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Bennett-Miller-Speer-McGrew-Pittman Index

This page indexes records for the family of William Bennett and Rachel Pittman, both their descendants and ancestors which includes the McGrew family of Joseph McGrew and Sarah Graham, my 6th great grand parents, and Joseph Pittman and Rebecca Graham, also my 6th great grand parents.The Speers or Spears family is descended from William Spears and Susan Ridens, and the Grimes family is from Leonard Grimes and Jan Vandeveer.

On the Miller side the family starts with Huston or Houston Miller, a State Senator for Indiana and his wives Mathilda Cummins Hart, Nancy Cummins, and Mary Jane Spurlock down through Byram Hart Miller and his daughter Nettie, who married great grandfather John Wesley Elledge. This family’s records are mostly in Crawford County and Orange County, Indiana, although Houston hails from Overton County in Tennessee.

As my collection grows I’ll probably add another index page to break all these lines down a bit but for now their records can be found through this page.


1. John McDonald – William Bennett Jr Deed dated 25 Oct 1851 in Orange County Indiana.

2. Joseph Denbo Last Will and testament from Carole V. Beringer on Avelyn’s Avenues

3. Houston Miller Jr. Photos and some history and notes about Houston Miller, Sr. by Carole V. Beringer, on Avelyn’s Avenues.

4. William Bennett Sr deed to Jonathan Peter 1847 orange County Indiana

5. bennett-isaac-marriageMarriage License of Isaac Bennett & Belinda McDonald 3 Sep 1850. Isaac was one of the Bennetts who emigrated to Texas, although he eventually returned to Orange County, Indiana.



6. byron-miller-rebeccaGrave marker of Byron and Rebecca (Bennett) Miller. Byron or Byram, was the son of Houston Miller of Crawford County, Indiana. Rebecca was the daughter of James Bennett.




7. George Bennett Biography. Son of William and Rebecca (Pittman) Bennett, born May 17, 1827. Lived in Orange County, Indiana.

8. James and Rachel Pittman deed to James Pittman Junior. Orange County, Indiana 1845

9. William and Barbara Bennett Deed in 1855 for a school in Greenfield Township of Orange County Indiana

10. houston-miller-deed1

Houston Miller of Crawford County, Indiana purchased 40 acres of land from the Vincennes Land Office on 5 August 1837, signed by Pres. Martin Van Buren and Joseph S. Wilson of the GLO

Record IN2060.128-1 BLM Records Search Website

11. pittman-harrison-blm

Harrison Pittman purchased 40 acres in Township One of Orange County from the Government Land Office at Vincennes, Indiana on 15 October 1835. Signed for President Andrew Jackson by Secretary AJ Donelson
BLM/GLO Number IN0110.489-1     BLM Records Search Website

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1 Comment »

  1. Hello—I’m just beginning to mess around with my family tree and have great-great-great grandparents by the names of William M Bennett and Rebecca (Pittman) Bennett. I was curious is you could tell me if they had a son named Samuel who married a Mary Jane Sands. If so, I think we are related!

    Comment by Chris | March 19, 2010 | Reply

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