Index to ancestors of
1. Damon Lingle Bennett, Sr.

This index will make it slightly easier to navigate my notes (the initial number is the Ahnentafel number.)
  1. Father - Samuel Bennett
  2. Mother - Hattie Riester
  3. Grandfather - William H. Bennett
  4. Grandmother - Elizabeth Hammond
  5. Grandfather - Stephen R. Riester
  6. Grandmother - Mary Frances Dawson
  7. Great-Grandfather - Harrison Bennett
  8. Great-Grandmother - Catherine Grimes
  9. Great-Grandfather - Elijah Hammond
  10. Great-Grandmother - Nancy Crook
  11. Great-Grandfather - Stephen Riester
  12. Great-Grandmother - Caroline Ehlar
  13. Great-Grandfather - Thomas M. Dawson
  14. Great-Grandmother - Sarah (Sally) Bass
  15. Great-Great-Grandfather - William M. Bennett
  16. Great-Great-Grandmother - Rachel Pittman
  17. Great-Great-Grandfather - Samuel Grimes
  18. Great-Great-Grandmother - Elizabeth Spears
  19. Great-Great-Grandfather - Obediah Hammond
  20. Great-Great-Grandmother - Susannah Garland
  21. Great-Great-Grandfather - Hezekiah Crook
  22. Great-Great-Grandmother - Mary Burns
  23. Great-Great-Grandfather - Dominic Riester
  24. Great-Great-Grandmother - Catherine Beckmann
  25. Great-Great-Grandfather - Phillip Dennis Ehlar
  26. Great-Great-Grandmother - Barbara Klumpp
  27. Great-Great-Grandfather - Unknown Dawson
  28. Great-Great-Grandmother - Unknown married to Dawson
  29. Great-Great-Grandfather - Edward Bass
  30. Great-Great-Grandmother - Unknown married to Bass

Lt. Nicholas Stillwell

Summary

This is the farthest back ancestor that I've so far been able to trace. He was Cece's (great x 10) grandfather.

There's a lot of uncertainty about dates and lineage, especially about Capt. Nicholas Stillwell, as he does not appear in some genealogies.

Here's one version of Cece's ancestry going back 16 generations (I've pieced it together from various reports)
Nicholas Stillwell (1638, Surrey , England) & Rebecca Bayless (1645, Queens, New York)
Elias Stillwell (1663, Gravesend, Kings, NY) % Miss Stanley (aft 1863)

-3 John Stillwell (15 Aug 1515 - 12 Aug 1558) m. Joane Shudd in 1538, d. 10 Jan 1560 -2 John Stillwell, Jr. (5 Sep 1539 - 9 Feb 1584, ) m. Jane Parle on 26 May 1562 -1 Nicolas Stillwell (2 Oct 1570 - 13 May 1647), m. Alice Holmes 0 Lt. Nicholas STILLWELL, Jr. b. 1603 d. 1672, m. Ann Van Dyke 1 Capt. Nicholas STILLWELL b. 1638 d. Abt 1715 Rebecca BAYLESS b. 24 Nov 1645 d. Abt 1670 2 Elias STILLWELL b. Abt 1663 d. Bef 30 Nov 1715 Ann Burbank STANLEY b. Aft 1663 d. Y 3 Elias STILLWELL b. Abt 1708 d. 4 Feb 1792 Meriam EDDY b. 29 Jan 1709 d. 19 Oct 1803 4 Elizabeth STILLWELL b. 20 Apr 1732 d. 3 Oct 1804 James Thomas GRAHAM b. Abt 1730 d. 12 Jun 1779 5 Rebecca GRAHAM b. Abt 1757 d. Bef 1786 Joseph PITTMAN b. Abt 1753 d. 11 Jun 1829 6 James PITMAN b. 14 May 1775 d. 12 Feb 1863 Rachel McGREW b. Abt 1770 d. Aft 1860 7 Rebecca PITMAN b. 1798 d. Aft 1870 William M. BENNETT b. 1785-1787 d. 19 Aug 1860 8 Harrison BENNETT b. 22 May 1832 d. 21 Jun 1858 Katherine "Kitty" GRIMES b. 1835 d. 1910 9 William BENNETT Elizabeth HAMMOND 10 Samuel Bennett Hattie Riester 11 Damon Bennett Gloria Wert 12 Cecelia Bennett

Nicholas Stillwell ( - 1672) m. Ann UNKNOWN)
    Nicholas Stillwell (1640 - 1715) m. Rebecca Bayles
        Elias Stillwell (December 13, 1665 - 1713) m. Ann Burbank Stanley
            Elias Stillwell (1708 - February 4, 1792) m. Meriam Eddy
                Elizabeth Stillwell (April 20, 1732 - October 3, 1804) m. James Thomas Graham
                    Rebecca Graham (1757 - 1786) m. Joseph Pittman
                        James Pittman (May 14, 1776 - February 12, 1863) m. Rachel McGrew 
                           Rebecca Pittman (1797 - ) m. William M Bennett 

Rebecca Bayless Stillwell

Rebecca Bailey Bayless (daughter of John Bayles and Rebecca Vincent Whitney) was born 24 Nov 1645 in Jamaica, Queens County, New York, and died 1672 in Jamaica, Long Island, New York. She married Nicholas Stillwell on 1665 in Richmond, Staten Island, New York, son of Nicholas Stillwell and Abigail Hopton.[Hopton not necessarily correct]

Ann Burbank Stanley

Ann Burbank Stanley (daughter of Richard Stanley and Sarah Smith Cottrell) was born Bet. 1676 - 1685, and died date unknown in . She married Elias Stillwell on Abt. 1698 in New Jersey, son of Nicholas Stillwell and Rebecca Bailey Bayless.

Elias Stillwell (II)

1708 - Feb. 4, 1792

Meriam Eddy Stillwell

Cece's great x 7 grandmother. That makes John Neil at the top of this tree Cece's great x 11 grandfather.

According to a family tree at familysearch.org, this line traces back to Duncan I, King of Scotland and beyond.

My loving maite I did survive
And true my age was great
I lived the years of 95
But here behold my fate.
"She was a Scotch woman who was a great doctress, and who judging by her handwriting was a woman of education and culture."
1  John Neil  b. Abt 1600
        2  John Neil  b. Jun 1626
              Jeane Gibsone  b. Abt 1630
                3  Allison Neil  b. May 1658
                      James Edwards  b. Abt 1650
                        4  Elizabeth Edwards  b. Abt 1682 d. Bef 1731
                              John Eddie, Sr.  c. 23 Dec 1680 d. Bef Mar 1751
                                5  Meriam Eddy  b. 29 Jan 1709 d. 19 Oct 1803

James Thomas Graham

Birth: 1730
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 1779
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Lt. Col. Rev War.
Husband of Elizabeth Stillwell. Son of John Graham.

Son of John Graham and brother of Sarah Graham, married Joseph McGrew

Rebecca Graham Pittman

Birth: 1757
Warfordsburg
Fulton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1786
Fulton County
Pennsylvania, USA

Wife of Joseph Pittman. Daughter of James Graham & Elizabeth Stillwell. Death date is approximate.

Elizabeth Stillwell Graham

Birth: Apr. 20, 1732
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1804
Fulton County
Pennsylvania, USA