveys

Subcategory Census

Collections from Americas, United States

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Katherine Egan

Findmypast 

David Bennett Self Married Male 57 1823 Pennsylvania

Caroline Bennett Daughter Married Female 33 1847 Pennsylvania

Anna Bennett Daughter Married Female 31 1849 Pennsylvania

Geo. Bennett Son Single Male 30 1850 Pennsylvania

David Bennett Son Single Male 29 1851 Pennsylvania

Amanda Davis Daughter Married Female 22 1858 Pennsylvania

Wm. Bennett Son Single Male 18 1862 Pennsylvania

John Bennett Son Single Male 17 1863 Pennsylvania

Lizzie Bennett Daughter Single Female 13 1867 Pennsylvania

Edward Davis Grandson Single Male 1 1879 Pennsylvania

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John

Last name Bennett

Relationship Son

Marital status Single

Gender Male

Age 17

Birth year 1863

Birth place Pennsylvania

Occupation Brick Maker

Ethnicity American

Race White

Father's birth place Pennsylvania, United States

Mother's birth place Pennsylvania, United States

City/township Philadelphia

County Philadelphia

State Pennsylvania

NARA film T9-1184

Record set Us Census 1880

Category Census, land & surveys

Subcategory Census

Collections from Americas, United States

The only John married to Margaret on findmypast appears to be different family

John Bennett Self Married Male 47 1863

Margaret Bennett Wife Married Female 46 1864

Julia Bennett Daughter Single Female 17 1893

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John

Last name Bennett

Relationship Self

Marital status Married

Gender Male

Age 47

Birth year 1863

Birth place England, United Kingdom

Race White

Immigration year 1866

Spouse's first name(s) Margaret

Spouse's last name Bennett

Spouse's birth place Pennsylvania

Father's first name(s) -

Father's last name -

Father's birth place England

Mother's first name(s) -

Mother's last name -

Mother's birth place Ireland

City/township Mahanoy

County Schuylkill

State Pennsylvania

Record set Us Census 1910

Category Census, land & surveys

Subcategory Census

Collections from Americas, United States

Thanks for the star Katherine

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