Saturday, January 17, 2015


CHARLES N. BENNETT was born in this county, June 23, 1811, and is the eldest of five children born to Samuel and Lucretia (Barnett) Bennett. Samuel Bennett came from near Baltimore, Md., when a boy, with his father's (John Bennett's) family, to Ohio County, Ky., in 1798. He was a well-to-do farmer, and died May 11, 1837; his widow died November 15, 1854. Charles N. received the early training common to pioneer life. December 24, 1835, he married Miss Martha Lindley, daughter of Daniel and Sallie Lindley, of Ohio County, and settled on his present farm, then all timber, which he has largely cleared and improved, and now has 355 acres with cottage residence, and all surrounding conveniences, the result of his personal energy and frugality. Mrs. Bennett died March 23, 1883. She was a member of the Methodist Church South, of which Mr. Bennett is also a member. They were blessed with five children, four now living: Lucretia M. (wife of E. "Virgil), D. D., Stevens (farming), Amanda E. (at home), and Robert D., a Methodist minister. Mr. Bennett is a temperance Democrat.

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

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