Benton – Bennett Family
Lindsey Dow Bennett (2nd cousin of Geo. P. and Lydia Benton Bennett), born October 14, 1829, at No Creek, married Matilda J. Owen, born July 1, 1826, Ohio County, daughter of Edward and Ann Boswell Owen. They owned and resided on a 100 acre farm North of Beda, just off Miller’s Mill Road (the back portion of the Ray Hoover farm). In 1886 they purchased a house and lot in Buckhorn (Beda) in the forks of the Beda-Sullenger’s Mill and Hartford-Owensboro Roads where they resided until their deaths.
Mr. Bennett served from October 25, 1861 until March 3, 1863 in Company F, 17th Kentucky Infantry, Union Army.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Bennett united with Beulah Cumberland Presbyterian Church on September 15, 1889. Mr. Bennett served as an Elder from October 18, 1893 until his death.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Owen, besides Mrs. Bennett, were Eleanor (wife of Hezekiah Ward), Elizabeth (wife of Richard Stevens), Sarah Ann (wife of William J. Bennett), Polly (wife of Jesse G. Benton), Charlotte (wife of Thomas York), Lottie (wife of Archibald Stewart), Admiral (who married ____), and Henry (who married 1st ___ and 2nd Ellen Stewart); From Deed dated 1859, Book R, page 635, Ohio County Clerk Office. The tract conveyed was located on Hall’s Creek.
Mr. Bennett dies December 24, 1908 and his wife predeceased August 21, 1899. They rest in the Beulah Churchyard.
Henry Burge, born July 17, 1852; Robert Plummer, born January 28, 1854; Lydia Ann, born March 20, 1856; William Clayton, born May 12, 1861; and Mattie, born circa 1865.
Source: Lineage Lines, by Harry D. Tinsley; The Ohio County News, April 24, 1975.
Note: It appears they married 27 Feb. 1876 in Grant County, IN. She listed her name as Martha J. Owen. Spouse listed as John Bennett.