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The Bennett name

In researching my direct family lines, I have come across the name Bennett as a given or middle name many times. It seems to have originated with my 3rd great Grandmother, Mary A. Collins who married 3rd great Grandfather, Michael Wirts. They lived in Baltimore and Michael was guilder. They had three children as far as I know: George Wealtha Wirts; Samuel Bennett Wirts and Mary (or Mamie) L. Wirts. Many Wirts families lived in South Eastern PA and north Eastern parts of Maryland and most were farmers.

If either of these names strike a bell with your own information, I would love to hear from you. I have many, many photos of this family most of whom I cannot identify. I know Samuel Bennett's children as my Grandmother was his first born and also the family photographer.

Hope you are not disturbed by my contacting you, but Calista Bennett could very well be a relative. We also have several "Callys" which could be a derivative of Calista.

Any help you might be able to provide will be greatly appreciated. I can be reached anytime.

Many, Many thanks. sue


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