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Bennett, Gilbert K.

GILBERT K. BENNETT, retired farmer, Mosiertown, was born in 1801 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., N.Y. He married, October 21, 1830, Miss Mary E. King, born in 1807. They came to this county and settled in Cussewago Township in 1851. They lived on a farm on Cussewago Creek, and Mr. Bennett carried on extensive lumbering interests. Their children are George G., in Bradford, Penn.; John K., Superintendent of Pullman cars, Buffalo, N.Y.; Ann Mary; Lydia Gertrude and Clara Emma, besides four deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett owned and carried on the Cussewago House for several years, during which time he held the appointment of Postmaster of that place. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett are consistent members of the Baptist Church, having been faithful in the cause for over fifty years. Their golden wedding was celebrated October 21, 1880, by many friends. He is a hearty, well-preserved old pioneer, a man of upright integrity, enjoying the highest respect of the entire community; in politics he is a Democrat.


 

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