Ole Larson's Folks

Born in Warwick, Rhode Island, on this date in 1720: my fifth great-grandfather Thomas Bennet, storied pioneer in the Wyoming Valley of northeastern Pennsylvania. He is my only known ancestor with a whole book written about him.



Thomas survived the Battle of Wyoming during the Revolutionary War, and numerous skirmishes with Native Americans, and with Pennamites bent on taking the valley from its Yankee settlers. Read more …

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