Hancock County ILGenweb
E. W. Bennett
Transcribed by Dianna Saario
E. W. Bennett,
farmer, was born in Vermont in 1819, the son of Oliver and Mary (Rice) Bennett, natives of Vermont, and of English descent. He was
educated at the academy at Waterford, Penn.; spent his early life in teaching; in 1843 he married Mary Pratt, and of their 3
children 2 are living: E.J. and Mary L. Mrs. B. is a member of the Presbyterian Church in Chili. Mr. W’s father moved from
Vermont to Pennsylvania, and in 1856 E. W. came West and settled near Lawrence, Kan.; in about six years he came to Fulton county,
Ill., and in 1863 to Hancock county, settling in Chili; while in Kansas he was robbed by the border ruffians. He is a Republican,
has been Commissioner of Highways, Justice of the Peace in Chili tp. 10 or 12 years. He owns 80 acres of land joining Chili and 40
near Bowensburg, and has been successful as a farmer; he has a nice herd of short-horn and other cattle and raises large-size
Title: 1880 History of Hancock County, Illinois
Author: By TH. Gregg
Published by: Chas. C. Chapman & Co.
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