Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - John T. Bennett and Mollie Bennett Hester

Welcome Baptist Church Cemetery
Cullman County, Alabama

Mollie Hester
Feb. 15, 1863 - Aug. 10, 1932

J. T. Bennett
Feb. 7, 1831 - Mar. 15, 1910

John T. Bennett was born in South Carolina, the son of Lewis and Teresa (maiden name unknown) Bennett. He married Martha Gamble and they had 9 children. Mollie Hester was John and Martha's daughter, Mary "Mollie" Bennett Hester. After his wife's death, John lived with Mollie and her family. 

John's date of death on this headstone is probably incorrect since he was listed as living with Mollie and her family in the 1910 census taken on April 15 but it's the closest thing to a date of death that can be found for John. Mollie's date of death is also incorrect according to Alabama Death Records she died on 15 Mar 1933.

It appears that this headstone is fairly new - certainly it wasn't set up at the time of John's or Mollie's death. There is a matching headstone next to it for John's daughter and Mollie's twin, Mattie Bennett (who died in 1952) and Mollie's son, Lem Hester (who died in 1935).  

EDITED: 8 Dec 2010 to add information regarding Mollie's incorrect date of death.


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