My Bennight line currently ends with William (1795) and Sarah Bennight (1804), both born in South Carolina. Other than their children’s names, that is all we know about them. A few years ago my brother found a marriage record for William D. Bennight and Sarah Jane Dawson, married November 11, 1866, and we were so excited!
In my "on-again-off-again way," I started researching this family more to see what else I could discover. It didn’t take long to notice that if this was the marriage record for our William and Sarah, a few things weren’t lining up quite right. For example, they would have been 71 and 62 years old when they got married. Hmm, this was going to require some more digging.