James Bennett was born 31 May 1666 in Charlestown, the son of John and Mary (Cobham) Bennet. and died Little Compton, Massachusetts (later part of Rhode Island), on 17 February 1729/30.
He married Ruth Rogers on 12 July 1694. Their marriage was recorded in both Taunton and Bristol, Rhode Island. Ruth was born on 18 April 1675 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Pabodie) Rogers. James' mother and Ruth's stepmother Marah were sisters.
Ruth died on 28 April 1725 in Little Compton in her 50th year.
James then married Mercy Simmons on 13 September 1725 in Little Compton.
James died in Little Compton on 17 February 1729/30 in his 64th year. James' will was dated 1 February 1729/30 and proved 21 April 1730. He named his wife Marcy, executrix, son James and John, and daughter Marcy Bennet.
↑ 1.01.11.21.31.41.5 Ann Reeves and Alice W.A. Westgate, Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations, Thomas Rogers, Vol. 19 (Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000 [1st printing]), pp. 15, 47.
↑ Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 19 June 2019), memorial page for James Bennett (31 May 1666–17 Feb 1729), Find A Grave: Memorial #28865375, citing Old Commons Burial Ground, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Frances Slater (contributor 46954975). (Includes gravestone photo.)
↑ NEHGS, Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1978), Vol. 2:46. (Link by $ubscription).
James Benet and Ruth Rogers, July 12, 1694.* [Bennet, P.R.21.]
↑ James N. Arnold, compiler, Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850. First Series, Births, Marriages and Deaths (Providence, R.I. : Narragansett historical publishing company, 1894), Vol. 6, Bristol p. 7