Bennet George

Bennet George

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Bennet E. George
Born 1940s.
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Bennet Edwin George was born 30 Mar 1948 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA, to John Bennet George and Augusta Lois Finch George. He was given his first and middle names from his father's (Bennet) and paternal grandfather's (Edwin) midddle names.

That fall the family moved to Blacksburg, Virginia, where his father attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute as a benefit for having served in the Army during World War II. In 1952 John graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering and obtained a job with General Electric in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. In 1954 the family moved to Rome, Georgia, where John was transferred by GE.

While in Rome, Bennet received his basic education in public schools but went to high school at Darlington, a prep school. During his youth he was a Boy Scout and loved the outdoors, often hiking, camping and riding a bicycle around the county.

He attended the University of Georgia 1966-70, where he earned a degree in journalism. While at UGA he was a photographer for the student newspaper. He also met and married Joan Ellis, an art student. Bennet and Joan had one child, Margaret.

On graduation Bennet worked as a photographer for a series of small town newspapers around Georgia. Bennet and Joan divorced in 1974 and Bennet met and married Sandra "Sandi" Perkins, a teacher of special needs children, in 1977. They had no issue.

In 1979 Bennet and Sandi moved to Starkville, Mississippi, where Bennet took a job as a photojournalist with Mississippi State University. Bennet worked for MSU until he retired in 2010, rising to the position of assistant director of the public relations department. In the early 1980s he developed an interest in computing technology. He purchased one of the first personal computers, a Commodore 64, and began preaching the benefits of the technology at work. As a result he became the computer resource person for his department and became a pioneer in Internet communication, creating the world wide web site for MSU and managing it until retirement.

In 1988 he helped create a fire department for his rural community, serving as a firefighter and -- from Sept. 1996 to June 2013 -- as fire chief. He also served for many years on the board of directors of his community water association and other non-profits.

Shortly before retirement Bennet developed an interest in wooden boats and built a kayak and a canoe. During retirement he and Sandi purchased a 26-foot sailboat and enjoyed many days on the water.

Bennet also devoted a vast amount of time to genealogy.


Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Bennet George and his first cousin. Their MRCAs are their grandparents, Charles Edwin George and Grace Sharp Bowman. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 1st Cousins based on sharing 676 cM across 39 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.​

Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Bennet George and his mother. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Parent/Child; Confidence: Extremely High. Amount of Shared DNA: 3,472 centimorgans shared across 53 DNA segments.


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Just keeping up.
Trying to use DNA in WT
Member of the England Project.
Especially looking for Georges from Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire, England.
Just interested in where WT might be headed.
Especially looking at the line of Joshua "Old Jock" Perkins.
I have several Quaker ancestors.
Ancestors in Ayrshire, Arran, Fife, and Roxburghshire.
Planning to accept the challenge.
That's where most of my ancestors lived.

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Bennet George's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Bennet or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Bennet George: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup I-M253, FTDNA kit #468577
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Bennet George: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup N1a1a1a2, FTDNA kit #468577
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On 25 Oct 2018 at 16:35 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi Bennet

A warm welcome to the England Project. We are so glad you joined us!!

You have received the England badge for being an active member of the England Project.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and don’t forget to add England to your tags.

Wendy :)

On 8 Oct 2018 at 08:47 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Bennet and thanks for your post on G2G.

The Scotland Project is part of the umbrella UK Project. I've therefore added the UK project badge to your profile. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Click on United Kingdom Project will take you the first page of the project. Scroll down to participants. I've added your good self and your Country of interest etc. I've also added you to the Scotland Project member interests page.

Thanks again for joining, enjoy and good luck with your research.


On 3 Aug 2018 at 01:25 GMT Judy (Dyer) Weggelaar wrote:

Hi Bennet, you are correct re question on the profile of George-5719 but how do you remove (George)? If I had know how to do this it wouldn't be there as I think it was just a typo error on entry (put first name in the wrong spot). Never mind - worked it out... thanks for making me dig deeper to fix this.


On 17 May 2018 at 10:32 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

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Bennet participated in the April 2018 Quakers Challenge to help protect Quaker profiles

Thanks, Bennet!

On 30 Oct 2017 at 20:27 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Hello Bennet,

Welcome to the Quakers Project! You are now officially part of the group. Please check out the Quakers Project Page to find how you can help. I see you are already following the Quakers tag, that's great! Thank you for your involvement!

On 24 Sep 2017 at 02:13 GMT Betty Tindle wrote:

Below is a link to the findagrave site:

My mom did not have her in the family tree program, her notes however could be different. I do not have them. But, thought I would throw this out to you. I am seeing if I can find the meeting house records somewhere. Betty

On 24 Sep 2017 at 02:12 GMT Betty Tindle wrote:

Hi Greg, Found the following on Findagrave for Anne Pleasants, it is a source, I have yet to see if I can find it online. Here goes:

"John Pendergras ye sone of Michale Pendergras and Rebecca: He being of New Kent county and Christian: Ye daughter of John Pleasants, and Dorothy, Jane of the Henrico county did publish their marriage at a meeting of men and women friends at the howse of her father in ye county aforesd on ye twelft day of ye Eleventh month last past. And coming before ye meeting the second time in her fathers howse they did publish their marriage againe on ye ninth day of this Instant month and were married in the howse of her father on this Ninth day of ye Twelft month in ye yeare 1709."

Source: 1696 - 1710 Curles Meeting House Records: Banns & Marriage Book 7, Page 4.

On 8 Sep 2017 at 19:02 GMT Betty Tindle wrote:

Thank you for the email about the wrong Gedmatch number. I fixed it.  :)

On 15 Jan 2017 at 20:22 GMT Charlie Finch Jr. wrote:

I'm trying to figure out how to accept/do a merge. If you know how and do it, I will not be upset. Thanks for the communication!

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