Thomas Bennett, Jr. served as Gov
of SC from 1820-1822. He is listed as a
From SC Genealogical Archives, found at
Newton NC public library, genealogy room: p.
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 Parish Records of Charleston
Supreme Court of SC
Brother in Law of Gov Thomas Bennett
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.