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Sylvanus Bennett


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/18/2006 at 23:21:31

Sylvanus Bennett, farmer, Sec 11, P O Boone, was born in La Porte county, Indiana, February 9, 1838, and resided there until he was sixteen years of age, when in the fall of 1854 he came with his parents to this county and located in this township, he removed to where he now lives in 1869 and owns 280 acres of choice land well improved, January 1, 1862, he enlisted in company D, Sixteenth Iowa infantry and served until the close of the war, and was discharged in South Carolina January 28, 1865, participated in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Atlanta, big Shanty, Savannah, Kenesaw Mountain and many others, beside numerous skirmishes and was never of duty, March 29, 1868, he married Miss Julia Long, a native of Indiana, she died October 12, 1875, leaving a family of three children: Sarah F, Caroline and John, Mr Bennett commenced life with but limited means and has gained for himself a family a reasonable competency

1880 Boone Co History Book


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