Gov. Thomas Bennett of SC

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 Thomas Bennett, Jr. served as Gov of SC from 1820-1822. He is listed as a Jefferson Republican.

From SC Genealogical Archives, found at Newton NC public library, genealogy room: p. 79

FAMILY RECORDS OF GOV THOMAS BENNETT, Jr.

Thomas Bennett, Jr. (1781-1863) was the son of Thomas Bennett and his wife Anna Hayes (Warnock) Bennett, was governor of SC, 1820-1822. A partner of his father in the lumbar and rice mill business, like him, Gov. Bennett was also an architect, and later built the handsome brick rice mill which still stands at the east end of Wentworth St., Charleston. His beautiful home, which he named Bennettsville, now surrounded by the city, is still in excellent preservation on Lucas St.

Gov. Thomas Bennett House
69 St.. Berre Street, Charleston The house was built by Thomas BENNETT, Jr., Governor of SC, 1820-1822. (He served several political offices prior to becoming governor.) The house was built in 1825 and it originally looked over the BENNETT rice plantation, mill ponds and saw mill.

Bennett Family

Bennett Parish Records  of Charleston SC

William Johnson,

Supreme Court of SC   Brother in Law of Gov Thomas Bennett

U.S. Supreme Court justice. Born in Charleston on December 27, 1771, Johnson was the second son of blacksmith William Johnson and his wife Sarah Nightingale. Read law under leading Charleston attorney Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, qualifying for the bar in January 1793. The following year, on March 16, Johnson married Sarah C. Bennett, sister of future governor Thomas Bennett. 


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