Wednesday, January 28, 2015


ALEXANDER B. BENNETT and his brother, Charles N. Bennett, are the only surviving members of the family of Samuel and Lucretia (Barnett) Bennett.  Alexander B. was born where he now resides, September 10, 1819, and was reared to endure the trials and vicissitudes of life in a new country, having as text-books in school the spelling book and Testament only. By home study, however, he afterward acquired a good practical education. When eighteen years of age his father died, and he took charge of the home place, and supported his mother until her death. He bought the interest of the other heirs in his father's estate, and has added to the farm from time to time, now owning 500 acres of fine land with homestead improvements. October 4, 1838, he married Miss Frances A. Benton, daughter of Benjamin and Altha (Chapman) Benton, of Ohio Coanty, who formerly came from Maryland. For fifty years Mr. and Mrs. Bennett have been members of the Methodist Church South. They have seven (ihildren living: Wilber P., Lucy S. (now Mrs. A. Carson), Martha C. (wife of John C. Rowan), John S., Alelia B. (wife of A. Hoover), Leslie F. and Marenda J., at home.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

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