1. The Fiske Family
2. The Bennetts
3. The Dicksons
4. The Abbey
5. Landmarks and Personalities
6. The Great Road
7. The South Side
8. Merriams and Fields
9. Sold to Riley
10. Early Automobiles
11. The Dump
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From Great Estate weston real estate, provied by Diana Chaplin



Theodore W. Bennett married Anna Mellen
They had eight children

1. EDWARD (Uncle Ned) unmd.
2. JOHN (Uncle John) m. Katharine Dunham (Aunt Katharine) no ch.
3. WILLIAM (Uncle Billy) unmd.
4. CELINA (Aunt Celin) unmd.
5. RUTH (my mother) m. Brenton H. Dickson Jr. (See Fiske chart under
    ch. Mary, 1902-1919, Brenton H. 3d (me), Theodore (Teddy) 1906
    1926, Anna, Edward, William (Bill), Ruth (Babe)
6. MARIAN (Aunt Manie) m. William B. Robbins (Uncle Oney — pro-              nounced won-y) — see Fiske chart under Sarah
    ch. Sarah (Sally), Chandler, Anne, Henry, Celina, Peter
7. SOPHIA (Aunt Sophy) m. Edmund H. Sears (Uncle Edmund)
    ch. John, Leila, Elizabeth (Betty)
    Uncle Edmund had three children by a previous marriage: Mary,
            Edmund (Ned), Katharine (Kit)
8. ESTHER (Aunt Esther) m. Augustus H. Fiske (Uncle Gus) see Fiske
            chart under Andrew
    ch. Andrew (Andy), Eben, Mary K. (Kitty), Augustus H. (Gussy),

Theodore W. Bennett was the son of Jonas Bennett, a Boston banker and  at one time President of the Fourth National Bank. The Jonas Bennetts     had a home in Wayland from 1851 until 1866. Jonas died in Arlington in  1886 where he was living at the time. After his death his widow bought a house in Wayland Center and passed the remainder of her life there. Jonas used to spend his vacations in Peru, Vermont, where there was another Jonas Bennett. They were known locally as "Farmer Jonas" and "Gentle-man Jonas."
Anna Mellen, my grandmother, was the daughter of Judge Edward Mellen. He had a house in Wayland for many years and presumably was responsible for giving Wayland its name. Until 1835 it was called East Sudbury. It is said that he never wore gloves — even while driving a sleigh in the dead of winter.