Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bennet Bible Received

The Nemaha County Historical Society received a family Bible today containing information for the Bennett Family. The bible is copyrighted 1883.

Thomas Bennett, harnessmaker and saddler, is a native of Cobourg, Canada. Was born in 1833 and reared in Oswego County, N.Y. until 1854, when he returned to Mitchell Canada, and learned his trade. In March 1870, he located in Seneca and began a business; that judging by his large, varied and complete stock of everything in his line has thriven, as has the town and county selected by him as a home. He married in Mitchell, Canada, Miss Isabella Hawkshaw. They have nine children -- the five eldest in Canada, and the others, with one exception, in Seneca. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is also identified with the Masonic Lodge and Chapter of Seneca.  (from Andreas History of the State of Kansas, c1883 - page 948)

Below are images from the Bible