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Richard Bennett


Posted By: Mary F (email)
Date: 10/11/2003 at 10:02:18

1880 Bio

Richard Bennett, farmer, Sec. 23, Benton Twp.
P.O. Butler; born in Warren county, New York, March 15, 1814, he was raised there and in 1844 went to Kane county, Illinois where he remained until 1851, and they moved to Wapello county, Iowa; in 1856 he came to Benton township and settled on the farm where he now resides and which consists of 100 acres of well improved and cultivated land; he had at one time 320 acres, but has given each of his three children 40 acres; he married Mrs. L. Knight in April, 1839 a native of New York; they have seven children; Richard W., George S., Charles H., Marion (now Mrs. Gilmore), Margaret J. (now Mrs. Boyce), Alice G. (now Mrs. Scott) and James W.; have lost six.


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