Bennet George
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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.


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  • 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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  • Bennet George: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 700 markers, haplogroup I-FT107292, FTDNA kit #468577, MitoYDNA ID T10353 [compare]
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  • Bennet George: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup N1a1a1a2, FTDNA kit #468577, MitoYDNA ID T10354 [compare]
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Hello Bennet

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. Thank you for your work on English Profiles and your work in the Warwickshire and Northampton teams.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice, or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the Project Leaders for everything you do.


posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
Thanks for the info on John, son of John/Lucy Perkins, Bennet! I'll look into it, Appreciate it!
posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi Bennet,

On behalf of the England Leaders, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your contributions towards the project in the past six months as a Team Member for Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Arborist Prep. We've achieved a great deal during this time and we couldn't have done it without you.

Are you happy to stay in your current teams and the project as a whole? Are there any other teams you'd like to join? What are we doing well, and what would you like to see us doing differently moving forwards?

Please respond to this message via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

Thanks Bennet! I will send you a E-mail in a few hours on the progress with the earlier George's of Newfoundland!
posted by Anonymous Power
Hi Bennet,

On behalf of the England Project Leaders we're carrying out a check-in to see how all the members are doing and taking the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work over the past six months. We have been so impressed with the way everyone has rallied together and gone the extra mile to make this one of the most dedicated, productive and friendly communities on WikiTree. What are you enjoying most about being in the project? What would you like to see improved or changed? Would you like to continue in the project moving forwards?

We're looking forward to hearing back from you,

Amy, Susie, Gillian and Wendy

posted by Amy Utting
I changed the privacy level on Churchill-1694

Regards: George Churchill

posted by George Churchill
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 :)

posted by Wendy (Ling) Sullivan
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.


posted by Maria Maxwell
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.


posted by Judy (Dyer) Weggelaar
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Bennet participated in the April 2018 Quakers Challenge to help protect Quaker profiles

Thanks, Bennet!

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
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!

Bennet is 19 degrees from Cecil B. DeMille, 24 degrees from Rosalie Neve and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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