PETER COALBANK, father of
SAMUEL COLEBANK, father of

MATILDA COLEBANK BENNETT

Matilda "Tillie" Colebank was born around 1816 to Samuel and Elizabeth Everly Colebank in Monongalia
County, West Virginia. Matilda married  John M. "Riley" Bennett (1814 - between 1870-1880) about 1835. Both
Tillie and Riley were alive in the 1870 census, but in 1880 Tillie is listed as a widow and has her 11 yr old
granddaughter living with her. Tillie and Riley lived the majority of their lives in West Virginia. They lived in
Preston County, Barbour County and Taylor County. Tillie & Riley had 11 children:

William C Bennett -  born 1836

Rolla C. Bennett - born 1839

Morgan Bennett - born 1841

John W. Bennett - born 1843  

Malinda Bennett - born 1844

M.J. Bennett - born 1846

Elgie Vanvorus Bennett - born May 20, 1848, died November 2, 1901. He married Rebecca Ann Leonard and
had children Floyd Edward (1875-1960), John Claude (1878 - 1942), Flossie Ray (Flossie and Josie were
twins) (1880-1964), Josie May - (1880 - 1967), Roy Hamilton (1883 - 1954), Sylvanus "Vane" R. (1886 - 1962),
Evan "Pete" Jones (1889-1915), and Denzil "Nig" M. (1892 - 1968).

Allen R. Bennett - born 1850

Stewart Bennett - born 1852

Thomas Jefferson Bennett - born 1855

Jarial "Mack" Bennett - born April 1859 in West Virginia, died May 12, 1907 in West Virginia. Jariel went by
Mack all his life. He married Sarah Ella Stewart on November 27, 1887. They had 3 children: Lura Virginia
Bennett (born May 3, 1889), Bertha Bennett (1891-1907) and Stewart Bennett (1893-1903). Only Lura lived
into adulthood. She married Amos J. Scory and had one child, Beatrice. Lura Virginia Bennett Scory died Jan
29, 1951. The Sarah Ella Stewart that married Jarial Mack Bennett was the older sister of Hannah Jane
Stewart and Cora Alice Stewart who married Ellsworth Thornton Colebank. Their father was Allen Stewart
1829-1901. Allen Stewart was the older brother of Hannah Stewart 1836-1902. Hannah married Samuel
Colebank Jr. (son of Samuel and Elizabeth). Allen Stewart and Hannah Stewart (his sister), were the children
of John Stewart and Elizabeth Keiser.
Jariel "Mack" Bennett
Sarah "Ella" Stewart Bennett
Laurie, Stewart and Bertha Bennett
Photos this page courtesy of Donna Summers
Denzil "Nig" McBride
Bennett
Evan (Pete) Jones Bennett
Roy Hamilton Bennett
Flossie and Josie Bennett
Note:  The Sarah Ella Stewart that married Jarial Mack Bennett was the older
sister of Hannah Jane Stewart and Cora Alice Stewart who married Ellsworth
Thornton Colebank. Their father was Allen Stewart 1829-1901. Allen Stewart
was the older brother of Hannah Stewart 1836-1902. Hannah married Samuel
Colebank Jr. (son of Samuel and Elizabeth). Allen Stewart
and Hannah Stewart
(his sister), were the children of John Stewart and  Elizabeth Keiser.
Sylvanus "Vane" Bennet, 5th from left.