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Bennett, George

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Bennett, George
February 25, 2007 07:45PM
History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties, Indiana From the
Earliest Time to the Present; Together with Interesting Biographical
Sketches, Reminiscences, Notes, Etc. Chicago, Goodspeed Bros., & Co.,
Publishers, 1884. Weston A. Goodspeed, Leroy C. Goodspeed, Charles L.
Goodspeed. Unknown County.

GEORGE BENNETT was born in Harrison County, Ind., May 17, 1827. In a
family of eleven he is the sixth. His parents were William and Rebecca
(Pittman) Bennett, who were natives of Kentucky, where they were married.
From that State they came to Indiana, locating first in Harrison County,
whence they came to Orange County some time prior to 1833. Here they
spent the balance of their lives and at their deaths were buried in
Providence Cemetery. George Bennett received in his boyhood an ordinary
education such as the early schools afforded. He was raised to a farmer's
life by his parents, with whom he remained until twenty-two years old. At
that age he was married, July 10, 1849, to Miss Nancy Grimes, who has
borne him a family of nine children, named James, Dice E., Samuel,
Rebecca, Alonzo T., George W., John L., Abraham F. and Isaac L. Farming
is the almost exclusive occupation of Mr. Bennett and he owns a farm of
160 acres well improved and cultivated. As members of the Baptist Church
he and wife have been prominent for more than twenty years in their
community (Greenfield Township). He belongs to the fraternity of Odd
Fellows and is a stanch Democrat in politics.

Bennett Pittman Grimes
Harrison-IN Orange-IN

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